Sunday, September 9, 2018

Incoming + wishlist

I thought I would merge these two topics into one single post.


I placed an order from Sprouty together with Maria. The first three pairs of eyes are Sprouty eyes. I ordered a pair of dark brown-ish eyes, which I hope can be used for Nneka (if she ends up as Impldoll Delia) or otherwise Connor perhaps. The next pair is the blue 12mm, which I hope will fit Gwen (BC Kaorin), and the purple pair is for a future doll. The last pair is 10mm blue ED Milky eyes, which I will use for Rose (Iplehouse nYID Nancy).


Speaking of BC Kaorin, I'm waiting for a Kaorin head. I ordered a custom face-up and ask for a neutral look, but with lots of freckles. I don't know how she looks, I just used the stock photo for reference. She'll be my character, Gwen, who is a total badass. If I should pick a top three of strongest characters in the Larika story, Gwen would be in third place, Darin in second and of course Gerda in first.

 
I ended up buying an Impldoll Alma head in the Impldoll Thanksgiving Event. I really think she'll be a good Annabelle. I ask for a special real skin tone and no face-up. I don't know if I'm gonna paint her myself, time will show.


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My wishlist is as follows:


Human Impldoll Derrick in special real skin as Tahir.

 
Dollzone Merlin in NS as Hunter.



Simply Divine Valentina in NS on a Dollstown 18 yrs girl body as Scarlet.


Dollshe Erica Snow in Pure Skin oriental as Gabriela.


Impldoll Aurora in special tan skin as Connor.




Nimphaerytales Quimera in NS on a Volks SD13 girl body as Gerda.

Photos belong to their respective owners of course.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Mystery Blogger Award

It would seem, my dear friend Niina over at Dollsdolour tagged me for the Mystery Blogger Award. I feel so happy, whenever I get tagged, just because "hey, someone actually thought of me" :P Thank you so much sweetie!


So, this award was made by Okoto Enigma. I like when people create these sorts of things. It's so much fun!

The rules for the award:
1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
6. You have to nominate 10-20 people.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
8. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about myself:
1. My Larika project was started when I was 18 years old, so by now, it's 11 years ongoing. I've come way further this time around, but it took a lot of deconstruction and reconstruction to make it work.
2. I have a small dog. Her name is Cleo and she is my baby. I drove 240kms to bring her home, and it was worth it!
3. I'm trying to learn how to read again. I mean, I can read, I have no problem actually doing the task, but I'm trying to learn to concentrate enough to read. Currently, I'm reading a YA book written by Claus Hagstrøm called "Se, Nu Stiger Solen".

Niina's questions:
1. Which doll do you regret buying?
2. What moment in your life would you love to experience again?
3. Coffee or Tea? Why?
4. What will people be nostalgic about in say 30 years, do you think?
5. The most embarrassing clothes you have worn?

1. Which doll do you regret buying?
My initial thought was the MNF Ante I bought because I lost a lot of money selling her, only for the buyer to turned around and sell her for the original amount right after. That sucked, but it is, what it is.
2. What moment in your life would you love to experience again?
Possibly something from my time at the boarding school. My last year there, was the best year of my life. 
3. Coffee or Tea? Why?
Coffee. Tea doesn't give me enough energy. But I do love tea, even if I rarely drink it.
4. What will people be nostalgic about in say 30 years, do you think?
Perhaps smartphones? Or Justin Bieber? Or Fidget Spinners? haha
5. The most embarrassing clothes you have worn?
Hmm, I have a weird relationship with my wardrobe, so I'm not really sure.

I'm afraid most people I know have been tagged, so I won't come up with any questions, but thanks for reading :)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Whoops, I forgot to blog for a while

How are you all doing? It's been a while since I last made a blog post.

I have been up and down.
I have focused a lot on writing rather than doll stuff lately. It's been wonderful to see my story grow and grow, even though I'm stuck right now. I lost the general view of my story. It's like I can't gather my focus, but I got a good advice this weekend. I'm gonna try and write all plot points on post-it notes and try and make sense out of it.

When I have been doing doll stuff, it's mostly just a weekend with friends.
It was nice and I had a lot of fun. I even got a bit of drive back, so now I want to seriously see, if I can get a Dollzone body for my soon to be shipped Black Cherry Doll Kaorin!
I have other small things I really want, like for instance eyes for Rose and Gwen (Kaorin), a wig for Gwen and more clothes for my girls, but it'll take some time for me to gather some funds.



So that's pretty much what's up for me. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Back to SDs again

As you may have guessed from the title of this post, I'm indeed back to SDs again.

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.