There's Gothic literature. What about BubbleGothic lit?

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There's Gothic literature. What about BubbleGothic lit?

Post by Guest on Thu May 26, 2011 10:57 pm

Hey guys, I was randomly thinking about writing and what I should do for my next blog entry (because I'm all excited about my shiny new writing blog), so I wrote an article about Kerli's creation of BubbleGoth, its effect on both music and fashion, and how it could potentially give rise to a new literary genre.

It doesn't necessarily fit into the category of "stories," but I figured it may inspire some of you.

Meet Kerli Koiv.

For those of you who don’t know Kerli, she is an Estonian singer born in the sparsely populated province of Elva during Soviet occupation. She enjoyed moderate success in Estonia until she was signed to Island Def Jam in America and landed two songs on Almost Alice, a collection of music influenced by the 2010 Alice in Wonderland film. After gaining quite a bit of popularity, her single Walking on Air enjoys status as the most downloads out of any iTunes free single of the week.

Currently Kerli is working on her next as-of-yet-untitled album which she has been carefully crafting to fit into a new genre — BubbleGoth. When glancing at any recent pictures of Kerli, her transition into BubbleGoth has become apparent. She struts around town in corsets, hot pants, leather, garters, cyberlox, and platform shoes, all in varying shades of white and pink. The music she has performed for the upcoming music includes an optimistic love anthem with a fey innocence (Army of Love), rallying cries for female empowerment (Dollface and Supergirl), a cute, smile-inducing tune that resembles Butterfly by (Speed Limit), and an actual song about buying bubblegum and not sharing it with the other kids in class (Bubble Gum).

In short, the BubbleGoth movement is one of integrity, love, and unity, and through it Kerli preaches selflessness and positive thinking. It’s basically what would happen if a stereotypical goth somehow had children with a teddy bear.

What does this have to do with writing? Well, there’s a genre for Gothic literature, isn’t there? Is there any room for BubbleGothic literature?

According to Wikipedia (I’m lazy, sue me), Gothic literature is the lovechild of horror and romanticism. Horror lit is well known. It’s scary shit, sometimes with supernatural elements. However, many people confuse romantic literature with the shelves full of books with beautiful people in frilly costumes on the covers; romanticism is a totally different thing. Romantic literature focuses more on legends, such as medieval traditions of courtly love and King Arthur, and themes of fantasy, adventure, and nature. As a result of this union, Gothic lit included curses and black magic, mystery, the supernatural juxtaposed with nature, and adventures often ending in tragedy.

So what would BubbleGothic literature be? Well, let’s take a moment to inspect Kerli herself. She’s an incredibly spiritual person who believes in faeries, angels, and sending out positive energy. Her Army of Love video shows an intense connection with nature, even in the face of flashing lights and loud electronic beats. Even the faerie shrine is decorated with Christmas lights. So it’s only natural to assume that BubbleGothic literature would highlight nature, the supernatural, and mankind coexisting happily, along with themes of love’s triumph over hatred and technology’s ability to thrive in harmony with the natural world.

But we’ll never know until someone actually writes it. So what are you waiting for, Moonchildren? Get out there and invent a new genre of literature!

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Re: There's Gothic literature. What about BubbleGothic lit?

Post by Amaranthus-Myst on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:35 am

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Post by lunachild on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:08 am

I'm working on it, trust me! Smile

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Post by stargirlstrike on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:02 pm

Has anyone read the Weetzie Bat series? I think that's kind of bubblegoth-inspiring lit Smile

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Post by pcatmoonrat on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:37 pm

i write bubblegothic literature 3:)


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