Friday, July 25, 2014

More Coffee Please.

It's raining....it rained during my lunch so I stayed inside intending to read my book and then play with dolls. I started reading, and only had ONE PAGE left of the damn thing. FUCK. I hate it when there's like, 12 previews of the next books in the back and I don't realize it!!

And I don't even have the next book yet, so now I have nothing to read!! Which is totally untrue, but I want the next book!! I may actually have to go to a store to buy it now. Two day shipping is not fast enough for me.

Anyway because I had no book (one freaking page), I got some pictures of -(dramatic pause)- JAVA!! He showed up last night (making me feel guilty for being all suspicious of my seller - she obviously sent him Friday, what with that being the date on the package and all). My pictures are actually kind of crap(ier than usual), but they show the important stuff.

Here is his adorable self wigless.

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ok, a little bit of talking here. You can see where his poor elf ears were sanded down. Not quite human-looking, but certainly not elfy either.

The faceup is technically good and pretty interesting up close (he's scarred and beat up), but not for me. Maybe on any other character/doll I own lol, not Javs. He's the exact opposite of rough, tough and boy-like. First thing I'm doing tonight is wiping that faceup.

Second thing I'm doing is opening his eyes a tad. Not a lot, but a small bits. At first I was all I'M GONNA MOD THE HELL OUT HIM!! Then I panicked due to the (gorgeous) dark tan resin and thought I had really better start small. Or not at all. I finally did a quicky mock-up and decided that yes, a small amount taken from the bottom should be ok. I might try to sand his nose a little...but I'm afraid the discoloration will be too much....so I may chicken out.

Now there's the matter of the ears.

I have a small problem, as I'm not sure what animal I'm going to make him yet. Mocha was so easy back in the day, something about him just said "Kangaroo Rat" and it worked. Same with Des back when he was Soshi. He looked like a cat to me....and still does. Here's the problem. Mocha uses his elf ears as his "rat" ears. Everyone else has magnet on ears, with hidden human ones (except Des....I can't hide his human ears). I have no intention of cutting ears off, that freaks me out, but I'm not sure what the point of modding Java's elf ears back on is, if I end up getting him magnet ears later on down the road.

So anyway, I'm going to hold off on that for a few days. I figure I can do it even if he's got a faceup, since I don't blush ears (unless they're elf ears lol). A little plastic wrap to shield him from goo, and he'll be good to go. I just have to figure out the whole animal thing. So far I'm thinking of something rodenty to go with Mocha, like a gerbil, guinea pig, feret or some other thing...OR totally different like a dog, or Raccoon Dog (Tanuki). Apparently they can be white....and with dark eyes that might be awesome. But would require pointy, cat-like ears.
Feh. What do I do?!

More pics

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 JAVAnew2 

He photographs better than Mocha.
This is a temporary wig while I wait for the one I ordered off ebay last week. It's long and white, and I plan on braiding it in one giant braid. If it doesn't work, or I don't like it (both of which I'm worried about) I have no back-up plan lol. And this white-blond color looks really good on him, which also worries me. BUT with the right faceup it'll be fine....right?!

And now, the big moment: Both of them together!!

mocha and java 

Mocha always photographs SO WEIRD!! WHY?!
This is the best way to view that Dark Chocolate color. omfg it's so nice in person. I want to eat him lol. I was the same way when I got Mocha....I don't know if it's because the colors are food, or I named them food or they just look yum, but for real.  Mocha looks so pale next to him lol

They also don't even look like the same mold. I know it's just the drastically different faceups and colors, but everything looks different. I should ask in the threads if RS changed their molds at one point. I'd love to see them both blank but I decided not to wipe Mocha....his faceup could use a few touch-ups to bring him up to date, but it's not bad enough to do over (at least I don't think it is).

Moving on to the RS Double-jointed body. Ugh. I think it's worse than the SJ one. But I've never been a fan of DJs that don't work worth a crap. The arms are ok, but those knees... D:

He's taller and slightly buffer than his older and more "masculine" brother (you should see Mocha's boots. He's kinda like Alex. Must wear the tall shoes...), which is weird, but not much I can do about it. I was never going to get a girl body and mod, and if I'd bought him new, I'd have gotten this body - AND the hands he came with (so yay!) - anyway, so I essentially got what I wanted.

He needs to be restrung like mad, and he's been glue-sueded in every joint. All of them. So that's got to come out. Maybe if he's got thicker (if I even have it!) and tighter strings he'll behave, but I bet it's going to take mods. I would love to try and drill out the channel in his thighs so he can move his legs better...but I is afeard. I'd rather do it Java than Mocha though....so I might. Drills and I don't get along though....

Mocha is still my favorite out of this group (don't tell anyone! lol) since he started it all by just existing.


He cutes X3

And

Oh I forgot about this little guy (that I've had over a year).

Mocha and chai 

I've decided to add him to the line-up as well. So meet Chai Tea. Not coffee, but tasty all the same. Someday I shall give him a faceup. I had dragged him out the other day to see about a possible match with Mocha for different hands, and I think his weirdness will be great with Latte. Plus, magnet parts! He'll make a great side-kick for her.

In certain lights the resin match between Mocha's old RS Coffee and the Luts RSB is perfect. Here it doesn't look nearly the same. :// I might try it anyway if the KDF hands fit him (I will be trying them out tonight). I hate the stuck-like-that hands poor Mocha has, and he matches NOTHING so it's not like I can get him new ones.

I also want to change his eyes around this weekend too. He might end up with the ones in Java (because I liked the lighter eyes in him) and Java might get silver (to match his white hair). I know I have some somewhere....It's supposed to be rainy, hot and humid this weekend OF COURSE so playing with wigs, clothes, eyeballs and stringing might be all I get to do.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gripey Gripe

Fairyland is having yet another event that they will get insanely backed up on. I didn't care until I saw all the elf event heads. I WANT THEM ALL especially the Elf Rin and Celine. Rin is a cutie regardless but I didn't want Celine at all until I saw the elf version.

Stupid Fairyland. The event items are ridiculously expensive now, so it's not like I could scrape together the cash to get any of them even if I did want the stuff they're pushing (which I don't - no part of me wants an F60 girl of any kind except the one I've got)....so unfairs.

I guess in a year or so when all this stuff finally gets shipped out I'll be scouring the MP for an Elf Rin or Celine!  Booooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lots of Stuff. Ok, just Some Stuff.

We had a dollmeet this weekend that was 80's themed, so I had some fun throwing together a few looks for my dolls. Isis, Alex (I) and Marcus went as Flashdance, random 80's punk and Jason from Friday the 13th, and my whole group of 8 (ok so not the whole group, I left one at home) mature minis went in 80's inspire garb. I thought they looked amazing lol and after I was kicking myself for not taking any photos at all. Everyone really went all out for this meet, their dolls looked great. And I didn't even bring a camera!! Such fail.

I really should try to get a pic of Isis and Alex together, maybe with Jason (Marcus) lurking in the bg lol.

Anyway, I don't have much to update with...my Song was finally (supposedly) shipped this weekend, so I'm hoping he'll be here someday this week (but who really knows.). I managed to order the Migidoll River head (he's super-limited, so if you want one, go now!!), and I'm really excited to get him now because I have realized that I think he looks like a more realistic Volks Heath. Which means I might remake Gambit. It just depends on...things.

I bought him to possibly be Marcus, so I'll do that first.....but if he looks even remotely good with Jean I might even skip that and let Ell stay Marcus (I think he's just fine anyway) and do River up as Gambit. I'll have to buy much smaller eyes for him, but....who cares.

I'll have to hang on to Heath a while before deciding if I want to keep him or wipe and sell at a loss because no one wants that mold anymore (which is sad because I've really come to like it) and I didn't get any COA with him which means he'll be impossible to sell anyway.

I don't know what I'll do. Wait until he gets here I suppose, and see how he looks with Jean and David (and Alex) then go from there.

So now my wait-list has grown to:
Dollzone Carter (Still no word on this)
Dollmore Kara Klum (yay!)
Resinsoul Song (hope he's actually shipped)
Migidoll River (head only)

Regardless of who River ends up being (Gambit, Marcus or even possibly a second Michael), he will have to share with one or two of the other heads. So no bodies yet.

I have no issues with Jean if Gambit becomes more realistic, but Jubilee might have to go. Soo is a great mold for her, but not even remotely real enough with the others. I may just look for a new head for her, or sell her completely. And of course I'm still having issues with Logan....I might look for a new head and start over from scratch. Or sell the thing and just quit. Maybe all I really need are Jean and Gambit anyway (I love having them as dolls!).

Ugh. I can't decide what I want to do!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Alex is an Asshole.

EDIT: This is his response to my whining about him.

stfu 
Alex: STFU bitch. Give me coffee. And buy me stuff. 

at least he's got clothes on now.

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I am almost too exhausted to post this. Alex wears me out. And down.
I spent hours working on him....and in one ride to work in a bag he set me back hours more by somehow wrecking himself. I know he did it. I even had him wrapped, and he still managed to chip himself, get really dirty (I swear to god he's the dirtiest doll I've ever owned. I think he rolls in it when I'm not around), mess up his freaking eyes and do god knows what else to himself.

If he sat untouched on a shelf, never handled, in a clean room, he'd probably just fall apart because he could.

I shouldn't be surprised. This doll has defied all logic since I bought him. He has expressions, he changes positions, he has behavior.  I tend not believe that dolls can be possessed or hold souls or anything.....except for Alex. He's off somehow. And when I say Alex, for a change I only mean this one. The other Kara Klums are gorgeous and I adore them, but the first one is just an anomaly in every possible way. If dolls can absorb vibrations or souls or something, he's got it, and won't share.

Whatever is wrong with him, I managed to get some kinda decent pictures of him.
Beware, he's shirtless. I never photograph him sans shirt. Except for Christmas. It's tradition.

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So I have come to believe that I can't do the fun eyelashes anymore. It's impossible to see his eyes. You can irl, but not in photos...they disappear completely. He stole the Oscar eyes from Alex III (which was inevitable. I knew it would happen), mostly because they're smaller and easier to see. And you still can't see them. Bye bye eyelashes.

This is another new wig. It was a Monique Evelyn I got at Doll-A-Kon. Now it's an Alex-wig. I cut inches off the thing, and "styled" it , but it's Alex, so it's all over anyway.

I edited the HELL out his hand. Dollmore has the kind of resin that changes color to a point and stops. Dikadoll keeps on yellowing. His hand is so much more yellowed than he is it's awful, I only put the hands on him for this shoot so he could smoke, and then I cut the cig out anyway!!!

I still have to wipe and blush both pairs of hands and feet.

His tattoos went on fairly easily, it was just a lot of work and time consuming. I can't even express how much better they look compared to the old ones!

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I don't think his back has ever been seen in photos. 

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 Alex I has the least ink of all of them, as he's the youngest. He's missing the infinity thorns and crow (which I have yet to draw) on his left arm and the wings on his back. And one more I haven't done yet on his right hand. And there is still blank space on his rt arm that could have stuff. We'll see if I go there.

I did the ones on his back too large (which is how I roll), so when I do III who has the massive phoenix wings on his back, they'll have to be scaled down.

In case you're wondering what chipped, it was his lft nipple there....I fixed it in PS. Now I have to do it irl. Asshole. He didn't have to chip.....totally did it on purpose.  Now he's sitting on my desk (shirtless. Scandal!! :O) looking smug. He knows what he did.

There are a couple things I wish I could fix, but for the most part I'm happy and not doing anymore.
One more

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That's the eclipse21 wig I spent a fortune on. Cause he needs more wigs. If you had any idea how much editing I had to do just to barely get his eyes visible....D: D: D:

He's lucky he's my favorite!!