tirsdag den 9. oktober 2018

Current Universes

I've been changing a bit around in the dolls. My newest plan is to divide the dolls into different universes and change the dolls around a bit.
I don't own bodies for all of the characters, so the most important part is that dolls within a universe have their own bodies. The bodies are then shared between the universes.

This is the current plan:
The blue name is the working name of the universe/world. 
A name in bold is the name of the character (if there is no name then it means I am unsure about is or currently working on a new name) 

Et: Nabarro Cyril / LoongSoul (NS yellow)
Diahr: Nabarro Har / Dollstown 18yr (copper oriental) – maybe change to 24M (Khan)
Khaos: Nabarro Yakumo / Dikadoll
Balance: Nabarro Wally / Universedoll (NS yellow)
Harmony: Demiurge Dolls Hero / Demiurge Dolls (NS)
Nabarro Sumner (WS) / Dollstown 18yr (fresh)
Nabarro Booth / Dollstown 17yr (fresh)
Demon: Rumpeldoll Abaddon / Dollstown 18y hybrid (Fresh)
Demon as human: Rumpeldoll Abaddon / Dollstown 18y hybrid (Fresh)
Creator: Volks Yuh / Volks YoTenshi
Bringer: Little Mermaid / Spiritdoll Fantasy (tan)
Collector: Popodoll Ramiel / Popodoll 70 (tan)
Guardian: Luts Bory / Luts KID Delf (real skin brown)
Iplehouse Skull Crow (WS) / Ringdoll RGM-4 hybrid (Tan)

Voodoo: Fifth Motif Venitu / Fifth Motif (caramel brown)
Zombie: Ringdoll Zombie Sol / Ringdoll RGM-1 (grey)
Scorpio: Elfdoll Vivien / Soom Super Gem Scorpio (bronze)
Henry: Demiurge Dolls Maybach / Ringdoll RGM-4 (NS)
Don: LET Don / Soom Super Gem (brown tan)
Joanna: Argodoll KS / Argodoll (light tan)
Demiurge Doll Warden / Dollstown 18yr (Fresh)

Nathaniel: Iplehouse Rex / Dollshe 24M
Vadim: Demiurge Dolls Alexey / Demiurge Dolls
Morgan: Twigling Ylisande / Iplehouse nYID
Pretty Boy: Nabarro Sumner / Fifth Motif (copper oriental)
Francis: Demiurge Dolls Eagle / Dollstown 18yr (fresh)
Volks Ruby (ebony) / Ringdoll RGM-4 hybrid (tan)

Ancient Koreans:
Seung-Hyuk: Demiurge Dolls Lel / Universedoll (NS yellow)
Jae-won: Edelweiss Sculpt Gagnon / Demiurge Dolls body (NS)

Modern Boys:
Fifth Motif Goohwa / Fifth Motif (pure copper oriental)
Fifth Motif Venitu / Fifth Motif (Pure Modern Grey)
Twigling Eloy / Fifth Motif (pure avatar blue)
Peakswoods Dlight / Peakswoods FOC (Grey)
Sheldon: Demiurge Dolls Hummer / Demiurge Dolls (NS)
Bluoxyde Ezra Miller head (NS pink)

Elfdoll Ruru (tan) / Volks SD16 body (ebony)
Fifth Motif Goohwa (Pure Avatar Blue) / Fifth Motif (Pure Avatar Blue)
Meeksdoll Murphy head (cookie) – WAITING
Demiurge Dolls Eagle (miscolorated) / Universedoll body (NS)
Fifth Motif Venitu / Fifth Motif (Honey Caramel Brown)

tirsdag den 14. august 2018

Gods; who are they?

The gods are in many ways just the same gods as always. 

The dolls:
Et: Nabarro Cyril / Demiurge Dolls body
Diahr: Nabarro Har / Dollstown 18yr boy body
Khaos: Nabarro Yakumo / Dikadoll 73cm body
Balance: Nabarro Wally / Universedoll body
Sky Man: Nabarro Sumner / Dollstown 18yr boy body
Sky Woman: Nabarro Booth / Dollstown 17yr girl body
Harmony: Universedoll Blanc / Ringdoll RGM-4 body (unsure about the body)

The story:

The first god is Et. He just appeared one day and he is the only being in the entire universe, who can create something from nothing. Every other being can only create something from something. 

