By Liisa Ladouceur
A guidebook to the language of the main shadowy of subcultures, this paintings collects and defines greater than 550 Gothic phrases and words. Compiled through an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium offers perception into the original vernacular of this attention-grabbing neighborhood, describing intimately and with black humor the style, tune, and way of life in addition to sharing insider slang reminiscent of child Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band genealogy and crucial Goth listening, studying, and viewing suggestions also are incorporated during this phantasmagorical work.
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See also: Brooks, Louise Adult website offering porn pictorials of tattooed Goth Girls — pierced, bound, penetrated by machines. See also: Blue Blood, Gothic Sluts BARELY EVIL German singer and musician (né Hans Christian Emmerich, b. January 12, 1959). Co-founded seminal industrial noise group Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980. From 1983 to 2003, member of Nick Cave’s band, The Bad Seeds. Says he’s not Goth, but ample photographic evidence of him in leather pants, backcombed hair or funereal suits crumpled like he just crawled out of a coffin proves otherwise.
Maybe it’s because they’re nocturnal and live in caves. Or maybe it’s because some of them drink blood for dinner or, as film legend has it, turn into vampires. But these tiny webbed and wingèd creatures have come to symbolize us, and in turn we’ve adopted them as our fantasy pets, designing purses in their shape, tattooing their image on our bodies, channelling their spirit while dancing. Guano aside, if we could live in a batcave, we probably would. See also: I’m So Goth, Vampire bats BAT BATCAVE 1.
Has since abandoned horror writing for a series of dark comedies about the restaurant world. Maintains an active LiveJournal where he blogs about his new work and personal life, including his experience with gender reassignment. BRITE, POPPY Z. BROOKS, LOUISE American silent film actress, model, dancer and showgirl (née Mary Louise Brooks, 1906– 1985) famed in her day as a globe-trotting heartbreaker and all round vamp. Considered by many the first Goth-styled pop icon. Her famous dark bob hairstyle — short, sharp and straight — adopted and adapted by many a Goth Girl who remembers that one of Miss Brooks’ other known characteristics was to never smile in photographs.