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EGL Friday Free for All! 
4th-Jan-2013 05:12 pm
A Chipmunk
Welcome to the EGL Free for All!

Please take this as an opportunity to get to know your fellow EGL members outside of lolita. You can post WHATEVER you fancy!

Do bear the following rules in mind:
  1. ALL rules of EGL still apply! Be courteous and polite. No flamming/spamming/trolling, etc.

  2. Keep it P-G. Remember that there are minors here!

  3. Max of 5 images per post, please. And please keep them to a reasonable size!

  4. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reply to the first comment in this post.

And a couple of reminders:
  • The EGL Free for All will be every Monday and Friday. Twice a week, twice the fun!

  • Monday's FFAs are for lolitas outside of the USA, thus the posting time for Monday's FFA is different from Friday's FFA

  • The EGL Friending Meme is the first Friday of every month!

  • Also a gentle reminder: everyone who participates in the FFA are responsible for their own posts. We do not monitor or police the posts in this thread. That said, we'd like to encourage everyone to refrain from posting illegal materials, such as movie streaming or file sharing. Livejournal is not a suitable place for those things. Thanks!

Current FFA volunteers:
deleciel (USA)
stupsy (Germany)
rainedragon (USA)
roozumari (UK)
Feel free to PM us with questions!
4th-Jan-2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Post your comments, questions, and or concerns, here.
4th-Jan-2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
...ok, whoever replaced the LJ servers with snails needs to please return them. Just saying.
4th-Jan-2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
!!! it's not just me! i have been thinking it was just my computer all day and it has been driving me crazy! lol
4th-Jan-2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'm loving all the warderobe posts!!! ^^ It's great to discover new pieces and see how everyone organizes the clothing!
I have exams all january but I hope I can make some time to make my first warderobepost ^^
4th-Jan-2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
I love wardrobe posts too! I am planning to make my own this weekend.
4th-Jan-2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
So, this semester I plan on biking the three miles to school in order to get in shape and become more fit. Does anyone else have any plans to exercise more this year?
4th-Jan-2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
I do! I actually started last year, but I am really going to make it this time! Some of my dresses are getting kinda small for me so I need to loose some weight.
4th-Jan-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
i want to post my wardrobe, but i'm feeling a little insecure. D:
Anyways, i really love wardrobe posts! :)
4th-Jan-2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way! I really want to but I am so nervous!
4th-Jan-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
For anyone who is interested, IW put up more lucky packs:
They also have a couple of blouses on sale:
4th-Jan-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
OMG, they have cheap ones, too! Usually they're really expensive (but a good quantity/value overall).
4th-Jan-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
gah i'm dying to get my hands on the lucky packs i ordered but they havn't even been shipped yet XD i'm just so god damn curious with all the LP posts !
4th-Jan-2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Me too! I only got a Swimmer one, but that's mainly because I'm saving up for IW's oddment LP's! I want to get the ~$600 one, since didn't a girl get like... 20 something dresses with the last one?
4th-Jan-2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
I took a dress out of my closet yesterday with the intention of wearing it, but found that a gecko had gone to the toilet on the skirt. ;__; Rescue operation commencing in two hours.

I'm going to take all my dresses out today and inspect them #OBSESSIVELY for stains so maybe now is a good time to take wardrobe photographs. I love looking at everyone's posts, and I need to do mine quick or it'll never get done...
5th-Jan-2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Been there. I've had a praying mantis lay it's egg sack on one of my dresses, found a weta chilling in one and a couple of times when I've hung things out on the lines to dry I'll get them back in to find the birds must really like them...
4th-Jan-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Happy Friday!
I love the wardrobe posts, they give me hope for the future of my own Lolita closet.
Plus I think they are a fun way to show off our personalities in the items that we own!

I hope to post my wardrobe next January as I only have 1 JSK right now :D !
5th-Jan-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
That feel when you are unwell on one of the only sunny days for the next two weeks, missing an opp to take photos of the wardrobe....
5th-Jan-2013 02:20 am (UTC)
;^; Feel better soon!
5th-Jan-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I just bought my first dream print! I just finished paying for a Strawberry Parlour JSK! I can't wait for it to get here! Also, I'm really enjoying all the wardrobe posts. I want to make my own, but my wardrobe is so tiny that I feel like there'd be no point. xD
5th-Jan-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the dream print; it looks perfect for spring! I think you should make the post, you know. Not only will people be able to see how carefully chosen your wardrobe is, but you can look back next year and exclaim over how your collection has changed (which is the real part of the fun).
5th-Jan-2013 12:28 am (UTC)
I just bought a JSK from smeone done by an indie brand. I'm super excited and it's 99cm long so it'll be past my knees! Finally!!! XD Why am I so tall? Good for cosplay but bad for Lolita...
5th-Jan-2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Aw,that's great! I'm not really tall normally, but as soon as it comes to Lolita.. XD
What's the Jsk you're getting? I'm curious ;)
5th-Jan-2013 12:55 am (UTC)
I'm altering my brand! *gasp!*

