All my 1:6ers, LHF and non-, as of today. Total = 62, soon to be 63 with the addition of my AJ. Continue reading All my dolls, 8/31/10
Here are my shelves, desk, dolls and sets as of today in my new apartment. I take photos in the lefthand corner of my desk, where Ebru and Sophie are standing in front of a starry background. I put my dolls on the top shelves to the right of my desk, while parts of sets are stored below.Continue reading My current desk and shelf set-up
In which we get a glimpse into Rori’s busy, busy life.
The first Cy Girl I picked up, back in 2001, was A.J. Mcleod. Her pale, melancholy face and brown hair reminded me of Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, but AJ looked more intelligent because her mouth was closed. I’ve loved and used the CG02 headsculpt [appearing on A.J., Blaze, Shadow and Destiny] many times in my collection, but, after customizing my last, I have no stock examples of this beautiful head. A fellow MWDer is selling me a MIB AJ, though, so I can enjoy her pure, unalloyed beauty as the second part of my "congratulations-I-successfully-moved" present to myself. I’ll leave this one untouched, though I’ll certainly change her clothes. I find AJ’s default outfit uninteresting.
P.S. If anyone wants to send me more congratulatory gifts because I successfully moved, comment here, and I will E-mail you my new address. 😀 😀
Tonight I painted Sophie’s eyes orange. I worked on her lips, but I didn’t like them in either black or yellow, so I erased them. I also ended up erasing a bit of the silver around her mouth, so now her lips look very slightly matte in comparison to the rest of her. I don’t think I’ll mess with her any more; her eyes are more visible, and she looks welcoming, rather than creepy. As a bonus, there is a self-portrait in Sophie’s forehead of me holding my camera. :pContinue reading Sophie with orange eyes
I painted Sophie’s eyes black this evening in an effort to make her features stand out a bit more. What do you think I should do to her lips to make them more visible? In these pictures, she’s meeting Ebru, my YNU Group Mixi Houda, who has a new hat. Both of them are wearing an42 dresses!Continue reading Sophie meets Ebru.
Here is my latest 1:6 acquisition. She is a Comic Con 2003 special edition silver Cy Girl. Even though she was produced in small numbers, she’s still available from Echobase Toys, who sold her to me for <$30.00 including shipping. There are only two unusual things about her: first, her color, and, second, her headsculpt, which, as far as I know, was used only on the Comic Con exclusives [there was a gold one too], but not on any flesh-colored dollies. Made completely of silver plastic [except for her joints, which are whitish], Sophie, as I have named her, is very difficult to take pictures of. She has the opposite problem of Velvette, my darkest doll, who swallows light; Sophie, instead, reflects everything. Forthwith, some photos.Continue reading Sophie
In which Viktor listens to the Rolling Stones, who describe his life.
C’est a dire, I have purchased the doll who would play Scanty Sophie if the Intellectum Library project ever came to fruition: a Comic-Con 2003 special silver Cy Girl 1.0. She is part of my "Congratulations, you successfully moved!" present to myself. She will be part of LHF, a robotic creation of Janet’s, and her name will be Sophie. I used to have a silver CG a long time ago, and I’m pleased to be getting one again. Thanks, Echobase Toys. Watch out for her eventual inclusion in LHF!
People in the Library of Intellectum keep finding it lying around on books like How to Create Your Own Homunculus, Artificial Lifeforms for Beginners and Ventriloquism for Fun and Sadism. Whenever a patron picks up the doll to give it to lost and found, the doll’s eyes glitter and follow the person, and it seems to start frowning. Inevitably, the patron, instead of giving the doll to lost and found, puts the doll in a dark corner of the library, hopefully never to be seen again. A few weeks later, the doll appears on an open book, seeming to read. It cannot be gotten rid of!
The ghost and the library assistant are very interested in the doll. The ghost likes the doll because…well, she wants a dolly, and she’s rather indiscriminate about what kind. The library assistant thinks that the doll is alive, possessed or cursed and somehow trying to communicate with people, but people keep banishing it. The library assistant and the ghost conduct experiments on the doll, and they’ve pretty much established that it moves on its own, even though they haven’t seen it do so. The library assistant thinks that she can teach the doll how to write, since the doll’s mouth is stitched up.
The doll is a V3 base with free Classic Elegance hair and a creepy, compelling texture by samildanach, Dulari Doll. Picture of naked doll below.
Continue reading Something is wrong with this doll!
…I have come to the conclusion that Daz and its ilk are used primarily by amateur pornographers who can’t draw.
Library assistant in modified Story Time [originally made for Millennium Girls]. Continue reading Library assistant in Regency-like dress
I’m still trying to find a hairstyle that suits her personality. Or I’m still trying to find her personality via her hairstyle. This one is Mint3D’s free Classic Elegance.
Continue reading Library assistant with different hair
In order of appearance…
Scanty Sophie is a ComicCon 2003 special silver CG01. $20.00 at Echobase Toys.
The book wyrm is a felted Chinese dragon. $200.00-$300.00, probably commissioned via etsy.
The library assistant is a Dollmore Melissa Hon BJD. $234.00 at Dollmore.
The head librarian is probably a square-jawed Obitsu head [W-03] on an Obitsu slender male body. Head is $6.99 and body $20.99 at JunkySpot.
The ghost is a Elfdoll Doona Ryung with the open-eyed head, preferably on a Notdoll Miriam body. Elfdoll Doona Ryung is somewhere between $340.00-$380.00 on the secondary market, while Notdoll Mariam is $310.00 at Notdoll.
The special collections assistant is a Elfdoll Doona Ryung squinty head, preferably on a resin [SoulDoll? Alchemico Labo?] 27cm male body. Prices for resin 27cm male bodies are unknown, as they are very rare.
