5/5/13- sent first email at noon regarding the petticoat, asked a few questions about shipping
5/6/13- 8am received response, answers to questions, and order form.
Filled out form and sent back later that day. Order confirmed
5/7/13- payment made
5/8/13- payment received, confirmed
5/9/13- received email that petti was at sorter center, got tracking information and links, and a picture of the package.
5/21/13- package arrived!
Any blunders made in this process was entirely by me- I sent some extra emails just because I was in the process of setting up my brand new paypal account, and had been having issues with transactions (all solved now!!)
For my first time using a shopping service, everything went sooo smoothly. Martin was very helpful, answered all questions, and overall made the process very easy.
16 days from first email to getting the petti. The Clobbaoonline website says that it takes like 25+ days to manufacture, but I guess they already had some in stock. (It is a commonly used petti) Very pleased, I ordered it for my birthday but don’t actually need it until July.
Very snug fit, I was worried about cutting the fabric by accident. Boy, I was wrong. Petti is in a small plastic bag, which was wrapped in bubble wrap, which was then wrapped in another bag. Very sturdy. The petti is very poofy coming straight out of such tight packing, I’m surprised.
The bubble wrap itself smelled terrible (can’t explain it, but it was baaaad), but the petti has no scent.
Be sure to come back for part 2…..the quality of the petticoat itself….
(I don’t have time at the moment to try it on and take comparison pictures….)
Need I say more?
Well too bad, I will.
I exempted out of my history exam this year (yaaay) which is good because I think I lost my mind during that 4 hour AP Exam. Good thing my math teacher likes me, cuz I don’t know what I would have done if she hadn’t let me skip class to eat lunch uwu. I’ve already conquered Chem, so four more to go!!
I’m so inspired right now. For my birthday, I ordered a ton of new clothes, which of course will be reviewed once I receive it all! I ordered a skirt and a seifuku from Bodyline and a petti from Clobbaoonline. I got the socks from that local Lolita, and I just pre-ordered Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I’m in heaven :333
AC:NL won’t be out in time for my long roadtrips, but I’ve been playing Line Play to pass the time until the release date. (My id is matryoshkaRose, of course~) I’m obsessed with the School Noise gacha. Woo hoo!
I’ll party it up in the next few weeks before I get back to work, cleaning and taking summer camps and courses. And especially planning my Metrocon panel and outfits~ <3
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I love the internet sometimes.
So I purchase socks on fb from a local Lolita, and had to deal with paypal for the first time and yay it was fun until the credit card account was frozen for dumb reasons. But, when they arrived in the mail, the package was addressed to “Lilly Rose” Obviously, I don’t use my full, true name on the internet. (More a matter of separating school life from con life but whatevs, that line is blurring)
It took me a minute to realize that my fb account and my paypal message to her all contained that name and not my “”"”true”"”" (aka legal) one. I love that. It doesn’t matter what my birth certificate says, if I say I’m Lilly Rose, people will accept that. They don’t know me personally. How are they supposed to say otherwise? And in the Lolita and other fashion communities, it’s common to adopt a new, in-community name. (I adopted Lilly primarily because I thought it sounded more Loli)
So, despite any misunderstandings the multiple names cause, I enjoy the fact that I can just be Lilly for a while and enjoy it.
So I joined a Gal Circle on facebook, with the hopes that I’d get access to resources and get to know local gyaru. Sounds reasonable, right? As far as I know, there are only two cirs in my state.
This is a nightmare.
They formed this new group because of drama with the old group, which hasn’t lessened at all. I didn’t think a fb group based on fashion could be so dramatic ;A; There’s more posts about issues with past members and deleting accounts than actual content. I’m sure the drama will die down eventually, but it’s giving me a very negative impression of the local Gyaru community. They seem older than me and less friendly.
I’m considering quitting the group, but when my Gyaru panel happens, I’d like to have connections to promote it.
What do I doooo
It felt good to be back in the Sheration hotel lol. I should feel so attached to it since it’s the small, crowded ones that’s a 45 minute drive from home and has like no good points to it. Aaaand yet I always feel nostalgic. The site of the first two years of Shadocon and Tampa Anime Day, this hotel was a perfect fit for Khaotic Kon.
Last year, it was in the downtown Doubletree, a hotel so small, no con can successfully thrive there. (See: the recent disaster that was Tampa Bay Comic Con, when they refused people entrance because of fire hazard and overcrowding) Khaotic is still a very small con, but seems to be growing (not at the same rate as Shado, however). I liked the location a lot better this year. The line for registration was short, and even the looong line for the combat musical didn’t even touch the lines I’ve seen at Metro for basic panels. It wasn’t too crowded (very few people spilled in the pool area) and beyond the poorly spaced vendor room, I had next to no issue with crowds and finding places to sit. It seems there was a free buffet today? I don’t know, I brought my own food as usual, but it meant the whole café/restaurant area was open for con use and seating.
