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Well, the eBay Rescue Project continues apace . . . spotted this lovely head with Ravendolls faceup and couldn't resist him.

Introducing Migros, a Lumedoll Saiph; he's sharing Cho the Keid Duo's body for the time being, until I decide whether I really want a body for each of them.

In other news, I also scored a lovely SwD School A head on eBay (with eyes modded to half-mast and quite a nice faceup) . . . I'm waiting for his body to arrive, so we'll do the introduction later. And there will indeed be a Christmas doll at my house again this year: a Kanata is coming my way via Kerbey Lane, so yay.

I'm really not feeling much like putting RL stuff online right now--suffice it to say that all is well and very well with both Toshi and me, just kinda hectic with work and randomosity.

Randomosity A: I'm in an orchestra again, after almost ten years of having nowhere to play my bassoon. Am I rusty, and are my reeds in sad shape? Oh, my. But my embouchure and diaphragm muscles are slowly remembering that they used to be all firm and toned . . . baby steps, baby steps.

Randomosity B: The Heartbreak Yakuza is such an astonishingly lame movie that it makes The Geisha look like high art. I'm just saying. (Of course, The Geisha has Ogata Ken in it, which helps me swallow a lot more trashy melodrama than I could ordinarily stomach. *major crush on Ogata Ken*)

Randomosity C: Criterion is making me insane with this new $300 Kurosawa box set. FINALLY, Sugata Sanshiro 1 and 2, The Most Beautiful, AND Those Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail will be available on non-bootleg, decently-subtitled DVDs--BUT only as part of an expensive package that also includes twenty-one films that I already own in (mostly) better Criterion editions with more extras. I had fantasized about having The Most Beautiful available for my spring Women in Japanese Film & Lit class, and here it is. BUT. *grrrrrrrrr* *will beg and grovel at the university's acquisitions librarian on Monday*

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RE: Randomosity C:

How odd... my friend just posted this in her LJ:

right now at BarnesandNoble.com, the Criterion Collection DVDs are 50% off. PLUS?? If you use coupon code F4B9F7R at checkout, it will take 20% off of THAT. Oh and? Anything over $25 ships for free -- and they figure the shipping before they take off the coupon.

Jump on it!! :D

Ooooo, if that covers preorders, I am SO on it! I can always donate the discs I don't want to the library. *hugging you*

saiph! he is an fascinating sculpt. what a great find!

The two Lumedoll heads I've been drawn to all along are Saiph and Keid Duo--I'm thrilled to have both of them! Such mysterious, complicated faces they have.

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I never have a good grasp of how Criterion handles releases in different countries. I will say that more of Kurosawa's early films seem to be available in decent subtitled UK editions--I've been considering splashing out on a UK-compatible DVD player, just so I could watch everything that I can't get in the US.

Sooooooo what's on layaway? Do tell!! ;-)

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Hee! I would say Dodo has indeed become a currency . . . I don't suppose S. would agree to become Dodo's owner of record, instead of a cash payback? ;-)

Ohhhhhhhh--I do love the Gotz Sashas. I have one darling slate-eyed brunette with crazy thinning hair; I'd love to have one of the Gotz schoolboys sometime, and (dream of dreams) a yellow-eyed redhead. What is your new girl like?

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I really love the job that Raven did on this head--I think my Keid Duo will have to go to her eventually, so he's as nicely finished as this guy is. Don't want any sibling rivalry among the Lume boys, nope! ;-)

Oh, he's LOVELY! So solemn. And I love his hat!

And OOH Kurosawa box! Though the coupon deal makes it a lot more attractive! Good luck getting it!

And you're going to love the Kanata. He definitely has a Dollstown feel to the sculpt and can be a bit of a trial to photograph, but he's such a lovely boy with miles of personality from sweetly innocent to prissily disapproving to slyly knowing. Squee for you!

Can't wait to see your SchA!

You will love this . . . the color of that self-striping yarn is, I kid you not, "Marsh." ;-) I'm going to order more before KnitPicks discontinues it--gotta have plenty of Marsh around the house.

I ALWAYS love seeing your posts of the rare and unusual dolls in your collection. They are truly amazing sculpts. You 'DO' know how to find the old treasures. And I found Randomosity A, very interesting, and Randomosity C . . . making me want to go a 'googling'. LOL!

You know, in a funny way I'm making up for the very early years when I didn't know that BJDs existed--as people sell off their older beauties, I'm more than happy to snatch them up. I was amazed to see people commenting in a pitying kind of way on the rerelease of the Unidoll Limiteds (which aren't even old by BJD standards!), saying that the bodies "are 2006 style," so nobody ought to expect much from them.

WTF? It's like saying that because a Schoenhut doesn't have a wire armature, it's somehow obsolete and flawed. Do. Not. Understand.

I am so wayyyy behind
He is GORGEOUS .. in a way reminds me of a Lovelyhouse doll, perhaps its that wistful expression that is NOT feminine

I'm with you on the Lovelyhouse echo--both of my Lume boys also remind me of Sejong, my DollTi D, and DollTi is/was close kin to Lovelyhouse. I never knew whether Mink (am I right? Was that the Lovelyhouse sculptor's name?) actually sculpted the DollTi line, but I remember that the DollTi website did show some Lovelyhouse dolls during its brief non-Tiny existence.

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