mandag den 30. december 2013

A little story about Sienna (a character).

I've pretty much sold Lorina. I have the deal all made out and the buyer is ready. I just need to finish my exam and then we'll finish the deal. Since I'm getting a lot of money I'm thinking of getting a new doll (and she's not even half the price of what I'm getting for Lorina).

I have this character. Her name is Sienna. She's about 16-18 years old. The second youngest child of the King of Arvik. She has a younger brother, Umber.
The story starts with killings of the King and Queen by a Jafar-ish character (he/she has not been developed yet). Sienna, Umber and their aunt (the King's sister) are on the run. They get out of town (with some help). Both Sienna and Umber have magic and they use it to hide themselves. Sienna's magic is strongest and she is best hidden; You can see her but you want to look away. You don't actually remember that you have seen her. The magic is weaved into her clothes.
They dress as poor people but Umber gives his royal upbringing away. They are caught but believed "only" to be aristocrats. They are on their way to a prison/work camp when the party is attacked by rebels. All the prisoners are brought to their camp. The leader of the camp does not trust Sienna because of the magic. He can easily see that she's disguised. She decides to be honest with him.
Sienna, Umber and the aunt are allowed to stay in the camp for now and they are all presented with work clothes (pants, blouse etc.). When Sienna dress in the new clothes her magic is not hiding her anymore. Sienna is sent to work with Sparrow and Adella (my Elfdoll Ruru sisters) and quickly befriends them.

The story is not developed from there yet. I have a few ideas like the leader of the camp is brother to my Pirate Queen Marina (SD16 Ruby). I'm not sure if there should be romance between the leader of the camp and Sienna (my first version of the story had a romance between them).

I think I've decided on a doll for Sienna - a Iplehouse Bibiane on a YID body. The YID body to make her seem younger and not so tall. Later when she grows she can get a SID body. I'm not sure if I should go for NS or PG skin. NS for "royal pale" (as the beginning) or PG for "working in the sun" (at the camp). Probably I go for PG.

onsdag den 18. december 2013

[inset funny title that includes the word "KANON"]

Today I went to the post office to pick up Kanon. 

She's so very cute <3
(I really love her faceup - probably the first time I really love a faceup from Volks)

Model is a Volks YoSD Kanon 2nd Makeup Version.

mandag den 16. december 2013

Boys, boys, boys...

Thinking about expanding my doll family with more boys. After the success of bringing home the Zombie I'm considering getting more boys. I know the boys have to be "special" (as in no "pretty boys"). They need to have something interesting about them; Like the Lati SD boy with the third eye, or Ringdoll Frankenstein.

I'm thinking I wouldn't mind trading the Lorina head for a boy doll. Lorina is beautiful but that's all she is to me, and whenever I see her I think "If I sell her I would get loads of money". Already my Garnet has the role of Pretty Doll With No Character and I don't need two PDWNCs. I'm starting to realize that Lorina does not belong here anymore. Lorina uses 18mm in eyes, her head is huge, and all my other dolls are more realistic. If I could just shrink the Lorina head to fit a YoSD body then I'd be happy (I know there is a YoSD Lorina but the heads are not so very similar. To me YoSD Remi looks more like SD16 Pearl than YoSD Lorina looks like SDGr Lorina).

tirsdag den 10. december 2013

The plans, the ideas, the musings, and the contemplating... or how 2013 turned out for me (speaking of dolls)

(To begin I'd like to say that my "d"-button is jammed and I apologize for any d's left out. Any other letters left out is simply just my bad grammar.)

Because my dear friend Lise made her list of "What happened in 2013" I felt like making one also. 2013 turned out to be a very interesting doll year for me. Some dolls were sold, some bought and some changed character. Only one of my dolls stayed the same - little Yo-Tenshi Yuh as Anne Elliot.

Starting 2013 I had four Volks SD16 girls: Ruby, Garnet, Cristal, and Joanna. Both Cristal and Johanna were sold. Neither really fitted in here. I decided that Ruby and Garnet were ill fitted to be Adella and Sparrow. Looking through doll pictures I was able to convince myself that Elfdoll Ruru NS and Tan would be better. Adella and Sparrow are sisters so to get the same doll in a NS and Tan version would be great (also the fact that I knew they would both fit and match the SD16 body from Volks). It was actually surprisingly easy to find both heads (but that's my super power...)

