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..

Friday, 12 October 2012

Domesticated: Now on YouTube

Domesticated Goth now has a YouTube Channel! 

I want to start vlogging, making cookery videos, and craft/sewing how-tos. I'd like to start with an introduction and Q&A session, but first I need questions! You can ask questions here, or on the Domesticated Goth ::Facebook page:: where you can also suggest topics for blogs, or ask questions for me to answer in written form, or ask for craft how-tos. Ask me questions about being Goth, about blogging, and suchlike :) I may not be able to answer all questions in the video, but I'll be able to answer a few (and will probably write replies directly to the comments).

Please ask your questions below or on FaceBook!


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