>>8651648 My college shuts down anything that isn't the norm, that's for sure. It's usually like that at schools with higher numbers in Greek life. Been here for three years and haven't met anyone with similar interests besides a few girls wearing cat ears with SNK backpacks.
SF state had a lot of lolitas and every other kind of creative dresser when I was there. So much so that lolita fashion looked "natural" and blended in with the rainbow of what everybody else was doing. People tried to stand out so much that even kinda cringe shit was tolerated. But I'm refering specifically to freshman/people who lived in the dorms. Commuters and upperclassmen (which is a huge overlap) wear san-fransisco-style trying by not trying normal clothes.
4chan keeps eating my posts so I hope this isn't here twice.
SF state freshman/people who live in the dorms (huge overlap) were very tolerant and eccentric with fashion. Lolitas just blended into the rainbow. Upperclassmen and commuters generally didn't give a fuck and wore trying-by-not-trying sf style. I was a freshman in 2010, so idk if this is still the case though.
>>8651722 >>8651733 I don't see a lot of lolitas here now but I also don't live on campus so maybe it's different in the dorms. I've seen maybe two people in casual lolita in the past year, and maybe a dozen others if that in other J-fashion. I do see a number of people with weeb keychains and T-shirts and bags and things, and the occasional person is cringey weeb clothes or SNK jackets or cat ears or something. The place is crawling with nerds, but most people wear normal clothes.
I haven't sought out any weeb clubs on campus or anything though so I don't know where the weebs congregate.
>>8651681 I go to SCAD. Animation is our largest major, it has twice as many students as the second most popular major. As a result, it is crawling with weebs. As for lolitas/jfash. I have seen two itas and one girl dressed nicely in an old-schoolish gothic coord. And one girl who may be attempting gal? I'm not sure.
>seen several posters for my school's anime club scattered around campus >usually notice students with various anime keychains on their bags >occasionally walk past someone watching anime on their laptop
>seen the anime club in full cosplay promoting their club outside food areas (they weren't bad, it was just weird to see outside of a con)
>wear an ambiguous powerlevel shirt once >girl in brightly-colored hair stares in awe and compliments it
>don't see much jfash or lolita >although I did pass a girl once who was wearing a full Bodyline coord
>go to a large but local convention >see way too many people with my school's shirt
I don't like it. These happened within the last.. 2 years or so? Although the ones at the top all happened last week.
I live/went to college in Connecticut and most of the weebs in the area were pretty entry-level, so they weren't really the kind I wanted to approach about anime. Some of them were ridiculously awkward for their age, like discussing Yu-Gi-Oh yaoi fanfictions in the school library or wearing an Akatsuki cloak on a near-daily basis. This is stuff I'd expect to see in high school and not college.
UNLV my friend. Half of our students came from the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese exchange program so we're full of weebs trying to soothe their yellow fever at the presence of their gods. We've got everything you wanted to leave behind in high school but with adults instead of children.
>>8652252 >>8652202 I go to UTEP op, lets be friends. Havnt checked for a fashion club but I'm a Lolita myself and happy with the local comm. The anime club is alright. They host and cohost a few cons and bunch of them meet on Tuesdays for a few hours hours and watch anime.
>>8651715 It's still better to find a good art school because even if the major is useless in the end, it's still a good idea to get the best education possible. If you go to a community college in some small hick town to major in art, you won't turn out as well as someone who went to SCAD. As you said, you'll most likely end up dirt poor either way, but the more talented you are, the more money you'll make.
I still don't have any respect for fine arts majors. At least major in graphic design or something. You'll still won't be rich but if you're good enough you can make up to 60k a year.
There's a girl at my school who wears cat ears and rainbow wigs daily and once told me that I look like Venus Angelic. I'm not even white... I've also seen a couple of other lolitas at my school but we mostly just wear normal clothes.
The Bay Area also has a pretty large fighting game community and SF State also has an arcade, so I bump into a log of fgc people on CalTrain or BART too. The fgc isn't really weeby but a lot of people in the fgc also watch anime or read manga.