2013 were also the year I decided to buy a boy doll again. This time I told myself that this was the last time I would have a boy doll (boy dolls just don't seem to fit in here). My last boy would be the Ringdoll Zombie Sol. I had loved him since he came out but I had told myself that he was a no-go (being a boy doll and all). Then one of my friends from Copenhagen sold hers. This was my opportunity! Now he's one of my favorite dolls in my collection! Maybe I like him so because I spend so much time blushing him and making him unique. He's just great :D

I 2013 I got a YoSD Alice also. This was my last try to own a White Skin doll. Alice was sold within 2 months. I don't like to own WS dolls, and I will NOT get a WS doll again. But the Alice/Lorina mold didn't leave me completely, and when I sold my Elfdoll Vivien I really wanted a SDGr Lorina head to replace Vivien. Again the wait to bring her home was short. 

I started to think that since my Yo-Tenshi Yuh was such a sweet and dear little girl, then maybe I should get more YOs. I've been wanting a YoSD Anne for a long time (only because we share the name) and when I figured out what character she could fit, I started to look for Anne. Going for one Yo you might as well go for two, right? When Volks had there lottery last month I entered it for a YoSD Kanon. (I'm very proud of myself for not also entering for the SD16 girl or the SDGr girls). I won Kanon and I just got a shipping confirmation now. If I'm lucky she'll be here before Christmas. Volks always declares full value so the stop at customs are usually only for 1 day.  

Currently I have:
Volks SD16 Ruby - Marina The Pirate Queen 
Volks SD16 Garnet - Garnet
Volks SDGr Lorina (head only) - Lydia (might sell her to get Iplehouse ladies)
Elfdoll Ruru NS (Volks SD16 hybrid) - Adella Darling Featherstone
Elfdoll Ruru Tan (waiting for her Volks SD16 boy) - Sparrow Ella Featherstone
Ringdoll Zombie Sol - Hamlet Jones
Volks Yo-Tenshi Yuh - Anne Elliot (Annie)
Volks YoSD Anne - Catherine Morland (Kitty Kat)
and waiting for Volks YoSD Kanon - (I can't remember which character I wanted her for. Maybe she'll be Catherine Morland instead of YoSD Anne, and then YoSD Anne can be Emma or Lizzie).

torsdag den 31. oktober 2013

This is just crazy...

So I mentioned my super power awhile back and I guess it strikes again... This is just crazy now.

I have a Volks SD16 Ruby and a Tan Elfdoll Ruru head. They both share the SD16 body from Ruby so I made a WTB on DoA for a Volks SD16 Body from the Ruby release (I did this ONE week ago). I knew it was a long shot because Ruby is soooo rare and is practically never up for sale on DoA. I actually felt like I would never get that body because it just wouldn't happen. It's one of those things like I will never be president of America and I will never get a SD16 Ruby body for my Elfdoll Ruru head. 
Then I was offered a Ruby doll (almost fullset - only eyes missing) for almost the same price as I was willing to pay for the body. How is this even possible for me to end up with two Volks SD16 Rubys?? Come on! That's just crazy... I'm gonna take her body and use it for the Elfdoll Ruru head and keep the extra Ruby head safe in a box. But honestly - TWO RUBYS!!! What the he**? I'm so much in shock and not quite sure what just happened. I'm only posting this here so only you will know this. I had to share it with someone but I don't want to share it with many people. How did this happen?
So anyone need to borrow my super power? 

And just to point out. I'm now waiting for:
Volks YoSD Anne
Volks SD16 Ruby
and news about the lottery for the YoSD Kanon (imagine if I won her also - my super power might just do that).
After this I will have NO money for new dolls for a long, long time. But I will be a happy little BJD-owner.

I won the lottery for YoSD Kanon! OMG! I am actually waiting for 3 dolls right now. CRAZY!! I'm broke but happy :D

tirsdag den 29. oktober 2013

One little yo here and one little yo there...

I paid for the YoSD Anne doll so I'm currently waiting for a new doll! Yay!
I'm very excited to see her in real life. I've had a crush on that doll for years (simply because she's cute and shares my name) so I'm really excited to receive her - can't wait.

Did you see the Volks event? I kinda had a case of the loose-slippery-fingers-that-somehow-signed-me-in-and-enter-the-Lottery for YoSD Kanon. Ups? I will know in two days if I won her (or actually I should say "If I won the chance to buy her").
I'm actually surprised by myself that I only entered ONE of their lotteries. I didn't go for the SD16 girl or the SDGr girls. I have some willpower!


onsdag den 23. oktober 2013

Jane Austen and the army of YoSDs

My friend is selling her SDs to have only YoSDs, and I wanted more YoSDs myself so she kinda talked me into it (actually she just talked about YoSDs until I broke down and said "I want one, too!") so I made a WTB on DoA for Volks Megohime, Anne, and Lorina. My preferred is actually Megohime but I also really want Anne. Lorina would be nice to bring home if the price is right.
I have already an offer on an Anne. She's the old release (2005) but a fullset and the price is only $300 where the new Anne sells at $600 with only a wig. I'll take her if I can.
My YoSDs are part of my Jane Austen Army (Volks) and with only one YoSD it is hardly an impressive army. So Anne will also be part of my Army. Who should she be?

