I don't equate Alternachick with being solely gothic, or punk. Alternative tends to mean anything that isn't the norm...so most of us here have alternative interests.
Musically-that might mean everything from death metal, to 80's New Wave, to independent music (and indie music can be anything from a soft spoken folk singer to the hardest music you have ever heard of!).
I personally don't shop at Hot Topic TOO much, because it has sorta become the Wal-Mart of goth high school kids.
It's hard to make a statement wearing a black hoodie that 10 people in your high school class have, too.
~A belly dance performer/instructor by profession.
~I am into sci-fi and fantasy films heavily.
~I moonlight making costumes on the side, specializing in movie replicas.
~A member of the 501st Division ( http://www.501st.com
~MARRIED to a member of the 501st.
~I have my nose pierced, and 4 tattoos
~I listen to mainly 80's music, Middle Eastern music, and a touch of folk singer thrown in for good measure-Bob Dylan, Ani Difranco, etc.
~My clothing style is a dash of Middle Eastern, a pinch of black, a cup full of hippie, and a smidgen of bohemian. When I am dressed for comfort-I am usually wearing t-shirts portray my geekdome. I am currently wearing a black t-shirt with the Lambda Lambda Lambda logo on it, for instance. My husband is often seen in his "+20 shirt of smiting" t-shirt.
~I take pride in being intelligent, and I am always researching, reading, and learning new things.
~I am not Christian, but follow Pagan and Native American belief systems. ( I am of Celtic blood, and married to a Native American.)
~My husband and I HATE to go to bars and clubs. We would much rather have a beer or glass of wine at home, and play Star Wars Trivial Pursuit or watch our geeky box set dvds. (X-Files, Northern Exposure, etc.)