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It doesn't necessarily have to be about lolita fashion itself, it can be a gothic novel, art from a fairytale, a beautiful film, brand collab related etc...
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The Secret Garden
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Everyone knows that Nabokov's Lolita is the only book that matters
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I've always wondered why Juliette et Justine did Shigeru Mizuki prints
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Not lolita but the original Brideshead Revisited miniseries gives me lolita feels <3
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Rose of Versailles, the only relevant manga
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Farewell, My Queen
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Company of Wolves
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Mirror, Mirror (series)
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>>9511402
I've never seen it but I'm loving the bear
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>>9511389
Gothic stuff:

Literature: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Rebecca, Anne Rice stuff, Pengiun's Horror Series (I love the American Supernatural Stories, but the whole series look gorgeous), A Picture of Dorian Gray, Carmilla, basically anything Edgar Allen Poe, The Turn of the Screw, The Night Circus,

Films: Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, Crimson Peak, Penny Dreadful, Interview with a Vampire, What We Do in the Shadows (very silly, but very gothic), Sleepy Hollow

Classic stuff:

Literature: Books of fairytales (Andrew Lang's "Coloured Fairytales" are great if you want a collection), Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, Jane Austen stuff, A Great and Terrible Beauty (this leans slightly gothic, but its a more fantasy than gothic in my mind), Bright Young Things (slightly later time period than usually gets associated with lolita, but it really captures the infighting and bitchiness of all girl subcultures),

Films: Marie Antoinette, whatever your favorite version of Pride and Prejudice is, live action adpatations of Disney Princess movies (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, etc)

Not really a fan of sweet, so I can't help you there, sorry.

Pic related is one of the gorgeous dresses from Crimson Peak.
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Someone who wears cosplay and Lolita in Fruits Basket
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>>9511430
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La belle et la bête
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>>9511446
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Shimotsuma story
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>>9511456
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Road to Avonlea
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A Little Princess. I would go for the 1986 adaptation, as it follows the book more accurately. (And by that I mean follows it.. at all) It really nails all of the feels.
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>>9511400
because his work is absolutely gorgeous
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I saw deka wanko was posted once in a thread similar to this! The post convinced me watch it (plus it was pretty short already), and I liked it. The main character is pretty cute!
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Valmont for the movie but Dangerous Liasons for the book (Same story)
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The Way We Live Now is one of my favorite period dramas.... it's really long though. I usually only make it through the first half. Has Mathew McFadden (Mr. Darcy in the newer P&P) and Cilian Murphy (played Scarecrow in Batman) in it, so for eye-candy alone it's worth a watch.

Anyone started Anne with an E? It's in my queue to start up this week.
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Mihara Mitsukazu!

And pic related... if it ever updates again...
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Any of the American Girl books or movies! The movies have great costuming and music, and the books are so nostalgic.These dolls and books are probably the reason why I love dressing up so much and why I wear lolita now.
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>>9512123
OMG American girl dolls...my aunt's friend was telling me she took her granddaughters to FAO Schwarz in NYC a few years ago and they had a hair salon where the girls got their AND their dolls' hair styled fairly historically accurately for the victorian period! *swoon*

Why am I so ooooold!?! I want to have a matching historically accurate doll with an overmarketed cross-media franchise that I can attend the posh dolly hair salon with!
Maybe they won't care I'm like 20+ years too old...?
(Sorry for OT blogpost but the feeeeeeels)
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Versailles is fantastic.
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>>9512169
I will make a Kirsten St. Lucia coord before I die...
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>>9512123
the doll sculpt is pretty ugly though.
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The Star of Cottonland always gives me feels and the aesthetics are wonderful
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The manga Innocent is one of my favorites. Extremely gothic, outstanding artwork and of course the period it's set in is gorgeous.
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>>9512191
I'm glad another anon likes it. I originally flicked through it for the outfits but now I'm hooked on the story.
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Loliwrestler is best minimovie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCVkmuzmHiE
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There's a Japanese TV show that has a young girl detective that wears JFash that was posted here awhile back but I can't at all remember what it is was called - hopefully someone does, because I definitely wanna watch it again.
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>>9512123
>>9512169
>>9512203
>>9512208
This is slightly off-topic, but if you're interested in dolls as well, could I possibly recommend Bleuette dolls? They were a French doll produced from 1905 to 1960 and available through a related weekly periodical call "La Semaine de Suzette" or "Suzette's Week" and were basically the ball-jointed American Girl-like doll franchise of their time:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleuette
https://www.dolliesdressmaker.com/bleuette/
http://vintagebleuettes.com/bleuetteshistory.htm
http://www.museedelapoupeeparis.com/tempo/tempoenss.html

I'm a bit biased since I have a Bleuette doll myself, but I find they match so well with the lolita aesthetic and they're just so pretty! The main idea is to sew (and crochet, and knit) clothes for them yourself:
http://www.thebleudoor.com/BleuettePatternLibraryHome.index.htm
http://ufdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/bleuette-pattern.pdf

If anyone is interested I have more links and can post them in the Lolita Lifestyle Thread? There's several Bleuette online sewing clubs and there's collectors' conventions as well. I'd love to get a lolita Bleuette collecting/crafting club going or something!
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>>9512486
I hadn't realized the series had completed and is on a spin-off now. Re-reading it and even with a poor quality scan I can't help but want to share this with more people. I really hope there's a few people ITT who check it out or have some similar manga to recommend!
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>>9512687
Unfortunately I didn't see Innocent on there, but you might be interested in this website:
http://m.mangatown.com
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>>9512529
Deka Wanko?
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If by "lolita" we are refering to a lot of period drama and gothic/baroque fantasy/horror, then here is my list:

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Tale of Tales
Casanova (BBC David Tennant Miniseries)
Casanova (Heath Ledger movie)
Quills
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
Legend
Pan's Labyrinth
Jim Henson's Labyrinth
Harlots

>>9511415
You win 50 points for knowing this movie.

>>9511446
YES. So much better than that recent Disney abortion.

>>9512191
>>9512523
Watched the whole series, and loved it. HATED the modern music score though. Totally took me out.
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any documentary with Lucy Worsley in it.
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>>9512169
dude, the American Girl Flagship store in NYC still does hair.
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>>9512767
>Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Total mind fuck of a movie
>Tale of Tales
Fucked up and sad
>Casanova (BBC David Tennant Miniseries)
Incredibly depressing
>Quills
Fucked up and sad
>Pan's Labyrinth
Fucked up and sad

Trying to tell us something Gropalope?
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>>9512778
I haven't had the privilege of any of these things other than Pan's Labyrinth. It was far from fucked up. Yes, it was sad, but that was the point of the story.

