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!


At Home with the Gothasons


Gothiness: 6 Sweatiness:5
"Goodness dear, this garden's getting messy! Look at those Azalias, they're running wild."
"Like the torment in my soul, they grow through every space. Binding my waking thoughts with the dark matter of their misery, strangling the young shoots of my happiness in the tangleweed of despair. I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
"Yes dear. Oooh, is that the kettle boiling?"

6 comments:

Dirgesinger said...

Lovely and very atmospheric:)

Travis said...

Mom's looking so styish there. I do like that you slipped in that line from the Bhagavad Gita.

Screaming Banshee said...

"look at the foundtations, even the flowers are ugly" (stairs and flowers, skinny puppy - thankyouverymuch)

missnoma said...

a bit harsh with just a 6 i think!

at least a 7 and a half. look at the heels. look at the pained self-consciousness.

Miranda said...

OMG she is so cute! Very gothic in my book. The footwear is excellent.

Theodorachaos said...

I love this it shows that goths are real ppl, we love our families just like every one else

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