Patreon Monthly Summary – August 2017

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A fair amount was accomplished this month, amazingly even with the fact that I was away from home for a week and enjoying the BEEAAACH!! ☀️🏖️🕶️

It was a really, really good month for art!!

  • The movement functions for the player were polished up a bit with a glowy animated “walk target” that appears where the player clicks.  Once the heroine character steps on it, it disappears in a poof of light particles! ✨
  • Some very rough sketches were laid down for the actual, playable map.  View the whole thing + some insights into how collisions are placed on a hand-drawn map in the Map Re-Drawing Begun post!
  • I made some new brushes by hand in order to make drawing grass and flowers much easier!!  See them, in addition to some greenery being placed on the background, in Painting Some Sick Grass.  Bonus footage of cute poofy clouds from a chimney!
  • New Art for the Player Character was done!!  We have a heroine, folks!!
  • And finally, :O! A Friend!, shows an NPC character who will be present in the playable build.  We are reaching ever closer to its availability!

🌼 Onward into September!! 🌼

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A Guide to All Those Kawaii Brands You See on Ebay, Storenvy, and Aliexpress

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

When you’re browsing for cute clothes in the style of Lolita, gyaru, mori girl, fairy-kei, and others, you may find in your searches through Ebay, Storenvy, Aliexpress and others that you begin to recognize certain pieces listed!  Maybe you’ll recognize the model wearing the fashions, or something about the photography will look familiar to similar listings you’ve found.  You have the vague idea that they’re probably TaoBao brands, but what are their names, and where do these listings originate from?

The thing about these marketplaces is that they very rarely actually list these items by name!  Knowing the originator of these pieces can help you shop around for them and get them at a fair price.  Plus, it’s just good to know where the things you’re buying come from.

Here is my quick guide to my favorite brands that I’ve encountered across these marketplaces!  It’s certainly not a comprehensive list, but maybe it can help you find some direction with your own browsing. :3

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Candy Rain

This is my favorite of all of the TaoBao brands available –
everything is lacy and ruffly, with light floral patterns and soft pastels!
Candy Rain models are usually posed around rich-looking rooms
set with flowers, tea or cakes, or outdoors in a garden setting.

Sellers:
Candy Rain’s YesStyle Brand Page
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess 
– an Aliexpress seller
BOBON21 – another Aliexpress seller that stocks Candy Rain
Candy Rain’s TaoBao Page

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GOGO Girl

I hope I have the name of this brand correctly;
I only have their YesStyle page to go from.
It doesn’t refer to this brand by name on its TaoBao shop as far as I see. nn;

GOGO Girl is a very widespread brand on marketplaces
that features this model who is doll-like in cuteness!
She is posed against a wall in a cutesy interior room.
Again is the recurring theme of pastel colors and soft fabrics,
like sheer chiffon overlays.

Sellers:
GOGO Girl’s YesStyle Brand Page
PRO-G DEAL
 – Aliexpress seller that features GOGO Girl heavily
MONGPING finery – another Aliexpress seller
GOGO Girl’s TaoBao Page
Another TaoBao Page for this seller because who knows??

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BoBon21

That’s BO-bon, not BON-bon, like a certain bunny-related URL you might know of.
This brand surfaced as a cheaper alternative to Liz Lisa.
Many of their pieces are similar to Liz Lisa stylistically.
They are not listed on YesStyle.
Their usual model has the light strawberry-blonde hair pictured above.
She is usually posed against a blank wall, but as with all of these guidelines,
there are variations sometimes.

Sellers:
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess – again!  Such a reliable seller for cute clothes.
BOBON21 – A seller that shares the name, but may not be officially connected.
BoBon21’s TaoBao Page

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Pink Doll

Pink Doll is also Dabuwawa, and it features mature and elegant clothing!
Their models look older and more mature than the previous featured
kawaii brands, to match the look of their clothing line.
There are also often non-Asian models featured sometimes,
such as the blonde woman in the center above.
They are usually posed in interior spaces against curtains or similar.

Sellers:
Dabuwawa’s YesStyle Brand Page
One, Two, and Three different Aliexpress sellers for Pink Doll
Pink Doll’s TaoBao Page

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Favorite Aliexpress Stores for Lolita, Gyaru, Fairy-Kei, Larme-Kei and Mori Girl!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Oh my GOSH!!  It has been AGES AND AGES since I posted!  And I am so, so happy to be back!

