Monday, May 7, 2018

Dollie-less days

So in these days where my girls are at Pantheon_Theory's place, I had even less motivation for doing anything BJD related. But I thought a blog post couldn't hurt.

Gabriela 

I have been changing a lot on the Larika story. Probably not things anyone, besides Maria, will notice. It's stuff like the history of the faes, the magic, the different fae subspecies, and so on, have changed. I also know a lot more about what happened prior in the history of this universe. 

What's even more exciting, is that I now know what I want for the "Solens Døtre" story as well. I'm totally ready to work more seriously on it when the Larika story is all done. I can give a short idea of what this story is about. 
An all teenage girl military with fight griffins, female friendships, a mentor/pupil relationship that evolves into something closer to mother/daughter relationship, a secret rebel group who opposes the king, corruption, war, death. 
I'm so ready for this story! I hope to finish the first draft of the Larika story this year if everything works out.
But the "Solens Døtre" story has an almost entirely new cast of characters, there might be one or two you would recognize from the Larika story, but they're much younger in "Solens Døtre" because it takes place some years prior to the Larika plot.

I don't know what I wanted to say with this ramble, besides that, I'm so excited about writing currently.

Donna

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DollConDK 2018

I'm finally ready to make this blog post. I ended up catching some sickness just as I arrived home, so I had to gather strength to write this.
I apologize ahead for less than great quality photos. The light wasn't good in the showcase room, and I have so little experience in taking photos that I didn't know what to do to improve the quality. Nonetheless, I wanted to share my stories and photos.

I also wanted to apologize for not reading and commenting on your blogs. I have lost a lot of motivation and energy lately, but I plan to return to this blog again.

Just before the con Maria and I went to pick up Noam at the train station and we all headed to the con. I ended up being a bit overwhelmed with nerves when we had to check in and get our badges, but either the staff handing out the badges didn't notice or they didn't care, cause no one commented on it.


Soon after we arrived at the con, we met up with Maria. It was so nice meeting up with her again, I don't get the chance to see her too often. 


We went to look at the showcase room, but I was surprised to see so few SD and YoSD in there. There was definitely a majority of MSDs and people were so creative and talented, that I was overwhelmed.


It would be a lie to say we didn't go into the dealer/artist room. We spend a good deal of time in there. We had HaselsAesthetics and Snow's Bestiary selling stuff and people from Jointed Hearts in Sweden had a table as well. Lots of local artists were selling stuff as well, including my dear friend Michelle


We talked about eating together in the evening, but in the end, Maria and I went to Bruun's Galleri to eat a China Box. I think after an entire day being social, a break was much needed. However, I felt the day was a big success. 


Sunday started out fine. We woke up early and got ready to leave again. The con opened a bit before we got back there. We went to the sales area to retrieve our items, that didn't sell. I sold a bit of items, and in the end, I accidentally bought a Minifee head. It was a Nanuri 18 head, which I have wanted for some time now, and it was mostly thanks to Michelle for showing me it was for sale. 


And then it was time for the announcement of the winner. Maria won 1st place in the Tiny category with Isi. I don't remember all the other winners, but it was definitely well-deserved. The raffle was the part that took the longest time, but luckily there were chairs available. I was lucky enough to win twice in the raffle. A pretty MSD shirt from WarenBJD and a Barbie size dress. Maria won the prize she really wanted in the raffle. A Cocoring Toby! It was so amazing to see how happy she was. <3 

In conclusion, it was an amazing con. I think the people who arranged it did so well for their first time. I think it was a friendly atmosphere, and I look forward to next year :D 

Monday, March 12, 2018

No Spend, Plans and Prequel

Today is a rough day. I'm feeling down and upset, not without reason, but it's sadly a reason I have no way to deal with.

So in order to redirect my attention, I'm writing a blog post.
Honestly, I have no idea what to write about, so I will just ramble until I'm satisfied.

At this moment, I'm doing a no spend. It means I'm not really waiting for anything exciting, but it's fine, it's not without reason I'm doing this no spend. First and foremost, I have a con to attend to in April. I hope to make a blog post about it when it's over.
But more importantly, I have finally decided on what doll I want for Tahir. I have been considering quite a few sculpts, but in the end, I think I will go with Youpla Vlad in tan skin. I DM'ed Youpla asking about a future preorder and she said there should be another one in 2018, so I'm trying to clear my budget so I can afford him.

It should hopefully be my last doll in 2018. I need money to pay for a custom face-up for him, to which I have considered Angel Toast.
It'll be a hell finding clothes for him, though. I have compared measurements with a ton of MSDs, and I can't find any matches.

Camp NaNoWriMo starts in April and I have decided to write the prequel to the Larika story. I will probably write it in Danish because I hope I can somehow use it along the story project I'm already writing.
The prequel takes place 17 years prior to the plot of Larika and features character such as Hunter, Tahir, Donna, Scarlet, Damian, Nina, Annabelle, and Adam. There will also be characters in this prequel who is only mentioned in the Larika story but never appears, like Jack and Kate.
I'm totally pumped for this prequel project!

