Goth Girl of The Year 2009

2009 has brought us some great films; Star Trek, Coraline, Watchmen and Avatar, and unfortunately New Moon. Google brought us Chrome and Wave, Youtube gave us Susan Boyle and Muppet's Bohemian Rhapsody. 9/9/9 gave us a great new set of Beatles releases and game and a crappy over-hyped movie.

in 2009 we lost David Carradine, John Hughes, Alfred A. Knopf, Les Paul and of course we all mourned the passing of the Thriller and Micheal Jackson.

Here at GGotW we got 12,300 visitors per month, up from last years 11,700. We brought you 24 Goth Features and the new slimbox feature. Now we'reready to start the process of selecting this year's Goth Girl of the Year (GGotY). We have a wide array to chose from this year, 11 from the USA, 4 from south of the equator and 8 from across Europe, including 2 from Romania. No still no Canadians or anyone from Africa?

In the past we have invited you, the reader, to vote for your favorite. It was only meant to be a small part of the selection process. It was never supposed to be a popularity contest, or who has the most fans, or can cheat the best. This year those who were GGotW and our dedicated Inner Circle will make the selection. Sorry there just doesn't seem to be a fair way to allow the public to participate. But we would love to hear your comments, what were your top moments of 2009, who was your favorite GGotY? leave us a comment.

We'll be making our announcement in January 2010.

Want to be GGotY 2010? We are always looking for submissions. 2010-Lets make contact.

Scarlett St. Vitus
USA South

Madely Selket
Dark Doll
Costa Rica
Poison Kandi
USA MidWest
Razor Candi
USA East Coast
Marlo Marquise
USA East Coast
Miss Mischief
USA East Coast
Felina Fetishdoll
Lady Nex
New Zealand
DoriBot aRama
USA East Coast
Amy O'Conner
USA East Coast
Talvi von denVinterfallen
Violet Arcane
USA East Cost
Amiria Divine
USA Mid-West
Darth Spanky
USA East Coast
Vicious Kurai
USA West

Trailer: The Familiar

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Feature: Vicious Kurai



GGotW: What is the source of your name, Kurai?
VK: Kurai is the word for 'dark' in Japanese. However, Kurai is also a mountain range, type of flute, band name, and so on. It is a very common name.

GGotW: You have a large range of style, how did that come about?
VK: Growing up, my mother was a very open industrial goth. Materials such as latex, rubber, and vinyl never seemed foreign to me. I was a hard-core Otaku (anime fan) as a child. I first got into Jpop and techno (but had the appearance of a punk) which later lead into a graver/industrial phase, then onto my own goth era. I never stopped loving anime or cosplay and later I discovered the EGL (Elegant Gothic Lolita) style as Visual Kei got popular around 2001. I still do the Lolita look now and then, but I have advanced into Visual Kei styles -now I am more of a J-rocker than anything else, although I do not like to catigorize myself because one day I can appear as an elegant grown woman, a child-like Lolita the next, or even a little androgyny should it suit my mood that day.

GGotW: Can you explain Visual Kei?
VK: Visual Kei is a very elaborate Japanese fashion. It started in music, worn by various rock stars and can be anything from a thrashed and trashed look, to an innocent Lolita style.
I see it as being as elaborate and extreme in appearance as one can be. Wearing costumes that are theatrical, bizarre, and beautiful. Goth, glam, cyber, aristocratic -there are no limits or boundaries to Visual Kei.

GGotW: Which style came first?
VK: I first dyed my hair green around 11 or 12-years-old. Everyone thought I was a goth, but all I had was colored hair. When I first started to actually put on make up and care about clothes, my hair was green and pink liberty spikes. My clothing was like those of a punk, but with the Jpop influence I often wore bright colors, kind of like how a raver would. Imagine if Rainbow bright threw up fruity pebbles on a grungy punk -what a mess I must have been, lol!

GGotW: Who have you modeled for?
VK: I haven't modeled for anyone famous, yet -but it's mostly been tfp/cd photographers, and I have modeled (runway) for Rigor Mortis designs for the past 6 years.

