Sit back, and enjoy a summer vacation, by yours truly.
NTW-20: OP. Blazing Sun
We’re opening up Shilling with a very important question: Where’s Mars to explain why Dolls can even get a tan?
That said, this skin shows she has more than just her bottom half going for her. Pretty, cute, totes would share shaved ice with. 8/10. Tan in her damaged art is probably a bonus for some, but not really for me.
NTW was my first 5* so I have a bit of a soft spot for her. I did want to get her a skin eventually, either this one or the maid one one of these days. Anyways, one of the earlier summer skins, it's pretty classy as far as skins go. I'm not sure if the stripes on her swimsuit have any meaning or are just standard designs. She trades in her tiny hat for a pair of shades, which I will almost always approve of.
This skin suffers, not from being bad, but from not being as good as other NTW skins. NTW was the last RF I got from production back when I was still collecting them, and by then I had gotten her maid skin from lucky bag (which I bought to try and get Starry Cocoon) . Since then I've also gotten her knight skin, which makes her look badass. The beach skin isn't bad, but it just ain't up to par with the others. Still a good skin, I guess, if your thing is NT
RW and swimsuits.
Alright alright, shilling an old batch huh. I'm down for this. Something to know about me: I love summer skins. Next to bridal, it's my favorite type of seasonal. So, suffice to say, I like all of these coming skins. So this NTW, as much as I like it, I am still fine to say I feel it's one of her weaker skins. Ntw really has been blessed with a treasure trove of official art. Her mod art, her maid skin, the knight skin, she's really loaded and this one kinda does fail to stand out. Still nice though. Her swimsuit is cool, and I like those sunglasses. Good skin.
A few hours later...
Alright, here I come fashionably late, I'll do my best. It's an okay skin. This is actually one of the first beach skins i've ever gotten, and i certainly didn't appreciate it much for a doll that I didn't yet have. It's a simple, timeless design as far as bikinis go - horizontal stripes for both her top and bottom, and a Red skirt for a lil' bit of modesty. Said modesty flies out the window with her uber tanned appearance - commanders, this is what happens when you don't personally and meticulously and lovingly apply sunscreen to your T-Dolls! It's pretty decent. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad about it. Maybe a different colour scheme would be better to reference her south african origins. I'd rate this a 3/5.
NTW's in an odd spot with skins. I've always had some troubles with her face, specifically her mouth, and thus, her mod skin is the superior skin, but this one isn't too bad. My opinions about NTW’s face aside, this skin is very back to basics in terms of summer skins, which is perfectly fine, and I think works in its favor, as trying to get overly creative can backfire massively, even if it's not my favorite ntw skin. There's not a lot to say design/art wise, (although I'll say that my experience is that one goes from pale to burned, not paled to tan). Kickass shades are always good in my books. Overall, in a vacuum, fine enough.
You say her mod skin is superior just because of thighs.
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I mean those help but it really is the best skin imo, and not just because of things.
Things? Thighs? What's the difference?
Five-seveN: Cruise Queen
Have it. Salt for you, bunny for me.
I got that skin trying for something I've forgotten. *the sounds of furious checking* was a summer radiant rerun. Oh. Right. I think I wanted springchan summer. Got 5-7 lewd bunny summer. Not a bad trade though.
Oh that was a riot. Old versus new 5-7.
As for this one, I prefer the uncensored one. The panties man. There’s a reason why I run these kinda panties myself.
Those panties do be juicy. Kinda want a Suomi summer with these.
The GP team would like to clarify that Ceia means his Vtuber model. As of July 2020/2, to our knowledge, Ceia has not dressed up high panties himself.
Ceia is a fan of high rises I see. The censored version does look less horny but more in line with what you would probably see someone wearing at a beach. It's weird because thematically, there's less you can do with less. Unless the lack of substance is the theme. Another older skin, this time the emphasis is horny. If it were released today I wonder if her swimsuit would have a black and white theme going on. Or if they'd pull a 5-7 dress and slap another color scheme on her
Please hold, your Costume Panel devolved into degeneracy, service will resume shortly.
