Recently I have been a bit annoyed.. The goth subculture has always been very open, breaking free from labels, and very much accepting of different people and the variations of the style. That's why I got into it and always followed the stuff in the community.
But, I have been noticing some hmm.. interesting things recently..
Some people (some in youtube, some in tumblr and so on..) have been starting to "take over" the community! They tell you what to listen, what to wear, what to think and worst of all.. think you are not goth if you do some of these things a bit differently. They claim to be the ultimate version of goth, and are more label obsessed than fucking little kids.
I personally don't mind them, they talk about what they think is right and I'm willing to listen to that opinion, but I am not going to change what I think.
But I am really damn worried when little baby bats flab their wings to these people and make them their idols. They just learn that there is only one version of being goth and any different lowers your "gothness".
No it does not lower your anything to wear that green shirt today if you want to, it does not lower anything to listen to that Madonna's song today if you just happen to feel like it.
There isn't a measurement for gothness
If you feel like you belong with the goths, then that's where you'll belong. No one has no say in that. Break free little ones, break free! Do/wear/think what makes you happy, not what someone else think is considered goth.
Well that's my opinion anyways.
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