Hi. I was referred to this site by a good friend of mine.
To begin, I would like to say that I had the inkling that I was a goth at a very young age (since I was twelve to be precise - a year after I was introduced to Edgar Allen Poe; I've always held an interest in the darker sides of things) but I never really had the chance to look into the subculture until I was in my second last year of high school. After having thoroughly researched the goth subculture for both personal and academic purposes, I reached the conclusion that I am indeed a goth - I genuinely love the literature, music, and the general aesthetics. However, I am slightly inclined to deny that I am goth; I'm not all too fond of labels and I wish to enjoy whatever I please without being tied down.
Only friends see me as a goth. Most people I encounter are unfortunately buried too deeply under the stereotypes propagated by the media, and they do not deem me as a goth, and I exactly don't dress like one (the clothing is rather expensive; though I do dress mostly in darker colours). I would also like to point out that the "Asians can't be goth" stereotype greatly peeves me as my ethnic background is Korean (I was born and raised in Vancouver) and I'm a living contradiction of that statement.
This site seems a little quiet, but I hope I can meet/talk to some interesting people.
I'm currently attending UBC (the Vancouver campus); if you are a student there, it would be very nice to meet you.
- "The Masque of Red Death" is my favourite short-story by Poe
- Currently listening to "The Man With the X-Ray Eyes" by Bauhaus, and "The Spine" from the Transistor soundtrack on repeat (I would like to mention that Transistor is a beautiful game and I highly recommend it)