inkcatcher submitted this photo and one other with the comment “I am of the understanding that cowgirl boots aren’t very goth… but they do have inverted crosses on them, and there were motorcycles to be ridden.”
Of course cowgirl boots can be uber goth! OK, well, maybe not these terrifying pink ones but, as I told off for questioning the cowboy goth look in a previous post, I will present to you the Fields of the Nephilim who are the gothest cowboys I’ve never encountered. Yeah! Those boys don’t herd cows. OH NO. They herd bats, black fluffy kittens and bloody great direwolves from the backs of ravens the size of a small car.
Our cowboy booted goth has found herself an excellent tree in a cemetery. She’s wearing a practical summertime goth outfit with floppy hat for maximum style and facial coverage. Bonus points for hair colour, boots, lack of smiling, good tree height and balance, and the graveyard setting. It’s daylight but it’s an overcast day.
4.85 out of 5 - I’d much prefer a goth in cowboy boots to a goth in ugg boots (they exist, I saw at least 2 last weekend)
awkwardmanifesto submitted this photo with the comment “Up a tree in a cemetery in Salem, site of the witch trials.”
Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
Peasant: Burn them.
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?
Peasant: More witches!*
Now that’s out of my system, the cemetery in Salem is a nice story ‘n all but where is the proof? I see no gravestones and I see no witches hanging from the trees (too gory? I blame it on the Songs of Fire and Ice books). She is, however, high up an impressive tree and she’s not smiling. It’s a sunny day but she’s in the shade. I just can’t bring myself to give her bonus points for the cemetery or Salem business due to lack of evidence.
4.4 out of 5 - She turned me into a newt… but I got better
* I’m appalled by the amount of people who don’t know that this is from Monty Python’s Holy Grail. *sigh*
Casey submitted this photo with the comment “This was our first date- the cemetery.”
I’m clearly not a very excellent goth because the idea of going to a cemetery for a first date is kind of inconvenient; there’s no easily accessible alcohol unless you BYO, there is no way you can sneakily go to the toilet and then never come back (or organise for your friend to magically appear and whisk you away). I suppose you could always “trip” over a gravestone and require emergency medical attention. That could work. Second date at the cemetery = more of a winner as you’re less likely to need to get away fast.
These goths are clearly more excellent than I am and more confident in their dating choices. Good on them. I also applaud them for taking photos up trees in cemeteries on their first date. I hope they get married up a tree in a cemetery at night time and send me the picture. There’s a bit of smiling and it’s daytime, unfortunately. He doesn’t look terribly high up the tree but he’s probably not wanting to risk his chances of serious injury in case he needs to perform later.
4.2 out of 5 - Be an excellent goth and have all your dates in cemeteries up trees.