♥Hearts & Bows♥

Ask me anything   Heart attacks of cute, anime, candy, lolita, fashion, sweets, and goodies.

yes it’s been a while

Hi sweet peas! i know it’s been a while..

but if any of you have a DA, please check me out o 3 o

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— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#deviantart  #anime  #manga  #fanart  #update  #fairy kei  #cute  #kawaii  #japan  #art 

thunder-bunny:

My Little Pony Heart Shaped Character Necklaces || £9.00ea

These are so precious ; A ; Give them all to measdfgkhjkl

(via cultdoe)

— 1 year ago with 306 notes

thunder-bunny:

Alice Doll Print T-Shirts are fucking rad! Only $25

(Source: cultdoe)

— 1 year ago with 43 notes
Is PONY CANYON becoming a one-trick pony?

No pun intended. Anyway, this is mainly an editorial on my feelings on PONY CANYON and Kyoto Animation. Are they becoming one trick ponies? The reason I ask this is because PONY CANYON enjoyed huge success after the release of K-ON! K-ON!, although using a very moe, very cute style, drew in scores of fans with its sweet dialogue, lively  music, and slapstick comedy. After the completion of the K-ON! series, PONY CANYON enjoyed that success more with the release of a movie and OVA, as well as scores of merchandise that eager fans will lap up continually. 

Move forward 2-3 years. This anime season, a new show that is gaining popularity appeared called Tamako Market, released by, you guessed it, PONY CANYON and Kyoto Animation. Although certainly shorter in length and vastly different in story, Tamako Market copies K-ON!’s art style to an exact T. Is this a  bad thing? Not necessarily, but the fact that this is happening so close to K-ON!’s success makes one wonder if PONY and Kyoto are using this trick to garner huge legions of fans, or even replicate the success they enjoyed with their new baby, Tamako Market. Although this is a great marketing ploy (hey, it hooked me in), this could also mean that PONY and Kyoto may not care too much about story but instead use the art style to their advantage to garner fan loyalty. Although the art style from K-ON! is lovely, I fear this will just create cardboard cut out moe characters, flat storyline, and an anime that will fall onto the ever-growing moe dungheap that is anime today. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy moe and it is a fun thing, but I want to watch fresh, new stories and get excited about characters that engage me. And if we are going to be paying witness to clones of other animes’ success, I want no part in it. I’ll continue watching Tamako Market, only because I’m interested to see where they take the story, but as  of right now, what is the future for PONY? When K-ON was released this was a fresh style..but now that Tamako has come out, this could go in so many directions. The story could be fresh but ignored largely because of the art style (comparing Tamako’s characters to K-ON’s is already occurring) or the story will be flat and rely too much on the art style to gain merchandising, licensing, and support from loyal K-ON!! fans, as well as others that are hopping the moe bandwagon. Only time will tell. What are your thoughts? Was it a good idea to use K-ON!’s art style for Tamako Market? Let me know.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#anime  #K-ON!  #PONY CANYON  #Kyoto Animation  #japan  #animation  #editorial  #moe  #bandwagon 
DAILY UPDATE 07: CONTEST?!

Hey fellow lolis, I have a contest for you!! In the near future I will be posting a special picture with the Caption “Contest Ready.” What I want you to do is to REBLOG that picture, and follow me. 

All reblogs/follows will be recorded and at a cut off date I will stop taking contest entries and randomly pick a winner. The winner will win their choice between an Angelic Pretty British Ribbon Ring or an Angelic Pretty Dot Pretty Girl Hair Tie- Sax (links below).

I will then contact the winner via ask box and ask for contact details to send them the prize. 

However, I will not start the contest in the next couple of days without your interest, so please reblog this and/or ask box me. IF I garner enough interest, I will start the contest. <3 Hope you dearies think this is a great idea! :D

http://www.angelicpretty-usa.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=137&products_id=4522

http://www.angelicpretty-usa.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=136&products_id=3212

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#contest  #sweet lolita  #japan  #fashion  #angelic pretty  #kawaii  #cute 
Tari Tari

I’m watching this anime called Tari Tari on Hulu Plus :3 so cute!

— 1 year ago
#anime  #music  #japan  #kawaii