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12 March, 2004

Gothic 'validity'

My colleague Helena, speaking about acquiring a large silver & jet finger ring, has just casually described herself as a 'gothically valid magpie'.

What's 'gothically valid'?  Who decides what is or isn't valid?  Presumably it extends to clothes; how about music? Other lifestyle choices? Opinions? Thoughts?

Maybe it's only me who has a problem with such fundamental desire to conform, but I felt my blood pressure rise at the very phrase.

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