I’m five foot nine. My hair is long and it’s dark brown. I wear leather a great deal, high boots always, and sometimes glove-soft vests and even leather skirts now and then, and I wear lace, especially when I can find the kind I like: intricate, very old-fashioned lace, snow white. I have light skin that tans easily, large breasts, and long legs. And though I don’t feel beautiful and never have, I know that I am. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be a trainer at The Club.
–Exit to Eden by Anne Rice (aka Rampling), 1985
Hi my name is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way and I have long ebony black hair (that’s how I got my name) with purple streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Amy Lee (AN: if u don’t know who she is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Gerard Way but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a vampire but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white skin. I’m also a witch, and I go to a magic school called Hogwarts in England where I’m in the seventh year (I’m seventeen). I’m a goth (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Hogwarts. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of preps stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.
Request: Hi love. Could u do a Descendants imagine where y/n is a daughter of a powerful villain (doesn’t matter of who ) and is best friends with Uma since forever. Then one day y/n goes to visit Uma on the ship and she meets Harry in which they talk and he falls for her instantly and she falls for him too
Summary: You discover what Uma’s been hiding from you
Author’s Note: In celebration of Descendants 2!
“Where’s Uma?“ You slammed your hands on Gil’s table at Ursula’s Fish and Chips shop. “She’s on the ship. Why?” Gil asked. You didn’t respond. Instead, you quickly walked out of the shop and down the docks until you reached the ship.
You and Uma had been best friends for just about all of your lives. Your parents completely hated each other but that didn’t stop you. But Uma told you to stop by the shop and she would give you another sword fighting lesson and in return, you would help her steal some crates of supplies from the Goblin Wharf.
You strutted up the ramp, still not seeing Uma. She’s probably in the Captain’s quarters. Walking over to the door, you knocked on the door. “Uma?” You called out while opening the door. Instead of Uma, there stood a tall, dark haired boy in black and red leather. Well now I know what Uma’s been keeping from me, you thought to yourself.
“You’re not Uma.” You remarked, closing the door behind you. “No, I’m not, lassie.” His thick Scottish accent rang out. Ok, that accent just made him 10 times hotter. “I’m Hook. Harry Hook. Uma’s first mate.” He stepped towards you confidently. Oh yeah. Your dad wasn’t a big fan of Captain Hook either. Now that you think about it, your dad kinda hated everyone.
“And who might you be?” You hadn’t even noticed that he had started backing you up against the door until you felt his warm breath on your face. He leaned in, staring you dead in the eyes, his forearm resting above your head.
“(Y/N) Facilier.” You introduced yourself coolly. “Well, (Y/N). You might wanna tell me why you’re snooping around the ship or I may just have to hook you and I don’t want to hurt such a pretty face.” He pushed your hair out of your face with his hook. Wow, you had never been threatened and flirted with all in the same sentence.
“Do you wanna end up like the last person who threatened me?” You whipped out a shrunken head that you took from your Dad’s office. “I suggest you back up.” You pushed past Harry. “I’m looking for Uma. She said she was training me today.” You explained, turning back to face him.
“Uma’s went to take care of some business. Won’t be back until tonight.” Harry explained, polishing his hook. “Oh come on!” You groaned. It took everything to convince Freddie to cover for you at the shop and she wouldn’t be willing to do it again.
“You know, I was going to go and hunt for some hidden treasures but I believe I found the real treasure.” Harry winked. You felt your face heat up and resisted the urge to giggle. “I could train you. If you would like.” Harry offered. You bit your lip nervously. On one hand, he was cute. On the other hand, you didn’t know or trust him.
“What the catch, Hook?” You raised an eyebrow. “Smart girl.” Harry nodded. “We’ll spare and if I win, you go on a date with me. If you win, which won’t happen, I’ll do whatever you want.” Harry smirked. You thought about it. If I win, I get a favor from Harry. If I lose, I get a date with a cute guy, you thought to yourself.
“You’re so on. Prepare to lose.” You grinned at Harry and grabbed the sword you usually used. You turned back to Harry and your words got caught in your throat. “Like what you see?” Harry smirked, holding his arms out. Of course he trains shirtless!
“Yes. Yes I do.” You nodded, almost laughing at Harry’s surprised look, not expecting you to be so blunt. “Come on then.” He walked out. You sauntered after him, heading towards the training area. Maybe losing isn’t so bad, you mused.
You doodled, a lot. All the time in fact. You carried a pen everywhere, always drawing spirals and flowers, lines and words all over your wrist, hand, and arms. You had always been told not to, that is may bother your “Soulmate” but those were rare now a day. “Soulmates” were common when your grandmother was a child, but they had become less and less common, to the point where if you had one, you were a rare exception. Your parents were lucky, and they were soulmates, convinced you would have one as well, but you, not so much.
You thought the idea was amazing, and yeah, it would be awesome, but you didn’t believe you had a soulmate, so every time your parents told you to stop drawing on your arms in pen, as to not give your soulmate ink poisoning, you ignored them, thinking how on earth could you have a soulmate? Until the last day of school.
You were walking down the hall, towards the door, when all the sudden your feet were swept from under you. You fell to the floor, backpack falling as well, and everything spilling out and onto the ground. You looked up to find the star baseball pitcher and a couple of cheerleaders all standing over you, glaring at your scattered things and fallen figure.
