Thinking ahead to future dolls and sets for Me and My Muses, Mazzy needs some high femme accoutrements for his set. One definite item is a vanity. I looked around on Ebay for one, seeking, in particularly, a vanity with lily-shaped lights. I found one.
As you can see, this 2004 piece from the Barbie Silkstone collection is exactly what I was looking for, although, actually, I would have liked a nice violent pink color on this particular set. However…Continue reading Tale of two 1:6 vanities
…that the interior monolog of hungover owls was so frequently amusing?
My mom is letting me have two small square tapestries, maybe 7" x 7", so I will use those affixed to a foamcore backdrop to simulate tapestries insulating a stone wall.
I also just bought a black fainting couch jewelry box and a black wire jewelry holder that looks like a bookshelf or display shelf. I will fill the jewelry holder with books and knickknacks appropriate for Lucian.
Then all of these pieces together will create the impression of an opulent [if chilly] castle. Pictures below. [Polybag-Monster is the Ebay seller for both items, if you're interested.] Further bulletins as events warrant!
Continue reading Lucian’s castle is coming together.
Well, dang. Ellery and Lucian just wrote themselves into Lucian's castle, where Lucian is showing her his illuminated manuscripts. I guess this means a castle set and some 1:6 illumination supplies.
Searching for "blythe sports shoes" on Ebay brings up a selection of footwear <$10.00 a pair that will accommodate Lumelight fems' feet.
Andrea [who is God] tells me that Momoko and Pullip clothes will very likely be too small for Ellery and Jessica, so I have commissioned someone [=God] to make a stylistically clashing wardrobe for Ellery.
My ideal wardrobe for Ellery would be
- a tiered skirt of mismatching layers
- some underwear [bra and briefs]
- a T-shirt that says FEMINIST
- a T-shirt that says GEEK
- a pair of jeans that go up to her waist
- a long-sleeved shirt to wear open over the T-shirts [i.e., doesn't need fasteners] and
- as many as possible pairs of sleeves with all different patterns and colors.
Meanwhile, I have given up on my search for a French maid outfit for
Jessica Jamisia. I will just use a dress [Ebru's] and apron [Materyllis', shown under her felt apron here] from Andrea that I already have, and I'll leave it at that. I'm already laying out quite a bit for the 4 main dolls themselves and Ellery and Lucian's clothes, so I'd like to save where possible.
So the 2010 Harley Barbie and Ken giftset is on sale at barbiecollector.com for ~$40.00. This brings me the thought that I could get the set for the Ken doll and make him into one of Ellery's girlfriends as a trans character.
From left to right: Araminthe, Janvier Jett, Lola Paprika, Sarah, Sardonix. None of their dolls are shown. Junebug and Precious Little are not shown because they have permanently moved to work to keep me company.Continue reading All my 1:3 BJDs
Janvier Jett: "Meow-wow-wow, I got them flamin' hot pussy bluuuuuuuuuuuues!"
Continue reading Janvier Jett sings the blues
Here's Janvier Jett all duded up and ready to pose. I thought she would look fierce, but she actually looks pretty cute and a little geeky. Look at her little pointy teefs!!Continue reading Janvier Jett says, “Rock on, dudes!”
I just picked up Janvier Jett at the post office and quickly opened her, though I'm at work, to make sure that she had the appropriate body and faceup. She did! Her only flaw is that a little chip of thin resin is missing out of the bottom of her head hole, but this does not affect the poseability of her head on her body.
She's so cute and snarky, even with no hair or eyes or clothes. Her pointy little teefs are wonderful. More in a few hours when I have time to play with her!
I think Ellery might need her clothes. They're not very dykey, but they are atrociously mismatched. Unfortunately, again, as is the case with Nosferatu Taeyang, a doll comes with the clothes. Poop.
P.S. She has blue shoes!!
Continue reading Lusting after Picasso Street East J-Doll for her clothes
A Jun Planning Nosferatu Taeyang [the male counterpart to Pullip] nobly made a sacrifice to make his outfit possible. Irritatingly, I had to purchase a doll along with the clothes. Anyone want a naked Nosferatu Taeyang?
