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Shaniqua the skinny

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 My Alvin Ailey Barbie arrived today. As you can see in the first picture, she was allowed to keep her leotard top, but Absinthe claimed her full, fluffy skirt. Absinthe always makes me think of flowers and lace, which is odd, given that she’s much more of an anise and wormwood girl.

The second picture shows how different two instances of the same headsculpt can look on different people. On the left, Shaniqua, a kind, cheerful, rather shy person who doesn’t really like talking about how thin she is because she’s naturally that way and she doesn’t think it looks that good. On the right, Velvette, the sterner, more cynical person who can wither bullshit in its tracks and who comes across as tough and self-deprecating rather than just nice.

I love the Mbili headsculpt.  Continue reading Shaniqua the skinny

Three-quarters of the family

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Here are 1:6 versions of three-quarters of the characters in my head (left to right): Jareth, Jennifer and Frank. Doll of me not included because it doesn’t have a head. Interestingly enough, the dolls don’t really look like the characters, but they accurately capture their moods: Jareth serious and shy, Jennifer energetic and innocent, Frank playful and sex-obsessed.

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Hallelujah! HALLELUJAH!

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<heavenlychorus>…how to make a Pivot Table in Excel 2007 for sophisticated reporting purposes. Given that I was banging my head against obtuse tutorials yesterday afternoon, today’s small achievement shines like a beacon from heaven between the stormy clouds of frustration and ignorance.< /heavenlychorus>

<grimdetermination>Next…a pivot chart.< /grimdetermination>

Someone award me a medal!

Alvin Ailey Barbie

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I just got one because she is hot. She appears to have the Mbili Barbie sculpt, my favoritest ever. [Velvette has it.] She also has a long, layered, white dress that will probably be stolen by someone else. Plus she’s articulated everywhere but the ankles…even her wrists! All I’ll have to do is saw off those stupid, impractical pointed toes and supply some better feet or really rigid shoes. No, she has no character yet, but that is okay because she is HOT.

Triad Lola’s head

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One year after first seeing it and liking it and after 365 days of unsuccessfully convincing myself that I don’t want her, I have an unassigned Lola head coming in the mail to me for the relatively low price of $12.00. Yes, that is low for a plastic 1:6 head. Shush. Can’t resist the sarcastic expression.

Dead Girl’s Diary 7: “Were We Gay?”

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In which Absinthe talks to Mark to discern if Will is truly as wretched as she thinks he is.  

Comments: Absinthe, as you may recall, pines for Will. Certain that she has ruined his life by making him a vampire, she was most recently inspired in the last episode by Margie’s daughter Maggie to fantasize about the family that she and Will could have had. Now, not wanting to approach Will directly, she seeks information about Will’s current state from Mark, who ought to know about these things.

The THEMATICALLY WRONG ending of Labyrinth

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Kinjou and I were talking about Labyrinth in a recent chat tonight and how the ending, in which Sarah parties with the Muppets while Jareth flies away in the form of an owl, seems like a foul misstep, thematically speaking.

Our reasons, in conversational form, below:

me: Har de har har!

9:27 PM Aw man, the ending always makes me sad.

Kinjou: [jesi says that :)]


