Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meme-ity meme!

I was tagged AlasseCarnesir over at the Inn of the Wayward Misfits so I figured I'd give it a go!

1. Do you collect anything other than dolls? 
Comics. I used to be more into it than I am now...I spent so much money over the years that when I quit I could easily afford BJDs using all the extra money I had from not buying comics I've been getting back into it lately though. It's one of those things, I just can't stay away! 

I'm mostly a Marvel girl, but I also like Batman, so I do delve into DC some. Back in the day Image was also a favorite but these days not so much. I have a few independent artists I buy from, and what ever else is good that I want to check out. And sometimes covers that are fabulous and this is why I need to stop.

2. Why did you start a doll blog?

I'll be honest. I like to talk, use lots of words and go on and on about things I like (like BJDs!) and I wanted somewhere I could do so without forcing BJDs down the throat of someone who didn't want to read about them or see pictures. DOA doesn't really encourage discussion - especially about characters (and I love those!!), and I tried not to do much doll stuff on my DA page.

Also, I really wanted some record somewhere - for me mostly - of what I've done to my dolls and when I I've done it. It really helps to see progress, mistakes, and successes all in one place. And dates. Dates are good.

3. Do you have one particular doll that is the favourite in your collection? 
I have no problem playing favorites. Alex is my favorite...Even though I got through phases where I obsess over other dolls, I always go back to him <3

And of all my Alexes my favorites are I and III. And Baby. And Chibs and Mini. And the others.

4. Your favourite doll accessory? 
Hats and scarves. My dolls must live in perpetual fall and winter because they're always wearing hats and scarves...

5. Do you know exactly how many dolls you have in your collection (you don't have to tell the number of course)? 
Um. A lot. About 65 but as I was going through my profiles I realized they're all wrong and need to be updated. I'm selling a lot right now, and some of the dolls I have listed are just heads which I don't ever count. Plus I have a project doll or two I'm also not counting. And possibly one on the way in a trade. 

6. Do you play any instruments and if so, what? 
Nope.  I'm not musically inclined, all I can do is listen!

7. Where is your most favourite place you've ever been? 
I haven't really been to too many places, a lot of my traveling is for doll things. I love Chicago (I'm a city girl), and I love to visit Texas cause of my friends there but I really had a great time in Disney World and Harry Potter world this spring...I didn't want to leave! I'd love to go back. 

8. What is your most favourite thing about yourself? 
Bleeeehhhhhhhh I hate these questions. I guess my imagination. It keeps me endlessly entertained. I do think I have a decent sense of humor, so maybe that too.

9. Favourite book or movie? 
I can't choose!! I like them all! I read a lot, and I read the same books over and over, no way can I choose. I do love Pet Sematary tho - it was the first Stephen King book I ever read and it's the only book that really scared me. 

I also love movies. All kinds though I'm not one for certain kinds of comedies or chick flicks :P
Right now I really like the new Star Treks and all the Marvels, because comics. I'm looking forward to DC's impending doom....I mean movies. I'm keeping an open mind. Mostly.

10. If you could design your own doll, what would it look like? 
I actually started doing this before Doll Chateau showed up. The doll I started working on had a body almost identical to the DC K-02 (boy) body - including the jointing, only it was a smaller SD - around 50-55cm. The head was the Alex I tend to draw, with a slightly fuller face and an open mouth. I never did anything other than a couple sketches because I discovered DC and didn't need too XD

I'm not gonna tag, just request that if you do this, let me know!! I'd love to read them.

And, so I don't have to post this in a whole separate post - Joker got his new eyes the other day. I am a fan.

joker new eyes

He's got a more psychotic look to him, which is what I wanted! These are "realistic" eyes I bought from eBay - I'd never seen them in a stylized doll before so I was a little worried, but I love them! 

Hope everyone has a great week! What's left of it! :D


  1. Glad you were able to do this question meme! I always love to see what people answer for them.

    I used to be the same with manga. I used to buy a lot of it but stopped once I got into the bjd hobby. Plus with the AUD as it is right now, those manga titles are expensive.

    I would never have guessed who the favourite was in your collection *whistles* but I can see why he is a favourite. I love your drawings of him. And I was wondering if you had ever had a doll design in mind. I could totally see you making your own bjd based on your drawings.

    I think the only book I've ever read over and over is the Belgariad series by David Eddings. I've read that series about six or seven times now.

    Oh my goodness, those eyes look great on Joker. In fact, that entire photo is just freaking awesome. The lighting, the composition, it all makes him look exactly like Joker and that pyschotic gaze, sends the shivers through me, it does.

    1. Everything is expensive these days! I get a lot of digital comics and some of them are $3-5. For digital!! Though with the panel to panel reading I guess it's a lot of work (but I have already seen several that are in the wrong order :\\\ ). It's a lot of money to collect anything anymore.

      lol I hide my favorites pretty well, don't you think? XD

      I read everything over all the time >.< my favorite books are worn and falling apart....which ticks me off because I am really anal about books, I like them perfect. Then I wreck them.

      Thank you! :D He's pretty creepy. Which is why I like him so much! I'm happy with those new eyes, I need to get more now.

  2. The Joker looks fantastic with the new eyes! Love the effect they have on his expression! That's an excellent shot of him too!

    I just woke up so my brain is really not all here but I might come back and steal this meme later. I always enjoy reading people's responses on these sorts of things!

    At first when I saw that you had started to design your own doll I was really excited! Too bad you only got into the initial planning phases but I guess that would be a lot of effort to go to for something that already exists. XD Though I do think it would be great if Doll Chateau made some shorter SDs. I do appreciate tall and lanky but sometimes you also want tiny and scrawny. X D

    1. Thanks! I love them, he looks so much more glarey now :)

      You should do it!!! DO IIIIIITTTTTTAH!

      Well, designing is one thing, sculpting is another. And I'm not great at it. So it might have never gotten past the planing phase regardless lol. I'd love some shorter SDs - I seem to have a lot of them anyway, but a larger range of options would be nice.