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Stamp Text:
GOTH
is not a
Fashion Statement
it is a
State of Mind.


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Goth Stamp 2 by Leathurkatt-TFTiggy

Description:
I honestly get so sick to death of the Emo Brats, Drama Queens, Mansonites, Baby Bats, Trend Whores, Fashion Kiddies, and Rebels Without a Clue sitting there dressed in all black “In Vogue” crap from Hot Topic and dying their black and/or purple/red/blue with their black nails and eye makeup on their powdered white faces wearing dog collars pretending they’re Goth just to be “Cool” or to get attention. I’ve got news for all of them: You are NOT Goth, you are poseur children who seriously need to grow the fuck up. True Goths do not follow fashion trends to look cool, true Goths have a real inner state of mind who choose to express themselves through their clothes, art, writings, music, and décor, most often MAKING their own personal decorations for their home and bodies, not buying ready made crap at the store. Every Goth looks different and expresses themselves in their own very personal ways, not picking out cute cookie cutter shit that everyone else wears. So to all of you Emo Brats, Drama Queens, Mansonites, Baby Bats, Trend Whores, Fashion Kiddies, and Rebels Without a Clue pretending to be Goth: grow up and get a life. The rest of us are sick of your crap making us look bad because you can’t control yourselves and insist on being stupid!

As for those who are Real Baby Goths trying to find their place and identity, look to the True Goths like me that are in your area to help you find your real self and your place among our own kind. Don’t be afraid to ask us for guidance. The real Goth culture is an awesome thing; we just get tired of the fake wannabe poseurs crashing our party. >.< You can not buy it, but you can live it. Goth is who you are, not what you wear.

I recently found a very well written explanation of what is and is not Goth, written by a lovely Goth person named Azhram.  Feel free to have a look and see what this gal has to say about it.  I wrote a journal with my answers to the points listed here.

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:iconlizzerina369:
Lizzerina369 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all sorts of music, mostly heavy metal. I just love any music that appeals to my nature, that I find very "attractive" and such. For me, I concentrate on the lyrics, the melody of their voice, each instrument that is playing, and the message in the song. Soon enough, my own music video forms in my mind and behind my closed eyelids, and it takes me into a whole new realm. Same with my fashion, I usually wear all sorts of different colors and patterns, whatever appeals to me. My style is typically androgynous and alternative, varying in different colors, styles and patterns. I love drawing, reading, singing, and writing. I express myself in any way I desire, through my clothes, my hair, my accessories, the music I listen to, my drawings, my poems and stories, my singing, and my energy. Heart 
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone has their own style and only we can define that style.  Some fit into certain "groupings", others simply do not.  :)
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ZADRgirl2113 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My sister was a goth in high school, so naturally, I wanted to follow in her footsteps by the time I reached 8th grade. Seeing my mom and I don't make enough to get most of the stuff I need, I usually just wear whatever I want out of my closet and go from there. My sister gave me two of her old shirts, she wore when she was a teen. One is a black shirt with a red, glittery outline of a bat. Inside the bat it says "Fallen Angel." The second shirt is black with a dark fairy on it, with short sleeves with a swirled design on the shoulders. Most of the time, I wore what she gave me, which includes those shirts, a black spiked bracelet, and a red choker with spikes. I'm only following in her footsteps. No, she didn't act like a stereotypical goth, she was herself, which is what I do. I don't act like a douche to anyone, I'm just myself. Most of the time, I'll wear dark eye-shadow, sometimes black, but mostly brown, because it goes with my eyes. Then I'll apply wings and wear my purple rose earrings. I'm not trying to be a poser or anything, it's just something I like to do. Am I doing anything wrong by doing this? 
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

While I generally do not advocate copying what others do, from what you are telling me it sounds more like you looked to your sister for inspiration and found a way to express yourself that felt right to you.  There's nothing wrong with that at all.  In fact, creativity, individuality, and self expression are key components of what it truly means to be a Goth personality in general.  Below are 17 points from the link in the description (link copied to the question posed below) that shows many of the most common points most, if not all, Goths share (and I encourage you to read the rest of the essay in the link for yourself).  I posted a journal regarding these points with my own answers to them to help show just one point of view on these.  Feel free to poke at that as well if you wish.

How do I know if I'm Goth?

