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notice!!!!!! [27 Jan 2006|06:50pm]

Due to complications of haveing no computer there will be no new articles but.........
if you are intrested in doing an article on a subject pretaining to the list on this communitys info page you are more than welcome to...... i would like to see what the members in this community are intrested in .......but there is one rule! you must reasearch the subject you are intrested in seeing and it must be factual and in your own words

the person who does the most intresting article will have a chance to become a moderator of this community.

teams are welcome to do this to so if you are intrested in doing a team topic or collaborate on a topic ...... GO FOR IT!!!!

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Leaving [13 Aug 2005|08:38pm]

I'm sorry Jeff, but I don't think I can remain in this community.

I'm sure you can understand why, and so know it's nothing personal.

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Goth History [08 Aug 2005|03:46pm]

Being a Goth and having an interest in history luciddreamdemon asked if I would be willing to combine the two for a piece on the history of goth.

The Goth movement really began as the darker side of some more mainstream, but equally flamboyant musical reactions to the death of the Punk movement in the UK. Adding to a vibrant and diverse music scene which included the famous New Romantic scene but also NWOBHM (New Wave of Brtish Heavy Metal), Ska, Futurist and others.

The bands that shaped the early scene are not generally the ones that people will think of as being stereotypical Goth, instead being bands like Bauhaus, UK Decay and the Virgin Prunes, and of course clubs like the Batcave.

I will not pretend to know more or be able to do better than those who have written (quite extensively in Mick Mercer's case) on the subject of early Goth, so instead I bow to their work and include several links which I found provided a good grounding on the subject.

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Pete Murphy - Bauhaus

http://www.scathe.demon.co.uk/histgoth.htm - History of Goth - great website that details a lot of the early stuff!

http://www.mickmercer.com/gothhistory1.html - This is Mick Mercer's website. He is the author of The Hex Files, Gothic Rock and the Gothic Rock Black Book all of which contained large passages on the erarly goth bands and clubs. It is to his writing I first turned when becoming interested in Goth, aged 17. His publications these days mostly are released online, and his LJ mickmercer contains almost daily reviews.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/goth.htm - Not a Goth history website, but one I stumbled across while doing some research. It's a religious website, which tried in the aftermath of Columbine to give a tolerant overview of what a Goth is. I think they did a reasonably good job.
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Dr Harold Shipman [07 Aug 2005|06:57pm]

I found this interesting site on Harold Shipman, who was Britain's worst serial killer and is estimated to have killed up to 260 people.

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