Yesterday, I encountered something that I considered quite disturbing and it put me in a weird frame of mind that lasted for most of the day. It all began when I made my daily visit to The Ultimate Goth Guide. It's a wonderful blog maintained by a young lady named Amy. During the course of any given week, the material offered on its pages is likely to include discussions on Goth fashion, events, music and bands, literature, makeup suggestions and maybe even an interview with someone well known in the scene.
I discovered the blog several months ago and visit it at least once a day. Although I've never met Amy in person, she comes across as an absolutely delightful person who is almost bubbling over in youthful enthusiasm for the Goth subculture. Imagine my surprise and consternation when I read her post entitled Ultimate Goth Guide Hate Site. Even more disturbing were the contents of that other site, which its operator chooses to call Superlative Goth Guide.
At the top of the page is an insulting and unreasonable facsimile of Amy's Logo or masthead, if I can use that word. The posts that follow are in my opinion, composed of nothing but vile dribble--empty arguments created for the sole purpose of personally attacking both Amy and her credibility. As her many readers chimed in with their words of appreciation and support, the attacker compiled their comments, included many of them in a newer post and then let loose with a plethora of disparaging and insulting remarks toward their authors.
As I sit here this evening, I can only shake my head in disbelief. I keep wondering why anybody would want to launch such an unethical and unprovoked attack upon such a decent and inspirational person as well as her admirers. I can't help but believe that the Superlative Goth Guide is the product of a sick mind--somebody who has nothing better to do than to discourage creative people and stir up contentions where they don't need to exist.
In my opinion, the attack site reflects the machinations of a twisted personality and is composed of pure venom. For that reason, I won't even legitimize its author by providing a link to it here.