Another quiet weekend

I forgot it was July because the weather has been nice, but then the hot weather has finally hit. There will be highs in the NINETIES oh no.  It will be this way all month, which means I will have to go outside early in the day if I want to go places.

This past weekend, we went to the hardware store and I got supplies to plant my basil and green onion

I’ve been growing them in water and the little pot from the store since I got them, but I would like to keep them alive even longer. Can never have too many green onions, and fresh basil smells really good.  I had a few weeks where it seemed like every other recipe required fresh basil so I figure it is good to keep on hand.  I looked for other fresh herbs at the store, but they were only selling seeds.

I also baked my first cake since moving.  Last weekend, I made some cookies that turned out nice, but cakes are prettier.

Just plain white cake with cream cheese frosting and some sprinkles (to make it look cute!) It’s not too bad, but I think next time I will slice the cake in half so I can add a layer of frosting in the middle.

Today, I was originally planning to go visit one of the parks, but it would be an hour by train AND it’s hot, AND I slept in super late.  I still ended up getting dressed up, but it was only to go shopping and sit around the apartment and blog about anime. Oh well.

Today’s outfit is my Angelic Pretty Aquarium Carnival Special Set, with socks and teaparty shoes from Sosic Shop, and a Black Ribbon petticoat.  The turtle necklace is one that my boyfriend and I bought together on a daytrip a few years ago. I only wore my hair down for the picture. I ended up braiding it and then wearing a sun hat to go out shopping.  I am thinking I want to find some simple headbands to wear casually since I feel so weird wearing a headbow out in public when it’s not a meetup (cause then there are a herd of lolitas with odd things on their heads so I don’t stick out).

Maybe next weekend, I can do something more exciting.

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Selling Sailormoon Gashapon and other cute stuff

UPDATE: Some things sold, some I still have, but this post is no longer accurate.

This past weekend, I decided to better organize my collection of anime merchandise, and decided it is high time I try to sell some of the extras. Back when the Sailor Moon 20th (now 25th) Anniversary was going on, I bought a lot of merch because it was my childhood dream. I would buy 10-sets of keychains and such so I could try to get one of each, for the collection.  Here are the spares and I am going to sell them here, on my anime blog, a facebook group and twitter.  If none of that works out, then I will try eBay.

Selling TOS

  1. Paypal with USD only.
  2. No funny business.
  3. My house is full of cats. Considering this is all plastic and still sealed, and I kept them away from my cats, it should not be an issue, but if you have serious cat hair allergies, then maybe this is not the best idea for you.
  4. Everything is free shipping to the US, because I can use flat rate boxes that are cheap. International shipping with USPS appears to be $24+, so I am not going to sell outside the US.  If you want to buy 5+ of these, then we can talk about international shipping.
  5. I wanna get rid of these, so if you buy more than one of these, you get 20% off the entire order! 
  6. These gachapon all originally had candy included.  I know with the older ones (so the Miniaturely Tablets 2 and 3, and the 1 and 2 Twinkle Dolly series) I already took the candy out.  The candy was gross in both cases but now it is gross AND a few years old!

The individual pictures are posted in the imgur gallery here.

Also, here is the price list/what is still available:

  • MT2-1 Miniaturely Tablet 2 Star Locket $15
  • MT2-2 Miniaturely Tablet 2 Prism Heart Brooch $10
  • MT2-3 Miniaturely Tablet 2 Prism Brooch $10
  • MT3-4 Miniaturely Tablet 3 Crystal Star Brooch (pearl interior) $10
  • MT3-5 Miniaturely Tablet 3 Sailor Chibimoon Compact $10
  • MT3-6 Miniaturely Tablet 3 Silver Crystal 90s Toy Ver $10
  • MT4-7 Miniaturely Tablet 4 Cosmic Heart Compact (pink ver) $10

There are two of these, one with the blue gem fallen off, for $5. The blue gem is still in the box, as shown here. If you want this one, please specify, or else you will get the normal one with the gem affixed.

  • MT4-8 Miniaturely Tablet 4 Sailor Moon Manga Transformation Brooch $10
  • TD1-1 Twinkle Dolly Sailor Moon $10
  • TD1-2 Twinkle Dolly Chibiusa $10
  • TD1-3 Twinkle Dolly Sailor Mercury $10
  • TD2-4 Twinkle Dolly 2 Sailor Moon $12
  • TD2-5 Twinkle Dolly 2 Sailor Chibimoon $10
  • TD3-6 Twinkle Dolly 3 Sailor Moon $10
  • TD3-7 Twinkle Dolly 3 Wicked Lady $12
  • TD3-8 Twinkle Dolly 3 Princess Serenity $12

If you are interested in buying anything here, leave me a comment and we can exchange emails. 