My Volks Yo-Tenshi Yuh is Anne Elliot (Persuasion) because she has that reserved look about her, and Anne Elliot is my favourite Jane Austen girl.

These are my tentative plans:
Anne as Catherine Morland.
Megohime as Emma Woodhouse.
Probably a Lillie for Elinor Dashwood.
Maybe Jun Tachibana for Elisabeth Bennet?
Maybe a four sisters for Marianne Dashwood? Marianne Dashwood is difficult, but I think a Four Sisters, as the more quiet Marianne Dashwood as she is in the end of the book, might work. Megohime might work as Marianne as she is in the beginning of the book, but who should then be Emma?
Please, let me know if you have an idea for a doll for either of the characters.

I really, really don't like Fanny Price or the story of Mansfield Park. So she will not be included in my Jane Austen Army.

søndag den 20. oktober 2013

One little doll is out the door

I've sold my St Mina head.

She's been in Copenhagen for over two months and I have not missed her. I have no character for her and though she is pretty, I have no use for her. One of my friends once said "If you ever sell her, tell me first!", so when I was contemplating selling her I told my friend. She wanted her, and I agreed to sell St Mina to her. I am not saddened by it in anyway, and I'm more interested in seeing her version of St Mina than seeing my own version come alive. And it makes me happy to know that St Mina will stay in Denmark so I can still see her from time to time.

And when one doll leaves I can bring in another, right? I really want a Iplehouse girl soon :)


søndag den 6. oktober 2013

I want a new doll, too!

Today I got the I-must-buy-a-new-doll cravings. I actually went to Iplehouse's page and put SID Lahela Light Brown in my cart. I really want her! But I can buy her now. Well, technically I can buy her but I shouldn't do it. I still have five unfinished dolls, so I shouldn't bring home other dolls.

But Akatsuki is waiting for a Iplehouse doll and I want to, too!

Lahela is my Hawaiian beauty. She's surfer and was in a shark attack when she was younger. She lost her arm. I call her "Nani" but it's the short form of her name.
I haven't done much to her develop her character because then I would want to bring her home even more! Haha

søndag den 29. september 2013

Musings of a great mind on the concept of dolls (or how my dolls frustrate me)

Sometimes I wonder if I have to many dolls and if I should sell one or two. Currently I have:

* Tan SD16 body shared by Volks Ruby and Elfdoll Ruru
* NS SD16 body shared by Volks Garnet and Lorina
* NS SD16 body shared by Elfdoll Ruru and Custom House St Mina
* Yo-Tenshi Yuh
* Ringdoll Zombie Sol.

I think maybe what I don't like is that most of the dolls are still unfinished.
Ringdoll Zombie Sol is pretty close to being finished - maybe a little work on his wig and pants but generally he's finished.
Yo-Tenshi Yuh is finished also - she needs a headband but that's it.
Volks Ruby is finished but could use some weapons. Maybe also a new faceup.
The sisters are really frustrating. They are supposed to be steampunk girls but I can't find the right outfits and I'm close to giving up. Maybe they need a character change? I don't know.
Volks Garnet is a very weird doll for me. In many ways she reminds me of myself. And I've been thinking of using her as a mini version of me. Could be fun, right? And I do enjoy dressing up for Halloween so I could put her in pretty much anything.
Volks Lorina's character started as a hippie girl, but then the character changed into something more fairy-ish. I don't know about her character. Maybe I need to change her character?
The character for St Mina is an old one, but maybe she needs to be changed also.

I think my girls look to much alike. They are simply all "pretty girls" and that's not interesting enough for me. I need to do something to make them more interesting because right now I think to myself "do I really need other dolls than the zombie?" and that's just because the zombie is more special and interesting. I need to do something like this for my girls also.
Maybe I should try out my superhero idea for the sisters? A very modern Super(wo)man and Bat(wo)man. The idea has been in my head for a long time. What do you think?
So if I can get Garnet some clothes that look like mine, she's ready to be Mini-Me. I have the wig already but she needs new eyes I think.
Lorina and St Mina might be more interesting as Movie Heroes. I've got a huge passion for films - I'm a film geek! Maybe I need to bring it out via the girls.