Did you miss the point of the story?
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>>9512773
Fuck yeah. She's always so chipper and into every subject she presents.

>>9512778
>Trying to tell us something Gropalope?
Not really. I am well at terms with myself. I just like sad movies.
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>>9512785
Not that anon, but starving eyeball monster, inside out frog, fairy decapitations and old fashioned facist torture sessions are all pretty squicky and fucked up.
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>>9512795
All gothic, all aesthetic, all able to be appreciated by anyone who isn't immediately turned off by someone who is repulsed by anything out of the ordinary. The torture I'll credit you as being unapologetically not-lolita, but in the context of the film, it has a distinct purpose. It's not squicky if you're invested in the story and absolutely not fucked up if you care at all about the progression of the plot, the visuals, the actors, the costume design, the soundtrack, anything.
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>>9512767
A man of taste as always.
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>>9512687
anon, thanks for sharing this. i've just started reading--only on chapter 8--but already the exquisite art and the morbid theme have me hooked.
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>>9512812
I am so fantastically glad you've started reading it. Even though I have an entire folder full of images I'll refrain so I don't spoil anything, I just hope you have a damn good read.
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here's my picks
Fatal Frame/Gekijōban Zero - not nearly as scary as the games, but very spooky & also has a creepy lolita dame featured
Le Roi Danse - some good ol' fashioned Louis XIV and his lavish fucking house
Livid/Livide (2011) - french horror film about a ballet school, also vampires.
Memories of Matsuko - musical directed by the same dude who made kamikaze girls, just as quirky but also terribly sad with musical numbers!! watch this if you need to rend your heart to shreds.
Gormenghast - BBC miniseries based on Mervyn Peake's novels, a gothic 'fantasy of manners' type thing with a young and incredibly beautiful Jonathan Rhys Meyers in period costume. 'nuff said.
Mala Morska Vila - beautiful russian adaptation of the little mermaid. the soundtrack is superb. spring to get a high-def version instead of watching it on youtube for the costume design.
Panna A Netvor - quintessential must-see for any gothic lolita, a czech adaptation of beauty and the beast. if you like gargoyles, crumbling castles, organ music and stockholm syndrome, this is the movie for you.
Return to Oz - if you liked 'alice in wonderland' but felt like it wasn't creepy enough, try this!
The Affair of the Necklace - the real life drama for this was interesting enough, but now you get to watch it with extra fancy dresses.
Dangerous Liasons - this one's a given.


Also for the mori girls among us:
Little Forest: Summer/Autumn
Little Forest: Winter/Spring
The Good Witch of the West
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>>9512687
Emma starts off a bit basic, but Kaoru Mori really steps it up on textile details a few chapters in.
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>>9512767
>You win 50 points for knowing this movie.
I think a lot of lolita I know have seen it. There was a btb secret about it a while ago too.
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Secret of Moonacre was a terrible film but the costumes were really interestingly done.

A nice mix of lolita, rococo, and victorian all over the place. I feel really bad for the costume designer's lovely work was used in such a crap movie.

Watch it for the dress porn only.
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Get ready gothic lolitas, here's all aesthetic entertainment you need for a minute.

The Knick, a historical medical drama
Penny Dreadful, just to look at Vanessa Ives
Dracula
Anna Karenina

I'm sure I'll think of more.
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>>9513092

sets were pretty too.
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I think it's weird how some of you seperate films into suitable for gothic lolitas, classic lolitas or sweet lolitas when all of them appeal to lolitas in general
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Essential Lolita movies:
Kamikaze girls/shimotsuma monogatari

Musashino Sen no shimai

Mister Roccoco

Bara no konrei

Gothic Lolita psycho (actually kinda shit)

Have at least one main character who wears lolita:
Cat street (TV series and manga)

Akai Ito (film and TV series)

Dogs bullets and carnage (manga)

Petite cossete (anime)

Deka wanko ( TV series and manga)
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>>9512532
Based Jumeau dolls
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>>9512778
I actually think of Quills as really fun and kind of mischievous and it's one of my favorites because of that. It's a really playful take on Marquis de Sade's erotic nature and the literature he wrote.
>>9512767
Thanks for the recommendations, though. I'm definitely looking into Perfume!
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Sunako from Shiki wears brand, too bad she doesn't appear much
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>>9513100
>Vanessa Ives
I think you mean Lily. Vanessa's outfits are pleb-tier compared to Lily's. She spent basically all of season 3 in a burlap sack too. Especially Lily's end of season 2 outfit. Ooooohh those aesthetic feels.
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>>9513143
True to some extent but you can't deny that different media has different aesthetics, stories and atmosphere that may appeal to one "type" of lolita more than another. Not to say that gothic lolitas can't enjoy media that might appeal more to sweet lolitas but you know what I mean.
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>>9513092
In the same vein, Crimson Peak. The dresses and hair were to die for.
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>>9513143
I think there's a big difference in taste between gothic and sweet. There are some horror movies I'd recommended to someone who is into gothic but definitely not to someone who likes sweet.
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>>9513552
Like what? Why? I liked the scary movies mentioned so far and I wear sweet lolita. I'm not into horror movies in general but some have the right aesthetic.
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>>9513565
Look at the conversation between >>9512795
and >>9512805. If you like these things while wearing sweet ar classic, that's cool, but I expect gothic lolitas have higher tolerance for gothic themes, horror and gore.
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>>9513565
I guess what I mean to say is that the spooky aesthetics of gothic often extend to the same taste in other things like movies. I didn't mean to imply that people who enjoy sweet can't like horror.
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>>9513580
But it's not just spooky aesthetics. People who normally hate horror, drama, fantasy or comedy romance, might like a movie from those genres because of things that attract them as a lolita. It's not like any random horror movie is posted here.
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I just don't think there's a black and white difference in taste depending on which substyle you wear. I've also seen other sweet lolitas at goth events in Japan and at visual kei lives and halloween markets in Europe.
>>9513588
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The webcomic Devil's Candy has a very "spooky cute" vibe going on
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>>9513602
I thought the drawing style looked weeby so I googled it and the writer and illustrator both have weeb nicknames too
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>>9513607
I'm pretty sure the illustrator is Japanese
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>>9513000
Emma is also highly historically accurate.
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"Keeping up Appearances". A really funny serie, especially when watched from a Lolita point of view.
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Bizenghast...
I like the art and Diana's clothing more then then story to be honest
Soulless ...
cheesy but good cheesy.
The Munsters( show )
Belle (movie)
The young Victoria
The supersizers go ... ( Victorian, Edwardian, etc) ( it's a show)
quite a few people mentioned others that i would also suggest
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>>9511428
Are you in high school?
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>>9511758
Deka Wanko is a TV series.
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>>9514188
Maybe even Carmilla, phantom of the opera, Carmen , Les miserables
grims fairytales ( books )
politically correct fairy-tales
Edgar Allen Poe his stories and poems
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Horror movie, for the sake of hilarity.
X Cross
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>>9514087
Damn those short skirts
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>>9511428
your gothic literature list is giving me flashbacks to my highschool lit class.
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>>9514201
If we're talking of those B-grade gorefests that are amusing and feature a lolita character, Gothic Lolita Psycho is one of those. Don't go in expecting much, just enjoy the violence and imagine yourself in her place as a lolita who can deflect bullets with her parasol.
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>>9514198
The grimms made the worst versions
>politically correct fairy-tales
??
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Dolls by Yumiko Kawahara has some great illustrations, I also love the corrupted kind of feeling the stories have. A bit like Pet Shop of Horrors.
>Though the one-shots are strange.
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Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, japanese girl comes to Paris in the 19th century. Really nice slice of life, too bad it's not well known
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>>9514291
I have this, it's really funny because it's way before PC culture was a trend. Not sure what the anon thought was lolita related in it but it's good fun.
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>>9514457
I also thought the kimonos would be perfect or the kimono thread
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>>9514477
Do you mean politically correct bedtime stories?
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Candy Candy, manga and anime.
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>>9513588
>>9513592
what movies are these?
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>>9514735
>>9513588 is Pan's Labyrinth, >>9513592 is Dracula (1992)
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>>9514233
I mean, I figured if I said something like The Castle of Otranto no one would know what I'm talking about. There's a reason they're taught in school, they're the best examples of the genre.
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As >>9514987
mentioned, there is absolutely no point in recommending things people have already heard about. The entire point is to introduce others to things they have not already discovered that they may be interested in.

