Friday, April 10, 2015

A Wishlist for 2015

I'm not in a very good mood right now.

My birthday is this weekend, but so far this whole week has sucked royally (except for last night which was fun)....Work is awful, as it is this time of year -but just gets worse each year. The weather is crap, and I have no time for doll things which usually cheers me up some. I got a flat tire yesterday so now I get to spend all my money on new tires and anything else wrong with my car when I bring it in. I was planning on gifting myself a small doll and possibly a head this weekend - but thanks to my car, that's not happening. And I have Jury duty Monday...and that's just the things I'll actually talk about.

My Sionna still hasn't shipped (which doesn't really count, I still don't expect her and don't expect her soon) and the Fdoll body I purchased second-hand still hasn't shipped yet which is beginning to piss me off.

So basically I'm not looking forward to anything, and life sucks right now.

So to cheer up I thought I'd look at things I can't have XDDD
But it's ok, because I will buy them eventually, and that's good enough.

Well, I'll buy most of them eventually.

The List
Naruya IGO Echo head 
Yeah, this is the one I'll probably never get. He's so elusive I can't find anything when I do a search....just some owner photos and stuff Google refuses to translate. I will pine for him forever.

Withdoll tiny in SG 
What I was going to buy for my birthday and now am not. I really liked Tweedledee's cutes face, but it'll have to wait. I'm sure they'll come out with something I like in the future tho, and as long as it's cute and available in Sweet Green, I'm good.

Volks Dollfie World Cup Head (3)
According to VolksUSA they should be available soon, and I'd really love to enter again, even though I didn't even place last time. It was fun, and I thought it was nice they sent out rejection letters XD so we weren't all sitting around wondering. I like head 3 but might look at 1 again just to make sure. I love my 2 but have issues with him - His faceup IMO is one of my best, but doesn't match his style. So I don't want to wipe it, but I really should....I dunno what to do with him...maybe get another 2 and keep both? XD I've been looking at Volks heads a lot recently, kind of wanting another one, so this is decent timing. I'll probably get 3 if I get any at all.

Supia Ariel head + 63cm body 
The new Gabriel. I have two bodies in mind and I think either would work. One probably poses better but the other is prettier. Neither are set in stone, so I plan to just buy the head for now. Or someday.

Simply Divine Tatsuo head + DM Glamour Model body 
Hopefully he'll be Captain Kirk. He's my front runner along with Granada Uranus. I ordered Uranus as a just-in-case head, but Tatsuo looks like it will work better. Spock was a little smaller than I was expecting and looks great on the Dollmore Glamor body so everyone is getting Dollmore bodies!! Yay!

DM Model Doll Boy body 
For Spock. I requested and got a great photo showing there is very little size difference in the Model and Glamor Model, so for the sake of variety, Spock will be Model, Kirk and Khan get Glamor Model.

BlueFairy TF Boy (possibly Robin)
Well, I can't stop thinking about replacing Raphael, even though I am keeping his current shell - Angel Region Cien. I doubt he'll ever sell as he's not a popular mold, and he really is perfect for the character so I am trying to rework him into something I want, but it's hard as I'm not inspired, can't find his wig, and don't have time or the weather to do a new faceup. So I'm keeping the BlueFairy on my wishlist. Just in case. (I bought a BF body second-hand on the MP...looks like I'm replacing Cien after all! ^^;).

Lillycat Cerisedolls: Ombre
I'm going through a phase where I really want an art-doll and this one is at the top of that want list. Sadly they're going on sale soon...and I won't have money. But I am thinking long-term so I can wait for another sale or maybe find one second-hand or one of the few others I'd like instead.

That's it! I feel like it's a small, doable list other than the bodies....and I'm not in a huge hurry so I can wait, even though I wanted stuff now! lol
If I can stick to said list, maybe I won't end up with so many random dolls and keep it simple this year! One can hope.

I hope everyone is doing well! Have a good weekend.

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