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Post by Elliot Sunderland on Apr 1, 2020 17:03:51 GMT
Sorry if this is, like, out of the blue or anything. But you seemed really stressed in your last blog post. Like, really, really, really stressed. And I know PNG's songs have gotten me smiling through some stressful and lonely times lately. So maybe it's silly but I figured I'd just try and check in to return the favor. You know. If it's okay.
I guess I just wanted to say its okay. Like, all of this. Okay, so none of it's okay. In fact a lot of it's really, really not okay. But the way you feel about it all is still valid, you know? I mean, who could blame you? It sounds like you've seriously been through a lot. And its okay if you need to get that all off your back. I'm impressed you're still focusing on the group with all of that weighing on you! Its really brave. When I'm feeling down sometimes I just become, like. A lump. And you're still doing all this cool stuff for people. I mean, don't feel like you have to just for other people, but if its making you happy and helping you feel less stressed? Then that's great!
I hope today's a nicer day for you. Keep hanging in there, okay? And if you can't, no pressure. Pretty sure we all have days where we can't.
Post by Arietta Ostinato on Apr 2, 2020 5:07:20 GMT
Hi there, Elliot!
I appreciate the message, thanks for reaching out, it's always great to hear from fans! 😊😊😊 It's really sweet of you to check in. You guys don't even know the half of the stuff going on and I don't really wanna involve you guys in all the chaos going on, arceus knows it could make everything worse. 🙃😑 And it's great to hear our music's been able to help you through tough times!! 🎶💗Hopefully with our new songs releasing soon you'll have more tunes able to cheer you up! 😁
And I mean the group is my main focus like, 90% of the time at least, and when i'm not with them i'm working on dancing and teaching others, it's defo something that makes me feel better! 💃💃💃 Life can be shit and right now it is- sorry I shouldn't swear oh my arceus I don't even know if you're like a minor or something. 🤭 Anyway! It's less brave and more busying myself so I can ignore the chaos for a while. 🥺
Again, Thanks for reaching out! 🙏❤️🙏Today will be a nice day I hope, taking Aumia out to the beach since she wants to do some cute lil' fashion shots with her new bows, the cheeky lil' girl. I hope you have a good day too!
Oh! And for messaging me how would you like 30% off on the online merch store?? Your message made me smile so like it's more of a thank you than anything, whaddya say?
Post by Elliot Sunderland on Apr 2, 2020 12:45:07 GMT
Aw, thank you! I'm really glad that reaching out could help a little, even just a tiny bit. I wish I could help out more and hear what's got you worried, but I also know that you guys are already probably dealing with a lot when it comes to nosy fans as is. And interviewers. Especially the bad ones. So I totally get it if you don't want to have to deal with that again, especially over text. Still, hope it helps knows there are people out there who'd totally listen if they could!
Hey, don't worry about the swearing xD My brother's been cursing up a storm long as I can remember, so I'm used to it by now. It's a heck of a funny mental image, but hey. I bet you don't usually have a lot of chances to say 'shit', you know? So you should take it while you can. Dance class sounds really cool, by the way! I'm glad you've got something nice, constructive, and helpful to get you through all this mess.
That photoshoot sounds so adorable! Think I could see when you're done? I mean, you're probably going to post it somewhere anyway, or ship it to a magazine, so on second thought I could probably see there. Still, Aumia's so cute! I've got a Dedenne too, named Joule. She's the first Pokemon I caught after starting my journey. She's a little on the older side, but that doesn't make her any less important of a teammate. I owe her big time for helping me get my starter out of her shell. She's a really good caretaker and guide, too. I'd totally be lost without her.
Oh man, 30% off? That's one heck of a deal! I should get another box of the bandages. You wouldn't believe how many people I've helped with them already. And I could probably use a new hoodie, since mine old one's spoken for now. Aw, darn, I wish I knew about this when my walking stick got blown up. Though I don't think those are really options on the merch store, huh? Ah well, this point just brainstorming out loud. Still, you can bet I'll take that deal!
And, uh, maybe this sounds silly but thanks for writing back. The fact that I could make even a little bit of help really made my day.
