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I would like to make a quick point that Gothic is the same as Goth, Gothdom,  gothik, etc.The only difference is the noun or adjcective use. Capitalization is often arbitrary.There is no general distincion between these terms.

Gothic: Of or partaining to the literary style of the late 18th and early 19th centuries which emphasized the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate: a gothic novel.[This is the relevant definition in the dictionary. Think of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the collected works of Edgar Allen Poe.
But what does Gothic mean in regards to the group of people? Here's where it gets confusing. There are things that Goths like that arn't Gothic (Industial, or Classical music). And there are things that are Gothic that many goths dislike (Vampires, Intrest in death). There are things that some people think are gothic but are not gothic ( band like Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), and there are things that do not call themselves gothic even if they are considered gothic by most people (bands like Sisters of Mercy, and Death Can Dance).However, there is no Great Gothic Judge to decree what is truely Goth and what isn't, although there are plenty of people who claim to be it. It's an ambiguous label with many people using it that don't understand what it means. The people who do understand it often have many different definitions

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