Soufflesong Easter Sale!

I ordered Don’t Eat Bunny, and told myself “OKAY no matter what, don’t blow more money on things unless Sweet Cherry Deer and Strawberry Rabbit go on sale in cuts you like, so the JSKs or Short Sleeve OPs. No skirts, no salopettes, nada.” I though I would be safe. I thought they would continue with the weird little sales where it’s only their unfortunate ero collection and then 3 random items.

I was wrong. For the Easter sale, DOZENS of items are on sale! Butterfly Cemetary is on sale (again, and again, I don’t care that much?) and the OTHER Don’t Eat Bunny JSK is on sale now (goddamnit, I even like this cut better). Kitty Courtyard in another cut is on sale, but at this point, I think I really only like the long cut.

But the Sweet Cherry Deer High Waist JSK and Strawberry Rabbit Short Sleeve OP are on sale. I may be able to talk myself out of Strawberry Rabbit because that OP looks short (the largest size is 92cm long), but I am pretty positive I am going to buckle on Sweet Cherry Deer.  I am also tempted to get the other Don’t Eat Bunny JSK as well.

This sale goes from 3/30 to 4/2. Go check and suffer with me.

Also, my last order has been successful, but no notice of anything shipping yet or not, so it may actually take the 45-60 days to make it. (; ̄д ̄) Which is a pain, but that is written on every page of Soufflesong’s website, so be patient and if I move first, I better tell them ASAP so my Mom doesn’t get stuck with packages she is confused about.

Angelic Pretty Sweetie Violet MTO and (another!) Rose Museum Special Set

I really don’t even know how to respond to this aside from suffering. The other day, the Angelic Pretty Sweetie Violet Made to Order was announced, and dresses will arrive in November.

Orders are between 3/31 and 4/4, Japan time. This is an older print, but I love it. It is a floral that is not roses (so unique!) and the JSK cut is nice and simple so it is super versatile. If I had a job right now, I would totally be searching for a way to buy it. I even expect that AP USA will announce that it will take orders for the MTO soon too, since MTO’s are pretty much custom orders for people (except still no custom sizing…).

JUST as I was recovering from this and knowing it is out of reach for current unemployed me, then THIS is announced.

WHY, ANGELIC PRETTY? I feel personally attacked here!  Not really, because it is highly improbable that the people at AP are trying to release things that are specifically targeted for my tastes in order to make me suffer while I cannot buy things. But this makes FIVE RELEASES IN 2018 I WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE BOUGHT ASAP.

Banquet Celeste, Holy Lacy Basket, Dramatic Rose Princess, Sweetie Violet and Rose Museum AGAIN.  I can at least console myself that I already have two Rose Museum JSKs (the rare Blue Rose Museum may be my most treasured dress, and the regular JSK in pink). But I want it again, but in a different colorway.  Maybe ivory since that would work well with my current set up, or mint since that looks pretty nice.  The lavender is a nice option but I feel it almost looks like the blue, and I still am unprepared to coord lavender things too well…yet.

If you want the Rose Museum Special Set, then it will be available 3/31 Japan time, so that is sometime tonight.

Also, wasn’t there another Rose Museum special set that I am forgetting? There was the blue which I have, and this one, but was there another one that had a canotier headdress?

YUP THERE SURE WAS…last March during the Flower Fair thing at Laforet. This shows the Lavender colorway, but it was available in the 4 standard colors.

Is Rose Museum really that popular of a print? Do they have that much material actually left? Or are they reprinting the fabric??? Could they have not waited until 2019 so I could give them all my money????

Art Museum Meetup

I haven’t been to the art museum this often in my entire life, wow.

I wore Angelic Pretty Rose Museum JSK in pink, my first non-special set, darling dress that I love. Did not think I would like photo realistic prints, but I love this print, damnit.  Everything else is nonbrand. I think these pictures are pretty cute here. However, I am also in some group pictures, and oh lord. My face looks weird or it looks like I am slouching or just don’t look as cute as I feel. If only I could put a filter on my face in real life oh wait that is called makeup and I am wearing it anyway, oops.

I haven’t posted a selfie on here in awhile, but they go up on instagram. But this blog is just out there on the entire INTERNET, and so I am now a cat.

