Richard Wright 's novel Native Son contains gothic imagery and themes that demonstrate the links between blackness and the gothic; themes and images of "premonitions, curses, prophecies, spells, veils, demonic possessions, graves, skeletons" are present, suggesting gothic influence. This section needs expansion. Later, such characterizations were considered incorrect. The authors held that most self-harm by teens was done before joining the subculture, and that joining the subculture would actually protect them and help them deal with distress in their lives. Gothic literature is a genre of fiction that combines romance and dark elements to produce mystery, suspense, terror, horror and the supernatural. But instead of breaking down and conforming, I stood firm. Retrieved 18 September
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The term " gothic rock " was coined in , by music critic John Stickney to describe a meeting he had with Jim Morrison in a dimly lit wine-cellar which he called "the perfect room to honor the Gothic rock of the Doors ".
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The bands he listed as his chosen form of ear-bashing were relentlessly metal and standard grunge , rock and goth metal , with some industrial presence". While goth is "considered a music-based scene", " Cited in Mellins , pp. Art Fashion Cybergoth Lip Service.