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Get the Goods on Goth Style (pg. 5)

Get the Goods on Goth Style (pg. 5) - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Get all the tips and help you need to master the goth look. From make-up to hair to fashionable goth clothing, weve got what every teen needs to know. - Page 5

1 Mmmm, well although I could pick things out from each one of the previous articles. I must say I agree with acidalayde the most. Being gothic has nothing to do with your outer appearance. How you dress may reflect your inner goth-ness but it really is nothing more than an image that is perceived by everyone a little differently. Music is a great influence and Cradle of Filth was an excellent example of vampiric goths. The first goths were a Germanic culture that believed strongly in Christianity. The fact that all the little Hot Topic kids run around saying, 'I'm goth, I don't believe in God,' is really quite sickening. You can be goth and still believe in god. I am labeled as a true goth yet I still believe that there is a God. I am not an athieist as most people choose to think they are when they convert to gothdom. Hot topic...really? If you are trying to avoid the trends don't shop there - it makes you just as trendy as the average preppy girl or guy you see about. There are many different sub-goths and there are the elite goths who try far too hard and base everything upon the attitude "gother than thou". But who am I to say what goth is. As far as the elitists are concerned I am just another "poser". We are all posers. Everyone in the world has based their identity on somebody elses, thus we are all posers.
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: ImperfectCry
Age: 16

1 Your article on gothic style/fashion upsets me. None of those things are necessary to be a goth or, what is known as a goth today. History lesson of the day: goths were the first Germanic people to become Christians. Somehow (this I am not sure of) this term "goth" started being used for people with a darker style, perhaps for what the actual Germanic people were like, I don't know. But goths today have a darker style because of the way that they view life and the way that they feel - not because of the clothes they wear or what color they dye their hair. These things are unnecessary. It's about your personal style and thoughts, not what you wear. So all these stupid kids saying "Oh! I wanted to go goth! This is a super article!", you can't just "go" goth. You can dress in a style that is "gothic", but if you're as peppy as all hell, good luck being accepted by people who truly live for the darker things in life. Hopefully all that made sense.
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: feral
Age: 16

1 Yes, so you all know, almost everything any one of you has said thus far is either completely incorrect or far- fetched. First of all, music can define what type of "goth" you are. However, to get the records straight for all you beginners: Regardless of what anyone has told you, Cradle of Filth is as fake as it gets. They used to be good, but now they're a corporate machine for mallrats and "black metal" posers. If you honestly want to get into Black Metal, get into The Covenant, Borknagar, Burzum, Ancient or Dark Funeral. If you don't like it, you don't like black metal. Don't try. Also, Slipknot is what we metalhead veterans call NU METAL. This category includes Godsmack, Kittie, Manson, Slipknot, Korn, and any other band that lacks such musical talent. Listen to Children of Bodom. Talent. Guitar Solos. Excellent Ones. Good Charlotte, Blink, Simple Plan.... Nu Punk. If they only use power chords, they are bad. In general, punk bands are metal bands that don't downtune their instruments and can't play that well. Goth is not a style you suddenly get into. You slowly introduce yourself to it. Don't model yourself after what you see in the malls. They're there to be looked at, because they like it when they're called weirdos or goths. They're in the "scene" for the attention. Jeans are allowed. Goth is a place of mind, not a color. And please, if you're going to attempt any facet of the gothic lifestyle, learn about how it started. Read about Pagans and the Gothics from B.C. You don't have to destroy your hair with dyes and bleaches either. Black make-up, nail polish, hair, and clothing are not necessities in any sense. Boots are not necessary either. I'm sorry to break your hearts, but Hot Topic is not great store. If you haven't noticed, they overprice and their stuff falls apart in a couple months. For all you beginners, when you walk out the door in Hot Topic attire, you look like a store bought plastic doll. Gothic is not about the price tag hanging over your head. And please, once again, don't look like a moron with an upside down cross on your head. It's embarrassing for the rest of us whom don't put nearly as much effort into our daily ensembles. Metallica doesn't rock anymore. Their last good album was And Justice For All. Lastly, if you insist on picking up an instrument, don't leap to the guitar. There are enough guitarists in the world to choke a horse. However, if you insist, B.C. Rich guitars are not good. They're absolutely horrible. And they're not "evil". Buy a Gibson. I have a Gibson Les Paul Custom in Alpine White. It's the best instrument I've ever picked up. And don't settle and stop getting better when you can play through all your Slipknot CDs. Settle when you can play every Yngwie Malmsteen solo.
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: Children of Bodom
Age: 16

1 Well, I think this is a really good article. But come on, isn't it stereotyping a bit? Cuz like, I'm a gothic, but I don't where makeup often, or walk around all day wearing leather and zips. If you wanna see a real gothic, look up the band H.I.M. on Google or Yahoo or something like that.
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: Villerules
Age: 11

1 These other people are right. Goth is not having black make-up and clothes. That's like just to show what they are. I'm goth and I don't wear that. I'm goth because of my attitude. And a note to killswitch-engage** GC ROCKS! They're not posers but they're not goth - just punk.
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: riotgrl159
Age: 13

1 God! You guys are SILLY - nearly as much as me! Lol! To be a goth, you don't need boots to be a goth! I've been a "goth" for yonks and I don't wear botos, I wear sk8 shoes like Airwalks. You don't even need to dye your hair. I've not dyed it once! Another thing - STUDS AND ZIPPERS! I'd rather be seen dead than wear them! In my case, you don't even have to wear all black! I don't. I wear more reds and blue at the moment, even thoough black is my favorite color. Ooooo I got kinda annoyed when I read this!
P.S. I agree with Acidalayde - labels are for soup cans!
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: pixies_rule
Age: 14

