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Different degrees of death [Love Has Fangs]

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Well, goodbye, Muriel. As of today’s ep, “6.2: Pomegranate Land,” Will’s ex no longer belongs to the cast of Love Has Fangs. I’ll tell you a secret, though. Despite the fact that she has disappeared from the story line, she still stands on the “active duty” shelves around my desk. I can’t bear to put her away. Maybe it’s the stark simplicity of the Destiny headsculpt and paint ops. Maybe it’s the dramatic Galadriel gown / nightgown she wears. Maybe I just like her passionate and pissed-off personality too much to let her out of my sight.

There are various levels of death in Love Has Fangs. One type of death is the end of the mortal life. For some characters, like Will’s parents, this death is the end of their existence. For other characters, like Anneka and Will, the end of mortal life involves a transformation and a rebirth as a supernatural. 

Another type of death is the end of the supernatural life. Caveat, Dom’s right-hand man, clearly suffered this kind of death unwillingly. In this ep, by contrast, Muriel seems to welcome the end of her supernatural life.

I’m really attached to Caveat and Muriel, so I often wonder if there’s another level of life and death in my story so I can bring them back…an endless resuscitation between sleeping and waking.

I really need to get either a feed for Love Has Fangs or a “bounce” LJ so that persons with LJs can subscribe and comment easily!

Oh yeah, and another juicy Realm tidbit….

Oh yeah, and another juicy Realm tidbit…. published on No Comments on Oh yeah, and another juicy Realm tidbit….

Toot toot toot! [That was supposed to be a fanfare.] Announcing the inauguration of the Scholarly Articles category at Jareth’s Realm, I present you with the first file in this section of your online Labyrinth library! Read an excerpt of the only scholarly treatment ever I’ve seen of Labyrinth: Elycia Arendt’s highfalutin article, The Feminine Spectatorship of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.” You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader, but it’s worth it for her clueless take on Internet Laby fans and fan fiction.

Click here for my take on the article. My reactions are ranty and disorganized, but I’ll let you know when I marshal them into an essay.

“The lighthearted charm of the Muppets is further eroded by Labyrinth.”

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So saith Cosmopolitan’s lackluster review of Labyrinth. You can see this review and other vintage memorabilia at the newly updated Jareth’s Realm.

If you dislike the hack job that Cosmo did on Labyrinth, you can cheer yourself up with some pretty pictures. I finally got the scans of the beautiful Japanese program moved over to the new location.

I also put up a new 4-page Spanish program. I haven’t translated it yet, but you can admire the scans.

Season 6 kicks off!

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Yes, folks, Love Has Fangs is back with more 1:6 sarcasm in today’s ep, Vampirism Sucks. As you can tell by Anneka’s monochrome outfit, she’s feeling pretty bleak. As you can tell by Will’s paisley cummerbund and stacked heels, he’s feeling more and more daring. That’s one of the beauties of having a full dresser of doll clothes: the ability to change the characters’ outfits to reflect their current moods and personalities. I wish I could pierce Will’s ears, but I’m afraid of messing up the details on his resin head. Anyway, hop on over; see the strip; then leave me a comment. Thanks!

Finished Frank wears short shorts.

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Armeleia finished Frank’s neck on Monday, balancing muscular tendons with a smooth, columnar look. Here he shows his temporary hair and some of the candy stripes that I bought him from Dollmore.

 

Armeleia’s mods sacrificed no mobility; Frank can turn his head and look up and down just as well as if he were on a Yukinojo body. I thought that he might have flexibility like he did on Jareth’s body [he could just swivel his head], but the results are more than I expected. In other words, now that he is truly at home on his fabulous figure, he can strike glamorous poses. I can’t wait until he’s lounging all over my furniture!

Houston to space vixens!

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Product Enterprise¬† has some sexy femfigs coming up. Check out Felicity Bliss, the intergalatic pinup, due in September. [Please note fetishy red leather spacesuit and molded nipples on armor….] Or sneak a peek at Gay Ellis, the purple-haired sexpot, due out in June. Apparently they’re characters from TV shows? Who cares? They’re hot. Picture of Felicity Bliss’ headshot below.Continue reading Houston to space vixens!