The "little fucker" would be a DreamHigh Squee. $160.00 from Luxour Academy.
The sets would probably be comparatively cheap and easy!
The digitally rendered scene would serve as the exterior.
The book wyrm’s room could just be a corner of grey foamcore, maybe with some painted cardboard tubing for a few pillars.
The Pierian Spring would be more grey foamcore for the backdrop, more cardboard tubing for pillars, painted pie tins and other shallow vessels for the fountain tiers.
The Discard Bin could just be suggested by one coffin and ye olde grey backdrop with a rose window drawn on it.
The ILL center could be ye olde grey background with colorful, grungy window frames drawn on and some computers added.
A set of stacks could be made with two large bookcases full up, facing, making an aisle between them. Making each book out of paper and wood would take the most time.
Why am I spending so much time on this idea? It’ll never reach fruition.
Known to the employees of the Library of Intellectum as "little fuckers," these things run around the library. No one’s sure whether they feed on books, come out of books, or what. They make a high-pitched whispery snickering noise that infuriates almost everyone who hears it. When the employees in the oversized quartos section are really bored, they build elaborate simple machines to flatten them. The newest library assistant distinguishes herself by having compassion for them and urging people not to wantonly destroy them, but she has trouble convincing people of her message.
This is her again, this time with free Short Layered Hair by Studio Maya.
She’s serious and curious, prone to losing herself in the stacks and basements, and in wonder at it all.Continue reading The library assistant with even better hair
Here is one of the assistants in special collections in the Library of Intellectum. The best friend of the newest library assistant, he focuses on archiving personal histories and journals in special collections. He likes to tell people that he gets paid to read other people’s secret diaries. He dislikes his librarian’s blues, as he thinks they are too drab and not flattering enough. Besides cerebral palsy, he was also born with alopecia totalis and was raised by a single mother, from whom he learned to apply eyebrows in a rather more arched shape than might be expected.
The special collections assistant is a Victoria 3 base [with male morph], V3 basic texture and V3 Morphing Fantasy Dress. The wheelchair is a free download by ziggie.
Continue reading A boy in blues: the Library of Intellectum’s special collections assistant
The Library of Intellectum has a ghost, whose reality is accepted much more thoroughly than that of the book wyrm. More people have seen the ghost than the wyrm, after all. She is about 10 years old, precocious, demanding and bossy. Since she can’t make physical contact with anything, she often asks people to get books down from the shelves for her and flip through the pages so that she can read them. In this way she has learned much beyond her years, and she enjoys shocking patrons with her foul mouth and her detailed knowledge of sex. Anyone who spends a little time with her, though, knows that her arrogant demeanor hides a deep core of loneliness and vulnerability. She wishes that someone would pay attention to her and treat her as a daughter, but doubts that anyone would want to.
Modeled after Soom’s Mini Gem Garam, the library ghost is standing in the Discard Bin. She is made using Poser Girls’ free Alina character for Victoria 2 [login needed] on the free Daz Millennium Girls base, with the Capsces Litl’uns morph package [formerly sold at Renderosity]. The hair is Kozaburo’s free Alice hair, while the beautiful outfit is Daz’ Story Time.
Continue reading The Library of Intellectum’s ghost
This is the head librarian of the Library of Intellectum. She is checking out the transmat functions in the Interlibrary Loan Center. The head librarian sees nothing external in her left eye. Instead, she hacks into the library’s electronic systems; she has the whole catalog directly in her head.
No one knows much about the head librarian’s past. She might be older than the library itself, maybe even as old as the book wyrm. Some say that the library started with her personal collection of books, and she certainly seems to be on a first-name basis with the volumes now housed in special collections. It is known that she has apartments somewhere in the corner of the Magenta Monstrosity. The head librarian treats patrons like tiresomely necessary intruders into her private home. She has a special room somewhere to detain those who are caught defacing library property.
She is made with the Rayne morph package and standard V3 textures, wearing Laques hair and Daz’ Morphing Glasses, along with V3’s Morphing Fantasy Dress and Daz’ free Cyberhead for V3 [login required]. Her pose is one of V3’s standards. Apparently Andrea was right; the librarians at the Library of Intellectum all wear neutral blue robes that they call librarian’s blues. Continue reading Head librarian supervises ILL transmats
This is the corner of the Library of Intellectum’s Interlibrary Loan Center where books are delivered to and returned from institutions that participate in the library’s interlibrary loan program. The pink beam transmats books out, while the blue beam transmats books in. This system only works, naturally, with libraries that have two-way transmat capaibilities, which is why the interlibrary loan system extends only within Intellectum’s many branch libraries. Because the beams are calibrated only to act on inanimate objects under a certain weight, there is no danger of people teleporting to participating libraries! The console over at the right runs the beaming technology.
This scene is made up of Aery Soul’s Gothic Prison 4 for the walls [free], Aery Soul’s Well Room for the beams [free] and Daz’ Dystopian Console Station [currently free, but may not be in the future]. Continue reading Part of the Library of Intellectum’s Interlibrary Loan Center
Here we have the Tomb of the Unknown Librarians, or, as it’s colloquially known amongst library employees, the Discard Bin. This scene is made up of elements from Caligo Fanum, Daz’ free Radiance of Spirit rose window [login required], Daz’ free Stone Coffin and Pedestal [login required] and the not-free Tomb. The senior librarians come down here ostensibly to contemplate mortality, but younger employees whisper that they are worshipping the ancestral spirits of librarians long dead [see brazier]. Continue reading There’s a lot going on underground at the Library of Intellectum….
The library assistant with free Spiral Twin Tail Hair by Studio Maya. She appears to be reading an invisible book…. Continue reading Library assistant with better hair