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EGL Free for All: Friending Meme Edition  
2nd-May-2014 05:16 pm
A Chipmunk
Welcome to the EGL Free for All!

EGL Friending Meme
Favorite lolita style:
Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL:

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!
3rd-May-2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Name/alias: Asa.
Age: Will be 24 on the 10th.~
Favorite lolita style: Sweet & Sailor.
Hobbies: Anything to do with cars, doing make-up (I'm an MUA :P), reading, collecting old cameras, and just about anything artsy.
Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL: None as of right now! I'm new to the community, so I'm
just hoping to make some new friends (Especially any Oklahoma lolis! I know none in my area yet.) and hopefully I did this correctly.
3rd-May-2014 01:34 am (UTC)
Name/alias: Chase
Age: 15 on the tenth!
Favorite lolita style: I love them all, but especially sweet. Floral and dessert prints are my favorite.
Hobbies: I sing jazz and classical, and do lots of art. I also really like going to concerts and listening to music!
Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL: Hm, nothing really atm. I just wanna make friends!
3rd-May-2014 02:14 am (UTC)
Name/alias: Jenn
Age: 18
Favorite lolita style: Gothic and Hime~
Hobbies: Piano, reading, art, television (I am so busy watching all sorts of tv shows and fangirling over all manners of things that it's starting to become more than just a hobby at this point)
Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL: God, I've spent so many years lurking on this community that my every question has been answered. Even now that I have an account and joined, I'm still always reluctant about posting or commenting because I've gotten so used to just reading everything. Hi, this is me coming out of the woodwork, haha
5th-May-2014 01:49 am (UTC)
<< This is a slightly edited version of the one I posted in April. I am a newbie and an irregular poster as it is, so it doesn't hurt for people to have something to reference. >>

Name/alias: usuyukisou
Age: 18-to-play-younger!... ... ... Fine, 23.
Favorite lolita style: Classic - but I love the nautical look of Pirate/Sailor, striking look of Gothic, and I can be tempted by Sweet (I actually love pastels as much as I love deeper, richer jewel tones, but subdued non-OTT Sweet doesn't seem to be well-accepted...).
Hobbies: Music composition, classical theatre, ballet (classical repertoire), piano, violin, cosplay (no worries, I am well aware that Lolita is NOT a costume), video games, Frozen, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Final Fantasy, dreamily gazing at Mark Harmon

Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL: I have a lot to learn about Lolita fashion, but I know how to find the "Search" button, so I probably won't make too many threads, but now that I've found Lolibrary, I am so heartbroken by all the wonderful items that were released long ago and are unavailable to me unless I pay an arm and a leg. How does everyone else deal with this? Scour auctions? Just move on? For top brand items, I'll be picky; I can afford to be less picky about the better Taobao brands (i.e. 90% love = buy), so as it is, I'm not gushing over everything that every brand ever offered.

Other: I'm a newbie to Lolita fashion (2 Krad Lanrete JSKs ordered), so I'm still learning the ropes and haven't put together a coord in real life yet; that said, I have no intention of going hardcore Lolita 24/7 because I love mainstream fashions, too, and they suit me very well. I also like the idea of wearing a Lolita item as part of a non-Lolita outfit. On paper, Sweet isn't really my style, but I love fairy tale, celestial, aquatic, and musical prints. I find just about every Mary Magdalene item enticingly gorgeous.
5th-May-2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
Generally, people scour second-hand sales/auctions for older things they like but didn't get. Lolibrary has a wishlist feature which I find useful for keeping a list of the items I like. :3
17th-Jul-2014 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for the late reply.

Thank you for your information. I'd looked at Lolibrary before, but I never realised there was a wishlist feature for users. I'll probably sign up and start working on it soon :)
11th-May-2014 04:38 am (UTC)
Hello! It seems we are similar! My favorite style is Classic (mixed with a bit of Sweet occasionally), and I adore Mary Magdalene items. I'm also just starting out in Lolita fashion. Wanna be friends?
17th-Jul-2014 01:42 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for the late reply.

Wow, we do like similar styles. I'm just starting out; I can't wait for my first JSKs to arrive (Krad Lanrete Lost in Sea Blue in both colourways). I'm shopping around for petticoats right now; one of each shape. My newest love in Dear Celine's Oil Painting JSK; it's fairly similar to the Victorian Maiden Chiffon Frill JSK.

I'm not very active, but it does sound nice to have someone to enter the world of Lolita fashion with ^-^
10th-May-2014 06:20 am (UTC)
Name/alias: Jamie
Age: 16
Favorite lolita style: Sweet or classical
Hobbies: Swimming and baking
Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL: How it works, more about lolita, styles, and coords. I actually just ordered my first lolita dress today. I'm really excited, yet nervous to join the community, for I fear people may not like me or consider me an ita. I hope I will learn quickly in the lolita ways and someday be able to buy brand. :) I love to make friends, so please message me! ^.^
11th-May-2014 04:39 am (UTC)
Name/alias: Impaela
Age: 14
Favorite lolita style: Classic (on the sweeter side sometimes)
Hobbies: crocheting, sewing, fashion design, video games!
Questions you have for the community/things you wish to learn from EGL: Im always shy when it comes to posting online, it seems im too used to just reading.. Being a lolita is new to me, I still have many things to learn! I am eager to learn how to make my own clothes, though many lolita sewing tutorials have broken links or are too vague for a beginner like me... Does anyone know any thorough, free OP or blouse tutorials? Thanks!
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