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  GOTH.NET - Welcome
For those of you new to GOTH.NET, welcome and feel free to look around.
We've tried to assemble a vast range of resources for goths and those interested in the scene.
Please have a look around at all the additions and new features.
www.goth.net   (293 words)

  The Goth culture: its history, practices, stereotypes, religious connections, etc.
The implication was that the Goth culture had been the cause of the alleged perpetrators' obsession with revenge, and thus is at least partly responsible for the homicides.
Goths tend to be non-violent, pacifistic, passive, and tolerant.
Tigris, "I was a teenage Goth," at: http://www.witchvox.com/
www.religioustolerance.org /goth.htm   (1662 words)

  Goth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, the significance of goth's subcultural rebellion is limited, and it draws on imagery at the heart of Western culture.
An elder goth is a senior member of the goth subculture, usually between the ages of 29 and 40.
The study found that identifying as a goth was strongly associated with a lifetime prevalence of self harm (53%) and attempted suicide (47%).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Goth   (4194 words)

 Iconoclast -- Goth
Goths are at least as smart as humans, and their attention to study places them amongst the upper ranks of whatever field of study they choose to pursue...
Goth muscles contain nearly three times as many muscle fibers as human muscles; when these extra fibers are called into action, the goth can actually increase muscle mass in a matter of minutes, enabling them to perform feats of incredible strength and endurance.
However, as was mentioned earlier, goths also have a deep affinity for study, especially in the areas of history, archaeology and religion, all of which enables them to build a history for themselves that they never really had (being, in effect, truly among the first generation of an already dying race).
iconoclast.org /geno/goth   (1633 words)

 GOTH.NET - What is Goth?
Most goths become goths because they have been spurned by 'normal' society because the way they want to live their lives does not fit in with how most people are told to live theirs.
The fashion varies vastly from goth to goth from the traditional flowing victorian style garments to the buckled and studded style regalia (also called industrial style, which is often closely related with goths, and have come to an understanding of co-existance, if uneasily at times).
Modern goth (ignoring where the name itself originally comes from) started in the early 80's as part of the punk subculture (which is itself was a rejection of most societal values, and anything considered part of the 'norm').
www.goth.net /goth.html   (1233 words)

Goth is also the youth cult most associated with women and with fiction.
As I have pointed out before and is well known, the novel has its origins in 'gothic romances' which were predominantly consumed and produced by women, and the complicity of women with the Gothic has been a commonplace of literary criticism at least since Ellen Moers wrote her classic essay, 'Female Gothic', in 1977.
Goth is in many ways an attempt to make good this symbolic deficit in postmodern culture: dressing up as re-ritualization, a recovery of the surface of the body as the site for scarification and decoration (which is to say, a rejection of the idea that the body is merely the container or envelope for interiority).
k-punk.abstractdynamics.org /archives/005622.html   (2418 words)

 Defining Goth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Goth is actually much more than the sum of its parts, and, depending on who you ask, you can get a bewildering array of contradictory answers, many of which are valid parts of a much larger subculture.
Goth is at once a lifestyle and a philosophy that has its roots firmly embedded both in the historical past and the present.
The few remaining Olde School Goths and their protégés had gone underground and were not a part of the new rise of Goth, refusing to have much to do with what they considered shallow, inarticulate upstarts that paid to much attention to what the media thought was Goth.
blood-dance.net /goth/origins.html   (1752 words)

 By Alicia Porter, Jan 1999
Goth was not yet used as a term, and they were generally lumped together with all other underground groups as wavers or freaks.
Goth rock/death punk/death rock: This is what gothic music began as, a darker form of punk rock music with a tendency toward misanthropy, the macabre, mystery and desolation.
Goth is recognizing the balance of dark and light, life and death, without turning away, denying, or living in fear of the things some people find disturbing.
www.gothtec.com /Whatisgoth.htm   (4938 words)

Goths are generally interested in the aesthetic and darker sides of life.
Goths are usually openminded, and have a deeper respect for people who are different.
For more in debth information about the history of goth, and what Goth is all about, see links on the right, which I have kindly borrowed because they explain it very well, and more detailed.
www.gothic.no /goth.htm   (712 words)

