September 22, 2014

truebjdconfessions:

I wish the hobby wasn’t as US-centric as it is. I have American friends I would never have met without this hobby and I love you guys, don’t get me wrong, I just wish it was more of an Asian based hobby again. People calling each other ‘sempai’ aside, I see fewer people interested in the Asian background of the dolls and less and less Asian clothes unless it’s Japanese street style. There wasn’t many qipao or hanbok outfits around before and now hardly any. Am I the only one who thinks this?

~Anonymous

While the dolls origins are important, one of the beauties of them is that they’re so incredibly customisable. Once we have a doll it can be anything we want it to be. Most of us buy our dolls to shell characters, and those characters aren’t always going to be of Asian origin. Besides that one of the best things about the hobby is that there are so many facets to it, crafting, customizing, photographing etc and not everyone is going to be drawn to BJDs because of an interest in Asian (as much as I hate generalizing so many different cultures that fall under that umbrella already) culture. The Asian in ‘Asian Ball Jointed Dolls’ doesn’t mean everything based around our dolls has to be Asian, I’d rather just enjoy my dolls how I want to enjoy them rather than feeling an obligation to something that while interesting, isn’t what I want to devote my time or money too. And you know, there are other cultures beyond Asian and North American…

September 21, 2014

shay-bear-lolita:

I’m the Sylveon at the beginning :3

Most adorable Sylveon ;3 Also Chi if you see this your Ellie still blows my mind XD

Also I’m still seriously impressed by the over-all quality of cosplay to be had at J-con. Everyone just looked amazing.

September 20, 2014

Apparently not even dragon slayers can master poi

September 19, 2014

kayke-knadle:

bjdconfessions:

Dear artist: Please don’t let us rot in waiting list hell, make false promises regarding waiting time, never really start working and then suddenly decide to stop offering commissions because of ‘time issues’ while simultaneously making tons of stuff that are not our commissions and selling them on the side. You know who you are. I hope you feel bad for being so shitty to your customers.

Image by BJDConfessions

You know what, I don’t know who you are talking about… but.

As an artist, not just a faceup artist- but an artist with other talents and interests, it is a constant struggle between artistic muses and urges, guilt, and commissions.

There are times when I don’t feel like painting a doll but I feel like making a wig- or I don’t feel like drawing but I feel like doing a faceup!

Seeing non-artists get upset about this is one of the main reasons why I sometimes don’t post my work when I know I have commissions to be done. But if I don’t get ANY work done at all, be it commissions or side-projects, then I feel even worse by not producing anything at all. It is a constant need- to always be creating! And maybe the work this particular artist is making on the side is also an extra boost of income that they can gain while they are working on the main list of commissions. I don’t see any problem with making money in multiple ways.

But, Anon, what gets me the most is that you are only on a waiting list. The artist hasn’t taken your money or your doll, they have no real obligation to you, just a promise to get to you when they can. And while I agree that waiting sucks, it is called a waiting list for a reason.

And maybe the artist has found- you know, the pressure and struggle between side-projects, commissions, etc is too great which is why they closed up shop. Maybe commissions aren’t their main job and it’s become too stressful on them. Maybe they are so stressed that they aren’t producing work that they are happy with sending out to clients!

It is heartbreaking to see this Anon wishing the artist to feel like shit when I can guarantee you they probably already DO for something that they SHOULDN’T feel bad about at all!!

Dear anon: try you know, communicating with your artist (who will already feel like the biggest shithead on earth, trust me) like an actual human being rather than attempting to publicly shame them on anon. They probably know exactly who you are anyway.

September 16, 2014
Ever had a doll that you’ve owned for years but only just really feel like you’re discovering them? Yeah. That’s London for me. I love her to pieces, even with the soured memories that go along with her but it finally feels like she’s actually coming together.
I’m planning on sending her to get repainted in the next few months if I can get a slot with micaeverywhere since she needs a bit of TLC but yeah, I still love her to pieces. And the more I look at her in this wig the more I’m loving it too XD

Ever had a doll that you’ve owned for years but only just really feel like you’re discovering them? Yeah. That’s London for me. I love her to pieces, even with the soured memories that go along with her but it finally feels like she’s actually coming together.

I’m planning on sending her to get repainted in the next few months if I can get a slot with micaeverywhere since she needs a bit of TLC but yeah, I still love her to pieces. And the more I look at her in this wig the more I’m loving it too XD

September 16, 2014

raouken:

A new sweet purple and pink corset, for Minifee <3 I love how romantic and sweet she looks in this…

Oh god I want this so hard for London. Someone buy a wig so I can buy this plz? XD

September 16, 2014

Aaah J-Con’s this weekend and I’m really excited about seeing everyone and I just hope I don’t ramble too much when I do my panel XD I decided on talking tips, tricks and finding inspiration when it comes to doll photos so hopefully it’ll be on the useful side. It’s been so long since I last did this ; 3;

Who else is going to be there? :D