Et was lonely and created Diahr by ripping off his own arm and creating Diahr from it (he could have just created Diahr from nothing, but felt they would be closer if they were made from the same material). They were all that existed and they were happy. They lived in the Palace Beyond, which Et created for them.

After many years Et decided to create other things like planets and stars, but in his eager to create he also created the fire dragon, which is a being made entirely of fire and who's only agenda is to burn whatever it touches. It destroyed half of the universe before Et was able to figure out how to stop it. Using his own body he trapped the fire dragon. The fire dragon was encased by Et's body and could not escape, but neither could Et. They were stuck. Over many years, both Et and the fire dragon lost their consciences and the fire dragon turned into liquid fire and Et turned to stone.

Diahr cried for the loss of Et and wanted him back. He broke two pieces of stone from the surface of Et’s back. Diahr tried to create Et, but ended up creating Baby 1 and Baby 2 instead. They were only babies and looking at them, Diahr realized that he had to take care of them. The babies brought some happiness back into Diahr’s life.

The stone planet (formerly known as Et) was a constant reminder of Et for Diahr. One day grass started to grow on the planet and Diahr decided to do his best to make Et’s dreams come true, but he also knew he could not do himself because the pain was too much. He named the planet Etter. To help the planet grow, he took a star and broke it up. From one piece he created Sky Man and from another he created Sky Woman. He told them to take care of Etter, while he would remain in the Palace Beyond with the babies.

While Diahr was busy Baby 1 dared Baby 2 to eat a piece of the star. They both did and turned into adults. Baby 1 then took the rest of the star and crushed it. The star dust he spread all over Etter. When Diahr found out, he scolded him, and gave him the name of Khaos, because he created much chaos. Diahr also scolded Baby 2 and gave him the name of Balance, because he needed to watch Khaos and make sure he did not create too much chaos.

Sky Man and Sky Woman created the humans, elves, and orcs. Balance thought that was  not enough and he created the wizards, and Khaos created the trolls. Those are the Dudali species created in Et’s image. Sky Man and Sky Woman watched the planet and helped it grow, Balance and Khaos took a special interest in the dudalis, and Diahr turned his back on all of it.

Khaos took a special interest in the dudali species and wanted to play with them. He was not interested in creating chaos as in war and disaster, but he always wanted to see how far he could push it and see what would happen. He is of course the trickster god.

Like Khaos Balance cared about the dudalis. Balance was watching Khaos, but his main focus lied in wisdom and the power of wisdom. His power comes from balancing power and wisdom and from balancing the wishes of the supreme ruler (Diahr) and Etter. Balance was the god of education, art, the written and the spoken languages, rhetoric, wisdom, war, health, magic, and he was the messenger of Diahr. He could speak on Diahr's behalf when dealing with Etter, though Diahr never said anything. He was de facto in charge of Etter and also had to take care of the Palace Beyond, and everything in between.

Balance was busy and stressed, but he could not leave anyone else in charge. Khaos wanted to help, so he created Harmony. He was supposed to be Balance’s helper, but Balance rejected him and Khaos didn’t really care. He had tried to help, but his help was no wanted, so he let Balance do whatever he wanted to do. Balance would not give up any of his power. Harmony spends most of his time walking Etter and helping individuals out. He feels like the outside-god, but he found peace of mind helping individuals.

Life cannot continue as it is...

mandag den 13. august 2018

Pirates; Who are they?

After changing around a bit with my dolls, the Pirates-universe expanded. So, who are the pirates now?
Nathaniel and Morgan are remaining and is then joined by Vadim, Marina, Magnus, Pretty Boy, and Marius. The story is not completely developed yet. I still need to figure out everything (including Pretty Boy's name).

Nathaniel: Iplehouse Rex / Dollshe 24M body (waiting for body)
Morgan: Twigling Ylisande / Iplehouse nYID body
Vadim: Demiurge Dolls Alexey / Demiurge Dolls body
Marina: Volks Ruby / Volks SD16 body
Magnus: Demiurge Dolls Eagle / Dollstown 18yr body
Pretty Boy: Nabarro Sumner / Fifth Motif body (waiting for body)
Marius: Volks Ruby / Ringdoll RGM-4 body

søndag den 5. august 2018

Finally, An Update!!