I know it's hard to see, but please note floofy, lacy shirt, sparkly black pants, dramatic black vest and tailcoat the color of dried blood.Continue reading Lucian has clothes!
"I don't have any Momoko outfits, but I've heard they fit (small bust).
Also most Barbie clothes can fit except those made for the new Basic
line which is very slender (Liv dolls clothing, Pullip, and some action
figure female clothing fit too!). The Barbie Basic line male clothes
look like they might be a good fit for the slim Lumedoll body (Liv dolls
have a new boy out that looks slim enough as well…and he can be found
at places like Target!)."
Lati Yellow shoes
made for male action figures by TTL/Toys City and Triad Toys. Apparently TTL pants are skin-tight on the v.2 body and loose on the original body, which is just what I need all around! (She also says that clothing by the Crazy Owners company is too large.)
shirts, pants, shoes: http://www.gijoeelite.com/f_display.asp?strDisplayName=ACIWildToys
The title says it all. The little thing costs $28.00, excluding shipping. Why is size inversely proportionate to price???!!!
Definitely something Will would wear.
Today I just ordered a Lumedoll Erine, large bust, and a Lumedoll Lucas, regular body! I didn't get the aforementioned Soom Uyoo after all, so I went ahead and got the two chronologically first characters in Me and My Muses: Ellery and Lucian. In 6 to 8 weeks, I should have them!
Also Janvier Jett is here, a mere 1.5 miles from me, but waiting at the post office till Monday. Bleh.
Even smaller than my 14 cm Elfdoll tinies, I have a 3.5" Takara Microman/Microlady figurine with no face and no name. I keep her casually posed on the bookshelf right next to my chair…
Check out the fidelity in my new photo studio setup! Two lights really add to the crispness of the results.Continue reading My smallest doll
At some point recently, Rement came out with extra-super-miniature shops, called Tiny Houses, with furnishings, goods, clerks and customers. One shop is a "donut" shop; the other is a flower shop.
From what I can tell, they are very small; I think the scale might be 1:48. As usual, the number of movable pieces and the details — a paper wrapping station at the florist, for example — really make these sets shine.
I want one for my 1:6 dolls to play with, but I can't decide which one to get! Here are both for sale as a set at etradersplace.com.
I think it should be easy to find a French maid outfit to fit a 27cm fashion doll, without having to resort to the ridiculously expensive and unattractive French Maid Barbie Doll. Silkstones are so unappealing, and they're not even articulated well! This complaint is in reference to
Jessica Jamisia, Ellery's third muse, who should be dressed in a French maid outfit.Continue reading Complaint about doll clothes: no French maid outfits
There's a beautiful Soom Uyoo on the DOA marketplace now, and I waaaaaant her. Scratch my plans about having a Lumedoll Arine for my Muses protagonist and doing the faceup myself; this Uyoo is perfect.
I've long had a crush on Uyoo. I love her big eyes and her full lips. Her mouth always seem slightly open, as if she's about to speak.
I used to have one with a default Soom faceup that I loved; she was the first incarnation of Jennifer, but I sold her, which I shouldn't have done. I eventually got another to provide the body for Absinthe and the head for Little Anneka, but I never liked that one as much because she had a non-default faceup. This one currently on the MP has sweet, arched eyebrows and a delicately done mouth, very close to the default. WANT WANT WANT WANT.
EDIT: Inquired to see if she was still available. If all goes well, I will soon on the road to HELL, no turning back, since I'm now buying dolls for Me and My Muses.
I got my new full-spectrum lamp today! Here's my desk with the new setup. Please ignore the piles of 1:3 clothing I have to either get rid of [on left] or dress Janvier Jett in [on right]. I'm preliminarily pleased with the brightness and clarity of the results.Continue reading New lamp and new photo studio setup
My earlier plot of putting a Lumedoll Lucas [male] head on a Lumedoll fem body will not work for Mazzy, so he needs a different headsculpt. I may just get another Lumedoll Arine and paint it differently, emphasizing the link between Ellery and her muses by similarity of features. In that case, maybe Jessica should be an Arine as well with a small bust?