GGotW: Where do you shop in Utah?
VK: There are few shops in Utah that cater to a goth's needs. I have to stock up and buy all my make up around Halloween, its hard to find black and blue lip sticks any other time. A few shops I frequent are Blue Boutique, Arsenic Fashion, and various Halloween stories. Other than that, I mostly have to shop online at, Lip Service, Folter, Serious, etc.

GGotW: Have you ever been published?
VK: Only in a few online magazines (for Fetish and Lolita fashion), and local magazines in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

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Feature: Sayonara



GGotW: What name do you go by?
S: My modeling name is "Sayonara" which is Japanese for goodbye.

GGotW: What brings out your Goth side?
S: My goth side is brought out by the people. . . Not the music or the clothes, although both are so sexy, its all about the gorgeous, creative, dramatic people I know that influence me.

GGotW: What stared you as a model?
S: I didn't mean to start modeling, I`m way too short, only 4`11 . . . I got introduced to a lot of photographers while my stripper friends were meeting them for glamour shoots, and they all wanted to shoot with me . . . Or maybe just get me noode!
I soon realized what a creative medium it is and have been lucky to work with some fantastic photographers like Fozzie001.

GGotW: Why Cam-Modeling?
S: My new found love for the camera (and for getting nekkie) lead me into webcam modeling, being rude, crude and disgusting on sites like streamate in pay per minute rooms.

GGotW: What part of the world are you in?
S: I am based in Newcastle, UK with no plans to travel.

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Feature: Darth Spanky

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Interview in Fixemagazine


GGothW: What is the origin of the name Darth Spanky?
DS: Darth Spanky was a given name from a long time ago.
Spanky came from Games Club (D&D group) my freshman year of highschool. Everyone gets assigned a name and for some reason they were thinking of The Little Rascals. My sister's husband shouted "SPANKY" and I havent been able to escape it. It got to the point of strangers calling me that.
Darth was added on later that school year when the third Star Wars movie came out. I spent the entire week dressed up as a sith, beating people with a lightsaber. Thus, it became Darth Spanky.

GGothW: What started you modeling?
DS: One day I just picked up a camera and started playing around and really enjoyed it, so I continued working with other people and doing solo sets.

GGothW: What was the theme of your first shoot?
DS: My first shoot had a fantasy/vampire theme, as do most of them.

GGothW: What has kept you modeling?
DS: The creative energy I get from it keeps me going and really helps with me to express myself. Even the energy from others helps. It makes it all worth while to see other artists become inspired.

GGothW: We understand you are more involved with your images beyond modeling, what else do you do on set?
DS: I actually do all of the make up on set. Sometimes I will just be hired for the make up art, or even editing the photos, adding effects that couldn't be done with make up.

GGothW: Have you worked with any professional photographers since picking up the camera yourself?
DS: I have worked with a few others. One of my favorites so far is Scott Davis. He gives me a lot of freedom and always calls me up when he needs a make up artist. I'm hoping to work with a lot more people and see what we can come up with.

GGothW: What is your favorite theme to shoot.
DS: I love horror and fantasy shoots...any shoot that involves dressing up is always fun.

GGothW: What do you do when your not on set?
DS: While not on set, I'm usually editing photos, doing someone else's make up, drawing, or planning for the next set.

GGothW: What kind of drawing do you do?
DS: Many kinds. Sometimes I mix styles. A lot of it is different cartoon styles, but I'm always testing something new.
I plan to start a comic book soon and have been going to school for animation.

GGothW: What kind of comic are you looking at doing?
DS: The comic I'm working on is one with two completely different drawing styles. Parts of the books will be in a simple, innocent, cartoon style then morph into a hellish nightmare. Basically, it's about a girl who is going insane and also isn't. Her nightmares start affecting the real world (which seems to never notice her) and is constantly being followed by her imaginary animal friends (who also turn into monsters). I have yet to fully design the nightmare versions of the characters, but am working on a few of the monsters that attack the girl and people around her.

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