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12

Aug

gabbigeist:

tombstoneamerican:

Slabbing on black lipstick, putting spider webs and bats on everything you own, trying really hard to be ‘spooky’ doesnt mean you are goth or deathrock. How edgy of you.

But hey, at least the days of poet shirts and full on crushed velvet outfits seem to be behind us, right? Silver linings and all that. 

This is where I point out that I still look for poet shirts to wear with my velvet waistcoats, and that I was idly looking at one of my crushed velvet dresses just the other day. Goth is what you make it, peeps. 

::flounces off to go re-read issues of Propaganda::

(Source: vavatomb)

10

Aug

The Black Lace Dandy: GOTH COMMUNITIES AND ALL ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES ARE BEING HARASSED

theblacklacedandy:

Batsday has been threatened by this terrible group called the Killuminati Soldiers, they are making death threats towards Noah (The creator of Batsday)

Here is a bit from the Killuminati Soldiers facebook page:

This is an agenda of mind control, homosexuality, sex, the sexualization of…

05

Aug

Auntie Jilli’s First Rule of Tumblr: ALWAYS reblog Peter Murphy in a cage from the opening of The Hunger. Always.

Auntie Jilli’s First Rule of Tumblr: ALWAYS reblog Peter Murphy in a cage from the opening of The Hunger. Always.

30

Jul

halcyonblitzkrieg:

Patricia Morrison


This is a PERFECT photo of Patricia Morrison. Perfect.

halcyonblitzkrieg:

Patricia Morrison

This is a PERFECT photo of Patricia Morrison. Perfect.

29

Jul

kittylectro:

Excellent Nordic Goth compilation to benefit Bat World Sanctuary. Featuring Dr. Arthur Krause, Two Witches, Malaise, The Mist of Avalon, Dawn of Oblivion, and many others. Support The Bats! http://batnight.bandcamp.com/album/bats-of-mercy-2

kittylectro:

Excellent Nordic Goth compilation to benefit Bat World Sanctuary. Featuring Dr. Arthur Krause, Two Witches, Malaise, The Mist of Avalon, Dawn of Oblivion, and many others. Support The Bats! http://batnight.bandcamp.com/album/bats-of-mercy-2

28

Jul

Gothy eye candy time! I especially like the one of the black dress with the tangle of pearl necklaces. 

(Source: itisthegoth)

16

Jul

You, madame, are fantastic. Also, your 80s photos have filled me with nostalgia for hairspray and heavy eyeliner. mymedusaeyes:

Old late 80’s photos of me

(Source: cinamonhadley)

13

Jul

Lovely eyeshadow, miss! Also, that exact ring is sitting in one of my jewelry boxes.

Lovely eyeshadow, miss! Also, that exact ring is sitting in one of my jewelry boxes.

(Source: hothotblue)

09

Jul

Time for some elegant gothic eye candy. 

(Source: itisthegoth)

05

Jul

thecryptofcuriosities:

New chokers and a re-stock on the hand painted Skyrim frost dragon eye cameo necklaces! 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCryptOfCuriositie

Look at the new pretties from The Crypt of Curiosities! 

27

Jun

Highly decorative gothy types. 

Highly decorative gothy types. 

(Source: i-mafuckingdead)

21

Jun

Cue gothy nostalgia in 3 … 2 … 1 …
gorgonetta:

[Winter 1990 Propaganda]

Cue gothy nostalgia in 3 … 2 … 1 …

gorgonetta:

[Winter 1990 Propaganda]

(Source: sadistsagittarius)

20

Jun

morbiddelights:

My name is Emily Rose. All of my life I was taught that fat was a bad word. Mostly because the word was used to hurt me with more offensive comments. Always being told that I would be more pretty if I just lost 20 more pound. Being put down by those who were suppose to love me the most. Being a goth on top of this has made the journey harder. But staying true to myself has made me so much more proud to be me. I bear the physical and emotional scars of others abuse. But that makes me that much stronger. I am fat, I am beautiful, I am me. 

morbiddelights:

My name is Emily Rose. All of my life I was taught that fat was a bad word. Mostly because the word was used to hurt me with more offensive comments. Always being told that I would be more pretty if I just lost 20 more pound. Being put down by those who were suppose to love me the most. Being a goth on top of this has made the journey harder. But staying true to myself has made me so much more proud to be me. I bear the physical and emotional scars of others abuse. But that makes me that much stronger. I am fat, I am beautiful, I am me. 

