||[Dec. 20th, 2007|07:47 pm]
|||||Voltaire - Ex Lover's Lover||]|
So, after having an interesting conversation (yelling across a bookstore to my ex who was giving me shit for reading Gothic Beauty) I got to thinking...
What is goth?
To be honest, there are sooo many types. You have deathrock, gravers, neogoths, rivets (don't argue, they are lumped into goth as well), romantigoths, victorian goths, vampire goths, cyber goths, etc... The list goes on.
The odd thing is how so many people who fall into these will defend to the death that their style of goth is the "only true goth" and that all others are in no way, shape, or form, goth... Deathrockers will claim that goth is dead and no one these days listens to REAL goth. Anything with electronics meshed in is considered techno, or the like. Neo-goths and gravers will say that all the old stuff was just 80's music and not really goth. Then the goths who listen to only ambient music will say that all the other music is too upbeat to be goth...
It is really quite ridiculous how much squabbling there is withing the scene. You would figure that with so many people against us, we might find some way to accept our goth brothers and sisters. But no... Are we that accepting? No...
Alas, it seems that we will all have constant struggles with other goths and most of us shall forever have the "gother than thou" mentality. *sigh*
It seems that for most of us, we shall never exceed the cliquish mentality of most high school students.
(BTW, I'm Spookyboi. Just joined and thought I'd throw this in. )