Disclaimer, anything I say may sound like criticism but I like her swimsuit even if I don’t have it. What I do have is every single 416 costume. Swimsuit and wedding 416 when mica?
We already have 416 wedding.
While those are good questions, back on topic, I got 5-7 summer out of lucky bag sometime. Did not feel lucky.
Here's my horny origin story, funnily enough. Cube+ was running, I was feeling pretty good after 93 runs for five-seven, and I was looking at my meagre token stash.
You’re an idiot
But you’re our idiot.
It's Desti nerding time!
To say I didn't expect five-seven is an understatement. The only reason I can think of besides sheer dumb luck is that five-seven was already horny for me. >:3 I ain't gonna lie. I wish I had her Christmas dress. It's beautiful, it's blue, and it would perfectly complement queen in radiance. But the sexiest costume Five-seven has? Yeah I'll take that. Hell fucking yes. It's skimpy, Five-seven's sexy, what's not to love about it? You have to be an absolute tool to deny the appeal this skin has. What the fuck am I supposed to describe besides 'skimpy bikini'? Okay, I'll bite. Besides the tantalising front-tie top she's got, Five-seven is also wearing a layered bikini bottom. This means it's like she's wearing a low-waist bottom over a high-waist thong. Spank me and kiss my butt, it's a deadly sexy combo. The pointless collar and thigh strap, along with her ever-present matching black hair bow complete the picture. I can see why China decided this was too horny to be left alone. That said... They've made it even cuter. Where before Five-seven's panty left very little to the imagination, the frills now make her costume far more enticing. I would pantse (is that the right spelling?) Five-seven on the beach in broad daylight for the sheer thrill of showing her off to everyone. Her damaged art is like, one out of a hundred different scenarios where i would plausibly ruin her costume for the hecking fun of it. And then we can do the rest later in [REDACTED]. 5/5. Will never not be horny for this costume on Five-seven.
You missed the chance to make it 5-7/5.
I had to go check if any of my 5-7's were using this skin, and I also apologize in advance if I write hoxy instead of her name somewhere in here. While I dodged a lot of memes that one is seared into my brain (and is also faster to type which doesn't help). The answer is no, which is odd, I've got enough dupes I sorta thought, even salted about it, that I'd have put it on her somewhere. I'm blind and dumb.
Much like NTW, this is a skin carried by its simplicity, although somewhat in the other direction, given that even after being censored, the ratio of clothing to not clothing is still solid north of 90% if I had to guess, and this one leans hard on the fact that 5-7 is hot. Which to be fair, is a very compelling argument, I might be dead inside but I can safely say that 5-7 is quite attractive. She retains all of her signature elements, and is wearing heels on a beach for reasons I guess? Including the just enough smug look that sells it. The banana gun is weird, I like ice cream so that's fine. Overall, a good skin. The censor still looks slightly off to my eye, can't quite place my finger on it, but overall retains the power of good skin. I feel obligated to score it 5/7 just for the sake of silly.
Springfield~~ Stirring Mermaid
Don’t have it.
I always have a problem with summer skins in that they're a concept I hate, probably more so than any other, but that they're very often executed so well that I can't ignore them because they're so good. This batch, this skin specifically are the epitome of that In part because I want springfield to tuck me into bed, all meanings of the word.
I mean. It did end up in sex.
Insert johnny bravo meme here springfield is amazing, mica plz give her a Mod. Anyway, this skin is hot hot hot. Mama has the killer hat, the nice breezy looking top, the beach... Skirt? (idk what it's properly called, the blue fabric tied around her waist and acting similarly to a skirt). She's more than prepaRed for a day at the beach and I wish to spend that time with her. Top stuff.
