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!


Gothasol Love

Thanks to Chiaki Tani

Gothiness: 6 Sweatiness: 5
Chiaki Tani writes "That gothasol isn't going to do her any good; it's not sorrow-proof." I should hope not Chiaki! Sorrow is the the lifeblood of every good Darkling; almost as important as Snakebite & Black for extended poetry sessions and soul searching. Not that Goths have souls of course. As far as the Gothasol is concerned, there's no tool in the Goth arsenal more useful for steering clear of the dreaded Daystar, as Chuck here so amply demonstrates:


Gothiness: 9 Sweatiness:6
Don't be fooled by the pale colour of this Gothasol. Take a closer look. See? By the Power of Bauhaus, it's covered in COFFINS!!!

10 comments:

Hawaii Kawaii said...

Ha ha ha awsome, a coffin umbrella :)

SteamboatFatty said...

That poor first dear looks like a kitten that's come in from a storm. (Is it a boygoth or a girlgoth?)

The 2nd dude knows who he is and where he's going.

Anonymous said...

lol, I don't think a CLEAR umbrella is going to give him much protection from the sun's rays, haha!

Des fées, des ogres, des flocons et des capucines said...

OMG! A gothasol with coffins on it!!! Soooo beautiful!

Andrew said...

minus 3 points for appearing to prance.

Miranda said...

Chucky there is stylin' but he's not getting any cover. Girlgoth is looking more utilitarian.

Kenny MacCarthy said...

Wow. I had no idea. I'll never dis a Goth again.

Anonymous said...

"Skip! Skip! Skip to my Goth! Skip to my Goth my darkling!"

Addikins said...

I totally have that umbrella. No lie, yo.
This website makes me realize how glad I am to be part of the awesome-est/most ridiculous/undeniably BEST subculture EVER.

Cherish said...

That's freaking Badass!

I so need to find a coffin umbrella...

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