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30 September 2011

Violent Diva - The Noise Inside The Head



I actually found out about Violent Diva some years ago suggested by a friend but never truly listened to them because at the time that was not the genre I was into. But today I decided to play this old burned cd and found that the last tracks on it where 3 songs by this band. I actually ended up enjoying this one song a lot.



Violent Diva is an italian band who formed in 2005, their music can be classified as EBM or Electronic. I actually can't find much infos about them on the internet. They have a VampireFreaks site and a MySpace too (click HERE and HERE to see them). But unlike other bands, i can't find a proper band history anywhere! (If you know anything about them, please feel free to post something in the comment section beneath this post or in the guestbook on the left!)

All I know is that they released this album called Six Violent Mornings in 2007 with the following tracklist:

1. White dress
2. Electro Suicide
3. Wild Boys
4. Headfucker (TheNoiseInsideTheHead)
5. Tv Shows
6. Flammable
7. Neverending nightmare

29 September 2011

My Summer As A Goth


MY SUMMER IS A GOTH is a film written by Brandon L. Roberts, and co-produced by Roberts and Tara Johnson-Medinger in association with Johnson-Medinger's Portland-based film company Sour Apple Films. Filming is slated to begin in June 2012. The film is about 16 year-old Joey Javitts, who is sent by her frustrated parents to live with her eccentric grandparents for the summer. She falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, embarking on a summer that will change her young life-- learning about first love, heartbreak, herself and her family along the way.

 

Nice catchy trailer for this indie movie! But there's a little problem with it. The makers of this movie need to raise funds to shoot it. 

The Lady Of Manners (Jillian Venters ) of The Gothic Charm School you all sure know about, is fully supporting this project. (Go read gothiccharmschool.com for more info).

"The Lady of the Manners would love to see more positive Goth characters in media. The few that have appeared in movies, TV, and books are a great start, but not enough. The characters of Joey and the flock of Goth kids that take her under their wings are delightful, but more importantly, they’re real. They’re people that you can relate to, whether you’re a Goth or just someone who feels misunderstood. And make no mistake, Snarklings: at some point in their lives, everyonefeels misunderstood and like they don’t fit in. It’s a universal state of being that crosses all subcultures and stereotypes. My Summer As A Goth addresses those feelings, and that struggle to define yourself, with truth and humor."

As you will read, you can actually donate money to help them through this site:

(you can see a trailer of the movie in this site!)

or if you don't feel like to but still want to support the "My Summer as a Goth" project, you can still help spreading the voice about it, "Like"-ing their Facebook Page or following their official blog! (click on the links below)




I'm impatient to see it! What about you?

Please support this project! Spread the voice! 



28 September 2011

Phantasmagoria - Ghosts from the past


Yesterday I was watching the new episodes of Criminal Minds, one of my favourite tv series because of the psychological aspects and phylosophical explanations that they give to the situations. My favourite character Spencer Reid, one of the profilers, talked about "Phantasmagorias" and immediately wrote down a note to make an article about this in Gothic Divine Magazine because I'm sure you would be very interested in this too. :)


Phantasmagoria (also known as fantasmagoria) was a form of theatre which used a modified magic lantern to project frightening images such as skeletons, demons, and ghosts onto walls, smoke, or semi-transparent screens, frequently using rear projection. The projector was mobile, allowing the projected image to move and change size on the screen, and multiple projecting devices allowed for quick switching of different images. Invented in France in the late 18th century, it gained popularity through most of Europe (especially England) throughout the 19th century.Paul Philidor created what may have been the first true phantasmagoria show in 1789, a combination of séance parlor tricks and projection effects, his show saw success in Berlin, Vienna, and revolution-era Paris in 1793. These last decades of the 18th century saw the rise of the age of Romanticism. This movement had elements of the bizarre and irrational, and included the rise of the Gothic novel which often centered on mystery and the psychology of its characters. The popular interest in such topics explained the rise and, more specifically, the success of phantasmagoria for the productions to come.

