She’s taken quite a lot of tender loving care and collaboration to bring her to life, but she’s here! Please meet Mad Moxxi, Borderland’s HOTTEST asset!
There is a lot to know about how she came to be, if you’re interested, please read on. :)
is my first attempt at a fairly close to actual character REanimation.
I’ve used many actual in game reference images to get her look just
right, not to mention the countless hours playing the game which
inspired this idea in the first place! Standing at almost 11.5 inches
tall, this beauty began as Headless Headmistress Bloodgood from the MH
doll line. She’s had a complete removal of factory paint, hair and
~Her new look “Faceup” (makeup/repaint)- 3x sealed
prior to new look- artist grade watercolor pencils, acrylic paints and
chalk pastels for color, MSC sealant and Tamiya x22 acrylic gloss for
shine. ~Her eyes are a permanently set acrylic design from
safrindoll.com, they have been gloss sealed and set with upper and lower
black lashes. ~Her hair is a tri color-blend of saran hair that has been rooted “permed” and set with gel and hairspray.
Clothing/Accessories Moxxi’s signature coat complete with custom fabrics was created by https://www.etsy.com/shop/lovelywoods.
Hand made buttons have been added to the coat cuffs by me. I added the
fabric bra line to enhance the bodacious shape of Moxxi’s bust and of
course she dons her famous heart tattoo which has been sealed as well.
None of her clothing or accessories should be removed. They have been affixed to remain as true to her character as possible.
What’s special about this doll otherwise? She
comes with her very own wooden, lidded, latch lock “Mox Box”
Borderlands inspired locker to preserve her when she isn’t being
displayed. This locker box was created by my husband and fellow artist,
Jessup, of AHiLdesigns. This design is one of the staple elements in
Moxxie’s world. "Loot lockers" can contain all kinds of things but this
one is most special as it was made for Moxxi.
The locker has
been primed, painted and aged with artist grade acrylic paints for woods
and metals. You’ll find hand made paper venting that mimics that of the
game lockers as well as the “light” indicator. Inside you’ll find Miss
Mad Moxxi herself along with a gorgeous name plate and other mementos.
Omg what about bad boy yoongi and good boy tae? Yoongi becomes more docile after meeting tae
Yoongi is a rebel without a care in the world for who he hurts or for those who hate him. He’s a pissed off teenager with too many fucks to give and not enough middle fingers to give them. No one really knows why he’s like that. They don’t really know of the ways his family cast him out for being too “rebellious” they don’t know of the way he acts angry to guard his heart from getting hurt. No one knows Min Yoongi because Min Yoongi has sworn to never be weak in front of anyone.
Of course, then comes Kim Taehyung.
The first time they meet Yoongi is breaking and entering into the home Taehyung’s family had now bought. Yoongi usually would skip school/classes and just kick in the back window and climb in to smoke in the large empty back room. The house is close enough to the school he can nap there until lunch time when he has to meet up with Namjoon and Seokjin and still have time to hide the smell of weed on his clothes.
Like everyday he kicks in the back window only now a loud yelp is heard after the small door is kicked down. Taehyung quickly peeks his head out the window and smiles the boxed smile everyone seems to love so much when he sees Yoongi.
“Fuck you live here now? Shit.”
Eventually Taehyung finds out why Yoongi is there and offers to let Yoongi stay in his room whenever he wants to nap with the only rule being Yoongi cannot smoke at all while he is there. Yoongi agrees (totally because he loves to nap and not because Taehyung is too cute in his too big sweater)
The first few weeks while Taehyung gets settled (before his parents enroll him into classes) they spend their afternoons laying together on the floor of Taehyung’s big room getting to know each other. Yoongi has no idea why some part of him just won’t let him lie to Taehyung. They share their secrets, their dreams, their happiness, their sadness, Yoongi opens up about how his parents ignore him in favor of his brother and Taehyung hugs him close and pretends not to see the tears coming from Yoongi’s eyes.
