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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
4:18 am
Need more music
I need new music. I should probably listen to Pandora more. But I want more goth and industrial titles, too. And most of the bands I listen to I learned about from buying compilation albums from HotTopic. Sure, others I found online, but most of the good stuff I find on compilation CDs, or from magazines. Heck, I start looking up bands from this 3-CD set of goth/industrial music I borrowed from the library.

Anybody has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

What I like:

* Skinny Puppy
* Evanescence/Amy Lee
* Cruxshadows (I should check out their discography, see if they have any CDs I don't own yet.)
* Voltaire
* Emilie Autumn
* Nebelhexe
* Abney Park
* Corvus Corax
* Creature Feature
* The Dreamside
* Wumpscut
* Seanan McGuire
* Dr. Steel
* Ego Likeness
* Dead Can Dance
* Gogol Bordello
* Lacuna Coil
* Eisbrecher
* Joachim Witt
* Rammstein
* The Birthday Massacre
* Blue Oyster Cult
* Godsmack/Sully Erna
* System of a Down/Serj Tankian
* Tool/A Perfect Circle
* Marilyn Manson
* Korn
* Dresden Dolls
Friday, April 10th, 2009
2:20 pm
Introduction Post
I don't know how to LJ cut before anyone tells me this is too long.

Anyway, Iike I said; This is going to be long because I have some things to get off my chest. So, after years of jumping from community to community, I find myself joining yet another one. Ironically, I had sworn to never join an online community again. I'm talking more about the goth communities, because I have no problems in the other communties I've joined. Everytime I try to join a goth community, I never stay around for long because I'm either ran off for being "not goth enough" or I eventually leave on my own because I got tired of the "gothier than thou" attitude.

I'm now a 20 year old African American woman who has been around the online goth "scene" since I was 15. I have become disillusioned with the goth scene. So much that I can no longer go by the label that I used to so proudly wear. I thought the goth scene was about being "open-minded". That you were free to be yourself and that others in the scene will accept you for being you. But that is all a bunch of bull. All the goth scene is a fashion contest of who can dress in the gothiest oufit and think they are "so goth" that they feel the need to call anyone a poser because apparently to be a "true goth" you have to follow a list of "rules".  They're no different from the so- called "conformists" they claim to hate and seperate themselves from.

I joined this community because I feel that it describes me perfectly. I dress in goth fashion and collect gothic themed accessories.  I also have some interests that are considered gothic such as my love for Tim Burton films. I also love vampires and anything else that's seen as "dark and creepy".  However, I can't stand goth music. It just doesn't have any feeling to me. The closest I listen to goth music is gothic metal. While I am cynical and somewhat sarcastic, I *gasps* enjoy living and having fun instead of whining about "conformists". I *gasps* like some mainstream music instead of limiting myself to just goth music. I *gasps* wear color in my wardrobe. I even wear *gasps*PINK and I *gasps even more* LIKE it.  

To be honest, stereotypically speaking I'm more of a "geek" than a "goth", but I just don't care anymore. I'm tired to trying to label myself because I'm just limiting self like that and I've realized that I'm just a living example that people can't be fully defined by labels. But we all know that there will still be people who will try to slap us in a box (we can't escape it), so when asked I reply that "I'm alternative" because that is the easiest yet vague way to describe me. I don't fit in with most of mainstream society, but I'm not "freak enough" for the freaks. I'm just me. No more trying fight stereotypes or fit in to one.  I go my own way now. I don't care what people think of me anymore.

I've been watching this community for a while before I decided to finally join and from what I see none of you care either. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my being a "closet goth".
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
7:38 pm
Just joined the group and wanted to say Hi!

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
11:08 pm
the inner goth
A friend of mine and I figured out years ago that we had what we dubbed "the inner goth". Which is a lot like what you are calling a closet goth.

Well, I've come part way out of the closet once a week in the dead of night (how very goth)...

the station was in need of a DJ for an overnight slot and I was in need of a respite from science writing, my muse for it was snoozing... whereas my music muse has been thriving

So anyway, surf on over if you feel inclined. we webcast: http://www.myspace.com/evsunderground

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, September 1st, 2007
8:59 am
Открылось русское сообщество для поклонников замечательной голландской группы Within Temptation. Прошу... Enter.
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
10:59 am
Hello *waves*
Hello there!

My name is Inimeitiel, I am 19 and I live in the cold, wet north of England.

I am a full out goth, but not like the rest. First off, I refuse to dye or straighten my hair, hence my general rejection from most of the goth world. But black hair is so overdone. Being goth is about being original, not following trends. I tend to wear full goth makeup, steel heeled New Rocks, and a long black dress (rather like Morticia Addams from the Addams Family).

My fave band of all time ever is Within Temptation. I am absolutley crazy about them.

I love goth metal, folk metal, battle metal and power metal. Some of my fave bands inc. Sirenia, Epica, Sonata Arctica, HIM, Nightwish, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Bullet for My Valentine, Iced Earth, Kamelot, Angtoria, TYR, Korpiklaani, Stream of Passion, Dream Theater... I could go on, the list is pretty much endless. lol.