I kind of like how this katyusha/head bow looks. I have been moving away from it in general, but I think the one that goes with Rose Museum looks flat enough. I also did not have any brilliant hair ideas, aside from making tiny hair buns (which you can kind of see in this selfie! That is why I posted it!)

It was the newbie meetup, which I have actually never been to before.  We chatted and introduced ourselves and then explored the art gallery.  I was hoping that we might spend time in the exhibits I didn’t see last time I went to the art gallery, but alas, they wanted to see the exact same ones.  I think I ended up paying more attention to chatting with people instead, which isn’t a bad thing.  Can you imagine that, me actually being social! Good times.  The group splintered over time and people went to get food, and I went home because I was exhausted. And I had so many pastries to eat.

Something else notable from this meet is that I am getting much better at explaining what our fashion is when randomly asked. I do leave out the term ‘lolita’ so people don’t get the wrong idea, but just call it a Japanese street fashion.

What are you wearing/is this for a play/is this a traditional ceremonial garb?

Nah it is a Japanese street fashion. It’s just for fun. We get together and hang out.

Where do you buy this stuff? Is it homemade?

Mine is from the internet.

And then usually people are impressed and their curiousity has been sated, so they go on their merry way.

Fire Dress has a release date!

SO I have been talking about this damn Arcadian Deer fire dress for months, because I am going to buy it, unemployment be damned. I have the money earmarked for it.

Today, on LU, I see that someone has figured out it will be put up for order on February 16. FINALLY.

In other news, IW White and Brown Rabbit series is for sale ;_; and while everything is still in stock, the L and long M sizes are running out. DAMN I am probably going to end up missing this, which sucks. And NONE of the AP Sky Banquet JSKs have sold out yet (even now) so that is inspiring.

Bakery Meetup

Yesterday I went to a meetup at a vegan bakery called Mudpie.  It was with the com I am less familiar with, so I was a little nervous. Usually, they dress much better than I do, plus the whole thing about being nervous around new people.  But it is good practice for when I have to pick up my entire life and move to a new timezone.

My first coord of 2018 is…lackluster.  I am wearing Fanplusfriend’s Puck’s Prank JSK (with the flower applique on part of the bodice but I am covering it up with the cardigan), an H&M blouse (covered) and cardigan that does not perfectly match. My teaparty shoes are from Sosic Shop. Wearing tights are fleece lined tights because it is cold. I did actually plan to wear exactly this because I have gained a few pounds over the holidays, and decided I would rather wear something that fits comfortably.  Also using the questionable Aliexpress petticoat here.

The ribbon pin was originally from a beret I never wore, and since I was going to originally wear a headbow, I tried to make the cardigan look a little more cute. It was a moot point, because I decided the headbow looked weird and stupid on my head. It returned to the beret, and I decided to try wearing it.

Consensus is that yes, I am wearing this beret okay and it looks cute. Actually, I really like it. I am thinking of getting more berets in different colors to wear with other outfits now.

I was really worried that I was going to stick out like a sore thumb with my mediocre outfit, but there there was a range of outfits, so I did not feel like the worst dressed one of all (like I was prepared to be). But everyone at the meet was really nice, and that is what is most important. It’s especially nice to meet people in person when you have seen them post in the FB groups and finally be able to put a name to a face.

Everyone got a chocolate chip scone. Not sure if this is one of the vegan or gluten-free items, as I just panicked and picked something that looked tasty. I am trying to get into the habit of looking up menus online before I go somewhere so I can budget a bit better, but Mudpie just says that the daily baked good selection changes daily. Okay~ It was really good though.

Overall, I had a good time, and I am excited to go to more meets. That is kind of the way I feel after all meets though. I think most of them have been pretty good, regardless of which group I am meeting up.  I am pretty fortunate that nothing too crazy or dramatic happens at meetups, and that people I know usually aren’t involved with any drama online.

Unrelated rant now. I usually take pictures on my phone and then transfer to Google Drive/Backup and Sync and upload to imgur on my laptop.  However, Backup and Sync likes to somehow turn itself off and then I can’t get it to work again without reinstalling it. So I decided to see if I should just download the Imgur app so I can upload directly from my phone. It will not allow me to upload images and add them to an already existing album- so I would have to make a new album every time I upload multiple pictures. ಠ▃ಠ And I just noticed my text face app in Chrome deleted all the text faces I custom added to it. Why. I am not succeeding at technology today…