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.


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.