University of Nevada has a pretty small scene, we have an anime club that does a little con in the science building and a lot of weebs are at the Japanese Summer Festival thing, last year I saw an Aoba cosplayer. Otherwise it's just run of the mill people in AOT or Akatsuki jackets and Black Butler shirts.
My Uni is super boring and normal. I get looked at weird when I wear anything colorful. My community college was great, though, and I saw another lolita there once before and complimented her. I think she was wearing an Infanta dress with kittens.
Carnegie Mellon has both a cosplay and lolita club, iirc. A lot of the Midwest cosplayers I know go to UMich, so I assume there's plenty there as well. IU also seems to have a fair number of cosplayers.
>>8655009 Ah I'm just starting out in lolita (but I've been lurking in online comms for over a year now). We should get coffee and pretend to be cute southern belles at the Gallery Expresso sometime, they have the most amazing chai latte that tastes like roses You doing any kind of cool coord for Halloween? I'm doing shironuri
>>8655052 Not sure if CMU has a lolita club, but there's definitely a cosplay club. The entire school is also generally dorky, if that's what you're looking for. This is one of the only campuses where showing my cosplay pictures automatically makes me cool to a sizable portion of the population.
I live in the deep south (hint: sec football, Greek life everywhere, etc) and there are a surprising number of weebs, nerds, and geeks. It's split between the Smash Bros Bros, the sticky laptop league players, he bearded guys who play magic, and the anime club which is apparently secret or something stupid. Someone invited me but I didn't want to go. Down south there's a lot of nerds that aren't really as open just because there aren't a massive amount, but there's still a decent number.
>>8651681 Was gonna say this. Was a Fine Arts major for awhile and it was filled with weabs. But nowadays you're probably gonna run into a lot of SJWs in the art programs and wherever the weabs are. Beware, anon.
I'm going into Games Design soon, anyone have experience with wearing lolita to an english college? I mostly plan to wear very casual clothes to college, well my sense of the word, I'll be wearing nice j-fash clothes but in a more casual tone, with toned down lolita coords.
Try local colleges and non-sportsy colleges. The kids in my university's nerd club are completely unable to hide their power level. I avoid associating them because they're known for being 80% furry and neckbeard. They're also known for harrassing women, moreso than the greeks. >mfw they're the biggest club on campus >mfw want to wear lolita but dont want to be lumped in with them and the campus' one ita
>>8652426 Ah, my hometown. Pinball Pete's is a magnet for weebs-- played DDR there often in my high school days. UM's a big enough school that I'm sure there's a good number of weebs just bc of the law of large numbers.
Any community college. Go in the lobby and there'll be a copious amount of neckbeards that play magic the gathering 24/7 and give you ass-kissing compliments if you wear something other than a sweaty anime shirt.
>>8655619 Ha I applied there, got accepted, and visited several times. In the end it narrowed it down to RIT and SCAD, ended up at SCAD. I have several friends at RIT, can confirm it's weeb infested >>8655213 Sent you a friend request on Skype with a message that says "hello seagull" or something like that
>>8651648 Columbia College Chicago. I've seen a lone lolita and I'm absolutely positive some students lurk this thread or 4chan in general. Every day is like a con minus the cosplay due to all the blue, pink and silver hair followed by nerdy shirts, bags and general gear. In fact, not having colored hair and looking "normal" seems to be part of the lesser student body.
>>8653946 SBU is weeb central. They have the heavy influx of international students who weeb harder than your average acne covered white kid, and the long legacy of the Science Fiction Forum.
I majored in comp sci, and the major was littered in dork spaghetti. I-Con was pretty sweet though, until it got canned when all the construction happened. (Off topic, but fuck LI-Con.)
>>8655115 I hope you enjoy spending 5 years there. SBU screws over all transfers because it's become so overcrowded. God help you if you wanna go into comp sci.
>>8655176 Anon speaks the truth, >>8655422. SBU has become too popular. Between the pre-med program and comp sci, and the cheap cost of state tuition, it's become so overcrowded. Limited dorming, overcrowded classes that still fill up quickly, eternal construction, impersonal campus, shitty location. It's such a great bargain though, I graduated with no debt.
