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I’m still alive. I’m on a long term doll hiatus. My costuming projects have gotten pretty ambitious, and my job is keeping me really active with new responsibilities. I’m downsizing my collection a lot to focus on my favorites. Still unsure about this girl! Have a crappy picture just because.

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So much for Sabine’s new wig. Got a refund from FMD because three of the five items I ordered are out of stock, including her wig which was the whole point of the order, everything else was just to make it worthwhile paying postage XP they said they’d sent me some gifts - hope they’re worth the extra $3.50 I’ve ended up paying for shipping! M-Style BJD aka bjdshoes.com seems to have vanished too 🙁

In better news, Ridley is now back in one piece. Cheerfully restrung him then realised I’d put his legs on the wrong way. That’ll teach me to pay more attention XP the sueding has helped his posing so I’ve taken the wires out of his arms. I think Kirin might be next to be taken apart, cleaned and sueded. Ismay’s body doesn’t seem to need it although Erika probably needs a wash, but my yosds haven’t had much attention lately.

anonymous asked:

I recently purchased a doll from an unknown recast seller on Aliexpress because it was a few dollars cheaper, and I'm not happy with the quality. From now on I'm staying with bjd-shop. The dolls quality is great, they're friendly and really helpful.

Hello Anon, just as many legit shops are bad at business, yes, there is a lot of lesser known recasters out there on Ali or Taobao that don’t deliver the quality they should, this is why we always recommend to stick to the big stores, even if they’re a bit more expensive (not that much, usually it’s just a bit more), at the end of the day it’s worth it and you’ll get a beautiful recast.

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Just finished the layaway on my ultimate Grail bjd! I’m dying ~ 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

In had a nightmare that someone broke in and shoved my smaller dolls up his ass. I know that sounds funny but the dream was very serious, and I was crying because they were ruined and I couldn’t even sell them because they smelled like ass! When I woke up I wanted to hug them all and assure them I’d never let that happen… In hindsight, the dream was hilarious and I can laugh at it but it wasn’t at all for dream-me D: people talk about nightmares about dolls being chewed on but let me tell you.

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doll feels

I’m really glad that the BJD hobby has grown so much in the past few years. *old granny voice* In 2006-2008 there were like 10 companies to choose from and all the sculpts pretty much looked the same and were derivative from Volks style. The clothing all came in black, white, and pink; and if you had a boy doll they were punk and a girl doll was lolita or sexy (or somewhere in between).

Now, etsy is filled to the brim with clothing and new sculpts are constantly coming out. We have crazy stuff from Doll Chateau, nice anthro dolls, double joints, awesome artist dolls, unique sculpts from the depths of Taobao/y!japan, dolls with sculpted in corsets…just so many awesome things.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m glad bjds aren’t stuck in the dark ages of platform boots and checkered pants any longer. And I’m thanking everyone for continuing to come up with new ideas and buying or creating interesting sculpts/clothing options.

I’m new to the BJD community. I want to know more and more about the dolls as I’m becoming more appreciative of the dolls beauty. Is there anything you can tell me about interaction with the BDJ fans so I won’t offend anyone? -what to avoid or what to ask instead? -common mannerisms?

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