It's been more than a year since I last updated my blog. I am wondering if I should give it a go and try to use this blog again or not. I am more active on IG, but in some ways a blog might be a better way to keep track of my ideas.

My bjd family has changed a lot over the last year and my plans have changed a lot too. Most importantly I have decided to split my dolls into different stories. The "Freaks" was starting to get to big for me and the "Pirates" was getting too small, and in all of that I started to have new ideas also.
My plan is to continue with "Freaks", but I will split the gods from "Freaks" into their own story. I will also continue with "Pirates", but their story will change. I hope to bring to life a more modern story also. Not all my dolls fit into these stories, but this is a start. As I develope the stories more, I will hopefully be able to fit all the dolls.

So the stories right now are:
1) Freaks
2) Gods
3) Pirates
4) Modern

lørdag den 8. juli 2017

A little update

I have been quite busy with school. It's been a hectic semester, but we just finished and I am happy. I think, quite a lot has happened in my bjd-family since my last update. Here are some of the things that happened and some pictures.

I received my Soom Dia from Fantasywoods, but he is still packed away. He and my Elfdoll Ruru hybrid are supposed to be siblings, but I haven't worked on them yet. I have ideas, but I need to have them in my own hands and not using the pictures Avi sends me.
However, I discovered that Soom brown tan is a pretty good match for Les Enfants Terribles tan resin, so my LET Don head stole the body from Dia. Then my new mission was to find a Soom Super Gem boy body in brown tan from 2013, so both Dia and Don could have a body. That was actually pretty easy and the body is in customs at the moment, so hopefully within a few weeks Dia can have his body back and Don can have the new body.

I didn't mean to enter any Volks lotteries, but when they rereleased Williams again, I just couldn't resist. I didn't actually think I would win, but I had to try. So far I believe I have won all the lotteries I have entered from Volks, so that is a pretty good statistics.
He is packed away until I have time to work on him.

Goohwa has been painted. He was painted by the talented Koala Krash (link to her Flickr). I love how she painted him and I am so excited to see him in real life.
Credit of this photo goes to Koala Krash, but I have been allowed to share him.

Yakumo is coming along nicely. He needs a new faceup soon, because the clown face was not meant to be his permanent faceup. I do hope to find him a better body in the future. Right now I am considering the Universe Doll body. I should also make him a new wig in the future. This one didn't work out as planned and look very weird from specific angels. It does however have the puffy thing going for it.

Legend Doll has informed me that my package (bought on December 6th) has been shipped. It is just clothes and stuff, mostly for the Ruby twins, but it took such a long time.
The twins are supposed to be steam punk. I always loved this style, and I think the twins can do.

Updated doll list:
Argonauticadolls Kristen (KS)
Elfdoll tan Ruru / Volks SD16 hybrid
Elfdoll Vivien / Soom Super Gem hybrid
Fairyland Lacrima sleeping head
Fifth Motif Goohwa
Fifth Motif Venitu
Iplehouse Rex / Dollshe 28M hybrid
Iplehouse Skull Crow head
Iplehouse Soo / Dollstown 17y hybrid
Les Enfants Terribles Don / Soom Super Gem hybrid
Luts Bory
Nabarro Booth head
Nabarro Cyril head
Nabarro Har / Dollstown 18y
Nabarro Sumner head
Nabarro Wally head
Nabarro Yakumo / Angelheim Elderheim hybrid
Peakswoods Dlight
Popodoll Ramiel
Ringdoll Zombie Sol
Soom Bix / Ringdoll RGM-4 hybrid
Soom Dia
Twigling Ylisande / Iplehouse nYID hybrid
Volks SD16 Ruby
Volks SD16 Ruby / Ringdoll RGM-4 hybrid
Volks SD17 Williams
Volks YoTenshi Yuh

lørdag den 4. februar 2017

Hey Jude, don’t let me down (Voodoo's story)

As some of you might remember Voodoo’s real name is Jude Effrayant, but though I knew his name the rest of his story was something he didn’t feel like sharing. I have only recently realised who Voodoo is, so even though I know a lot about him now his story is still a big WIP. Certain elements of his story changes how the fellowship (how the Freaks come together) is formed because Voodoo is on a mission, and therefore he can’t meet the others in the fellowship too soon.