My fave film is Sleepy Hollow. I will give anything a watch once. I am fond of period dramas, gothic horror and fantasy.

I love to read more than anything in the world. I am also a writer.

Despite my general snarkyness, I'm acctually quite a nice person, just very shy. I can't stand posers or those who think being goth is about looking goth. Being goth is a lifestyle, not a fashion statement (sorry, i feel rather passionate about this issue).

Usually I can be found sitting quietly in a dark corner reading a book.

Well, that is as far as my introduction goes. Nice to meet you all. :D

Inimeitiel xxx

Current Mood: artistic
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
12:00 am
Monday, January 15th, 2007
11:49 am
:::waves hello::: and stuff
1. Name: Nikki Rose F

2. Age: 23

3. Location: Michigan, Detroit area

4. Closet Goth or not, and why? 85% closet goth 15% out of closet goth

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in: um look at my journal i guess. ask me and ill let ya know. im in a philosophy major. i have a natural health education degree already and am currently furthering that as well. i know a ton of holistic stuff. music. 2d art. sleeping. more reading that tv. darkness. etc.


7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself: eghh, hi i should probably have more friends. im kinda a recluse. so is my boyfriend. we hide in the basement. its cold here. chat me up on aim triggerhippyeah or artistoftheflesh sometime. also on myspace as violetvalor.

Current Mood: apathetic
Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
6:53 pm
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
12:32 am
Saturday, January 6th, 2007
1:50 am
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
5:51 pm
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
11:32 pm
Name: Hannah Rose [yes, my real name]

Age: 18

Location: I'm pretty sure I'm in the 3rd circle of hell.

Closet Goth or not, and why: Def. a closet goth. Once upon a time I was a full out goth, but the older I got the less goth I became. I'm still a twisted freak inside though...just without the all black wardrobe. If you see a pic of me I'm as far from goth as you can get now days.

Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in: I'm pretty much interested in everything. You name it I've seen it/heard it/insert random.

If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required: I'm too lazy but I have pics of myself in my profile for those curious.

Any other things you'd like to add about yourself: I've got a sick fetish for love metal and chocolate covered cherries?
Sunday, September 17th, 2006
5:14 pm
Warning: Halfnium Contains Explicite Lyrics
Okay, decided to do this for the hell of it. See? I even dusted off my gothiest icons and used it!

Before we get started, though, has anyone noticed how the goth emoticons look a tad bit stupid? Or is it just me?

1. Name : [bows low] Sai Halfnium

2. Age : Age is irrelevant to being a goth. But I like to think that no matter how old I am, I'll never be too old for cartoons.

3. Location : What's it matter? We're all going to hell--and I'm driving the bus!

4. Closet Goth or not, and why? : Now where's the sense in that? Be proud of who you are, even if it scares the fuck out of everyone else! Be who and what you want to be! I can understand not being around stores that deal in gothic apparel, unable to show the world your gothiness, but that's what the internet's for. And if that fails you, make it yourself, improvise! Want a white face, pale as snow? Use baking powder (I don't know if it really works). Want a spikey bracelet, sharp enough to impale your enemies' stomachs upon? Use a spiked dog collar. Or, shit, just go to a store during halloween and stock up!

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in. : Music: Anything that sounds good--from goth rock to J-pop. Specifically: Tool, A Perfect Circle, Lemon Demon, Goo Goo Dolls, The Cure, KoRn, Slipknot, Voltaire, Brand New, Three Days Grace, Phantasmagoria, Malice Mizer, and blah, blah, blah, no one gives a shit. Movies: Any movie based off of Stephen King's books, Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy, and that's about it for that. Other Jumk: Reading, writing, The Fine Arts, listening to music, cartoons, anime, manga, comics, fire, and other shit no one will ever give a damn about!

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required. : Er, just imagine me, okay? I have short hair (All of it on my head), two eyes, and I wear clothes. Wow, aren't I a hot one?</sarcasm>

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself. : I want a Barbie. And not just the regular, plastic Bitch-In-A-Box we get now. I want "Goth Occult Barbie" or "Suicidal Tendencies Barbie," or even "Manic Depressive Barbie!" How do you think parents would react to that? [cackles evilly]

So, what do you think? Not that it really matters, now does it? I think this community is just about dead.

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
9:47 am
1. Name: Liz.

2. Age: 28

3. Location: Southern California.

4. Closet Goth or not, and why?: Mm, not really a closet Goth. I just recently 'discovered' the Gothic culture, and have adopted the style and a few of the ideologies. For the first time, I feel I've found a common style that suits my personality.

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in.: The first three of the Vamp Chronicles [all of them after that go way downhill], sitcoms like Seinfeld, old-school fantasy like "The Never-Ending Story" and "The Dark Crystal", traveling in Asia, anime and manga, drawing, writing, and many many other things.

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required.: Eh, most likely not; I'm a bit camera shy. =/

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself.: I'm still learning to draw, and though I post on deviantART, I'm sometimes intimidated by kids more than half my age who are several levels above my own ability..