Nothing crazy, I'm adding gathered lace in complimentary colors to the bottoms to make them 2-4 inches longer. Because I have the torso of a Dachshund.
5th-Jan-2013 01:12 am (UTC)
LMAO at that mental image. I have the opposite problem (super short-waisted) so I'm always crossing straps in the back or changing the position of the buttons on the straps...
5th-Jan-2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Okay, I admit, I'm a cosplayer, but I also adore historical garments. Out of interest, do any of you guys know any anime/manga/comics/artists/television shows, etc.etc. that might have historical garments/aesthetics? (I know about Black Butler, Victorian Romance Emma, etc.etc.) Are there any major ones out there that I'm missing knowledge of? Great art is always a plus too!
5th-Jan-2013 01:44 am (UTC)
while not super historic I would regret not saying Alichino every single page is as detailed as the cover art.
5th-Jan-2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Got my new An tai na shoes! :3
Lavender with bows! OMG THEY'RE SO CUTE! ^^
5th-Jan-2013 02:03 am (UTC)
YAY! i need more shoes :P
5th-Jan-2013 02:29 am (UTC)
So my Baroque Missing Letter Keys jsk arrived this week. I have to say while I'm still in love with the print I'm a little dissapointed in the dresses actual construction. For one the dress is not that lovely rich blue like it was shown on the website but is rather more green. I get that this happens with photo's and I'm excedingly pleased the dress is still a nice shade and didn't turn out to be I duno bright Aqua but I was really looking forward to it being the colour of the fabric sample. The next thing is it's not as boldly coloured as it was on the sample either. On the sample the rabbit's Keys and bows all clearly stood out in their colours but on the actual dress they all look a bit I guess the word would be...faded? And the last and biggest problem I have is the straps even with room to make them adjustable they're still not long enough to have to bodice sit at my waist correctly. I've had to take one of the bows apart for extra fabric to lengthen them just so the dresses waist will actually sit at my waist all the way around without getting pulled up at the back. So on the whole if I had to rate it I'd give this dress a 7/10 and that's only cause it gets a bonus point for the rabbits.

But Ari you ask, why are you telling us this here instead of writting a full review. Well dear friends it's because I didn't take any photo's or anything else a good review needs.
5th-Jan-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad to read all this, though. The main draw of this print for me was its brightness.
5th-Jan-2013 02:38 am (UTC)
I just received my Memorial Cake halter JSK in white. I'm so excited to get this cord going for our chocolate bar meetup!
5th-Jan-2013 03:02 am (UTC)
So I don't know how often the Wikipedia page for lolita fashion is looked at, but it certainly seems a bit.. dated and incorrect. I remember looking at it years ago, so I pulled it up to see if anybody made any improvements to it. Maybe that's why I was such a dork when I first discovered lolita XD (SPOILERS-For anybody who watched SAO, how freaking cute is Yui-chan in her pixie form??)
5th-Jan-2013 05:20 am (UTC)
"Bittersweet" and "Belle" are definitely new additions from the last time I looked at it so someone is updating it... I think we need to update our own FAQ (from like 2005) as well, haha.
5th-Jan-2013 03:35 am (UTC)
I accidentally led my boss to believe that I know how to use a sewing machine (in that I answered yes to both of the questions "do you know how to sew?" and "do you own a sewing machine?".. I own a sewing machine but I only ever hand sew) and now she wants me to use hers at work to make something.. whoops. Guess I'll be spending all weekend learning how ;_; I'm too proud to go back and say I don't know how.
5th-Jan-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Well, maybe it's life's way of pushing you to learn? ^-^
5th-Jan-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
1. How many fellow loli's have made the resolution to get healthier this new year? I have been doing pretty good this week but splurged this evening. Planning on getting back in the gym next week to get myself back on track. How is everyone else going about it?

2. Also, I have a 2 1/2 month old niece that I am eager to buy her fluffy dresses to coordinate with me. My brother and sister in law are totally ok with this. Haha.
5th-Jan-2013 05:06 am (UTC)
I need to get back on the bandwagon re: an exercise regimen myself. I was doing so well.... then it got cold, daylight gone by the time I got home, and now I haven't exercised in a few months and put some pounds back on. I'm trying to motivate myself to go walking during my work lunch hour.

Awww, that's so cute that you'll be coordinating with your niece! I wish I could do that with my son more, but he hates stiff clothing. I have to bribe him with cookies to get him to wear nice outfits for pictures as it is. :p
5th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
Yay free for all! Im gonna post some of my fairy kei/ creepy cute jewelry!
5th-Jan-2013 05:23 am (UTC)
It's like someone shortened the hems and made a comic about the 'war' between sweet and classic lolita's
5th-Jan-2013 05:30 am (UTC)
I'm deciding whether or not I want to actively participate/watch in this community again. D8 I've been out of the loop for a variety of reasons. Not sure if I want to become so obsessed about material goods again...
5th-Jan-2013 06:04 am (UTC)
haha, me, too
i have been on and off on quitting and its a bad addiction
im afraid if i dont keep my eye on upcoming releases i might miss out on something gorgeous
not to mention so much crap i buy that i only like slightly
for me, shopping is also an outlet for stress and thats badddd especially how i find it okay to buy things
at outrageous prices :(

my local community moved to FB so they dont post on LJ anymore, which makes me oblivious to any upcoming
meets and one of the reasons i joined lolita was to attend the meets and make new friends

i recently bought a 2013 Toyota Venza, too and have to make monthly payments on that... argh, there is just so many good reasons to quit
5th-Jan-2013 06:14 am (UTC)
I finished the Mass Effect series, and now I'm sad :(

I got a bunch of action figures of the characters to make me feel better.
5th-Jan-2013 07:06 am (UTC)
you should buy the prop weapons :)
5th-Jan-2013 07:06 am (UTC)
holy crap infanta's new stuff is freaking beautiful
5th-Jan-2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
They have been releasing some really neat things recently! Was there something in particular you noticed though? ^_^ Or did you just get something in that mail? =D

I ordered their... something-something-throne print (I can't remember the official name and I'm not awake enough to try to translate it with google translate.) and I'm excited to see how it will come out. I'd have gotten it already except that my shopping service had a problem with my shoes and had to have them re-made.
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