09 October 2011 @ 01:29 pm
Had a talk with Sarah last night. She is awesome and made me feel better about things which have been bothering me. Also I may be doing a Snow White outfit for Halloween now and wearing my IW JSK. BECAUSE APPARENTLY I ALWAYS COORDINATE THAT ONE IN A REALLY UNIQUE AND AWESOME WAY?

(Seriously I was so happy when she said that because one of the reasons it was so easy for me to leave the lolita community was that I felt like I could not coordinate to save my life.)

Dude, I have not worn lolita in like a year. Sarah and I were talking about how we have both been wanting to wear it again. I do miss the clothes. Just not the wank/elitism. I met some really wonderful people through the various lolita comms I'm in on LJ, but every time I get ready to start posting in a new LJ comm or join a new fandom, I automatically brace myself expecting it to be like getting into lolita. Which can be...scary, if you are a noob and make newbie mistakes. I'm always REALLY SHOCKED at how nice people are outside the lolita community.

And now it is raining. Rain rain rain rain rain. I am so happy.

Oh. My coworker is here so I have to turn down my music and stop dancing. Bummer.

eta: And because it is raining it is sure to be super duper slow at work today so leave me a comment with a fandom/prompt and I will write you a short ficlet that will most likely be terrible but hilarious (or quite possibly neither).
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Location: work
I went over-budget at the grocery store, and have a school trip scheduled for the 16th and 17th of April. I'd really like to sell these quickly, before I have to leave because otherwise I will have to pack food to take with me, which will be incredibly inconvenient given the nature of the trip. Please don't hesitate to make a lower offer on anything, if you're interested.

  • I am located just north of Houston, TX
  • All prices in USD and are negotiable
  • Prices do not include shipping and I will not ship without tracking
  • HOUSTON LOLITAS: I can meet to do a hand-to-hand exchange almost anywhere from the Galleria northward to The Woodlands
  • I am not interested in trades
  • Clothing comes from a non-smoking home with cats, but has been kept away from all pets
  • Payment is via paypal only (or cash if hand-to-hand)
  • First comment on an item gets preference
  • I can do holds/multiple payments but the item will not be shipped until full payment has been received
  • All measurements made flat and then doubled
  • More photos can be provided on request

Additionally, all JSKs and skirts need to be dry-cleaned before I send them out, so it will be 2-3 days after you pay before I'm able to ship. If you do not want to wait for me to take it to the cleaners and then mail it, I can take $10 off the price of each item.
**If you agree to this option you agree to purchase the piece(s) as is. I have photographed any stains/damage, but I will not refund any money once the item has shipped if you are unhappy with any stains, wrinkles, etc. that may be on the piece when you get it.**

Items under here )

Please note, I will most likely not be online from the 15th-18th because of school activities/being out of town without an internet connection. If you comment on any of those days, I will most likely not be able to respond until the 19th. Sorry in advance.
01 April 2010 @ 10:01 am
In case some of you haven't noticed, I've taken a long break from buying loli. At first it was because of how tight money was, but then I got a raise at work and I just...kept not buying loli. And you know, I've been doing some thinking lately about where my money's been going, and I really do like having more money to spend on little every day things, like buying brand name foods at the grocery store, buying my lunch instead of eating lukewarm tuna salad every day. And I really want to be able to keep on doing these things. But you know, I don't have a job anymore and so I'm slowly having to cut back again.

Over the last week, I've done some hard thinking, and it really looks like that I'm going to have to buy a lot of new clothes if I do get an office job like I would like to. And I've toyed with the idea in the past, but I think I'm finally decided on it.

I am giving up loli.

It's really hard to say it, because I really love the clothes and I love meet ups and everything, but right now, I need the money I could get from selling my wardrobe. Maybe I'll be able to come back to it in a couple of years, maybe things will fix themselves quickly and I'll be back in a few months. But I just don't know. And I've got bills to pay and my car insurance is coming up soon.

The picnic is going to be my last time wearing lolita for a long time. It's kind of hard to think of, especially since I was the one who started that tradition. I want my dresses to go to my friends, but I can't afford to give them away. I can, however, give you all the lowest price. Underneath the cut is a list of all the stuff I have. Pictures can be provided on request, but I'm sure most of you have seen me in these things yourselves. Make an offer. In May, I'll put everything that hasn't been bought yet on the sales comm with set prices.

