Patreon Monthly Summary – October 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017

This month has brought about MUCHO COMPLETELY NEW ART 🎨 as well as ✨ SHINY, SPARKLING POLISH. ✨

  • Numerous Small Things @_@ – This post details a lot of backend work that was tidied up to make the game run more efficiently and correctly~
  • New font, super slick hover text, and other cool things – The contents of this post are pretty much summarized in the title.. 😁 The hover text is something I’m really proud of, especially its nice drop shadow!
  • 🎀 !DOWNLOAD! The Welcome Video Early Demo 🎀- YES!!!  The first download for something actually playable was made available early in this month!! 🌟 All of the functions I’ve been pouring into this tiny, welcoming world were specifically so this could be made available~  Check it out if you have a minute!
  • Yes/No Prompts, Cute Font Details, and More! – Cute little icons were added to the text in this update, such as little hearts, stars, or music notes at the end of dialog. 🎵 But more functionally, a pop-up box where the player can select “yes” or “no” (or “save” and “load,” etc.) is now operable~
  • Hey Guys Check Out My Old, Embarrassing Games – This post, which is freely available for everyone to read (even non-Patrons), lists a handful of the previous game projects I have made and worked on!  Wanna see some extremely low-resolution art of mine from 10 years ago?  This is where you can check it out. 😳
  • smol and ANGER – This post is the source of the preview image at the top of this summary page. 😆 Some of these characters need multiple expressions to show, and that what was worked on in this update.
  • Super Hardcore Art Mode ENGAGED – Some serious painting progress was made in this post~ 🖌️ Finally, those objects that were just sitting on the map, uncolored, are all prettily painted, and with new examinable text over them!
  • Map Painting Finished + Glowies! – A wrap-up post for those art elements from the previous post, plus an important, ambient piece of polish – MAGICAL GLOWIES.  The animated gif that shows them off in this post is mesmerizing. ☄️🌌☄️
  • Painting a HOUSE!! – There is, in fact, a SECOND MAP to explore in this Welcome demo, and the art for its interior is first shown off here~
  • House Interior P Much Finished – A follow-up related to the previous post, this one shows the new, finished map implemented in-game, with the player walking around and exploring the new space~ 🏡 Won’t you stop by and stay for tea in this sweet little house?

👍 Lots of REALLY GOOD STUFF was accomplished this month!!  I am feeling really happy and confident about how my sweet little project is growing. 🤗 Thanks so much for reading and following along with my experience, and if you’d like to help in any form, consider the links below to either become a patron or just to donate once through Paypal any small amount~ 💝

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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!

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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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Watch Cardcaptor Sakura Episodes Streaming Online (Eps. 37-48)

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Here is the fourth set of episodes for this super classically retro magical girl series, Cardcaptor Sakura! Check out the cool new OP, and then an entirely new season beginning with the last couple of videos on this page!

Check these links for:
episodes 1-12, 13-24, 25-36, 37-48 (you are here), 49-60, and 61-70.

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

Episode 37 – Sakura and Tomoyo’s Lost Voice

Episode 38 – Sakura’s Strawberry Picking Adventure

Episode 39 – Sakura’s Dizzy Fever Day

Episode 40 – Sakura and Her Dream Self

Episode 41 – Sakura, Xiaolang, and a Sea of Sand

Episode 42 – Sakura and the Arts Festival Blackout

Episode 43 – Sakura and Meiling’s Farewell

Episode 44 – Sakura, Kero, and the Mysterious Teacher

Episode 45 – Sakura and the Final Clow Card

Episode 46 – Sakura and the Final Judgment

Episode 47 – Sakura and the Mysterious Transfer Student

Episode 48 – Sakura and the Awakened Star Key

Check these links for:
episodes 1-12, 13-24, 25-36, 37-48 (you are here), 49-60, and 61-70.

Watch Cardcaptor Sakura Episodes Streaming Online (Eps. 25-36)

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The third set of episodes for this cute and sweet magical girl classic~

Check these links for:
episodes 1-12, 13-24, 25-36 (you are here), 37-48, 49-60, and 61-70.

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

Episode 25 – Sakura and One More Sakura

Episode 26 – Sakura and the Wonderful Teacher

Episode 27 – Sakura and the Shrine of Memories

Episode 28 – Sakura and the Charm Cards

Episode 29 – Sakura’s Sweet Cooking

Episode 30 – Sakura and the Injured Card

Episode 31 – Sakura and the Nameless Book

Episode 32 – Sakura, Kero, and Xiaolang

Episode 33 – Sakura’s Frozen Ice Skating Trip

Episode 34 – Sakura, Yukito, and the Midday Moon

Episode 35 – Sakura’s Wonderful Christmas

Episode 36 – Sakura and the Snowy New School Term

Check these links for:
episodes 1-12, 13-24, 25-36 (you are here), 37-48, 49-60, and 61-70.

Watch Cardcaptor Sakura Episodes Streaming Online (Eps. 13-24)

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The second set of episodes for this magical girl classic!

Check these links for:
episodes 1-12, 13-24 (you are here), 25-36, 37-48, 49-60, and 61-70.

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

Episode 13 – Sakura and a Mammoth Test of Strength

Episode 14 – Sakura, Toya, and Cinderella

Episode 15 – Sakura and Kero’s Big Fight

Episode 16 – Sakura and a Rainbow of Memories

Episode 17 – Sakura’s Terrifying Test of Courage

Episode 18 – Sakura, Yukito, and the Summer Festival

Episode 19 – Sakura and Her Summer Vacation Homework

Episode 20 – Transfer Student Versus Sakura

Episode 21 – Sakura’s Extra Long Marathon

Episode 22 – Sakura and Her Caring Father

Episode 23 – Sakura, Tomoyo, and a Wonderful Song

Episode 24 – Sakura’s Little Adventure

Check these links for:
episodes 1-12, 13-24 (you are here), 25-36, 37-48, 49-60, and 61-70.

Watch Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Episodes Streaming Online

Monday, November 6th, 2017

HANDSOME SWORD BOYS!! (ง’̀-‘́)ง

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

Episode 1 – January – Don’t get cocky

Episode 2 – February – There’s nothing I want to say…

Episode 3 – March – It’s one in ten thousand

Episode 4 – April – What is strength?

Episode 5 – May – Kindness is strength

Episode 6 – June – This citadel is joyous, isn’t it?

Episode 7 – July – Caring for Someone

Episode 8 – August – The Formation of the Ghost Extermination Rangers!

Episode 9 – September – That’s the Kind of Past I Have

Episode 10 – October – The Really Important Memories

Episode 11 – November – A Stern Blow to Okita’s Inheritance

Episode 12 – December – Our Citadel is the Hanamaru Today Too

Gentle & Lovely Sweet Lolita & Soft Sister Finds

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

I love the darling Lolita Fashion items that have shown up on Taobao lately!  For a little while, “Soft sister” style had taken over, and it was hard to find Lolita items mixed in with them.  Now, I think that they coexist happily and peacefully, and the result is beautiful clothes for us!

Dark Gothic Lolita Dress with Gold Stars & Moon

What a sweet and enchanting look!
The small golden star buttons and moon in the center of a bow
really make for a beautiful contrast against the black dress!
This listing offers a choice between a short or long-sleeved dress,
and you can buy some matching hair accessories, too!

Pastel Seifuku Cardigan with Embroidered Patch

A soft and sweet jacket like this is awesome to throw over a cute outfit!
There are a TON of pretty pastel color choices to choose from~
They each have a different embroidered design, too –
Several of them are Sailor Moon emblems!

Powder Blue Layered Ruffle Dress

There is an elegant Wa Lolita look to this dress!
The ruffles hanging looooow on the shoulders are SO pretty.
Don’t miss the LOONG hanging ribbons on either side of the sleeves!

Creamy Rose Ruffle Lolita Dress

The little buttons on the front of this buttery cream-colored dress are TINY ROSES!!
Again, there is the choice between a short-sleeved and long-sleeved version of this dress.
However, what I LOVE the most about this listing is that there is also
a BEAUTIFUL sheer apron to go along with it!!
I really want that piece a lot – it would layer so prettily over so many things!

Retro Classic Lolita Chiffon Rose Dress

What a perfectly classical Lolita look,
with that head piece and rocking horse shoes!!
There are long and short-sleeved variations for both colors shown~

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