Stuff I want in no particular order updated

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  • Basic Photography: CCAE course, $149.00
  • Summer Light: CCAE course, $125.00
  • The Art of Reviewing: CCAE course, $125.00
  • Pirates, Sailors and Pasta: A North End Walk: CCAE course, $37.00
  • What Makes Harvard Square a Square?: CCAE course, $37.00
  • Boston’s Historic South End: A Walking Tour: CCAE course, $20.00
  • Mastering the Art of Aloneness: CCAE course, $44.00
  • Arthur Spiderwick’s Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: $24.95 
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Collection (Seasons 1-7): $220.00 
    Twilight Zone Season 1: $96.00
    Twilight Zone Season 2: $80.00
    Twilight Zone Season 3: $90.00
    Twilight Zone Season 4: $90.00
    Twilight Zone Season 5: $80.00
  • Mirror Mask: $26.96
  • 12″ Drusilla action figure: $45.00
  • Elfdoll Tiny Adel: ~$300.00
  • Elfdoll Rainydoll Nabee: ~$750.00
  • a haircut
  • a new pair of shoes
  • the domain name for my Web comic
  • and a really good computer with a flatscreen monitor and a DVD player that doesn’t seize up in the middle of Minority Report!!!
  • Love Has Fangs: Dom wins the angst contest.

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    Despite Anneka and Will’s competition in the previous vignette, today’s ep of Love Has Fangs proves that Dom wins the angst contest hands down…well, at least in his own mind. The mope meister is, of course, treating his depression with a cheery tune by Type O Negative: Everyone I Love Is Dead.

    Dom is one of my most enjoyable characters to write because he’s just so clueless. I don’t think it’s ever dawned on him that his life is so miserable because he spends most of his time whingeing and lashing out.  He’s not a bad kid, despite his murderous vendetta against Anneka. It’s just that he has very little empathy because he’s too wrapped up in his own pain and suffering, which is, of course, of epic proportions. Being an eternal teenager doesn’t help matters.

    Today’s angst-ridden word of the day is Weltschmerz. It comes from the German “Welt,” meaning “world,” and “Schmerz,” meaning “pain.” Like that other wonderful German compound Schadenfreude, [“Schaden” -> “damage” + “Freude” -> “happy” = “delight caused by the sufffering of others”], Weltschmerz describes a state of mind both dismal and enjoyable. Weltschmerz is defined as “sadness over the general state of the world.” Coined by Teutonic author Jean Paul, it refers to disappointment that one feels when one realizes that the physical world cannot satisfy one’s spiritual longings. This pessimistic yearning for transcendence shows up in a lot of Romantic poetry.

    To put it another way, Dom would like to think that he has Weltschmerz. But he probably just has Schadenfreude. 

    Bloodsuckers invade Boston!!

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    If you have no idea what Love Has Fangs is all about, bite off  what you can chew NOW with the post season 5 interlude, beginning today. Learn what all those dead people are up to and why you should care. [Note: it involves lesbians, pink hair and vampires…that’s why! :p Even pink-haired lesbian vampires!]

    Check out Vignette 1, in which our charming protagonists square off in a game of Who Has The Most Dysfunctional Life?

    Don’t forget to gimme some love and leave a comment [over on Love Has Fangs, not here].

    Oh yeah…and tell your friends. This comic has got something for everyone [well, mostly everyone]. If you’re a fantasy lover, it’s got vampires and ghosts. If you’re a sci-fi lover, it’s got mad scientists and cyborgs. If you’re a doll lover or action figure freak, you can watch me try to pose my characters realistically. If you’re a photographer, you can criticize my simple sets and painfully amateur photoing techniques.  If you’re a lover of drama, I’ve got more storylines going here than an average hour-long show on the WB. And if you’re a writer, hey…it’s not that badly written either.

    Note to all you BJD lovers: I’m gonna suck you in too…just you wait… Stay tuned for the drama with the creepy vampire-killing character… Heh heh heh! Then I can legitimately pimp out post about Love Has Fangs on DOA.

    P.S. Please leave a comment on the Love Has Fangs site!

    P.P.S. Watch for T-shirts.

    What makes you think I want one of these???

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    Here’s a comparison of OrientDoll So pasted next to a line-up of [left to right] Dom, Anneka and Will. As you can see, So is perfect for a 1:6, well-articulated toddler to expand the Love Has Fangs cast. Continue reading What makes you think I want one of these???

    Jennifer meets other small BJDs in Burlington.

