bjd-confession

I got into my 7 year old sisters sock drawer because I was packing for our trip. I found 13 different pairs of doll eyes shoved in a sock. Turns out she thinks they are cool so she has been slowly draining my eye jar. I’m letting her keep the jar in her room now.

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I hate to admit it, but I bought a recast. I honestly feel pretty guilty about it, but I love my doll and I don’t want to throw her away. I am pro artist and I have decided to only buy legit dolls from now on, but my recast is an important character to me, and I love her and couldn’t possibly get rid of her. I’m afraid of the hate.

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With all the hate DOA is getting I wanted to add a little positivity. DOA has always been my favorite place to visit online. It is my escape. I can feel comfortable browsing the forums and looking at pictures. Whenever drama arises, its nipped at the bud before it escalates. Its the safest place to purchase and sell, Im speaking as a person that has 20 years of experience in online shopping. Contrary to what these confessions say, the moderators do a great job at maintaining the peace and keeping out the scammers. They make everything so easy for everyone, they help keep it nice all the time.

Some of you are saying that its artificial, but what is wrong with that? Not everyone in the hobby wants to be a professional artist, not everyone in the community wants to reach YOUR standard of “quality”. I want the safety net and coddling of the DOA community. Ive got nothing going on for me in my life and if I want to have that peace of relaxation, god damn it let me! I dont appreciate getting criticism when I didnt ask for it, I dont appreciate people digging up my past because I said something they dont agree with. I dont like the smear campaign that happens mostly out of jealousy or because someone sees a reflection of something they dont like about themselves in me. DOA helps me avoid that, yet still allows me to be in touch with the community, without the drama and bitterness that is rampant in the other communities.

Im starting to believe that these anti-DOA confessions are coming in from people that have off topic dolls, or have been banned or warned. DOA does not ban lightly, every story of a person saying they have been banned because of some tiny offence has always been proven to be exaggerating and minimising their faults. A person was blatantly posting their orange recast doll on the forums, using black and white pictures to trick the community and she said that she was banned for something on her profile! DOA never lists the reason why you were banned either, so that “creating drama” confession is bullshit.

I will always stand with DOA and always recommend it as a place for newbies and hobbyists alike. Its full of knowledge, its drama free and fair. It maybe awkward at first, but if you put in a little effort, just like in real life social settings, you will make friends. Judging the whole place solely on some fabricated stories and because a person didnt reply to your gallery isn’t fair. You build up your reputation and your presence online, its not instant, no matter how much you try. Reach out and keep putting yourselves out there. DOA even still has the brigadoon Off Topic chat, which has been going on longer than anticipated - its a great way to meet others with similar interests!

~Anonymous

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My mom came to visit last Fri to Sun. It was first time she ever saw my dolls and the first time she even knew about them. Every time she walked into the room she’d cluck her tongue or say ‘tsk’ a lot at them. 2 SDs and 1 MSD, all on my bed. I was a little sad but I kept quiet. On Sunday after she’d left I found their shoes removed and neatly placed on the floor & they were all wearing handmade fluffy slippers. My mom left a note saying “it’s bad manners to wear shoes on the bed”. I love me mom.

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