- Ellery: Lumedoll Arine, large bust
- Lucian: Lumedoll Lucas
- Mazzy: Lumedoll Arine, large bust
- Jessica: Lumedoll Elin, small bust, or Souldoll Jandi, or Souldoll Metel
- Avery: ? [the doll formerly known as Cutey Honey?]
- Kristin: ? [the doll formerly known as Cory?]
- Melinda: ? [the doll previously appearing as Maybe?]
- Jo: ? [the doll formerly known as AJ?]
- MacKenzie: ? [the doll formerly known as Tamsin?]
I just got a tracking number today for Janvier Jett’s EMS package: EM068874069KR.
I hope she ships quickly and that everything is perfect with my order. I ordered her with Hyang’s body and the faceup as shown on the order page, and I hope both of those requests are successfully granted.
Ever since seeing the denim-wearing Barbie Basic with the Louboutin sculpt at doll club in March [she's the brown-haired one], I've wanted one for my own, but have had no excuse to get one because I'm not really actively in 1:6 scale any more. Continue reading Yearrrrrrgh, now I want DOLLS!
Sarah sits by Lake Champlain, Oakledge Park, Burlington, VT. Actually the first one is just in the front yard of someone in my neighborhood.Continue reading Sarah by Lake Champlain
Soon winter will be here and, with it, permanent darkness. I won't be able to just frolic outside and take nicely lit photos of my dolls. To that end, I should ensure that my indoor lighting setup in my photo studio — read "on my desk" — produces adequate photos.
I currently have one full-spectrum gooseneck lamp on my desk. I just bought a matching one from LampsUSA for $39.00 including a light bulb and shipping, woo hoo! This will hopefully produce enough light so that I can take reasonable photos when it's dim or dark outdoors.
Patrick Boivin presents a stop-motion animated Hot Toys Black Widow action fig kicking all the male characters' asses. Sweet!
Also please see his stop-motion video of the Michael Jackson fig vs. the Mr. Bean fig. The animation of the body language is hilarious!
Ellery: Find something in clothes bin.
Lucian: open white collared shirt, jeans, black boots
Mazzy: ridiculous underwear
Jessica: French maid outfit
Avery: Find something in clothes bin.
Kristin: Cory's clothes
Melinda: Maybe's clothes
Jo: AJ's clothes
MacKenzie: Tamsin's clothes, shoes
So if there was a town that made a deal with death that the town would enjoy health and good fortune in exchange for everyone who was born there having to be buried there and made to keep from walking by a hereditary Graveminder and an Undertaker, and then the dead started walking and eating people because of a reluctant Graveminder, that would be a pretty cool story, wouldn’t it?
Such is the conceit of Melissa Marr’s Graveminder, in which Bekka, shocked over the death of the previous Graveminder, her grandmother, resists her fated role as stalker of the dead until it’s almost too late. Throw in a preordained romance with an equally unprepared Undertaker, and you have the makings of a supernatural romance that might explore determinism vs. free will in an interesting way.
Sorry. No dice. Marr succeeds at fleshing out an original mythology, sustaining a mood of slowly increasing creepiness and making the walking dead scary but also kind of pitiable. Unfortunately, Bekka, the main character, who should be sympathetic or at least interesting, is nothing more than a dishrag who spends over half the book insisting that she is not in love with the Undertaker. Multiple scenes go by in which she and Byron, the Undertaker, dance around the subject of their mutual attraction and complicated past, then stall out. I keep wanting to yell at Bekka: "Stop it! You’re preventing the plot from moving forward!" Alas, she does not heed me.
Yet, despite my objections, I am finishing the book because I want to see what happens.
Labeled "vampires" because it involves people coming back from the dead and eating other people.
EDIT: Well, things picked up toward the end when more dead people started going on a human-chewing rampage, and there was a bit of a conspiracy going on, but, all in all, this book was destroyed by repetitive conversations and poor pacing.
This trailer for Twixt is of the sort that obviates watching the actual movie. Based on the trailer, this movie looks overlong, overdone and overacted. A pity because I think there’s an interesting idea rattling around in there somewhere.
Via Shakesville, I learned today about the “surprise wedding.” What is this wretched idea? Apparently, according to the Windsor Star, this man’s idea was to plan an entire wedding behind his fiancee’s back, with friends and family keeping her in the dark until the moment that he proposed, at which point he said that the wedding would occur within hours.