me: The ending music always sounds so wistful and mournful as she puts away her music box and Jareth goes flying off into the night [to catch mice, one assumes].
9:28 PM Kinjou: It’s the end of girlhood. Some wistfulness is required, certainly.
me: Exactly. Very bittersweet.
Kinjou: *nods* I had objected to the ending, myself, at the time
9:29 PM me: "Sarah! Don’t kick out Jareth like that! He’s the strongest, most compelling part of you!"
Kinjou: I felt that it could be worked out some way LOL eternal optimist
me: "Surely you can find a way to deal with him where he doesn’t have to intimidate and grovel all the time!"
Kinjou: Indeed!
me: It just felt wrong to me that she would accept all the friendly creatures, just because they were her friends, and reject Jareth, primarily because she feared him.
9:30 PM If you accept just what you like and kick out what you fear and do not know, you’re only doing yourself a disservice by denying yourself access to your unknown powers.
Kinjou: But how many people have we encountered that make that choice?
Exactly that choice.
me: How many people accept the innocuous and reject the intimidating/
Kinjou: Indeed.
9:31 PM me: Lots.
But the whole point of Labyrinth was that things are not always what they seem.
Kinjou: Exactly.
Honestly, if you want to know what I think, the end always read like a last minute rewrite to me
me: Sarah tried to read all the other characters and play their game, but she never tried to read and understand Jareth.
9:32 PM The bit with the Labyrinth creatures [except for Jareth] dancing in her room?
Kinjou: *nods*
me: Yeah, that always seemed like someone’s pathetic excuse for a happy ending. "Yeah, we can’t let go of the cutesy comedic Muppets!"
9:33 PM Kinjou: I always felt that the film really ended with her saying goodbye to her girlhood, a really bittersweet ending that test audiences didn’t care for.
So many films have been botched by rewrites from the reactions of test audiences *facepalm* I can almost always see them
9:34 PM me: I do like the owl watching her and then flying into the moon and the end credits, a nice mirror for the beginning of the film, Jareth watching over her as he was at the beginning, always intruding on the edge of her reality, maybe looking for a way in.
Yeah, they’re so FORCED.
Kinjou: Exactly.
me: Cut out the stupid party with the creatures, and end it with Sarah closing away her music box, Jareth the owl watching, then soaring away into the moon.
9:35 PM AND…scene.
Kinjou: The ending seemed a hasty rewrite with the screenwriter trying desperately to preserve the integrity of the story by presenting Jareth as transformed into a guardian figure
me: But, with that stupid party, it just looks not like Jareth’s the watcher, as he is in the beginning, but the pathetic dude who didn’t get invited to the shindig.
9:36 PM [Ref Sir Didymus’ quote at the end: I say, anyone for a game of Scrabble?]
Kinjou: There are a lot of films that I want to give the Kinjou Director’s Cut LOL
me: I agree. I’d take out that stupid party.
9:37 PM It makes no sense.
I mean, Sarah purposely confronted Jareth alone, rejecting the Muppets.
Kinjou: "PERFECT! STOP THE STORY THERE!…..Aw, shit, it’s going to go on for another fifteen minutes for no reason. x.x"
me: She realized that she had to find the strength in herself to stand up to the menacing parts of herself.
9:38 PM So she told the Muppets to go away before she won back Toby all on her very own, but then she brought them back around in a little schmaltzy moment when she admitted, after putting signs of her childhood away, that she needed them "for no reason at all."
Kinjou: It should have ended with her embracing and comforting Jareth. That would have been a much more satisfying (and sane) ending. Then him flying off into the moon, always watchful, no longer menacing, the wise half of herself.
9:39 PM me: Now I acknowledge that one does like to indulge one’s Muppet equivalents sometimes, no matter what one’s age, but that admission from her seemed so sobby and wimpy and not characteristic of the new, strong, caring Sarah, more sure in her power than she was at the beginning.
9:40 PM Kinjou: The thing is, it was all about choice. So by all rights, she could now choose when or when not to interact with Jareth & the other beings.
And on what terms.
me: In my mind, Jareth as he appears in Labyrinth was immature and petulant and demanding and egotistical because Sarah was.
The whole story was about her maturing. When she rejected him, she rejected that overbearing form of him.
Kinjou: Exactly. Which is why I see the owl transformation as Wise Guardian
9:41 PM me: He flew away, OUT OF THAT FORM, but not necessarily out of her life. He’s still there, as the guardian, but now that she has grown, he too has broken from his petulant, childish role.
Kinjou: Exactly.
The whole "muppet party" thing muddies the symbolism
me: He can draw back and take what HE himself has learned, along with what SHE herself has learned, and wait till the time is right to approach her again.
Yes, yes, it muddies the symbolism. Exactly.
9:42 PM It makes Sarah seem retrograde, as if she truly didn’t learn the proper place for her mental Muppets.
Kinjou: *nods vigorously*
9:43 PM me: I think that Hoggle’s offer of "Should you need us…" was fine, along with her response of, "I’ll call."
Kinjou: The thing is, it wasn’t until now that an American audience was ready, cinematically speaking, for the deeper basis of faerieland stories
me: Then CUT TO Jareth flying away, with the connection implicit that Sarah might call him too, if she ever acquired the maturity and brains to approach the deeper meanings of her adventure.
9:44 PM You’re right; there’s a lot of superficial fairyland wankery in the muddled ending that screws up the wild power of Jareth and his land.
Kinjou: Yes. It would also have held the additional symbolism of one’s dark side being everpresent
me: [And the FIREYS? They wanted to kill Sarah by taking off her head. So why are they at the party and Jareth is absent?]
9:45 PM In Legend, speaking of darkness everpresent,
Darkness tells Pantsless Tom Cruise’s character that they are "brothers eternal" and it ends with Darkness superimposed on Tom Cruise, laughing into fade-out, a much broodier and truer ending than Labyrinth was permitted.
9:46 PM Kinjou: *nods* and, like the first two films, "Legend" was also a dismal commercial failure that has achieved cult status
me: But nooooooooooo. With Labyrinth we get a ending in which Sarah
actively chooses only the light, frothy, happy, easy-to-deal-with characters and actively rejects complexity, ambiguity and insight.
9:47 PM She keeps all the Muppets and boots out the only other human, which I always thought was weird.
Kinjou: *nods* which is why I think that it’s a rewrite, otherwise her making a bad choice would have been more indicated.
me: He has the same form as her; he is humanoid, as she is, of the same kind, unlike all the others.
9:48 PM Therefore he is the most like her, which makes me think that he is of the same stuff as her, as part of her.
Kinjou: *nods*! which makes the connection between them much more obvious, btw
me: No shit — to me and you at least.
Kinjou: There is part of Jareth that is quite human, and relatable
me: And she booted out the part of herself that was the most human and powerful and magical and ambiguous and threatening…
Probably BECAUSE she was threatened by his similarity to her.
9:49 PM Kinjou: Well, it makes sense that she’d initially be frightened of him on that basis.