The magic lantern has been credited to both Athanasius Kircher and Christiaan Huygens in the early to mid-17th century, respectively. Kircher’s device consisted of a lantern with a candle and concave mirror inside. A tube was fitted into the side of the lantern and held convex lenses at either end. Near the center of the tube, a glass slide of the image to be projected was held. Huygens’ magic lantern has been described as the predecessor of today’s slide projector and the forerunner of the motion picture projector. Images were hand painted onto the glass slide until the mid-19th century when photographic slides were employed. Though Huygens’ magic lantern was often used for amusement by projecting quaint and pastoral imagery, phantoms, devils, and other macabre objects were also sometimes projected, thus giving rise to phantasmagoria.In the mid-18th century, in Leipzig, Germany, a coffee shop owner named Johann Georg Schröpfer began offering séances in a converted billiards room which became so popular that by the 1760s he had transformed himself into a full-time showman, using elaborate effects including projections of ghosts to create a convincing spirit experience. In 1774, he committed suicide, apparently a victim of delusions of his own apparitions.


(the Pepper's Ghost effect, still used nowadays to create illusions of real ghosts..)

In 1801 a phantasmagoria production by Paul Philidor opened in London's Lyceum Theatre in the Strand, where it became a smash hit. While he had previously been a showman, by this time Philidor had decided to no longer attempt to fool the audience members into believing that the apparitions were real. In an opening speech, Philidor would make it clear that these phantasmagoric images are purely for entertainment. This was in keeping with the growth of the fascination with science at the time. In fact, many of the phantasmagoria showmen were a combination of scientists and magicians, many of them stressing that the effects that they produced, no matter how eerily convincing, were in fact the result of ingenious equipment and no small measure of skill, rather than any supernatural explanation. This even extended as far as the exhibitions at the Royal Polytechnic Institution demonstrating the "Pepper's ghost" effect in the 1860s.

26 September 2011

Skinny Fat Goths

Are Goths to be fat or skinny? Truth is that despite the either very skinny or either fat goth models that we see, there's no body shape that is more goth than the other. Goth culture itself teaches that there are no true rules to be a Goth beside listening to Goth music.

Of course, people usually expect Goths to be skinny because we are often associated to the cadaveric, vampiric unhealthy look. But that doesn't absolutely mean you have to be it to be goth. I think that's just another stereotype. Also fat people can look unhealthy, cadaveric, and vampiric too so that doesn't makes much sense to me.

Yes, you might find some cadaveric, anorexic looking goth around. But again, do not make the one size fits all mistake. After all we are human beings and we all look different.

(See all the different body shapes?)

It's true that maybe being skinny is an advantage because you can fit in all those expensive clothes.
Some have being complaining about how hard it is to find goth clothes for the plus sizes because in fact in many gothic shops the max size is XXL and i must say that usually isn't a real XXL..but this happens with normal clothing too. I see that recently goth shops have started putting out an XXL+ section so I hope the more curvy ones can have the chance to wear all gothic clothes too. :) 

What's your opinion on this? Are you fat, skinny or average? Do you usually picture goths being skinny or fat?

I must say when I first started following goth culture i didn't even care about the body shape. I was too focused on the wonderful clothes and the make-up and the crazy hairdos to care about the body!
Everyone can looks good in gothic attire!

21 September 2011

Salutations

Hello I'm a new writer for this blog. My user-name is M.V. Bones, but I invite you to know me by my preferred pen-name, Kurotsuta Murasaki. I understand, it might be a little hard to pronounce, but it is a Japanese name. Kurotsuta, means "black ivy" and Murasaki is a name meaning "purple", my favourite colour. I write it in "eastern order", that is with the surname preceding the given name, my apologies if that's a little confusing.
I was introduced to "Gothic Divine" on Stardoll.com, where this blog got it's start as a club. I recently made a "scenery" (or landscape) on that sight featuring a Yuuki-onna {Snow Woman}, which is a spectre from Japanese mythology. The wonderful BallerinaDark commented on the scenery and posted an article about the myth here on Gothic Divine Magazine. After I thanked her for her kind words, I told her of a few more Japanese legends that I'd read, and the next thing I knew, she offered me a spot as a member of the Gothic Divine Magazine staff, writing posts on whatever other folktales (not necessarily Japanese ones) that I might like to share.
I'm the new kid on the blog (ha ha, bad puns) and it warms my black silk heart to be allowed to write for this wonderful site! I'm new to blogging in general, so forgive me if I make a few silly mistakes. Please treat me kindly, I'll write about my first folktale soon (I hope). I will now offer these parting words: Sayonara (Until we meet again).