I'm gonna drop a few gothic books and movies in here for anyone that may have any interest:

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
The Loved Dead and Other Tales by C.M. Eddy Jr. (Part of an H.P Lovecraft collection later, he did not get enough credit for his work in the story "The Loved Dead")
Dellamorte Dellamore (AKA Cemetery Man) by Michele Soavi
Man Bites Dog by Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel
The Man Who Laughs by Paul Leni (My favorite movie of all time)

and in addition might I recommend the manga:

GeGeGe no Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki
Innocent by Shinichi Sakamoto
and the comic books series Livewires by Adam Warren.
I cannot recommend the comic book series Livewires based on its own merit, fashion design or execution, but it is the only comic book series I know that features a gothic lolita in a main role.

Just wanted to also thank >>9512820 for their excellent recommendations.
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>>9512092
I finished it all and Idk gull they made it kinda dramatic. I liked the aesthetic well enough if you look at it as something with a more goth veneer. And its woodsy and dreamy enough that I noticed girls in the Mori community like it. But for example, /spoilers that don't work on this board/ the punishment for "losing" the brooch is not that she doesn't get to go to the picnic and try her first ice cream but instead she gets sent back to the orphanage/
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>>9516098
Anon, do not even get me started, I am so disappointed with that series. They even have her get her period in the third or fourth episode. I haven't watched that episode, I've been avioding it, but if they're not going to show her rolling rags or dealing with it historically accurately then I am so done.
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from so pretty very rotten
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>>9516852
Is this a presentation of some sort about the book? Is there a video available somewhere?
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メアリーさんははらじゅくにいきました。
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>>9516720
some of that bit is fine and kinda funny, though imo the concept of a naive girl thinking she's dying is a little tired. And it doesn't really work since they tried to make her world weary... I mean she really must have learned from the older girls at the orphanage at least.
Regardless you just have to get past one short but heavy handed speech from Anne about why you shouldn't be ashamed of your body, and you can enjoy the girls gossiping about
>becoming a woman
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>>9516966
don't insult mary-san like that
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>>9516966
I just lost my shit anon
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Stepping on Roses is a good manga with a lot of outfits inspired by Lolita fashion.
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Anything Sweet-Lolita? I'm thinking of the decadent sweet: too cute, too much kawaii it hurts to see, a la kyary pamyu pamyu
A bit of a punk feel
No weakling things
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>>9516098
God that's so fucking dark, harsh and unnecessary.
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>>9514457
the author was on hiatus and died last month.
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>>9515234
>The Decameron
A++ taste confirmed

Not much on topic really, except for the historical part, but I'm reading Madame Bovary and I fell in love with it. If anyone's interested in classical literature I could also recommend a few favorites of mine.
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>>9513364
Ultra late reply but I just meant she's hot kek

Also I legit just got to the part where Victor creates Lily so I've only seen the first outfit, which was very pretty! Now that you've mentioned this I can't wait to see her other costumes!
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>>9512767

>>YES. So much better than that recent Disney abortion

"Butbut the Disney version of the dress had to be a plain and boring cheap prom knock off because she wouldn't have been able to dance in a dress that had things like volume or embroidery or layers~~ you see it may look boring but it moves and the chiffon flutters and that totally changes everything it's actually brilliantly designed~"

No matter how many times I hear those arguments, I am still shocked by how willing people are to justify crappiness so long as that crappiness is attached to a Disney franchise. For fucks sakes.
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>>9513000
If only she spent half as much time on face and anatomy as she does on textile and backgrounds.

I lover her backgrounds and clothes, but her stories aren't interesting enough to carry her "How to Draw Manga Volume 1: Let's Draw Expressions!" faces. I've tried to read Emma five times now but the character art is so bad so as to be distracting.

It's like she draws people like every stereotype and negative criticism of the manga art style. Tilt the eyes up or down or slap on a different hairstyle and boom, different character. Eyebrows up, ecstatic jpy! Eyebrows down, soul crushing sadness.