For some reason though, when Taehyung does begin classes, Yoongi acts like if they have never met a day in their life before. At first Taehyung would smile at him and wave causing others to widen their eyes and star and Yoongi would panic and ignore him. Taehyung felt sad but never blamed Yoongi, he knew how guarded Yoongi was and knew the elder had his reasons for acting the way he did. Eventually Taehyung just gave up trying to get Yoongi to notice him.
They begin seeing less and less of each other with Yoongi skipping classes or always being in detention for fighting or getting caught smoking on the roof. Taehyung cares too much about his classes and studies and busy himself with work and trying to improve hi grades to the very best.
They hang out with completely different friends and although Taehyung will sometimes catch Yoongi staring at him from across the lunch room the two never interact.
That is, until Yoongi finds Taehyung being bullied in the hallway by one of Yoongi’s friends. His protective side for Taehyung kicks in and he beats the shit out of his friend claiming out loud “This boy is mine, touch him again and you die.”
That marks the day Min Yoongi and Kim Taehyung begin dating.
Taehyung slowly begins changing Yoongi but also not really. Yoongi decides he wants to change when he stops and thinks about how his behavior could be affecting Taehyung. He knows his boyfriend works hard to get into the best college and never parties or sneaks out or even rarely cusses. He wants to be something Taehyung can be proud of, even if Taehyung says he already is proud of Yoongi, he wants to really give Taehyung something to be proud of.
It starts off with something small really. Yoongi sells his last baggie of weed and breaks up all his cigarettes. The withdraws drive him insane with the want to smoke but everytime he thinks he’s going to snap he remembers “It’s for Taehyung.” There will be many moments with Taehyung holding him after he’s vomit or after he’s been so angry for a smoke Yoongi really knows he’s in love even of it’s a bit early to say so.
His efforts are rewarded when Taehyung shoots him a bright grin as he hands Yoongi a home made button that reads “4 months smoke free!” with a little kiss on the cheek after he’s pinned it to Yoongi’s shirt.
The fights lesson too. Before Yoongi would beat the shit out of anyone that dared even look bad in his direction and for the most part he’s still ready to beat up anyone that pisses him off until he remember the first time Taehyung had caught him after a fight. The younger had sniffled and held back his tears as he bandaged Yoongi’s hand and Yoongi promised he would never make his innocently cute boyfriend go through that again.
The next time someone looks to fight him Yoongi remembers Taehyung’s face and just walks away from whoever is trying to fight him. The way people call him weak and the way people mock how the great Suga has “lost his touch” drive him wild but Taehyung will hug him tight and smother him in kisses and say how proud he is Yoongi walked away and that alone will make everything better.
He still keeps a bit of his edge though, he doesn’t let people walk all over him and will still kick ass he just keeps it now to people that really deserve it rather than fighting everyone for no reason. Taehyung calls him his cute “pit bull puppy”
Yoongi changes but not because he has too. He changes because he wants to be something for Taehyung and that alone is enough for Taehyung to always love his boyfriend the way Yoongi loves him.
Ok guys, I went to the TRBinDALLAS last night. I flew from Miami, Florida, took a plane to Atlanta, Georgia, and took another flight to Dallas all within yesterday, and alone. I got to my hotel about 5 hours before the show, so to say that least, my expectations were through the roof.
The actual show was great and the fan interactions were awesome and the boys looked like they had a genuinely great time.
With that being said, here’s basically a little, or a lot, overview.
Security is pretty tight throughout the concert, they monitor the rows and they yell and point you out if they see you recording or taking photos. I haven’t heard of them kicking anyone out for it, but do as you wish. I actually spent around $1,000 just to be there, so I feel that I deserve at least a few pictures especially since they didn’t sell ANY merch.
The VCR recoding at the beginning gets everyone so pumped, and then they finally come of stage, they don’t even look real. After watching them on a screen for so long, and actually getting to see them in person was just unreal.
During the whole show, the boys were given several bottles of water to stay hydrated, leaving them at the edge of the stage so they wouldn’t get in the way of the dancing.
After Bangtan was completely off stage and the crew members already started disassembling the equipment, this large group of girls, around 9 or 10 ran up to the stage, climbed onto it as crew members were doing their job, and took the water bottles and ran back to their seats screaming.
