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schwirl asked: Lolita is sexual. Literally. The definition of lolita is a sexually attractive adolescent girl. It's not just a cute 'kawaii' fashion statement. You can't sexualise something that is already sexual by default.

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petitepasserine:

Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Literally. If I got a dollar for every person who thought this because they couldn’t be assed to do their research, I’d be a happy girl indeed.

Lolita is a book written by Vladimir Nabokov about a girl named Dolores Haze, but her nickname is Lolita. The protagonist of Lolita falls in love with Dolores despite him being 42 and her being 12. He is a pedophile who abuses, rapes and takes sexual advantage of her after becoming her stepfather.

Lolita FASHION is something else entirely. Lolita FASHION is a fashion trend that started in Harajuku, inspired by victorian fashion, victorian dolls, sailor dresses and femininity, and most of all, self-expression. It has NOTHING to do with the book by the same name. The only thing they share is their name. Lolita FASHION has nothing to do with sex, because it’s just that; A FASHION. 

Lolita is a term misguided and misinformed people (such as yourself) use about attractive girls when, in truth, it stems from a book about a pedophile rapist.

Do your research before you try to start a discussion on something you have no clue about. There is absolutely no reason for you to be this much of an arrogant know-it-all when you haven’t even done the research to back up your arguments. Don’t be overconfident before you’re 100% certain that you’re right. 

Can I just add a thing here

When my mum heard about / discovered that this weird fashion I started trying to wear at 16 was called “lolita,” she had a miniature heart attack. She thought I didn’t understand that that word was used in the wrong context often. She thought that the fashion was intended to be sexual and that I was too naive to understand that, and that I just took it to be a cute fashion. Here’s the thing tho: it IS just a cute fashion. And after explaining this, she was then worried that other gross people would sexualise me against my will or target me and therefore I shouldn’t be wearing it.

Wrong. It is other people’s fault for sexualising me, not mine. It is never my fault, if I am sexualised against my will. It is never anybody’s fault.

Especially when, personally, I liked the idea of lolita because it was so darn sweet and elegant, and in my opinion, so not-sexually-charged in a world that shoved sex in my face every day. It was a breath of fresh air. I’ve had more sexual connotations associated with me when I was fucking 12 and wore a tank top and shorts to grade 7 orientation on a hot summers day and everyone who didn’t know my name called me ~the girl with the boobs~ for two years straight. Like ????

And then we fast forward to when I met my dad’s partner and she heard about lolita and had a minature heart attack because, in juxtaposition to my mum, it was so adorable, she couldn’t believe it. In her native culture, Lolita was a nickname for Dolores and had little-to-no sexual connotations with it. She even, if my memory serves me right, mentioned that lolita or dolly was just something you called sweet young girls. So the word was really fitting and it was all just so sweet and cute. She even pronounces it with a Spanish accent despite having an Australian accent because that’s what you do with totally native words.

So I’m emphasising a cultural difference here.

And here’s my thing, here’s a bit of TL;DR:

Have pedophiles and misogynist pigs who sexualise young girls seriously infiltrated every aspect of our society that it is somehow more fucking plausible that girls who want to dress in cute and feminine fashion are doing so because they want to be sexualised? Or that they should expect to be sexualised? Is that what people are saying now? That girls cannot take charge over their lives and their aesthetic for one god damned second before being, yet again, sexualised in every aspect of their being?

I don’t want to use ‘you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t’ but hey, that’s all I can muster up right now because I feel like I’m on a different fricking planet.

And, as a not-so-subtle side note, if you don’t think mainstream porn and it’s culture has something to do with this, you are dead wrong.

Amazing new concept: If girls want to be sexual, they can be sexual. If they don’t, they don’t. Either fucking way it is impossible to win when mainstream society oversexualises young girls and their fashion in an ~adult way~ and if you somehow take a different path you’re fetishised as an ~innocent sex nymph doll~ like where the fuck do we draw the line?

I will tell you where we draw the god damned line: where ever the fuck the girl in question draws her own m o t h er fricking line.

WOW.

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Drove up to another community for a meetup this weekend—I had a great time catching up with old friends, and making some new ones!

