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  • I wish my lawn was goth.
  • Horribly set up website.
  • Ah, memories. It's the 90's sometime. A company my brother works for is trying an experiment to catalog the internet. They hire writers to review web pages and write a few good sentences about the page. Using the power of nepotism I get a part time job. It's all digital, work from home whenever I want after my regular job. It's piece work so I get paid per write-up accepted. Fun. Goth pages appear in my queue. I have absolutely no idea what this is, have never heard of Goths, there's no Google yet (this company is attempting to invent a Google). And this is the 90's so these are all Geocities like monstrosities. My sentences sometimes had more content than on the page itself. Lots of angsty, very bad poetry and art. I did learn that there was a sub-culture called "perky goths."

    Good times. Good times. Unfortunately the business model of paying for a huge writer infrastructure was not sustainable and the company retrenched. If only I could remember the name of the company.

    TLDR: Really boring story about the first encounter with Goth culture on the early internet.
  • OH.   And here I thought Subby was talking about the Visigoths.
  • Alaric was a shrewd leader that hastened the fall of the most modern and largest  civilization the world had ever seen, and helped kick off the Dark Ages, which became really dark after Byzantium fell about 200 years later.
  • Many know that the word "Vandalism" comes from the Vandals, but did you know that that the word "Slave" comes from "Slav"?
  • I came to make a smartass remark about Germanic tribes, and no fewer than three people beat me to it.  Fark, don't ever change.
  • Just don't call them emos.
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  • Jake Havechek: Alaric was a shrewd leader that hastened the fall of the most modern and largest  civilization the world had ever seen, and helped kick off the Dark Ages, which became really dark after Byzantium fell about 200 years later.


    Byzantium fell almost 1000 years later. Less than that if you count the 4th Crusade, but that's still well over 200 years.

    Anyway, are goths still a thing? I hope so. I like cute goth girls.
  • Teaser: Just don't call them emos.
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    or vampires
  • Might have been interesting, but it's a damn video.
  • LadySusan: Ah, memories. It's the 90's sometime. A company my brother works for is trying an experiment to catalog the internet. They hire writers to review web pages and write a few good sentences about the page. Using the power of nepotism I get a part time job. It's all digital, work from home whenever I want after my regular job. It's piece work so I get paid per write-up accepted. Fun. Goth pages appear in my queue. I have absolutely no idea what this is, have never heard of Goths, there's no Google yet (this company is attempting to invent a Google). And this is the 90's so these are all Geocities like monstrosities. My sentences sometimes had more content than on the page itself. Lots of angsty, very bad poetry and art. I did learn that there was a sub-culture called "perky goths."

    Good times. Good times. Unfortunately the business model of paying for a huge writer infrastructure was not sustainable and the company retrenched. If only I could remember the name of the company.

    TLDR: Really boring story about the first encounter with Goth culture on the early internet.


    Not surprisingly I'm pretty entrenched in that scene. My wife is goth, and we have a "perky goth" friend. I was goth back in the 90's for a short time, until I realized that most goths carry around a drama cloud that perpetually rains, and frequently thunderstorms. I still love the music, I still frequent the clubs (what's left of them anyway) but I'm done with the "culture". If I go out I might still throw on my black kilt and combat boots though...
  • ifky: Teaser: Just don't call them emos.
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    or vampires


    I know quite a few goths that would be happy to be called vampires...
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  • I prefer more Stephen Fry in my explanations.

    QI | What's Gothic About The Goths?
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  • I didn't watch the video, but back in the mid-'80s, I think we used to call them "posers" (or poseurs if you wish). Not the Visigoths mind you (we called those guys "Goths"), but the people who hung out around the coffee shop in black clothing with piercings, make-up, and funky hair.
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    I can't figure out if degreese is a misspelling of something I want from my dish soap or a way to get rid of large waterfowl.
  • Embracing and accepting the dark parts of the human condition has a long and storied history. Dressing up like a silly person is optional.
  • cman: Many know that the word "Vandalism" comes from the Vandals, but did you know that that the word "Slave" comes from "Slav"?


    Goths are Germanic, Slavs are, well, Slavic.  Also, the word uranium comes from Uranus.
  • optional: Jake Havechek: Alaric was a shrewd leader that hastened the fall of the most modern and largest  civilization the world had ever seen, and helped kick off the Dark Ages, which became really dark after Byzantium fell about 200 years later.

    Byzantium fell almost 1000 years later. Less than that if you count the 4th Crusade, but that's still well over 200 years.

    Anyway, are goths still a thing? I hope so. I like cute goth girls.


    The term has been watered down long enough to be essentially meaninglessness as a social grouping.
  • CSB:

    I used to dj a goth night on Tuesday nights, it was actually a lot of fun and for the most part had really great music (it was almost entirely driven by requests due to how musically educated and picky the crowd was).

    There was one guy who we called King of the Goths, all the goth chicks totally fawned over him and he was a right dick to me all the time - this dude had a sword and would "dance" with it doing weird over dramatic sword play (in hindsight, I have no farking clue why the bouncers would let him in with it).

    Anyway, he would scoff at me if I didn't know a song that he was requesting and would totally scowl and had no problem talking me down if I succumbed to a request that he would have considered mainstream... just basically always a right asshole to me and the other staff.

    Well, one day me and a buddy are downtown and we head in to subway to grab a sandwich to go with our harbor side beers and low and behold, King of the Goths is a farking sandwich artist.

    Oh yeah, we gave him the gears to the point he looked like he was going to cry and he never gave me shiat again at the bar.

    I knew your secret, Sandwich Goth.

    /CSB
  • raerae1980: OH.   And here I thought Subby was talking about the Visigoths.


    I always figured Visigoths were more punk than gothic. It explains their tendency to hit mailboxes with baseball bats:

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  • phalamir: cman: Many know that the word "Vandalism" comes from the Vandals, but did you know that that the word "Slave" comes from "Slav"?

    Goths are Germanic, Slavs are, well, Slavic.  Also, the word uranium comes from Uranus.


    I didnt say the Slavs were Germanic.
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