July 21, 2009

Listen Up, Young Lolitas!

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:00 am by rosecarnival

After reading this great post on the Lolita blog Doll Part-

http://dollpart.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/the-egl-lj-community-survival-guide/#comment-276

I decided to make a similar post. As I am a young lolita, this is my version of Surviving EGL.

1. Read the rules. Seriously. Read them. Then read them again.

2. Check the memories. You may think this is boring, but the memories contain alot that can help you out. They contain interesting tutorials and descriptions of multiple styles.

3. Read Doll Part’s Surving EGL guide. Do it. Then get back here, to Sugar Ribbon.

The above three rules apply to anyone who joined with EGL. The following should be looked over by lolitas under the age of 18, because we are most commonly the offenders. (i.e, the ones who post stuff like, “Hi! I’m candycat_lolichan and I’m only 14 but I really really really like lolita ^_^ and I was wondering if you could provide me with a link to the one lolita brand that was in the Kamikaze Girls movie? Thank you all sooooo much and I am sooooo happy ^_^ to be here! please be nice to meee!)

4. Read and follow the above 3 rules.

5. Don’t be postin’ right away, you hear. (NO indroduction posts!) Spend some time on the community. Look at posts. Comment on the posts. Just get to know the rythem and feel of EGL, and the way it operates.

6. Join the daily_lolita, and the gtfo_egl communities. The former is for posting snapshots of your daily lolita wear. By looking at those posts, you can get ideas for your own outfits, a general sense of what makes a lolita outfit and what doesn’t, and an idea of what to avoid. It’s also the place for posting “daily snapshots” of your outfits.

The latter, gtfo_egl, should be joined for A) some good laughs, and B) an example that shows where you’ll end up if you make stupid posts. The EGL comm will not shower you in frills and roses if you make a dumbass post. They’ll laugh at you on gtfo_egl.

7. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT, (I cannot stress this enough) endorse the so-called “lolita” blogger La Carmina. DO NOT take her seriously. DO NOT think she has anything to do with the actual fashion/EGL. SHE DOESN’T. Sadly, she may be one of the most popular bloggers for information about Gothic and Lolita, but in reality, she won’t know a lolita if one slapped her in the face.

8. Keep more personal entries to your personal journal. That’s what it’s there for!

9. DO NOT ASK WHERE TO FIND IMAI KIRA OR “THE ARTIST WHO DRAWS FOR AP” PICTURES. BECAUSE IT’S ALREADY BEEN ASKED. MULTIPLE TIMES. USE FLICKR, THERE IS A WHOLE SET OF IMAI KIRA ART FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.

10. Respect the mods. Please. EGL is a huge community and it takes alot to keep it running. If a mod asks for ____ not to be done, don’t do it.

In short, the EGL community is perhaps the most vital of online sources for up-to-date and correct lolita news and information. It’s the best possible place for a new and a seasoned lolita. Remember, the community is, to be cliche, like a lolita dress. One weak, or faulty stitch, and the whole thing can be ruined.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. dollpart said,

    One of these days I will write a scathing article on La Failmina but I want to do it in such a way that avoids getting her any possible website hits or traffic and why she is no authority on anything.

    • rosecarnival said,

      I kind of already have a scathing article on La Sardina gearing up to go when the Daily Frill is launched. I don’t want to give her traffic, but I do want it to appear if she’s googled, so people will know that she just doesn’t get lolita.


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