Is Goth Just a Phase?

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I would genuinely like to find out.
For those who are interested, I have been involved in the Goth scene in Australia for about 25+ years :eek: so I figured it must mean something to me and I wanted to know if it meant anything to anyone else.

....so...I am doing a research project towards my PhD.

If you are a Goth, have been in the Goth scene or have an affiliation with the subculture I would love to hear from you!

http://isgothjustaphase.com/ - Why not take the survey!!!

What better way to celebrate World Goth Day
There are a coulple of survey choices including a quick one if preferred...

Thank you to anyone who shows an interest!
Cheers,
Emma.
PS I hope I haven't disgraced myself too much and get banned....
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Hey there Emma.
Mind if I post this on TheCureCommunity forum too?
:D
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Goodness - that would be great thanks!
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I've completed it.

But I ain't no goff, OK? :lol:
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Hom_Corleone wrote:I've completed it.

But I ain't no goff, OK? :lol:

:lol: Yeah, me neither :lol:
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splintered thing wrote:
Hom_Corleone wrote:I've completed it.

But I ain't no goff, OK? :lol:

:lol: Yeah, me neither :lol:
Yeah yeah yeah. :innocent:
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splintered thing wrote:Goodness - that would be great thanks!
All done ;D

@Hom.
You're in denial. Classic sign of darklingness :wink:
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Oh you are fab! Thank you so much.
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done, not a goth

might you get value asking which of these bands do consider goth and listing a few then and now - obvious velvet/classic (Bauhaus) and modern emo (??) and steam punk and s**t like that

I dunno, back to sleep PIB
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Done.

So goth you could cut me in 2 & see the word "Goth" written all the way through 8)
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splintered thing wrote:
Hom_Corleone wrote:I've completed it.

But I ain't no goff, OK? :lol:

:lol: Yeah, me neither :lol:
Me too!!

Let's have a look on this :lol:
Goths play Golf too ...
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I have always been a hippie, rather ... ;D ;D ;D ... :lol: ...
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What exactly is a traditional Goth ? ;D :lol: :lol:
Goths play Golf too ...
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iesus wrote:What exactly is a traditional Goth ? ;D :lol: :lol:
Here are three
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:innocent:
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wow i got it...
you have to have lots of long hairs in your head to be one of traditional kind :lol: :innocent:
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bloody long phase this is...
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@splintered thing
Looks like Mr Sinister (The Blogging Goth) has joined in too. ;)
Expect lots of surveys :D
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Done! Not a goth though. Never met one or met one.

Anyone seen my crimpers?
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And that's not me in my avatar either.....
Not Andrew, the wavy git doing the non goth waving whilst watching a non goth band......
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streamline wrote:And that's not me in my avatar either.....
Not Andrew, the wavy git doing the non goth waving whilst watching a non goth band......
:lol: :lol:
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Wow! Thank you all so much!!
I will report back how it all goes, if folks are interested.

....and there MAY be a couple of short follow up surveys - such as one on music ;) - but we'll see how we go!

FYI I had estimated (and told my uni) that I would get about a hundred or so responses - well over that already and it has only been up for a day (albeit World Goth Day!), woo hoo!
So thank you all again for "getting your Goth on".
Emma.
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I did the quiz too. Im about as goth as anybody can be who likes TSOM, Public Enemy and The Waterboys the same amount.
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I've done the quiz. If Goth is a phase, it's one that's lasted me nearly 30 years...
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splintered thing wrote:Wow! Thank you all so much!!
I will report back how it all goes, if folks are interested.

....and there MAY be a couple of short follow up surveys - such as one on music ;) - but we'll see how we go!

FYI I had estimated (and told my uni) that I would get about a hundred or so responses - well over that already and it has only been up for a day (albeit World Goth Day!), woo hoo!
So thank you all again for "getting your Goth on".
Emma.
Yes, please do keep us posted (I filled it out as well).
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also filled it out, good luck!
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