Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Baby Bat Years

The story of how I became a Goth.

I have always loved to read. I have also always loved vampires. I used to go to my local library to get books in the teen fiction section. One day in 5th grade I came across a book titled: Vampire Kisses. I was instantly interested.
The book is about a Goth girl named Raven who loves vampires as much as I do. I instantly fell in love with Raven. She was my role model. She wore black lipstick, dark makeup, knee high Demonia boots, and always stuck up for herself.
Because I always have loved things that are dark, this made me realize what I should do. I was just like Raven, so why not be Goth too?
My parents wouldn't allow me to wear black makeup of any kind, nor black nail polish and clothes. So I wore silver. Everyday I put on silver lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow, etc. I always grew up listening to metal and rock, so that wasn't hard.
After a while, when my parents began to grow apart, I slowly started getting darker. I began painting my nails black, then black eyeliner. Soon I was a full on Baby Bat. I was the stereotypical Goth.
I never had internet until 8th or 9th grade. Once I did, I began to research. I looked up the Goth subculture, Goth music, and what it means to be a true Goth. I began to grow out of my Baby Bat stage. I got my own combat boots and wore black all the time.
There are many types of Goth. Such as Cyber Goth, Romantic Goth, Deathrock, Lolita Goth,  and Vampire Goth. But I like some things from many of these, so why put myself in a category within another category?
Now I have to wear uniforms for school but still manage to express myself with my jewelry, hair, makeup, and shoes.
So if you are a Baby Bat, don't fret! We were all Baby Bat's at one point in time. And they shouldn't be made fun of, they are just taking an interest and learning as they go.

Be yourself!!!

My 10 (Un) Goth Confessions

(not in order)
1. My favorite color is not black! It's actually red, like blood. //,_,^
2.I'm afraid of the dark! I love night but I do not like dark rooms. I'm too scared a monster may get me!
3. I love stuffed animals! I have a ton of them. From wolves, to tigers, and even chickens. I still sleep with my dog stuffed animal from when I was 6.
4. My favorite band isn't Goth. It's actually My Chemical Romance. Although I do like Goth bands too. I listen to metal, Techno, dubstep, rock, and some country music.
5. I'm a very unsocial Goth! I am the only Goth in my town, so I don't know any others, nor do I know how to talk to them. There isn't even a Goth clique at my school.
6. I love footy PJ's! I wear ones that are red with penguins all over. I am saving to get a Bat onesie.
7. I usually can't watch horror movies! I get scared so easily, I can't watch any alone. I definitely can't without lights on and a stuffed animal to cuddle.
8. I have a naturally tan complexion. My dad is part Native American, and we both tan very easily. I am only pale from years of avoiding the sun.
9. I shoot a bow for a hobby. My brother and I were learning to shoot since we could pull back the string. My father hunts deer, so he wanted us to be able to also.
10. I'm not very confident. Most people who are Goth, are confident. I don't usually have much of it. I am medically overweight (Curvy, in my world) and so it is hard to have much confidence when I was always made fun of.

Some of these may seem as if they have nothing to do with Goth, but I based most of them off of stereotypes. Thanks for viewing this, please comment and tell your friends about me. :)