Patreon Monthly Summary – September 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A huuuuuuge quantity of technical updates and backend polishing went on this month!! 🌟 And some great art progress as well!! 🎨 The environment is pretty much completely painted, with only a few uncolored details around the map~

Here’s a summary of each update post!:

  • In Background Art Lookin’ Good!, the first pieces of foliage were painted into the world~ 🌳 For the first time, the colorful fantasy environment was really made apparent; bushes and trees in a rainbow of colors populate this world! 🌈
  • The next update, Background Painting Coming Together – Cute Little House, the details of the map began to blossom up.  There is a cozy little house tucked in there – who could live there? 🏡  I also learned a fair bit about Game Maker’s texture pages!
  • A Flowery New Friend!! 🌸 This introduced a new inhabitant of the colorful world, with some fairly early art… she gets updated in another post or two!
  • In Serious Map-Building, the artsy aspects of the environment are set aside in order to get them all functioning as a map that the player can walk around in and interact with. 🏞️ There were a lot of lessons learned in this process!! 💪 And they all lead toward more efficient work in the future! 💪💪
  • A huuuuuge update summary post titled Dialog is getting really polished!! lists a great quantity of important fixes and additions!  Most importantly among them being DIALOG FOR THE NPC’S!! 🗣️💬
  • A SECOND huge update list is detailed in  The To-Do List is Getting Smaller~!! 📝  While most of the previous post covered things related to the NPC’s, this one is widely varied, with polishes for movement, placement of UI elements on the screen, and MUSIC!! 🎶
  • And, finally, just yesterday brought us Pauses in Dialog OMG!!!!!!    😱 Yes, I really am that excited about it, lol.  Making your reading dynamic is one of THE most important aspects of games with dialog, and I even share my code for finally figuring out how to implement this dynamic in this post. 👾
  • Also in the above post is a cute animated gif of the cute, tiny dust puffs I implemented as the characters walk around LOL. 🐾

Whew!  I’m really, REALLY happy about the amount of progress this month!! 🤗  Like I’ve said in these updates, there truly isn’t much technical stuff left, and it’s just up to me to paint the remaining details! 🎨🖌️

I’ll have something fun for everyone to download VERY soon! 🐇

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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 Princess Stationery for your Desk, School, or Office 🌸

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

I found some of the PRETTIEST DESK STUFF today!!  Some cute stationery is the perfect way to bring a bit of sweetness into a space where maybe you aren’t allowed to have the softest surroundings otherwise, like at school or the office.

Here are some pretty little things to add a bit of gentle brightness to your desk, wherever it might be located!

Pink Princess Desk Organizer Set

These!! Are!! SOO!! Pretty!!
The set can come in pink or white, and has sculpted scrolls, hearts, and bows all over~
There is the rectangular box piece, the tiered holder, and stackable round containters.
This is perfect storage for a princess’ desk!
Or, if you’re a student, it could be storage in your locker. c:

Glass Pen Ink Set

How beautiful and elegant is this!
There are lots of different choices for pen style and inks.
Imagine writing lovely notes in this classical fashion!

Set of 4: Printed A5 Notebooks

You get 4 of whichever style you select for this listing!
For instance, if you pick “flower,” you get four different REALLY PRETTY
pink, flowery notebooks that all coordinate together!
I love the girly flower set, and the ADORBS BUNNY SET!!
Please click through to look at the designs, they are amazing!

Pink Floral DIY Stickers

Small, dainty stickers like these are great for clustering together!
Click through to the listing to look at all kinds of examples
of pretty stickers placed around notebooks and calendars,
as well as DIY projects for decorating phone cases and even kitchen stuff!

Watercolor Geometric Sticky Note

These were just soooo pretty, I had to include them!
I love sticky notes; I am constantly writing little reminders and notes to myself, LOL!
And these pretty designs in unique shapes make a striking statement!

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Watch Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time Episodes Streaming Online (Eps. 1-11)

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Master of Killing Time is about a student named Yokoi and the very strange boy who sits beside her in school that constantly busies himself with increasingly elaborate distractions.

It’s cute and simple, and comes in chunks of small episodes (just under 10 mins each), so it is a bit relaxing and refreshing to enjoy them!

Episodes 1-11 (you are here), Episodes 12-21 coming soon!

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

Episode 1 – Dominos

Episode 2 – King

Episode 3 – Desk Polishing

Episode 4 – 4th Period

Episode 5 – Eraser Stamp

Episode 6 – Disaster Drill

Episode 7 – Note Passing

Episode 8 – Shogi 2

Episode 9 – Knitting

Episode 10 – Golf

Episode 11 – Mountain Climbing

Check these links for:
episodes 1-11 (you are here), 12-21 coming soon!

Super Cute & Pretty Undies & Lingerie 👙

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

!!!!! SCANDALOUS !!!!!!

Just kidding.  Cute underwear is for YOU to enjoy!!!  Something soft and pretty against your skin can change your ENTIRE mood for the better.

