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Doll meme, lifted from Eveshka
Shunshouneko
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I feel like I am so out of touch with everyone and the dolls they own... I know of some dolls that folks have, but not all of them! So show me all your dolls! And introduce them! What's their name? Their mold? You can introduce them individually or throw them all into one image. And you can either comment here or post on your livejournal.



The Customhouse Crew:

Pen, my first BJD and Best Boy; he's an unlimited Customhouse Gene, and he arrived on August 17, 2004. I still remember the panic of paying THAT MUCH MONEY to some company in Korea, even though I had researched and waited for months. Current faceup by engelmech.



Claudine and Flynn: CH Limited Sia and CH Ainomori Jun 2nd. Claudine was the first girl I bought, and my first secondhand BJD. Flynn was the doll who hooked me on BJDs in the first place (thanks to pacific_rin's early 2004 article in FDQ). He came to live with me more than two years later via krbuss, and by a stroke of amazing luck. Both of them are still wearing their default CH faceups!



Matthias, CH "Nell" band Bin. He's actually going out for a different faceup before long (the third time's the charm!), but for now this is more or less what he looks like:



The Dollshe Crew:

Lyon, who started me on the 70cm odyssey: Tensiya Haute Hound. I bought him just after my mother's death, with the money from the small insurance policy she had taken out when she started working in the late 1940s; he's named after her father. Tensiya default faceup.



Atsumori, SA Saint. Poor Atsumori: he doesn't have a cool story, and now Phang has stolen his body, and his ladylove seems to be cozying up to Lyon. *sniffle* Custom faceup from Luts.



The Swan, Dollshe Afghan with slightly modded neck. I bought this doll on eBay, and she was a mess; after some cleanup, I sold her to a friend, who got her a lovely new Tensiya faceup and traded her to another friend, who kept the head and used the body for another project . . . whose buyer put the project on eBay after a while. Friend 1 reacquired the head, I bought the body, et voila. Possibly "The Phoenix" would have been an even better name?



B-boy and Phang, Bermann 77 and modded SA Bermann: oh, come on, is there anybody who doesn't know this tale by now? ;-) As batchix said . . . REPRESENT! Both faceups by thelyn.




The Volks Crew:

Kanbei, SD16 Yukinojo Sawaragi. This is actually Kanbei II, since Kanbei I wound up being sold to finance the absolutely necessary purchase of Flynn . . . but then, amazingly enough, my dolly luck brought another Yukinojo my way. There was a big Kanbei-shaped hole in my household until then, and I'm not parting with this guy, nuh-uh. Volks default faceup.



Trouble, Lucas 1st. Bought on DoA, after enough drama that I thought his name should reflect the troubles he'd seen, sheesh. (Also kinda sorta as an homage to Puccini, you know.) This is the faceup he came with; he has a new one by engelmech that still needs a photoshoot.



Okaru, SD10 Megu on suwarikko body. Her head is 1st-generation pureskin, but I thought she deserved something better than her intractable original body, so we pretend not to notice the color difference between her head and neck. Faceup by Mingyi.



Tierney, School C on suwarikko body. Head bought secondhand on eBay (and I wish I knew who painted this faceup, because it's adorable!), body bought on DoA . . . head sold in a fit of housecleaning . . . head rebought from, er, fourth owner? on DoA . . .



Minako, BW modded F28 girl on older B-02 jointed-torso SD10 body, with option tabi feet. Another doll who finally landed with me after spending time with a couple of earlier doting owners. The Circle of Dolly Life--I love it. Faceup by Ravendolls.



Genta, modded oldskin F28 on SD13 boy body: more eBay luck here! Faceup by Heavybomb.



No picture Tomi, MSD Sakura. Poor Tomi: she was an eBay rescue case, but she doesn't have any decent pictures yet. *sniffle* Will work on this.


The Dollstown Trio:

Kit, DT Mui on 15boy body; Mirah, DT Daisy on 15girl body; Celia, DT Yeondu on 13girl body. There are NO STORIES attached to these dolls, can you believe it? Ordered straightforwardly from AnJongHaK, delivered straightforwardly, faceupped by three wonderful artists, that's all. (Then why do they all look so anxious?) Kit's faceup by Armeleia; Mirah's faceup by thelyn; Celia's faceup by Tanya.



The Shinydolls:

Kikuno, Akali on Thaasa I body. She is my magical memory girl! I received her from Doi Shin-san's own hands in a Buddhist temple outside Tokyo, so if she looks a mite superior, she deserves to. Faceup done in Shin-san's inimitable green-eyebrowed style.



