Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Finding the perfect Gerda

I have been thinking hard about Gerda. I used to own her as a Napidoll Chesi, but I think it'll be hard bringing home a blank NS Chesi head for a reasonable price. I have found one in WS and then a full Chesi (with a body I don't want) in NS, but with a gorgeous face-up, which I don't feel like paying extra for, when I would have to remove it.

My other option I have considered is a Volks DWC03
Picture from Volks

But I also have the April Story Spring girl head, which I bought as Gerda, but then the Viking universe happened, and now Larika is back I'm considering if Spring girl could make a good Gerda.

Spring girl borrowed my Dollshe Amanda body so I could take a photo 

My concerns are:
- I need a new face-up for her. Gerda is supposed to have a ton of freckles. I'm considering Mikiyochii this time around because I adore the way they does freckles 
- I don't know if Spring will match the body I want for Gerda. A Dollstown 13yrs girl body
- She might end up looking slightly older than I'm going for. Gerda is supposed to be a very innocent and young looking 16 years old. I can't decide if it's a good or a bad thing.
- I don't know if I'm just "settling" if that makes sense? I don't know if I should strive to find my perfect grail for her, or if Spring is good enough.

I would love opinions if you have any of course.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Larika - Changes

Oh hey guys, I'm not dead... Just very exhausted. I should read and comment on blogs soon, probably during the weekend.

So Larika... I already told you about my decision to go back to that universe. It's my project baby if that makes sense? I have been working on it since I was 18 and now I'm 28, so it's a ten-year project. And some of my very favorite characters of my own are in it. 
However, certain things had started annoying me and I couldn't decide whether or not I wanted to keep writing, but then I got the idea to change some things drastically.

I used to have this main character called Robin Harris.

Robin was a spoiled rich,  but naive girl. But I thought she was a kinda boring main character. She felt like an easy way to let the reader identify with the main character, which I see is smart, but I'm sure even a white cis straight man would be able to feel empathy and identify with a black trans man, so I thought it would be cool to let Connor tell the story.

I haven't changed much in regards to Connor. But I wanted to focus less on his dysphoria and more on his new plot. I think dysphoria is important to talk about, but I feel like there's so much more to his story than just his transness.
And this new plot? What am I talking about?
I have planned a new main plot (which is partly the same) - The conflict arising between the faes and the humans.
But six different characters now have a subplot. These subplots should end up tying into the main plot. 
Connor's subplot is basically finding Gabriela and bringing her home to the capital. 
The other subplots are less planned out yet, but I have an idea for them.

Gabriela will have a subplot as well, alongside Hunter, Annabelle, Tahir and Estelle. 
I have tried to plan these subplots on both sides of the conflict or in-between. 

I'm already in the process of writing the story in this new forms. I hope it'll become much more interesting than my first version. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Back to the beginning - Larika~

I have been so ambivalent about what I wanted to do with my dolls. I knew for sure, I didn't want to make things extremely difficult for myself because I knew it would kill my enthusiasm for the hobby, so my Viking story didn't work.

I talked to Musume regarding what to do, and she was so kind and even helped me with a concept, but in the end, I chose to go with my Larika story.

I hope it'll be the last time I will change my mind.

Anyway, Maria visited me this weekend, and we went to a nearby forest to take some photos.
I brought my Dollshe Amanda. I decided she's gonna be Scarlet.
Maria was so kind and cut the bangs on the wig. Amanda has a small head, so it was much needed. XD
She also did the editing in these photos so she could show me some tricks in Photoshop <3

There was a lot of spiders in the forest ;~;

We met a few people in the forest, because there's a mountain bike road in it, even though we tried to avoid it.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I need opinions on Amanda!

So I'm reconsidering who I want my Dollshe Amanda to be.
I have always thought it would make sense to have her be Astid, the confident and badass shieldmaiden, but now I'm reconsidering.

However, I came across this Amanda today and she made me consider if Amanda would make a nice Ylva?
I thought I wanted an NS Iplehouse SID Eva with face-up type A for Ylva, but I actually think Amanda would be a cute Ylva. Besides I could get an NS Iplehouse SID Grace with face-up type C for Astrid.

I'm open to opinions, though. Could Amanda potentially look good as a meek, shy girl? Or is the badass woman better?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Astrid (Dollshe Amanda Beauty)

Today I want to introduce Astrid. She's another one of the shieldmaidens in-training.
She's the classmate of Ylva and Co. and a rival of Helga. They both root for becoming Leif's girlfriend. (Jokes on them, he's gay)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just an update

I have gotten a referral to a clinic for people with sleeping problems. To be honest, it's a relief. Maybe they will finally fix my sleeping problem. 
I have gotten bad sleep every single night for over a week now, and I'm slowly going crazy. 

In regards to dolls, not much is happening. I'm awaiting a Dollshe Amanda I traded to recently. That's why Ylva will be reshelled (at some point when I can afford it). 

Turns out my dog is allergic. The vet thinks it's the dog food, so I have to buy special allergy-friendly food. If it turns out it's not the food, I have to pay for a blood sample ($400) and for some allergy meds to be manufactured. It sounds super expensive, so I hope replacing her food will do the trick. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thorvald (Iplehouse SID Eric)

I don't think I have ever told you guys about this character.