Post by Arietta Ostinato on Apr 2, 2020 15:41:30 GMT
Thanks for writing back again, Elliot!
Yeah we've had some bad interviewers lately 😓🙄- if you saw my latest spread in one of the local teen magazines one of the reporters actually broke the law by breaching contract which wasn't fun! I'm afraid I can't tell you too much😶😶😶 and I hope you understand, i'm already in enough trouble with my girls as it is haha. But again I appreciate it. 🤗
I actually swear a little bit behind camera, but don't tell anybody! 🤣🤣 I've got a bad sailor mouth when i'm frustrated or annoyed, probably a bit like your bro! He sounds like a fun dude. And yeah!! Super healthy, spending all my time focusing on dance and nothing else, nothing can go wrong. 😊
The pics'll be all over social media hopefully once they're done!! I could send some behind the pic photos that I was planning on sending one of the stan accounts... would you be interested in some of those? And AAAAAA 😵😀 you have a dedenne too!??? Aren't they the cutest little things ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️?? Your Joule sounds suuuper cute I love her already- it's a her right?
Oh??? You like the bandages?? 😇 ✨I'm glad, their sales haven't been doing too good, from what i've heard. Allthough i'm not really in charge of all that stuff so I wouldn't know. And omg yeah the hoodies are super cute i'd reccomend getting them, and the t-shirts!! And the dance totes!!
But yeah, the code for the deal is: GH83M-29FK
Use wisely, as it's a one-time enter deal. Once it's been put in in the checkout it can't be used again!
And aww, no worries! I'm glad to hear i've brightened your day. I'm always active on my socials if you need to tweet me or say anything, oh and i'm always open for dance tips!! ✨✨✨
Post by Elliot Sunderland on Apr 2, 2020 16:14:55 GMT
Good news, the merch already came! Totally got jumpscared by the post-Abra, but it was worth it. Thanks a ton for the code! Bad news, Murex may've taken over the box to serve as a second shell.
A picture was attached of a Shellder peeking out of a smiling cardboard box. Its tongue lolled out curiously, but it seemed quite content with its current circumstance.
The hoodie fits great, and I can't wait to try out the rest of the clothes. Made sure to get a tote, some bandages, and a poster or two, too. No sense missing out on these savings! I also got a few plushies for the team. Echo loves 'em, although I don't think she gets that they aren't tiny Pokemon yet. She keeps on trying to talk to them. It's adorable.
Another picture, this one of a Ralts tilting her head in confusion as she looked between Joule and a stuffed Aumia. Joule was trying so hard to contain her laughter.
Don't worry, I understand. Wouldn't want to get you in trouble with the others, after all. Even though so far, they all seem really nice! I actually met two of them on Route 2. They were both really kind. Helpful, too. I still totally owe Levy a favor for helping me get through the route in the first place.
My bro? Oh, he's the best. Seems like kind of a grump, but trust me. He's a total softie, and always does his best to be there for me. Even if he's hilarious when flustered. Like, trust me. Its so hard not to laugh. I really miss him, but sometimes that's the way a journey goes, you know? I'm hoping when I finally do come back home, I'll've made him proud.
Dedenne are the cutest things! Though honestly, all my Pokemon've been way too cute so far. It's one thing seeing them on TV, or playing with another's. But having your own is just another level entirely, you know? Knowing something so small, trusting, and cute's doing its best for you, and you're doing your best for it . . . it's so heartwarming. Heck, I feel bad whenever I have to put them back in their Pokeballs! I'd love to see some behind the scenes photos of the shoot, by the way. Thank you so much!
I'll make sure to shoot you a line if there's ever anything I want to talk about. And, okay, maybe this is really, really silly, but you can do the same to me anytime. I know I can't even begin to hear the long and short of it, but I'm always happy to make little differences where I can.
Make sure you do something nice for you, too, okay? I know putting 100% of yourself into something is rewarding for people, but it must be so tiring, too. You should totally, like. Take a walk on the beach. Or eat a bunch of ice cream. Or go to someone else's concert in disguise, just to see what it's like. Have an Arietta day, you know?