1:12 scale room for Waverley

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Here’s Waverley’s studio, perfectly customized for her 14cm frame. Since Waverley is not here yet, my Dollmore Banji, which has no character as of yet, provides an idea of scale.

Yellow end table with lamp is from Rement. Bed/seat is an Orientdoll box topped with 1:6 pillows made by a friend. The end tables are made from carpentry scraps thatI hot-glued together. The plants are bits of fake greenery glued into wooden spools. TV stand is a ring box. TV is from Rement’s Merry Strawberry set. Books are 1:6. The penguin is an Iwako eraser. The stuffed bear is a modified Only Hearts Club Little Pet. The briefcase is probably something from Barbie, and the mini computer is a Playmates Uhura communicator.

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Tonight’s project: the lazy lawn

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Angelie shows off my realistic lawn. Realistically, it’s in a half-dead state, in desperate need of some water. I achieved this effect by using an Ikea Trampa doormat with brown grass-like fibers as the base. Then I applied Liquitex acrylic paint (Light Green Permanent) very sloppily with a foam brush. The result looks much greener in some areas than others, just like a real lawn. Angelie shows off the effect. Continue reading Tonight’s project: the lazy lawn

Things of Andrea’s that could be useful, also tonight’s project

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Andrea’s lighting set up.

Best repaint of a Monsieur Z doll ever: Wella, who reminds me of a 1950s piece of clip art in the best way. Simple, effective lines.

Tonight I am going to make 1:6 grass out of a doormat, as previously discussed here. Need to get me a lot of green and yellow paint and a big brush at the art supply store.

Lexical pet peeves: “ogle” and “groce”

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This word, which means "to look at flirtatiously or lustfully," is pronounced "OH gull." It rhymes with "mogul." It is NOT pronounced "AH gull." It does NOT rhyme with "goggle," "boggle" or "toggle."

Also I’ve been seeing a lot of "groce" instead of "gross" on message boards. Actually, it’s just on one message board, and I can’t tell if the users are purposely misspelling it, or if they just don’t know what they’re doing. It’s a gross error, and it pisses me off. Has anyone else seen this anywhere?

Stupid assumptions about Absinthe: trying to rectify them

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Absinthe, as she currently stands, was a person who was excavated after her death and whose heart was burned in an anti-tuberculosis ritual to keep her father from getting ill. She turned this ritual back on him and drew his vitality away so that he ended up dying and she ended up living as a vampire. She’s also an avid student of her maternal grandfather’s Abenaki stories and teachings, despite her father’s depiction of her grandfather as ignorant and "savage."

I just realized today that something has to give in her character. Her identity as a patricide and her identity as a Native American do not go together. If, as I have established, she is a respectful student of her maternal grandfather, an Abenaki who has maintained the lifeways and culture of his ancestors despite prejudice, then she at least knows and heeds the basic tenet of Abenaki spirituality: All beings are equally important and honorable, bound as everything is in a complex web of creation and sustenance made and nurtured by the creative spirits of the world. In such a case, killing non-human things for food is acceptable if proper reverence is given, but to kill another human being in murder is unacceptable. It is an act of wanton cruelty that messes with the natural order of things. For this reason, Absinthe, if a spiritually observant and practicing (if rather isolated and half-taught) Abenaki, would not murder her father and sustain herself on his vitality.

