i also think this new trend of neo-victorian purity culture in fandom that ridicules people for shipping “bad” ships and attacks writers whose fics have “problematic” content is subtly tied to fandom’s new visibility and conditional mainstream acceptance. because of twitter and the increasing celebrity and showrunner interaction with fans, and because representation politics have somehow melded with respectability politics, there’s this push to “cleanse” ourselves of weird, freaky, disturbing, embarrassing content and present ourselves to the world as just “normal” people who love tv shows and books. because if they see we’re normal and cool, they’ll listen to us right? they’ll respect our demands right? they’ll give us our ships right? nope! instead we’re experiencing a massive dearth in fandom creativity because people are only invested in supporting and uplifting canon ships and canon stories, and instead of looking to ourselves for creativity and representation we’re depending on showrunners who’ve never had our best interests at heart. and honestly eff that. i don’t care about being seen as “normal”. i’m a weirdo! i’m a freak! fandom is weird and freaky and i’m okay with that! in fact, there’s power in that. we don’t need some stamp of approval from showrunners and celebrities, and we certainly don’t need to justify why we write or desire certain content in our fics. be weird! be freaky! be embarrassing! own it! it’s the only thing that’s truly ours.
Female Fronted Goth Bands (+some extra not-so-goth ones)
45 Grave (Horrorpunk, Deathrock, Goth rock) Alice Moving Under Skies (electrogoth) All My Faith Lost (neofolk, neoclassical, darkwave, gothic) All About Eve (goth rock) Ana Curra (post punk, synthpop, new wave) Antiworld (deathrock, horror punk, punk rock) Asrai (goth rock, goth metal) Asphyxia (ebm, dark electro) Aural Vampire (electronic, darkwave, industrial, synthpop) Autumn (goth rock) Ayria (futurepop, synthpop, electro-industrial) Aythis (dark ambient, neoclassical, ethereal, gothic) Belaboris (new wave, post punk) Belgrado (post punk, deathrock, punk rock) Bella Lune (darkwave, electronic, synthpop, gothic) Bestial Mouths (post punk, deathrock, no wave) Birdeatsbaby (dark cabaret, punk cabaret) Black Ice (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Black Tape For A Blue Girl (darkwave, ethereal, gothic, dark ambient) Blood And Roses (post punk, goth rock, deathrock) Castration Squad (deathrock, punk, horror punk) Catholic Spit (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Cauda Pavonis (goth rock, glam goth, gothic) Chiasm (industrial) Christ vs Warhol (deathrock, post punk) Cindergarden (darkwave, electronic, synthpop, gothic) Claire Voyant (indie pop, downtempo) Closterkeller (goth rock, goth metal) Cocteau Twins (dream pop, post punk, ethereal) Collide (darkwave, industrial, gothic, electronic) Crimson Scarlet (death rock, post punk, goth rock) Dance Macabre (post punk, goth rock, new wave, deathrock) Danielle Dax (experimental) Dark Orange (post punk, gothic, ambient) Darling Violetta (goth, dark pop) Dead Souls Rising (darkwave, goth rock) Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society (steampunk, darkwave, goth) Devilish Presley (punk rock, goth rock, gothabilly) Die Laughing (goth rock) Diva Destruction (darkwave, goth rock) Dreamgaze (shoegaze, dream pop, gothic, post punk) Ego Likeness (darkwave, industrial rock) Elvira And The Bats (deathrock, deathrock revival) Esben and the Witch (electronic, post punk, indie) Escarlatina Obsessiva (deathrock, post punk) Esoterik (darkwave synth) Ethereum (electro, industrial, gothic) Eva O (deathrock, punk rock, goth rock) Faith And Disease (darkwave, goth, deathrock) Faith And The Muse (darkwave, goth rock) Fangs On Fur (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Fear Of Dolls (goth rock, post punk) Fever Ray (electronic, experimental, ambient) Geisha (finnish 80’s synthpop, post punk) Ghost Dance (goth rock, post punk) Gitane Demone (goth rock, deathrock) Guilty Strangers (post punk, goth, no wave) Hannah Fury (dark cabaret, ethereal) Hate In The Box (alternative rock, horror rock, goth) I:Scintilla (indistrial, electronic, industrial rock) Inkubus Sukkubus (goth rock, darkwave, pagan rock) Jack Off Jill (goth rock, punk rock) Johnny Hollow (electronic, darkwave) Kanon Wakeshima (neoclassical darkwave, dark ambient, baroque pop) Kitchen And The Plastic Spoons (post punk, new wave, deathrock) Kristen Lawrence (halloween carols) La Peste Negra (deathrock, goth rock) Lesbian Bed Death (gothic rock) Light Asylum (post punk, synthpop, darkwave) Love Spirals Downward (ethereal, ambient, shoegaze, dreampop, darkwave) Lucyfix (goth rock) Lydia Lunch (post punk, no wave, spoken word) Masquerade (post punk, goth rock) Mechanical Moth (gothic, darkwave, ebm) Mina Harker (darkwave, gothic, industrial) Miranda Sex Garden (goth rock, darkwave, ethereal wave) Mors Syphilitica (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) Naughty Zombies (death rock, horror punk, goth punk, psychobilly) New Days Delay (deathrock, goth rock, post punk) Novocaine Mausoleum (deathrock, goth rock) Ophelia’s Dream (neoclassical, darkwave, ethereal) Patricia Morrison (punk rock, goth rock, punk blues) Penis Flytrap (deathrock, horror punk) Persephone (darkwave, goth, ethereal) Purple Fog Side (darkwave, electronic, synthgoth) Qntal (electro medieval, ethereal, gothic) Quidam (goth, deathrock) Rasputina (cello rock) Rats Kill Bats (deathrock, punk, post punk) RazorBladeKisses (goth rock) Reliquary (darkwave, goth rock) Requiem In White (deathrock, goth rock, ethereal) Rhea’s Obsession (darkwave, ethereal, gothic) Rita Lynch (goth rock, alternative rock) Rouge Fonce (dark cabaret. alternative rock) Rubella Ballet (punk rock, anarcho punk, goth rock) Rule Of Thirds (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Scarlet’s Remains (deathrock, goth rock) Scarling (alternative rock) Scary Bitches (deathrock, goth rock) Silene (goth rock) Siouxsie And The Banshees (alternative rock, post punk, goth rock, new wave, punk rock) Skeletal Family (goth rock) Sopor Aeternus (neoclassical darkwave, dark folk, neo medieval, goth rock) Strange Boutique (goth rock) Strawberry Switchblade (pop rock, new wave) Subtonix (post punk, deathrock, goth rock) Sunshine Blind (goth rock, darkwave) Super Heroines (death rock, goth rock, punk rock) Swann Danger (goth rock, deathrock, post punk, new wave) Switchblade Symphony (goth rock, darkwave, alternative rock, symphonic rock) Tapping The Vein (industrial, goth rock, goth metal) The Birthday Massacre (synthrock) The Clockwork Dolls (steampunk, neo victorian, symphonic) The Creatures (more Siouxsie) (alternative rock, experimental) The Divine Madness (alternative rock, dance punk, goth rock) The Eden House (goth rock, darkwave) The March Violets (post punk) The Plague (goth, deathrock) The Readership Hostile (deathrock, pst punk, goth rock) The Shroud (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) The Spiritual Bat (goth rock) The Vanishing (deathrock, death disco, electronic) This Ascension (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) This Mortal Coil (dream pop, goth rock, ethereal wave) Toys Went Berserk (post punk, alternative rock, goth rock) TyLean (dark cello) Unter Null (industrial, ebm, dark electro) Unto Ashes (neofolk, gothic, ethereal, darkwave) Unwoman (cello, ethereal, gothic, electronic) Valentine Wolfe (neovictorian) Vampyre Heart (goth rock, goth metal) Veronica Lipgloss and the Evil Eyes (deathrock, post punk, no wave, synthpunk, avantgarde) Voodoo Church (deathrock, goth rock) Xmal Deutschland (Neue Deutsche Welle, goth rock, new wave) Zadera (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Zeitgeist Zero (gothic, alternative, girly goth)
May 21. 2017 The summer months starts soon. It’s been a lovely spring and I am going to miss it so much. Summer is actually my least favorite season. Once I hated it, but now I feel okay about it. I am not a person who likes the heat, but I love the sun and that you can walk outside without a jacket on. It’s about focusing on the good things.