This post is probably going to be written in short chunks, because my left arm hurts a LOT from getting my jabs to stop me getting illnesses when I go to India for Christmas (soooo exited! :) )
This is basically a sort-of response to this post by Cherish on her blog Babybat's Blog.
Right. Many of you will be wondering what the hell TBBS (Timid Babybat Syndrome) is. Answer: I just made it up. Obviously. It pretty much covers all the timidness a babybat may encounter when joining the Gothic subculture. It can be split into two types: TBBS A and TBBS B. TBBS A covers timidness encountered when around other Goths, such as someone might feel when entering a Goth club for the first time, even if they aren't a babybat. TBBS B is when someone becomes afraid that they may be a Poseur. There is no known cure for either type.
Situations in Which One May Suffer from TBBS A
- When going to a Goth club for the first time
- When bumping into another Goth in the street
- When chatting to a Goth who is 'of a higher gothiness level' (by this I refer to the way we babybats are scared of goths who aren't babybats)
Situations in Which One May Suffer from TBBS B
- When experiencing the feeling (un)professionally known as the 'Victorian Walking the Dog', where you feel the need to dress in your best for even the most mundane of tasks, and worry you may be a poseur by refusing to dress ungoth.
- When you find yourself liking bands others class as 'defiantly-not-goth'
- When encountering a not-a-goth and thinking that you're only Goth if you proclaim your ungothiness
- When discovering you don't like The Cure's music
Question: Do you/have you suffered from TBBS? If so, what type, and why?