Hello, first post for 2013!
And I've decided to do the Goth Challenge! After reading it in some gothy blogs I've decided to do it at last, looks fun and isn't it kind of a must for every goth blogger? I love the idea anyway.
After some thinking, it would be wise to attach a link to each challenge I did. Here you go:
So here are the challenges:
Day 1 – How did you come across the subculture?
Day 2 – Share photos and experiences from your Baby Bat days.
Day 3 – When did you come out the Goth closet? (If you didn't then simply discuss the topic)
Day 4 – Name a stereotype or cliche you can relate to.
Day 5 – Is there a local Goth band or group in your area?
Day 6 – Hand write your favourite lyric and take a picture.
Day 7 – Ten of your favourite goth bands.
Day 8 – What's your worst and best experience with non-Goths?
Day 9 – What genre of music do you dislike?
Day 10 – What do you hate and love about the subculture?
Day 11 – Is Goth a lifestyle for you?
Day 12 – What's your gothic inspiration?
Day 13 – What was your first band t-shirt?
Day 14 – What was your best and worst DIY disaster.
Day 15 – Your favourite or most expensive item in your wardrobe.
Day 16 – What's the most casual you've ever dressed?
Day 17 – Your favourite Goth brand.
Day 18 – Worst hair experience.
Day 19 – Share beauty advise and take a photo of your make up.
Day 20 – If you could dye your hair any colour what would it be?
Day 21 – What body mod do you have or have you considered?
Day 22 – If you could attend any Goth event what would it be?
Day 23 – Your favourite artist or photographer.
Day 24 – Name the best websites for Goths.
Day 25 – Did you ever consider leaving the subculture?
Day 26 – Show a photo for every year (or month if you're new) that you've being into Goth.
Day 27 – The worst thing you ever did to a newbie.
Day 28 – Do you consider yourself an eldergoth?
Day 29 – What do you think will happen to Goth in the future?
Day 30 – Make a list of blogs you regularly read and link to them.
How did you come across the subculture?
I think this is one of those things that I've always knew existed. I always knew anime existed and got heavily into it when I was 13. So with the subculture, when I began to listen to Visual Key and Metal, I began to find out those darky and angsty pictures on the internet, of slit wrists, beautiful gothic girls with their pale skin and beautiful clothes [which I immediately wanted!] posing next to abandoned places, picures of Metal bands who wore a lot of black with studded clothes... and then it hit me that I am in love what I see.
So I decided to do a research, what the hell is this thing that I am loving. I found out about a lot of "what is goth" websites in english and russian, and everyone seemed more idiotic than the other.
The first goth website I found was Gothic Nederland, there's a link right there ---------->
I was reading so much I only understood what goth really was to me only when I was like 18. Until then I didn't wear any makeup because it didn't suit me at all, I wore more pink clothes than black clothes because I adored the color, and frankly I wasn't comfortable with myself at all, not to mention dolling myself up...
And when I was 15 I met Boris, and this is the part where I understood that Goth was about the music as well, not just clothes. With Boris we explored a lot of genres. First were classic rock bands from the 60's and 70's [Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors] and then we progressed through the years, so to speak, and began to listen to progressive rock and a bit punk, and then we discovered Post Punk!
Our lives changed, haha! And I guess since then we got stuck in the 80's XD
By the way, Boris is a huge fan of Nick Cave, and he kind of got us into goth whereas we weren't at all listening to this genre.
However the first official goth band I knew [thanks to Boris of course] were Lacrimosa, that I will forever respect. They got me into trad goth, they definitely defined goth to me more than any other band I then listened to. And with more music my style developed, and my interest in customizing outfits grew and makeup on my face suddenly looked reasonable. And here I am today!
I look at this as a journey, really, to discovering who I am and what things I like and my first inspirations of this world :)