>>8655802 I go to FIDM. There's the girl I mentioned earlier but other than that I haven't met any weebs yet. Most of my friends wear alt fashion and jfash outside of school though.
>>8655447 I'm surprised you haven't seen any weebs. A handful of weeby kids I met in high school go there, but they're like legitimate "JAPAN IS TEH BESTEST!!! XD" weebs who call themselves weeb trash.
>>8656341 Is it really? All the people I know who went there were dudebros who couldn't wait to smoke weed legally and join a frat so that's my impression of Boulder. Although one of them does play Dynasty Warriors if that counts towards anything...
>>8656447 Im taking a quick break to take care of family, anon. >>8656691 As I said, I don't actually attend it. I know a student whose told me the are quite a few weebs, and a lot of people who live in Boulder are closet otaku.
Saw one ita my first week around campus, but everything's so diluted with hipsters to find anyone else. Apparently the anime club is pretty weeby, and the only other anime fans I've found so far have been pretty cringe.
>>8652037 UC Irvine is a school I'd love to go to after I finish up at CC, does anyone have nice lolita stories? >mitsuwa, daiso, cute cafes, big green trees, beautiful everything, disneyland is sort of close >day/weekend trips to SF >hoping that there's other lolitas my age that appreciate a cute lifestyle as well (my comm is sparse and seems to be just 25+ year olds who only dress for cons and meets and are always OTT) >actual asian community and culture >just so damn expensive I'd have to take a loan out to go, but it would only be 2 years and I'm going to college for free and saving (or trying to) now. Please sway me.
At my university there's a Japan club and then there's a nerd club. The nerd club plays magic and yugioh the whole time and Japan club watches anime and has this horribly boring professor try to teach Japanese. Most of them are sperglords so I avoid them at all costs. The cool people all graduated. Not a single one wears jfashion. Other than that I've seen people wearing those itachi from naruto robes and girls decked out in sailor moon or pokemon gear.
i go to a small art school in oakland/sf and i've been finding a lot of people who like anime, but still seem to hide it a bit. there is one girl who dresses in very simple lolita coords daily, but i've only seen her once or twice. emailed the aime club, but i think it disbanded when the main members left.
>>8656141 Several lolitas from Chicago comm go there, along with UIC, and a few at University of Chicago. I'm not site how many people would wear it to class considering the amount of time it takes to get ready, but kudos to whoever does it and doesn't care about the stares!
>>8667037 Oh cool! There's several lolitas on campus. The girl I mentioned is a sophomore in the fashion department. I've heard of a gothic lolita wandering the Oakland campus. I think there might be some that are international lolitas and so they won't talk to you. What's your major?
Back when i was at uni I heard that the UC Davis club boasted over 300 reg members a couple years back, I believe that they had a good connection with the student union but that is not a direct correlation. But yea, any college or uni in socal and norcal has tons of anime fans.
Any lolitas/seagulls at NYU? I feel like they're definitely around somewhere. It's a massive school, I can't be the only one. Though, I haven't worn it really around to classes or anything.
Does anyone actually wear full coords to class? I think it's too much of a hassle, especially being in the city, getting to packed classes and such. I see girls posting outfits that they wear to class, but how common is this exactly?
I go to Miami University in Ohio. It is kind of nice because we have a huge Greek population which regulates the school harshly. It sounds like a bad thing, but because of that the only weebs I met have been in a Japanese class and they were polite and normal people. They could talk about anime and Japanese culture separately. Nice people all around. No J-fashion though, which sucks. Everyone dresses the same here more or less so that is the cost, I guess.
>>8670221 Miami-Ohio is considered a preppy school. People dress well considering a large number of their out of state students are from the Northeast. However, jfashion would probably not be considered preppy.
>>8670186 I mean, you would think there would be more weirdly dressed people down here. The village can be a very weird place. I could understand it not being around the upper west side, thats a bit of a more "normie" area.
The other day I did see two lolitas in the NR station by me, one was kind of otome-ish, the other was in a full coord in some Baby print whos name I can't remember. I would have said something to them, but I was all the way across the platform and it would have been weird.