 Superstars of GCWpro.com: Global Championship Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Goth is extremely gifted on the mic and his promos, as many fans will attest, are some of the best in the business.
Goth is a true throwback testimony to the days of "old school" wrestling being heavily influenced by Michael Hayes, Barry Windham, and Arn Anderson.
With razor sharp mic and ring skills and uncanny agility for a big man (not to mention his "overness" with the fans) Goth is truly a force to be reckoned with in the world of professional wrestling.
www.mindspring.com /~shep/superstars/goth.html   (161 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Upwardly gothic
Goths have always started off as the kids who were bullied at school for being intelligent or geeky, so of course they'll end up in the more prestigious jobs.
I get accused of being a goth because of the fl hair, piercings, evil demeanor etc. But i'm not a real goth (or is that the test?)- i work for the National Trust and do loads of activism with Greenpeace and other groups in my spare time.
Goths shouldn't be afraid of labels and certainly shouldn't be afraid to shatter the paradigms.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/4828230.stm   (1550 words)

 Urban Dictionary: goth
Goths would rather stay who they are and be among the so called "freaks" than be like everyone else and be popular.
A goth will listen to music that is meaningful to their life and thought provoking, a chav will listen to music which will tell him how to behave.
Goth was originally a term used to describe people with a taste for certain bands eg: Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, etc. in the '80s when punk started to fade out, and with wardrobes predominantly fl.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=goth   (1623 words)

 .:. Line Nowhere - Goth Definition, facts, and some "history" about this thing called Goth .:. Goth & Industrial Zine ...
Goth is made up of individuals, each using their own free will and their own sense of who they are.
Goth parents don't always have Goth kids, since most Goths are open, they help their child grow into the person they are.
Goth is more than just a look, a type of music, or any of the many other things that people see as the stereotype.
www.geocities.com /skulz1967/goth.html   (6784 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: For that goth friend, a box of holiday ... well, not joy (and other box sets)
For that goth friend, a box of holiday...
The package includes a big booklet with extensive liner notes, photos of most of the bands and details on each cut and video.
Although, of course, a true goth cannot show happiness.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2003446004_giftboxes26.html   (1052 words)

 How to Dance Gothic
All difficulties and Goth Ratings are on a scale of one (pathetically easy or ridiculously non-gothic) to five (tragically difficult or stylishly über-gothic).
For maximum goth effect, the rotation of your circles should be a little out of phase — one hand should reach 12 o’clock in its circle a little bit before the other one.
Goth dancing isn’t really energetic; the idea is to be slow, graceful and languorous.
www.gothpunk.com /howtos/how-to-dance-gothic.html   (1813 words)

The term "goth" means a lot of different things to a lot of different people and much of the world only knows the stereotypes: a closet full of fl clothing, an obsession with death and suicide, and an endless supply of The Cure on CD.
Goth sees things a little differently, to her, "goth" is those darker elements.
Goth lives in a fearless nightmare world of kill or be killed and she's going to make sure that posers like Boone and his girlfriend Chrissy see things through her eyes.
www.b-independent.com /reviews/goth.htm   (578 words)

 Goth St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Although members of this youth subculture may differ in their own definitions, goth can be characterized by a fascination with all things otherworldly, from vampires to magic and beyond.
Often perceived by the general public as little more than "kids who wear fl clothes," the goth scene is in fact a fusion of attitudes stemming from the sublime emotion of Romantic poetry, the macabre images of decadent Victorian poetry, and the contempt for normative bourgeois complacency found in the punk movement.
While it is true that goth has been centered around themes of death and morbidity, what often goes unnoticed is goth's sense of humor--albeit a decidedly fl one.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100528   (201 words)

 Goth Music
The focus of Goth music is on the ambiance, often accomplished by the use of layering of tones and chord progressions.
The Sisters of Mercy, led by Andrew Eldritch, kept the Goth movement alive in the UK during the late 1980's and early 1990's.This is a drum heavy track, with lyrics expressing cynicism, dissolution, and loss.
While they did not dress in a Goth style, their lyrics deal with dark themes and are some of the darkest of the period.
www.angelfire.com /goth/sadboyinblack/gothpages/gothmusic.html   (3239 words)

 BRGoths FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Goth" is not a cult, nor is it a religion or social movement with any kind of agenda.
Goth is not an organized group of angst-ridden teens who listen to Marylin Manson and plot to kill their parents or peers, and it is not a dangerous influence on sweet innocent children which tries to turn them away from the paths of Good and Righteousness.
Far from being bigoted racists, most Goths are quite accepting of differences in others -- fl, white or asian, gay, bi or straight, or whatever, it doesn't matter as long as you understand and appreciate the music and the aesthetic.
www.esotericka.org /brgoths/brgothsfaq.html   (1742 words)