From someone who is so technically gifted I know she can do better, why she doesn't is beyond me. Her stories simply aren't good enough to say that she's trying to have the characters be bland on purpose not detract from her backgrounds or clothes.
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>>9515234
Didnt know such literary achievements as Anne Rice or Night Circus were too high brow or obscure.
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>>9518322
The film itself is much better
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>>9518369
The cinematography looked nice, but the costumes were just a huge letdown, especially considering Belle had one of the more elaborate wardrobes. I'm not saying they should have used only the original designs, rather I was hoping the redesigns would be more interesting in their own way, like Belle et la Bete.

But then again I do remember in a thread here someone mentioned Watson had been kicking up a fuss about the costumes, being incredibly pushy on what she-slash-Belle would and would not wear until the costuming department had to adopt a very light touch.
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>>9518369
Still doesn't change the fact that Belle's gown looked like a pile of rags dipped in yellow highlighter ink or that Emma Watson was too much of a diva to wear a pair of stays.
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>>9518341
Night Circus is an excellent recommendation, its tone is appropriate and it isn't something you would have heard about from your middle school English class. Can't really say the same thing about Anne Rice. I'm not saying that the books you recommended aren't good. I adore every single movie you listed and a good number of the novels. It's just that an exchange of information should be educational. When someone asks me about where to find cute accessories I don't give them ebay or google, you know?
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>>9518383
Everyone else's costumes looked good. It was only Belle who had the shit wardrobe.
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>>9518383
>>9518423
I guess it wasn't clear I meant the French film is much better then the Disney film even if you don't take the costumes into consideration
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>>9518473
Not everyone in the world knows the books you read in American highschool
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I'm a huge fan of the works of Arthur Machen, and I think a lot of lolitas would enjoy it as well. Weird fiction from the Edwardian era primarily, he was a big influence on HP Lovecraft
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>>9514087
This thing is golden.

I would also say Gossip Girl is fun when watched from a lolita point of view
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>>9518322
I remember this really ruined the film for me. I've seen lolita dresses better and more flowy than whatever that thing was. It was so transparent it was toned down on purpose for marketing, like maybe they'll sell it as a wedding dress later. Is it even historically accurate? Belle stuck out in it and it was distinctly modern looking in comparison.

Question goes for the necklace, too. I think I hate this most of all because they just made this to sell immediately and it doesn't look like anything representing the story or film.
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>>9519029
Any specific story that you recommend?
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Does anyone know where I can read Takemoto short story that were in English GLB?
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>>9519213
>It was so transparent it was toned down on purpose for marketing,
>made this to sell immediately


I really despise this kind of marketing. As if we couldn't tell it's cheap as hell so you can sell a replica in Hot Topic. It stings even more when you know some talented cosplayer out there could have handled it better and would have jumped at the chance to be historically accurate yet marketable.
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Anime: Berserk
Manga: Berserk

>/endthread
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>>9519493
is this supposed to be funny?
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>>9512767
the colors in Perfume are so vibrant. I love the wardrobe.

I also would recommend the 1983 film adaptation of Verdi's La Traviata.
Rozen Maiden is an okay series to watch, Shiki too, like another anon said, and in the same vein, Nana.

>>9514087
My dude. I grew up on this show.
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>>9514087
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>>9518475
I really liked her peasant dress in the beginning. The rest killed me, such a let down.

>>9518322
Overall I liked the Disney version better but the French version had infinitely better aesthetics. The French plot felt more fairytale-ish in good and bad ways. The largest drawback for me was that I never cared about a single one of the characters, I didn't care at all whether they had a happy ending or not. At least in the Disney movie I liked the characters even if the visuals were disappointing.
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Almost anything by Kaori Yuki
Gothic bliss
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>>9519931
>At least in the Disney movie I liked the characters even if the visuals were disappointing.

I can see that. I hated Disneys Belle even when I was a kid, but that's because there was something there *to* hate. Whether you think she came across as a priss little princess whose entire plot was that she thought she was better than everyone and everyone around her was simple because they weren't like her or whether you saw her as an independent free spirit, it's because this was a character written with personality.

Belle in La Belle et La Bete was just unobjectionable to the point of blandness. I can't say I disliked her or liked her because she was just kind of there.

But I did prefer the Beast's story in the French version. I loved the Greek mythological/old world (like Friedrich La Motte Fouque) tragic backstory, if only because I absolutely was not expecting it.

On that vein: Friedrich La Moutte Fouquet's Undine, Goethe's Faust, Heinrich Heine's De Allemagnes, Les Orientales by Victor Hugo.

Damn do I love me some tragic folk tales.
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I remember a couple of years ago there was this song made in a South American country where the music video followed the day of a teen lolita as she took her brother to school, went to a meet up, and got in trouble with some punks. What was that song called?
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I've been really digging Edward Gorey's work lately. His silhouettes are definitely long and thin (mix of Edwardian and 1920s flappers?), but but I get massive gothic aesthetic feels from it. I finally got a copy of the Gashlycrumb Tinies (alphabet book) for my birthday, and it's perfect.

He was a nonsense writer, so if you like Lewis Carroll's writing you might like his.
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>>9512203
Would anyone be down for a meetup at one of the AG stores/is there any demand? Or would that be weird? That would make me so happy.

sage for OT
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>>9520325
I'd rather have a AG party that's not at the store, that way we can watch the videos and flip through the books, and do some crafts...while drinking.
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>>9520249
2good4me from Breakbot
https://youtu.be/XqPczNfNQec
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>>9520298
I am in love with his Amphigorey books!!
the illustrations for Gashlycrumb had me in stitches. I was able to write a paper about his work for a children's lit class I took at uni.
I never thought of actually owning any copies until now. thanks anon!
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If you're interested in something a little more adult... The Pearl is an entertaining read.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Pearl
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>>9511499
I hate the adaptations where the father lives. It completely undermines the point of the book.
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Does anyone remember a book about a princess who was kidnapped and she constantly said we instead of I?
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Any book reccomdations with a German gothic fairytale feel? Something with dark larger than life forces that are not blatantly cackling evil.

Something like Dr Strange and Mr. Norrel (the Raven King,) Princess Tutu (the, well, Raven King,) Labyrinth (Jareth.)

Just no commercial romances or Hot Topic Gawfics like Anne Rive and Laurell K Hamilton or Night Circus or any middle aged wish fulfillment fantasies like Gail Carriger or Kim Harrison.

As for manga, Earl and the Fairy is kinda close, if the protagonists are kinda boring in that their few flaws are very superficial.
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>>9520613
*Jonathan Strange. Dr. Strange is his super villain name.

