In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe, wrote a book called ‘The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym’. It was about four survivors of a shipwreck who were in an open boat for many days before they decided to kill and eat the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker. Some years later, in 1884, the yawl, Mignonette, foundered, with only four survivors, who were in an open boat for many days. Eventully the three senior members of the crew, killed and ate the cabin boy. The name of the cabin boy was Richard Parker.
Browsing the net I'm always looking for different sites that deal with anything gothic. I found a lovely site called Gothic Charm School ( http://gothic-charm-school.com ) Jillian Venters has a blog that people write in and she answers dealing with goth...whether those who aren't goth but are asking questions about it or those who are who are unsure about a gothic topic. There are those from the very young (teen years) to those who have been around for a while longer (like myself). She talks about different categories such as holidays and special occasions, growing pains, clubbing and concerts, being fashionable, mannerly and and social are among several topics she talks about. She answers letters on her blog but also brings up discussions/topics of her own. :) Check it out...you might enjoy it. :)