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Byron Lars: The Treasures of Africa collection by FashionDragon

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Comparison again… by Giorgia (Belenojon)
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Here a new comparison between MTM Barbie bodies. From left to right: Barbie 1st wave, Barbie 2nd wave, Teresa 1st wave, Teresa 2nd wave. Bottom: Fashionistas body. Middle: Top Model Resort Barbie head.

Klaine fic - “All the Beautiful Pieces” (Rated NC17)

Blaine Anderson is spending the summer after graduation flipping houses with his brother for Cooper’s total home renovation show. The show features the worst houses Cooper can buy, with Blaine playing the role of lackey so that Cooper can torture him in front of his viewers. The last house Blaine has to renovate is an original Victorian House in San Diego, CA, which is in terrible condition. But this house turns out to be more than just another job. It was once owned by a famous Vaudeville ventriloquist by the name of Andrew Smythe. It houses a very interesting collection of items - among them, two life-sized puppets. Blaine isn’t sure exactly why, but he’s drawn to them - especially to the one with the beautiful blue eyes. He convinces Cooper to give him the puppets, and Blaine starts to restore them. In the course of the restoration, Blaine finds out that neither puppet is simply a run-of-the-mill puppet, and Andrew Smythe was hiding a secret that will be the key to saving two lives.

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4

Chapter 5 (6811 words)

Blaine pulls up to the house at a quarter after ten. It looks exactly the way he left it, horrendous paintjob and all, but with the addition of a U-Haul truck parked by the curb, and a grown man wearing a navy blue polo and retro 1980s acid wash jeans staring in at the window with his hands pressed to the glass. From the back, he looks like an oversized Cabbage Patch kid, but in the reflection of the window, he more closely resembles a young Karl Marx with the iconic frizzy beard.

“Blaine,” the man plaintively moans. “Blaine, where are you? Open the door…”

Blaine shakes his head when he sees him, chuckling at his woeful wail. Blaine parks in front of the house, but the man doesn’t notice, focused as intently as he is on the living room full of toys, visible through the curtains that Blaine neglected to pull closed the night before.

“Gary!” Blaine calls out as he steps out of his minivan. “Have some self-respect, man.”

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My Lea/Kayla sculpt Barbie dolls by Annette29aag
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Seated in front, Made to Move orange top and Magical Mermaid Kayla. Left to right - Fashion Fever Kayla, Made to Move purple top on a Model Muse body, Secret Spells Kayla, Barbie Basics Model 5 Collection 1, Fairytopia Lenara, California Girl Lea, Make up Chic Lea, and Mystery Squad Kenzie. It’s been a long time since I posted photos of my play line Barbie dolls. Made to Move articulated dolls and my Fashion Royalty dolls have renewed my interest in Barbie. Don’t worry, I still love Monster High! I’m less interested in the more recent MH dolls though. I really like MTM orange top, so I decided to put together all my Lea/Kayla sculpt dolls for a photo. The only dolls who were NOT found at Value Village are Fashionista Kayla, MTM orange top, and MTM purple top. Purple top body swapped with a Barbie Basics Mackie sculpt, you’ll see her in a future photo shoot. It’s interesting that this sculpt comes in different sizes. Kenzie, California, Mermaid, and Secret Spells have a noticeably smaller head than the others. Lenara and Makeup Chic have rooted lashes. Makeup Chic is also the only one with side glancing eyes. I am trying to reduce my collection, so if anyone needs one of these girls send me a PM. I’m only attached to Basics and MTM.