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    The usual band of geeks suspects took over the usual conference room at the Burlington Public Library this afternoon to swap doll parts, stories and photos. Jennifer started off grumpy because she was wearing the aforementioned frilly dress with cherries, but Ivy had a box o’ free shit from where she found a much more pleasing outfit, modeled below. Other loot I nabbed: a fuzzy pink sweater, a knitted shawl and a troll with pink hair to confiscate for Jennifer…not to mention the 1:3 bottle of Beck beer, this last from Barb!

    Jennifer hung out with Jamie’s OrientDoll Tae, Quaid, who is 40 cm to her 27. He’s very realistically proportioned, and I can’t wait to see his female counterpart! She also posed with Breck’s Souldoll Kimmy, Puck, who is shorter and slenderer than she is. I like the 1:6 Souldoll BJD bodies better than Soom’s; Souldoll’s features are meatier and more realistic.

    An informal survey on the way back to the T revealed that I’m not the only one who feels completely wiped out after meets. Steph, Jamie, Sam and Meg said that they all wanted to go to sleep afterward, despite the fact that we always part ways before dinner. Steph put it best when she said, “It’s like you’ve been mainlining fun for 4 hours. Then you go home and can’t stand any more fun!” Continue reading Jennifer meets other small BJDs in Burlington.

    It’s a sleepy Jennifer?!! …and other small dollses

    It’s a sleepy Jennifer?!! …and other small dollses published on 2 Comments on It’s a sleepy Jennifer?!! …and other small dollses

    I didn’t notice, but apparently Soom came out with a sleepy Uyoo head called Romantic Uyoo. While I titled the post “Sleepy Jennifer,” it doesn’t really look like Jennifer at all… She is lovely, though, and I want her head, even though I have no use for it. She has an Anneka Elizabeth look to her… I’m E-mailing Soom now and asking if it’s possible to get the Romantic head sold separately with faceup. It would be cheap too, $80.00, which is how much I paid for Velvette’s head. [Actually, Velvette was one of those super limited edition Mbili Barbies that I bought for $100.00, and I ended up giving away most of the designer costume, tossing the body, taking down her hair and transplanting her onto a poorly painted CG body. She’s one of my favorite and most beautiful dolls and absolutely worth what I paid.]

    While I’m linking to things, I should note that Orient Doll has an affordable 1:6 toddler BJD at 4.65″. At $109.00 excluding s/h, an unpainted So is about half the price of Jennifer! I have plans for a toddler in the future of Love Has Fangs, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to invest that type of money in a tertiary character. He’d have to be a central character for at least a season [or he’d have to have a recurring secondary role like Velvette the hot and expensive!] to justify that expense.

    Frank’s luscious neck [as of Monday]

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    Armeleia reduced a bit of Frank’s neck in length and added definition in the form of tendons. Given his hermaphroditic form, I didn’t want her to sculpt an Adam’s apple, so she has been sanding down the rough sculpture. After an application of the final, finer grit [and a drill through the ear lobes], he should be done. Continue reading Frank’s luscious neck [as of Monday]

    Jennifer and pink do not get along.

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    Wrote this last night, but didn’t have a chance to put it up. Andrea the fabulous sent me a birthday gift of funky 1:6 clothing for Jennifer. I personally like the juxtaposition of patterns and prints. Jennifer, however, has other opinions. Continue reading Jennifer and pink do not get along.

    Love bites…and sucks. In short, Love Has Fangs!

    Love bites…and sucks. In short, Love Has Fangs! published on 1 Comment on Love bites…and sucks. In short, Love Has Fangs!

    (un)real life is back, but with a twist! It went on hiatus toward the end of April. It is now resurrected in a sexy new undead format with a sexy new name, Love Has Fangs, and a sexy new domain name: http://www.lovehasfangs.com .

    Everything’s the same except the name…which is better. And I’m working on T-shirts.

    Stay tuned for more 1:6 Sturm und Drang…coming next week to a Web site near you. Tell your friends! :p

    Jareth doll #14 (?) in progress

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    If you know me, you know my enduring interest in capturing Jareth’s likeness in doll form. I think I’ve done satisfactorily in the 1:3 department, but the 1:6 version has always eluded me. I’m getting closer to a great 1:6 interpretation of Jareth. He’s a repainted head from a Toy Biz Galadriel doll on an Obitsu slim male body, modified to accept Cy Girl bootfeet. He’s wearing a blouse from a Dreams & Legends Miss Fear doll and pants from a Blue Box Cy Girl Jet, along with a pendant that I made. He may or may not be done. Not sure… Continue reading Jareth doll #14 (?) in progress

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