seek nothing else than to conquer death by incorporating
it into life. That paradoxical fight is, for me,
the origin of the passion, power and appeal of the gothic
lifestyle." -- Chris Rapier
Goth Myths Dispelled
Vampires are imaginary creatures. If you think otherwise, you're not goth, you're disturbed. Utter bullshit. Goth is not about the beautiful clothes you own or your vast CD collection of beautifully angst-ridden music. In short, Things do not make the Goth. Although some of us like them very much. Not all of us want to die. However, there are some of us that often don't have much urge to live. There is a difference between suicidal and world-wearied or getting there fast. Colour is not a fashion no-no. It's just that *some* colours are. People who wear, say, lots of screaming tacky yellow obviously do not take themselves seriously enough. In cases of uncertainty, just wear black. Cats ARE smarter than dogs. This is plainly obvious. Hell, they're smarter than people. This is why we have so many. It has nothing to do with using them as our familiars to call spirits from the dead. Sunlight is all right. Just preferably as leftovers from the previous night. But not to excess. We know how to smile. We simply choose not to let you know it.