The gothic lifestyle is shrouded in mystery and darkness. It is also misconceived that people who lead this kind of life act, dress, and live a specific way. I took the time to interview two pupils who take interest in everything Goth, to see if some of the mysticism can disappear from our minds. Here’s what Mac and Danielle had to say…
Do you think that choosing the gothic lifestyle is really preempted with the notion that one has to be depressed and obsessed with death?
Mac: Not really. I think it’s an appreciation for things a bit dark; it’s the comradery of others of your ilk as well as guilty pleasure of the reactions of others.
Danielle: I think being depressed is a popular misconception. Listen to the lyrics of most Goth songs and a lot of it is about celebrating and embracing a sort of dark romanticism. And if you ever go to any Goth dance parties, they are so much fun.
Why do you think vampires are one of the first things that come to mind when you say “gothic?”
Mac: As Dimitri said, “Vampires have an innate sense of style.” I personally prefer lycans, but vamps have passion and tragedy built into their mythology – a perfect fit for Goth.
Danielle: I think it’s because being Goth is all about appreciating the dark side of life. Also in some ways, Goth culture is a revival of old word style and vampires have been around for ages.
Do you feel that being Goth is about depression or about embracing the romantic things in life?