"Alice and the Secret of the Clock Tower" JSK Alice and the Pirates
Chiffon Blouse Alice and the Pirates
"Fairytales Pochette" Alice and the Pirates
Black x Gray Harlequin Socks Alice and the Pirates
Veil Headbow handmade by me
Wristcuffs Angelic Pretty
Rose Hair Clips Surface Spell
Jewelry Forever21
Shoes Bodyline

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space-coyote:

“Ayla’s Charm,” my piece for the Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode art show during PAX Prime!
The theme of the show is ♥, I chose to depict Ayla’s “Charm” tech in Chrono Trigger. She blows a kiss and the enemy gives her a present — a unique twist to the “steal” command commonly seen in RPGs. You can see it in this video (0:28 mark). And then she beats them up, because she’s Ayla and Ayla is awesome.
Prints will be sold at the show, and so will a ton of other great pieces by great artists. Get your tickets to the show at Fangamer!

space-coyote:

Ayla’s Charm,” my piece for the Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode art show during PAX Prime!

The theme of the show is , I chose to depict Ayla’s “Charm” tech in Chrono Trigger. She blows a kiss and the enemy gives her a present — a unique twist to the “steal” command commonly seen in RPGs. You can see it in this video (0:28 mark). And then she beats them up, because she’s Ayla and Ayla is awesome.

Prints will be sold at the show, and so will a ton of other great pieces by great artists. Get your tickets to the show at Fangamer!

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tealeafsketch:

Moon Crisis Sailor Scouts

Laser-engraved onto wood panels, watercolor, gouache, and color pencil.

9” x 12” ea.

2014

These are my laser-engraved illustrations done for the Moon Crisis: Sailor Moon Tribute Art Show held at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim from July 2014 to August 2014. Tomorrow, or today now, August 9th at 6 PM, is the second opening reception, so I thought I’d share these on tumblr. :)

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These were absolutely gorgeous in person.

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bridgettheunicorn:

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lovekiller:

Impromtu shoot after the Moon Crisis Masquerade event at the Rothick art haus. I had very little light so these are a little hot but LOOK AT THE MOON!

Bridget as Sailor Moon - http://bridgettheunicorn.tumblr.com
Caitlin as Sailor Chibimoon - http://lafabricadropout.tumblr.com
Ariane as Sailor Uranus - http://konekoanni.tumblr.com/
Hannah as Luna

Please do not remove this text. <3

Holy shit that’s a lot of notes for one day! Thank you guys! 

I’m going to post a few more. Btw, Caitlin’s tumblr is http://lafabricadropout.tumblr.com - I forgot to edit it earlier. :]

that’s meeeee! I had so much fun doing this! I like that these pictures show off my amazing new butt bow.

This was super fun, I’m so glad that they turned out so nicely!

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My friend hosted a meetup at my favorite park today! I haven’t worn this JSK in a while, so I was happy to come up with a new coordinate for it.

"Sleeping Beauty" JSK and bow Haenuli
Chiffon Blouse Alice and the Pirates
"Fairytales Pochette" Alice and the Pirates
Harlequin Socks Alice and the Pirates
Wristcuffs Angelic Pretty
Rose Hair Combs Surface Spell
Parasol BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT
Jewelry vintage, Forever21, and handmade by me

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abbydraws:

"Attack of Evil Queen Beryl!" + "Attack of Evil Soldier Galaxia!”

Hey guys! a limited number of 10.5 x 13.5 prints of these will be available starting this August 9 2014 (Saturday) at Moon Crisis Masquerade event, which is the 2nd opening of the Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Show 

Prints will be available till the end of the tribute show (August 30, 2014) or until stocks runs out!

I saw the originals at the show, they are super cute~

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Twinning with the amazing bridgettheunicorn at our third annual SDCC Fashion Walk! We had so much fun leading the event together.

"Unlock the Pandora’s Memories" JSK Alice and the Pirates
Frill Frill Blouse BABY
Bow Hair Combs Alice and the Pirates
Ribbon Boston Bag Alice and the Pirates
Wristcuffs Angelic Pretty
Socks BABY
Parasol BABY
Beret offbrand
Jewelry handmade and offbrand
Shoes Bodyline

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