When I started this blog, I promised myself it wouldn’t become just another Gothic style blog and I intend to keep it that way. However, there’s one thing I want to talk about. Boots. Gothic boots, to be more precise. Boots have to be the most important item in every self-respecting goth’s wardrobe. We […]Read more "The great Gothic boot debate"
I was going to write a blog about Goths and Valentine’s Day, but then I wrote this instead because it happened close to where I live and has always stayed with me. For most people, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love and romance. But for a community in North Dublin, it is associated […]Read more "Remembering those who never came home – 35 years on"
It’s taken me some time to put into words what I feel at the loss of David Bowie. Like everyone else, his death has come as a huge shock and, in his own words; “The stars look very different today” now that he’s left this world. I’m in the throes of exams at the […]Read more "When a legend leaves…"
I’ve been trying to think of something to write about over the Christmas for a few days now. (Writers block, don’t you just love it?) A chance remark on Facebook today got me thinking. An acquaintance recently turned 30 and said he was now ‘too old to go punk’. That made me frown. However, it […]Read more "Too old to goth?"
Bats, just like Goths, have long been a misunderstood species. Thanks to popular culture and horror movies, many see these creatures as harbingers of death, disease and discord, with a thirst for the blood of animals and humans. Nothing could be further than the truth. Personally, I find myself fascinated by these nocturnal, leathery-winged little […]Read more "Who will speak for the bats?"
December is here and the headlong rush towards Christmas Day has begun. Stores are in full-on sell mode and people are rushing around with a crazed light in their eyes as they buy feverishly, brainwashed by the constant media stream urging us to consume. But do we really need all this stuff we’re buying? Oh […]Read more "Christmas is coming…"
This is from a blog I follow entitled ‘Exploring The Strange Life‘. It resonated with me both as a goth and as a person who’s experiencing change in their personal identity at the moment. I’m back at college, studying for a new career. Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? […]Read more "Establishing An Identity"