November 9th, 2009

D - Tsunehito - Day by Day

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Any lolitas going to the Dir en Grey show in Chicago Nov.16th? By no means is Diru cute and frilly, but a few of my lolita friends and I are going and I was wondering if I would see any of you there?
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    Plastic Tree - アンドロメタモルフォーゼ
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egl_comm_art - competition update!

Greetings from one of the mods over at egl_comm_art!
We're a community based around Lolita artwork, a friendly place to post your work and get helpful critiques (or if you just want to share artwork you did without fear of being torn apart by the non-art community ;)). In addition to being a great place to show off your mad art skillz and ask for help and suggestions, one of the things that we're doing to keep the community active is having art contests!

November theme: Happy Holidays - With the holidays right around the corner, we decided to embrace that in our November theme! The winning piece will be in the community layout for the month of December. Click here for more information. November's theme ends November 22nd.

Contest #4: Wonderland - Alice in Wonderland crosses over with the Lolita universe so often, so with the movie coming up in the spring, we decided to make that our next profile contest! The winning piece will be in the community profile for at least 90 days, and the winner will receive two surprise Alice in Wonderland inspired items. Click here for more information. This contest ends February 15th.

Congratulations to our last profile contest winner, revivalcookies! Click here to see her piece!

You must be a member in order to enter any of the contests (obviously). If you're interested in becoming a member, please see our community rules here.
Want to become a work of art? We're looking for photo donations! I'd like to expand the resources available to our community artists, and for that, I need everyone's help who's able to contribute! If you have photos that you'd like to donate, and/or would like more information, please see my full post in the art community, here--please post all photos/links in the linked post, not in this egl post.
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Greenville lolitas to Atlanta meet-ups?

Are they any lolitas in upstate SC,  aka Greenville /Spartanburg  that want to start riding down to the Atlanta meet ups with us?

 I know it’s a long shot because I don’t think they are any lolitas left in Greenville  but,  I just thought I would ask.  Me and Leah may start going to some of them I figured they may be another loli in need of a meetup.



My Experience of One Day In Paradise/Mariko-Senpai's Shopping Service

Recently the sales community has faced a rash of scammers and irresponsible sellers. Some of these sellers are new to the community, some of them are veterans with respectable reputations. Unfortunately, in business, your reputation is only as good as your first screw-up and even the most solid sellers have shown poor judgment. As an ex-moderator and someone who lived through MabetGate I've dealt with plenty of situations in which people with great reputations have proven themselves less than trustworthy or responsible. [Yes that isn't the best link, but alas, all relevant LJ posts in that matter have been purged or suspended.]

So with that in mind here are a few disclaimers for this post:
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On September 24, 2009, I placed an order to HMHM through a group order that mariko_senpai was running on egl_group_order. I paid the day of the order, and later increased my order to include some Rocking Horse shoes after mariko_senpai PMed me with an offer. I ordered from her service based on reputation, clarity of presentation, and the promptness of her responses. I expected the orders to take at least a month since I ordered a custom-sized item and I have had experience with large group orders before. But the length of time was not a concern for me.

On October 22, 2009 I received an email from mariko_senpai with others from the group order. The full text is below, but in her email she informed us that her business associate in China was withholding goods from her because of a payment dispute. I found the email to be a bit personal for my tastes, but I decided that it was probably made in good faith because she had a good reputation as a seller. I was also aware that she was having a problem previous to her email because on October 20, 2009 she emailed the moderation team with her concerns. The team banned him based on her emails and I agreed privately with the decision.

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On October 29, 2009, clobbao sent the moderation team some emails concerning his ban. In these emails he included some public posts that mariko_senpai made on a forum, flaming him.

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The gist of their dispute appears to be money. clobbao feels that mariko_senpai is not paying him enough for his work. mariko_senpai clearly started the fight and in a very unprofessional manner. I read the forum posts and after deliberating over the matter, I sent mariko_senpai a private email as follows on October 30, 2009:

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mariko_senpai responded to this email asking if I wanted a personal call from her. At this time she also sent her business associate my contact info asking him to update me personally. I didn't have the time to respond to her before she sent out the second email as well as a private response to my email on October 31, 2009:

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I will admit that I found this email a little passive-aggressive and I was also displeased with the fact that she'd clearly antagonized clobbao in public and now it appeared that she was covering her tracks. As the only one of her customers who had a complete picture, I sent her another email clarifying my position:

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On November 4, 2009 she sent out the following email to the group:

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Since, the theme for this month is music, I was curious to know what instruments work well with lolita and what don't.

For me, I see 5 particular instruments that work well:
1. Violin
2. Flute
3. Piano
4. Harp
5. Clarinet

The five instruments that don't work (in my opinion):
1. Sousaphone (it's just too big and would mess with the lace)
2. Tuba
3. Baritone Saxophone (I play this, and the thing is 3x bigger then an Alto Saxophone..I don't think it would work =/)


5. Double Bass (or String Bass, same instrument different name)

What's your 5 best/worst instruments that can or can't work with lolita?

(Edit: I mean instruments that are easy or hard to play if you were going to have a concert or something. I'm in a school band so I've seen a lot of clothing that will never work when playing an instrument. i.e. bulging boobs when wearing a low-cut shirt and playing saxophone)
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    I'm not listining to it, but I'm reading it.
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pmx - mostly saturday

PMX weekend! I don't have many pictures from the first and last day, but I have many from Saturday, the Wonderland Tea Party day. Sorry if I missed you, I was trying to get snaps of everyone, but there were so many lolitas!
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note: there's just a few cosplay pictures near the end that I really like.