These guys are packing of heavy equipment and they don’t need screaming girls running around their shit.
During the Hi-Touch, PLEASE, DEAR GOD SAVOR IT. The entire Hi-Touch literally went by in 7 seconds, make it worth it because right after, you’re escorted out of the venue.
After the Hi-Touch, girls swarmed the doors, and security had to constantly yell at them to back up to let more people come out of the venue.
Behind me, were three girls, each one of them holding up a sign of ‘B’, ’T’, and ’S’ written out in lights, and they were screaming at the top of their lungs for the boys to notice their signs even though they already had their Hi-Touch and we were already out of the venue.
Because of this and how fast it goes, if one of the guys turns around to give them special attention, then he’s ignoring the girl currently in line for the Hi-Touch because of how strained for time they are.
They all look godly in person and their hands are way softer than anyone thought. The lineup for the Hi-Touch is V, Suga, Rap Monster, JungKook, Jin, Jimin J-Hope and they always have this exact same lineup.
And it’s not a 'high-five’ like how they show it at other places were you can intertwine your fingers with them and say a word or two, no. It’s more like a handshake and that’s it.
As I approached Taehyung, security shoved me to hurry up and I almost completely missed his hand. Because of this, I lightly shook Suga’s and actually used my right hand to shake Namjoon’s but I wound up hugging the back of his palm. JungKook looked so amazing wow. I can barely remember Jin but he was of course extremely handsome, and I really looked into Jimin’s and J-Hope’s eyes while J-Hope gave me a firm handshake. Each of one them looked every fan in the eyes during it, and I was a nice experience but afterwards, I got really sad.
I found that the second I walked out of the venue, that was it.
My legs were shaking and people were crying and screaming all over the place.
Make sure you get there early, A LOT of fans are passing out hand made goodies like buttons, posters, stickers, bracelets, etc all for free but please drink plenty of water and make sure you eat something good before. I brought in small napkins with me so I could blot some of the sweat again so I wouldn’t look like a total mess during the Hi-Touch.
During the actual concert, you will get tired as hell. Every song has you out of your seat and just singing along. Please bring posters, fanmade signs, and light sticks even if they aren’t the Official BTS Bomb, because the smile on their face they see them is really sweet and it looks great in pictures. But please, be courteous about the people behind you.
If your in the pit and don’t have seats, I highly recommend you wear some kind of small boots or converse. Those will insure that your feet won’t get stepped on, and if you do, you sure as hell won’t feel it.
If you’re in the very first row, in the middle section, oh my god, you’re going to get so much fan service.
During Just One Day, Jin held out his rose, then a song or two later, gave it to Jimin. After they played around with it for awhile, he sat almost at the edge of the stage and sang to the girls in front of him before throwing his rose to them, the same rose that he almost made out with OTL.
But ohmygod, let me just say. When the rapper line comes out alone. Shit. Will. Go. Down.
During Cypher Part: 3, the whole room went berserk when the bass started, I can’t even explain it. Namjoon turns up when he gets into it and yes, he will dance.
Taehyung and JungKook looked at me like once or twice when they would put spotlights on the fans and you know, rip me.
They all constantly change positions so don’t worry if you think that some of them won’t go to your side of the stage, because they’re all over the place.
They even treated the fans in the back on the higher level nicely, constantly asking them specifically, “HEY GUYS IN THE BACK, HOW YOU DOIN!”
Their English has improved so much and I’m really proud of them for working so hard for us and at the end of the night, they got one of those self cameras and recorded a bunch with it. While singing Boy In Luv, Taehyung grabbed the camera and walked circles around JungKook during his little solo.
At the end, I was shaking. And I cried when I finally got back to my hotel. I was actually sad, and I don’t know whether it was because it was all over after looking forward to this for months, or the fact that the Hi-Touch experience was almost ruined for me because of how security handled it.
Make sure once you’re seated or in your spot that you talk to the people around you. They want to see exactly what you want too, and they’ll all so nice. I met like 20 new people just from those that were sitting around me.
All in all, it was amazing and it’s definitely a night I’ll never forget. Please enjoy yourself and have a great time if you go~