I can’t say that I actually went anywhere. n_n;  Just got a little burned out updating here all the time.  I’ve been super active on Tumblr instead though!  And drawing, of course!  Always drawing~

Okay, anywhoozles, let’s roll right back into things~  Lately I have been OBSESSED with Aliexpress.  It’s like Ebay, except exclusive to Asian sellers, most of which are setting up shop with their same merchandise from Taobao.  And Taobao has SOME OF THE CUTEST, MOST PRINCESS-FUL CLOTHES EVER!  The same products being on Aliexpress make it easier to get your hands on those Taobao brands (which you normally would need a shopping service for), and Aliexpress has the advantage of being able to cancel your order and get a full refund at any time if you feel the slightest hesitation about your order, which is the huge downfall of Ebay imo (where you have to open up Paypal disputes and possibly not even get your money back if your claim isn’t approved).

ANYWAY.  Cutest stores I’ve found on Aliexpress for girly princess clothes, GO!

Loliloli Shop for Lolita Princess

Loliloli Shop for Lolita Princess

This is THE JACKPOT!!  Perfectly princessy Lolita clothing –
dresses, shoes, gorgeous stockings –
my screenshot above cannot fully encompass how well-stocked this store is.
My top recommendation!

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BOBON21

While this seller has the same name as a favorite TaoBao brand,
I’m not sure that they are officially affiliated.
However, they are among the only sellers of Candy Rain
and BoBon21, so they are another store worth browsing!!

J-fashion Harajuku

J-fashion Harajuku

Another great winner!  This store doesn’t have strictly Lolita things,
but it has a wide variety of kawaii styles, and many pastel and anime/geek-themed products,
especially Sailor Moon items!

PRO-G DEAL

PRO-G DEAL

Looooook at how cuuuuute!!  Pro-G Deal has manymanymany items
from the Taobao brand Bobon21,
which is for sure one of the cutest pastel brands out there!
And what’s more, Pro-G Deal recently expanded to include many
ACTUAL Lolita items, such as JSK’s and skirts!!

Liz Lisa Sweet Girls

Liz Lisa Sweet Girls and Store No.734703 (lol)

These two are being lumped together because they have very similar selections!
They are both Liz Lisa sellers!  Figured I’d link to both since even though there’s bound to be
overlapping between products, there will surely be some items listed in one that aren’t in the other,
and it’s always a good idea to shop around~

MONGPING finery

MONGPING finery

This store carries gorgeous Mori girl items!!
And though they’re not pictured in the image,
they also stock Bobon21 items and other kawaii pastel styles as well!!

VV Elegant Fashion Co. Ltd.

DABUWAWA Wholesale & Retail, DABUWAWA & Pink Doll Trade Co.,
Shanghai DABUWAWA International Trading Co.

Three different suppliers for the lovely Taobao brand Pink Doll,
which provides some of the most elegant & mature clothing I have ever seen!

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Artka

Another of the elegant & mature selections,
Artka’s clothing makes me think of something that stylish Earthy witches would wear.
The color palette is darker than the usual Larme-style Mori girl, but there is
something forest-like and enchanting about them anyway!

Soul Vision

Soul Vision

My last featured store for the day isn’t for clothes – it’s home decor!
Living and sleeping in a pretty space is essential for all princesses!
I loooooove the bedding that they have here,
and all of the furniture and homewares are so elegant as well~

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Pretty Pink Indulgent Beauty and Makeup 💄

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Check out these super pretty & princess pink makeup and beauty goodies I found on Yamibuy~

Yamibuy also has Japanese snacks and homey stuff, so check it out if you think that’s cool!!

LULULUN Moisture Facial Mask 42sheets

These masks are a huge trend right now…
I actually haven’t tried out using one at all!! oAo
A lot of them come in really cute packaging like this, though!

MISS HANA Voluptuous Triple-Colored Lipstick 

It’s also possible to create the effect of gradient lips using foundation
and feathering out your lip color from the center of your lips,
but there are also sticks like this that take care of the whole process for you!

And, the packaging like this
always makes me think of a vintage movie star’s vanity table~

CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Powder

Okay, I’m sure I’ve featured Canmake a bamillion times before,
but everything they make is SOOOOO PRETTY!!

UTENA Matomage Hair Styling Stick 13g

This is pretty neat!!  I’ve never seen a product like this~
It’s a stick that you smooth over baby hairs and flyaways to
smooth them in place.
I thought it sounded helpful!  And it’s packaged cute, too~

HOUSE OF ROSE Oh!Baby Body Smoother Scrub 

An exfoliating scrub from Oh! Baby!
They do other beauty products with really cute packaging, too~

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Watch Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys Streaming Online

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Kenka Banchou Otome has some pretty intensive backstory – so, there’s this action fighting game called Kenka Banchou, right? Well, that game got a dating sim spinoff called Kenka Banchou Otome, with a completely different art style and demographic. This anime adaptation is based on that!

