September 01, 2014
“I recently sold a legit doll and used the money to buy drugs and snacks. Tell me again how second hand purchases support the community & companies.”

#1880 (via recastconfessions)

Well, everyone might not use the money to buy new dolls, I don’t think anyone had claimed that’s always the case, but it often is.

Another thing that the secondary market is good for is giving people a place to get rid of dolls. What I mean is that I have decided to buy some of my limited dolls because I knew I had the ability to sell them later if they didn’t work out for me (I’ve sold two and kept two at this point) but with the secondary market getting weaker, and part of this is due to recasts, people can’t count on this in the future.

(via cheesedemon88)

[sigh]

Second hand purchases support the community.

They make dolls available with shorter waiting times, and often at lower prices than companies would offer.

They make dolls available which haven’t been sold for a while, or which are limited editions.

A strong secondhand market makes people more comfortable in buying dolls from the artists (To whit; “Oh, if I don’t like it, I can just sell it on the secondhand market”) and THAT IN TURN SUPPORTS THE ARTISTS

Most importantly - Selling a secondhand doll doesn’t increase the number of dolls in circulation whilst decreasing the quality of dolls in circulation, and thus doesn’t devalue the dolls currently in circulation.

Laptime. Here’s a story about economics.

There are 100 Milk Starbies in existence. Each Starbie sells for around $100. The price is stable, and then increases to $200 when the sculpt becomes desireable. Damaged Starbies sell for around $50-200. Milk earnt $10,000 from selling her Starbies, and used that to pay her bills.

Milk decides to produce 100 more Starbies, and sell them for $100 each. People buy them. There are now 200 Starbies in existence, and they still sell for around $100 each. Older Starbies now also sell for around $100 each, and damaged ones for around $50-100. Milk now has $10,000, with which she buys materials and takes time off work to sculpt a second doll named Bilby.

The most money that someone can have lost is around $100, and Milk can continue to produce more Starbies or Bilbies and sell them, because she can pay her bills and afford to keep sculpting.

Counterexample:

There are 100 Milk Starbies in existence. Each Starbie sells for around $100. Recasterbot buys a single Starbie for $100, and uses it to make 100 more Starbies, which he then sells for $50 each. Fans are no longer able to tell if a Starbie is real or genuine unless it’s from the first-hand market, and thus are only willing to pay $50 for a Starbie. The people who buy Milk Starbies are unable to sell them, and thus anyone who was undecided on buying a Starbie did not. Milk sells half of her Starbies, earning $5,000. She cannot pay her bills or afford to make more Starbies. Secondhand and damaged Starbies begin to sell for $50-10, as there is no way of telling if they are a recast or not.

After a few years, the remaining 50 Starbies in Milk’s shop are sold.

Milk wonders about making more Starbies, but sees that the secondhand market is aready full of recast Starbies, which sell for $50. As Milk cannot afford to make Starbies for $50 a time, Milk does not make any more Starbies. As she does not have the money or time to sculpt her second doll, Bilby, she closes up her shop and becomes a plumber instead.

No new dolls are produced, the fandom dies off.

(via easilyannoyedcamwhore)

Reblogging for easilyannoyedcamwhore’s examples.

(via armeleia)

Reblogging for commentary.

Also another fine example of how recast supporting anons cherry pick what they want to counter, while disregarding what was actually said & twisting it to suit their needs.

(via keicaidoll)

August 31, 2014
A commission I just finished… I just wanted to share since I think it’s a nice example of how crochet dreads look.
And now I really want to get Dryas’ winter wig made XD loving him in such a pale colour.

A commission I just finished… I just wanted to share since I think it’s a nice example of how crochet dreads look.

And now I really want to get Dryas’ winter wig made XD loving him in such a pale colour.

August 31, 2014

bjdconfessions:

Really unpopular opinion: While I respect Freakstyle as an artist and admire their sculpting ability the idea of an overweight doll sits wrong with me. Yes this is the shape of most American (and british and it’s even encroaching on other countries) women it’s still not something we should strive for as being “okay”. Despite what the Tumblr community thinks, being overweight is unhealthy. Yes. It actually is. Fat is not a body type. You have a shape with fat over it. The Salome doll is not the same as a doll chateau as doll chateau are stylized to have ridiculous proportions (and joints that don’t exist on humans). Same with any of the pear shaped art bodies, they’re stylized as opposed to modeled after someone who could be an irl human. This idea of thinking that overweight should be put on a pedestal is really really problematic.

P.S. Also before anyone calls “skinny fat shaming shitlord” I’m obese myself and losing weight.  (Also please lord do not respond to this with the “health problems” thing)

Image by BJDConfessions

I wasn’t going to touch this because it makes me so incredibly angry but fuck it.

  • Not your body. Not your business.
  • Your internalized issues and self loathing around your own body is your issue, do not attempt to shame the rest of us because you hate your own body.
  • A persons size is not an indication their of health status. A skinny person can be utterly out of shape and have shitty health, same as a fat person and a fat person can be perfectly healthy just like anyone else.
  • Fat people exist. We are as deserving of representation as anyone else. That includes you.
  • Fuck off trying to dictate how we can or cannot respond when you are being a problematic shit lord.
  • A PERSONS SIZE IS NOT AN INDICATION OF THEIR HEALTH STATUS.
  • Fuck off.
August 31, 2014
jmadorran:

Today’s post is a little doodle to cheer up my good friend and fellow artist, Jamel :). 

Hopefully this gives him the extra encouragement  he needs to get back to drawing and posting his artwork soon. ;)

jmadorran:

Today’s post is a little doodle to cheer up my good friend and fellow artist, Jamel :). 
Hopefully this gives him the extra encouragement  he needs to get back to drawing and posting his artwork soon. ;)

(via itdied)

August 30, 2014

majorlb asked:

“hii ! i just wanna say thank you for being awesome and slamming pro-recast arguments all the time :D”

Frankly I’m still shocked I don’t get the flak for it everyone else seems too. But man they make it so damn easy.

August 30, 2014

truebjdconfessions:

No you don’t care and you’re so fucking full of it. Like some one said, you purchase all your dolls from the second hand market and not a damn portion goes to Mr. Dollshe and his mother, both of whom you claim to know and love. You’re one fakeass bitch.

~Anonymous

hey Anon, how about you learn how the second hand market and the recirculation of money works before being a shithead?

While it’s not 100% of the money changing hands by any means, the second hand market goes a long way to supporting purchase of new dolls. A lot of people will sell their old dolls to finance the purchase of new ones or to make room for a new doll. I just did it myself, I just sold off one doll and the money from it went towards buying another doll. Thus that money from a second hand sale went into supporting the creators of another doll. That is why a thriving second hand market is important to the BJD hobby. Yeah, people sell for other reasons of course, to cover unexpected bills or to put it towards something else entirely but there’s still a significant portion that goes straight back into the purchase of new dolls. It isn’t about the actual sale of that particular second hand doll, it’s the use of the money which goes back into circulation. Basic economics smartass.

August 30, 2014

Dear customers at work,

If you need to ask me a question please don’t;
• scream across the whole shop in the hope I’ll know you’re addressing me,
• disregard my personal space entirely and/or come behind the counter,
• Fucking touch me you fucking fuck. DX

Trust me, even if I’m serving someone I can see you in the periphery of my vision bobbing around attempting to get my attention. You will get it when I’m finished helping the person who was here first.

Uuugh.