If most (10 or more) of the following statements are true, it is VERY likely that you are Goth. If the first statement is false, you aren't Goth. No, not even if all 16 of the rest are true. Of course, you would be readily accepted and most welcome amongst Goths for your strength of individuality and ability to appreciate the culture in general and themselves in particular.
  • You feel the need to spend a lot of time creating things (music, art, poetry, philosophies, stories and the like)
  • Your creative efforts are often described as dark, shocking, scary, morbid or strange
  • You like museums and cultural centers
  • You understand and even enjoy Shakespeare, Shelley, Browning or some other similar work without having to read the Cliffe Notes
  • You know the difference between nihilism and existentialism, even if you don't really live by either
  • You really, truly enjoy music of many kinds
  • You are a very sensual person (aware of color, texture, sound, taste and scent)
  • You don't understand why the people around you spend so much time watching TV
  • You don't feel comfortable looking just like everyone else you know
  • You do feel comfortable just being yourself, even if no one else around is anything like you
  • You wonder "why" a lot, and come up with some interesting answers
  • You wonder "how" a lot, and often figure it out on your own
  • You don't just reject something because you don't understand it
  • You base your opinions of people on who they are and what they do rather than what they look like
  • You are not afraid of the unknown
  • You are not afraid of the dark
  • You are afraid of mediocrity
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SydneyCoalMinerGirl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Writer
True. Being Goth is about expressing inner style, not just dressing up because it's a fad. The Goth fashion style became popular recently and everyone, even the girls who just the day before had been cheerleading and dressing in pink, were sort of joining in. And the way they were acting was very stereotypically Goth, and about a month later dressing in hippie 60's fashion was popular around here so they all immediately got into that, and the few kids who weren't just "playing dressup" to get attention, the real Goths, weren't even standing out as Goths for wearing all black, they stood out because they weren't so shallow that they'd just copy a style for the sake of being popular, Goth was really who they are. Some of them I still know and they're still Goth. Unfortunately the term Goth is thrown around a lot and used to describe anyone who wears black, which is not the point of being Goth.
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh indeed!  I've been an old school Goth/Metal Head chick for as long as I can remember because it's part of who I am (though my mother would not let me wear all black as I was growing up, but I do wear what I want now).  Even though I was not wearing black at all at the time (white T-shirt with horses on it and blue jeans I think it was actually), one guy I met knew immediately I was a Goth chick after seeing my personality.  It's all inside, it's who we are, not what we look like.
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MJsMoonwalkinBaby Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

so I'm guessing you don't like the term "babybat"?

I usually use it. because well.. I'm still trying to grow out of it and become my own "True Goth". because everyone starts out somewhere right?

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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, we all start somewhere.  The term "Baby Bat" tends to be used in a derogatory sense, which is why I prefer not to use it myself.  Thus "Baby Goth" is more appropriate for young Goths trying to find themselves and their place in our society in my view.
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MJsMoonwalkinBaby Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard alot of terms, even baby spider. guess its just all what you prefer.
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:iconleathurkatt-tftiggy:
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o  Okay, that's a new one.  XD
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:iconmjsmoonwalkinbaby:
MJsMoonwalkinBaby Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, same thing I thought! xD
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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MiseryWolfWastesTime Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay i am not the only one who dose this Facepalm when i see a poseur
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:iconleathurkatt-tftiggy:
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah huh!
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telgega Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
who do I bro fist for this stamp!!?
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:iconleathurkatt-tftiggy:
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be me.  **smiles**
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telgega Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbrofistplz:
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:iconleathurkatt-tftiggy:
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD  Right back atcha!  **grins**
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telgega Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

now someone needs to post a

"Just because you take pictures of yourself with a sword/ buy swords and weapons, doesn't make you a 'Warrior'." stamp

 

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:iconleathurkatt-tftiggy:
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
**chuckles**  Hmmm...
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:icontelgega:
telgega Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that kinda drives me nuts
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:iconleathurkatt-tftiggy:
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
**snickers**  Whaaaat?...  XD
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TheObsydianCrow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fashion while yes a part of what the Goth culture is apart of, is indeed not a big part. The biggest parts of Goth is the music (Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Post-punk, Darkwave, Coldwave, etc.) and the dark mindset.
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
**nods** Indeed. Being a Metal Head/Goth chick myself, I well understand both mindsets; I live them every day of my life. Like I said in the description "You can not buy it, but you can live it. Goth is who you are, not what you wear."
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StubbornAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i have been called goth but im not really sure if i am a true goth or not
i mean i wear black cause i like the color not because i hate life or anything like that and i normally express myself through art... so am i goth, SOMEONE HELP cause im just not sure
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goth is a mindset. Principal in that mindset I have found is a dark sense of humor, somewhat morbid, no real fear of death or dead things, and a preference for the dark or macabre in life. It's not an obsession with death or morbid depression or hatred of life, but an acceptance and sense of humor about it. And that mindset is reflected in how we act and how we dress, sometimes overt, but more often subtle that only others with the Goth mindset would recognize. That's part of it, but I hope it helps you to understand it a little better.
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StubbornAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes thank you so much that makes feel better cause now i know i am not a fake goth i didn't think i was but i wanted to make sure
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
**smiles** Always happy to help.
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Cyanideinmyveins Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I agree! Can I use this??? Its a stamp I completely support :)
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and yes you may. Just copy the thumb code on the right. **smiles**
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PrincessAlta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
[link] I am one of these goths.
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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