I'm having a hard time justifying my love of Lolita fashion with my desire for it not to become popularized and watered down and disgusting. Therefore I am no longer going to be a member of egl.
There are other reasons for this. It seems every single time someone marginally unattractive posts a photo, in a horrible coordinate which looks absolutely appaling, there are several girls who tell them how beautiful they are, and how amazing they look. Whenever I post a completely reasonable photo of clothing or artwork or whatnot, I am told that it is, or I am, ugly. I know exactly why this is, and I know that it has much more to do with personal problems associated with me than the value of the photo or artwork or whathaveyou. I am tired of this sort of immaturity, though, and I believe that if someone has a personal problem with my attitude or the way I behave it should not be masked through insults to my clothing or artistry.
I believe the greatest blow to my hard work and efforts to explain the crux of the fashion (which will become misunderstood, bloated and dead despite my best efforts, if you do not believe me, look at the back of this month's Shoujo Beat magazine) were the events leading up to Novala's trip to the US.
I write this to inform everyone that I will no longer be associated with egl...no longer will read, post or comment. If there are things in the world of Lolita that you wish me to know about you will have to contact me here or through email since I will not be a passive audience any longer.
Soon I will graduate from college and begin life as a translator. All I would like to do is perform music, continue to dress in Lolita daily and freelance translate Japanese into English. And if I can do this with a minimal amount of personal attacks out of jealousy, all the better.
I browse egl for entertainment sometimes, Or if I'm looking for a DS item. But really, the community has gotten very boring and I no longer feel like I can post pictures or essays without having my stuff stolen and posted elsewhere without my permission.
I support your decision.
alright so I'm really drunk right now, and I should probably take the time to write this out sober and in japanese for it to make sense but, I think that for you this was bound to happen, and should happen, and I would not really have it any other way. It just SHOULD be this way.
That is why the community needs people like me to bear the atrocities and give due justice where it is lacking. In other words, breaking the bad news to amateurs and complimenting those who actually know what the hell they're doing!
*sigh* *fans self with feathery fan*
Which I appreciate muchly.
I haven't received any word about Antique Child...how are things going?
Also I'm starting a site for people who want to learn Japanese, I'd like you to join if you don't mind. More information later.
Uhh...I wonder how many other comments I've been missing? I've noticed that happening a lot lately. Thanks LJ O_o
I'd like to join your site, yeah ^^
I actually wanted to re-comment that I'm starting to feel the same way about the community. Everyone is so nice to each other, and when I post a question I get a bunch of snarky comments or challenges and maybe 2 unsatisfying answers in there. I don't think they remember me enough to dislike me, so maybe I'm just posting the wrong content. Instead of showing off my wardrobe or posting links to articles written by a lady named Lolita, I'm posting controversial things about the meaning and background of Lolita.