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Here I am at the ass crack of dawn, typing away on livejournal about my theoretical opinions..

I'm still not exactly sure what this community is about, though for some reason I feel compelled to join it.. So here goes. This is my first post. My meaning is not to insult, offend, or antagonize. I'm here because I would like to make my opinion clear to anyone willing to have an intelligent conversation. Now, with that said, here is the purpose for the entry.

I apologize ahead of time for the length...
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I'm still not exactly sure what this community is about, though for some reason I feel compelled to join it.. So here goes. This is my first post. My meaning is not to insult, offend, or antagonize. I'm here because I would like to make my opinion clear to anyone willing to have an intelligent conversation. Now, with that said, here is the purpose for the entry.

I apologize ahead of time for the length...
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I do not know much about the "punk scene" or the bands or the time period or anything of that nature. It was never really my preferred cup of joe if you know what I mean. So I'm not even going to bother getting into a debate about something I've no idea about. Okay? Okay.

But something I do know a great deal about is this whole "goth" trend.

<b>The religion issue..</b>
Now since I was in middle school, mind you this was years ago, I have dressed the way that I do. Many times I have been asked if I believe in or worship Satan. Or if I am a witch. Or if I am involved in the occult. Always my answer is no. Of course not. I am agnostic, which means I do not have any set belief. I don't believe that there is or is not a god, or even whether or not religion should even exist. As much as it bothered me in high school, to have ignorant morons ask me these ridiculous things every day, a part of me couldn't help but feel bad for them. Why? Because they are raised in a society where they are taught to believe that if something stereotypically walks and talks like a duck, then there is no doubt that it is a duck. They are not taught to look deeper than the surface. They believe whatever is fed to them because they do not know any better, and their biggest concerns are whether or not people will make fun of them for not having the latest Nike's or Fubu attire. Sickening really, but alas children, this is the world we inhabit. I am getting horribly off topic here. Back to the point. Which is this. It is expected of supposed "goth kids" that they are either into witchcraft or satanism. When in reality your preference of clothing has little to nothing to do with your religious beliefs when all is said and done. If it did then I would go around mismatched or just all together naked since I am not sure what I believe. See what I am getting at here?

<b>The clothing issue..</b>
Now as we all know, when you think of a "gothic" person the first thing that comes to mind is often someone in all black with loads of eyeliner and black lipstick. Tons of metal jewelry, etc. I dressed like that in my last middle school year and all through high school. Though never black lipstick, because I despise it. I have my own reasons for that, and that is going to have to be in another entry. Anyway, the point is, it makes me sick to think that this is what supposedly defines someone as "goth". People always used to say to me in school, and some still do even though I am not in school anymore, that I'm "one of those goth chicks" to which I immediately retort, no, I most certainly am not. I even had someone tell me once, "yeah you are you have your nails painted black and purple". My brain almost had a melt down at the stupidity of that statement. Funny thing about it, was it was this guy who thought he was punk. He did exactly what I avoided by not going into my thoughts on the punk scene. He talked about something of which he knows nothing, and as a result ended up making himself look like a complete moron. His beer tainted belch in my face did not help much, either. I'm always getting off topic. I hate that. I apologize.

<b> True gothic culture..</b>

The basic truth, ladies and gentlemen, is that what society believes to be "the goth look" is nothing more than another generalized trend to make money off of young people too naive to see it.What I am getting at is the fact that it is a physical impossibility for anyone to be a true goth. Why? Well the last time that I checked, human beings were not considered literature OR architecture. See the point is this, gothic culture, in it's true form, has <b><font color="blue">absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with how a person dresses, what bands they listen to, OR even how they think.</b></font> At one point in time part of gothic culture was pertaining to the style of clothing. But unless you are centuries old, it does not pertain to you. So don't bother trying to be a " real goth" because unless you plan on changing the substance you are made up of, it's not going to happen.

<b>The conclusion..</b>

Well there you have it folks, my opinion on this whole label topic. Like it or not, it's how I feel, take it or leave it everything I have said is 100 percent true. But you know what's really funny about the idea of someone considering me gothic? I don't even fit the stereotype anymore.Yes I have an eyebrow piercing, and most of my clothing is still black(which is only because I am too broke to buy anything new), yes I listen to "darker music" but shit, I also listen to bands like coldplay and tenacious d for christ sake. Sometimes I just wish people would wake up and think for themselves. Do some homework on a topic before saying stupid things and being opinionated about things they aren't even familiar with the history of. Sheesh. I wish I could move to Mars. I could start the human trend! Like totally ! .....
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