I hope you guys are still willing to hang out even though I won't be able to wear loli for a while. I love you all.

Sarah, I know you've mentioned wanting to mod the comm. Let me know if you're still interested.

Item list under cut )
30 March 2010 @ 03:11 pm
Database is gone. Um. I think I only had feedback from three people anyway but still. It's weird having it not be there. It reminds me of back before there was a dbs. (Lol nm just checked the cached google bit. I have +2. Sooooooooo much buying selling there.)

A friend and I were talking about how the fashion and community has changed, and it really seems like there's two groups of thought regarding the fashion and its growth. The older one takes inspiration from outside sources (other fashions, time periods, etc.) and transformed to fit the lolita aesthetic. It provides for a more subtle change over time and seems to provide for longer lasting elements. The newer one takes the inspiration from outside sources and transposes those elements literally into lolita instead of interpreting them in the style of lolita. This causes the subsequent changes to have a shorter life span than those that came from interpreted elements because of the lifespan of the fads they came from. I feel like the difference is seen best in decololi and fairy kei loli. With decololi, you take the elements of decora and manipulate them to fit the lolita "look," whereas with fairy kei loli seems to take fairy kei elements and just dump them on a lolita outfit. I think this is why we still see decololi and why fairy kei lolita has "passed" and is not as hip as it was when it first entered the scene.

(lol this is the most I've talked about lolita in a long time!)
30 March 2010 @ 09:37 am
Okay, normally Suzy is my favorite to play, and setting her down when we down-sized the cast was hard. I was super thrilled to be back in the Mirrorverse because that meant more Suzy but now. Um. She's getting really fucking annoying. Dave, you are absolutely right when you say she needs to love herself. She's so wrapped up in you that she's lost the spitfire attitude that I most associated with her. Granted, this was sort of inevitable, but that doesn't mean I don't like it. I'm looking forward to returning to the regular-verse so that I can redeem her character for a bit before I have to lay her back down.

Annnnnd. As much as I've regretted laying her to rest in our regular game, it's been really nice to get back to basics with Spock and Gaila, and I'm really happy that I've picked Uhura up and that the character is finally going to get a chance to be fleshed out.

Haha, there's really no point to this entry. I just feel bad because I'm always on Tumblr now. But I love LJ. I just haven't had much to say. I'm slowly making my way through PGSM and now I'm debating what I'm going to wear to Matsuri. I think I'll probably only wear loli on Saturday. I don't think I'll be there on Sunday. For the picnic in two weeks I think I'll make wee little pigs in a blanket again. Those are yummy. I think I'll probably wear Vintage Cherry to the picnic and The Print Formerly Known as Prince to the con. Idk. I can't decide.
Current Mood: bored
29 March 2010 @ 11:32 am
...have gone up HERE!

We're a little late having it this year. Hopefully it won't be so hot!

ALSO: Sarah and Kate and MY MOTHER OF ALL PEOPLE have managed to convince me to go to Anime Matsuri. Who all is going to be there?
13 March 2010 @ 09:31 am

Also I think I want to get a new lolita icon. Even though I love Vintage Cherry, it's kind of an old print now. I feel olddddddddddd.
10 March 2010 @ 07:39 pm
what the bleeding FUCK is this shit?

Is this really what egl has come to? Have we really exhausted all other topics so that we're forced to have a "free for all" in order to have any sort of activity? Is there not another closet meme we can do? Or can't we debate whether or not puce should be added to the list of acceptable colors to use in lolita?

Okay. Here is the thing. We need to revive this damn comm before it putters into nonexistence. I just don't know how. I'm sick of all of the photo requests and name-this-print posts. Yes, things have been pretty much decided in the fashion. It didn't exactly start yesterday. We've decided that rick rack and polka dots and yellow and green can all be considered lolita. It's a very established aesthetic. But it's really lacking the vigor it used to have. Are the discussions just happening elsewhere? Is news in the loli world really just that scarce? I want to be more active in the lolita comms I'm a member of, but it's just all newbies and "help me I don't know the answer~" posts. There's no fun in that. Splitting into the main comm and the sales comm was a wonderful idea but after that everyone just started making splinter groups and none of them really seem that active and egl is soooooo slow compared to how it used to be.