As far as EGL book reccomendations, The Undrowned Child by Michelle Lovric.

A good classic/gothic Lolita book with that kind of winsome macabre, very much a dark Victorian style fairytale. Beautiful, almost singsong prose, and fans of mangas like Cardcaptor Sakura and Gakuen Alice might enjoy the characters.
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>>9519213
I heard Emma Watson was very demanding about what she would wear and do, because she wanted the film to be ~feminist~. Fair enough but don't take a lead role in a Disney princess movie then?
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>>9520623
She's such a feminist she believes strong women have a (boring) dress code?

Pretty sure Queen Elizabeth I wasn't forced into those gowns against her will. The woman slapped members of her council, I hardly think she was forced into stays in tears of opression.
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>>9520630
From now on all feminists will wear gender neutral loose fitting grey shirts and grey pants.

Any deviation from this shall promptly be seen as an act of oppression and attack against all women who are gentle, fragile creatures that must be told what to wear and how to wear it in order to be empowered.

It's like, homegirl. You don't want to wear a corset? You don't have to wear a corset. That's feminism. "I asked the costume designers not to incorporate a corset because I personally don't like them." That's fine. Making a big public fuss about not wearing a corset because you think an article of clothing either is or isn't empowering to women or makes or doesn't make a woman empowered, however, is not feminism. Do you like what you're wearing and you're wearing it of your own free will? Huzzah, you're a feminist. Do you not wear something you don't like? Huzzah, you're a feminist. Is someone making you wear something you don't want to wear? Then we have a problem.

Didn't this chick go to Oxford?
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>>9520638
Not to mention it would be Beast's mom's dress (at least in the original Disney, don't know if they address it in the new one). If you make the character choice to have Belle not wear corsets, fine. But she's wearing a rich French woman's dress.
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>>9520638
Yes, she went to Oxford and as far as I can tell she's very intelligent – doesn't mean she doesn't have her head up her ass, though.

I haven't yet seen the film because she annoys me as an actress. I wouldn't be surprised if she planned it all just to give the film more publicity, and she was probably getting torn apart for taking a non-serious role/being a bad role model or whatever.

Why didn't she just produce her own film at this point?
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>>9520623
I'm all here for tearing into Emma Watson for ruining my favorite Disney Princess and butchering a classic animated film.

She's such a self-inflated person living in an echo chamber. She literally threw a fit for 24 hours sitting around in her bed crying and moping the whole day, by her own confession, when a bunch of your common, everyday feminists actually just criticized her behavior. They accused her of being some rich Hollywood "feminist" stuck in an ivory tower, pretending like she was icon of feminism and a saint to girls everywhere. It's so funny because her reaction is not something most people could afford to do and they were absolutely right about her being a spoiled brat prone to tantrums and lacking in all kinds of self-awareness.

Also, the thing about her being a diva is true. Look up the musical Lala Land and Emma Watson and how they turned her down because she simply was "crazy demanding" in all that she asked for. Too bad that couldn't have happened for this movie. Girl can't sing for anything and I have no idea why they're so desperate for her in musicals.
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>>9520696
holy shit this dress is terrible. it's one big homemade jabot.
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Ai Yazawa's manga and anime haven't been mentioned? For shame. While she might not be overly into lolita she's featured Lolita girls in her works.
Gokinjo Monogatari with P-Chan.
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Paradise Kiss has Miwako. Damnit though, in Paradise Kiss everyone and anyone bangs. Show me the pretty fashion designs.
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>>9520613
How tf is dr strange lolita related?
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>>9520623
>>9520638
>>9520647
>>9520696
I'm sorry some of you can't see it was a marketing trick because of backlash they got for Cinderella, but please try not to make this thread into a wank fest about Emma or feminism
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wonderful world end. kind of hard to find, but really good.
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Did that anon ever pull through with the english subs of Musashino-sen? I can't find *anything* resembling them online.
>pic semi-related. where the hell are y'all watching it
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>>9520934
Are you trying to say they marketed the hell out of this because people are angry they didn't milk Cinderella for everything it was worth? I really don't think so.
>>9520950
Is there subtitles for this anywhere? We really need to start /cgl/ subs for some of these.
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>>9521796
I think anon meant that people were mad that cinderella was two steps back on feminism so they upped the "oh look our heroine is a totally empowered feminist" marketing for batb to preemptively counteract similar backlash. Either way the end result is that the costume sucks and Emma Watson sounds like she's talking out of her ass.

To keep things on topic, two animations that I really like are Russian cartoon adaptations of Cinderella and The Nutcracker:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n8mrWEOJ_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKozhQNYCLI

Also this might not be the right place to ask this, but does anybody know of any animated adaptations of ETA Hoffmann's The Nutcracker? I have a very vague memory of seeing a very visually appealing one as a small child but I haven't been able to find it. All I know is that it's not the 1990 version with the knockoff Disney art style.
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>>9512805
Something can be described as fucked up and still be appreciated as art. You're being fake deep and annoyingly edgy.
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>>9519213
Really she was such a shit choice for this role Idk why anyone's surprised this sort of thing happened.

She looks like a 17 year old boy and acts like an entitled 12 year old girl.
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>>9519247
The White People is great, it follows a young Victorian girl encountering strange beings in the woods of Wales. Very atmospheric. Pic related is the copy of his stories I have, and pretty much all of them are good with the exception of the one WW1 propaganda story of his.
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>>9519201
I'd actually agree with you about Gossip Girl, anon

>>9519667
Nana and Paradise Kiss are both great watches. Semi-related, there's some 2007-era Moitie/EGL in Death Note

>>9521819
These animations look amazing, thanks for the rec anon!
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>>9521796
Cinderella got criticised for sexism and Cinderella's corset. Sage for OT.
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Does anyone know sci-fi books/film/series with lolita aesthetic? Like a doctor who episode where they travel to victorian times or something?
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>>9523466
There is one where they travel to france, but it comes with some very unsettling body horror
I think there were two victorian episodes in the first and second new series
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>>9523958
Could you be more specific? I'm very interested.
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>>9513607
>>9513611
>>9513646
I've met the artist, Rem, at cons. She's white. "Rem" is actually an acronym: Rapid Eye Movement. She just picked it because it sounded like a cute name -- no other meaning behind it.
Her interview can be found here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-gallery/2009-12-12

