Thursday, December 15, 2005

Goth. Goth!

Josh writes:

Every now and then, the following conversation (or something like it) occurs between me and Ben from Dog Biting Men:

"You know, you're my favourite goth."

"But I'm not a goth."

"Exactly -- that's what I'm talking about."

And subsequent protestations go ignored. Now, unlike, say, Apathy Jack (whose repeated insistence of non-gothhood simply serves to emphasize how goth he is) I really don't consider myself anything more than peripheral to the goth scene. I mean, some of my best friends and all that, but, you know...

Anyway, yesterday my girlfriend needed a baggy T-shirt, so I suggested she borrow one of mine. She reaches into my drawer and pulls out a swag of neatly folded black T-shirts:

"I don't want one that says rude things on it -- how about this?" (picking up a still-folded T-shirt from the pile)

"That's my Preacher one."

"How can you tell them apart?"

"They're all different... shades... of... black..."

Slowly my world began to crumble.

5 comments:

The Hand of Morthos said...

I've had exactly the same conversation with Ben and exactly the same conversation with your girlfriend... Scrub that last part; it never happened, and three nuns died to ensure that.

(In re gothdom I have a flatmate here who keeps trying to get me to attend goth-functions not because I am a goth but, because, apparently because I have been known to dress as a Victorian that goth-functions are my cup of Nescafe...)

Josh said...

Yes, I'd imagine that Ben has that conversation with most of the non-goths he knows, what with him being a dirty, dirty whore and all. But that's what we like about him.

Ben Thomas said...

The Internerd is a haven for lies.

Josh is my favourite goth by far. Morthos is my favourite neo-Victorian psued. The (second) alleged conversation never happened.

Unless you were both wearing black and I couldn't tell you apart, you filthy goths.

The Hand of Morthos said...

As the Internet is a haven for lies then I want to state, categorically and without predujice, that RSJS went to a pubic boys school, that Josh has a prehensile nipple, that Mepoc once toured with a filking group, Liver ate a dolphin and Jack destroyed Tokyo twice without shedding a single tear.

Anonymous said...

It's True. I saw Mepoc and the Filkers.