So let’s get this straight…
- One partner willfully deprives the other of any input in planning a significant, life-changing event, assuming that he knows best for the both of them.
- The depriving partner even brings the other partner’s whole social and familial circle into collusion, basically trapping them in a lie of omission.
- Finally, as if this weren’t enough, the depriving partner sets up a highly public event at which the other partner may be embarrassed, shamed or coerced into submitting.
Such a series of events is not romantic and loving. By degrading and ignoring his partner’s agency and input, the depriving partner is saying, in so many words, that his plans matter more than hers, that he matters more than she does. No matter how many of her preferences he incorporates into the wedding, the mere fact that he set everything up without her consultation, basically leaving her only a slot in which to insert her “yes,” devalues his partner in general. It’s arguably abusive!
- Ellery: Lumedoll Arine, large bust
- Lucian: Lumedoll Lucas
- Mazzy: Lumedoll Blaze head on large bust fem body
- Jessica: Lumedoll Elin, small bust
- Avery: ?
- Kristin: ? [the doll formerly known as Cory?]
- Melinda: ? [the doll previously appearing as Maybe?]
- Jo: ? [the doll formerly known as AJ?]
- MacKenzie: ? [the doll formerly known as Tamsin?]
Check drawer of heads and doll parts for parts for other characters.
The plot goes something like this:
- Introduction. The protagonist creates the first muse, tending him with all the frustrated energy of her muddled sexuality and her loneliness. They have lots of fun.
- Uh Oh. Because she spends so much time on him, the first muse becomes realer and realer to the protagonist. She wonders about the nature of his existence and also her own sanity.
- Cracking. Things come to a head. The protagonist’s sister expresses worry about the protagonist. The protagonist’s long-distance girlfriend delivers an ultimatum: me or him.
- Banishment. The protagonist chooses her long-distance girlfriend over her first muse. He tries to reason with her and come back. She refuses sadly. All is desolate.
- Substitution. The protagonist, unable to live without muses, substitutes the first one for the second and third ones. Frolicking ensues. Meanwhile, the protagonist has a mentally stimulating, sexually unsatisfying relationship with her first actual girlfriend.
- Coming Back. After breaking up with her first actual girlfriend and moving on to the second, the protagonist decides to bring the first muse back.
- Rage. The protagonist and the first muse fight.
- Coexistence. The protagonist and the first muse reconcile. Meanwhile, all three muses get used to each other. The first and the second muse fall in love!
- The Boot. The protagonist and her second girlfriend fight because of their temperamental differences and because the protagonist won’t tell her second girlfriend about her muses. The protagonist and her second girlfriend break up.
- All By My Selves. The protagonist swears off romantic relationships for a while. She becomes closer to her sister. She feels less dependent on her muses. She writes stories that aren’t about them and thinks about them, but doesn’t talk to them all the time.
- Beginning Again. The protagonist meets her third girlfriend. From the outset, the protagonist tells the third girlfriend about her muses. Everything looks promising…
Last night I came up with the next obvious storyline for creation in a 1:6 doll drama format: the story of a young woman and her relationships, emotional, sexual and otherwise, with her three muses. "Me and My Muses" is its title. Is it based on my life? Why certainly.
There are four main characters:
- The young woman. A morbidly introspective and self-analytical person, she is, as the series starts, a college student who is confused about her sexuality and increasingly disturbed by the robustness of her muses. She writes and plays with dolls.
- The first muse. Also morbidly introspective and lonely, he combines playfulness, pushiness and seduction in a threatening and irresistible combination. He writes in his diary and makes paper.
- The second muse. Sunny, buoyant, extroverted and confident, he is an androgynous, polymorphously perverse hermaphrodite [mythologically speaking]. He invents things and designs fashions.
- The third muse. Quiet, conscientious and punctiliously correct in all things, she is the second muse’s servant. She rides her mountain bike and sketches human figures.
There are also a limited number of secondary characters, including, but not limited to:
- The protagonist’s long-distance girlfriend. Passionate, loyal, insecure and possessive, the long-distance girlfriend is going through her own difficulties in college. She resents the closeness between the protagonist and the first muse.
