Roderick and Madeline (and the rest of their murder) really, REALLY like Count Chocula cereal.
(What? It’s not like I can eat it right now, and the idea of feeding gothy cliche cereal to the neighborhood crows is so delightfully over-the-top that it had to be done. HAD TO.)
Yes, I made a post to Goth Confessions about the whole Katy Perry thing, and then I deleted it. Because the more I think about it, the more snarled my thoughts become. On the one hand, there’s the knee-jerk reaction of ”Oh please, she’s just trying to stir up attention”. But on the other hand, I really do feel that there is no Real Goth checklist, and acting like there is one is a fast way to become a stuck-up elitist jerk.
Do I believe Katy Perry is sincerely interested in the Goth subculture? No. People who generally are attracted to Goth always show some small shadow of it, no matter how “normal” or pop-princess they present themselves. Does it really matter if she is or isn’t? NO.
The Goth subculture is made up of certain common interests and shared aesthetics, and no, not everything or everyone can be “made Goth”. But people playing around with our darkly-hued and spooky style is, in the end, not something to rage over. Yes, it will be exasperating to see “Ooooh, Katy Perry is Goth!” commentary in the media, but that’s all it is. I mean, yes, I’m still going to roll my eyes at the whole thing, but that’s just my opinion. I’m not calling for the (non-existent) GothCabal to send out the enforcers over something this silly.
Questions I ask myself, while packing for the Vampire Ball: “Self, where did you put the necklace made from the antique straight razor?”
ENJOY many of the Goth cliches? Of course! That’s why cliches BECOME cliches - because they’re so fun they endure forever and ever.
Full Confession: I actually enjoy many of the goth cliches. I think it’s fun, in a way.
Submitted By: Anon.
So pretty! (Yes, vial of “blood” and a Dracula reference, stamp my cliche card now. Whatever, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I like this necklace.) The Heart of Mina necklace by TragicallyAdorned on Etsy.
Here is how ridiculous I am: I have a specific oversized vintage concert shirt I wear for Goth Upkeep. Because hair dye and bleach stains on my “Resurrection 98” Bauhaus tour shirt? Make it even *better*.
Gluten reaction be damned, it is NOT going to interfere with today’s planned Goth Upkeep. Black hair dye! Bleach! Pink hair dye! Nail polish! Deciding what the hell I’m going to wear on my head for the Steampunk Exhibition Ball on Saturday night! Planning my outfit for Sunday’s Emilie Autumn show!