Jude was born as a wizard, but he was not very strong or very brave. Actually he was a scrawny guy with only a modicum of magical power. He would use his magic to help others for smaller problems. This way he could get by and find work. He was never popular, but he could get by. He met and married a local girl, and they settled in a little house in a little village. They didn’t have much but they got by and they were happy. Then tragedy struck and his wife and daughter died in childbirth. His magic was not powerful enough to save them.  He was completely crushed and withdrew into himself. The people in the village looked upon him as a person of bad luck, and left him alone for a while but then the mocking, bullying, and the attacks started.

Finally, he had had enough and he decided to go to the extremes to have enough power to fight his enemies and gain the respect he had always wanted but never had. He called forth Khaos and got all the powers he could possible ever want in exchange for his memories. When he woke he had no memories of his life, but he had powers and a burning wish to be the greatest wizard ever. He moved across the country, settled into a castle while he honed his powers. Over the years he learned to use his new powers and he became more powerful than his enemies, but with his memories gone he had no one to prove himself to and no one to seek revenge on, so he worked to be more powerful. Power was the only thing he wanted and needed.

People from every Dudali species came to him for help. He was rich, powerful, and feared. He was so feared that only very few dared to approach him for help, and he would help them only for a price, a price so high it was only the most desperate who would pay.

One day a girl sought his help, but he turned her away. He didn’t have the time and he knew she could not pay his price. But when he touched her wrist to throw her out, he experienced something strange. His magic responded to the girl, and he didn’t understand why. He made a deal with her so that she could stay and he could figure out what had happened. The girl’s name was Phryne.

He was sought out by a member of Unity for help, but they could not agree, so the Unit took what he wanted causing Voodoo to retaliate and attack the Unit.

At one of her trips for Voodoo, the girl met a boy in desperate need of help, and she asked Voodoo to help. He agreed but only at the price of her staying with him for ever. She agreed to this new deal. He helped the boy by stopping his sickness, but his body was stilled marred by the ugly scares of his sickness. The boy is Hamlet (Zombie).

The Unit and Voodoo went to outright war with each other, but Voodoo was the most powerful and could have won had he not needed to save the girl when she made a stupid mistake. The result was that the castle was burned down and with it all the books and magical items. He blamed the girl but though he cursed and screamed he never harmed her, and since she knew she was to blame she accepted his anger. But she had realised something; Voodoo had chosen to save her even when it cost him so much. She knew he was not the horrible beast she had thought of him. True, he was not a good man, but he was not horrible either. He was a vengeful man, and if he didn’t outright kill her for her mistake then there were more to him that she had realised. She saw there was some good in him, and she felt it her price to pay to help him. And if she happened to fall in love with him she would hide it, for she knew a man as scarred as he could never love her in return, for he only loved power and the might it brought him. He needs her love to bring out the best in him though of course he doesn’t realise it yet. I know Phryne might seem weak here, but she is much stronger in mind and body than everyone realises, and she can and will take Voodoo on if she has to for his own good or to stop him from murdering someone.

Hamlet knew he owed a lot to Phryne, so he would help her, and thus Phryne and Hamlet end up going with Voodoo, when he decided to take on Unity and bring them down, and this is what changes when Voodoo meets the other Freaks, because he has to meet them after the Third Fate has met with Henry and after Alva has joined the party for they need to be going after Unity also for Voodoo to join them. Exactly how they meet the others I’m still working on, but I know Voodoo discovered Henry knew things about Unity that he himself did not, and that is the main reason why he stays with the Freaks. The other Freaks fear Voodoo, but they realise they need him, his knowledge, and his powers to succeed.

Khaos removed Voodoo’s memories because he knew the broken man he was would use the powers for destruction and murder, but he hoped removing Voodoo’s pain would make him stronger and even greater. He wanted to see what impact a weak man with powers could have on the world.