The episodes are nice and short, easy to catch on little breaks you might have during the day, or easy to marathon a few in one sitting if you are all cozied up and enjoying an anime-watching day~

Despite all the martial arts going on, this isn’t terribly violent. It’s definitely more about the cute interactions between the boys and the cute heroine (who has adorable pink hair AND pink eyes!!! I’m just excited seeing those together..). I love the cute pink twin bro character that she switches with in order to get the plot initiated, he’s such a whiny goofball, which is so perfect for Tsubasa Yonaga’s voice lol.

These are official, legal streams from Crunchyroll – watching them here helps support the anime industry!

Episode 1 – One Fist

Episode 2 – The Road to Conquering Shishiku

Episode 3 – The Supremely Stoic Punk

Episode 4 – Fight in the Rain

Episode 5 – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of! The Great Study Session

Episode 6 – The Idol Punk Arrives!

Episode 7 – Concert Brawl

Episode 8 – Alas! Such Kind Fists

Episode 9 – Passionate Feelings, Determined Fists

Episode 10 – Beyond Our Feelings

Episode 11 – The Witch Trial Begins

Episode 12 – Taking On All Comers! Love, Fists, And Best Bros

Cute & Pretty New JFashion Items For Pretty Pink Souls

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

I picked a few newly-released items from Tokyo Otaku Mode today that all kind of fall into a similar soft pastel, kinda rosy theme! 😀

milklim Ice Cream Skirt

This pale skirt has a border print of soft-serve ice cream,
but most interestingly there is a layer of sheer chiffon over the top
of the whole thing~

milklim Heart & Watermelons Coordinate Set

You get the set of t-shirt + shorts in this coordinate!!
This looks like pajamas to me, or just cozy loungewear for around the house~
This is the kind of thing you would wear to curl up and
watch your favorite cute anime!

LIZ LISA Lace-Up Cardigan

Liz Lisa is a classic, beloved brand!!
This listing is for the sweet, creamy cardigan the model is wearing~

LIZ LISA Cameo Rose Dress

…And this listing is for the dress itself!
I think this is GORGEOUS!!  Such a classical, vintage-like print and style, right?

Secret Door Souffle Mini Backpack

Fuzzy stuff is a popular trend right now, and I think it’s SO cute!!
Everything looks like a fluffy bunny. ;____;
This backpack, even without any bunny-like features,
just strikes me as cuddly and cute and round like a bunny!

There are a few different colors you can pick this up in, so check them out~

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Watch Fairy Musketeers Streaming Online (Eps. 14-26)

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The second set of episodes for the fairy-tale themed magical girl adventure anime, Fairy Musketeers!

If you missed them, episodes 1-13 are over here~, and episodes 27-39 are coming soon!

These are official, legal streams from Crunchyroll – watching them here helps support the anime industry!

Episode 14 – The Okashi Forest’s Memories

Episode 15 – Trude’s Maze

Episode 16 – The Princess of Thorns and Clover

Episode 17 – The City Where Ash Falls

Episode 18 – The Three Singing Musketeers

Episode 19 – Moonlight ~Juusui~

Episode 20 – Princess Akazukin

Episode 21 – Fernando’s Present

Episode 22 – The Bride Rapunzel

Episode 23 – Glass Slippers

Episode 24 – Souta’s Mother

Episode 25 – The Tiny Princess

Episode 26 – Akazukin Vs. Snow White

If you missed them, episodes 1-13 are over here~, and episodes 27-39 are coming soon!

Handsome Husbando Ikemen Figures

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

It’s!!  Time!!  For!!  ANOTHER ROUNDUP OF HANDSOME ANIME DUDE FIGURES!!

Y’all I’m sorry there were just so many good’uns listed under “new releases,” there wasn’t any way I couldn’t post about them again.

Touken Ranbu -Online- Izuminokami Kanesada 1/8 Scale Figure

WOOOOWWW look at how handsome he is!!!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but little braids
to one side of a character’s face are like, one of my big
character design weaknesses.

Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – Sephiroth

HOLY SMOKES!!
You guys have GOT to click through on this one
and look at some of the other pose photos.
These are so freaking cool they don’t look like photos of a figure at all.

Yuri!!! on Ice Victor Nikiforov 1/8 Scale Figure

This Victor is really cute!!
We have gotten a lot of Victor figures in different poses,
I think this dynamic one is cool, especially with the really cool icy base!

ArtFX J Yuri!!! on Ice Victor Nikiforov

DOUBLE-VICTOR COMBO!!!!
This one is SO beautiful!!
This one shows Victor in a sitting position at the rinkside kiss-and-cry,
and comes with a tiny Makkachin tissue box~
The cool thing about the sitting pose is that you can sit him on anything!
Like the edge of your computer, a shelf near your desk, etc.

Touken Ranbu -Online- Urashima Kotetsu 1/8 Scale Figure

What!!!!  Look at how freaking cute this little guy is!!
His hair is so fluffy!! And he looks so MISCHIEVOUS!!

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