The combat musical was neat. It continued last year’s story, with some old and some new characters. I probably should have refreshed myself on the plot before watching, but nevertheless I found it entertaining. My friend who accompanied me caught the Code Geass references, while I loved the inclusion of Queen Beryl and Jack Spicer. The fight sequences, although less ambitious than last time, seemed better coordinated and well-rehearsed. I will definitely return next year.
Common cosplays were, as usual, Homestuck and hetalia. A resurgence in Hetalia is evident in the rise of APH themed panels, even outnumbering Homestuck panels. I saw some Off, but I was disappointed at the lack of Dangan Ronpa, given its current internet popularity. I only saw two, maybe three other lolitas all day, but I didn’t expect much from such a small, lesser-known con.
I would have liked to stay and check out the new manga library, but I ran out of time. I used up all my money today, but managed to score two OreImo phone charms (Saori pose 2, Manami), a blind box figurine from OreImo (scowling Ayase), and a CD (Para Para Max Us Mix 1). I’ve been really into OreImo lately because of the second season, plus the enthusiasm of my friend makes me want to rewatch the first season haha.
Ain’t we purty? ;3
I think I may have seen a rise in Pokémon gijinkas, but that may have just been because of the combat musical////
Two posts in one day, I’m feeling generous hehe.
I have 3 research papers due in the same week, having finally finished my HUGE combined research paper for English and history…..in history I will have written 3 research papers within the same month….and soon I’ll have to take two exams…..so done with school omg. So don’t expect that horn tutorial too soon. I wanna redo the horns anyway, they cracked a ton during travel.
BUT ANYWAY way back on April 11th, the wonderful Katie tagged me. Theses are the questions she set out for me to answer~
1. Do you prefer zip-up sweatshirts or pull-over hoodies?
Zip up. I put them on and take them off every ten minutes, I swear I can’t make up my mind…easier to roll up the sleeves and unzip it if I get too warm.
2. If you had to dye your hair a crazy color, what would you pick?
I’ve actually dyed my hair hot pink before, so yeah. If I could do an all-over dye job, pastel pink would be sweet too!
3. Which animated character (from any studio) would you like to dress up as most and why?
I am a cosplayer, this is a horribly difficult question.
4. How do you feel about perforated pages?
They tear too easily, but are convenient for latin vocab quizzes
5. If you could never use one letter again–EVER–other than x, z, or q, which letter would you pick?
I always get frustrated with my ts when I write in cursive….
6. What color would your dream dragon be?
I can’t pick just ONE color, yknow?
7. What fandom (if you have any) did you least expect to get pulled into? If you expected to join all your fandoms/do not have any, which fandom do you think you will never join?
Every year at Metro I somehow fall into a new fandom. First I found Hetalia, and then the following year, I was the typical APH nerd who hated Homestuck…..following year I was hardcore Homestuck….but then fell in and out of interest in it lol
I’m going into it this year all about the street fashion, but I have a feeling my next thing may be Dangan Ronpa.
8. What kind of biome do you like the best?
stingrays. just always say stingrays, no matter the situation.
9. Would you rather be a centaur, fairy, mermaid, or witch? Or maybe something else?
Mermaid, but with ability to shift between legs or tail
10. What is your favorite hobby?
internet. true story.
11. If you were trapped in a dark cell by an evil warlock, what song would you sing to annoy him so he’d be forced to let you go?
Byeby Baby Sayonara, Aki Akane ver.
I don’t know who to tag now so I just won’t haha
Today I am wearing a mid-riff top.
This is the first one I’ve owned.
Now of course, in years past I played all the same tricks, rolling up the hems or picking stretchy materials that would ride up as I stretched, but this is the first time I’ve owned an honest to god shirt that doesn’t even skirt my belly button.
Now, that brings on a bit of anxiety. The first time I wore it, it was over my (first ever) bikini as a cover up, so any weirdness I felt was more that I was wearing a bikini. Now, I am pairing it with an old pair of gym shorts that digs into my hips a little. I don’t have a “”"stomach”"” but between the shorts and the hemline of the shirt, I can’t help but stare down and wonder if this is even a good idea, if I should change. My mom doesn’t care, she’ll let me wear it. But am I ready to do this??
I want to and I will. I’m going out for U-pick blueberries. I haven’t showered in a day and a half and my greasy greasy hair is in a high ponytail. No makeup, and with my hair pulled from my face, my glasses seem to dwarf my face. I look tired (got home late but it was so worth it) And, yknow, I don’t feel as ugly as society would like me to.
None of it matters. I can critique my body for hours on end, but I’m still gonna walk out of the house with my belly visible.