- The protagonist’s sister. Creative, imaginative and similar in temperament to the protagonist, the sister used to be very close to the protagonist, but going to separate colleges has driven distance between them. Succeeding socially and emotionally at school [in contrast to the protagonist], the sister worries that the muses are driving a wedge between her and the protagonist.
- The protagonist’s first actual non-long-distance girlfriend. As a struggling poet, the first actual girlfriend, who is signifcantly younger than the protagonist, is attracted to the protagonist’s mind and creativity. She and the protagonist break up over the protagonist’s lack of sexual confidence, among other things.
- The protagonist’s second girlfriend. Extroverted, high-strung and enthusiastic, the protagonist’s second girlfriend is much different temperamentally than she is. This contributes to their relationship’s downfall, as does the protagonist’s unwillingess to talk about her muses.
- The protagonist’s third girlfriend. As a vampire lover and fan fiction writer, she is involved in sci fi and fantasy conventions. The protagonist tells her about her muses up front, and the third girlfriend thinks that they are awesome.
Blogger supplies multi-paragraph examples of bad writing that he has written. Tee hee!
"She looked into his eyes and saw them grinning at her. But was there something else there? A hint of trepidation, perhaps? Behind their apparent delight, what were his eyes really feeling? It was impossible to know what was going on in those eyes’ head. Was their heart truly in it?"
EDIT: All this talk of Lumedoll’s creations’ aptness for the Library of Intellectum makes me want to rush out and purchase the library assistant, the head librarian, the special collections assistant and the ghost right now!
Dost thou remember Intellectum? I do. It was a city that I created with the help of Daz Studio in August of last year. The focus of my creation was on the Library of Intellectum, which combined advanced technology such as interlibrary loan transmats, with myth in the form of a book wyrm, even the supernatural in the form of ghosts and magic. I even created a cast of characters and assigned them 1:6 dolls:
- The library assistant, our protagonist, is a Dollmore Melissa Hon. EDIT: Since Dollmore is a cheatin’ BJD. co. that I cannot, in good conscience, support by buying directly from them, the library assistant may have to be a Lumedoll Arine with a small bust and sharpened face.
- The head librarian, her ultimate supervisor, was originally an Obitsu W-03 head on an Obitsu slender male body, even though she is an old woman, but now I think she should be a Lumedoll Lucas head on a Lumedoll fem body, breasts removed.
- The special collections assistant, our protagonist’s friend, was originally an Elfdoll Doona Ryung head on a resin 1:6 male body, but now I think he should be a Lumedoll Koit.
- The ghost, another of our protagonist’s friends, is an Elfdoll Doona Ryung head on a Notdoll 25cm fem body. EDIT: For ease of use, the ghost could also be a Lumedoll Elin with a small bust and shortened legs and torso [just to be younger/smaller than the library assistant].
- The book wyrm is a felted Chinese dragon with wire inside.
- Scanty Sophie, the statue on top of the library, is a 2003 ComicCon Takara/BBI silver Cy Girl.
- The "little fucker" is a DreamHigh Squee.
- The doll, another of our protagonist’s adventures, is unassigned.
- Various patrons are also unassigned.
I decided that most of the sets would be easy to make:
- the stacks [two shelves of books forming a corridor and facing each other, grey foamcore background]
- the book wyrm’s lair [grey foamcore background, cardboard tube pillars]
- the Pierian Spring [ditto, plus painted Styrofoam fountain]
- the Discard Bin [grey foamcore background, cardboard tube pillars, balsa wood coffins]
- the ILL center [grey foamcore background, plastic bank of computers]
- the exterior [computer rendered 3D scene from Daz Studio]
Of course, I didn’t have a plot tying all these elements together, but I enjoyed developing them.
Now, over a year later, I’m living in a small apartment with no room for my 1:6 stuff: dolls, clothes, sets and accessories. I have some 1:3 dolls to keep me company, but I greatly miss my 1:6ers. I also miss writing fiction, something I haven’t done for the past six months.
My longing for both 1:6ers and stories prompts me to think about returning to the world of 1:6 photostories that I left with Love Has Fangs. I wouldn’t go back to LHF; instead, I would return with the Library of Intellectum.
