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I recently found a wonderful song. Or rather a cover of it. And in the head immediately appeared a similar pattern. I’ve been wanting to do something similar, but couldn’t find time for it. And now with this song I was able to do it.

Original Geno - @loverofpiggies
Reaper- @renrink
Goth- @nekophy
AD Geno- me

anonymous asked:

Any thoughts on the current YouTube talks about "Can you be a goth if you don't like goth music?" The answers seem to be a mix of yes and no.

I haven’t seen any videos like that, but in general my opinion is also a bit of a mix of yes and no, with it leaning towards “yes”.

As a subculture goth has been around for about 40 years, and it has evolved so much since the beginning. We have new styles in both fashion and music, and I feel like if everyone *has to* still like the same things goths did back in the early 80s the subculture will become stagnant. It’s normal that cultures and subcultures branch out and change, it’s not a bad thing.

While music is the base for the subculture it has evolved into having so many other uniting qualities as well that it gets a bit tricky trying to find where the line of “goth” is drawn, and I think that’s up to personal interpretation in the end. “Goth music” is such a broad term nowadays and so much alternative, “darker” music is influenced by everything gothic that it is also much harder to say what really is goth music and what isn’t. I do think it’s good to know the original bands and be somewhat familiar with the early icons and the music style, but you can’t force yourself to like something you don’t like. If the music is not for you then it’s not for you.

Personally, if you don’t like any goth music (old or new, pure or influenced) I would slightly wonder why you want to be a part of a subculture that is so closely connected with the music (especially since there are other subcultures that are pretty much the same as goth with the exception of the prevalent music tastes), but I don’t see it as an obstacle. In the end it’s not up to me to decide how other people define themselves, and music is just one of the things that connect goths nowadays anyway.

anonymous asked:

What is your opinion on people who dress/decorate/etc. in the goth style but dont listen to the music? Would they still be considered goth?

I’m asked this a lot and there’s no point in repeating the same thing with different words, so here’s a reply I gave a few weeks back:

In general my opinion is a bit of a mix of yes and no, with it leaning towards “yes”.

As a subculture goth has been around for about 40 years, and it has evolved so much since the beginning. We have new styles in both fashion and music, and I feel like if everyone *has to* still like the same things goths did back in the early 80s the subculture will become stagnant. It’s normal that cultures and subcultures branch out and change, it’s not a bad thing.

While music is the base for the subculture it has evolved into having so many other uniting qualities as well that it gets a bit tricky trying to find where the line of “goth” is drawn, and I think that’s up to personal interpretation in the end. “Goth music” is such a broad term nowadays and so much alternative, “darker” music is influenced by everything gothic that it is also much harder to say what really is goth music and what isn’t. I do think it’s good to know the original bands and be somewhat familiar with the early icons and the music style, but you can’t force yourself to like something you don’t like. If the music is not for you then it’s not for you.

Personally, if you don’t like any goth music (old or new, pure or influenced) I would slightly wonder why you want to be a part of a subculture that is so closely connected with the music (especially since there are other subcultures that are pretty much the same as goth with the exception of the prevalent music tastes), but I don’t see it as an obstacle. In the end it’s not up to me to decide how other people define themselves, and music is just one of the things that connect goths nowadays anyway.

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