What I don´t like about pastel goth
I didn´t really wwant to post a text here, but I just have to get it out…and well, my blogspot-blog is somehow dead.
Pastel goth isn´t now something new. It´s becoming more and more popular, and to be honest, I really like some aspects of it and some of the outfits are amazing. But…
But there are some things that I just don´t like.
I have nothing against it. But I see it only like a fashion. And even if there is the word “goth” I don´t really consider it a part of the goth subculture. I would say, that they can be real goths amongst them, but mostly I don´t think so.
That´s why I don´t like them calling themselves goths. I mean, if you are a goth and dress pastel goth, it´s nice and okay. But if the only gothy thing about you is the word “goth” in pastel goth and you don´t know anything about goth subculture, music etc…I will be honest - I wouldn´t consider you a goth no matter what.
I really wish it would have a different name, that would be great and the style would probably be accepted better.
The second thing is, that many people just label as pastel goth almost everything. I´ve seen many goth girls with colorful hair, goth models too, who suddenly are on pastel goth sites. Seem like everyone who has colorful hair, tattoos or alternative style is now a pastel goth. And I´ve seen ordinary girls with brown hair in flower printed dress labeled as pastel goth. Yeah, the dress may have pastel colors, but still there was nothing “pastel goth” about them.
Just …WTF people?
Goths had colored hair years before pastel goth was even “born”. That doesn´t make them pastel.
Lolita is lolita and was not renamed as pastel goth. And that goes for oshare kei, visual kei, mori, scene, grunge, emo and punk too.
Just stop labeling everything as pastel goth, please.
Pastel goth is a combination of bright and pastel colours and alternative style and a bit of gothy inspiration (you know..skulls, spiders, bats etc), but nowdays it just seem there is no limit of what pastel goth actually is.