420calum:

So at work yesterday we only had pink spoons to hand out for the frozen yogurt and every male asked if we had a different color spoon because they did not like pink and it’s femininity and lemme tell u that this proves boys are weak and a fuckjng pink spoon proved that

darcylewislaufeyson:

bicurious? yes, i am bi and very curious. when were balloons invented? how do they make playing cards? why do cats do the thing when you dangle strings in front of them? i have so many questions

Anonymous asked
my dumb sister says voltaire isnt goth because the music is upbeat and jazzy! please explain why this is very wrong because its hard for me to define gothic without talking about cathedrals...

graveglamour:

Part of me thinks cathedrals too, so I totally get it.

But onto the question: how/why is Voltaire goth when he’s hilarious and upbeat?
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The most obvious answer is: Goth doesn’t equal moody, depressed, glum, miserable, or despairing. That actually sounds a helluva lot more like Emo. Goth has better eyeliner too.image

Now, I’m not going to give you a definition of Goth because then I’d have to talk about music-roots and aesthetic influences that, although relevant to today’s Goth community, doesn’t successfully encompass most of the community today. We are as diverse a bunch as you will find. If you say you’re Goth, that’s good enough for me, even if I may raise an eyebrow — but then, hell, that’s my raised-eyebrow, and no judgement on you. Power to you. Let’s fist-bump, my Goth-friend, and have a ball.
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But if, after you call yourself a Goth, you then go around trying to make people miserable and try to shame them for being happy and upbeat using “being a real Goth” as an excuse, I can tell you, you are NOT Goth. Similarly if you try to pull some elitist crap by telling people they are “not Goth enough,” you are NOT Goth. And for either scenario, I will personally show your puce-wearing poseur-ass the door. There’s no excuse for intentionally trying to hurt people or being a prick. image

As for what makes a Goth, and perhaps specifically what makes Voltaire a Goth, there are tendencies and affinities that are widely found throughout the Goth community, although I caution you not to use these as defining guidelines (ie, you must fit 70% of these or you aren’t Goth) and merely accept them as frequent characteristics I have observed in people I know in the Goth community.
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- Goths like black. That’s not to say that’s all we wear. That’s not to say that’s our favourite colour. That’s not to say that we can’t own things of different colours. But we do like our black all the same. It’s classic, it’s cool, it’s romantic, it’s badass. Black is everything. We dye our hair black, paint our nails black, and revel in the blackness of our souls.image

- Goths tend to be dramatic. There’s a bit of actor/actress in us all. Even if we’re not on a stage, singing bawdy, creepy, morbid songs, walking down the aisle in a grocery store can be stage enough. Goths love their corsets, top hats, petticoats, waistcoats, spikes, buckles, and other delightfully spooky clothing and accessories. image

- Goths tend to know that the world sucks. This doesn’t mean that we can’t be optimists, but we still are well aware that the world is an awful place, that people use others, cheat others, and betray others, and that, perhaps a bit comfortingly in view of this, we are all going to die.image

- Many Goths have had shit childhoods, traumatic experiences, and have seen some pretty horrible things (Voltaire makes no secret of how much he was bullied at school and about his horrible home-life) and I think this makes Goths more likely to strive to be the best versions of themselves that they can be, more likely to laugh and try to make others laugh, to view things like a joke, because if we don’t laugh, we’ll weep, and we may as well try to improve the world around us however we can.
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- Many Goths have intense creative streaks that manifest in every way possible. Goths use their experiences (especially the traumatic ones) as a way to fuel their inspiration, and at the same time, as a method of expression, self-healing, and emotional-release. image

We’re not all morbid, or on medication for psychiatric concerns, or misanthropic loners. We’re actually a lot of fun, if only because the world is the joke. It’s no different with Voltaire.

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

geckopirateship:

harlotan:

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