Is this just what happens to comms after they've been around for years? Idk. There always seems to be enough stuff to post to the steamfashion comms. I know that steamfashion advocates more diy stuff and that really leaves room for "look what I did and how I did it!" posts and lifestyle stuff. Is that maybe what egl needs? More lifestyle stuff even though we don't necessarily all follow that trend? Idk. Egl was just this great starting point for so many people I don't want it to become like some dying elephant lolling about with everyone too scared to put it out of its misery just because of what it stands for.
08 March 2010 @ 08:14 pm
I WANT TO GO TO THE BATTLESHIP! I THINK IT'LL BE REALLY COOL TO HAVE A SAILOR/MARINE THEMED MEET THERE! WHO WANTS TO GO? (I'm asking here because y'all seem to be the only ones to reply to my h_l posts with any sort of definitive answers anyway.)

I'm game for a Sunday meet (my only guaranteed day off and I'd like to go either this Sunday or the following, weather permitting ♥

I know Sarah-child mentioned she was interested? And I think I may have mentioned the idea to someone else? Idk, let's hammer the details out over here then I'll make an ~official~ post over at the comm inviting others. But really, I mainly want to see you guys.
Current Mood: excited
23 January 2010 @ 08:10 am
Sorry I haven't been updating this. It's not that I haven't had things to say, I just...haven't wanted to say them I guess. And so I keep distracting myself by saying, "Oh well everyone at my rp is waiting for me and that really needs all my focus, or "I NEED to update my tumblr," and other shit like that.


I'll try to be better? I really miss you guys and I haven't even really been commenting (but I have been reading).

Here's some things:

(it's a lazy-looking list because html + mornings =/= happy me)
* working on some projects for [livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary
* I've been trying to fix said layout for the last two days. I can't get the quick reply form to cooperate and it's pissing me off and I can't figure out how to fix it. Every time I do, I either break something or the thing I did doesn't do what I thought it would. Old layout up for now.
* Waiting for my tax form thingys from the school so I can get off my ass and file that shit.
* my cats are adorable
* fit is awesome
* work is work :|
* I want to get back in the habit of doing TiLT. I was super happy when I did those lists and I want to feel like that again.
* I kick ass in fingerspelling
* Not so in visual gestural communication
* I'm back to watching Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Hopefully I'll be able to finish this time!
* I would probably wither up and die if Kayla and Becca and Belle weren't at work to keep me from curling up into a little ball and saying 'screw it' to the world. Even though THEY don't read my LJ, you guys HERE need to know that these are the three people I see most right now and their teasing and flirting and love has kept me pushing on even when I am less than happy
* Doctor ordered some more tests and think I may have lupus
* I have a story to tell, but not enough time right now to tell it. Someone remind me to please?
* [livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary got paid time. It made ninja!mod happy and it made me squee to see readers piping up to thank the anon donor.
* I'm going to plan a meet at the Battleship and this time it's going to happen. I was kind of....super depressed over the break and so I crapped out on my lovely comm. I need to stop ignoring [livejournal.com profile] houston_loli in favor for st_d. It's like that poor comm is now my bastard child or something. But. um. Noobs. I think the new lolitas and all of the sweet just got to me for a bit. I was kind of sick of all of the sweet. No offense to all the OTT-loving ladies, but I like things more....CLASSIC. :| I think I am over that little brain-tantrum though and am ready to start making h_l be as awesome as it deserves to be. I want to do really disgustingly tourist-y things with my girlssssss~
* Now I have to go to work. Boo!

Current Location: home home home
Current Mood: busy
04 January 2010 @ 12:44 pm
Ever met another lolita who seems to know it all? Fabulous hair, mincing steps, and some sort of savoir-faire that you're missing? Ever wanted to know how to 'level up'? You're not the only one. How do you jump from ita to lolita extraordinare? Well, you use this handy level-counter of course!

Each criteria is a level. Add up your total and then put yourself into a category. Repost this to your own blog, website, or journal, bolding the ones that apply to you, and then show your score/level at the bottom. The only rule is that you must add one lolita 'level' to the list!

*please note that this post is tagged as humor. satire only, dolls!


Victorian Maiden )

Adorable Admirer (lvls 1 - 20) You've started studying or liking lolita but haven't taken that leap of faith yet. Good luck!

