Just so we don't have an update every three minutes to the community, LJ has made an official statement regarding their recent actions.
Everyone can form their own opinions about WIFI and LJ and who bears what fault and if the statements issued by both organizations have been honest, well-meaning, and fair but the only two points relevant to this community are:
-egl is not deleted! Yay!
-"Lolita fashion" "Gothic Lolita" etc did not fall under the 'controversial' interests.
I think that regardless of what WIFI and LJ might have intended, they have both learned LJ users will not be passive regarding any action taken in the community. Although LiveJournal is a private organization and therefore free to enforce it's own rules on those who make a contract with it by accepting the TOS, they have certainly gotten a clear message that their users will not allow them to do so with a free hand. It remains to be seen how they will make amends and clean up the mess, but as far as THIS COMMUNITY is concerned, we're in the clear. I am disabling comments since our part in this is more than over and there are numerous other forums on which to debate what's going on in the world of LJ.
Ok, so that's the basic opening set-up. My question that I pose to you Lolis is - what do I title this screenplay? I was going to try 'How the Golden Prawn Exploded' but I think that gives it away too much.
Feel free to point out anything you think doesn't fit, or if you know anything about running a Chinese restaurant <.<;; Thank you!
if this isn't really Lolita, please delete ^^;;
Also, we will 95% not be meeting at the aquarium in Brooklyn. Instead, we will be going to boring old Central Park. Why? Because NY1 (NYC's answer to CNN, for outoftowners who are curious) will be there, and media coverage would be great for city lolitas!
Details on where precisely in the park we will be meeting will be issued by Friday morning at the latest, so stay tuned.
Other plans for the remainder of the day--cupcakes, movie, etc.--remain in effect.
Also, please note the weather; it will be a bit muggy with over 50% humidity and a high of 88°F, and there will be short spurts of rain here and there, so please dress and accessorize accordingly. We will all be happier if we are all of us comfortable!
Remember, 1pm this saturday!
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I'm dressing up my best friend in Kodona to match me tomorrow at A-kon and I wanted to tie his tie in the bow style rather than just a normal tie. Does that make sense? (I was trying to find an example image, but I'm having difficulties.) My problem is that I can't for the life of me figure out how to tie it that way... Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance!
I was wondering about how some books or movies had impressed upon me when I was a child, and looking at it with a more adult eye, they strike me as being very lolita in a way. I'm thinking of The Secret Garden which used to make me cry (and probably still would if I could see it again), Little Princess (I think that's how it's called) and the statement I still love to use that "all girls are Princesses". And also I have always been attracted by fairy-tales and fantasy, I remember reading the Wizard of Oz series.
This is probably a commonly discussed topic, but I would like to know, what are the books/movies that had a strong impact on you when you were children, and that strike you today as being related to lolita, or at least, your vision of lolita.
Tell me, tell me! \^-^/
EDIT : wow, thanks for all those answers, they were very nice to read. It seems that many of us have the same books in common! I really should read The Last Unicorn, I keep hearing about it but never got my hands on it or saw the movie. I guess I'll be in for some crying again lol. In my opinion a lot of fantasy books/movies can qualify for evoking lolita, because they usually convey the idea of childhood wonder.
Some of you wrote about tales with a darker twist, and even more mature horror stories. I love gothic novels and vampire stories too, starting from Edgar Poe, ending with Anne Rice, and many in between. I read those when I was older though. They're more gothic lolita than lolita I guess, but then I'm a bit of both.
Anybody here who likes the Adams Family? Isn't Wednesday such a spooky little gothic lolita? ^^
Someone mentioned Tim Burton's movies, I also love those.
"Sweet Tea will be hosting two panels and the fabulously popular Iron Lolita contest at Project A-kon 18 this year. Join us in your finest gothic and lolita outfits and please feel free to participate in the contests. There will be prizes as usual! Come on, cute prizes for minimal effort? That's awesome!!!"
Sorry I'm so late in posting this, just wanted to let everyone here know that we'll be at it again, giving away prizes made of awesome. Please come by and say hi so we don't look like total noobs. I'll be wearing lolita on Friday and Saturday, looking super stressed out, hah hah. If anyone is hosting a tea party, please comment so we can announce it at the panels.