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  Goths: What's All the Black For? (Doll Article)

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Goths - they seem to be in every school and neighborhood. Kids, and sometimes adults, dress completely in black with pale faces and dark make-up. The all black attire usually means one of two things, either it's Halloween, or you're looking at a Goth.

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What is Goth?

The word Goth is short for Gothic. The term Gothic as we know it today was originally a style of literature highly focused on the dark aspects of life and heavily infused with romance. Darkly romantic novels carried through the centuries to become darkly romantic people, or the Goths we see presently.

Typically speaking, Goths dress in black or other dark colors and tend to favor romantic styles of clothing. Long skirts, ruffles, or frills are true of some Goth girls, while clothing styles more commonly defined as Punk might better suit others.

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Where did Goths Come From?

The first Goths were actually German and partially responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire, but they have no bearing on the Goths we know today. Our Goths began as Punks during the 1970s and 1980s. Punk Rock bands originated during this time and gained in popularity as the voice for those refusing to conform to stereotypes.

In the early 1980s, some bands spun off into a slightly different sound and appearance and became known as Gothic or death rock bands. Over time, new bands without the same style of music began to call themselves Goth, and the term no longer held any musical value, but rather described appearances and attitude.

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Goth Appearances

Early Goth style came directly from the big screen. Horror movies spawned the modern Goth styles. Vampires and femme fatales are the grandparents of the Goth clothing so common today. Pale faces, dark eyes, and sometime dark lips combine with long, occasionally unkempt hair to create the traditional look. Clothing is dark, and traditionally attitudes were somber and even depressed.

Of course today, thirty-five years of Goth have evolved into any number of “normal” Goth appearances. Just like everyone else, Goths dress as they please and may look nothing like the Goths of the 80s and 90s. Movies, books, and bands have all put a new twist on what is cool within Goth circles, so there is not really a right or wrong way to be Goth. Really, all you have to do is say you're Goth, and nobody will be able to say otherwise.

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Goth Today

Goths today may or may not be deeply romantic, and they might be the funniest person you know. Many Goths simply enjoy wearing all black or other gothic attire. Goths are easily confused with punks, and even with those who seek no grouping, but prefer to dress a certain way. The irony of course, is that Goths, and Punks for that matter, all set out to be different from stereotypes, but have created a stereotype all their own.

Are you a Goth? Find or practice your own unique Goth style here at the Doll Palace, or see if perhaps it's time to put away your preppy clothes and take on a whole new, darker persona.


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PhantomAngel

21/Female
Sharon, PA
Posted On: December 14, 2008
I know a whole lot of people don't exactly agree with the whole goth/emo thing, but think about it this way: do you know any gothic kids who get in trouble with the law, or who do drugs? Usually, it's the preps and the jocks getting in trouble for all that, and then us "scary emo-freaks" have to take the blame. Think about that.
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Annabell11

19/Female
Morristown, TN
Posted On: November 11, 2008
You can go f*ck your self, i hate the stupid motherf*ckers on this f*cking site! Mabye cause' I hate b*tches but d*mnit, you f*cking people are f*cking r*tarde, your as st*pid as all the f*ckers at my school!!! I don't need any friends or anything, I've always been alone and I don't need anyone, I never f*cking have. Oh, and I'm a f*cking goth too. But whatever, i don't care what any of you st*pid motherf*cking people think of me, just like I don't care about any of the stupid f*ckers I know in real life. All in all, I hope all you stupid f*ckers suffer greatly and die horrid f*cking deaths.
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KITTYx

100/Female
Niger
Posted On: September 13, 2008
Wow. You just fu.cked with one of TDP's most sensitive topics. Emo and Goth people.

Great fu.cking job. x.x

+K
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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 14, 2008
we had a goth person 4 a waitress last time we went out 2 eat
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RockerChick201

22/Female
Marion, VA
Posted On: June 1, 2008
PLEASE READ THIS!!!

It may be long but it has a good message to everyone...

Why can't you all leave the Goths alone.I mean shoot i'd rather be a Goth then the Preps or Jocks of the school.Preps and Jocks make fun of everyone because they think there better because they have more money or they play better.Goths have there own lives to worry about and they do not need to make fun of those who are trying there hardest to get through everything life throws at them.Goths also don't worry about if they more money or if there better than anyone else.To me goths are jus normal people who like to wear black.And normal people are my kind of people.Cause Preps and Jocks are always wanting to be the center of attention. They also to me are the teachers pet because they are always asking the teachers to give into them and they are always trying to get the teachers off subject in class.They are also cheating off there friends and stuff like.Do everyone a favor don't judge people.
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goth_and_proud

19/Female
OH
Posted On: April 22, 2008
sorry accio.i read it a little fast and thought you were with kicking them.sorry,my bad..
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goth_and_proud

19/Female
OH
Posted On: April 22, 2008
what the heck!there is nothing wrong with goths!we are nice poeple and accio i'll kick you in the face!
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: February 1, 2008
wow..... I guess I'd (Aqua) be mostly goth... a little prep and a SMIGE of emo.....

Kean: (Sits there quietly....)

~Emo Dudet! (See?! SMIGE of Emo!!!)

~Kean (WORKING ON NAME!!!!)
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xxjordynnmarie

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 22, 2007
you know what? I consider myself prep, emo, goth, but mostly, ME.
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 12, 2007
I'm Goth, I've just decided it's a better life style for me. Both of my sisters arn't Goth, my parents arn't either, and my friends arn't, and I'm OK with that. I'd rather be Gothic then Preppy.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 18, 2007
AND U REALLY NEED TO QUIT STARTIN STUFF WIT ME BCUZ I DIDNT DO ANYTHING TO U...
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 18, 2007
IF U REALLY WANT ME TO HAVE A PROB WIT U THEN FINE I GOT A PROB WIT IT... R U SATISFIED NOW????
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 10, 2007
IM NOT BEING STREOTYPE BUT GOTHS SCARE THE SH*T OUT ME BCUZ ALOT OF THEM WEAR BLACK MAKE UP AND MAKE IT SEEM LIKE BLOOD IS COMIN 4RM THEIR LIPS.AT LEAST THE ONES IVE SEEN. AND ALOT OF THEM NEVER TALK OR SMILE,THEY JUS LOOK REALLY MAD WHICH CREEPS ME OUT. EVEN THO I SAID ALL OF THIS IM NO BIT CHY PREP,AND DONT GET MAD AT ME BCUZ I SAID HOW I FEEL
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blondes_rock_9

19/Female
Spring, TX
Posted On: July 29, 2007
lolz alien preps
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giovannagiojov

26/Female
Chicago, IL
Posted On: July 23, 2007
people. goth is used for most things. plz people call me goth emo punk blah blah. gosh don't get so mad bout one lil thing though people that say goths suck are the real suckers. PS PREPPY PEOPLE CAN KISS MY A** CUZ THEY ARE FAKE AND ARE ALIENS
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