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18 April 2007 @ 12:02 pm
I did not receive any feedback on the first draft of the poll I have been planning regarding our theme "Ask GR". However I have revised it and added square brackets to indicate poll prompts for the purpose of generating the poll.

Here is where another member is required for the poll to be made. Polls can only be made by someone with a paid account, and in this case we also need them to be a gothroyalty member in order to post it. Any takers?

Here is the revised draft.

Please post the entry publicly, so that H2tT members can view it too. I would recommend a wee intro. Something to idea of:

Considering the flurry of activity raised by our recent run-away theme "five questions" inspired by heirs2thethrone's iconoclast_dawn, we mentors decided to create a poll.

We asked the members of H2tT, If you could ask one question of the members of GR what would it be? From this we gained four topics that really matter to our young people that we've expanded upon.

The result is this poll. Enjoy. 

14 April 2007 @ 07:49 am

As this began as an open process, I will continue the draft stage in this way so that fine tuning of questions can be done with your help, to ensure the questions represent our members' needs.

Goth and the Workplace

What is your preferred business look for interviews and work?
[comment box]

Is your workplace or workplace of intent more
traditional [round ticky box]
casual [round ticky box]

How would you describe the work environment you are in or aiming for?
[comment box]

How do you express yourself through your attire while considering your daily tasks and surroundings on the job?
[comment box]

What advice do you have for young people entering the workforce?
[comment box]

What is the key or strategy in your wardrobe selection that makes daily dressing decisions easier or less stressful for you?
[comment box]

Gothic Events

co-ordinated [square ticky box]
promoted  [square ticky box]
attended  [square ticky box]

club/concert/fashion show  [square ticky box]
conventions  [square ticky box]
picnics, coffee meets, book clubs or other alternative meet-ups to club and concert events  [square ticky box]

What level of importance do you place on promotional strategy for the success of an event
unimportant [round ticky box]
low [round ticky box]
medium [round ticky box]
high [round ticky box]
extremely high [round ticky box]

What approaches to promoting do you feel have been the most successful for you?
[comment box]

How much time do you feel is required for planning a simple event such as a coffee meet or picnic?
[comment box]

How much time do you feel is required for promoting a simple event such as a coffee meet or picnic?
[comment box]

How much time do you feel is required for planning a high event such as a stage performance or themed night at a club?
[comment box]

How much time do you feel is required for promoting a high event such as a stage performance or themed night at a club?
[comment box]

What advice do you have for young people wanting to plan events in their areas - including less populated areas?
[comment box]

Adding Machismo to the a Goth Wardrobe

If someone wants to express their inner goth with a butch flavour what items of clothing and in what styles do you suggest?
[comment box]

If you are a man or a woman whom can comment on male wardrobe factors; do you find it difficult to dress in a masculine fashion in the subculture?
yes [round ticky box]
no [round ticky box]
only slightly [round ticky box]
the frillier the better [square ticky box]
fashion is limited for fellows regardless of the macho factor [square ticky box]

A person can butch things up with
accessories [square ticky box]
[comment box]
the cut of the cloth [square ticky box]
[comment box]
the choice of fabric [square ticky box]
[comment box]
the choice of colour [square ticky box]
[comment box]
the choice of boots [square ticky box]
[comment box]
the choice of shoes [square ticky box]
[comment box]
motifs are the way to go  [square ticky box]
[comment box]

Anything else you'd like to share regarding wardrobe and the Goth male?
[comment box]

Examining the zyGoth (misplaced/misfit) factor within the subculture

Regardless of your inner sense of goth/identity/confidence do you feel at least some part of the time that:

You cannot relate to a lot of people in your local goth scene due to differing
musical tastes [square ticky box]
interests [square ticky box]
lifestyle choices [square ticky box]
personal experiences/philosophies [square ticky box]
[comment box]

Do you feel alienated from non-goth friends and family despite good relationships with them?
Yes [round ticky box]
No [round ticky box]
I think most people do at some point or another [round ticky box]
They tell me that my quirkiness is what they love about me [round ticky box]
[comment box]

Do you feel you have to present an alternate or specific side of yourself within the subculture?
Yes [round ticky box]
No [round ticky box]
I don't feel I have to. I feel it is a matter of mood and choice. Some nights are better for home and a quiet book, some are better for kicking up my pointy toes. [round ticky box]
[comment box]