Have a photo of 31-year-old Donna as she appears in Himlen Over Larika.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gabby's Style

While I still only own just two girls, I want to focus on getting them more and more finished. Donna is coming along neatly. She has a bunch of clothes that I feel content with for now and she should have a custom alpaca wig arriving soon. I still need to find urethane eyes for her, though.

Gabby, however, I don't feel I have come very far with her yet, but I'm sure it'll change during 2018.

I have a Pinterest Board you can see. It's basically just things I find are Gabby alike.

Let's start with the wig. I have been considering this wig from SophyMolly. I feel like it would work for the inner concept I have for Gabby. I will most likely go for a shade of brown, still uncertain if I should go for dark brown or a lighter one. Donna is gonna have red-brown hair, so I don't want Gabby to have the same shade.

For eyes, I have have had ED eyes in mind. Not sure what shade of brown I should go for. I was considering a light brown since I have damned many characters with dark brown eyes xD

For clothes, I will have to commission. I highly doubt many people make tomboy-ish clothes for JID girls. Not that I mind, I think it's worth the hassle to commission people, because you get something that you won't see everyone and their mom have.

I have also been considering getting Gabby tattooed, but I still need to look for ideas. I don't want her concept for tattoos to be too similar to what I had for Connor.
Perhaps I will also add a septum piercing to her face. I need to check if my small rings/loops/whatever they're called are small enough.

Gabby 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Waiting

I'm currently waiting for things to happen, haha, so I thought it would be alright to tell a bit about what is currently happening.

I have an incoming commission from Cucudollfasion coming in the beginning of next week. Most of it is for the smaller slim minis (so for now, that means Donna XD). I'm super excited to get more slim mini clothes, even though I have managed to gather a bit of selection for Donna. Gabby still doesn't have a lot, but maybe she'll get more eventually.

I'm also waiting for Gabby's head to arrive back home. She should be here early next week as well. I so excited to see Gabby with the Musume clothes, at least not as a headless body XD

Next weekend Maria and her sister will come to visit me. We have planned to do an outdoor photoshoot. It annoys me that I don't have any jacket or coat for my girls, but I have to accept that is just how it is for now. I don't know if I will bring Donna or Gabby (or both??? XD)

That's pretty much what is going on currently. So let me close the blog post with a photo of Donna I took recently :)


Monday, January 29, 2018

First photos of Donna (Youpla Ziya)


No box opening this time. There was literally no natural light when I got her home.

The tracking wasn't working properly. I had received a mystery note from the postman that a package had arrived, but according to Ziya's tracking she wasn't out for delivery that day, so I assumed it was a small insignificant package. I stayed at home most of the following day, because, according to the tracking she was out for delivery. The postman arrived, but she only had my ramie fibers. I was super bummed out by the prospect of going an entire weekend before I could receive Ziya (yes, I'm very impatient), but I went to get the mystery package, which turned out to be Ziya, hahahaha xD

So I did receive her the day I had hoped for but in an unexpected way.

The msd body from Youpla poses wonderfully. Right from the box she could stand and do nice poses, but I could feel she needs to be strung a bit tighter. I hotglue sueded her but forgot to tighten the elastic, but it's alright, she still poses like a champ <3

I'm super pleased with her and I can only recommend Youpla. Not only are the dolls great and beautiful, but Youpla herself is a very patient and kind person.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gabriela arrives~ (Iplehouse JID Violet)

I was stalking my tracking number for Gabby like crazy. I expected she would be delivered during noon, where I wouldn't be at home, but our postal system sometimes lets us sign an agreement that the postman can leave the package at the front door, so I did that.
Interestingly enough, the package wasn't there, when I got home, so I stalked the tracking number again, and it still said the estimate for delivery was the 23rd, so I waited, even though the post normally doesn't get delivery that late in my area.

But around 15 o'clock the postman left the package outside my door.
I ran to pick up the package outside the door and dragged it inside.

I apologize for the quality of the photos. They're taken with a cellphone and it was very dark that late in the day.


The package arrived safely.


I have no patience, it was so intense and I hurried with the photos XD


Pretty Iplehouse box!


The Violet head and the CoA. It was by then I realized the skin color seemed off. It was redder than I remember real skin to be, so I asked the seller about it, but she swore it was real skin. I wasn't angry since I knew she wasn't the first owner, but I also didn't believe her. I have had enough real skin Iplehouse dolls to recognize it by now.


The body is gorgeous, though. I love the style of Iplehouse's bodies, even if they aren't the best posers. However, this body has been restrung and is actually not that bad.


Her face is gorgeous!!


She borrowed some temporary eyes, a temporary wig and is wearing some boy clothes that was the only stuff I had that fit. The leather jacket could very well be her own, but the rest is just temporary. However, I have a commission on its way from Musume <3


Personally, I think I made a good choice for the character. She's so gorgeous.

The skin color issue got sorted out. I contacted the first owner of the doll (the danish BJD community is not big at all, so it wasn't hard to find him). He told me it was indeed peach gold.
Am I disappointed? Yeah, I wanted a different skin tone, so of course, I'm disappointed, but I don't plan on selling her. I hope I can make it work even though it didn't go as planned.