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Wrapping Things Up

Gothic BC landing page from 1999

The calendar view has been removed, as well as some of the ways to enter the forums. It's still possible to create dated event listings and new forum posts, but I am de-emphasising the content.

For some time now my interest and ability to mantain the site as an active resource have been waning and the amount of user-created content has been approacing zero and I spend far too much time removing spam. In other words, after nearly 25 years, Gothic BC is dying.

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Angela Benedict Hits the Nail on the Head

So much of what she says here in deconstructing "Goth Rap" covers off why more and more I feel like turning off Gothic BC for good.

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Nazi Goths, Fuck OFF

A sentiment I wholly endorse

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‘I haven’t worn colour since I was 14’: meet Britain’s longest-standing goths

Cinzia Bacilieri. Photograph: Richard Saker/The Observer

Born in the 80s, goth is still going strong. Four devotees discuss the music and fashion and how love of the macabre draws together a warm and friendly scene

Goths are perhaps the most maligned of all subcultures. Over the decades, they have been unfairly blamed for high-school shootings, depression in teenagers and antisocial behaviour. In reality, goths are a collective of people bound by a shared love of fashion, music and art.

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British Red Telephone Booths are Designed after a Tomb

Tomb of Sir John Sloane

Visible from the graveyard and sharing its name with the same martyr, St Pancras, is the sister station to King’s Cross, a Victorian gothic masterpiece built by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Just under half a century after this station opened, the architect’s son, Giles Gilbert Scott had entered a competition to design a telephone box. He trod around the graveyard of St Pancras Old Church, in the shadow of his father’s masterpiece, and found inspiration: the central domed structure of [Sir John] Soane’s tomb.


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