Living the Strange Life

Goth at 40: A Response

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Goth at 40: A Response

(Originally published on August 7, 2016) You know it's going to be a rage post when I absolutely have to get coffee before I can start writing a post. Welcome to a response to Goth at 40, the article in question from Washington Post. We'll do a general sweep of annoying things and then address the specific concepts that make my heart clench. Annoying:  Content creators, pay attention. If you ever get the opportunity to represent your weird little community, do not waste 600 words on pandering to the superficial, with a mild condescending tone at the group/community you are...

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Goth Culture: That is the Question

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Goth Culture: That is the Question
Musings on what goth culture is...

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Living the Strange Life

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Living the Strange Life

What is the Strange Life? A lot of fucking work is what it is. Lol. All right, real answer? We'll start with how it used to be Living the Goth Life. I was at, what? Oh, did you expect this to be an intimate guide, a doorway into another lifestyle with pictures of this booty in occult Wednesday Addams mash ups? Tutorials out the belfry of perfect black lipstick and Nu Goth boxer braids? Sit your ass down and head over to @thestrangegoth on Instagram. There's your "guide".  Where was I? Oh yes, Living the Goth Life. So it was...

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Your Goth and Non Goth Identity: Can You Have Both?

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Your Goth and Non Goth Identity: Can You Have Both?

(Originally published on January 19, 2017) The hardest thing about being a human being is finding the balance between ducking prejudice and fully realizing yourself. This is a long post, so take a moment to follow this blog by Joining the Strange Collective at the top of this page, and to see the Strange Life in real time, follow me  Instagram,  YouTube, Facebook, and Tumblr. This is for the baby bats in the room who still think they can't step out of the coffin and into the scene because they don't look like Victoria Lovelace. This is for the goths who try their...

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High End Goth Revival: Could the Trend Kill the Culture?

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High End Goth Revival: Could the Trend Kill the Culture?
Musings on high end designers reproducing classic band t-shirts and sticking an enormous price tag onto it. But is the problem accessibility to the average goth consumer or what lies beneath the clothes...so to speak.

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