Resplendant Rufflebutt (lvls 21 - 40) At home within the land of the rufflebutts and spilling frills from every edge.

Victorian Maiden (lvls 41 - 60) A classy lolita of taste and experience, who knows her way around the lolita social set.

Starry Celebrity (lvls 61 - 80) On page six of the lolita world, you've risen to the ring of the upper crust.

Pretty Princess (lvls 81 - 100) Lolita royalty, truly versed in the ways of the lacey ones, the lolita princesses have achieved a special level of enlightenment.

Ultimate Lolita (Boss Fight!) (lvls 100+) Wow, you've gotten over 100 levels? You're the ultimate lolita with unlimited hitpoints. That's actually a little scary...
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Current Mood: anxious
26 December 2009 @ 12:01 am

Pics or it didn't happen )
Current Mood: amused
08 December 2009 @ 10:28 am
Eat. Fucking. Cake. )

I am floored by how much things have changed, online and offline, in the past five years. Time passes so quickly, n'est-ce pas?

I want to become a lolita, you say.
So become one, I reply.
What can I do to look like a lolita?
I have no words with which to reply to this.
You need a headdress, don't you? And a pannier.
Is this coordinate strange?
Is it not wrong for lolita?
Why do you want to do lolita?
Because it's trendy, because my friends do it...
If that's the case, you have no right to wear lolita.
If you just do what the others do, you will look like a lolita.
But I want you to think about something.
Who do you live for?
You think you want to be yourself, but you are afraid of isolation.
You yell that you want to be free, but you take comfort in following convention.
When you are praised for something you don't even feel comfortable with, are you really satisfied?
Girls who wear Vivienne Westwood but don't even know the Sex Pistols.
Even when wearing a jersey, a princess is a princess.
My lolita rules are mine alone.
So you are the only one who can find your own lolita rules.
My god and your god are different, aren't they?
There are angels who wear elegant dresses and play tamborines,
But there are also angels wearing armor and carrying swords whose job it is to fight.
I can't answer your question.
But there are a lot of hints all around you.
You just haven't noticed yet.
What you feel is right is your answer.
Sew frills onto the hem of your heart!
Put a tiara on top of your soul!
Have pride.

(novala takemoto)
Current Mood: nostalgic
06 December 2009 @ 03:14 pm
I know a few of you on my f-list have been asking, so I just want to let you know I've updated the details about the gift exchange over at [livejournal.com profile] houston_loli. Actual post is here
06 November 2009 @ 11:54 pm
Do any of you happen to have Meta's Romantic Train print? Just wondering. Because I may or may not be considering buying that with my non-existent money.

Just uh....let me know.
Current Mood: curious
17 August 2009 @ 12:08 pm
HEY FOLKS. LISTEN UP. Go down your friends list. Steal thar lolitar fotos. Open up MS Paint. Write something nice. Submit that shit to Loli_Valentines and pass this along. I want the next post to be epically long, and include everyone you know and love (or even hate) to outdo the stupid bitching and e-vendetta bullshit that has been perpetuated lately. Fuck Loli_Secrets, /CGL/, Vendettas, and any other community that exists for people to troll others needlessly. Fuck it right in the ear.
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16 June 2009 @ 11:33 pm

It somehow turned into this: )

I swear, one day I'll stop taking up y'alls precious time with my crap-assed self-realization entries. XD
Current Mood: amazed....
03 March 2009 @ 11:47 pm
.......and it's all Cindy's fault!

Just bought the following: a parasol, a skirt, and two pairs of socks.

Aaaaaaaaaand I'm waiting on my reservation to arrive. My wallet hates me. TT__TT
Current Mood: quixotic
11 January 2009 @ 12:33 am
Yo f-list!!! There is going to be ice skating at the Galleria on Monday!!!! If you fail at ice skating, we are also going to eat!!!!!!

And yes I am totally awesome and using way too many exclamation points for my own good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
28 December 2008 @ 10:35 am
...this. Y/Y?

I paid for my lucky packs and now I'm just waiting for my acknowledgment. I was a doofus and waited to pay until after I got home from work, and they were already closed. :[ If I hadn't waited, they might have been able to ship it. So now I have to wait until after the new year. But I will take pictures this time since I have been asked to show off my swag.

I'm watching something on the history channel about Theodore Roosevelt (or the presidents...can't tell) and it's really enjoyable.