soupnotsoup submitted this photo with the comment “My mom up a tree during her trip to the Netherlands. Can moms be goth? I think maybe they can if they rock a black leather jacket.”
Of course Mum’s can be goths! I know at least two people who are Mums and goths AT THE SAME TIME. This gives you an indication that most of my friends are really excellent at contraception. I think of that as an awesome superpower; I can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound or stay out in the sun without melting but I sure know how to avoid pregnancy!
Back to the photo at hand, this Mum-goth hybrid has denim on and, therefore, I have concerns. She does have boots, a long leather jacket and small small sunglasses on so those are points in her favour. She’s low in the tree, it’s day time and she looks beyond happy.
3.8 out of 5 - She is in the Netherlands so she’s probably in an altered state of conciousness which could induce unintentional smiling.
badteenagekicks submitted this photo with the comment “I went for the Australian horror flick look so that you might imagine a giant razorback or deranged alcoholic rampaging into shot at any second.”
This is an up-tree pose we haven’t seen before and I like it. I may be slightly biased because this is a very Australian looking scene (the landscape, not the girl flung over a tree trunk) and it makes me feel patriotic. It’s probably wrong that I feel patriotic about a photo of someone pretending to be dead but I’m not interested in the Olympics (all that sport!) and I feel I should support my country somehow.
The up-tree doesn’t look overly goth but there’s a dark dress, some boots and she made some horror flick references so I’m going to post it anyway. She’s high up the tree and I doubt she’s smiling. It’s day time but deranged alcoholic serial killers are most active during the day light.
3.8 out of 5 - If goths posing up trees was an olympic sport I’d watch the shit out of it.
digitsink submitted this photo with the comment “It’s not the tree’s fault.”
I don’t know how I missed this submission but it’s probably something to do with the fact that this person is sitting on a stump rather than being up a tree. However, this stump was formerly a tree and this goth is ‘up’ in terms of the tree supporting her weight, apart from the fact that the goth in question is Christina bloody Hendricks. HAHAHAAH! I laugh because I frequently look at people and think ‘hmm, they would have made a good goth’ and sometimes, just sometimes, it turns out they were a goth at some point AND I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG! HA! (Yes, yes, it’s not that much of a stretch because she wears black fairly frequently and has uber pale skin but let me bask in a little bit of glory.)
So, she’s not smiling but it’s daytime and she’s not high off the ground at all. I like her biker boots and jacket and the thoughtful pose; I’m sure she’s thinking something like “currently, I have about 200 goths lusting after me, perhaps one day I will be in a Joss Whedon sci-fi show and have eleventy million geeks lusting after me *sigh*. If only people would stop spitting on me at school ‘cause it’s ruining my hair.”
3.8 out of 5 - Our Mrs Reynolds, all gothed up.
otranto-archive submitted this photo with the comment “I don’t really get the idea behind your blog, and I get even less why I find it strangely interesting :)
The pic doesn’t actually show me IN a tree as rather below it climbing its massive roots, but maybe it’s interesting nevertheless (it’s actually more than two years old, btw., with my then brand-new winkle pickers being yet all shiny ^^)”
OK, mate, well I don’t really understand what you don’t understand, especially as you have clearly a) been a goth and b) been up a tree at some point. Surely the whole thing should be clearer to you than most, especially as you submitted a photo? Perhaps there’s nothing to get other than drunk. Right now. On some delicious spiced dark rum. That’s how I’m going to get through your conundrum. You can always polish your winklepickers or plait your beard if you’re not a drinking man.
To point out the bleeding obvious, this goth is barely up this tree; he’s more up the roots, but they’re part of the tree, so I’m going to allow it. He’s not smiling. It’s day time, unfortunately, but I like a man in winklepickers. Has he got black sclera contacts in? I can’t tell. If so, good on him. I find him strangely interesting.
3.8 out of 5 - When goths who have been up trees don’t understand this blog there’s nothing for it but dark spiced rum.
