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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, song, and way of life in addition to sharing insider slang resembling child Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band genealogy and crucial Goth listening, examining, and viewing ideas also are integrated during this phantasmagorical work.

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Jonny Slut of the BATCAVE band SPECIMEN was a model. BRAN CASTLE A thirteenth-century fortress in Romania associated with VLAD TEPES and marketed as “DRACULA’s Castle” to tourists. Your long-dreamed-of Transylvanian getaway will no doubt include plenty of time in its gift shop. BRITE, POPPY Z. American author (née Melissa Ann Brite, b. May 25, 1967) based in New Orleans. , they smoked CLOVES). The follow-ups Drawing Blood (1993) and Exquisite Corpse (1996) also explored the supernatural, the occult, bisexuality, hackers, serial killers and cannibals.

With its titular female predator and her young lady lover, it became the template for lesbian vampires, influencing hundreds of sexy stories ever since, HAMMER’s 1970 film The Vampire Lovers for just one example. British black metal band CRADLE OF FILTH’s 1996 album, Dusk . . and Her Embrace, is inspired by the tale. CARNIVAL OF SOULS 1. British Goth/fetish club event started in London in 1994 by a chap named Fulani and running biannually at the Zanzibar club from 2006 to 2008. Much dressing up (and some dressing-downs) ensued.

CLOAK Sleeveless outerwear garment fastening at the neck, worn by both men and women. Many uses: for going to the opera, for playing MEDIEVAL fantasy games, and for dressing up like Count DRACULA. Cloaks have been associated with VAMPIRES since BELA LUGOSI wore one in the classic horror film, so you know Goths have followed suit. CLOVES Type of cigarette blending tobacco and dried clove buds that emits a sweet smell and a crackling sound when lit. For some reason, a fashionable thing for Goths to smoke.

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