Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!

I deny thee, deckchair!

Gothiness: 4 Sweatiness: 6
Though clearly not yet fully initiated into the coven of Goth, this young lady is going the right away about spending time on the beach. There's a nice welcoming deckchair - does she sit on it? Does she buggery! She even has the good sense to stand on the only rock on the beach rather than risk getting sand in her Vans. Well done, madam.


Benji said...

That chair looks like the icon for Abiword O_o

Argus Lou said...

Love this hilarious picture. The deckchair looks like a work of modern art that cannot be set up correctly or sat on.

Anonymous said...

I think you've discovered the elusive Humboldt County goth.

Captain Howdy said...

she's made the deckchair look not unlike a pentagram. the ultimate Goth-on-a-beach pastime! :)

Ophelia said...

The deckchair is not deformed. There's a sign in front of the chair which creates a parallel visualisation, tricking people into thinking that the sign is part of the deckchair.

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