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Sunday morning blather + a doll picture or two
Toshi smile
I need to get myself up and about, since I'm scheduled to do music at church this a.m., but the spirit isn't moving yet. The fact that Toshi threw up his breakfast in two big piles right after eating may be a contributing factor, blech.

News of the World:

  • I have cool classes this semester--though I flummoxed the Women in Japanese Film & Lit crew by starting with Ghost in the Shell on the first night of class, then following up with late Ozu. They're now convinced that I'm certifiable and possibly dangerous, but that's not all bad.
  • Looks like I'm staying with the art department for another year, unless the faculty change their minds while talking to the dean tomorrow afternoon.
  • I spent the first three days of the past week serving on the jury for a criminal trial. Interesting process. Exasperating case full of trashy people doing trashy things to each other. Still, I'm grateful it wasn't something sickening and heartrending.
  • It is a bad, bad, sinful thing that Silver has opened an English-language webshop. I'm just saying.

This is Shigeyuki, a Migidoll Cho on a ver. 2 Demon Garden body. I'm impressed with the DG body for the price--I can't say that it will replace the beloved oldskin SD13 boy body in my affections, but it's great for this delicate Migi head. Note the spiffy double-jointedness of the elbows! Shige's faceup is by ChiyoMiwa, BTW. He'll be pressed into service as a sweater model once I get a few more finished.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks!
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That's very cool that you are in the art department. Are you enjoying it? So, I'm thinking you'll be covering Tales of the Genji in your class, or is that too obvious? I would love to take your classes. My knowledge of Japanese arts are fairly limited to the functional and practical arts (mostly pottery, painting, wood block, folk art, etc). And even that has been watered down over the years because I've had to research other cultures, so my memories are clouded.

I was really torn about the Genji--it seems wrong to leave it out, you know? But in the end, I decided it was just too long and complex for this class, and would eat up a lot more time than I had to give it. I am going to hand out the Yugao chapter on its own, to go with Enchi Fumiko's novel Masks, but our only Heian-era reading will be The Pillow Book.

He is BREATHTAKING! Much love for this boy. Congrats! And I completely agree on the DG bodies. They're really well made for the money and a great option for artist heads.

I'm liking the DG body more and more as I live with it--it's too bad DG doesn't make a tan that matches Susa, because I think the slimmer body is just right for Migi heads.

Poor Toshi, did he eat it back? THats usually a good sign, when they dont want to eat it .. thats not so good _ I know truly disgusting.

Good news about the class ... keep em on their toes!

HE is going to sells tons of sweaters for you .. yummy

Yargh. That was a non-eating-back episode, but it passed over within an hour, thank goodness. I still have no clue what the problem was, but Tosh has always had a bit of a nervous stomach. Such an emotional little dog, for all his tough facade!

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I'm really sold on the DG body . . . I'm just afraid it will lure me into buying a bunch more Migidoll heads! ;-)

Lol, interesting combination of movies! Was the idea to show a spread of time while still the focus was on Women in both? As for Ghost in the Shell, I ended up buying the dvd the other day. Haven't bought a dvd in years so that says how much that movie has set into my consciousness.

Lovely boy! It's a pain trying to find the right body for Migidolls so that is a very good match (I ended up going with Lati because I got Ryu in that period when they were being difficult and not doing resin that matched Volks pureskin). Your body is a nice match with the shoulder width. The second photo is really nice in showing him off!

Well, my concept for this class was to spend the first four weeks collecting a wild variety of images of women in Japanese culture--so besides Ozu and Ghost in the Shell, we watched Kamikaze Girls and Ichikawa's Revenge of a Kabuki Actor, and read Anne Allison's articles about motherhood in contemporary Japan. Now we're stepping back, taking a breath, and restarting with Heian women's writing, then moving in a slightly more orderly way through the centuries. I might not proceed in quite the same way the next time I teach this class, but I wanted to try out the idea and see what happened. None of the students has dropped yet!

That sounds like a really interesting class, probably very entertaining for the students. Although if you cover Sada Abe it might really get that dangerous thinking going.

Hey have you seen this blog? It's rather entertaining even though they don't post too often. http://howtobeheian.wordpress.com/ and the older one http://howtobeheian.blogspot.com/. I just noticed too that she linked to mine.

I like the idea of your class. I'm sure your students are discovering a lot they didn't know about.

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