 Goth subculture may protect vulnerable children - health - 14 April 2006 - New Scientist
“Rather than posing a risk, it's also possible that by belonging to the goth subculture, young people are gaining valuable social and emotional support from their peers.” But he cautions: “However, the study was based on small numbers and replication is needed to confirm our results.” Only 25 participants felt strongly associated with goth culture.
Just 2% of the adolescents in the study identified with goth culture, although 8% said they had identified with it at some point in their lives.
Central to goth belief is the fl aesthetic — taking icons that society regards as evil, such as skull imagery, and making them beautiful.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn8996&feedId=online-news_rss20   (513 words)

Otto's Daughter, an industrial/Goth band out of New Jersey, and Firebug, a regular player on the Hollywood club circuit for the last few years, are ready for bigger and better things.
From his days as a member of hardcore punk band The Misfits to his long and primal reign as one of Goth metal's favorite sons, Glenn Danzig has never strayed far from the dark side.
Sisters of Mercy took the dark mood of goth and added rich layers of keyboards, creating a new kind of "danceable doom." See how Andrew Eldritch, a bunch of session musicians and a drum machine became one of the greatest and most innovative of post-punk bands.
www.suite101.com /reference/goth   (1072 words)

 RealmGothica - Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The most significant Christian Goth would have to be Eva O, former wife of the late Rozz Williams of the band Christian Death.
The Goths with full confidense in the fact that they are far superior to all other people.
Glitter Goths tend to be cute and wear pinks and blues.
www.realmgothica.com /RealmGothica/pages/rg_games_gothlike.shtml   (728 words)

 alt.gothic FAQ
The term 'Goth' was used by Ian Astbury who described Andi Sex Gang as a 'gothic pixie' and popularised by the UK music magazines New Musical Express and Sounds (NME) and was used to describe a class of music.
The first generation Goths complain that second and third generation Goths often seem to think that Gothdom is about wearing the flest fl, with a lot of silver jewellery and looking as thin and pale as possible.
May goths wear crosses or ankhs, and there are many religious references in goth songs, but it is not a religious movement.
www.vamp.org /Gothic/Text/gothic-faq.html   (3375 words)

 A goth primer
Goth used to be a subclassification of punk.
Goth unashamedly celebrates the dark recesses of the human psyche.
Goths understood all along the importance of a good smoke.
www.sfgoth.com /primer   (225 words)

 MilkandCookies - Goth
Sickly humorous adventures of a goth chick and her pet squirrel.
Trippy sketches and music with a goth interface that's easy to pick up but just as strange as it is artsy.
The Goth Punk Kid is gonna tell you what he don't like...wether you like it or not.
www.milkandcookies.com /keywords/goth   (494 words)

 Worth1000.com | Photoshop Contests | Are you Worthy™ | contest
goth valentines, goth daycare centers, goth grocery stores) basically anything in a world where goths rule.
If Goths ruled, preppy clothes would be a thing of the past...
I dunno what Goths are, Just browsed through and saw Alice Cooper and pasty faced people..
www.worth1000.com /cache/contest/contestcache.asp?contest_id=7302&display=photoshop   (890 words)

 Worth1000.com | Photoshop Contests | Are you Worthy™ | contest
In this contest, your task is to show is what the world would be like if it were ruled by goths.
goth valentines, goth daycare centers, goth grocery stores) basically anything in a world where goths rule.
If Goths ruled, preppy clothes would be a thing of the past...
worth1000.com /cache/contest/contestcache.asp?contest_id=7302&...   (890 words)

 Reclaiming the Shadows: Goth And Religion
Crucifixes hang from the pale necks of Goths all around me. I wonder about them.
Goth is about the shadow, I remind myself.
I content myself with the awareness that Goth is not only the shadow of American Christianity, but of American atheism as well.
stu.wccnet.org /~klaflamm/GDT150/shadows/religion.html   (601 words)

 The Gothic, Detgoth Page
The "goth" or the gothic movement, as some call it, is different to every person I know that claims to be a goth.
Back then we, yes I was one of them, were called "beatniks" For those of you old enough to remember the all fl dressed coffeehouse poets of the late 50's and early 60's, we were the ones rebelling and dropping out of the world to live to the beat of our own drummer.
In the past few years there has been a lot of bad press about the "goths." The media labeled the kids that shot up their school "goth" because they wore fl.
home.cfl.rr.com /sawyersite/goth.htm   (1176 words)

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