So, in the fediverse, we clearly see the furries, the trans community, the infosec/hackers, the witches, and the writers.

Something that I realized last summer, that was very missing before this platform... all the classical goth types from to 80's-90's....

Almost all of my tribe had gone extinct it had seemed.

I have rediscovered many of the surviving coterie here in the fediverse. For that,I am truly thankful.

I see you quiet, grim-faced friends.

I recognize you.

Happy you're here.

Hey, please syn/ack (boost) that last toot.

I want it to be seen by other goths from the era.

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@thegibson I wonder if I could be in this goth tribe? Or I was more My Dying Bride doom metal goth.

@superruserr maybe, do you think you were?

I was certainly more of a proto-goth... TSOM, Bauhaus, TKK, Ministry, NIN, Einsturzende Neubauten.

But I'm old too.

@thegibson Wow, I only know Bauhaus, Ministry and NIN but I've only listened to NIN.

Primarily Pretty Hate Machine, Downward Spiral, Frugal and With Teeth (primarily for Bite the Hand that Feeds, Everyday is Exactly the Same). Same songs has been on rotation for more than a decade now.

@superruserr sure.

Pretty Hate Machine was my peak with NIN... I've liked almost everything they've released, but that was "the album".

Thrill Kill Kult is a deep favorite of mine... not always what you expect.

After the Flesh

The Sisters of Mercy are one of my all-time favorites as well.

This Corrosion

I was also a huge fan of Type O Negative back in the day... they were amazing live.

@thegibson Christian Woman my quintessential song.

And similar ones for me (more around the theme/content):

Woman of Dark Desire (original Bathory, and there's Marduk)

Catherine Blake (My Dying Bride)

@superruserr ah! You speak Type O Negative!

Another rarity in this age.

@TheGibson I saw Type O at the Worcester Palladium of all fucking places.. Man that shit was great @superruserr


Yesssss the drop on that song on a formidable stereo is second to none 💓

Also "Love You To Death" and "Wolf Moon," I've had a vaporware screenplay inspired by the latter simmering for over a decade 😂


@scattergather @thegibson Vaporware screenplay? As in, a screenplay based on the songs?

I used to do a fair number of digital art based on songs I like (and a lot more that never made it out).

There are some songs that influence my life still - not the lyrics but overall 'ambience' or 'theme' of it.

@superruserr @scattergather

They actually did some really cool stuff without advertising it... If you begin lyrical deconstruction on them, you'll find crytographic songs that have different meanings than what they were doing in the open...

"September Sun" is not the song it appears to be... it's all about the morning of 9/11/2001, and the relationship to the album "World Coming Down.

speaking of WCD, Creepy Green Light and All Hallow's Eve. the same story from two different perspectives.

@superruserr @scattergather

it happens again and again in their songwriting... There was the cheesy icing, and then there was the lyrical meaning underneath it.

@TheGibson I didn't dig far enough in to #typeonegative to grok any hidden meanings but I love the fact that it's often a question whether they were 51% or 49% ironic, but regardless anyone's answer to that, they put ideas out there, often anti status quo, with a sound that's both unique and really well crafted imo. @superruserr / tagging @ouahful

@superruserr Yeah, "Wolf Moon" gave me an idea for a teen werewolf tragedy. Like a good one. Never wrote a lick of it yet but I know the music for the end credits 😂 @TheGibson

@superruserr Actually, the opening titles too. Haha.

I have a pretty wide taste in music and some of it affects me, for sure. @TheGibson



I miss the old net sometimes,
But I without that slow, porous change from it to this, I wouldn't be here.
I've blogged loudly, and at length, about my view of the problems, but honestly I see little patches of sunlight that warm me like a forum did, and ICQ did, and IRC did, and webrings did.

Those days sleep. They never die.

@TheGibson The original crew of net.goths.

VampNET, a small-ish BBS network that spanned four continents.

Sneaking into the local goth club underage and the bouncer letting you in because they knew you didn't drink.

I'm still trying to find that crew from those days.

@thegibson I miss the goths too, also whatever you would call people who listen to My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult...

@jjg @thegibson Maybe we should organize a Masto-meet at a con this year. HOPE?

@drwho @jjg HOPE would be a good conference to do it at... I'll have to see if I can expense the travel.

@TheGibson a bit young for being goth in the 90s but I spent my late high school early uni years in goth and industrial clubs.

Also one of my former housemates got zinged by Voltaire, which was kinda great.


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