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18

Jul

fyeahgothicromance:

calantheandthenightingale:

That post about the Universal monster film reboots made me realize something: there’s a very real possibility that Gothic horror will end up the next “big thing.”

We’ve already seen huge trends favoring paranormal romance, high fantasy, zombies, and dystopian worlds; now that all these trends…

I hadn’t noticed this trend before. It’s funny how that list of fading trends stated above sort of set the groundwork for a renewed interest in Gothic fiction/aesthetic. It makes sense that the Gothic would be the next big thing.

That said, I get why people would be upset or freaked out by this notion because things do tend to lose a sense of authenticity when they get swept up my the masses as a trend. The quality of work slides and things start to look and feel uniform and pre-manufactured to adhere to a mainstream audience’s palette and projects start getting made by people who probably have no business making them. On the other hand, the Gothic as a trend would bring new people to the genre, people who might not have picked it up otherwise, people who might start to see and interpret things in new ways and, maybe, go on to contribute to it sometime in the future.

Trends come in and fade away and eventually come back again. It’s an endless cycle that probably can’t be avoided. The Gothic was “in” during the Victorian era and then fizzled out around the early 20th century. It had a little comeback in the 40’s and 50’s with pulp fiction and gothic romance novels and arguably monster movies and then it faded away again. Then the 80’s happened with Anne Rice and The Cure and Bauhaus and the 90’s with The Crow, and then it faded again. 

Looking back at the pattern of trends, it’s funny how the resurgence of the Gothic and similar tales and motifs tend to go hand in hand with a resurgence comics and superheroes - how they got big just before and during WWII, fell out of favor during the 60’s and early 70’s and then came back during the 80’s and early 90’s and, well, here we are. It’s like we need them both to go hand in hand.

The Gothic has been due for a comeback for a while now, I think. Although we’ll get a surge of strange posers and a wave of mediocre (if not terrible) movies and books and shows, those who truly love the genre will still be here when it fades out of the limelight. We’ll look at all those crappy creations and whine and complain and make fun of them and then go on as we always have.  

Also, if it trends, imagine how cheap the clothes are going to be.

It’s already happening to a degree - AHS “Coven” and other stylistic siblings have pushed certain parts of the Gothic aesthetic. Witness the creeping popularity of “witchy” fashion, of dark lipsticks, and so on. 

If a new surge of awareness about Gothic happens, I’ll be happy. Especially if the literary roots and the haunted decadence of the visual aesthetic play a big part in it.

michaelmontoure:

jenniferlovely:

We were reading a book about shadows ‘Boris and the Wrong Shadow’ so she had to prove a point to me about her shadow

wait what no Jen your daughter is supposed to be adorable not terrifying you make her stop being terrifying right now


She’s just taking after her Auntie. 

michaelmontoure:

jenniferlovely:

We were reading a book about shadows ‘Boris and the Wrong Shadow’ so she had to prove a point to me about her shadow

wait what no Jen your daughter is supposed to be adorable not terrifying you make her stop being terrifying right now

She’s just taking after her Auntie. 

Yes, this is EXACTLY the sort of photo I needed to see today. Bat! Pumpkin!

Yes, this is EXACTLY the sort of photo I needed to see today. Bat! Pumpkin!

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Anonymous said: Is the summer as a goth movie still being worked on?

There IS movement happening! I will check with the folks behind it and see what sort of information I can share. :)

17

Jul

http://gothtriggers.tumblr.com/post/92109916451/i-lie-awake-in-some-silent-night

i-lie-awake-in-some-silent-night:

matteatsbones:

Goth is deader than death, it died in the 80’s or maybe (just maybe) beginning of the 90’s and you can make up all the arguments you want but that won’t change the fact that goth ended a while ago and by goth I mean the actual musical…

This is probably the funniest thing I’ve read all day. Next time I see StuntHusband, I’m going to start whispering “GOTHSHARK GOTHSHAAAAAARK gothshaaaaark” at him.

He’ll probably throw a book at my head or something.

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andiedoomshroom:

Chelsea Wolfe - Mer

I love the imagery in this. I need to explore more of her work.

Goth Kinda at the Office: The”glamour shot”, and the candid “no really that file structure is kind of … something, but I don’t know what” reality.

Anonymous said: You should make an instagram

No. No, I shouldn’t. I can barely keep up with the social media things I do use (or not at all, in the case of FB), and adding another one seems like a really Bad Idea. But I appreciate you taking the time to suggest it to me. <3

If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. 

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ashbet:

kingkeenanthegreat:

dash-of-dark:

JUST FUCKING LISTEN. 

THIS IS HALLOWEEN BUT NOT LIKE YOU KNOW IT

reblog so others can hear it!

Where the hell are the Victorian Goths they should be all over this.

gothiccharmschool and arkadyrose, bringing this to your attention!

Vitamin String Quartet!

tontoncrossedthestreams:

sanatorium altrosa

I admire this creature so, so much. 

"I’m a Victorian nut about gothic romance," Guillermo admits. "I haven’t had the chance to do that, at all." And he is well-read and ready.

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Hell, half the set was created just so he could pilfer the props department to stock his own witchy office space.

Idle musings about The Great Pumpkin

evilsoutherngentleman:

Linus was wrong, the Great Pumpkin isn’t looking for the most sincere pumpkin patch to arise in. We each are the Great Pumpkin, serving each other in times of need, sharing love in times of bounty.

The Great Pumpkin does not arise in his pumpkin patch, not because he lacks sincerity, but because he should be the Great Pumpkin to his friends.

A sharp and painful truth.

But balanced with the fact that, like clockwork, autumn arrives and brings us Halloween. We are granted a new opportunity every year.