Dear … everyone, I guess: sniping at people because they are not as much of an unique dark snowflake as you is, to put it bluntly, DUMB. Calling someone a conformist or “South Park goth” because they enjoy standard gothy things and embrace their cliches is ludicrous. (Also, “South Park goth” has got to be one of the more ridiculous bits of name calling I’ve run across lately.)
Remember, Snarklings. Be true to yourselves, be open-minded, and treat people with polite kindness. Being a snippy, bigoted, elitist twerp does not make you cool, it makes you look insecure and petty.
(This rant brought to you by someone asking me for advice on dealing with another person mocking them for embracing their gothy cliches. Good grief, Goth is a collection of spooky and morbid cliches that huddles under a parasol in a graveyard, hissing at the sun. Goth is NOTHING without its cliches, and if someone thinks they’re too cool for those cliches, they really need to stop taking themselves so seriously.)
That’s right, peeps, it’s time for another episode of Auntie Jilli Is Horrified By What Is In The Goth Tag On Etsy!
Is this what the Kids Today <tm> mean by “Soft Grunge”? “90s pastel goth nu grunge raver" WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? And I *like* pink. But not that.
Tropical Goth? I know lovely people who identify with that style. They would not be caught (un)dead in a bright yellow short sleeved shirt that says “Fun in the Sun!"
1. This is not a corset, it’s a lightly-boned bustier. 2. Yellow. Yes, I’m biased against that color, but I have yet to see a Goth ensemble that really works with yellow. 3. Oh gracious, the tag spam “steampunk- goth- rocker- hipster- harajuku”.
Acid. Washed. Denim. Dress. One of you be a love and bring your Auntie Jilli the laudanum, she feels an attack of the vapors coming on.
I think I need to do a post of vintage gothy things from Etsy that I approve of, just to cleanse my brain after these things.