Accidental Plateau wrote:
Your sample pool is very small.
It just seems that way. The whole alt/gothic/manson cult scene is a place for people who are too lazy/crazy/angry/delusional/selfish to fit in with society to feel they are 'part' of something.
The one thing an 'alt' person hates more than a mainstream person is another alt person upstaging them.
Ever notice all the flame wars over what or who is REALLY goth ?
They have no commercial value because most people do not want to stew in negativity. They want to fit in.
Do self-published books affect literature?
The whole alt scene is funded by parents of the participants or public benefits such as SSI etc. These people derive $upport from families or SSI, Food Stamps and Medicaid. Or they fund themselves with black market drugs, theft, fraud, etc.
Adidas or Nike is not paying for it.
Just walk up Second Ave. from Houston St to 14th Street and you will see all these withered worn, smokey, hunched over tatooed women that thought they were cool in the 70s/80s punk scene yelling at passerbys.
OP, just ignore it all.
This is such a ridiculous statement that I can only assume you are joking. Talk about "stewing in negativity". Ha!