My first photostory of Lola Paprika in action, as it were. She was originally going to be a loud and flamboyant person, but, once I saw those sweet anxious eyebrows, I knew she was more of an introvert, no matter how flashily dressed.
Me: "What are you doing, Lola Paprika, playing cards?"
Lola Paprika: "No, silly, I’m trying to tell my fortune. But…"Continue reading Lola Paprika reveals her personality.
SIGH. They’re never satisfied!
Sarah: "Well, it’s not too fun playing dolls any more when Elizabeth hasn’t brought all her Rement foods to the new apartment. There’s nothing to play WITH!"Continue reading Sarah and Sardonix think it’s boring around here.
…Brought to you by DaVinci’s Notebook’s The Title of the Song. Favorite line: "Drop to my knees to elicit crowd response." The same group also has in their repertoire a host of other humorous a cappella songs.
Also in the same vein is Britanick’s Trailer for Every Oscar-Winning Film Ever. The accuracy of the parody is marred by useless ableism ["Said retard is now in your custody"]. Phooey. Why does otherwise good humor have to be so corrupted?
Janvier Jett, being the guitarist for the band Flaming Hot Pussy, insisted on having a real guitar, not just an air one, so I bought one for her. Some of my dolls have dolls; she has a guitar, apparently.
Lola Paprika hyangs out at a little park on Shelburne Road in the South End of Burlington with some sphinxes.Continue reading Lola Paprika and the sphinxes
I just ordered Janvier a black fur wig with a kind of mullet style and also some cat’s-eye glasses [2 pairs, in case I break one]. Catty glasses for my Cat Avatar, hee hee hee!
Longform.org aggregates long-form, non-fiction journalism about a variety of fascinating topics. Most of the stories it links to have been published in the month in which they are linked, but sometimes older stories appear in the lists as well. Bonne lecture!
ABC Radio National in Australia has a weekly program called All in the Mind described as "a foray into all things mental." I’ll have to check it out.
This literal drug commercial parody is pretty hilarious, especially if you take drugs. Watch the little text on the bottom of the screen.
A commanding presence on my desk. Her pointy face looks best in dramatic light. Continue reading Araminthe at night
I ordered Janvier just now! She should come in 1-2 months. Woo hoo, a "Hooray, you moved!" present to me! Come on — yellow and blue eyeshadow!!!
As much as I like Soom’s dolls for their fantasy parts [hooves, claws and wings], I think I might be the only person who thinks that the headsculpts [for me, one of the most, if not the most, important parts of the doll] are uniformly generic and blandly pretty.
I mean, compare Migma’s "hollow head," the one with fangs, to that of, say, B&G Doll’s Burrysa sp, another vampire doll. With childlike, rounded curves and a demurely opened mouth on her headsculpt, Migma with her "hollow head" looks a lot like your average Asian BJD. That is to say, there’s nothing distinctive about her. On the other hand, there is no doll quite like Burrysa, who’s all angles and who has a mouth far more open than any other ABJD I’ve seen, with the exception of AOD’s Fenris.
Of course, I’m also biased because I own a Burrysa and like her very much, and I do not own a Migma. However, this example does illustrate that there’s more than one way to make a vampire ABJD, and Soom chooses the safest way of modifying the headsculpt. I do like Migma; she’s attractive, but she doesn’t have a lot of character in the way she’s presented as a default.
In case you haven’t heard, Radiolab publishes weekly radio shows of about an hour around a certain provocative theme, such as Talking to Machines, about humans and robots meeting in the uncanny valley. Less pretentious that This American Life and always interesting, Radiolab mixes science, history, pop culture and psychology into an intriguing combination.