15

Jun

strangedayshavefoundme666:

strangedayshavefoundme666:

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Although everyone insists that goth only became a thing in the late seventies and early eighties after punk happened, here are some interesting anecdotes about things that we now consider to be ‘undoubtedly goth’ happening long before goth’s time:
-Vampira eventually began to dress in her characteristic style all the time, not just on television. This was in the age of The Munsters and The Addams Family, when people were suddenly introduced to the idea of more darkly inclined people living amongst normal, white suburbia. She was certainly not the only one picking up on this influence and running with it for the sake of self expression; one thing I find interesting is that many of the Eldergoths fluttering around here on tumblr and other places remember being inspired as children by people in the neighbourhood who also wore black all the time, drove hearses, had unusual pets such as snakes or spiders, and would certainly be welcome at any goth gathering happening nowadays.
-My mother went to school in the late sixties and early seventies, and although this is not as early as the previous example, she tells me that it was popular among the early metalheads-the Black Sabbath fans-to wear all black clothing, black hair, black on their lips, and black everything to the point of everybody thinking they were suicidal satan worshippers. Sound familiar?  Metal music is often passed off as an inferior pass time and ‘not really goth’, but it’s influence on the aesthetics  and musical content of goth cannot be ignored. It isn’t hard to imagine metal music, and ‘shock rockers’ such as Alice Cooper to be havens for the people who would later become goths.
-Many of the people we recognize as being quintessential goths, regardless of whether or not they identify as such, dressed eccentrically and listened to ‘dark music’ long before goth entered the picture(I’m thinking of Siouxsie Sioux and Tim Burton as I type this). It’s also important to remember that most people who identify as being goth adopted the label after realizing that it matched some of the things that they were already interested in  . Finally, it’s important to remember that people’s natures don’t change over the centuries, if there are people forming subcultures now over darker music and clothing, than similar people most definitely existed in earlier time periods as well. They were just quieter about it, perhaps out of necessity. The label goth is still very new, but the people and interests are not.

Why is this suddenly being reblogged again?

It’s being reblogged because it’s well thought-out and articulate? ::nods::
I personally didn’t adopt the goth label until my very early 20s, because I didn’t know there was a subculture and a name for people with my interests until then. 

strangedayshavefoundme666:

strangedayshavefoundme666:

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Although everyone insists that goth only became a thing in the late seventies and early eighties after punk happened, here are some interesting anecdotes about things that we now consider to be ‘undoubtedly goth’ happening long before goth’s time:

-Vampira eventually began to dress in her characteristic style all the time, not just on television. This was in the age of The Munsters and The Addams Family, when people were suddenly introduced to the idea of more darkly inclined people living amongst normal, white suburbia. She was certainly not the only one picking up on this influence and running with it for the sake of self expression; one thing I find interesting is that many of the Eldergoths fluttering around here on tumblr and other places remember being inspired as children by people in the neighbourhood who also wore black all the time, drove hearses, had unusual pets such as snakes or spiders, and would certainly be welcome at any goth gathering happening nowadays.

-My mother went to school in the late sixties and early seventies, and although this is not as early as the previous example, she tells me that it was popular among the early metalheads-the Black Sabbath fans-to wear all black clothing, black hair, black on their lips, and black everything to the point of everybody thinking they were suicidal satan worshippers. Sound familiar?  Metal music is often passed off as an inferior pass time and ‘not really goth’, but it’s influence on the aesthetics  and musical content of goth cannot be ignored. It isn’t hard to imagine metal music, and ‘shock rockers’ such as Alice Cooper to be havens for the people who would later become goths.

-Many of the people we recognize as being quintessential goths, regardless of whether or not they identify as such, dressed eccentrically and listened to ‘dark music’ long before goth entered the picture(I’m thinking of Siouxsie Sioux and Tim Burton as I type this). It’s also important to remember that most people who identify as being goth adopted the label after realizing that it matched some of the things that they were already interested in  . Finally, it’s important to remember that people’s natures don’t change over the centuries, if there are people forming subcultures now over darker music and clothing, than similar people most definitely existed in earlier time periods as well. They were just quieter about it, perhaps out of necessity. The label goth is still very new, but the people and interests are not.

Why is this suddenly being reblogged again?

It’s being reblogged because it’s well thought-out and articulate? ::nods::

I personally didn’t adopt the goth label until my very early 20s, because I didn’t know there was a subculture and a name for people with my interests until then. 

14

Jun

Lovely gothy ladies. 

(Source: fetishmode)