I think the author, Bikkuri, just chose his nickname based off his last name: Bickham. Just a guess.
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>>9511758
What is this photo from?
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>>9524052
I guess I was biased because I know two weebs who both changed their name to Rem unofficially
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>>9511389
Girls x Battle has some characters wearing lolita-inspired outfits. There is also an item called "Lolita Dress", which you can give to girls as a present to gain intimacy points.
>buy her burando to secude her

League of Angels II has Maggie (pic related), whose title is Magic Lolita. Russian localization of the game translated it as "Child Mage", possibly to avoid Nabokov-themed associations (they also renamed Adolf to Constantine, because russian gamers would have a field day with that).
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>>9524238
League of Angels is a real game? I thought it was just a Facebook scam

Also blatant rip-off of Red Riding Hood Annie from LoL.
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>>9524238
Doesn't lolita usually refer to the childlike anime girl in games? In that case child mage wouldn't be a bad translation
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>>9524243
Surprisingly enough, it is, and it's not even hosted on facebook. It's pretty sub-par (and yes, many designs are blatant rip-offs), but surprisingly entertaining, with a nice community (I've only played on a russian server, though).
>>9524249
It sometimes does, but it holds lolicon connotations which not many non-H games would want as a selling point, so they probably are referencing the clothes with Maggie's title here (one cannot be 100% sure, though).
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>>9520501
Thank you for linking this. I blushed all through the first story, so it's a good read. Any more adult recs?
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>>9520638
you forgot "Bell" hiking up her skirt to show her bloomers in the beginning.
or
"Bell" wearing an ear cuff and awkward necklace that didn't fit in with the time period ....
Because showing your undies and wearing ear cuffs are feminist
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>>9516966
>the flashbacks to class
fukkin dead anon, thanks
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On the gothic side of things, I highly recommend The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. It's a collection of fairy tales retold with a decidedly feminist bent. Pic is from one of the illustrated editions.
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>>9521868
Yeah I think part of the backlash was that the actress for Cinderella said she was on a liquid diet to be able to wear the corset for a whole day during filming and Emma Watson said that this (along with the small waisted silhouette the corset created) was creating unhealthy/unrealistic standards for young girls.
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>>9512773
Lucy Worsley is the best.

Also I raise you Alice in the Country of Hearts. The manga is based on an otome game and it's pretty enjoyable, really nicely illustrated too!
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Can't believe I forgot, but the Gormenghast series of novels is a must for gothic fiction. I haven't seen the BBC television adaptation, but they are typically good about it.

>>9524610
>It's a collection of fairy tales retold with a decidedly feminist bent

...With rape and necrophilia out the wazoo!

Also, this thread convinced me to get a new copy of both the Bloody Chamber (the 75th anniversary edition) and the before mentioned DVD.
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>>9524613
I dunno, that sounds like the same bullshitty PR Watson used with calling herself a feminist.

Plenty of people wear corsets every day without needing juice diets. I'm regular sized (32, 24, 36) and my comfortable/going out shopping corset is 20 inches. It is just there. It doesn't restrict me or anything. I do my sewing, pattern drafting, painting, tv watching, whatever with it one just as I do a bra. I like the way it looks and it neither hurts nor hinders me (except I'm using it to try and get better posture a sit really calls attention when you're slouching.)

Cinderella was set in a pseudo historic setting where women wore corsets the way we wear bras.

If Watson genuinely was worried about a corset causing an unrealistic standard of beauty, why did she wear a bra? Or make up, for that matter?
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>Laurell K Hamilton
Thanks for reminding me of this shitshow, anon, I needed that laugh.
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>>9525103
THEY MADE A GOREMENGHAST TV SHOW?
BRB BINGE WATCHING .
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>>9525347
It's all marketing
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>>9525347
>I dunno, that sounds like the same bullshitty PR Watson used with calling herself a feminist.

Yep, I don't doubt that. That was her convenient reasoning, though. I've never worn a corset (though I have worn an obi with all the reinforcements, which I hear can produce a similar effect on posture) and I understand that they can be quite comfortable. Sounds like Cinderella was being laced too tight or something, idk. Tbh, I think while Cinderella's dress was absolutely beautiful, I think her waist was small enough in proportion to her skirt as to look a little bit jarring. Beautiful, but in a way that immediately made me go "whoa her waist so tiny!"

They dropped the ball with Watson going way to far in the other direction. She just looks frumpy.
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>tfw ctrl+f and no My Fair Lady

Please tell me I'm not the only gull who sees the applicability of lolita to a story about a common flower girl who learns proper speech and etiquette and also gets to wear really big hats
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>>9525683
the lack of audrey hepburn films in this thread in general astounds me
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>>9525480
That's the point. If they didn't take it that far and if she didn't talk about feminism, people wouldn't notice it let alone talk about it themselves. Half of this thread has turned into a beauty and the beast commercial now.
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>>9524613
That means they made the corset too small or were lacing the actress too tight. Corsets are not inherently bad and Watson's a fucking moron.
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>>9525740
Depends if you believe there's no such thing as bad press.

I was dying of curiosity to see that movie for the costumes. When it turned out the costumes were crap, what's the point? This is a thread on a Costumimg board and everyone in this thread has been giving better costume movie alternatives to Beauty and the Beast, how's that 'a commercial'?

If there's no such thing as bad press, then why between Watson going on about muh feminisms and Disney going on about how the movie was totes banned from places because the b-line henchman was gay did the movie *still* manage to slip from the top three spot in like three weeks?

The movie sucked, died quickly in the public eye outside of us bitter costume nerds who are still salty that with all that Disney funding the costumes sucked so hard they screen printed embroidery onto their costumes, and hopefully people are starting to no longer see the Disney logo as a reason to excuse crappy films.

As for Audrey Hepburn movies, My Fair Lady is lolita esque in story, but if we're talking clothes, I'm torn between Funny Face and Roman Holiday for Hepburn's more EGL movie.

Also, how about Showtime's The Borgias? The costumes themselves may not be egl (though the first season palettes for Lucrezias are pure sweet, where the second season jewel tones are perfect for classic, and the third season metallics good for classic/aristo) but Lucrezias journey from gentle and pure to ruthless and cunning seem pretty tonally right.

Has anyone mentioned the German (and Takarazuka) musical Elisabeth? A story set around a royal woman driven to ennui by her pampered royal life and growing increasingly obsessed with the personification of death and her own fantasies of being Titania in a fairy world as well as the 'Death and the Maiden' storyline seems perf for EGL.