Cracks knuckles I am here to beat all you simps off my wife with a bayonet! This goes without saying, but this is one of my favourite summer costumes! Springfield's all packed and ready to hit the beach - but only with a beach umbrella of her own, a wide-brimmed hat for herself, and an ice cooler full of drinks and ice-cream we shall inevitably empty in the pointless endeavour of enjoying cold things under a hot sun. The instant you look at this, there's no way you can look at anything besides the sunglasses dangling enticingly from her cleavage. Springfield is stacked - every costume shows her off, no doubt - but she remains modest and doesn't show off her cleavage much. It's her halter top that makes up for the eye candy - four straps covering a ring on her chest. It hints to you of the sheer weight and burden she bears every day. As soon as she's done setting up, missy Springfield needs a massage! And Springfield keeps it classy as always with a long skirt and simple yet elegant sandals. Sure, you can see her cute bottom beneath the skirt... But I can do that later. The beach is to be enjoyed with her company, not just her ass. Damaged art: someone has come to ruin this glorious day and they're going to [BEEP] pay for it. They snapped her bikini top early! I was planning to rip it off myself, but it's literally in tatters. Her hat has holes in it, and I'm sure I would have liked to wear that myself. If you're invading my beach with Springfield and I don't care where you're from, who you work for, or why you're here - you're the bad guy who just made the worst decision of your pathetic overdue life. Bye-bye.
Stirring Mermaid will never dethrone Queen in Radiance as my favourite Springfield costume, but it's definitely my number two. Whether I dream about reenacting the field on fire, or fantasising about the vacation I haven't had in... Oh god it's been five years. Ahem. I mean to say, this is the costume of my dreams and it's giving me unreasonably high standards for girlfriends. 1903 out of five. I love springfield.
Sorry but the simpleness of G36 swimsuit won my heart.
I couldn’t resist simping for her though, forgive me Desti.
First things first, this skin has a lot of art that has brought me somewhat around on it, but I remain far more sold on her ballgown than this one. With that said, this skin is kind of interesting as a lot of it implies that Spring isn't going for a swim, she's just there to kill time. Which is kinda interesting. Either that or she's going all in on her team mom role and such. That's a really nice hat by the by. Overall, well executed, keeps her elegance while also adding back in the sexy, so I dig it, overall. Good skin, gimme that hat as a commander outfit item mica (unless it already is, and I'm a dumb dumb).
M1 Garand: Beach Princess
I will [Redacted].
Ok, I will [REDACTED] as well. I love garand and love this skin. Thanks lolicept/belko for making me a Garand simp.
Don’t have it. Don’t care.
Doc is secretly inhaling large amounts of copium.
Red, because of you, I feel like rolling this skin again.
I thought this skin was free. Or at least I remember having it for free. Well, it's a nice skin. Can agree it makes Garand a lot more memorable than your average. *looks at smudged writing on hand* 3 star RF.
#deleted-channel. Most you'll get is what made cut for Theater II.
Overall good skin, but was never the biggest fan of M1 Garand and her proportions look a bit iffy on the skin to me. Good for whoever likes her I guess, but not a priority skin to get in this batch at all.
But Matt, Jill already does
Design-wise, it's fairly plain. It's almost beat-for-beat a match to NTW's. I suppose mica didn't want to get too adventurous with the swimsuits yet. I wish that maybe there were more references, either to allude to her rivalry with Springfield (M1 Garand was made after M1903, but the M1903 was used more and fabricated more) or just simply more Red-white-blue. I'll give this a 3/5.
To this day, I forget this skin is Garand, much like Serdyukov's beach skin just doesn't click to me as her. I can't really put my finger on why exactly, maybe it's the more open/happy feel as opposed to standard garand's more taciturn one. As a skin it continues the trend of being just fine, if unexceptional. Garand is very cute, and doesn't deserve to get bopped in the head with a beach ball as is implied by that damaged art. Also damaged art is fairly lowkey on the 'damaged' part, which I'm entirely okay with. Cute, rip doll, ping is memes. Do agree she needs a mod, or a speq or a something. I'll make a deal MICA, you give Garand a kickass mod, i'll write an essay about this skin, k? K.