All right, so now Absinthe’s story has a gap in it. She was born around 1812. She attended the Charlestown Convent School in her youth as an attempt to educate her and "civilize" her, but she enjoyed rough-and-tumble play with the Brickbottom Boys instead, although she did like the French. She died of tuberculosis, exacerbated by her father’s abuse of her, when she was 13.

Absinthe hung around the convent school until it burned in 1834 (in which she played an unwitting role). After that, she lurked among various institutes of knowledge until she met up with Justine and Marquis.

Something happened in here to convert her from a ghost to a Colonial vampire, something that also corresponded with the beginning of her passive corruption by Justine and Marquis. Whatever this event was, it sure didn’t involve her killing her dad.

I’m glad I never formally codified the tuberculosis-related parts of Absinthe’s story in main or tangential storylines. It’s all written up in her backstory, but has yet to be published, so it is still malleable. Clearly I need to work on making a more convincing Native American character, and part of that realism means giving her a backstory and set of actions consonant with her Native beliefs.

Detailed 1:6 interiors

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Super Cool Doll House showcases splendiferous 1:6 interiors peopled with lots of Fashion Royalty folks. Materials lists at the end of each entry tell what common household items are used in each set. Jaw-dropping crispness of detail and precision are at work here.

Copying SCDH’s idea in Easter Parade here, I should get a green welcome mat for grass. This is the doormat used for grass in SCDH’s pictures. Shit, why is there no Ikea within public transit’s range?

Also a possibility for some grass are samples for fake lawns and fake wheatgrass on Ebay under "artificial grass" or "artificial turf."

Captain Thunderpussy in progress

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She still needs a white collar thing, her headdress painted white, a white veil, a chastity belt and her weapons, but she’s on her way to being ass-kickingly and chastely awesome. Don’t mess with someone who has such a stern expression. I really like this action figure because the facial sculpt clearly communicates a feline nature, even without ears or whiskers. At the same time, you can see a lot of grit, determination and personality in the sculpt. Captain Thunderpussy is an unusual and beautiful figure! [Well, at least her head is. As I mentioned before, I find Character Options’ body disappointing.] Continue reading Captain Thunderpussy in progress

Update on 1:6 costumes and fetish wear

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As I have mentioned a few times, I’m looking for some 1:6 costumes/fetish wear for use in reshooting LHF 2.1. Also I just think it’s hilarious to have fetish gear lying around in the background of Anneka and Will’s houses. Makes you wonder about their sex lives….

So these are the items mentioned in the original version:

  • Horned gas mask
  • Dancing girl outfit
  • Head harness with ball gag
  • Viking helmet
  • Wig with ringlets
  • Captain Thunderpussy, the kitty pirate nun: wimple, cat ears, cutlass.
  • Tex the harem starlet cowboy: cowboy hat, harem girl veil, six-shooter.

Here are the items I have procured:

  • Clown mask [from ZC Girls’ Carol the bank robber]
  • Dancing girl outfit [from Ebay from a special version of Mikelman’s Candi]
  • Head harness with ball gag [digitally rendered in DAZ]
  • Viking helmet
  • Thunderpussy’s wimple and cutlass
  • Tex’s cowboy hat, veil and six-shooter

Still looking for a gas mask.

EDIT: Just got a gas mask, some horribly blocky glasses and 2 pairs of bloomers from War Toys, my favorite loose 1:6 stuff dealer. Now I have completed my quest for 1:6 fetishwear. Also Absinthe can have some appropriate underwear!

Dresden Files

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Popular serial turned agreeable time-passer, Dresden Files the TV show follows Chicago wizard Harry Dresden as he uses his for-hire services to solve crimes, occasionally in collaboration with a magic-unaware police detective Murphy. Available on Hulu and mildly entertaining, this one-season show of necessity strips out lots of the mythos and back story that apparently makes the novels by Jim Butcher, upon which the series is based, so interesting.

However, I discovered an interesting thing just now. Guess who does the audio book readings for the Dresden Files series? JAMES MARSTERS!!!!!!! That’s hot. Must track down one of these.