Oh, but I'm rambling now. Gonna cut this email off before it gets too dang long. Seeya!
Post by Arietta Ostinato on Apr 9, 2020 9:12:02 GMT
Hello again, Elliot!
I'm glad the merch came already! 😜That picture is insanely cute, the box words wonders as a new shell!! And aaaaaaah that Aumia plush!!! I'm dying over here it's so cute, i'm so glad you were able to get alot, as a band member I super appreciate all the support. 😊❤️❤️Your Dedenne is insanely cute! I just showed Mi-Mi the pic and she snickered a little! I love her so much. 🥰
And woahwoahwoah, you met some of the girls? 😮 Really? What luck! I'm glad you're able to meet them and im sure you look up to them. And nooo, you don't owe anybody! I'm sure Levy did it out of the kindness in her heart, don't think you owe us anything, your continued support is surely enough. 🤗🤗
And yeah, I can't not have pokemon out these days 😓, they're so cute and such a comfort esp during troubling times! I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to keep them out like, all the time! But yeah, again it's all cool. I can show you a sneak peak of Mia's new 🎀 if you want!
[ a video is attatched with some kind of slight lilac filter of the top of Aumia in frame, slightly to the side, her tail flicking back and forth with a bow attatched to the base, big bold and bright, with a cute little strawberry in the centre. it seems to only go for two seconds before cutting off abruptly. there's giggling from arietta in the background ]
But thanks! 🙏🏽 of course again i won't go off to you but i appreciate it. and nah, it's not tiring! for me when i'm in a mood getting energy out and filling up my schedule is what helps, dancing 💃🏼, doing my thing, the whole lot. although... that concert disguise 🧛♀️🕵️♀️🧚♀️ thing does totally sound tempting!
Please don't worry about rambling, I do it a whole bunch. I hope you enjoy your day! 😁
Post by Elliot Sunderland on Apr 9, 2020 18:00:50 GMT
Thanks! I told Murex you thought the look worked for her and she totally got all blushy. Which is hilarious when you consider her face is usually, like. Pretty much a void. I didn't even know Shellder could blush! And I'm glad you like all the pics. If they brighten someone's day then they did their job, y'know?
I did meet some of the girls, yep! Not just met, too. I flat out went on a little journey with Levy, and I got to see some of Elise's contest practice. Not, like, on purpose or anything. Kinda just wandered over to see what was going on because suddenly Route 2 was full of glittery pink explosions. But, hey, she was cool about it and let me check 'em out! Even encouraged me to check out the Spring Fling so I could finally see what a contest was like in person.
And heh, yeah, guilty as charged. Levy especially. Even the whole famous idol thing aside her stream and cosplaying were always really inspirational to me. They're a big part of why I've even been doing my own. Oh no, but please don't tell her that! I'd be way too embarrassed if she found out. My setup's, like, in the stone age compared to hers.
Mia's new bow is super cute! I should totally get more accessories like that for my Pokemon. I just checked to see if I have any but
Now what could be the cause of this mysterious keysmashing? A gallery of attached pictures may have been a hint of the source; Echo had gotten onto Elliot's laptop! At first she was just typing away, but as the picture roll went on she realized she was taking a ton of webcam selfies of herself. Almost like frames from a stop motion animation she looked up, the last few pictures depicting her laughing and smiling as she realized what she was doing.
Well, that explained why this email was sent at 4 AM, at least.
Post by Arietta Ostinato on Apr 16, 2020 6:02:56 GMT
[ a new email is sent ]
Just a little bit concerned! 🙃 Were you hacked at all- by your own pokemon? A heap of your last email was like- well I couldn't understand it. 🕵️♂️🕵️♂️🕵️♂️
Also on the note of my girls, i'm glad you met them! They're truly amazing and i'm glad they've had positive influence on you! But... yeah- back to the topic of the photos that lagged out my comp and the text spam?? You haven't been like hacked-hacked right? Do I need to change my passwords??? 😅
Post by Elliot Sunderland on Apr 16, 2020 16:40:44 GMT
Sorry about that! I was totally gonna finish that email in the morning, but I forgot to log my computer off for the night. Echo must've popped it open and decided to try playing with it for a bit. I don't even think she knows how to spell yet, honestly. But I think instead of trying, she just kinda slapped the keyboard a bunch. Sorry again if all of that spooked you!
