My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture, and things in the broader realm of the Gothic and darkly Romantic. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

Goth is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, the expression of that in Goth rock. It looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, et al) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. The Gothic should not be limited by what is already within it; inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Changes - Future Plans

Hello All,
I can say that responses to my post announcing possible changes were not as numerous as I had hoped, but thank-you to all who did respond. My plans are as such:

On Mondays I am going to try and post things that are music-related, such as 'Music Showcase' posts and opinion articles on musical matters. Any suggestions of extant blogs discussing '80s Darkwave, Goth and Post-Punk that might provide inspiration on how to tackle this subject would certainly be helpful! I do hope to write about more than only music within the subculture though, and hope to write about not-Goth music that is dark in theme or sound and which might appeal.

As well as writing about Goth-y things, I wish to write about my first love, musically, and talk about what is generally termed 'classical' music, but spanning a much broader time-span than the Classical era, as my particular interests are in various forms of choral music, especially Renaissance-era choral polyphony and latter sacred works, and in all sorts of Romantic-era music, especially Romantic-era piano music.

On Fridays I hope to post photographs I've taken myself. As regular readers might have noticed, this will be a lot of architectural and monumental subjects. Primarily these will be of Gothic, Perpendicular, and Gothic Revival style buildings, taking 'Gothic' in its architectural sense, but will include other buildings in other styles that I feel are relevant contributions to my blog and somehow fit the broader 'Goth' or 'Dark Romantic' aesthetic, or is just something I find interesting. Expect graveyards.

Wednesdays will be for art and art-history related posts. These might be infrequent as they take longer to write and research, and for me to track down images out of copyright and in the public domain.

The rest of the time I will write opinion pieces,  and a few fashion posts in response to blogging events, and maybe illustrate some things with outfit pictures in keeping with the theme. As I have mentioned before, I don't really want this to become another fashion blog. I am hopefully going to include a lot more craft projects and finally a few recipes. I have recipes in the works, but need to finalise them. I am also going to write about books I read, movies I've watched, and concerts I'll attend.

Hopefully this will still interest readers. I may on occasions delve off into philosophy, or feel particularly tempted to indulge vanity in outfit posts, but hopefully this blog will stay true to its aims as a sub-culturual blog.

Thank-you for patience,


  1. Great! maybe every now and then have a 'melodic monday' type post! That'd be great, Housecat.

    1. Thanks :) I'm glad this plan is getting positive feedback.


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