How did you come across the subculture?
So, I probably have mentioned this before; if so I'm sorry for the repetition!
I became quite self conscious when I first started reading a lot of blogs from other gothie types around the world, this being because I didn't really get into the goth subculture until a lot later in my life than a lot of you lovelies. Although I did recognise elements in my childhood that a lot of my now goth friends describe as being part of the subculture (which made me feel a bit better :p). I was always obsessed with anything fantasy, horror or sci fi as a kid; I loved to dress up and I was never interested in being the 'princess' of the story.
But apart from that I wasn't really aware of the subculture to be perfectly honest, that was until I met a boy at a friend's birthday party when I was 16. He was a metal head and was generally interested in gothic...stuff :P
Needless to say we started dating not long after and he often listened to bands like Cradle of Filth, Nightwish and Wednesday 13. After we broke up I started listening to the aforementioned groups (as although I was interested in them immediantly, I didn't want to appear as though I was just into them because he was) as well as started trawling the internet for other bands that I might like. And so began my metal head phase...
This lasted for a few years until I started discovering bands that tended to be more melodic and well...goth :p I found I preferred these over the general cacophonous-ness of a lot of metal bands out there.
Furthermore I had worn black quite a lot from a young age because I'd always been quite self conscious about being fat and well...Black is slimming :p Plus other colours were a bit too girlie for me, and I was a bit of a tomboy.
In any case, the more gothic bands I discovered, the more exposure I got to the subculture and the older I got the more money I had to start investing in garments, music and literature involved in the gothic world.
And I think that about concludes my story of coming into goth :)
The Green Fairy
Oh and p.s. Unfortunately I didn;t win a place in Black Milk's recent photo comp BUT I did find out today that I've scored myself a pair of Matrix leggings! I'm sooo happy as they're the style I've wanted for agesssss but they were release when I was on hiatus from BM for spending too much money >.> <.<
Over and out