Voodoo is not a good man. He has done horrible things, and even when he begins to be good and to make amends, he considers himself a villain.  Voodoo’s story is a story of redemption; a story of love and the power of love to redeem another. He needs Phryne’s love to be the best version of himself possible, and hopefully he realises it before the end of his story...

Hey, Jude, don't let me down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

These two pictures shows two different sides of him; Jude and Voodoo. Both versions have weaknesses and strengths, and both versions needs more work, but I think he is clear to see they are both the same and very different.

This is Jude
 This is Voodoo

lørdag den 7. januar 2017

The Gods of Freaksland part 3 (Khaos and Balance)

This is the 3rd part about the gods in my universe, and this time the focus is on Khaos and Balance.
Sky Man and Sky Woman is discussed in the first part: Here
First and Second is discussed in the 2nd part: Here

First my list of ideal dolls for the gods:
Cyril will be the First
Har will be the Second / Diahr
Yakumo will be Khaos
Wally will be Balance
Sumner will by Sky Man
Booth will be Sky Woman

I've been thinking of changing Yakumo to Balance and Wally to Khaos. I think their sculpts might fit better with those characters, but for now it's just an idea. Until I am home again and can work on Yakumo then I probably will not know for sure. Hopefully I can find Wally eventually (or a stand-in doll for him) so I cam compare their faces properly. I can just totally see both Yakumo and Wally as Balance, but I think I can see Wally better as Khaos than I can see Yakumo as Khaos.
For now I will stick to my plan of Yakumo as Khaos and Wally as Balance.

Who are Khaos and Balance?
Khaos and Balance were created when First sacrificed his life to create Earth. They were just little babies that Diahr (Second) took care of. As babies they are not that interesting though they did get into trouble quite often, and some of those stories are a bit funny (imo).
Diahr took a star and broke it into pieces to create Sky Man and Sky Woman, and while he was busy with that Khaos and Balance ate a pieces each. They then become adults.
Khaos took the rest of the star pieces and crushed it up to a fine power, which he spread all over the Earth. Diahr scolded him, and gave him the name of Khaos, because he created much chaos on Earth. Diahr also scolded Balance for not stopping Khaos, and gave him the job to watch Khaos and make sure he did not create too much chaos.
After Sky Man and Sky Woman created the humans, elves, and orcs then Balance created the wizards and Khaos created the trolls.

Balance is watching Khaos, but his main focus lies in wisdom and the power of wisdom . The balance comes from balancing power and wisdom and from balancing the wishes of the supreme ruler and Earth.
He is inspired by Tir in ancient Armenian religion and Menrva from Etruscan religion.
Balance is the god of education, art, the written and the spoken languages, rhetoric, wisdom, war, health, magic, and he is the messenger of Diahr. He can speak on Diahr's behalf when dealing with Earth (as Diahr has given up on Earth). He is de facto in charge of Sky Kingdom, Earth, and everything in between.
He is a very busy god, but he thrives on it. He is usually quiet and peaceful, but Khaos has a way to get under his skin. He loves all the five Dudali species equally, but mostly enjoys watching and helping the writers, poets, musicians, painters, sculptors, and others who use art, languages, and magic to create something new or interesting or beautiful.

In my mind Khaos is the fun uncle that will let us eat pancakes all day. He is not interested in creating chaos as in war and disaster, but chaos like in a big party where he spiked the punch and just leaned back to see what would happen. He is of course the trickster god.
He is not inspired by one specific god, but by the stories I've read about many of them. It is worth remembering he does the things he does for fun and to see what happens. He does nothing to be evil.

How do they look?
I imagine Wally wearing dark/black clothes. I really love this outfit from Loong Soul and if it's still for sale when I can afford it, I might get it. I'm not sure about hairstyle, but I think the color is dark, and I imagine him with very dark eyes. However, I see Balance wearing this outfit and not Khaos (and this is one reason why it is so complicated about Yakumo and Wally as Balance and Khaos)

Yakumo's outfit is more colorful, but it's not too colorful. I think purple or blue or both but in subdued colors (if that makes sense). This outfit I think can work both for Balance (as the artistic side) and Khaos (as the fun side).