Kurotsuta Murasaki {M.V.Bones}

Absynthe - The Green Fairy

 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DRINK ALCOHOL TO BE A GOTH. DRINKING WON'T MAKE YOU ANY COOLER ,AND IF YOU DRINK, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

These few recommendations in advance, as I'm going to talk about the drink that is most associated with goths, beside blood of course..

I'm talking about ABSYNTHE. It is an anise-flavored liquor or spirit that is made by steeping wormwood (wormwood has been defined as the quinine of the poor) and other aromatic herbs (hyssop, lemon balm, and angelica) in alcohol.


The drink is distinguished by its dazzling emerald blue-green clarity, due to its chlorophyll content. When mixed with water, the liquor changes to cloudy white.

Absinthe is traditionally served with water and a cube of sugar. The sugar cube was place on an absinthe spoon (a small slotted spoon), and the liquor was drizzled over the sugar into the glass of cold water until the sugar was dissolved and the desired dilution was obtained. The sugar helped take the bitter edge away from the absinthe, and when poured into water, the liquor turned a milky white. The spoons themselves were often works of art, covered with filigree flowers and stars, or shaped like sea shells.

The effect of this drink was related to the degree of dilution, the amount imbibed, and the frequency of drinking. Physical effects of nausea, disorientation, hallucination and seizure were noted by the drinkers of absinthe. Of course, these effects can be noticed by anyone who drinks too much!
According to history or legend, absinthe was originally developed by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. He was a French doctor in self-exile due to political reasons, who was living in the Swiss town of Couvet. It was said that he discovered the plant wormwood while traveling in the Val-de-Travers. He mixed wormwood and other herbs with alcohol to create his 136 proof elixir. He used this elixir in his treatment of the sick. After many claims of miracuous healing powers, it became a cure-all. It was eventually nicknamed "la Fee Verte," which means the Green Fairy.



Absinthe’s progress from medicine to social poison started with the military. It is said that the demand for absinthe rose dramatically after the Algerian War (1844-1847) when the soldiers were given rations of absinthe along with their drinking water as a bacterial deterrent. The soldiers, now hooked on absinthe, began drinking it in peace time France, thus starting the first surge in absinthe popularity.

From the 1880s to the turn of the century, drinking absinthe during the cocktail hour in France became so popular that people begin calling it the I'heure verte (the green hour) for the liquor's bright green color. Generally, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the cafes in Paris would be crowded with people drinking absinthe. At cafes, one could find policemen, laborers, bankers, and artists, all enjoying the elaborate absinthe ritual and all getting "loaded."

Absinthe was the "beaverage du jour" for artists, writers, and poets in Europe (including Baudelaire, Verlaine, Oscar Wilde). It was known as the drink of the Bohemians. The bohemians were self-impoverished artists, writers, musicians, free-thinkers, and counter-culture types. Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, de Maupassant, and especially Vincent Van Gogh are associated with absinthe. The "green fairy," as absinthe came to be called for purportedly causing hallucinations, is thought to have encouraged Van Gogh to cut off part of his left ear. They believed absinthe stimulated creativity. Absinthe was believed to raise the drinkers consciousness, insights, and emotional experience to another level. It seemed that everyone indulged themselves enthusiastically; so enthusiastically in fact that alcoholism began to be a serious problem in France.

Men and women became enthralled with the ritual of presentation as well as with the appearance, taste, and excitement of the liqueur. Absinthe was one of the few drinks considered ladylike and women freely enjoyed drinking it in the dance halls and coffee houses where it was most commonly served. Picasso painted several haunting images featuring absinthe women drinkers.