Sumie, Youki-B on Thaasa II body. One Shinydoll is not enough! fairemma's Clio inspired me to want a Youki, and I was curious about the Thaasa II body, so I ordered Sumie when JPOP started offering ShinyDoll orders. (According to Shin-san, this second version of the Youki head "looks smarter." I'm not sure I can see it myself . . . ) Faceup by Korisanzu.



The Souldolls:

Banya, Soul-Double Kanguk. My hakuna matata guy (TM fairemma), and Kikuno's secret crush. Even though he is, of course, a Korean exchange student, and she is class president. ;-) Default Souldoll faceup; I've grown fond of those wacky eyebrows over time.



Mehy, Souldoll Gunun. Well, yeah. One of those amazing, elusive weirdo dolls from the early days of Korean BJD making--he came to me through a WTB post on DoA, and how happy am I? Default Souldoll faceup, holding up very well after five years plus.



The Hybrids:

Izanami Oneesan, Izanagi Otoutosan, and the Brat: Minawadou Saiki heads on Volks SD13 bodies. Am I obsessed with Saiki heads? Um. 'Touto-kun's was a Y!J auction win; after seeing Minawa-san's pictures of her Saiki girl, I decided that he needed a sister, and Celga ordered the second Saiki head for me directly from Minawadou. Both of their faceups are by thelyn. The Brat came to me last fall, after passing through a couple of owners; his faceup is by engelmech.



Susa-no-o: Migidoll tan Ryu. Oooyeah. Migidoll put this head on eBay, already faceupped, and I fell for it so hard that I didn't even think about the problem of finding a body to match. This picture shows him on the first one I tried (Domuya Regular, light tan); he's now on a Volks Cecile the Scarface body.



Everybody else:

Shunshou, Unoa B-el. That is Shunshou the Mighty, thankyouverymuch. He has an eternally optimistic passion for Claudine, and I have the pictures to prove it, too. Bought way back when on DoA; he originally came from Y!J, and his faceup (still in good shape, and much too cute to wipe) is by lovits_oto.



Sejong, Dollti "D." Remember that thrilling couple of months when DollTi was releasing a few Ds one by one on eBay, and no one knew how many there would be? Sejong is the second one they auctioned. I missed the first one because of my trepidation about such an unknown company, wound up buying a different doll as a Christmas consolation prize (poor Etienne the 60cm Narin, and he didn't last long, did he?), and then spent even more money when D #2 showed up on eBay in January or February. All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Default DollTi faceup, still haughtily stunning.



Mally Lee, Dollmore Model Bella Auden. This picture doesn't show off her amazing tattoos, but then Mally Lee prefers to take the less-obvious approach. Evenstar faceup, tattooing, and body blushing; Mally Lee was an eBay auction, and I still don't understand why only one person bid against me (not very enthusiastically, at that). Maybe Atsumori really does have a direct line to the kami of eBay auctions?



Grail, Hypermaniac Omiclon. See, there was this random afternoon when I took a sneak peek at eBay, and omg!low-pricedOmiclon! Also omg!low-pricedKsy! A flurry of e-mailing and BINning later, Grail was mine and Bitte was the_impassive's. Shock and awe.



Robin Lowe, CP Elf Shiwoo. I cannot believe I have this doll! As with Flynn, this is one I admired from afar when I first got interested in BJDs--Lowe, one of Aziza's twin Elf Shiwoo models for her fur-wig auction listings (the other twin was Sraa). And then Aziza put the Lowe twin on eBay last year . . .



Glencora, Unidoll Limited UH-13. Bought secondhand on eBay, and yellowing in that gloriously uneven way that French resin does--but she is so perfectly herself that I'm cool with it.
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How ambitious ... I need to do this.
BTW I can only see the first 2 pics.

Yup--I'm still working on it! Just got home from playing the piano for a Lenten service at church; I'm going to dig up a few more pictures for this before I crash.

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Gunun is right up there with those early CH Uniques, to me--I loved the days when Souldoll and CH were experimenting like mad scientists, and nobody knew what was coming next. I do understand why people are crazy for the Soom MDs, but somehow the predictability of knowing there will be a monthly release takes a lot of the fun out of the game for me.

And I do think you're right, re the Dollstown anxiety . . . they aren't the nimblest of BJDs, and I suspect they've heard about the dolls who had to leave because they wouldn't sit up properly. (Plus, of course, the imminent Asian land war!)

