I think my parents are to blame for me stumbling across the subculture. When I was in elementary school, they listened to The Sisters Of Mercy all the time. And they got me the movie soundtrack of The Crow for my 13th birthday. Also, my Mom is to blame for my love of vampire books and vampire movies. She owned a copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and encouraged me to read it – and that’s probably how my love of darker things was born. But it took two or three more years before I met like-minded people and realised most of them were goths. That’s when I somehow started being a goth, too, I guess.😉 It wasn’t about fashion or dressing black at first but about books, poetry, dark music and movies. It was about vampires and mythology, witchraft and writing dark stories. Only later did I start wearing all-black. And that’s really all there is about me coming across the subculture.