>>8670231 Yeah, not saying I am surprised with this development. They wear clothes more expensive than my monthly rent on a daily basis. Just a note on the scene. I am kind of happy anyone on here even knows what the school is, though.
>>8655446 Oh I've heard they are weird. One of my friends is in it, and I had another friend that belonged to the Anime club. Apparently the Anime Club always talked about how cult-like Cepheid Variable is. However they do put on the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I think they are in chagre of the Aggie Con.
>>8670299 There were a few oddballs here and there, but I only ever went to the manga bit so I can't say for the entire club. The cult chatter is true, it was the older members' favorite past time and I had many earfuls of it. I regret never going to a CV meeting to have stories of my own to tell. And yes, they do run Aggie Con.
I went to UC Irvine until very recently as a computer science major and I'm just going to tell you straight up you are going to absolutely despise your classmates and it's not that much of a weeab school despite having so many asians (specifically first-generation mainland Chinese and some Koreans, who tend to despise Japan)
However there was a woman in my classes who walked around campus in full lolita get-up in the midst of warm spring and summer weather and pulled it off really well. I just had to stop her and tell her she looks amazing but she was full of spaghetti and not talkative in the least.
Also the game dev club is full of the most talentless hack straight-up autists (and not in a good, productive, dwarf fortress/ulilililia sort of way)
expect fuckshit asshole extremely racist students who will be very openly rude and uncooperative to you at all times and to throw you under the bus in group assignments while those whose faces you don't even recognize will see you in the lab and straight up ask for answers to assignments while pretending to be your long-time friends
>>8670864 >Also the game dev club is full of the most talentless hack straight-up autists I'm talking Chris-chan tier autism. Lots of people with backpacks with shit ton of brony/anime/whovian/whatever buttons attached and a kid who wore red running shoes and ran to and from various locations on campus just like Sonic with arms at his side
Also sincere SJW trigger warning and "safe space" bullshit but I guess a lot of campuses are like that nowadays. I got out right about when they started bringing out straight-up racial segregation which absolutely did not sit well with me (I'm half black)
I'm at Cal Poly Pomona about half an hour from Los Angeles, and the anime club is terrible. As far as weebs on campus the usual smattering of snk shirts, but I'd say the bulk is contained in the club of 30 or so people. If there are more on campus, they're keeping their power levels well hidden.
As for lolitas, I saw a girl wearing what looked like a lolita print skirt (something with piano keys, looked kind of bodyline-ish), but that was it. I've never seen anyone else wearing the fashion on campus.
i.e., put all the "people of color", as they call us, into their own little sequestered box away from everybody else. Ostensibly for our own good. East asians (the majority of the student body) were 50/50 on being considered "of color" or not.
It's the most condescending, fucktarded, hypocritical bullshit ever and I couldn't fucking believe they were actually treating 2.5% of the student body like that.
Also a chris-chan tier violent tranny that meowed at me while I was working in the lab, but I guess that's the shit I get to put up with for going with computer science. My housemate was into "social ecology and psychology" and was a total normalfag bro and couldn't tolerate my bullshit either (being completely and utterly uninterested in his taste in everything but not really having anything against him)
>>8670901 I went to Cal State San Bernardino and was friends with some people in the anime club. They networked with other anime clubs, including Cal Poly Pomona's. I do remember they were notoriously the worst one they contacted. Full of smelly, fat, and awkward guys and barely any girls. I also heard CSULB had a maid cafe which sounds cringey.
When I was at CSUSB, there was one other lolita that I knew, but neither of us wore lolita on campus. Otherwise the school is filled with people into mainstream stuff.
>>8670299 > always talked about how cult-like Cepheid Variable is Universities are full of cults or culty groups.
Mine had "safe space" meetings at an unspecified location and time with strict ground rules for privacy, ostensibly for the protection of questioning or closeted students (which was bullshit everybody fucking knew who the campus trannies were) and to discourage victims from blowing the whistle on the sexual predators that ran it who had a thing for vulnerable transgirls and refused to take "No" for an answer despite paying a shit ton of lip service about "rape culture" and how important consent is.
