Age: 21, 22 next week.
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Star sign: Taurus.
...types of music: Goth Rock, Darkwave, Opera Metal, Industrial, Rock.
...band/ground/artists: Bauhaus, Switchblade Symphony, the Kidney Theives, London After Midnight, NIN, the Cruxshadows, Zeromancer, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Inkubus Sukkubus, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Nightwish, Tapeworm, Tristiana, Queen Adreena, The Cure, The Doors, Porcelain and the Tramps.
...songs: 'Cry' and 'Little Johnny Jewel' by Siouxsie & The Banshees, 'Fuck Like a Star' by Porcelain and the Tramps, 'Gutter Glitter, Mine Eyes and Bad Trash' by Switchblade Symphony ( I adore Serpentine Gallery), 'Dead Boy's Poem' by Nightwish, 'Ave Maria', 'Here Comes the Rain Again' and 'Bloodline' by the Cruxshadows, 'The Bondage Song' and 'Sally's Song'by London After Midnight.
...foods: Peanut Satay, Pasta, Kavili Crackers with Marmite, mmmmmmmmmm.
...drinks (alcoholic or non): Iced Tea, Coffee, 42 Below (NZ Vodka), Fejoa Falling Waters, Orange Juice, Water.
...TV shows: Arrested Development, Moon TV (NZ TV Show, sorry!). I don't watch much TV.
...movies: Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Phantom of the Opera, Amores Perros, Mysterious Skin, Piggy Bank, Over the Edge, Gummo, Quills, Un Chien Andalou, Nosferatu (which I love more for the history), The Labryinth, Psycho and the Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Raven (I really like Lugosi).
...hobbies: Reading, Painting, Photography, Writing, Sewing, Being with my animals and boyfriend.
...books: 'Exquisite Corpse' by Poppy Z Brite, H.P Lovecraft's fiction, 'Suicide Season' by Mike Minehan, 'Paint it Black' by Janet Fitch, 'An Unquiet Mind' by Kay Redfield Jameson, 'Bloodletting' by Victoria Leatham, 'Invisible Monsters', 'Haunted' and 'Survivor' by Chuck Palahniuk, 'The Hanged Man' and 'Necklace of Kisses' by Francesca Lia Block, 'The Necronomicon' by Giger, 'Good Faeries/Bad Faeries' by Brian Froud, 'Leonardo's Notebooks' by Anna Suh. There are soooo many more, I am a book fiend, but my mind won't conjure them.
...colors: I really like blood red, dark purple, off white and deep black.
Do you have any phobias/extreme fears? I am terrified of being blind...
Do you plan for the future, or are you spur-of-the-moment? I am defnitely spur-of-the-moment, but I like to have goals.
Are you studying for anything (and if so what/if not, its ok ^_~)? Yes, Journalism and painting.
Do you have any fetishes (and no, we don’t mean “I love shoes”)? I absolutely adore wearing corsets... I am currently making one and own a few. For me, there is nothing sexier than wearing a corset ;)
Are you spiritual/religious? Not at all. I accept others are (and envy them, to a point), but I have found nothing spiritual that has guided me as of yet.
Abortion: I am pro-choice. I think women have the right to abort a baby if they absolutely cannot raise that child for a serious reason. I think that way too many women use it as a contraceptive, which I find absolutely appauling. However, I think in some circumstances, such as rape or being mentally unstable (but defnitely not limited to these), women should have the right to abort.
Suicide: Something that should not be taken lightly or used as a weapon against people. For me, suicide is the absolute last choice. I think that if someone is in emotional or physical agony, and they have battled until they have no fight left, then suicide should be used to their discretion. Unfortunatlely, I think people use suicide (or suicide attempts), as a way to get attention or stop the pain they are feeling at that moment, without having had looked at other options. At the end of the day, each to their own, but I know from personal experience how devastating suicide is, and is not something I would engage in unless I was absolutely broken.
Stereotypes: Anon said “Stereotypes are devices for saving a biased person the trouble of learning”, and I agree. I think people are either too ignorant or too scared to look past a persons characteristics, and must instead group them into a stereotype. It's a way of classification for some, and it saves them from facing the reality that the person/s they are stereotyping are actually individuals, rather than the group they're classifying them as.
Inter racial relationships: I have no problem with this, I have dated people from other races and don't see why there is a 'problem' with it. We all eat, shit, breathe and die.
Drugs, alcohol and smoking: Each to their own. I think they're only really a problem when people become addicted to them, and it ruins their lives. Everything in moderation, I believe.
Poseurs: If we didn't have them, who would we hate? I am kidding. I think they're sad individuals who have no identity of their own, so they must adopt that of people they admire. I cannot stand them, but I pity them.
Labels: Are just a classification system. For me they're different from stereotypes in that stereotypes are (usually) judged on social appearance, whereas labels are more about who you seem to be, for example, a mum, a dad, an artist. etc.
Same-sex marriages: I have no problem with it, I think that, at the end of the day, two people that love one another and want to commit through marriage, should be 'allowed' to, no matter what race, gender, sexual preference. etc.
What makes you a gothic beauty?: I believe I have values and tastes that could be coined as 'gothic'.
Confess something (doesn’t have to be major): I play the drums!
Do you think you will be accepted? Way to put me on the spot! Haha, I guess I will have to wait and see, huh?
Post at least 3 clear photos of yourself AND a 100x100 photo/icon (YES ITS REQUIRED):
Sorry, this is an olllllllllllld pic
My b/f and I: