Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back from Fantasy Land.

Today I'm a supporter of Voldemort....my scarf has a Dark Mark on it.

So I survived my vacation to Disney. Sadly I want to go back....XD
I decided I could move into Hogshead (Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Universal Studios Florida) and no one would ever know...
Seriously, if you're a fan of these books and movies this is the most amazing place...I did not want to leave.

I returned from sunny and warm Florida weather to typical STL weather. Dark, dreary, rain and cold. And freezing rain. Yay. It's been this way all week. So done.

Also, so no doll stuff to share. At least no photos. I haven't touched a real camera in weeks, and my dolls are getting dusty. Tonight I plan to redress someone, just to have something to do with them XD

I do have news however

The day before Leonard Nimoy passed I paid for a Zachary Quinto Spock head! I was insanely lucky to get this...A DOA member linked a Taobao shop that seemed to be the same sculptor as my Benedict head - Modoll. They had a Spock up for sale, and with that extremely wonderful persons help I found out that it was a 25 piece pre-order that would be over soon. They recommended an agent for me and the sale went through. When I got back from Disney I found the head already at the warehouse! I paid for shipping and he should go out this week sometime!! So OMG I will have Spock.

When I planned on this BC MNM I originally didn't think I'd want more, but the more I thought about it (and watch those stupid movies) I had the vague idea that I might want Kirk and Spock too. Of course there is no Kirk (Chris Pine) MNM....and I am generally against the mixing of MNMs with normal BJDs.....but two days ago I saw this. I think I can make that work. So for now, Granado Uranus *snicker* will be Kirk, who I thought I'd get before Spock...but that MODOLL sale was perfect in timing (I was prepared to hunt that head down on the second-hand market the proverbial "someday").

Of course I have a total of one body for these three heads (which is ok, since Uranus *snicker* isn't even for sale yet!)....so my current obsession is finding Spock the perfect body to go with Khan. And eventually Kirk. I will of course wait until I have him in my hands to even consider ordering - I need to try him on the Dollmore body first and see how he looks next to Benedict - but so far I'm leaning toward Dollstown 18yr. Which might be the most expensive body I could have found....but I am so in love with anything Dollstown I think it'll be worth it in the long run. They recently redid the knees so it should even pose well, which is good, because posing was one of my issues with larger dolls. It might be on the large side, and I worry the neck will be too skinny, but again, gotta see the head first. And maybe Benedict will just have to get some big cyber-punk boots (I'm sure Khan would be ok with that).

My first choice was Impldoll's Idol, until I saw somewhere it's not as tall as advertised - WHY do BJD companies do that?! - and then had that confirmed today. Supposedly Zachary, Chris and Benedict are all about an inch apart from one another if not the same height, and I'd like to stick to that as much as possible, and I really think 70cm is too small for a MNM head anyway - I think the one I have borders on too small! Good thing I had it already XD And again, Benedict being skinny IRL helps tons.

A wig will probably be an issue....I have no idea how to even go about making one. I found a Monique wig I might be able to mod if I don't screw it up. I should go buy that before the head ships so I'll have it...

So Benedict - who is still blank, and right now naked - has a whole universe shaping around him. In addition to Spock and the eventual Kirk, I has a this which was my solution to Smaug. My best friend gave him to me for my birthday (which isn't until April lol but it got here early) and is totally adorbs. I love him. He's blank atm of course, but I plan on using dark reds and black on him to get some good Smaugness. I bought eyes from CandyKitten (Hungarian Horntail of all things lol) and they're perfect! He's also wearing a scarf.....I figure if he can infect Benedict with Smaug, Benedict can infect him with Sherlock. My intension was to have him always following Sherlock or Khan around trying to turn him Smaug. My roommate is making Benedict a Smauglock costume (which is why he's naked) and I want to get him the same eyes and some similar horns so can go dragon.

I don't know why I'm so obsessed with this....it's not even my fandoms. But it's been fun. And it's a good break from my own stuff - and really my dolls are nearly done anyway. Gabriel is the last of my actual characters I really want shelled, and now that I know what doll she's going to be I just need to scrape up the cash to order her....so really, I need another "Universe" to play with. Right?! RIGHT?!!??! I wonder if there's an Enterprise BG for sale on the eBay....? That would be awesome.

Anyway I hope everyone is doing ok. It's so quiet here now.... D:

Monday, February 23, 2015

Not Dead.

Not yet anyway!!

I haven't had much time for doll stuff in the last several weeks....I've pretty much done nothing with them other than dress a couple for meets. I think we've had two and a half in the time I've done pretty much zero with my dolls otherwise. It's not that I'm on hiatus or something bad has happened.....I've just been spending every moment of free time I have on my comic.

This is  a good thing - I think I did four pages of it in the beginning of the year last year and then didn't touch it. Which was a horrible span of time. several weeks ago I got re-inspired and did 5 complete pages in three weeks which is a record for me.

When I was done with those five, I spent some time laying out the next six pages which I somehow managed to get completely penciled in less than seven days. I started inking, and as of yesterday had three totally inked. I started the penciling last Sunday, so in seven days I had six penciled pages and 3 inked. I've never worked that fast before.  I'm hoping to have the next three inked by the end of the week, and then everything lettered and toned by end of next week - sooner would be nice, but y'know. Stuff will always happen.

I do have a few updates in the doll area:
I have received almost everything I was waiting on - Alice Collecttions just delivered today and is waiting for me at home - awesome because Ryuji's first ever outfit I've bought him is in that order, some Doc Martin looking boots for Alex and most best of all - Sherlock's coat and Khan's shirt (he's Khan right now, I watched Star Trek last weekend again.....now I must change him back to Sherl.)

Only thing I've got out there is a wig I ordered randomly from eBay, and the body + clothing I bought second-hand ages ago for Rowan...I hope that comes soon. I'm getting worried.

Also, I have an extra special surprise that showed up Saturday night.....I'm not going to go into it since I hadn't previously mentioned it, and I don't have pics since I was going to tote it to work, but didn't have time....so hopefully tomorrow.

Until then, in lieu of doll pictures, have this

smFC CH3 9

:D
This is my current last completed page. I like it because it shows off Alex's general mood at all times, and is the first time I had to deal with telepathy between my two mind-readers......It's also exciting for me because "Jake" finally showed up. Most people probably won't recognize him....but

uriel2 

 He's Uriel. And after Alex, Uriel is my favorite. You can't really tell, since I don't photograph him and post him a whole hell of a lot, but if anyone could take over and have his own storyline in my universe, it would be this guy. Even though his hair is a wreck. I need to learn to make better wigs. He could benefit from an alpaca wig too.

So this is one reason I'm being so manic about getting this done - I have been anxious for the rest of my "main" characters to show up so I can get on with the real story, Isis is next, and she's on the last two pages I'm working on now.

I'm also trying to get to a good stopping point for when I go to Disney World for a week in March.

I'm super-excited for that - Chibi Alex is going....he's getting some Disney-fied clothes (which will all have Nightmare b4 xmas on them cause that's how he rolls) and he'll be playing tourist. He's supposed to be the only doll I bring, but Squishy Alex and Chibi Skullface may stow away....Squishy for sure, he can go in my suitcase. Since he's just a head and some hands, he'll be fine.

Anyway I have to either go back to work, work on my comic, or catch up on blogs here, so I hope everyone has been doing well <3

Friday, January 30, 2015

In which I go cray

I put Sionna on layaway with DDE. One payment down, three more to go.

I would say I'm crazy, but the more I see of this doll the more I totally don't regret it, and know I'd regret it more if I passed.

Now Sage will get a new body, Anna will be upgraded to a doll I know will do her character justice (and has her body shape!), and I will get to own that amazing fullset outfit which hopefully will fit Isis. She totally needs more witchness.

And I get the Elf Rin head....though I actually think I liked the open-eyed version better...but whatever. I wanted Elf Rin last time around.....but since I didn't actually order anything and qualify for the event XD I missed her. I'm glad I have a really long time to come up with another elf character D: I'd like it to be a boy this time maybe?

So. Yeah.

Still waiting for the rest of my Dollmore order (there was a mishap. They sent it last night -  but Vanilla is on a body again - a thousand yays!)
Alice has not shipped
My Fdoll body has not shipped
Wigs from etsy did ship
Benedict Cumberbatch's eyes have not shipped
Panda parts have not shipped.

Everything else has made it home safe and sound and will be put on dolls this weekend. Because I have a three day weekend only one plan and it's with doll peeps so that's just more doll play.

Other than that I got nuthin!! Have a good weekend!! :D

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PANIC!

So I live under a rock. It was a good, safe rock....then I crawled out from under it and found this.

I know I saw her awhile ago when she was released but I guess I didn't bother to look....until this morning, and I really wish I hadn't. I want every part of that fullset. Well, the ears and tail I can do without, but the rest of it?

I have been looking for an F60 girl body for Sage. She hit the point where I really want her perfect, and feel like I can spend the $$ to make her so and not regret it - I've got them on my trade lists, but FL doesn't sell them separately and people don't seem to want to let them go for a reasonable price....and I don't want the MOE, Sage needs as much height as I can get.

The outfit in it's entirety would go to Isis, it's perfect for her witchy self...and the head I'll put on Sage's current body to replace my PW Goldie (assuming I ever put her up for sale) as Annabelle, my senior witch. I love the head and faceup for her, it's perfect. The whole damn thing is. And it's insanely expensive, and if I want to get in on the event I need to order in like, three days.

ARGWHY?! WHYYYYYYY?! If it was just a matter of the outfit and head I'd hold off and maybe look second hand, but since I want the body anyway...Poor Sage - I tried to get her to pose for the photo I am way behind on for the challenge and she can't do it, the Delf body just won't....I would love her on a body that actually worked. I love my F60 boy, it's made Uriel amazing, I wouldn't change a thing on him. Why can't I be made of money??? On the bright side I do think I'm getting a raise, effective tomorrow, retro from Jan 1. So............maybe she can be my reward? If I order her tomorrow I can get in on the sat orders in DDE. OMG I can't believe I'm actually thinking of doing this...

ANYWAY on to something not insane.

Tan doll comparisons for AlasseCarnesir!

These are all my tans

  tan compare1

Sorry they're disheveled. I literally tossed them in my bag, the yoinked them out and sat them down D: No styling was done at all. *failbaddollmom*

  tan compare2

Ok, so here they are 
MINIS
Resinsoul Song in DK Tan/Chocolate 
Fairyland MNF Celine in FL Tan 
Resinsoul Song in LT Tan/Coffee
YOsized
Soom Afi (original release) with Afi hands on DikaDoll body
LATI YELLOW size
Luts Fabric Delf in RSB (OMG I forgot he was this size...he can wear the clothes!)
Latidoll Laches

Jean is my other tan doll but she's giant and also RSB, so I brought Chai instead. It really looks like Luts RSB, RS Coffee and FL are close enough to hybrid IMO. Only problem is that Mocha is so old they don't have that color anymore - it's lighter and grayer now from what I've seen.....so I can hybrid, but no one else can XD

Afi (Hopscotch) was blushed like mad to match that DK body (When I bought it I had found several posts saying it was a PERFECT MATCH OMG. They lied. Not even close. The headcap is the color of Soom for real (and still has tape residue from his ear magnets. I fail again)).

No chance of Lati matching anything ever. It's just orange. Which sucks, I still need another body.

That's it! I didn't do much editing, that is really close to how they look irl. Lati is that orange. Lol

I think I have a mental block against the Lati Yellow/Pukifee size. I just can't seem to realize I have dolls. I sold the PKF and DZ dolls and was all I DON'T HAVE ANYMORE! Even though I still had Ebils and apparently Chai. And Bones on order. Then I got Murphy at Dollism and forgot I owned him at all, so I waffled on ordering Sterek and getting Ren (Laches) because I don't own that size. Even though I totally did. I'm sure there aren't anymore hiding in my room, but I feel like I should look....just in case. D: They hides.