>>8663957 Your academic reasons should probably out-weigh your weeb reasons, especially because your weeb reasons can be feasibly met by almost any other UC/CSU closer to either SF or LA.
Like that other anon said, the weeb culture isnt particularly huge in UC Irvine despite all the Asians. I feel like UCI has a lot more baby girls/ricers than nerd Asians, and all the nerd Asians are like engineers instead of weebs
>>8669767 >>8670186 >>8670233 My friend had a lolita in her dorm a few years ago who I actually happened to buy something from around that time, which is how we found out. I don't know about these days, though.
Lolitas hang out in the village/soho all the time though? I definitely hang around there the most. We're around it's just a needle in a haystack kind of thing.
Anytime I see lolitas when I'm not wearing it though I feel weird to just walk up and say something though, so I get it.
Any lolitas/people who dress in jfash (or even cosplayers) in Savannah who wanna hang out on Halloween? I'm going to SCAD and dressing in shironuri for halloween and the only lolitas I've seen here were itas, with the exception of one old-schoolish lolita who doesn't seem to even live near my dorm. I just want someone else who's dressed up to hang out with on Halloween so I'm not dressed up and aimlessly wandering around.
>>8672855 We are. I mean everyone's pretty nice even the badly dressed ones. I don't go to meets but I'll go if the anon looking to hang out isn't also badly dressed. There's also just a general fall meet up coming up.
>>8672903 Also, I saw this random person dressed up in lolita/shirounuri who looked like a mime but was just standing around with a parasol not moving panhandling downtown. Please don't let that be you anon because that was cringy as fuck. I walked past just staring and a homeless guy stopped me and said "You see that over there? Please don't ever become like that girl over there".
>>8672855 >>8672903 They are but I'm not gonna be wearing lolita so I feel it would be inappropriate to show up to my first meet dressed in something that is not lolita. And it's at night and I'm looking for something to do during the day. I will be at SCAD's masquerade though
>>8651648 So far I've seen a group of 5-7 friends who are clearly weebs, but they stay out of trouble and theres no sign of an anime club, so I think I'm safe. I saw this one girl in a salo in August, but I haven't seen her since.
They've got some socially awkward members, but a majority of the people that participate in the club's activities are really trying hard to break the "kneckbeard/fedora"stereotypes associated with most animne clubs. They kick out creepers from what I've seen.
>>8664008 If you're willing to call out people on their bullshit, the club is great. They do a free trip to SakuraCon every year, and have a community cosplay sewing machine. Give them a shot in Winter!
I've seen a few roaming lolis at University of Washington Seattle. A LOT of SnK backpacks and shirts. Yesterday I saw what looked like casual cosplayers or J-Fashionistas at a thrift shop/ UW also has an anime club, a cosplay club, a fashion club and 2 other Japan-related clubs so it's a pretty great place to be a dork
>>8651664 Well, the social environment is also important, and if you're looking at two or three schools that all look equally good academically, you might as well choose from the one with the best social environment. >tfw there's only 8 universities in my country and only two of them are relevant for what I want to study
>>8670901 I actually attend Cal Poly Pomona and it's my last quarter there. I signed up for the anime club my freshman year but never attended any meetings, and after hearing all this (which I suspected was true), it makes me happy I never got involved with them. There was this one overweight weeb girl in my Math class 2 years ago that hangs out at the "nerd corner" by the Panda Express in the food court that I heard has extreme anger issues.
I'm a landscape architecture major, so I don't really leave my studio unless I'm getting something to eat. In my year I was considered the weeb since no one else was into anime.
>>8655447 I'm at the private near sj state. Generally no one here is into looking different, so even though a lot of people are into anime etc, the only people I see in jfash are the actual Japanese exchange students.
a large portion of the pittsburgh comm goes to the university of pittsburgh? I don't go to school there but live in the area and just walking around i've seen a handful of people dressed from weeby to actually nice jfash
I went to Towson U. in Maryland and I never saw Lolitas, there but there were tons of weebs/nerds. I was an art major but even outside of the art building I saw them, a group of them always congregated in this one dining area. I wonder if they still do.......
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