So I had this BJD friend with this sad doll that I just fell in love with. I knew they had issues bonding and I knew that baby had to be mine. I told her to let me know if she ever wanted to sell. She didn't do that but listed her anyway. (I thought we were cool, man.) I was very lucky that the first person who wanted her stepped aside. I thought if I lost this girl I would have a breakdown.
You see, she was very special. She had a history. Here's what I can gather: she was purchased by this shady ass dude in the hobby. Everyone knows he is shady.
So he hired a faceup artist to paint the face and give her scarring. He never explained that he wanted raised scars, not gashes in the resin. I've seen the proof that she wrote up the agreement for this guy and the work was just GORGEOUS.
He claims she damaged it. Whatever. So apparently there were attempts from this guy to sell her with no luck and he eventually gave it away and my doll acquaintance won her. She dyed h…
It's been a minute, huh? I'm going to attempt to bring this blog back to life. It has been a missing part of my hobby and my SOUL.
Facebook isn't going directly to doll peeps, Instagram is phone-based so uploading pics from my camera is a like an 8 step process and doesn't encourage any writing. And though I do have a youtube channel, I always express myself better in the written word. And my website? What is that thing even for? My comic timing, my rambles are much easier to edit in written form.
So maybe we'll start off introducing each doll or doll family. We can have stories here or blurbs or whatever. And it's not as static as on the website. But for now this is just my Intent to Return.
Here's a photo because y'all are into that shit.
So I think people really wants to know why I am taking this plunge, or maybe you don't give a crap but I'm going to tell you anyway.
Maturity: Not saying that 1/6th folks aren't mature!!! But there is something very mature about the BJD hobby that is populated with so many young people. Depending on the company or customizations, you may have to wait up to forty effin' weeks. That is how long it takes to make a human. It takes patience. And you're going to take time to make the right choice. I'm resigning myself to not seeing my first doll until my bday in November. The dolls and accessories are not always cheap. You have to budget yourself, save up and earn that dang doll.You need a gentle touch when you're handling these dolls. You can't afford to damage them. They make special travel cases for them! Dropping them could mean seriously damaging a nose. They yellow in time and if you keep them in the sun. You have to find a place to keep them safe.(Crap…