At the turn of the 20th century, much of France (and parts of the rest of Europe and the United States) were on an absinthe binge. This wide spread popularity led to an attempt at its prohibition. Backed by the French wine growers, the temperance movement targeted absinthe as responsible for alcoholism, racial degeneration, and social instability.

infos taken from: whatscookingamerica.com

In more recent times the drinking of absinthe has become closely associated with the Goth subculture and also with vampires in the popular imagination, the latter perhaps being largely due to the drink having been featured in Anne Rice's novel Interview with the Vampire, as well as (and probably even more so) to the romantic depiction of its traditional serving ritual, sensual drinking (not to mention sugar-cube sucking), and hallucinogenic after-effects in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. It also featured prominently in the Nine Inch Nails music video The Perfect Drug, and it is presumably the preferred drink of Marilyn Manson, who produces his own brand of absinthe called Mansinthe.

infos taken from blog: courtleymanor.blogspot.com

19 September 2011

Goth Undercover - Toning it down

Being a Goth is not an easy thing. Especially when it comes to the clothing...Being a creative creature, a goth finds it hard not to wear goth attire everyday. I personally get depressed when i don't..Looking too "normal" makes me feel uncomfortable somehow..I have to stand out from the mass in some way!

Through the years, I learned how to tone down my gothic attire so that I look goth-ish anyway in situations like "Going to school" or "Going to work" or "Going to every other place where freaks are not well-accepted",  all without being too "dressed up". 
The trick is to make your look the less elaborated possible. Make it simple but effective. 

Here's an example of me wearing a very toned down goth look. 

(Not the best pic I could take but it's just to give the idea..)

For this look I got inspired by the pin-up / rockabilly / vintage look. Knee lenght stretched skirt and chunky heels. (It's actually my favourite attire infact I'm often dressed like this). In order not to loose my uniqueness I opted for a pair of shoes that catch the eye. Since I have worn them for the first time, I have been asked a thousand times where I bought those shoes and received thousand compliments for them. Also for the shirt, you can't see that in the picture but it's corseted on the back and on the front it looks like a normal blouse!
It's a simple look but still effective isn't it?

So, in my opinion the best way to look goth without showing it too much is to make it the more basic possible and concentrate on details instead! 




15 September 2011

Makeup Review No. 1

After seeing the results of the recent poll, you gothic lovelies seemed to be of the opinion that you'd like MORE makeup features :)

So I figured that maybe it'd be good to get a regular feature going whereby different makeups are reviewed? That is to say, instead of just writing about generic types of makeups and styles, we can look more in depth at the products themselves :) Just a suggestion. If it's not popular, we can scrap this :)

Right then...


Review No. 1:

Product: Rimmel London Colour Mousse 8hr Eye Shadow

Colour: 013, Galaxy (i.e., deep metallicy purple)

Price: £4.99 from a Boots store.

Consistency: A really smooth creamy texture - at first I didn't think it would last the 8 hours!

Application: You really don't need too much at all - a little goes a long way. Best to apply with a clean finger in a dabbing motion. Initially comes out quite dark. It's important to keep your eyes closed when applying, until it has ''dried'', or else you risk creasing. I added 3 layers to really build up an intense colour. When finished, it looks really beautiful, and it has a lovely effect when the light catches it. Wearing it to work, it lasted maybe 6 - 7 hours before creasing and losing some of its colour - but I do work in a hot kitchen/restaurant! The next time I wore it, I put primer on underneath, and this time, it lasted quite literally ALL day! Maybe around 10 hours :)

Overall:
Positive: Does what it says on the box - lasts a very long time. Really nice texture. Beautiful colour.
Negative: Need a couple of layers to ensure an intense colour. A little expensive - but seeing as you don't need much to apply it, I think this product will last a long time, so in all, it IS good value.

General colour 
I *SO* need to sort my eyebrows out :-/


If any of you have used this product before, or have any other recommendations, let me know! :D

Love,

Candy

13 September 2011

Exploring Music...my songs of the moment

Hello there my gothic divinities! ^_^ For those of you wanting to know how my new job is going, well it's going great :) I'm getting used to gettin up early and coming home late so now i have more physical and mental strenght to search and think about new things to write here in Gothic Divine Magazine. :)


Today I updated my mp3 player with new songs so I could listen to them while driving to work and I thought about sharing my new playlist with you in case you were looking for new songs to listen to you can take inspiration from it! :) My playlist is various..not all the songs are goth..most of these aren't. Let's say these are goth-friendly songs. Most of them just have that dark atmosphere that I love...or are just fun! :)

Porcelain and the Tramps - Gasoline
Porcelain and the Tramps - Transparent
The Horrorpops - Walk like a Zombie
Infected Mushroom - Smashing the Opponent
Lacrimas Profundere - Ave End
Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
Portishead - All Mine
Arcturus - Starcrossed
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
The Ramones - Pet Cemetery
KoRn - Are you ready to live?
KoRn - No One's There
Duran Duran - The Chaffeur
Bat For Lashes - Siren Song
Lacrimosa - Durch Nacht Und Flut
Pantera - Cemetery Gates
Guano Apes - No Speech
Deathstars - Play God
Borknagar - The Genuine Pulse

These are just some of course... :) Do you know already any of these songs?