You should be fine, though, unless you leave your computer lying around in front of her. But I don't even know if Echo could turn on a toaster, let alone hack a computer. So no worries!
Echo wanted me to write you again. She wanted me to make it clear that she is perfectly capable of turning on a toaster. I think she's gonna keep standing next to the toaster and grumping at me until she sees me send it, so, here you go!
Hope you've been having a better morning today, at least! Guessing you've got another big ol' packed Arietta schedule set up?
Post by Arietta Ostinato on May 8, 2020 12:10:32 GMT
Thats alright! 😃👍 Just confused me is all, I was totally ready to mark the whole sender email as spam and call it a day and stuff, but glad to know your pokemons having fun! And ah, I see about the toaster thing! Good on Echo! I don't let Aumia around too many of my electricals, being an electric type and all she managed to fry my laptop when she saw a fan email me a pic of me and an ex together 😬 that theyd seen at some restruant or something, followed by some crazy speculation that lead to a block.
😅😅 Don't ever do that. I swear the pic was photoshopped. I'm totally having a better morning, and yeah i'm super busy, choreography, dance class, teaching my pokemon to dance, all that fun stuff! ✨✨✨✨✨
Post by Elliot Sunderland on May 9, 2020 0:40:34 GMT
Joule's actually really good with my electronics, believe it or not! Even if sometimes she can be a little too sweet for her own good. She doesn't gotta use signals to turn my alarm off for me! I know it's early, but I need it so I don't sleep all day like a lazy butt!
And ugh, I know what you mean. I mean, obviously not the way you do. I don't have PR and fans and all that stuff to worry about. I also kinda don't have any exes to worry about, either? But, still, mistaken relationship stuff can def get hectic. Elise thought I was engaged to Levy and let me tell you, that was one awkward brunch! I think she also thinks I'm a runaway orphan prince from Orre but that's a whole other story.
Anyway, glad your dancing's been so fun for you today! What kinda choreography are you working on?
Post by Arietta Ostinato on May 16, 2020 11:55:00 GMT
Aaaaaah. I don't think it's super lazy to sleep all day! Sometimes people just need to charge their batteries or can be super drained! But yeah, Dedenne's are just sooo good 🥰. I love them. I love all electric ⚡⚡⚡ types, they've stolen my heart, i'm content.
CAN YOU HOLD UP FOR A SEC 😲😨🤯😱
okay okay okay
Let me get this straight. You're engaged to Levy? 😕🤔 Or, wait, not engaged. I thought you and Levy only like, met on a route or something? 🙉 Why would Ellie believe you were engaged? And a runaway prince? From Orre? 🧐🧐🧐🧐 I feel like there's so much you're not tellling me about this and I swear i'm like five seconds from messaging Ellie so I can actually understand what i'm reading. 📱📱 We can talk about my choreography later.
Post by Elliot Sunderland on May 16, 2020 17:01:49 GMT
Honestly, I was as confused as you were! But I promise, it's nothing like that. That said, gonna have to kinda get into detail to explain it all, so. Sorry if I'm rambling!
Also, please don't tell anyone about this. I haven't been doing a really good job of keeping it secret, but I've never put all this in writing before. So I'd really, really rather nobody else sees it.
So, basically, great as family is they can be a little overprotective. Like, a little very overprotective. Maybe it's because of the leg thing, or mom and dad's divorce, or the whole alien invasion a few years back. But it was getting to the point where it was years after I was hoping to start on my journey, and still nothing. So I did something stupid and irresponsible and I kinda ran away from home? Don't get me wrong though. It totally could've gone wrong. Or been really dumb and dangerous. And it's been hard in some ways. But it's also been maybe the best decision I ever made.
