I came across this article and my views somewhat swayed a little because of this very sentence: “There are quite a few Goths who have fought damn hard to retain their identity despite peer pressure, family pressure and indeed, any pressure to conform. And if you've gone to all that trouble to preserve what you believe is the 'real you', don't you think you owe it to yourself to shine for a day?"
For those of you who read this blog, would probably know that very sentence struck home with me.
Tonight, I did not go out to a club or got all dressed up. I simply took my non-goth niece out for supper. We then proceeded to go shopping which was a fun experience. You see, we were in her neighborhood, an area I grew up in. For those of you who are locals and who read this blog would know that this area is the West Island or the Waste Island as most of us prefer to call it.
|Mmmmm! Goth pops!|
The Waste island is located in the good old suburbs where the majority of people are snobby! I moved out of that area in my early twenties and never fully looked back. I do return though, like today to visit family and I am always happy to return to my current home, further away!
Going to The Mall was an experience. Just like when I was a teenager, my niece and I were loud and rambunctious. Mainly because we went to HMV and were hyped up on sugar. For those of you non-Canadians, HMV reminds me of a Canadian version of Hot Topic except I never seen Tripp pants or anything that would be considered alternative clothing (or Mallgoth ware) there. I never ventured into a Hot Topic when I go to the US so please correct me if I am wrong, I am going on heresay! HMV sells videogames, music, pop culture figurines, Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who collectibles. Anything pop culture orientated, you could most probably find there.
My niece's birthday (she is in her mid twenties by the way, long story) is approaching so aside from taking her out for dinner, I bought her some Pop Culture figurines she collects. It is not much of a surprise, I know but she collects them so damned fast! In fact, she just messaged me via Facebook because she is going back tomorrow to get Dory from Finding Nemo she saw and regretted not purchasing ealier.
I ended up buying a huge laminated poster of a Dalek. I was like a kid on Christmas morning with this purchase. I am rather short and the poster is practically my size. Here I am walking through the mall carrying this huge laminated Dalek poster shouting Exterminate every chance I get. People avoided me like the plague and gave me odd looks from a distance. Fellow Whovians nodded and smiled, they understood my important task! I called my husband to be warned that this giant Dalek poster was coming in the house. He originally thought I was going to purchase the exploding Tardis one but that will be for another time. According to my niece, a shopper looked right up at me and smiled as if he knew exactly what I was talking about. He overheard my telephone conversation! It was very windy out but I managed to lug the thing in my rather small car without it flying away and continued with my shopping.
|This was me after I got the Dalek poster!|
So World Goth day for me was pretty much just like any other day, except to commemorate the day, I purchased a Dalek poster.
|This is what the poster looks like. We tried to take a photo of me with it but they turned out bad. Bad lighting!|
Did you do anything special for World Goth Day?