Hope this helps you exploring music a little bit more :)

If this post has success I will do one every week or every two weeks! :) and of course you can post your own playlist in the comments!


Love,
B-Dark

12 September 2011

The Legend of the Yuuki-Onna



Yuki Onna ( snow woman) is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore. She is a popular figure in Japanese literature, manga, and animation. Yuki-onna is sometimes confused with Yama-uba ("mountain crone"), but they are not the same.

Yuki-onna appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and red lips. Her inhumanly pale or even transparent skin makes her blend into the snowy landscape (as famously described in Lafcadio Hearn's Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things). She sometimes wears a white kimono, but other legends describe her as nude, with only her face and hair standing out against the snow. Despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints (in fact, some tales say she has no feet, a feature of many Japanese ghosts), and she can transform into a cloud of mist or snow if threatened.

Some legends say the Yuki-onna, being associated with winter and snowstorms, is the spirit of someone who perished in the snow. She is at the same time beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in killing unsuspecting mortals. Until the 18th century, she was almost uniformly portrayed as evil. Today, however, stories often color her as more human, emphasizing her ghost-like nature and ephemeral beauty.

In many stories, Yuki-onna appears to travelers trapped in snowstorms, and uses her icy breath to leave them as frost-coated corpses. Other legends say she leads them astray so they simply die of exposure. Other times, she manifests holding a child. When a well-intentioned soul takes the "child" from her, they are frozen in place. Parents searching for lost children are particularly susceptible to this tactic. Other legends make Yuki-onna much more aggressive. In these stories, she often invades homes, blowing in the door with a gust of wind to kill residents in their sleep (Some legends require her to be invited inside first.)

What Yuki-onna is after varies from tale to tale. Sometimes she is simply satisfied to see a victim die. Other times, she is more vampiric, draining her victims' blood or "life force." She occasionally takes on a succubus-like manner, preying on weak-willed men to drain or freeze them through sex or a kiss.

Like the snow and winter weather she represents, Yuki-onna has a softer side. She sometimes lets would-be victims go for various reasons. In one popular Yuki-onna legend, for example, she sets a young boy free because of his beauty and age. She makes him promise never to speak of her, but later in life, he tells the story to his wife who reveals herself to be the snow woman. She reviles him for breaking his promise, but spares him again, this time out of concern for their children (but if he dares mistreat their children, she will return with no mercy. Luckily for him, he is a loving father). In a similar legend, Yuki-onna melts away once her husband discovers her true nature.

A Dictionary of Goth Terms, Words and Sayings



Our follower Ashlee, writer of blog "A Mortal Doth Approach" which I suggest you follow, made a list of goth terms, words and saying which I found very interesting and funny too. I immediately thought about sharing with you, of course with Ashlee's permission :)


Baby Bat: A new or young Goth, and sometimes a Mall Goth.

Bleepy-Bleep: The sound that a Cyber Goth's music makes.

Daystar: A fun thing to call the sun.

Doom Cookie: See gloom cookie.

ElderGoth: Someone who's been around for a while.

Fat Bob: An unfortunate nickname of Robert Smiths.

GAF: Goth as fuck.

Gawfick, Gawfikk, Goffik, etc.: Fun, childish, humourous ways to write 'Goth'. Usually used sarcastically, to imitate Baby Bats/Mall Goths.

Gawsome: The Gothy-Goth way to say 'awesome'. From Goth Lyfe.

Gloom Cookie: A Mopey Goth, or just someone who's very into the doom 'n gloom aspect.

Goth Blocked: When a Goth or two or several prevent you from doing something, such as using the restroom or committing suicide.