Anyway, after Levy and I got through the route (And let me tell you, there's a reason I said I owed her for it. Things got really hectic, really fast!), she asked me about my living situation. I tried to tell her it was no big deal, but she insisted, and so long story short we ended up rooming together. But it's not an engagement or anything like that! If anything, she's like the cool big sis I never had.
Then I offhandedly mentioned everything I typed up here to Elise, since she asked me what my family's like, and she totally jumped to the wrong conclusion about it. But it's cool! We sorted everything out! And I don't know if she, like, really thought I was a runaway prince from Orre thing or anything. But that's, like, the only way to describe the "what are you" look she was giving me. I think by now she's figured out I'm just an Elliot though, nothing strange or fancy like that.
So, yeah. There's the downlow. No secret engagements. No princes from another land. Nothing chaotic happening behind your back. Just some dumb runaway shown kindness by a really good friend.
Post by Arietta Ostinato on May 29, 2020 9:48:38 GMT
Holy 👏 shit?? No seriously holy fucking shit, mind my language! 😬😬 Uhm- yeah that's a lot dude. 🏃♀️ing away?? I know way too much about that and stuff like that going wrong but I mean good for you and going through with it. But... you're... living with Levy❓ She's not like, taking advantage of you being a fan right??? 🤩 Right??? Because like- it doesn't sound like you've known her long and sure I get the sentiment of not wanting somebody on the streets or in the pokecentre but??? uHHH?? 😕
No wonder Ellie thought you were a runaway prince! 👑 It's all so bizzarrrreely far fetched it sounds super crazy. idk. Legit can't wrap 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 (get it, wrap = snake ahaha) my head around it. Guess this means you might actually meet me one day, huh? 🤭 Arceus, that's wild. I'm sorry for my delayed response, life has been hectic!
And you guys are just friends, yeah? This is like. Weird. 🙃 But, not a bad weird, just a i'm confused kinda weird. So you've met Ellie, and Levy... none of the other girls, right? Because that's like, super rare! 😋😋 Like you're collecting the PNG official trading cards 🃏🎴 and bringing them to life!!
Post by Elliot Sunderland on May 30, 2020 0:27:29 GMT
I know! Super weird, right? If anything I always thought by big bro would've run away from home way before I ever did. But, here we are, and its somehow been the best decision of my life? Every day's had new friends, new stories, new hopes, new dreams. And I get the feeling I've only seen the tip of the iceberg's got to offer. I know, I know. There are totally a lot of ways it can go wrong, and there've already been some scary moments. But I think I really needed to do this, even if just a little while, and I'm excited to see where it takes me next.
Huh? Oh nononononono! Lev'd never take advantage of me! In fact, I think if anything I wish she'd let me do more to help out around the house. Most I can do is help out a little with the cooking and cleaning. I tried to offer to pay rent but she told me to keep it. So she's, like. Really adamant on not ripping me off or taking advantage of me or anything. It's sweet, even if I feel like kind of a butt for getting such an easy ride.
And yeah, just friends! Though if you ask me, she's already been like a big sis to me in the few days we've spent together. It's really comforting in a way, knowing I can fall back on and depend on someone who cares about me. I was always really close with my big bro like that, and while it's not the same living with Levy it's still every bit as nice and comfy.
Sorry this has all been so much to wrap your head around. But meeting you'd be really cool too! If, like, you want to and all that. I know you guys aren't some collectible item. You're people with your own lives, schedules, and wants. You don't gotta meet up with me just to help me check off some imaginary list. But if you ever did feel up for it, I'd love to hang!
Post by Arietta Ostinato on Jun 3, 2020 10:53:13 GMT
I'm suuuuper glad it worked out for you, at least! 😁😊🤗 If you reckon it's right. and your gut's telling you it's right, it's probably right. 😄✔️ Hopefully you can keep enjoying life and stuff! 🌇🎉🎉 If you haven't already, some fun day trips for you could be the botanical gardens in Birch? 💐🌷🌹 Or like, honestly have you ever been to an amusement park by yourself??? 🤹🏾♂️ I feel you could super enjoy it, esp by yourself! Or maybe with friends idk, parents are like super strict about what rides you can go on.
