Name: Aria or Baily, it really depends on how and where you met me.
Age:23, as of March the 3rd
Location: Tucson, Arizona, but originally from Atlanta, Georgia
Star sign: Pisces
...types of music:I prefer industrial and goth, but at the same time, I'm a fan of J-pop.
...band/ground/artists: VNV Nation, L'arc En Ciel, Bauhaus, Peter Murphy (his solo performances have a bit more heart in them than his performances with Bauhaus, Dali's Car, and Love and Rockets), Hamasaki Ayumi, Wolfsheim, Blutengel, Evil's Toy, Faith and the Muse, Stromkern, Wolfsheim.. and many many more.
...songs:I've been playing "Suicide" by Blutengel on repeat for a few days.
...foods: Greek and Indian food. Moussaka and masala, to be specific.
...drinks (alcoholic or non):Vanilla coke, for my non-alcoholic choice. Chocolate cake, (frangelico and citron vodka) as my alcoholic libation.
...TV shows: I don't really watch much T.V. I'm a child of the digital age of stealing anime on the internet. I suppose that counts, but I enjoy too many different series to list. Oh, and "Coupling", the BBC version.
...movies:"Donnie Darko", "Meet the Feebles", "Heavenly Creatures", ANY Kevin Smith movie, "Dark City", "The Last Unicorn", "Gattaca", 80s fantasy, and my absolute favorite movie (currently) is one that hasn't been released to video, DVD, or film yet, entitled "Single and Dealing With It".
...hobbies: To be quite frank, I don't have many hobbies, as of late. I like to read quite a bit, and I'm also fond of making mix CDs for my friends.
...books: "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire, "Dead Witch Walking" by Kim Harrison, "Undead and Unwed" by MaryJanice Davidson, "White as Snow" by Tanith Lee
...colors: I like colours in contrast. A velvet black with a splash of pink, or a touch of neon green. No particular favorites.
Do you have any phobias/extreme fears? I have an obscene fear of lakes.
Do you plan for the future, or are you spur-of-the-moment? I always plan for the future. It just seems like the right thing to do.
Are you studying for anything (and if so what/if not, its ok ^_~)? I plan on studying Bio-Chemical Engineering at some point, but I start school for my paralegal's certification this upcoming summer semester.
Do you have any fetishes (and no, we don’t mean “I love shoes”)? Oh, do I! I'm into bondage, age play, rape play, knife play, bloodletting, severe sadism (only upon others, never myself), and forced feminization.
Are you spiritual/religious? I believe that there's something up there. Whether it is anything like our preconceived notions, that I cannot say.
Abortion: Abortion just seems too cruel for me. The life inside of someone didn't make the decision to be there. And if someone is raped, the person that raped them took something precious away, but gave something very precious in return. Kill the rapist, not the child. In the case of incest, I can see how it is a viable alternative, as it's possible that the child may be born with abnormalities that would alienate it from the rest of the world. If the woman and the child would die in childbirth, then I can also see it as a viable option, just not one that I would choose.
Suicide: This is a touchy subject as I've had my own past with it. A very close friend of mine recently committed suicide, and frankly, I think it was rather selfish of him. I can't see a reason why suicide is justified, with the exclusion of assisted suicide when someone is very very ill and incapable of finding an escape from pain.
Stereotypes: They are there for a reason. In the words of the musical "Avenue Q", "Ethnic jokes may be uncouth/but we laugh because they're based in truth."
Inter racial relationships: Fine by me. Love who you want to!
Drugs, alcohol and smoking: As an unrepentant smoker, I have no problem with cigarettes. I've done drugs in the past, and I think that if someone can control themselves with them, that's all fine and dandy. Legalize it all, and help Darwinism just a little bit! As for alcohol, it's a drug like everything else. As long as someone knows how to control their drinking, and can realize when they have a problem, then, yet again, it's all fine and dandy.
Poseurs: "The highest form of flattery is imitation" - Unknown (by me). Poseurs are present in ever so many different cultures and subcultures. The only reason they are there is because they want to be a part of something that they see as fantastic. They're trying to emulate what they see as beautiful/cool/interesting, and if it weren't for them, the "real deal" wouldn't stand out nearly as much.
Labels: Labels are much like stereotypes. They serve a purpose. And... if we were so opposed to labels, why would we call ourselves "goth"?
Same-sex marriages:YES! Love whom you wish to love, regardless of what the Religious Right says.
What makes you a gothic beauty?: My charm, wit, and intelligence make me beautiful. The outer shell isn't that bad to look at either. Knowing that the darkness in this world isn't something to fear makes me beautiful, as well as all of you.
Confess something (doesn’t have to be major): I sometimes question my attraction to men... but that's usually when I can't find a decent one to date.
Do you think you will be accepted? Quite frankly, no, I don't. I'm going to try anyway, just because I like communities that support diversity and subculture. The only way to support your scene is to be an active part in it, even if it's just on the internet.