Thursday, November 9, 2017

Seldana is home

First of all, I want to apologize for falling behind in reading and commenting on your blogs. I have had some really busy weeks. T_T

My Withdoll Elf Emma is home. She's beyond perfect. ;w;
Her resin the color called "Rosy brown" and it's a gorgeous grey-purple shade. She has elf ears and comes with the fullset <3 
She's already been shipped to a face-up artist.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A small ramble about my new concept

I still don't know a lot about my new doll universe, but I wanted to share, what I do know.

So the story is in a fantasy universe in a country with a royal family.
The main character, however, is Cornelia, a girl from a lower social class, who manages to get to attend a nice school in the capital.

I'm considering a Souldoll Soul Kid Yeon-Bee for Cornelia.

Cornelia is 16 years old and she's more interested in doing her chores and homework, rather than finding a boyfriend. She has never even actually had a boyfriend, but it doesn't bother her at all.
What bothers her a bit, though, is the fact that she doesn't have any friends. She may be intelligent and snarky, but she's a bit reluctant when finding friends.

However, she runs into Emma, who is an energic and spontaneous girl, who is on a quest. When Cornelia meets Emma, Emma doesn't even know, what her quest is, she's just on an adventure to prove her "potential for greatness". Cornelia doesn't really understand why that means, but somehow (I still don't know how) Emma drags Cornelia on the Adventure.

Emma, whom I am considering a Youpla Ziya for. 

The two girls run into a slave market and Emma insists they rescue a dark elf who is about to be sold into slavery. Cornelia isn't thrilled, but Emma convinces her, that they need to. 

So Seldana joins the small crew. 

And for Seldana I want a Withdoll Elf Emma. 

This is not a whole lot yet, but I'm positive I will figure out more about these characters. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Let me explain what is happening

Some of you have already noticed that I'm selling all my dolls. I'm sorry if it came as a shock for you guys.
To be honest, I was very close to quitting altogether. But Maria talked me into trying something instead. I have several universes with characters, but I have a fairly new YA story about two human girls and an elf. So far, I only have three characters in this universe, and I already knew I wanted them as mature minis.
Maria asked if I couldn't try selling my current dolls and maybe start buying sculpts for these characters.

I wanted to give it a try. So that's why I'm selling all my dolls. Not that there was many left XD

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Background story for Gerda

I received the head of Gerda recently, and I have been at a loss for how to blog about it.
Mostly because I have lost my passion for blogging. I do hope it'll return soon. I like blogging.

I decided to make a blog post about the backstory for Gerda. It's not touched a lot upon in the Larika story because it belongs in a different story called "Solens Døtre".

So, Gerda's family lives in Karr, a desert country that has a military purely made up of teenage girls, whose families sell them into service. To leave the military you have to pay back every single coin the family ever has received for the service.

Gerda's mother and father are very poor, and her father is disabled, leaving him unable to take most jobs, he would otherwise have to work without an education. The parents agree to sell Martha, Gerda's older sister, to the military, but the money only provides for almost barely survival, so the parents have to sell Gerda as well. They are heartbroken about leaving the girls in the hands of the military, but they use the money from both the girls to open a small store, and in secret the father saves up spare money if anything should happen.

In the military, Gerda thrives. She is excellent at fighting, very agile and she doesn't let her feelings interfere in battles. She finds a bond in the Griffin, Skygge, who was supposed to be put down because he was deemed unfit for training.

But when Martha is sent on a mission to Larika to retrieve a man wanted for possessing illegal and dangerous magic, she never returns. At first, her mentors and friends are hopeful. Her Griffin never returned, and Griffins always return home, if their rider loses their life, but Martha's Griffin remains gone.
But as weeks turn to months people lose hope. All Except Gerda. But the painful experience of hoping, but keep getting disappointed wears her down, so her father uses his spare money and takes out a loan to afford to buy her home.

Gerda starts feeling better while living with her family, but she never stops hoping and believing Martha is alive. When Gabriela and Julian arrive in Karr and stumbles into her family's store Gerda seizes her chance to go to Larika to look for Martha and before she runs away with her new friends to Larika, she steals her old Griffin, Skygge and smuggles him along on the ship.

And that's roughly the story about Gerda before the Larika plot :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Current Wishlist

I wanted to share my current wishlist.

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.