Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]
Aug16

Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]

This past Friday, alternative people from around the Midwest descended on The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY to see some amazing DJ’ing, to hang out with some awesome hosts, and to have their mind’s blown by spectacular light displays. The joy people felt in the club as they got to come out, let their hair down, and move was a joy to behold!

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On the Edge: Goths and Bullies [ARTICLE]
Jun22

On the Edge: Goths and Bullies [ARTICLE]

Bullying, sociologically speaking, is an unwanted behavior that brings a power imbalance. You are surely bullied if someone spreads rumors about you or attacks you physically or verbally, and you feel excluded by the rest of the group (ex: work team, class, etc). In recent times is born cyber-bullying that takes place using modern technology (ex: creating fake social network profiles, e-mails, text messages, and phone calls). One in every four children is bullied, but in 85% of case, there is no intervention.

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Rocky Doll’s Bluegrass Voyage: Exploring Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2017 [VIDEO/CONVENTIONS]
Apr28

Rocky Doll’s Bluegrass Voyage: Exploring Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2017 [VIDEO/CONVENTIONS]

Explore the sights and people at the 2017 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Lexington, KY with your amazingly outrageous (and extremely ADD) host, Rocky Doll.

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Exploring Underneath Skeletons: A Tour through Camp ScareFest 2016 [EVENT/VIDEO]
Apr04

Exploring Underneath Skeletons: A Tour through Camp ScareFest 2016 [EVENT/VIDEO]

Our DarkestGoth staff went through Camp ScareFest last year and focused more on the vendors and attendees rather than celebrities. We compiled our best footage into this little video here. See Calypso Clown, 13 Pagan Holiday 13, Rocky Doll and Kristiva Diva, Christine and Bill Gibson, Nic Brown and other attendees. Enjoy! And come see us this year!

Featuring music by First Jason, 13 Pagan Holiday 13 and Grave Robber

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Where is the Funeral?  How the Color Black Became Associated with Death and Mourning. [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]
Mar23

Where is the Funeral? How the Color Black Became Associated with Death and Mourning. [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]

Where is the funeral? is a question that many Gothic people have been asked while out and about in their Gothic garb. In modern society much of the population considers the color black to be the color of mourning, with entirely black outfits being viewed as funeral attire. Black clothing as the fashion for mourning is not a modern idea. It is routed in western/European tradition beginning as early as the formation of Rome itself and has continued to evolve into the mourning clothes worn in the present day.

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From Critic to Costar: A Nightmare Come True [RETROSPECTIVE/ARTICLE]
Dec15

From Critic to Costar: A Nightmare Come True [RETROSPECTIVE/ARTICLE]

Hanging out at the Rotting Corpse Production table during ScareFest 2015 would prove to be a life-changing experience. A young actress by the name of Sonya Delormier asked if I would help to promote an upcoming Kentucky film called The Wicked One, and handed me a postcard-sized picture of the movie cover. Being a huge fan of independent horror films I was more than happy to spread the word. Never did I imagine I’d also end up being part of this slasher flick!

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Night School 2016: Dance is Now in Session! [EVENT/GALLERY]
Nov26

Night School 2016: Dance is Now in Session! [EVENT/GALLERY]

This gallery is from 2016’s Night School Dance held on August 26th, 2016 at the Bar Complex in Lexington, KY. The Undead were out of class early to tear it up on the dance floor!

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Camp ScareFest: Pitching Tents for Horror Icons [EVENT ARTICLE]
Oct19

Camp ScareFest: Pitching Tents for Horror Icons [EVENT ARTICLE]

ScareFest 9 had fans of old-school slasher films very excited, as this year they had numerous guest celebrities from the classic campsite horror films such as Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp. Needless to say there were many cosplayers this year dressed up as the famous slasher, Jason Voorhees.

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Which is Goth? Subsections of the Counter-Culture [ARTICLE]
Oct09

Which is Goth? Subsections of the Counter-Culture [ARTICLE]

DGM writer, Veronika Gypsy, explores the controversial theory of what the Goth subculture is…which Goth is? Alternative opinions and theories are welcomed as this is designed to start the ball rolling on conversing about Gothic outlooks!

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Welcoming Curves: Chatting with Club Bodice’s Miss Mortis [ARTICLE/EVENT]
Aug18

Welcoming Curves: Chatting with Club Bodice’s Miss Mortis [ARTICLE/EVENT]

Started a year ago by Miss Mortis as a Gothic dance party at the famous San Francisco LGBT club, The STUD Bar (www.studsf.com/ ), Club Bodice is a monthly Body Positive dance party for folks of all sizes, with the goal being for folks to be comfortable, have fun, and feel safe. Now their anniversary party is coming up with a very special dedication and we had a chance to chat with Miss Mortis all about it!

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Beautiful Nightmare: Dancing with Pride [EVENT GALLERY]
Jul01

Beautiful Nightmare: Dancing with Pride [EVENT GALLERY]

We had the opportunity to host our first annual Beautiful Nightmare Dance Party last week in the incredible venue, The Bar Complex, in Lexington, KY, which boasts a mirror-paneled and pillared ballroom and a mesmerizing light display that was installed by the same company that put in the light displays for the infamous Studio 54. Throughout the night, hosts Rocky Doll and Nara Gordon, kept folks feeling great, while DJs Stephen29, The Mayor, and Verminoid kept the the party going late into the night. We also had the honor of…

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