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By far the most amusing article about goths I've seen in a while:
Finally, if you can't let go of your extremely-beautiful-pretend-dead-woman fantasy, and if paying for it is a turn-off, check out the local goth scene in your area, as some of those girls might not be too spooked by your fantasy. But there's always a catch: I've never actually seen an extremely beautiful goth girl myself--most of them seem to have weight problems, which has always struck me as strangely contradictory. From the neck up, the look cultivated by goth girls seems to say, "Oh, we despair of this world and long for the sweet embrace of death!" From the neck down, their look seems to say, "I'll take the bacon cheeseburger, two orders of fries, and a Diet Coke, please."


http://www.citypages.com/savagelove/

Thank you Merrick for pointing this out. :)

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vara_design
Aug. 5th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
obviously this journalist has not met me or most of my girlfriends. since this little goth girl is known to say, "excuse me, do you have this in a size 0 ?"
digitalgoth
Aug. 5th, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC)
*chuckles* Yes, you're quite tiny. But you are not the 'norm' when it comes to goth-sizing. I've got lots of theories on this, but not enough time to type right now. :)

You should go out to Affliction.

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ishokunaeppy
Aug. 6th, 2004 05:28 am (UTC)
Most goth girls I know are either insanely skinny or unhealthily obese. I don't think I've ever seen an in-the-middle goth woman.
vara_design
Aug. 6th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
i can assure you, i'm not insanely skinny ;) i'm not sure what in the middle means...but i'm exactly the right size for my height. i think generalizations like these are always wrong.
ishokunaeppy
Aug. 9th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
Exception that proves the rule, perhaps. *shrug* I'm just saying that all the goths I've met have either been very, very thin or unhealthily overweight.
digitalgoth
Aug. 9th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
*nods* Almost all for me too. darkdecay is one of the few healthy-looking ones I've met. And myself. :)

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digitalgoth
Aug. 6th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
I know a fairly large number of goth women. A fairly large percentage of them are overweight. A few are of the underweight variety, and fewer still are of the 'healthy' variety. I would classify vara_design as healthy. She just happens to be very very tiny. :)

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ishokunaeppy
Aug. 6th, 2004 05:28 am (UTC)
I <3 Savage Love
pinkgerbil
Aug. 6th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
I am avarge, and all of my female goth freids and I are the same size, we arnt a size 5, but we also arent " plus size. " I have seen those that are, but people forget taht the better part of the american population is obese, so you will get that everywhere.
digitalgoth
Aug. 6th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)
I will argue that. I spend a good deal of time around a fairly large number of goth people. There truly is a stikingly large percentage of the women that are overweight. I'm not sure what your definition of 'plus size' is, but there is a smaller percentage of people in the general 'american population' that are overwieght than in the goth community specifically. I don't mean just the american goth community, I mean internationally. I'm not saying that there aren't some amazingly beautiful goth women that are perhaps 25 or 30 pounds overweight, but the fact that they are overweight to start with.

If you don't believe me, go check out the sales reports for some place like Hot Topic, Daljeets, NYApparrel, etc. They sell more larger sizes than they do 5-9's.

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