Also dresses like pictured.
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>>9526285
Suddenly that AatP print makes a whole lot more sense to me, thank you for pointing out that this musical exists!
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>>9525480
They probably laced her in too fast and too tight, and her job as an actress requires significant exertion on top of having to look perfect for the camera. Plus she was in an extremely conical corset, which is more restrictive and can be difficult to get used to for someone unexperienced with corsets. The key to corseting successfully and comfortably is time, which is something you never have on a movie set.
But Watson totally demonized corsets in her statements. I get that she was banking off of the criticism of Disney princess bodies and trying to contribute to the PR narrative of "feminist" and "real" princesses as empowering, but it came off as ill informed. I'm so sick of Disney trying to be "feminist" and catering to SJWs.
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It's good literature.
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>>9526371
Here it is, folks: the most obvious bait you'll ever see
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>>9526378
It's literally the namesake of the entire fashion.
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>>9526388
I know it's bait, but I'll address it since some newcomers might be interested: Good literature, yeah, but ironically Lolita is unrelated to the fashion and lifestyle as defined by the Japanese fashion and subculture Lolita.

It lacks any of the key icons of the major styles in egl fashion: opulence, elegance, cuteness, whimsicality, beauty contrasted with horror, fantasy, gothic imagery, or escapism.

Dolores is a regular girl her age, ironically enough nothing about Lolita (Dolores in the book) is Lolita (the Japanese style.) Dolores is a regular girl with regular clothes and a regular lifestyle, the book is not so much about her or anything particularly remarkable about her so much as it's about what obsession looks like through the eyes of an already deranged and sick man who justifies acts of increasing mania by trying to build up his pedophilic obsession into some kind of transcendental love. We use the term monster to see deranged people as inhuman, Nabokov used Lolita to show how a deranged person is not inhuman, but far more terrifyingly, how a deranged person is a human who twists logic and reality in order to justify their acts, no matter how horrific those acts may be.

Damn good reading, but not if you're looking to get lost in the EGL aesthetic. One of the best books I don't think I could ever read again.
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>>9526427
Since you actually seem like you know what you're talking about, why is the Japanese style called "lolita?" People stopped naming their children Lolita after that book came out, why did the Japanese embrace it? Or is it just the case of the same name being used for different things and it's all just a big coincidence?
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>>9526446
Nayrt but it's wasei eigo and doesn't have the same meaning as in the West. This is also pretty informative :
http://fyeahlolita.blogspot.nl/2013/11/why-is-lolita-called-lolita-does-lolita.html?m=1
Sage for OT
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>>9520249
>>9520346

the worst part was wondering where she lost her parasol. i would have been so pissed.
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>>9526446
Are you saying people used to name their children Lolita? I know people named Dolors and Dolores who had it as their nickname, but never though there are people who had Lolita as their official name.
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>>9527059
Nayrt but yes some girls do have Lolita as their given name. Honestly, connotations aside, it's a really cute name.
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>>9526371
It is pretty good, every lolita should read it, not because it's related to the fashion but for general culture.
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>>9525683
holy fuck yes
one of my all-time-favorite musicals and full of childhood nostalgia because my grandma used to sing "just you wait Henry Higgins" when I was being impatient
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>>9526285
>German (and Takarazuka) musical Elisabeth
come on, it's literally a musical about an Austrian empress and still people think it's German?

But you're right, it's excellent lolita material.
In general, I would recommend the 1950ies movies about Empress Elisabeth with Romy Schneider, they are called "Sissi" and feature amazing dresses, drama, romance and the struggles of a pampered country girl having to become the empress of an empire.
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>>9527149
Innocent world also designed a dress after Empress Sissi's hen's night dress, so even more lolita relevance
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>>9527149
Sissi is so good. I'd also suggest the movie Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti. Romy Schneider of Sissi reprises her role as Elizabeth, but she's a lot more worldy and jaded.
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>>9526427
I'd argue that it has a bit of
>beauty contrasted with horror
because of the beautiful prose used to describe despicable acts, but I agree it really has absolutely nothing to do with lolita the fashion.
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>>9526285
Lucrezia and Giulia's gowns were always A+. Renaissance inspired lolita needs to be a thing. Detachable sleeves, high waist, and chiffon blouses already exist. It'd only take a bit of tweaking to get there.
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>>9527161
ooh yes! Tortured, dramatic prince with a love for the opera and a tragic death - ideal lolita material
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I'm quite surprised no one has said Odin Sphere yet.
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Wadanohara wears sailor lolita, and is a cute game to boot.
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a really well done mini-series. The book is even better as far as story goes. If you like eerie faerie stuff, it's up your alley 100%.
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>>9527316
>cute game to boot
Until it takes a pretty drastic turn when your 75% through the story.
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>>9527316
Deep-Sea Prisoner has great character designs, lots of lolita elements. However I'll add to this anon that most of their work has graphic elements to it, so if you're going to play or read them, it'd be a good idea to read the content warnings.
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>>9527149
I thought the musical was German? But I'll one up you! Sissi wasn't German, but she wasn't Austrian either-- she was Bavarian. (Hapsburg nerdery time? Hapsburg nerdery time.)

I have to say I like the movie Ludwig better than I like Sissi the series. Sissi tried too hard to make the narcissistic and selfish, if indeed long suffering, Elisabeth into Cinderella.

What I love about Ludwig and the musical is they both point out the absurd hipocrisy of Sissi's deep infatuation with herself and her alleged suffering. While yes, rigors of court life sucked, and her mother in law was a pain, this was Europe leading up to World War One: you had wars, famines, brutal winters, people losing their families and children, and here was the Empress whining endlessly about how hard she had it.

And her lack of empathy didn't just cover her adopted homeland, either. She bitched and moaned about the unfairness of her mother in law raising Rudolph then when Franz Josef caved and gave Rudolph to Sissi, she couldn't have cared less for him. Sissi never cared much for Rudolph until after he'd died, when suddenly she became the grieving mother calling for her son, further playing into the narrative she'd constructed for herself as being the victim of the world.

Even her efforts with Hungary had more to do with her power struggle against Sofie than any kind of genuine empathy.

I swear, between Sissi of Austria and Alexandra of Russia, World War One can be quickly summarized as: when your mother tells you not to marry that crazy bitch, don't marry that crazy bitch.

So there's the contrast of opulence/beauty and degradation/horror that Dolores lacked. Sissi is for great EGL material. Momoko in SM really seemed to channel that a lot.
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>>9527409
I want to preface this post by saying I have never seen the source material for Elisabeth. It looks absolutely lovely, I take no offense to it, and I look forward to watching it. It does not detract or add to anything I have to say about Lolita.