Maybe I’ll start working on some character sketches and plot ideas, just to satisfy my desire to be writing again, and I’ll see where it goes….
Shakesville brings to my attention a sexist post on Pharyngula where candidate Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-ebarbative) is compared to a snake that can dislocate its jaw to accommodate a [phallic] corn dog.
I don’t understand why people feel the need to make dehumanizing, objectifying comments about Bachmann — in this case, comparing her to a snake — when there are real, substantive criticisms to be made of her bigoted views and policies. For example, see a post on Talking Points Memo where Bachmann tries some stonewalling bullshittery in the face of the interviewer asking her about previous homophobic statements. Sexist remarks such as those on Pharyngula distract from the issues at hand and hurt all women.
To anyone who thinks that Pharyngula is just having a little fun, that it’s okay to go after Bachmann because you don’t agree with her, let me point out this: Saying "It’s okay to make fun of this woman because of her sex, but not that one!" does not provide an adequate excuse. Sexism against one woman, any woman, harms all women. You personally may only make fun of Bachmann, but what’s to prevent someone else from saying, "Oh, I’m only going to make fun of ModernWizard [or any other woman, for that matter], but not others"? Your exceptions may be someone else’s target. Your willingness to participate in sexist rhetoric just perpetuates an atmosphere of acceptance in which further sexism flourishes. Sexism is never okay, no matter who the target!
Didn’t we just go through this four years ago with Sarah Palin [post on SocIm started by yours truly] and Hillary Clinton as targets of sexist smears?
P.S. Mockery of Bachmann’s husband for supposedly being a closeted gay man trades on the idea that being gay is somehow shameful and worthy of ridicule. If you think that way, you are homophobic.
I bought my Souldoll Zenith Shiva G with the express purpose of making her look like Jennifer Connelly’s character, Sarah, in the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth, which is my favorite in the whole world. My Sarah is not exactly the same character as Sarah in the film, but she is bookish, fantastical and quiet, like her film inspiration. Anyway, I wanted to give her the outfit that Sarah wears for most of the film when she is questing through the Labyrinth to rescue her baby brother Toby.
Arianne02 did the faceup to look like a young, freckled Jennifer Connelly, while the talented Isabeau made Sarah’s blouse and vest as accurate to the film as possible. The wig is a size 7-8 "brown black" from Monique. Soom supplied the Mecha Angel jeans [yes, I know they are sparkly], while the inaccurate [but still cute] stripey socks came from Obitsu, the black loafers [should be brown] from Dollmore. Just for an in-joke, I gave Sarah a button with a picture on it of Jareth, the Goblin King, who seems to be in love with her and who serves as her antagonist throughout the film.Continue reading Souldoll Shiva G as Sarah from Labyrinth
I met vermont chick, Lorraine, at Tiny Thai in Essex Center to talk dolls and show ours off. The first Vermont meetup that I organized was a success. We enjoyed lunch and then took pictures of our dolls in a nearby gazebo and on a butterfly-shaped bench.
Continue reading Chittenden County, VT, meetup 8/13
I’d like to get one of those frothy dresses for my dolls, probably Sarah, since she is the only one who would wear it. It would have petticoats and panniers and ruffles, lots of ribbon and lace trim and a resemblance to a classic wedding cake, only much! pinker! So far all the dresses I have seen are too dark in color or not froofy enough. Tsk tsk.
Supernatural mashups are a thriving subgenre in which a modern-day author grafts supernatural elements — most frequently vampires — onto a classic of American or British literature and then watches the profits roll in. These books really owe a debt to the Internet renaissance of fan fiction, where people write stories in another author's universe, with another author's characters, for the sheer enjoyment of it. Just like fan fic, supernatural mashups provide clever and diverting amusement, illuminations on the themes of the original, if done right, but frustration and hebetude if done poorly…and they're very easy to do poorly. I am sad to report that, in my travels of YA fiction, supernatural romance, sci fi and fantasy, I have so far not come across any truly good specimens of supernatural mashup, though they must be out there….
Mashups I would like to see:
- Emily Dickinson and vampires…"Birds, Hours, the Bumblebee…and bloodsuckers!"
