Quiz: Design Your Room in Black and We'll Give You a Goth Name!
Design Your Room in Black and We'll Give You a Goth Name!
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The name "Goth" comes from the Visigoths, who were a tribe in Germania - modern-day Germany - who fought back effectively against the Roman Empire. The Romans were expanding north, but while they had been able to make the Mediterranean into "the Roman pond," they struggled to ever fully pacify some of the wilder and more remote inland areas of the European continent. This was mostly about the climate and topography, but also mainly because the Visigoths were such brave and determined fighters.

Later on, the term "Gothic" became associated with an aesthetic that harked back somewhat to this earlier time. It was a type of architecture, and later a kind of cultural touchstone that included novels, clothing, and even food and drink. It's still associated with a mysterious Victorian aesthetic. 

Nowadays, it manifests as a great deal of black decor and clothing, copious eyeliner, pale makeup, and a willingness to embrace the darkness - not as an unhealthy obsession, but as a way of facing the things that scare us and accepting the inevitability of loss in a way that enables us to better process it. 

One way to do this is through the way you style your home - so let's decorate your Goth room, and we'll help you find your Goth name!

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