The Darkling Tag

Only in English this time!

As you know, I really don't consider myself a goth, but I'm more or less a darkly-inclined and goth subculture is the closest that I can relate to, so I though it would be fun to take part in The Darkling Tag. I won't be tagging anyone this time, but it doesn't prevent you from doing this. I wasn't tagged either. I included all of the questions but you can answer to just certain questions or what ever suits you the best!

Simple Questions:

- What is your favourite candle scent? I’m really into Yankee Candle Black Cherry these days. I just love cherries in every form!
- Do you have a favourite book? Yes, so many that I can’t even decide! The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Lord of the Rings, each and every Discworld book, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The Last Unicorn, The Neverending Story… 
- Are you a tea or coffee person? Tea, definitely. Though I prefer cold drinks over hot beverages.
- What is your favourite brand and colour of lipstick? I really don’t have a favourite brand, but Urban Decay’s Blackmail is the best colour I’ve found. The lipstick itself isn’t that good sadly.
- What is your favourite perfume/cologne? Red Kiss by Diesel or Cherry in the Air by Escada.
- Do you have a celebrity crush? You could say that… I fall in love with everyone. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace, Winona Ryder, Carolyn Jones and Jude Law melt my pants every time.
- If you had to give up the colour black, what colour would you choose instead? Grey. 
- If you could change your name to a stereotypical 90s/2000s gothy name, what would it be? Does this mean those funky nicknames or just regular names? If it's the nickname thing I’d be… Lady Elysium Disarray. :,D I don’t know. I used Tristessa, Ember and Autumnleaves in the early 2000’s.
- What are your top three tips for surviving hot weather while black clad? Light flowy materials, sunhats and stay out of the sun.
- What song will always make you happy (doesn’t have to be a goth band)? THYX - Believe
- Are you active in the arts (ex. Play an instrument, paint, write, etc? Yes, I think I am. If you don’t already know I draw, paint, DIY, sew, craft… 
- If you had a teacup or mug made inscribed just for you, what would you have it say? “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” - Terry Pratchett
- What is your number one non-gothy hobby? What are non-gothy hobbies? Can I say videogames? I do go swimming from time to time. That's not very gothy.

Thought Provokers:

- If you could be a supernatural creature, what would it be and why? A witch. I love witches and I’d love to be able to do magic.
- What horror monster-based super power would you have? I’d love to be able to turn invisible or teleport.
- Do you feel confident or comfortable interacting with other Goths or gothy people (online or irl)? I don’t really know gothy people irl but I don’t see why should it bother me in any way.
- Which is more important for a look: Great hair or great makeup? I’m more of a big picture kind of girl. Though if my hair is hideous I don’t feel like dressing up nicely at all or putting on nice makeup. So, I think I must say hair…?
- Is there something you wish there was more of in your subculture? There are many goths or other gothy inclined people in Finland but no good meeting places, shopping places, daytime activities… Heck, I don’t even know any gothy goths irl because I don't meet them anywhere!
- Care to share an embarrassing story related to your “darkliness“? I don’t think I have anything related to my “darkliness”. Some younger guys used to call me “wannabe” when I started dressing up more goth, but that’s not embarrassing for me but for them. Maybe when I first started to draw my eyebrows? They were hideous.
- How are you at DIY? Pretty ok I think. Could be better.
- Quickly describe your ideal wedding: Red dress with white accents, in autumn or late summer, white anemone flowers, maybe a simple ring with a black stone, no church or ceremonials - obviously as I’m an atheist... Something simple.

Confessional (aka True or False):

- I love watching cheesy romance films. False. I do watch them occasionally, but I wouldn’t say that I love watching them. Bittersweet is more my cup of tea.
- I ALWAYS remember to wash off my makeup at night. True. I always take a shower before going to bed. 
- I sleep with plushies. False. All our plushies are on top of a shelf watching my sleep.
- I wear non-black pyjamas most nights. True according to my boyfriend. I think it's 50-50. Half of my pyjamas are black, but always I tend to pick the grey one with a kitty that says "Let's stay home".
- I still listen to a boy band that had disbanded years ago. True. Sometimes.
- I think Andrew Eldritch is overrated. I had to google him so I must say no. I’m familiar with The Sisters of Mercy but his name didn’t ring any bells.
- I don’t like vampires. True and false. I’m not the biggest fan of the whole concept and I am very specific about the vampires I like. I do like Spike.
- I don’t like clubs. True and false. I’d love clubbing with other goths. I thought of visiting Club Infektio, but I have no friends who share the same music preferences so I didn’t go.
- I’m dating a goth/darkly-inclined person. False. He has (natural) black hair and he wears a lot of black (but that’s just a Finnish thing) and he enjoys a bit darker tunes and books, but he really isn’t goth at all.
- I don’t enjoy graveyards. False. I don’t like the dead that lay there, graveyards themselves are pretty.
- Blood makes me queasy. False. 
- I’d sooner faint than pet a spider. Depends on the spider, whether it’s harmfully poisonous or not.
- I don’t like haunted houses. False. I don’t believe in hauntings or ghosts but I’d love to believe so I find haunted houses intriguing.
- I still browse Hot Topic’s clearance racks. False. We don’t have Hot Topic here.
- I’ve never read Dracula. True. I have tried, on many occasions, but never passed the first ten pages. I even have it in my shelf!
- I think “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a long and boring song. True. It is long and it is boring, but I like is anyways. It has its time and place.

Am I goth enough? How's my goth points?  :,D Leave me a link to your answers if you decide to do this or have done it before. ♥


  1. Olipas hauska haaste, melkein pitää ottaa harkintaan tuon toteuttaminen Suomeksi : D Pinkaisin tänne puhtaasti tuon ensimmäisen kuvan houkuttelemana, aivan ihana! Iskee kyllä omaan estetiikkaan kuin veitsi voihin

    1. Tee ihmeessä! Näitä on hauska lueskella ja täytellä.
      Kiva myös, että tykkäät kuvasta. Piti keksiä äkki jotain kuvattavaa, kun kuvattoman postauksen teko ahdisti. :D

  2. Tätä oli hauska lukea! Bongasin tämän jo yhdestä toisesta blogista ja innostuin heti. Meinasin pitää lokakuussa halloweenin kunniaksi vähän sellaisen teemakuukauden jolloin blogin sisältö olisi enemmän alternativepainotteista. Varmaan ajoitan tämän siinen!

    On aina niin ikuista kädenvääntämistä se, että onko tarpeeksi goottia vai ei. Itsekin miellän goottiestetiikan olevan lähimpänä omia mieltymyksiäni, mutta jos joku kysyy niin sanon vain olevani jonkin sortin synkiö :D

    1. Hyvä idea! Mä ainakin rakastan kaikkea teemotettua :D

      Itsekin sanon olevani synkiö, mutta sitten täytyykin selittää, kun porukka ei tiedä mikä se on, niin vastaukseen päätyy lopulta aina "vähän niinkun gootti, mutta en halua identifioida itseäni gootiksi".

  3. Interesting read I am learning some much about the other alt and goth bloggers.

    1. I too found it interesting to read everyone else's answers.


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