If you feel this sort of pressure do you associate it with:
subcultural cliches [square ticky box]
a sense of judgementalism or cliquish atmosphere within clubs/events [square ticky box]
that it is difficult to carry on effective socialization in loud or showy events [square ticky box]
being shy at first but that generally you relax and open up after you become accustomed to your surroundings [square ticky box]
The wall is your friend. You like the wall, the wall is nice, it's cool and dark. [square ticky box]
Oh, there were other people there? You hadn't noticed. [square ticky box]
[comment box]

Do you find yourself annoyed or impatient by:
constant "what is goth" talk [square ticky box]
the party lifestyle/mentality [square ticky box]
again it is difficult to discover and discuss diverse interests in loud atmospheres [square ticky box]
fashionistas/make-up divas [square ticky box]
the music being played [square ticky box]
[comment box]

Do you feel the scene is becoming
homogenized [square ticky box]
fractured [square ticky box]
commercialized [square ticky box]
distorted by outer perceptions [square ticky box]
distorted by inner perceptions [square ticky box]
diversified [square ticky box]
[comment box]

If you like to take a break from 'the scene' side of the subculture or if you avoid it in general, what alternate activities or social opportunities do you enjoy?
[comment box]

What do you do when you feel like a zyGoth?
[comment box]

Other thoughts and general comments about being an individual within a subculture for individuals which may appear to have homogenized expectations at times.
[comment box]

Your thoughts on gother-than-thou behavior within the scene side of the subculture.
[comment box]

Any advice you have for young people just reaching club-going age.
[comment box]

08 April 2007 @ 10:11 pm
If you could ask GR members one question what would it be?

I will ask the mods to help me figure out exactly how this works, but here is the gist of it.

This week's theme is "ask GR."

If you could ask the members of gothroyalty one question, what would it be, make this your theme post. The questions will be made into a poll presented in GR that the members can answer, therefore preserving your privacy and theirs. We will find a way to make the results available for our H2tT members to view so that you can be answered - I am new to making and presenting polls which is where help comes in. *wink*

This is a great opportunity for multiple perspectives, we hope you enjoy the process as much as the results.
05 February 2006 @ 05:37 pm
Or Lair, or whatever gothy children are calling it nowadays...Collapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Do You Love Me?
30 January 2006 @ 04:32 pm
Since I'm in college, I live away at home in a dorm. It sucks, but I decorate the unholy hell out of it!

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Current Mood: creative
Current Music: John the Revelator - Depeche Mode
08 January 2006 @ 08:59 pm
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Im Obsessed with my cat...Collapse )
Current Mood: chipperchipper
08 January 2006 @ 08:29 pm
My spooky-adorable pets?

Well, I have two cats, both full with their own personalities. However, Marco has been my baby since I was 10.
a photo or two of Marco and ICollapse )

He's just a cutie, and always acts like a kitten. He's approaching 8 now, his birthday is right around mine.
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: See Colin Slash - "You Make Me Feel Like Morissey"
08 January 2006 @ 10:52 pm
On the subject of gothic familars pets...

At college (a place where pets aren't allowed but everyone has them) my two roommates had a cat they brought up. His name is Sen and he's a black cat with a stubby missing tail. He was born without it, and they adopted him out of pity. I'm only "Auntie Meggie" to the cat though, as I wasn't an original "mommy" of the cat. And it's funny, they're two very strict Republicans and they say to everyone "Oh, the cat has two mommies".

We also did a test during the last election to see if the cat was a Republican or a Democrat. We put a blue piece and a red piece of construction paper on the floor and the one he went to first... well, safe to say I (democrat) was disappointed to see him sniff at the red piece. Oh well...

At home, I am petless but I do have a... strange collection of carniviorus plants. One is a pitcher plant named Steve, another is a poisonous ivy my mother named "Stephanie", then there is a spider plant named Errol and I'm going to be getting a real venus flytrap soon, which I think I'll name Lucas. I'm not a plant person, and I've killed cacti before, but for some reason I can't kill these plants.

When they start to sing at me, that's when I'll worry...
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Lady Lemora - The Ghost of Lemora
08 January 2006 @ 06:40 pm

I have a tibetan terrier named Pepper and I think he is the best pet to have. Since I can't think of a better pet that actually exists I guess I'll make one up.

I want a ferret named Minx thats hyper inteligent, sarcastic, and likes to drink absinthe.
08 January 2006 @ 01:27 am
So my dear friend, tristan_crane and I went to the Sutro bath house ruins to do a photoshoot for Vernian Process pics, and here are some of my favorites from it:

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