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I am deleting this account soon. I'm merging everything here with my other LJ account, misscuriosity.

I will still be translating Novala, and I will still be wearing Lolita daily, and I will still be on the internet, so never fear.

Please, if you haven't already, add misscuriosity to your Friends List.

It has been fun being wildroselolita, but I'd rather just be Curi for now.

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I'm going to be in the What Are You Wearing? section of the Chicago Reader, which is very exciting. I'll be wearing this Baby dress:

The interviewer, Jessica, talked to me about Lolita over the phone for a long time, and I hope I answered everything well. I think it'll be a great interview. I'm very excited!

~The Wild Rose

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This is the Valentine I made for my band Curiosity, and I worked long and hard on it, so I'm posting it here.
(Even so, I'm trying to separate my translation activities from my musical activities. So, I've made a Curiosity LiveJournal which will be exclusively for band things. Please add it, because unlike this journal, which is mostly about Novala and Lolita, it actually will have random details about my personal life. All true, except for the ones that are fabricated. misscuriosity)

I hope everyone has a gorgeous Lolita Valentines Day!
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Everyone must come to the Curiosity show on February 16th, if only to justify the amount of time I spent making this flyer. (Alligators are hard to draw.)

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Feel free to distribute these internet flyers any way you see fit. The Hotti Biscotti show this Friday is ALL AGES, so if you're too young to drink, you can still see a great show!

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Happy holidays everyone!
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
If you would like to receive a nengajyou (Japanese-style New Year's card) from me, please leave your mailing address as a comment on this entry. I am screening all comments, so your information is safe.

~The Wild Rose
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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.
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I have a new sales journal, wildrosesales. Nothing as of yet, but expect a LOT of brand stuff within the weeks to come. I'm cleaning out my closet.
(To ease your LiveJournal buying/selling worries, I am a reliable shipper and I have perfect eBay feedback.)
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"Fantasy and fairy tale do not have to be confused. The two things aren't the least bit similar; they are disparate as heaven and hell, as saints and vulgarity, and as far as we are concerned we must exterminate the fairytale from the necessary fantasy. Both things have the same general meaning, because they are unrealistic visions and daydreams, but when it comes to translating them, isn't there quite a distinction between "It's like a fairytale" and the whole fantasy genre? Of course that would be the definition. However, when people refer to fantasy, they are too often referring to fairytale, and this is a big problem. We therefore must make a clear separation of what is fantasy and what is fairytale. A saint's dream is very different from a fool's, and they both express dreamlike qualities, although a daydream is completely different on an atomic level. The dreamlike immanence of a fairytale has the energy of stale humanism which has been colored with reality. "If I have a dream I cannot be defeated!" "No matter what, I will follow my dreams!" A fairytale seeks out the warmth and gentleness in a dream. In a faded pastel world, where it's absurd to believe that the hearts of children are pure, a clown is shedding tears over the lack of imagination, and it is this which we must scorn. When a fantasy "dream" crosses over the boundaries of reality, conflict ensues. When we are tired of reality, we revive ourselves with fantasy. Yet fantasy and reality are not enemies, but more like accessories. A fairytale is a dream in the shape of reality, and a fantasy is reality in the shape of a dream. To put it another way, a dream is independence from the stiff possession of a worldview. A dream is like losing oneself in a labyrinth, with a resolution to never return. Edogawa Ranpo, Izumi Kyouka, Kafka, Delvaux, Bellmer, Ooshima Yumiko...this is everyone, all the writers who chose to live in fantasy, who couldn't define fairytale. If we're translating fantasy into "illusion," wouldn't fairytale also allow itself to be translated into "illusion"? Ooshima Yumiko's work "Planet of Cotton" (Wata no Kuniboshi), about chibineko (tiny cats) who reconstructed the world with a single glance, is what shoujo manga has come to. The instant a system for fairytales was written, it led to the foundation of Edogawa Ranpo's "A Strange Tale of Panorama Island," about a strong-willed hidden utopia. Because of poetry, the whole world has made a transition towards gimmicky asestheticism. The fairytale containing Ooshima's cat protagonist had equal workmanship but a different style, what I think is a mixing of already established fantasy without the same qualifications. Hello Kitty and Miffy can become either fairy tale or fantasy. The choice is yours. But if you find Hello Kitty insanely beautiful, and despite the harsh, Andy Warhol-style manufacturing techniques you still scream out "Kawaii," then Hello Kitty has probably become your fantasy.
As for me, I think Rika dolls are adorable, I think the dolls of Yotsuya Simon are adorable, I find the Tenniel illustrations of Alice in Wonderland adorable, and I also think that Joel Peter Witkin photographs of cadavers are adorable. When a young lady follows someone into suicide by her own volition, it seems like a dream. But she cannot wake up twice, this flowering maiden who has come to an end."

Original by 嶽本野ばら from Soleilnuit
Translated by
❧The Wild Rose
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