These articles pertain to goffik culture. Goffik (for those of you not in the know) is a pale imitation of the Gothic subculture. Whereas Goth is a state of mind that affects fashion and music tastes, Goff is nothing but fashion and music (sometimes with a vaguely depressed/dprzzed state of mind thrown in as an afterthought).

Goffs adore such things as the color black, corsets, fishnets, leather, Marilyn Manson, pentagrams, piercings, MCR, Satanism, GC, HIM, Slipknot, tattoos, wrist-slitting, pale skin, death, depression, Tim Burton, Evanescence, crying, rain, hard drugs, blood, vampires, horror movies, suicide, angst, Hot Topic, fangs, Count Chocula cereal, and casual sex. They've probably never heard of Bauhaus. Among their dislikes are sunshine, preps, posers, preps, Britney Spears, preps, the color pink, preps, Christians, preppy Christians, blondes, Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, American Eagle, Avril Lavigne, authority figures, comedies, and preps. Did I mention preps?

Their hatred of posers is odd, since they are posers. Nothing could make this plainer than their love of the Twilight Saga, which embodies preppyness at its most annoying. Their fondness for textspeak is also a dead (geddit?) giveaway.

The term goff was accidentally coined by Tara Gilesbie, amateur author, idiot, celebrity goff, and creator of Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way. She frequently referred to herself as "goffik" in her anti-masterpiece My Immortal, an utterly terrifying Harry Potter fanfic. The sad part? My Immortal is STILL more entertaining than Twilight.