A blog on all things Neo-Victorian. And maybe a few other things that interest me.
This is a good discussion. I have always been interested in the history of all things Gothic, I was drawn to Gothic through the genre, and I love the history of how things such as architecture and literature were called Gothic because people thought they were barabaric style. I think the history of Gothic is a really important one that everyone should know. I think some, especially those who were a part of the awesome 70s/ 80s music scene- do come through the music, but some come through history, some through fashion. It's a great mix, and I think this diversity is great! As long as people don't get all on their high horse about people have to know certain music, etc. (Luckily no one I know, but I have heard it said online that if you don't know all the key music, you are so not Goth.) :(I love all the music, but I started off loving Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, all those awesome books you mention. If I can possibly fit it in, I plan to study a lot more about Gothic in books, literature, film, and maybe culture. By the way, I love your Bastet figure, I have wanted one since I was a kid.
I agree with you, it's not only about the music anymore. I've never been really fond of those goth bands you're supposed to listen to be a goth, though I love music which has gothic elements. I find it much more interesting if there's more elements from many music styles. Usually people who dress like goths are fond of horror movies and all kinds of dark and visual stuff, fantasy art and stuff. I'm calling myself rather an escapist than a goth. Sorry my bad english, I'm Finnish. : D