What does goth mean to you?
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06 Feb 20 2:24 pm
For me its the music, the litterature and the clothes, plus a whole lot of interest in darker things.

I must say, however, that I do not self identify as goth, but I like the music and so on. I got into it through a friend.

What does it mean to you and how did you get into the subculure?
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07 Feb 20 3:39 pm
I’ve always looked at from more an artistic viewpoint, seemingly wholesome things to be dark and twisted, beauty in darkness or just a fascination with the darker side of life with a romantic twist to if that makes sense.

As for how who I got into the subculture I started discovering the more metal side of Goth when I was 17 and that’s what drew me in.
Cradle of Filth is what won me over to it.
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13 Feb 20 3:09 pm
I believe it can be a collection of things. Really anyone only ever gets called gothic because of their appearance. I know plenty of those who are interested in the gothic subculture and dress what most would consider normal or trendy. Like I myself have toned down my appearance with age but still tend to lean toward darker colors or mostly black.

As I said, it can be a collection of literature, music, fashion, fascination with the dark or twisted side of life and more. Whatever the individual prefers. I've always had this view on goth. Back in the Myspace/Early VF days goth felt very elitist online or even in school. There were always the kids that took their goth fashion further or if you didn't know literally every metal/goth/emo band you were labeled a poser. It made the 'regular' or 'preppy' kids look more inviting sadly. At least that's how it was in my school. When really it was just a common interest.