Gothic Quotes And Terms

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Quotes Baby bat: A derogatory term for those wannabe Gothics who are only familiar with the superficial aspects of the gothic subculture. They may do their fashion makeup horribly and only listen to the most popular of the Goths bands. They are mostly the younger kids going through a phase and trying to look cool. However people tend to fling this label at anyone they don't like. A lot of gothic people prefer not to use the label because it implies a "more gothic than thou" attitude.

Quotes Angst: The existential suffering and depression one feels when one can see the world in all its gothic tragedy. See "oh the angst of it all."

Quotes Devil bunny: The term comes from a song by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult. It is used to designate the people who think, "Satan is cool," but are not exactly worshippers of Satan.

Quotes Doom & Gloom: The type of Gothic people focused on morbid, tragic, depressing or apocalyptic themes.

Quotes First generation/second generation: First generation emerged mostly in the UK in the late seventies and early eighties as a splinter from the punk movement characterised by bands like The Damned, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Joy Division. They were called Gothic later on, but most didn't consider themselves Gothic. By the mid to late eighties, the Gothic movement was waning. In the late eighties/early nineties, a new generation of Gothic bands emerged, for example The Shroud, Rosetta Stone, Nosferatu and London After Midnight, who were the first to characteristically call themselves Gothic. This is when the U.S. Gothic movement grew significantly, and Gothic became recognised as a distinct subculture. Whether or not second generation is authentically Gothic depends on whom you ask. Many of those first generation adherents will say it is not, and many others will say that second generation is a bad imitation of first generation.

Quotes Gothic slide: A characteristically gothic dance move in which your boots do not leave the dance floor as you glide across it by moving your feet. Somewhat like the footwork in the movie Footloose, but much more chaotic.

Quotes Kindergoth: Also, kindergothen. It can be derogatory, meaning a poser much like baby bat, or it can also be neutral, meaning a very young Goth, usually 16 or younger.

Quotes Mansonite: This term is usually used for those fans who like to dress up like Marilyn Manson, do their makeup like him and wear Marilyn Manson T-shirts. Many Goths will use this term in a derogatory way towards the teenagers they think are foolish for liking Marilyn Manson.

Quotes : "More gothic than thou": A sarcastic phrase used to designate a snobbish attitude, or describe gothic people who take themselves too seriously. A play on "'holier than thou." Someone with a "more gothic than thou" attitude will likely tell you about the gothic bands they are into by saying, "You probably haven't heard of them."

Quotes : "Oh so gothic": 1) A sarcastic phrase to express one's opinion of something as Goth-worthy i.e. "I see you have all of the Bauhaus albums on vinyl. That's oh so gothic of you," or "Those skull shaped candleholders are oh so gothic." 2) A sarcastic phrase for those who take fitting the image of being gothic too seriously. Say it with a really cheesy English upper-class accent to add emphasis.

Quotes Spooky kid: The spooky kids are followers of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails and are mostly under 18 years old. (Originally the name of the band was Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids.) People confuse spooky kids for Goths people, which is frustrating to Goths because Goth subculture gets blamed for the stupid things spooky kids do. Spooky kids and Goths people don't associate with each other very much, and they tend to not like each other. Goths resent them for being poseurs and giving Goth people a bad name, and they resent Goths for being snobs and elitists. Spooky kid is usually used as a derogatory term similar to baby bat, but it specifically refers to the younger and ardent Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails fans.

Quotes Weekender/weekend Goth: Weekend Goths are the people who dress normally when around normal people and dress gothic when they go to gothic clubs. Basically, they are the ones who conform to whatever environment they are in. It has nothing to do with their knowledge of the subculture; it has to do with their appearance in different contexts. Some weekend Goths have to dress somewhat normally because of a professional career but are Goth at heart. Some don't dare to suffer the ostracism they would receive by looking different among normal people and are only closet Goths. Depending on which type of person the term is applied to, it can have either neutral or negative connotations.

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