However:

Lolita absolutely does degrade and offend. It takes a beautiful subject matter and degrades it, through the perspective of a warped, confused and mentally ill man. It inspires horror, through the eyes of that man. It absolutely is a subject of something more than just a regular novel, an ordinary novel. It is about an ordinary girl but the lenses through which she is seen means much more than just her ordinary presentation.

Again, not trying to detract from Elisabeth. I've never seen it so I have no idea how it contrasts with Lolita. Just saying that Lolita absolutely has horror and elements of degradation.
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>>9527454
>Lolita absolutely has horror and elements of degradation.

Absolutely, but a very different kind of horror.

Elisabeth, like EGL, focuses on a romanticized horror-- Elisabeth in the handsome personification of death via Der Todd, and EGL (specifically the gothic and guro subsects) through a likewise sanitized version of the macabre- clean skulls, paint made to look like blood, coffin imagery. The storybook idea of horror, "scary" looking but safe.

The horror in Lolita is the antithesis of this clean, romanticized idea of horror. I'd even argue that's the whole point. Humbert Humbert thinks he's a romantic and tells the audience he's a romantic while he's driving an underage girl around trashy places and raping her in shady motels.

He wants to believe and he wants the audience to believe this is romantic, larger than life, and ethereal- but in reality it is the bleakest kind of horror: a realistic horror. There is no romance there. This is humanity at its worst.

Let's say Hades and Persephone could be seen as romanticized horror- he steals her away into the night and kidnaps her into the land of the dead to make her his Queen. It's terrifying (she's taken to the land of the dead,) but the outlandishness and otherworldliness of it makes it safe, and therefore easy to romanticize. We cannot see humanity in Hades or Persephone because they're otherwordly beings in an otherworldly setting.

There is nothing safe or romanticized about Lolita because it is glaringly, terrifyingly realistic. People like Humbert Humbert don't think, "I'm going to do a horrible thing because I'm a horrible person," they think, "I am a good person, my acts are justified, it's society that's wrong because it can't understand me."

That bare faced realism is the antithesis of EGL as so much of EGL is based around escapism. What makes Lolita a remarkable book is that it's about a macabre truth anyone can recognise: not all monsters think they're monsters.
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>>9518020
NOOOOO wtf :(
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>>9527531
I completely agree with your point. The supernatural horror can be fascinating and beautiful, while the realistic horror with regular people who are not aware they are doing something wrong is frankly terrifying simply because it is so close to the truth.

That being said I keked pretty loud about your typo with "der Tod":
>the handsome personification of death via Der Todd
All I could see was pic related
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>>9527409
No, the musical was written and developed by the "Vereinigte Bühnen Wien", which makes it an entirely Austrian production. But you're completely right about Sissi being Bavarian! Which of course, from an Austrian point of view, makes her almost Austrian, as Bavarians are culturally and linguistically much closer to Austria than to the rest of Germany.

I too like the musical better, out of the same points you listed. The movies are visually beautiful and nice to watch, but they are glorifying Sissi to no end and don't deal with her really problematic character traits and decisions.
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>>9527589
I swear that Bavarian royal line was cursed. Was it Helene who had been sent to an asylum for health issues then died when the asylum had a faire to raise funds for the poor and caught fire? That whole family's story is nothing but the mixture of the beautiful and the morbid.

Also, since I'm guessing you're Austrian, I am d y i n g to get more of the northern romances but my German isn't there yet. Goethe's further works, Heinrich Heine's further works, and all I got is "Das kind drinkst wasser."

People talk a lot about Grimms fairy tales, but Grimms Fairytale are the absolute tip of the iceberg of northern folklore, especially in the Romantic period. Heine's De Allemagne, Goethe's Erlkonig, Johann Karl August Musaus' Der Geraubte Schleier, none have been translated to English and Duolingo has had me on "Er trinkst" and "Nein, bis morgen" for what feels like f o r e v e r.

All that wealth of Germanic literature, think Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrel times a thousand, and I can't access it /whinewhinewhine
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>>9527586
Me too, my friend, me too.

Todd means death, and they literally call him The Todd.

I've rewatched that show a million times and I still snicker that that's The Death. The only way it could have been better would be if it had been Doug that had been called The Todd when he was an intern.
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>>9527601
I didn't even know that about Helene! But I swear, the whole Habsburg family had the best drama. Modern tabloids are nothing on them.

Good luck with your German studies, anon! It's not an easy language to master but if you want to read the German masters in the original language, I guess that's a worthy and motivating goal. It was kinda like that for me when I started to seriously study English, I just wanted to read more literature that wasn't translated yet.
If I may recommend an author: Hermann Hesse. Most of his more popular novels have been translated and they are incredibly beautiful. "Narziss und Goldmund", as well as "Siddhartha" are my favorites.

Also, I found a pretty good translation of Goethe's Erlkönig! It's such a lovely poem
>germanstories.vcu.edu/goethe/erl_dual.html
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>>9527604
No, "Tod" means death, "Todd" is a horrible first name.

However, putting an article before "death" is a standard German thing. For instance, you wouldn't say "Death gets us all" but "The Death gets us all" in German. I never realized that this might sound weird to non-German speakers!
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This was in the Angelic Pretty mook that came with the SC tote, does anyone know what it is? It looks like a tv show/film/music video maybe? But I can't read Japanese
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>>9527659
It's about this show http://asianwiki.com/Mourning_Recipe

Fumi is one of the actresses and it seems like her character wears lolita.
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>>9527659
OT but that's one of the ugliest coords I've ever seen
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>>9527797
Do you ever look at lolita magazines?
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>>9511415
>Company of Wolves
>related titles
:thinking:
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>>9529854
Never heard of the last unicorn, it looks cute
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>>9530530
Read the book too! Its a very sort of tongue in cheek modern fairy tale (sort of like the Princess Bride) by Peter S. Beagle.
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>>9530530
You are missing out. It was one of my fav cartoons when I was a teen. The animation looks like both anime and a cartoon, pretty cool.
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>>9527321
Love this series!
Really dissatisfying ending though.
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>>9527145
That's so sweet anon! My Fair Lady is deffo my favorite musical hands down. My grandma was the one who took me to see it on stage when I was 8 so I also feel the nostalgia. I can never not associate her with it!




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