Hi guys! Waverley and someone else.

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As I now have a job, Waverley is on her way to me, bringing with her from Denver Doll Emporium some crack cocaine Rement that I have long pined for, such as Eggs Etc. [eggs! bacon!] and Mexican dinner [tacos!]. Also on its way is a Dollmore Banji, bought secondhand so as not to support a cheatin’ doll company. The Banji was an impulse buy and, as such, it does not have a designated character. It may become Will’s cherished Bru doll. Then again, maybe not.

Le Poete et la Muse

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Alfred de Musset’s La Nuit de Mai is an extended poetic dialog between the Poet and the Muse. The Muse urges the poet to sing/write in the efflorescence of spring. The Poet keeps moping, saying his sadness is too intense to be spoken. The Muse hits some seductive, sexual raptures, but the Poet, too busy immured in his melancholy, seems not to notice. Idiot.

In La Nuit d’Aout and La Nuit d’Octobre, the relationship between le Poete et la Muse continues with erotic charge, but I won’t go into those parts now. I’m just happy that I have rediscovered La Nuit de Mai, especially now that I’m thinking about Anneka and Will’s muses, who probably use de Musset’s Nuits cycle for their own devices.

Leonyssus, Anneka’s bitchy muse

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If Will has a somewhat intimidating, very playful Captain Thunderpussy for a muse, Anneka has Leonyssus, a finicky, rather crabby merdude who severely dislikes her control freak tendencies. I have a feeling he’s the sort of person who spends lots of time looking in the mirror and combing his hair just to piss her off. Then, when she least expects it, he blows his conch horn, calling her to work. Her constant labors on her mermaid story make him complain that he’s overworked, but, when she tries to leave him alone, he demands attention. He’s very high maintenance, which translates as Anneka’s drive and compulsion to constantly write.

Lest we think that he’s some whiny, annoying drama queen, I should state that he’s more imperious, arrogant, sarcastic and snotty than whiny. He constantly thinks that he’s awesome, and he’s always trying to teach Anneka lessons, which don’t really work because she is ultimately in control. He would call himself "arch and slantwise;" she’d call him "someone with a delicate constitution."

I know the perfect construction for Leonyssus. He is an Obitsu Slim Male top with a bottom from a Mattel Mermaidia doll. He has a generic Slim Male head with askance eyes, half-closed, long eyelashes, and a smirk. Ideally he should have long flowing green hair. In my dreams, it’s in a very complicated net of braids interspersed with pearls, but I don’t have the patience for that. He has an incredibly impractical amount of pearl jewelry, cuffs, earrings, necklaces. He has a golden mirror and a golden hairbrush. He uses the magic mirror for scrying ideas.

CLEARLY I need to write a season in which muses run amuck.

Killer zombie nuns: more scared of you than you are of them

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Remember Cindy? In anticipation of my forthcoming Captain Thunderpussy doll, I tried to get an idea of possible outfits for the good captain. Cindy is modeling her bloody duds with the Aoshima fetish nun vinyl wimple. [Vinyl keeps bloodstains off, doncha know? 😀 ]

In other news, I am gonna either have to preserve Cindy better or throw her out. Like a real zombie, she keeps falling apart. Her head detaches from her body and, every time I squash it back on, her face paint chips. The end result does make her look more aged, however. Continue reading Killer zombie nuns: more scared of you than you are of them

6.1: “Yet Another Blast from the Past”

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Season 6 kicks off with a reunion between Anneka and Michaela and a disturbing piece of news on Michaela’s part.

Comments: As you may recall from the flashbacks in season 5, Michaela played a pivotal role in Anneka’s death. She warned Anneka that Dom was out for her blood, and she taught Anneka how to protect herself from vampires. None of this ended up helping, of course, but Anneka and Michaela did become friends. The two haven’t seen each other for a few years, though. In that time, Michaela has been doing some stuff that shocks Anneka….

Captain Thunderpussy, the kitty pirate nun!

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In LHF 2.1, "Homecoming Costumes," Anneka and Will consider what to wear. They have just heard that Anneka’s grandmother, Minerva, is on her deathbed, so they must hurry up to Vermont to attend her. Unfortunately, if direct sunlight hits them, they, being undead, will burn up. Thus they turn to their extensive collection of fetish wear to find suitable cover-ups.

