Why I Don’t Respect the Nu-Goth/Pastel Goth Subcultures

Simple: It’s not based on music.

That’s it. You can stop wondering now.

Goth fashion is based on goth rock, deathrock fashion is based on deathrock, cybergoth fashion is based on electro-industrial, etc. Victorian goth is based on the Victorian era and not necessarily music (as far as I know), but at least it’s based on something.

What genre of music is “Pastel Goth” based on? Oh, right. It’s not. That’s probably why people think you guys know nothing about the goth subculture when you (probably) do.

Please leave me asks to explain something to me if I’m wrong. Because I’m drinking atm, and very well could be. But if I’m not corrected, I’m going to assume it’s some just bullshit fashion thing… and that being mediocre fashion, at best.

I know I’m being mean, but wtfever. I just want answers. If there are any.

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  5. sugarbeta reblogged this from therealbitchpudding and added:
    Clothing: serious business.
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  7. princessofqueer reblogged this from therealbitchpudding and added:
    i suppose candy goth, skinhead, decora, mori girl, dolly kei, gyaru, ganguro, furry, street style, mori kei, nerfpunk,...
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  9. arseniccupcakes reblogged this from therealbitchpudding and added:
    um, they’re based on stuff people like and they make people happy, what’s the problem? and Pastel Goth is based around...
  10. kyarygiri reblogged this from therealbitchpudding and added:
    This is the stupidest thing I have ever read. “At least it’s based on SOMETHING.” And fashions you don’t like aren’t?...
  11. mybutthurts reblogged this from bonesy-dekay and added:
    … and who cares? Really, who cares if it’s not based on music as long as it looks cute? In fact, who cares about your...
  12. therealbitchpudding reblogged this from bonesy-dekay and added:
    I guess Lolita isn’t a legitimate fashion because in order to be a subculture you have to be based around music
  13. grimly-fiendish reblogged this from faekin and added:
    It could compare it to how people classify “hipster music”. Although each band is vastly different, combining many...
  14. beneathhiswidow reblogged this from sebastiancolumbine and added:
    Understandable,I myself am a fan of Bauhaus and Sisters of mercy and such but even though Nu goth is not soley...
  15. bonesy-dekay reblogged this from jovgrey and added:
    I completely agree with you, and I dont really understand what the big fuss is either! The only reason I made a post...
  16. jovgrey reblogged this from bonesy-dekay and added:
    Ah I see. You don’t respect it as a subculture as it has no coordinating background with which to associate, while the...
  17. marypsue said: May I offer you an example of an alternative subculture based on fashion rather than music? Because I think the lolita community would take exception to your classification of fashion subcultures as “bullshit”.
  18. starlyclimler reblogged this from faekin and added:
    It’s been a while for me, so I barely remember what “gothic” means anymore. But I do remember that gothic is actually...
  19. eosuibosbdf reblogged this from sebastiancolumbine and added:
    stupid. someone should be allowed to dress how the fuck ever they want to dress. people like you are the reason i’m...
  20. theprudishpug reblogged this from lafeedelenvie and added:
    Not being a goth myself, I suppose my opinion on this doesn’t matter, but…pastel goth is JUST SO PURDY (I don’t like the...
  21. dearest-catherine reblogged this from bonesy-dekay and added:
    Nu-goth is hasn’t even been around for a year, nor has witch house (at least I don’t think, WH might be a year old if)....
  22. faekin reblogged this from bonesy-dekay and added:
    Witch house is a genre of music referred to as ”goths mutant offspring” here...
  23. firstruleofmethclub said: Not specifically that it isn’t based on music, but that it’s not based on Art. Art is so broad, but “Pastel” is just… Damn impersonal. It should never have been associated with goth.
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  27. samhainseptictank said: media.tumblr.com/tumblr_… lol….But seriously.Agreed! And well said.
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    PREACH