bjd-confession

I love the dolls with wonky eyes, I love the dolls with sock dresses. I love the Fairylands, I love the Resinsouls, I love the Volks and the Mirodolls. I love the dolls with hairs out of place, I love up-the-nose shots, I love all of the things that so many people feel the need to mock and judge. Know why? These things remind me of the fact that we are all imperfect, in an imperfect world, and these dolls bring us joy. So, so much joy. That doll you see as an eyesore? To their owner, they are perfect. They bring joy and light and beauty into an otherwise ugly world, in their own imperfect way. That’s what’s important. I’d rather have an imperfect doll and a smile, than a flawless doll and an ugly attitude.

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anonymous asked:

pt1 . Finally finished making my own BJD after more than 300 hours. But it was totally worth it and I’m so happy that my family and friends also like my work. Some even encourage me to opening a preorder and sell her for limited quantity because I’m the only manpower who will work on it. That is very lovely idea and make me think about it. I will not mind if I suddenly see my work have a recast version. I love the recast community, and I don't even care about my own "small family company"

pt2 . since recasting it’s the biggest form of flattering. Can you imagine someone thinks what you did is so good that they are willing to recast it? that is something amazing!, plus, there will be always public really interested in my work so eventually everyone can get my doll, pros and antis. No one it’s loosing anything and my work can be known by everyone!

I worry about what will happen to my dolls after I die. I think about my collection a lot and I know my family would never sell/give them away but I cant help but feel sad that my girl would be without me. I know its stupid to feel that way about an item, but I cant help but grow a really close bond with her. Ive actually been thinking about breaking her and shooting myself in the head so we can be guaranteed to be together, since Im not able to be cremated or buried with her. Im very scared.

~Anonymous

I’m so sick of listings for wigs and eyes that just say ‘msd size’ or 'yosd size’… Um, you DO know that sizes vary when it comes to wig and eyes, right? And some people prefer specific sizes of eyes in their doll(s). If you don’t even know how to size your belongings, don’t sell it until you learn how.For wigs, gently fold the wig in half and measure the lowest edge/line of the inner wig cap part in inches, multiple by two for wig size. For eyes, measure across the outer edges of the colored area in mm, multiply by two for eye size (and also for Christ sake list whether or not the eyes have a stem or flat-back)! It’s not that hard!
—  Anon 50

I own a dollshe, iplehouse, and two volks dolls. I’ve owned soom and fairyland before. Sometimes I see people talk about collections like mine and elitism. I just buy what I like, you should buy what you like too. If it only costs you $150 for the doll you love I’m glad for you. If it costs you $700 plus shipping and you have to save six months to make it happen? I feel you buddy. Collecting isn’t a competition, just go for what makes your heart go doki doki man.

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anonymous asked:

The 3 types of hobbyists: (please post all parts, thank you)

The pro-recast people: Generally crafty and good-natured, these people talk to doll noobs and experts, seamstresses and faceup artists a lot and promote them many times for free helping each other. Because they know new recasts in the scene, they own sculpts nobody ever heard of as soon as they go out on the recast master list. When they try to sell their old dolls for a low price, the dolls thankfully get identified as 100% recast because some strange dolls NOBODY ever heard of might have some people scratching their heads. All in all, these people are chill and talk to everyone.

The anti-recast people: These people are known for bringing hate to the hobby, their faces hidden behind their ever-present keyboards as they scour the depths of social networks for recast supporters or regular people they don’t approve so they can insult them, or, when feeling generous, write a 300-word comment about how their “"thievery”“ and ”“lack of morals”“ are bringing down the hobby for them. These internet scums are the last thing standing between us and a world in complete peace where everyone can enjoy of whatever doll they have. Thankfully, the pro-recast people are known for incredible feats of bravery to defend the doll world, like writing these comments and posts helping ease the pain anti-recast people brings up on every place they go. Most anti-recast people are persuaded by this endless onslaught of good arguments to join the good side, the pro-recast or neutral side.

The pro-artist people: They are mostly known for their obvious bad judgement to buy badly made dolls full of lines, bubbles and errors. Something almost illegal, but they still defend mindlessly the sculptor or factory that produced such doll making up excuses for them as to why they pay thousands of dollars for this crappy quality without ever complaining. Because of their lack of judgement, they are very unpractical and if they cannot find a bjd-related thing on eBay, they will attempt to make it on their own and then sell it for surreal prices. They are essentially the religious sects of the doll world. Legends say that they can make a pro-recast hate their own dolls, or even burn your doll if they suspect it’s recast. They are morally lacking individuals who must be stopped so we can all enjoy. This hobby is NOT a luxury, there is place for everyone here, but they really need to check on their attitude.

by Anonymous

I would like to take this pro-artist sentiment one step further and remind everyone to BE KIND when interacting with doll companies. Ive seen so many people trash a company or doll on furums or even on the companies Q&A. Just as no one is entitled to recast, no one is entitled to be a jerk when a company comes out with something you don’t like.

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Finally finished making my own BJD after more than 300 hours. But it was totally worth it and I’m so happy that my family and friends also like my work. Some even encourage me to opening a preorder and sell her for limited quantity because I’m the only manpower who will work on it.

That is very lovely idea yet make me shudder in horror. I think I will break down if I suddenly see my hardwork have a recast version. Especially the Cocoriang recast make me believe that recast community don’t care with small family company. So I’m sorry, my friends and those who really interested in my work, I just don’t have the guts…

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Having a bjd is so calming. Everything about it is just very relaxing. I can just chill with them, pose them, clothe them. They have a stain? Oh, I’ll just rub that off with the super eraser! I adore these little pieces of art and am forever thankful to my friend whom showed me this hobby…

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I have the same fear of my work being recasted. I’ve been working on my doll for months now and I’m still not done but people have shown interest in my work. And since I’m a college student I’d love to make some money. But I made it specifically to look like my character that’s close to me and to see my work stolen from me would make so upset. I can’t even think of what I’d do if that were to happen.

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i used to be very pro recast, but if you look around, you can find very cheap bjds! and it takes a while to get all the materials for ur doll, but in the end, it feels good to support an artist and have a pretty doll. junkyspot sells some hujoos made of abs plastic and theyre inexpensive, i have one and i love her! please just look around, you can find legit dolls in your price range if you just try.

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So… I’ve had a grail doll for about 12 years now? Started finally buying dolls 3 years ago. I have a handful of them now. Yet I have not bothered to grab my grail yet. The doll is a basic, so availability is not a problem. He is pricey, but I could afford him if I really wanted to bring him home right now. I think my problem is I don’t know how I’d style him. No character idea for him either, yet I still want him someday. Anyone else have this problem?

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I have had the local doll meet at my house once a month for the past 10 years, it’s normally the same people but I had a new guest and her husband (all our husbands hang out while we chat about dolls) join us. She wanted to try my doll’s wig on her doll and I refused. She got so mad she pushed my doll off the table and slapped me. I told her to leave, so her husband hit me. Fun fact, I was a professional boxer. I knocked his ass out. My doll survived with a forehead scrape but otherwise fine.

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