As they sort through their dress-up box, they try to alleviate their tension by clowning around. Will pretends that he’s "Captain Thunderpussy, the kitty pirate nun!" Anneka says that his character is no match for "Tex the harem starlet cowboy!" Will’s Captain Thunderpussy costume is a wimple, cat ears, an eyepatch and a cutlass. Anneka’s Tex the harem starlet cowboy is a pair of bunny ears [lost in translation], a cowboy hat, a dancing girl veil, star-shaped sunglasses and a six-shooter.

CLEARLY I need a Captain Thunderpussy doll. Fortunately, there is a kitty nun doll who only needs piratization to complete her transformation into the character. Recently a 12" doll of a Dr. Who character, Novice Hame of the Sisters of Plenitude, was released. Novice Hame is a nun from a race of cat people, so, as you can see from this review, she looks like a bipedal humanoid cat in a wimple and full nun robes. She just needs an eyepatch, a cutlass and some more piratical flair to make her into Captain Thunderpussy.

The more I think about it, the more amusing it would be for Captain Thunderpussy to actually appear in LHF as an overbearing muse figure. Will obviously has a weird, pornographic, parodic imagination, but he keeps trying to write poetry. Maybe Thunderpussy ["That’s CAPTAIN Thunderpussy to you, ya swab!!"] can point him in the direction of his true calling.

Fetish mask test: Anneka holding it

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No, my "print to action figure" button still ain’t working. The mask was rendered separately, then pasted in as a separate layer and merged with a photo. Close enough for government work! I still want a real one though.

Still, now I know I can paste simple Daz objects into real scenes. This is good to know. Continue reading Fetish mask test: Anneka holding it

I need help making a 1:6 mask.

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Fortunately it won’t actually be worn, but it needs to be a prop. It’s a combination face mask/ball gag/blindfold, and YES, it does have narrative relevance in LHF. Pictures below. Anyone have ideas? Maybe I should just cut off a Barbie face and sculpt from that?? [The different colors in the pictures are just so the different parts can be seen, although I do think those crazy colors are kinda cool.]

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Lazy fleurs

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I made some potted plants today for my 1:6ers by scrounging leftover bits of 1:1 plastic flowers from AC Moore, then gluing sprays of them into 5/8" spools. I wish I had gotten some larger spools, but I think I did well with the plants shown. These will be great for Mark, who can never have too many plants, or for Waverley, an easy way to decorate her studio apartment.   Continue reading Lazy fleurs

Waverley’s room: brainstorming

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I hope to get an Elfdoll Tiny Kai soon, 14cm of awesomeness, to be Waverley Parker. An unplanned character in the LHF universe, she will become a regular main character because, like Absinthe, I like her so much!

Since I do not know when I will be able to afford her, I content myself with thinking about Waverley’s room. For most of my 1:6 sets, I arrange a selection of my furniture, backdrops and decor, but this won’t work in Waverley’s case. Waverley is 1:6 for a person with her form of achondroplastic dwarfism, which means that she’s more like 1:3 scale in 1:6 scale. In other words, she is the 1:6 equivalent of a 60cm BJD’s height. Anyway, that means that, in absolute scale, she is more like 1:8 or even 1:12, much smaller than my 1:6ers.

So almost everything in Waverley’s room needs to be on Waverley’s scale, 1:8 or 1:12, except for a few items for her guests. I imagine that she has a 1:6 chair and some pillows for guests, but, as in a traditional Japanese house, she spends much of her time sitting on the floor. Nevertheless, I have been thinking about existing pieces of mine that I could use in her set:

  • I have pillows and blankets for seating on the floor.
  • Chow and Baozha have a low table that could double as Waverley’s.
  • My ring box could work as a small end table.
  • My Rement lamp [from the yellow dresser] would be the perfect scale to go on the end table.
  • I have that pink tricorder that I can use as her computer.
  • I have a cell phone that she can use.
  • She can watch the Merry Strawberry TV.
  • I have a small necklace box that could be a bed for her. It just needs padding.
  • I’m sure she would use the mushroom and puzzle mats as throw rugs to keep the floor warm.

Rement offers plenty of accessories on the smaller side for Waverley’s use:

  • Flirty Pink #3 has a nice little dresser.
  • Merry Strawberry #4 has a little dresser with mirror and hairbrush, while #8 has a low table and a mat.
  • Mushroom Paradise #7 has a little chair, while #8 has a shelf and a clock.

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