1 I think this site is a bunch of crap! You don't go around giving instructions to people on what they should be! If they want to be it bad enough they figure it out! I like the heavy make-up thank you. It is not unattractive. Goth is not about the make-up or crap like that, it's about beliefs! If you're trying to be goth, you're a poser - face it! Go find out what you really are!
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: horrid romance
Age: 16

1 That's great. IF YOU'RE A POSER! This is not gothic at all! Manson is not gothic, and the people who follow these tips are not gothic and never will be. Gothic is something that you're born with. You can't just "turn" gothic! I hate you people so much!
Kidz Submit by:
Nickname: SILENTxSCREAMS
Age: 15

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My parents have always been aggressive and abusive and I only just noticed it a couple months ago. Over time they've gotten worse (specifically my mother). Whenever she gets mad she'll yell at us and if she gets mad enough she'll hit and push us around. Whoever we get into arguments it's always one- sided and she always wins, even if she knows she is wrong. An argument we had not to long ago was about me not taking care of myself. She looked at my hair and started to touch it and told me "Your hair isn't soft why is it so dry, it's probably because you aren't taking care of your hair." Then she goes on to tell me that she's going to cut it and all of this other stuff when she knows I'm conscious about me looking like a boy ( Used to get called a boy for having short hair). As the argument goes on, I start to tell her things that she knows she is wrong about. She proceeds to yell at me then grabs me by the face and say "If you don't lower your tone and listen to what I'm saying I'm going to knock you in the head." Then she goes on to tell me she remembers nothing I was saying and that it's a lie. She also hit me when I didn't clean the laundry room correctly and whenever she gets fed up. I'm constantly having to watch what I say and do, because I'm scared that I'm going to end up hurt. She also likes to degrade me and tell how bad I'm doing. She's said plenty of thing like when I didn't have my bed covers tucked in she yelled at me and hit me and I said "Do you expect me to just stand here and take this", and she replied saying "That's what you are supposed to do you are the child and I am the adult, you take whatever I do until I'm done." Another time is when I had my band concert and I had to pick out the right attire. When we went shopping to get the clothing I chose slacks when she liked a skirt better, we went on to fight in the store and she bought the slacks. When we got home she said to me that real girls wear skirts and dresses and boys wear slacks and pants. This hurt me because she knows I have a past with people telling me I look like a boy etc. Another time I started to sleep on the floor, because I was practicing a minimalist life. When I left my pillows on the floor she found it and questioned me on why they were there. I told her it fell of my bed when really I left it there. Later when I told my dad, he told her and she got mad because I was getting cat hair on my pillows. She then proceeded to ask why I lied and I told her sometimes lying is better then the truth (I knew she would get mad that I was sleeping on the floor so I lied) then she told me that I was never going to have a relationship, a job, or friends ( This hurt me because I don't have friends now). She's also said that I don't take care of my body because I ate two sweets in one day which lead her to banning me from Doritos and now I have to ask to get chips and any other snack. She's told me I don't take care of my teeth because I have yellow spots from using whitening toothpaste with braces on. She's told me I don't take care of my hair so I can't wash it or do any hair style or then a bun. She had lead me to starving myself (Unless she makes me eat) and cutting myself. I've just stopped caring, because what ever I do is always wrong. I never get a choice in my activities, she controls my life in fact she me just in a different body. But what is even worse is that she's turning my dad into her. Now I have a scheduled time to eat breakfast and lunch, and to go onto my electronics. I feel like I'm in a prison with my parents constantly watching over me, in fact yesterday when I was pouring my milk my mom got out a measuring cup and poured my milk into the measuring cup and said "Why isn't this a full cup" and I replied saying "Because I don't measure my milk." Then she got angry at me. There's so much I could say about her, but I'll stop. Anyways my father is always sarcastic and he doesn't realize how much it hurts me. Today I was cleaning out my bag for next school year and my dad came in and said, "Wow, you aren't even dress yet and I had to come up here to tell you how sad." Just little things like that hurt me. My little sister got mad at me last week for sitting in a certain area and she said " Why are you sitting there," and I didn't reply because I didn't want to speak to her and she then said, "Probably because you are too stupid to answer." I wanted to break down crying then and there, but I kept it in. I've limited my talking to her, because all she does is break me down. Like when there was a Proactive commercial and she said, "Ha, you need that." That hurt me because just the other my mom was telling me how I don't take care of my face and that's why I have acne. My older sister and I barely talk, because whenever I try to talk to her she's mad for what ever reason and when my parents were talking about hitting my sister she was in the corner laughing. My cat Preston is very young and I got hi,abo a year ago. I get very sad and often cry, because I've seen him turn out scared and aggressive just like me because he's been through what I have. One time he pooped in a clothes basket (It's right next to his litter box) my mom grabbed him by the neck and hit him while she smothered his face in his poop, all while yelling at him. I was going to call the Animal Protective Services, but I got too scared and I realized how lonely I would be. Please help me I'm not sure what to do anymore. 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Dear Kkmr324, I hope you get to feeling better as time goes on.  It does get better but like you said you can't actually get over it.  Losing someone to cancer is awful and I have never lost a friend and I hope I never will and I am so sorry that you did, but I have lost family to cancer and it is horrible.  I hope your okay. :(
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Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Kkrmr324 posted in Family Issues:
A few months ago,my friend Kendall died of cancer. It was really hard to "get over it"; because really you dont just get over it. One thing i did was find a bunch of pictures of me and Kendall and remembered all the fun we had together. And it helped! I still miss her, but good friends and family helped with that.
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Tennis123
why are you allowing that to control your happiness? why can't you have true happiness instead of chasing some dream for momentary satisfaction? You're 12. This is when your core beliefs, values, and outlooks on life start. Don't mess it up choosing to be sad over something like that.
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