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    Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    I consider myself to be a Steampunk/ Rockabilly Goth. I also have my own Gothic blog dedicated towards the subject:

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    Please tell me I’m not the only Gothic mer out there!!!

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    I have gothic clothing, but also a lot alternative clothing, as I like both clothing styles.
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    I think there are a number of us from dark subcultures around here. Not a ton of us. But we're here.

    Personally, I've always been the dark and 'surly' type (I'm not really surly... it's something often assumed lol) - my childhood was spent reading Poe, listening to horror vintage radio shows (on cassette, of course, it was the 70s), and building insect cemeteries in our side yards. So being part of the goth subculture by the time I was 14 made sense and was the first place I found where I was totally accepted for who I was. Until then I spent my life being called weird and told I was somehow wrong for loving the things I did. I don't mind being different, but I needed to grow up enough to not care that others (who must have nothing better to do) kept pointing it out and using it to feel better about themselves. So odd.

    So at this point, I've been in the darker subcultures for about 30 years.

    And if there is one thing people outside the subculture don't get, it's how much it's just a part of one's life, not a 'thing you do.'

    And also. We all stay out of the sun so much you can't tell how old we are.

    Of course, I also understand how many people who would be in the subculture if they could simply don't have it around them, so don't get me wrong. Being 'a part' of the subculture isn't some kind of qualifier. It's easiest in cities where you can find events, or if you're connected online and can do things like Convergence or other big dark events.

    In So Cal, there are events like Bats Day in Disneyland, the Nightmare Before event, and things like that to do for fun. Just to be around like minds if nothing else, though Bats Day has gotten kind of huge.


    Hence, I'm a very dark mer type.

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    im really instrested into steampunk if that counts :3


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    I have a child now so I can't dress as outwardly as I used to, especially since most of the families my husband works with here are way into drama so they will most likely spread rumors) but I still have some of the clothes, and I get to wear them around the house.
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    I'm somewhere in the Goth Genre. I don't think people really realize it at first, because I do enjoy color splashes, but the music, the general styling, the humor, the Disneyland .... Yeah.
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    Re: Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    I'm of the darker persuasion as well. Somewhere between goth and cyberpunk as far as regular day style. My first tail will be something like a deep sea creature. I usually look extremely serious in public but I am really a goofball once you get to know me.
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    I used to be pretty goth as a teenager.
    Was very much into dark creatures of the night stuff (was born in Transilvania, go figure).

    I still have loads of gothic and dark medieval clothes which I only wear around Halloween nowadays xD

    Other than being extremely pale and avoiding the sun (and being nocturnal for 2 weeks of the month), there's nothing much gothic about me now, but I still appreciate the style on others if it's well done.

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    Re: Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    I love the shell out of both those tails/styles!
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    SINically just blew my mind.

    I've been gothy since my mom started letting me pick what clothes I got - so, whenever I hit 13, becuase before that it was all hand me downs and things she'd come home from the store with that she picked out herself. I've been described as an eclectic person, but goth and punk are definitely in the top I'm interested in steam and diesel punk, and cyber and raver fashion. My other big loves are Renaissance, medieval, and victorian fashion. A chuck of my clothes are also described as "hippy" clothes as well. The problem with all of these? They're so freaking expensive!!

    Oh, the pretties I would buy if I could! I tell you I almost lost my cool when I was about $2k in to my tail savings and was stuck there for nearly a year.. I almost splurged on massive amounts of pretty clothes! I go for bargain stuff when I can instead, or goth/punk it up with accessories. I've grown out of a lot of my good stuff I got in high school (when I was a stick).


    Quote Originally Posted by drucilla View Post
    I have a child now so I can't dress as outwardly as I used to, especially since my husband is in the military (most of the military families here are way into drama so if he deploys they will most likely spread rumors) but I still have some of the clothes, and I get to wear them around the house.
    Thus the reason I never hang around with most other military wives, and never live on base. Ungodly amounts of pointless drama. I'm sorry you feel you have to suppress yourself I have plenty of friends who have children and they don't let that change who they are or how they dress. But I also understand on base drama can turn into more serious issues, becuase there's always that one who will go way over the top and drag higher ups into things -_-

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    Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    Total dark-sider here, you guys might enjoy reading my blog

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    I love the steampunk mermaid getup, is it swimmable?

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    Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    I'm of the darker persuasion as well. Somewhere between goth and cyberpunk as far as regular day style. My first tail will be something like a deep sea creature. I usually look extremely serious in public but I am really a goofball once you get to know me.
    Same, I'm looking at getting an angler fish tail, the one from merbellas is a fine example. And a custom trident from a speargun to do spear-fishing, as my mersona is a huntress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged Mermaid View Post
    I'm sorry you feel you have to suppress yourself I have plenty of friends who have children and they don't let that change who they are or how they dress. But I also understand on base drama can turn into more serious issues, becuase there's always that one who will go way over the top and drag higher ups into things -_-
    I have a four year old and I would never suppress who I am because it would teach her the wrong lesson. I'm teaching her to be who she is, no matter what category it might or might not fall under, and I can't teach her that if I'm not giving the example myself. But if you're in a situation where you have to modify a bit, that's not new to anyone. Heck, CorpGoths are everywhere in business and have usually had to modify to a degree.

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    I love the steampunk mermaid getup, is it swimmable?
    I probably could swim in it but I wouldn't attempt it since it is made with micro-suede and a leather like material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged Mermaid View Post
    SINically just blew my mind.
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    Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    Yeah, thought as much, it would go all soggy and gooey, blegh. Still looks awesome though. Did you line it with suede inside?

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    Any Gothic merfolks out there? (looks around)

    I like the goggles. suppose one could transmogrify an ordinary pair of swimming goggles in a similar fashion to use while doing a gig as a steampunk mer. Potentially epic.

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    I was a goth in junior high and high school, the only one I might add. I have a variety of different fashions and musical tastes now, although I do have a real appreciation for the darker side of life. I'd love to have a gothic tail... Not so much steampunk, although that tail in the above photo is incredibly badass... At this point I can't afford much more than the tail I have now but I'd really like to get a black Neoprene tail eventually.
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    I wish I could sew... I have TONS of tail sketches but my mother never taught me to sew... I can't even use a sewing machine.
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