So its always kind of bothered me a bit that some goths like to really dump on modern goth styles and trends when in retrospect, goth has always mirrored the mainstream in terms of fashion in some point or another. Right from the very beginning goth was borrowing from the mainstream and vice versa. So i thought that i would break down 4 decades of goth fashion and their comparisons to popular trends and mainstream fashion to show you that goth has never been as original as you might think and that change and evolution is inevitable in all subcultures that involve fashion.
Of course we all know goth came from punk so obviously from the very
moment goth stood on its own two legs, it was already borrowing style inspiration from its punk roots, but it didnt stop there.
The 80′s were known as a pretty outrageous time for fashion and with pop music dominating the radio and television it was understandable that pop stars were a huge influence when it came to fashion. Madonna was definitely one of the most influential fashion icons of the 80′s and though she was a pop princess on the radio, some of her style often dappled in the darker side of fashion. she often sported fishnet tops, black leather and religious symbols. much like Siouxsie Sioux. Leather, spandex, lace and pointy shoes were all trendy in the 80′s, but not just in goth, but much of the mainstream as well. Makeup was often bold in color and almost geometric in shape. And of course who could forget that hair? Goths in the 80′s went all out when it came to their hairstyles but they weren’t the only ones wasting a whole can of Aqua Net in one day on keeping their hair gravity defying. Almost everyone in the 80′s at some point has backcombed, teased or crimped their locks all in the name of bigger hair.
Of course not every trend that was popular in the 80′s died as soon as the 90′s rolled around, and a lot of goths were still wearing looks that were common in the 80′s but much of goth fashion was becoming less punk and more romantic during the mid to late 90′s. The 90′s brought with it, a strange obsession with the occult. Shows like charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and movies like The Craft, began influencing certain fashion trends. Velvet dresses with combat boots became staples in both goth and mainstream fashion. 90′s hair became less styled and more free and many goth women began adopting the free flowing look that added to the mysterious seductress vibe. Makeup became less geometric. It was popular at the time for women to go linerless or wear darker more natural tones in a smudged fashion around their eyes. young goths were ditching the pointy shoes to go with the more popular platform style that the 90′s was known for.
I think most of us can agree that the 2000′s had some really hit or miss trends in both goth and mainstream fashion and I can comfortably say that the 2000′s is seen as a rather embarrassing decade by many goths now. This was the time that a lot of misinformed young people were flocking to Manson concerts and Hot Topic and were eating up everything that they thought was goth whether it was or not. Many of the so called “goths” you saw on TV in the 2000′s were what we today consider mall goths. Mainstream fashion was really all over the place in the 2000′s and i think goth fashion was too. Pop stars were experimenting with strange color and style combinations and goths started experimenting with neon. Rave fashion had evolved and trickled over from the 90′s into 2000′s mainstream fashion and into goth as well in what is call cyber goth. In the 2000′s baggy pants became popular with young people and goths began sporting Tripp pants and other forms of cargo pants. Skater fashion clashed with the mainstream as well as with goth and you would often see goth teens wearing Avrils signature eye look paired with a fishnet top and black baggy pants. Stripped stockings became popular and high fashion was borrowing from goth more than ever. Thankfully romantic goth survived well enough that not every goth looked like a cross between a spice girl, a raver and a character from Invader Zim, but unfortunately there were a lot of misguided youths experimenting with a subculture that they didnt know enough about and with how many strange trends we blew through in the 2000′s its understandable why goth fashion was so all over the place.
And suddenly we are stuck in this strange place between the 80′s and 90′s. Mainstream fashion in the past 7 years has really borrowed a lot from the past, especially the 90′s. But this time, its doing it in a simpler, more flattering fashion. The 90′s was cool right? Well if you’re a 90′s kid like me then you probably jumped right on that 90′s revival train like the rest of us and you’re riding it all the way through nostalgia town. Grungy ripped jeans, flannel and band Ts, chunky boots and tattoo chokers are all back in style and many goths are eating it up as well. But im going to give nu goth some credit here. Some of it is really nice. Black leather jackets, velvet, occult symbols and fishnets. Its almost like its paying an homage to 80′s and 90′s goth fashion. Of course a lot of nu goth style in 2010 was really ugly garbage but the style has improved over the years, encompassing other styles such as strega fashion and ninja goth. Witchy symbols are being worn by goths and mainstreamers alike. Long band T shirts over leggings and wide brimmed hats are everywhere. Shows like American Horror Story helped kick start the witchy fashion trend and everyone is buying it. I personally enjoy a lot of aspects of modern goth fashion because they remind me of the 80′s and 90′s. Even pointy shoes are coming back into style. Its possible that with the help of nu goth and mainstream fashion we may actually be able to kickstart a new generation of traditional goths and finally come full circle.
So goth has never really been original and just like every other fashion, its going to keep evolving over time and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Now that leather jackets and pointy buckle boots are coming back into style and more people are asking who Joy Division is after seeing one of their shirts hanging up in Forever 21, we are now closer to our goth roots than we have been in 2 decades. Goth fashion was always about experimenting and expressing yourself but even the best of us have fallen prey to trends, and thats not a bad thing. Fashion is something to have fun with, and if goth really does claim to be a subculture thats “all about the music” then it shouldnt matter how a goth dresses.
i can’t believe the emo revival is really happening. ive been saying it for like a year and a half, it’s gonna happen, ive been reading the signs… and now paramore is back and invader zim is getting a revival?? also i keep seeing people wearing tripp pants?? just two days ago i stumbled upon a 16-minute-long vine compilation video that was just all badly filtered montages of mcr’s band members set to music (not mcr songs). it was published THIS YEAR and had a fuckton of comments by teens crying about how hot they are. it’s really here kids… it’s really here