…lots of “goths” wear white make-up all over their faces…
aren't those called mimes?
well, to explain Goths more:
we are a type of people who embraces the darkness, sees beauty in all morbid, dark and even creepy things… we embrace and celebrate death but not to the point where we'd be sudical or crazy for it.. just doing that as to remind ourselves why life itself is so precious, and mourn the fact that most people take it for granted.
the “goth” group oringally started out to protest against certain things….such as society becoming something that valued money over life. Hosptials caring more about the bills they hand out being paid more than they did caring for patients, for instance. as well as the degradation of certain values and romatic notions. most of them often wore black to mourn the way humanity seemed to care more about itself rather than for his/her fellow humans. and a lot of us would often start wearing pale makeup to make ourself appear like we could be Death.
and then eventally, the group started losing it's oringal meaning as more and more people came to see Goths as just people who loved black and death way too much, and as people who were depressed 24/7 (which is pretty silly when you think about it), and wrote depressing poetry. and it just got even more worse when teenagers started flocking to it as an outlet for some of thier feelings, and also to get attention… turning the “goth” thing into just a fad for most.
however, for me it is not just a “fad”.. to me it's a way of life, a viewpoint. I don't even need that white makeup anyway. if I wore it, I'd proably glow in the dark from being SO white.
anyway, that's a little history lesson on the goth background to help you understand goths a little bit more.