- Charles Dickens and vampires…I think Great Expectations could use some.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman and steampunk
- George Eliot and vampires…Middlemarch could be a great, sweeping portrait of vampire society and mores.
- William Makepeace Thackeray and vampires…would certainly make Vanity Fair less of a boring slog.
Clearly this SNL commercial for “Estro-Maxx” trades on the expected amusement value of the male actors playing trans women as if the trans women are really men in unconvincing drag. The vignette in which the woman goes through the full-body scanner, causing the security officer to make lewd, unprofessional expressions, also makes light of actual, real-life concerns about such technology’s abuse and invasion of privacy.
So my Dikadoll jointed hands for 60cm fems arrived today! Lola Paprika got the right one; Janvier Jett will get the left. You can see the increased realism of Lola Paprika’s hand as she surreptitiously uses Janvier Jett’s guitar again….Continue reading Lola Paprika’s articulated hand
I just got Janvier Jett’s swirly guitar in today!
Lola Paprika: “Are you sure I can play this?”
Me: “Go ahead!”
Continue reading Lola Paprika strikes a chord.
…but Janvier Jett plays it on her curly guitar! I just got her a black [with some bits of white] wig with Jarethian hair, you know, spiky all over the crown and then long and ragged elsewhere. She has the perfect hair for hair metal!
May be getting these Dikadoll jointed hands for 60cm fems. Not sure if I want to give them both to Janvier Jett so she can play the guitar, or if I should divide them up between 2 dolls. I imagine there would be a big fight for the extra jointing:
- Sardonix would want to be able to give people the finger.
- Sarah would want to hold a book.
- Lola Paprika would wish to hold her Tarot cards individually in her fingertips.
- Araminthe would not be able to benefit because there would be too much of a mismatch between her grey resin and the hands, which are light tan with a pinkish undertone [NOT "nude" or "flesh-colored!"].
After more than 8 months of owning Sarah, I’m finally getting her default hair, a straight, dark brown, bangless wig with a center part, made to resemble Jennifer Connelly’s hair when she played Sarah in Labyrinth. Then I can dress Sarah up in her Labyrinth-going clothes: custom blouse and vest with swirlies, blue jeans and loafers and take some pictures. Sarah will be so happy…if I can get her nose out of a book.
My favorite part of Ms. Magazine was always the last page, showing a collection of sexist ads sent in by readers.
I got some awesome knee-length, white, faux fur leg warmers for Janvier Jett, as well as some thigh-high black-and-white checked stockings. I figure that her outfit will look more striking if it’s not just black, but black and white with interesting textures.
How awful is this commercial? Not only does the male protagonist clearly privilege the alcohol over the woman, but he doesn’t give a care that the woman is smothered in the couch. That’s not funny.
An extended pun, done to death, then revived and driven to death repeatedly. A zombie pun! More from Da Vinci’s Notebook.
Brian McGreevy on Vulture [for New York magazine] vomits forth a puerile lump of garbage with his opinion on popular portrayals of vampires in True Blood and the Twilight saga:
"Much has been made of the damage inflicted by the ‘male gaze’ in film, but what of the female gaze? It’s taken the Romantic vampire and cut off his balls, leaving a pallid emo pansy with the gaseous pretentiousness of a perfume commercial. We are now left with the Castrati vampire: This is pornography for tweens, as well as a worrying reflection of our time."
Reading this screed, one can’t help but think that McGreevy is just pissed that a vampire series written by a woman has become so popular. He seems to think that the Twilight saga is wretched just because it represents a young female character’s point of view. I mean, God forbid that someone address a pillowy fantasy novel to the vast hordes of ravenous teenaged girls and young women who form the Twilight saga’s primary audience! No no, books should be written by manly men only about manly male subjects, such as Romantic vampires with really big schlongs.
I never thought I’d be defending the virtues of the Twilight saga, a series that I find insidiously sexist and intensely problematic, but there it is. No, Mr. McGreevy, the sex of an author is not a legitimate subject for one of your irrelevant tangents about how biliously poxed with prejudice your brain happens to be. How the sex of an author informs his or her writing is indeed pertinent, but criticizing an author for being a certain sex just proves the source of the criticism [that’s you, sir] to be a bloviating bigot.