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Y!J excitement for the new year: tomoelwes is back!
Deadly Mally
Back when I first started drooling over Yahoo!Japan auctions, one seller who always made me wish I had a lot more disposable income was the BJD kimono maker tomoelwes. And then, as happens with brilliant Y!J sellers, tomoelwes suddenly disappeared . . . three or four years ago, it seemed to me, though I wasn't keeping such a close eye on Y!J that I could say for sure.

This evening I happened to notice that tomoelwes has two kimono auctions up: http://openuser.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/user/tomoelwes I took a look at the seller feedback, and sure enough, there was no feedback for any kimono sale after May 2008. Kimono feedback started up again in October of 2011, though, so I've just been missing those auctions (not that I've been keeping a close eye on Y!J, because that's just too depressing at less than 75 yen to the dollar).

I don't suppose this means that, say, Avvelenato will also suddenly reappear, and the original Customhouse will reconstitute itself, but a girl can dream.

In ignominious news, I managed to mess up my old-injury-plagued right ankle again by tripping over a kneeler in the middle of church this morning. Went down with a loud thud, startling the whole congregation (including the priest and the altar boy, yargh), not to mention myself, and then had some trouble extricating my foot from underneath the kneeler. I'm pretty extensively black and blue now, but the main problem is the !@#*%& ankle. Ow ow ow ow ow

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I know it's stupid of me to want the Japanese, or at least the Y!J, side of the hobby to stay the way it was when I started out, but I kinda do. But I am nostalgic for the years when Y!J's BJD category had more surprises, and fewer sellers of the same stuff I find on eBay.

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