Ok time to shill this skin properly lol. I love M1 Garand, I raised her to 100 on a lost bet and to be quite honest she's grown a lot on me. Shame she has no real use, her stats are solid for a 3 star but she just doesn't have the skill to make it work. Garand mod plz mica, release it alongside the Springfield one ok. Like the 5-7 summer skin, this one is fairly basic. Just a simple green bikini with a tied skirt. It's simple, but it's appealing, and would definitely be worth 3 of my black cards if I actually had a reason to field her.
Suomi: Midsummer Pixie
Don’t have it, Don’t care.
Inhaling copium because he can’t simp for Ceia
Adam, have the new censored version too.
Frills are lovely, yes.
Is that because of CN censor wave?
Anyway, this is my 2nd favorite Suomi skin. I used to dislike it since her idle L2D animation has her scratching her boobs very often, but wedding Suomi showed up with:
Ohhhhhhh boiiiiiiiiiiiiii time to shill best girl Ceia ecksdee. Now that the entire crowd is laughing at the hilarious joke, this skin is nice. I don't know if I like this skin or her bridal skin more, probably about the same for me. It's another fairly basic getup, just a frilly white bikini and a loose jacket. But it's nice and cute and appealing. Don't really have much more to say on it. You're hot Ceia, I rate it.
Lemme tell you something first, I wish I was the starfish so that I'd finally have an ass to eat. China being China, they've forced her swimsuit to be less revealing; but it doesn't work. Suomi's inherent appeal as a cutesy anmiface is simply too strong to be held back with a little piece of scrap clothing. Her thighs are soft and her body is curvy as always. Were it not for the price of eight black cards, or the fact that I missed both swimsuit reruns, I think I would have definitely rolled for this. Damaged art continues Anmi's proud tradition of butt flashing, and it's a great time to be alive, eh? But her back is really beautifully detailed as well. Makes me wanna push Ceia down, lather her back full of massage oil, and sit on her butt while massaging her tired and sore shoulders and really working out the knots. After all, she's got to be really tired after carrying all of EN's combined stupidity and shallowness those big, gentle guides around all day, right? Lovely skin. Pity I don't have it, or it would be a perfect rating. 4.31 out of 5.
Probably second-best suomi skin. Agree with Ceia, censored is better. I kinda want to go do a look at how her height in this compares to normal because she seems weirdly scaled compared to her gun, and not so in other skins. Super random but I do not understand how her bangs/framing bits of her hair don't drive her actively mad, but that might be my own growing hair catching up with me. Not sure why she's bringing her hairband to the beach, that's all quibbles. Suomi is very cute, and embarrassed Suomi is cute, but alas, I'm not going to pick this up even on rerun. Overall skin is good, will throw starfish at complaints about Anmi face. Also i don't think any massage can make up for having to endure pure unfiltered EN.
This Shilling Episode is dedicated to Ceia who, at the time of this editing, announced his retirement from making content for Girls' Frontline 1 on YouTube. I, like many of you, have used his Farming guides and Walkthrough guides, and maybe even his Ranking guides, at some point, and so his retirement comes as a reminder of how long he, me, and many of you have been around, and how much of a positive influence he's been in the EN server.
I can say for certain that Ceia is a big part of what made me stick by when I started Girls' Frontline in 2019/2, I mean, January 2020. A respectable content creator, player, and a very nice and charismatic guy, I feel lucky that I got to know a bit more about Ceia as a person, and that Ceia joined the Shilling Panel. Will he stick around? Maybe. Shilling Panel will always have its doors open to him.
As the representative of the Shilling Panel, we'd like to wish Ceia all the best in his IRL commitments. As someone whose inspiration to help the community came in no small parts from Ceia, I thank you for being such a big part of my journey in Girls' Frontline.
See you around Ceia-chan.