Also, super happy to hear about your living sitch, still kinda feels iffy 😅 but if you're telling me it's all good and Levy, not that she'd ever do anything, is being a peach 👌 then like, it's not up to me to decide if it's good or not, yknow? 🤗🤗 If you feel comfy and view her as a big sis, then all for it. You can be my spy and make sure she's actually practicing her dancing 👯♀️, aha!
I mean life's been... a lot lately 🤷♀️, if you've read up on the blog. I still go out for practicing and dancing but that's about it. I don't think i'd be able to organise like a meet up with you 👎👎, but you could always come wacth one of my dance recitals? Idk. Cal and Mi-Mi, arceus even my parents are super iffy about me leaving the house and stuff, esp after like the ferry incident ⚓️🙌😭 so like, yeahh.
Post by Elliot Sunderland on Jun 3, 2020 23:52:11 GMT
Amusement park? I think that's the kinda thing I'd rather do with friends. The gardens I could totally spend a day going for, though, next time I'm back in Birch! Bass has kinda been my stomping ground right now, but obviously the night life's a bit more fun when there's cash involved. I've been taking enough odd jobs here and there to get by, and obviously Levy's been a huge help, but that doesn't mean I'm not being responsible and saving.
Except when Echo wants treats. Then Echo gets treats.
I'll make sure Levy doesn't fall behind on her practice, too. She's got a lot going on in her life, but she's actually a serious wiz at balancing them all. I wish I could handle everything as smoothly as she does! Sometimes it feels like I can barely juggle my life in comparison. But maybe if I keep spending time with her, I'll get to figure out her methods!
And oh! Sorry about that. I can totally get why hang-outs aren't on the table, considering. But I'd be happy to come to one of your recitals, if you're good with it! Any idea when I can catch one?
Post by Arietta Ostinato on Jun 16, 2020 14:53:05 GMT
IC! 👀 Like, exploring the amusement park 🎢😄 by yourself is so fun though! 😊🤪🤗 I've done it a heap of times! But i get you. And yesss, Bass is like, the best city hands down. ✋✋✋⬇️⬇️ (oOPS too many hands my bad) If you were going to go to a city in Arciel? Bass is the place to turn, and i'm not saying that because i'm bias. 😇 There are so many great places you could go- like- do you like opera? Royal dance exhibitions? Music festivals? Karaoke bars?
Oh sorry I just got excited lmao. But do you need 💸💸💸💸💸?? I can mail you cash, I have a bit to spare i'm not going to be using for a few months AT LEAST. Like, idk. But! I get what you mean, i've got a snorlax, maybe you've met him in one of my magazine spreads? 🤭Forte? He's such a hungry boy, costs way too much to feed but it's so worth it. You should see him dance!!
And hey❕❕❕ Don't compare yourself to Levy, everybody does life stuff at their own pace. Levy's Levy, you're Elliot. It's cool to not have a handle on things, especially hen you?? just moved in there?? Like. Yeah. 👍
I mean... there's a recital this Tuesday, it's more an open dance contest then a recital but it'll be a bunch of fun! You see so many dancers there, all sorts of amazing styles, 💃 👯♀️🩰 it's usually a monthly contest. I can maybe catch you then! And! Don't! Apologise!
Post by Elliot Sunderland on Jun 16, 2020 23:15:56 GMT
Oh jeez, you don't have to do that! Like, that's really really sweet and all, but that's your Ara money! You need it to do Ara things! I'll never forget that you offered, but I promise you, I'm all good.
I've seen your Snorlax before! He's a total cutie! I didn't know he was a dancer too, though if he's part of your team I'm super not surprised. I'd love to see him in action sometime! Maybe at one of those recitals you were talking about, but I wouldn't be surprised if those were, like. Human recitals.
You've got a point. I'm still young. Even if I'm getting way too close to 18, holy crap. I can't just go comparing myself to you guys when you've had a lot more experience than practice than me. Maybe I'm a bit slower to get this all started, but I just know one way or another I'll have it figured out!
I'd love to come to Tuesday's recital! Where do I gotta go for it?