Goth Card: An imaginary way of measuring Goth-ness. You get your card stamped for doing something like visiting Transylvania, and lose it by, say... wearing a Marilyn Manson shirt.

Goth in a Box: When you go buy a bunch of gawfik clothes from, say, Hot Topic, you have bought yourself a Goth in a Box kit.

Goth Lyfe: A show on YouTube, about these "goths". Very entertaining, and has some fun new vocabulary.

Goth on a Stick: A Goth in trouble. From Goth Lyfe.

Goth Points: An imaginary way to measure your Goth-ness. You gain points for doing something Uber-Gothy like reading Poe by candlelight while drinking wine and lose points for doing something decidedly un-Goth, like wearing a pink shirt.

Gothy-Goth: Very Goth.

Insta-Goth Kit: Also known as a Goth in a Box kit.

Mad Bob: Robert Smith of the Cure.

Mall Goth: One who listens to metal music, likes to shock, the source of their clothes is quite easy to discern (Hot Topic), and is typically seen in Tripp pants. Almost always a teen.

MopeyGoth: The opposite of a Perky Goth. They tend to be like gloom cookies, but not to a comical degree.

Mundane: A non-Goth; someone who is hard to find in a crowd of the general public.

Oontz-Oontz: The sound that Industrial, etc., music makes.

PerkyGoth: The opposite of a Mopey Goth. Just as annoying, but in a sugary, bright happy sunshine way. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Normal/Normie: See mundane.

Not-A-Goth: Someone who denies their obvious Goth-ness.

Oh my Goth!: The Gothy-Goth way of saying "Oh my God!"

Sexy Death Chicks, Sexy Deth Chix, etc: When a tourist goes to the club for the purpose of hooking up, they are said to be there for 'sexy death chicks'.

Spot the Crow: Looking for people with Crow makeup somewhere overrun with Mall Goths, like a Marilyn Manson concert.

Yah: The Gawfikk way to say "yeah". Taken from Goth Lyfe. 


08 September 2011

Halloween and Goths


So the summer is ending, only a few weeks left, we are going "from the headstones of summer to the frozen winterlands" (see Siouxsie and The Banshees' song "Cannons") and we are ready for the Fall aka Autumn.

Autumn is the season of the decay, everything starts to die, the night arrives earlier and there's that ghostly fog and those poetical rainy days. The sun is sweet on the skin and doesn't burn you anymore..

And it's also the season when people remember the dead. Halloween is knocking on doors. In countries where this festivity is traditional, shops are already full-filled with Halloween stuff. In the USA there's probably pumpkins, spiderwebs, and skeletons everywhere already. Last time I travelled to the US was in October, and everything looked like in the picture here below:


Lovely, isn't it? :)

But what about Goths and Halloween?

As we all know a goth liking Halloween can both be one of those annoying stereotype and a thruth. People associate Halloween to death and witches and all scary things, and consequently connect the word Halloween to the word Goth.

I personally LOVE Halloween. It's true I love it and it's my favourite day of all the year. I probably like it even more than my birthday!! Like in The Nightmare Before Christmas (the Tim Burton movie which is also another reason why people connect us Goths to Halloween so much), I spend the whole year thinking about preparing the next Halloween! ahah!

It's the only day of the season when I don't get called a freak and can get my most gothy outfit on without people staring bad at me! But it's also the only day in which I lose my individuality. I have always complained about being the only goth in my town, but at the same time I was happy about this uniqueness so on Halloween I get this feeling of not being that special anymore.

So it's both my favourite day of the year and both the one I like the less.
 Once a goth friend of mine told me a trick not to lose individuality on Halloween. "If you still want to be different on Halloween, dress the most normal you can and you'll surelly get looked at as much as you do now!" :P

I usually go to an amusement park on Halloween with a few friends of mine, all dressed up, and everytime we would see someone not dressed up we would be like "hey, it's halloween you freak!" xD Funny how the situation get reversed on that day. The freaks not following the fashion are the "normal" people, not us Goths anymore.

I will write soon other articles on Halloween like " How to spot the real goths on Halloween night" or something like this so keep in touch!

PS. Sorry for the short and not very well written article but as I told you I'm currently working and have to write everything in a hurry right before going to sleep :P


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