Mally Lee is indeed just about unrecognizable as a Bella Auden--I still marvel at what Evenstar did with her face. It's so easy to go in the bitchy-dark-lipstick direction with the Bella Auden sculpt, but it does have lots of other possibilities.

Shunshou the Mighty! FTW! I love that little booger!

And uh...Atsumori's head could always come here and live with me. Jus' sayin!

^_~


I need to get out Shunshou's kitty wig again--he looks so bored in his real-boy wig! Can't have that . . .

And, uh, that would be NO. I loves ya, but not that much! ;-) What we really need here is a body for Phang, urk.

That was a marvellous read! You have a wonderful "family". I was only thinking the other day about Atsumori, wondering what he was up to (and now I find out he has been reduced to his essence!). Just wondering, the suit that Flynn is wearing, do you still have it? I ask because Figwit has a suit very like it-which he is graciously allowing Jasper to wear at the moment. We bought it secondhand off eBay. I love it!

ahahahaha! I do believe Figwit might own this very suit--if you bought it from "annishughes" on eBay, that's me. :-) I think just*shining only made one like this; it's been around for quite a while, because I bought it second- or possibly third-hand myself.

Poor Atsumori. I'm trying to land another Dollshe NS body for Phang, because I hate to leave Atsumori's head and hands wrapped up in my parts box. Open call to all friends: if you spot an NS Dollshe body for sale, PLEASE let me know, okay?

I did! :D I just checked the Feedback, it was September 2007. Meredith makes such beautiful clothes, I am trying to increase our collection of them.

I will keep an eye out for a Dollshe body for you.

I thought that might be the same suit!

This is the other side of the Circle of Dolly Life: the Merry-go-Round of Dolly Incidentals. There's a pair of eyes that I think went around the circle of celticgeekess, jaedee, rkold, and me a couple of times before they finally settled down. ;)

And thank you! I figure the more people I have watching out for NS Dollshe auctions, the more likelihood I have of actually getting a body one of these days.

o__O

I lost count after 20something...........

they are all so wonderful. I love atsumori. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing Pen, still looking like Pen, only of course 50 jillion times better from his rapidly fading CH faceup.

Claudine is just so... pert. Saucy little thing.

I lose count after 20something, too. Eepers. ;-)

We HAVE to find a body for Phang, so Atsumori can be reunited with his! If you see an NS Dollshe body for sale anywhere, HELP MEEEEEEE, okay?

I dunno... if Lolly saw this, she would rather sternly lecture you about how it's okay to have some floating heads. LOL. (I don't like floating heads either!)

Do dollshe bodies alone EVER go on sale??

Not very often, that's for sure! I'm not opposed to buying a whole secondhand Dollshe guy and selling the head; I'm just not quick enough (so far) to snag any of the ones that pop up in the Marketplace.

And Lolly is not wrong, but in the guys' defense, I NEED to have them all on bodies because I NEED to do photoshoots with everyone interacting! Really! Honest! NEED! ;-)

That was fun! I love your group.

Aw, thanks!

Saiki love 4EVAH!!!!

I think you know all of my kids and I only have pictures of my Sooah, which by the way is now known as Liv. Sorry if anybody out there is named Jessie or likes the name, but I can no longer bare it (side note- court got continued until 5-5-9, so no riley at least until then and haven't seen her since 2-24-9). I also have Jamie, which you have pictures of because I adopted him from you.For now he gets to keep his name. Then there is Alyssa my Custom House Mia and Kismet my Ninodoll UM.PYO on the Shinydoll Thaasa body (which one? you know better than I do). The next on my list, of course unless they tell me other wise, would be either a immature body girl about 14-16 inches tall to be used as a younger sister to Jammie or Alyssa or Kismet or a boyfriend for Liv. I also have that "vinyl" Rumor and there might be an MSD Sepia(? I can't remember how Patricia spelled it, but she sort of looks like a Narae) in the future, big maybe, but maybe. Until later..

I think Liv is a good name to settle on--and here's hoping it banishes all bad associations! And Kismet is on the Thaasa I body; I don't think the Thaasa II had been released yet when you got that one (trying to remember . . .)

Since I have an MSD girl now, you'll be able to see what you think of that body before long. It's very sweet and childlike--Volks bodies are lovely, I think. :-)

So many amazing dolls! I think my favourite is Akali and Youki, but that's because I'm very partial to Shinydoll. The Dollstown trio is also beautiful! One of my favourite dollmakers.

The Shinydolls and Dollstowns are wonderful, aren't they? They're really distinctive--tons of personality, and they can all go in so many different directions (modern, period costume, fairy/elf, you name it).

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