Kristine Cherie submitted this photo with the comment “Draculaclothing posted a picture of me on facebook, and I got tipped in the comments to post the picture here. And I have the perfect one. Love the theme of this blog! :D”
You and I are not stupid (well, I’m not stupid, I’m just guessing that you’re not either because you’re reading this high quality blog - hahaha), so we know that she is only pretending to climb this tree unless she is another one of these people with freakishly strong fingernails that can lift their bodyweight. However, I like an action shot and I like goths who give tree climbing a go, even if they’re pretending for comedy reasons.
I like the earnest look in her eye. There is a slight suggestion of a smile there but I’m going to put that down to concentration. She is very low in the tree; in fact, she still has a foot on the ground, so points deducted there. It’s daylight but it looks like a dull day.
3.8 out of 5 - If there’s no chance you can climbing a tree without a serious ladder then at least pretend.
luscinia submitted this photo with the comment “so dark…”
Oh yes, so very dark; the sun dress, the dainty pose, the sunlight filtering through the leaves, the warm breeze, the ice tinkling softly in the jug of mojito, the soft sounds of Kenny G on the radio (scrap that, this guy is far more oily), the troubled expression (“there’s too much MINT in this mojito”). This photo is just a kick in the teeth for all us Southern hemispherions (is that a word? it is now) who are enduring Winter at the moment. I am shaking my fist at all of you Northerners enjoying warmth and mojitos *sigh*.
How far is she up the tree? I don’t know. It’s daylight but she’s in the shade. There’s no smiling.
3.8 out of 5 - Stop flaunting your warmth at me.
skullsandkeys submitted this photo with the comment “This is me in March 2007 resting in a tree after climbing down a ravine to walk on the spillway. I was taking photos for St. Paddy’s. Lol. I’m not very high up, but I was tired from the fatigue of being a rural goth who had to investigate spillways.”
OK, so you were taking photos for St Patrick’s Day up trees an on spillways? Is that some sort of tradition that I don’t know about? I suppose that explains the green arm warmers but I’m slightly confused about the rest. In Australia, the tradition is that you go to an Irish pub where you proceed to drink ridiculous amounts of alcohol, preferably wearing some kind of garish green accessory that suggests that someone should kiss you because you are pretending that you have Irish heritage, and then at the end of the night you disgorge the green food-colouring tinged contents of your stomach in the street and lament the fact that you pretended you had Irish heritage in the first place. Hooray! I think I prefer your tradition of taking photos up trees wearing green stuff (not vomit).
She seems to be inspecting the bark quite closely (for leprechauns?). She’s not smiling and it’s daylight and she’s confessed that she’s not very high up the tree. Bonus points for telling the truth.
3.8 out of 5 - I suppose to get in the true spirit of St Patrick’s Day you could drink Irish themed drinks up trees
Oliver Kriston submitted this photo with the comment “Grace, is actually a true punk from the UK but on this day she chose to wear black because she was feeling super goth. I like to think that my natural goth rubbed off on her. Needless to say I was able to coax her into a tree for this picture! This was the day that I was able to turn a punk into a goth! Not an easy thing to do! Goth Wins! Check out her blog for giggles: http://wellthumbedpaige.blogspot.com/”
I don’t know, man. She still looks punkish to me but I applaud her up-tree effort. This is quite an interesting photo despite the lack of gothness, the smiling, and the daylight. Her pink hair against the green of the tree is striking. The angle is different from what we’ve had in the past, and she’s quite high up the tree.
3.8 out of 5 - For some reason I have the urge to recite Bikini Kill lyrics at you but I can’t find any songs that mention trees. Damn.
heelsonholiday submitted this photo with the comment “Jettie Monday, up a tree.”
A bit too happy and colourful here aren’t we, young lady? ‘She’s a cosplayer, she’s allowed to wear bright colours and smile a lot’, I hear you say. Yeah, well, WHATEVA. This is not cosplayers up trees! Part of her outfit looks gofficky but I can’t get over the look of joy on her face and the cheerfully coloured tulle skirt. She’s out in full sun but she looks quite high up the tree. Perhaps she’s new to this goth thing. I doubt it. There’s a big crossover between zee goffs and zee cosplayers so I would say she knows what she’s doing. WILFUL SMILING, I TELL YOU.
3.8 out of 5 - Dangle from trees while engaging in reckless smiling