So, here are a handful of lovely discoveries found on YesStyle that are all pretty affordable, so you are absolved of ALL guilt when you decide to indulge in a little something for yourself. 💗

Sailor Moon Lingerie Costume

These two-piece bra & panty sets are styled like Sailor Senshi uniforms!!
HOW CUTE IS THAT?!
Which one would you get??
Sailor Jupiter’s color combination of pink + green is always my favorite
on pretty much all merch and stuff.

HYG Lingerie – Set: Lace Panel Bra + Panties

This laced-up look, almost like a corset, is REALLY cool!!
It also comes in black, as well as white~
And though it isn’t pictured, it also comes with matching panties!

Maid Lingerie Costume Set

Cute maid-looking things are ALWAYS my fave!!
It also comes in the traditional black & white maid look,
but I thought that this neutral sage green was really unique and pretty!
It’s also available in pink, but it’s REALLY bright, lol.
Check out the listing to see them all!

Set: Lace Trim Push Up Bra + Panties

This set is SOOO PRETTY!!
Like the lingerie of a fairytale princess!
Don’t you think so??
Aside from this soft green, you can also get it in a deep, royal blue + pink!

“Virgin Killer Sweater” Lingerie Backless Knit Top

Okay, I don’t know if this 100% fits the lingerie theme of this post.
And, for real, you have PROBABLY already seen pictures of this around the Internet.
Well, NOW YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GET ONE!!
Personally, I love this sweater, LOL!
(Just fyi, if you click through to the listing, there are a lot of pictures of butts LOL..)

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Watch Pretty Cure (Futari wa Pretty Cure) Episodes Streaming Online (Eps. 1-12)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Pretty Cure is a long-standing magical girl series!! There have been TONS of different seasons of this, each featuring a team of different Cures, but THIS is the first. Fans refer to this first season by its Japanese title, “Futari wa Pretty Cure” to differentiate it from Pretty Cure as a franchise.

What’s really cool about Pretty Cure is how action-y and martial arts-centered the combat is!! There is a combination of sparkly friendship-based magical beams with very cool kicks and punches! These girls are STRONG!!

It feels very retro to watch this season now (it’s from the mid-00’s), with fuzzy yellow subtitles and everything, which is appealing if you happen to be a retro lover. 😀

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

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

Episode 1 – You Want Us to Transform?! No Way!

Episode 2 – Give Me a Break! A City Targeted By Darkness

Episode 3 – Beware of the Cute Student Teacher

Episode 4 – A Miracle? The Art Museum Comes to Life!

Episode 5 – Serious Trouble! A Desperate Pisard

Episode 6 – A New Darkness! The Bear in the Dangerous Forest

Episode 7 – A Bitter Lacrosse Battle! A Maiden’s Heart is So Delicate

Episode 8 – The End of Pretty Cure! Isn’t It Too Soon for That!?

Episode 9 – Give Him Back! The Great Mepo Mepo Strategy

Episode 10 – Honoka Explodes! A Wonderful Birthday

Episode 11 – Save Ryota! Gekidrago Panic

Episode 12 – The Evil Flower! Poisonny Appears

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

Cute & Tasty Japanese Matcha Candy & Sweets 🍵🍵

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Green tea-flavored stuff is SOOOOOO delicious!!  On Yamibuy, you can buy matcha powder itself and make your own, or get matcha tea bags so that your green tea making is a bit easier, or get canned matcha tea.  Seriously, just search “matcha” and check out all of the sweet stuff that comes up!

For my roundup today, however, I wanted to feature matcha-flavored sweets and snacks!! 🍵🍬  These look SOOOO good, I seriously want to try all of them!!

HAMOCHI Japanese Style Matcha Mochi

Mochi!! is!! SO!! GOOD!! my dudes!!!!!
This is one of the classic mochi flavors you can get.
It’s basically a definitive Japanese sweet!
Try it out for an authentic experience!

YBC Matcha Cream Sandwich Biscuits

These are cookie & cream sandwiches, a bit like Oreos
(of course, definitely their own thing, though!).
Dude, I want to chill with a couple of these as my dessert after dinner~

MORINAGA Matcha Caramel

I love soft caramel candies like these!
I know that it makes me, like, the oldest person ever,
but I really love Werther’s caramels, LOL.
A matcha-flavored version of those would be a DREAM!

SUNSSI Shavatto Matcha Filled Wafer Rolls

These are like Pirouline-style cookies!!
You gotta have these long, rolled-up style cookies
if you are serving fancy tea! c:

LOTTE KOALA MINI COOKIE Matcha Chocolate Filling

I LOVE THESE KOALA COOKIES!!
Pretty sure I listed them in my strawberry Japanese sweets post, too!
I’m lucky to have a store nearby that stocks the regular chocolate ones,
but I would EXPLODE with joy if I saw these matcha ones!

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