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
6:29 pm
1. Name  Sami Joe

2. Age  15

3. Location  Blue Grass, Iowa 

4. Closet Goth or not, and why?  Yep! I am because after awhile you just want to roll out of bed and throw something on, plus the area where I live it's a hassle. I never used to be but after passing out in a store in hundred degree weather in dark clothes I figured I'd give capris and tank tops a chance..

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in. I like Manson, Ozzy, Zug Izland, Voltaire, Nirvana, ect. My favorite movie would be The Crow, and I love anime and manga.

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required.

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself.  there's not much more I can think of
Friday, June 2nd, 2006
12:48 am
1. Name - Damiel42 will do just fine.

2. Age - 25

3. Location - Pittsburgh, PA

4. Closet Goth or not, and why?
- Yes/No. Most of the time, yes-ish. Lately, not so much. It's always been kind of ... my "thing" but for most of my life, between strict school-then-work dress code (I'm a pastry chef), and a total lack of money... The outwardly-goth has not always been possible for me. My new job is NOT in a open kitchen, so it doesn't matter how I look. :) Heh. It's funny, now that's I'm working six days a week, with exceedingly long days, on that ONE day off, I go all out. I have pink hair, after not having dyed my hair properly for about six years... For most of my time, though, it's been the music. Goth music dug its way into my soul at a fairly young age, and my love for it has only grown.

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in.
Music - The Cruxshadows, Voltaire, VNV Nation, Wolfsheim, Clan of Xymox, the Cure, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, Love and Rockets, New Order, Gackt, Tori Amos, David Bowie, Etta James, Cab Calloway, Flogging Molly, Erasure, U2... sheesh, I dunno...

Movies - Cheesy horror and sci-fi movies. If you can buy it in some kind of massive 8,000-movie-multipack from Amazon for $10, then I'll probably more than happily watch it. Tim Burton movies. Bruce Campbell movies. Johnny Depp movies. Labyrinth, Legend, The Princess Bride, Napoleon Dynamite.

Other Stuff - Anime. Smallville. LOST. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup. Cooking. Dessert. Making jewelry. Neil Gaiman. Kids/Young adult fantasy novels. Knitting. Calligraphy. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, finding new music...

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required. - *points at icon* That's me. That's the best you'll get for now.

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself.
- Uh. I dunno. Maybe I'll think of something later.

Current Mood: sleepy
Friday, May 5th, 2006
5:00 pm
My Intro
By the way, you've got an extra "http//" in the link to your questions. I had to copy the URL and alter it to get to the questions. Just a head's up.

1. Name: Tristan Arts. But on this LJ, call me Lo. On this LJ (luciferian_chic), I call myself Lolita Leigh Smith, or Lo for short. Or DM, since Dark Marionette is the username I wanted to start with, for my Goth side. Tried doing "Luciferian_chick," and the k did not take.

2. Age: 23, almost 24

3. Location: Iowa

4. Closet Goth or not, and why? Yes. Well... I honestly don't know why, for sure. Aside from the fact that "Goth" is just one of my sides. Though Halloween is my favorite day... gives me a chance to free myself from my self-imposed prison and be myself on the outside.

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in.
Music= Really still new to Goth music and Industrial music, but so far for those genres I like Voltaire, Marilyn Manson, Skinny Puppy (their newer stuff mostly), The Cruxshadows, Sisters of Mercy, Rammstein, Evanescence, and The Dresden Dolls.

Movies= I love the strange, and dark, and things that are both. Alice In Wonderland is one of my favorite stories, as is its sequel, Through The Looking Glass. I saw both of the Resident Evil movies, and delighted with them. Others: The Fifth Element, John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, The Adams Family movies (1 and 2 only, the others were too corny), Interview With The Vampire, and Hellboy.

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required. Pass for now.

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself.

I'm transgendered, but I largely have that side of me hidden as well. So the few times I dress Goth, I dress effeminately.

I am also a neo-mythology Pagan, but my Goth side has taken a liking to Sutekh (AKA Set), Lilith, Lucifer, Loki, Kali, and Satan. But especially Sutekh, Lilith, and Lucifer.

One last thing: I'm also a poet and photographer.

Current Mood: calm
Saturday, April 8th, 2006
11:24 am
1. Name

2. Age

3. Location

4. Closet Goth or not, and why?
Yeah. Being short with friends who get irked if you were balck, I kinda have to be. But, it's all good

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in.
V for Vendetta, HIM, Nightwish, Queen of the damned, some Cradle of filth

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required.
hopefully soon

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself.
Being goth is a state of mind, it doesn't matter what you dress like, or act like. It's all up here *taps head*
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
5:54 pm
1. Name

2. Age

3. Location

4. Closet Goth or not, and why?
Yeap. Being in the "mainstream" work force forces me to be closeted during work hours. Otherwise i also dont do camp Goth unless going to a club. I find people who cant find other way to express themselves by my age sad

5. Music, movies, and other stuff you're interested in.
Lacuna Coil, old Metallica, Sisters of Mercy, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, Serenity, Manson, Nickleback, V is for Vendetta

6. If you wanted to post a picture of yourself here, it would be nice, but not required.
See my icon

7. Any other things you'd like to add about yourself.
I was once told that as long as I think like a goth then who cares what clothes this world wery body must drag around as it is all about what is inside.
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