September 30, 2014

karla-chans-bjds:

geekisthecolour:

semiotickitten:

truebjdconfessions:

The Pygmalion Society / Manchester Meetup chatter (Handled masterfully, by the way) has just made me think one thing - Why don’t we have a cool name? We’re a big, regular meetup group, we pull in people from outside of the area (Leeds, Liverpool, Preston, York, Hull, North Wales) so we’re not really just “Manchester”, and we’re just as awesome as the Pygmalion Society. Get to it! Name us!

~Anonymous

I kinda wish our group had a cool name XD we used to have the “Saturday/Sunday group” thing, but I know we’re trying to meld the groups into one big happy pro-artist family…

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm~

I haven’t been to the Manc meets in months and months but yesssssss lets do the thing.
Also Derby, Derby meets need a cool name :D ALL THE COOL NAMES.

I know that we meet from all kinds of area’s but I just have come to calling it that since that is where we meet. I also suck at names. If the group come up with a cool name, I am not going to say no though. Just I am useless at that kind of thing. 

Geekisthecolour, we totally have a Halloween meet on the 11th October! There will be dollies in costume! Me and Jestergirl are sorting things and I am sure others will too! 

Sadly I’m working on the 11th ;_; That’s mostly why I haven’t been to a meet in forever, I really struggle to get any time off at weekends lately since we’re so short staffed and stuffs :< I hate it so much, I just wanna hang out with all my dollie nerds.

September 30, 2014

semiotickitten:

truebjdconfessions:

The Pygmalion Society / Manchester Meetup chatter (Handled masterfully, by the way) has just made me think one thing - Why don’t we have a cool name? We’re a big, regular meetup group, we pull in people from outside of the area (Leeds, Liverpool, Preston, York, Hull, North Wales) so we’re not really just “Manchester”, and we’re just as awesome as the Pygmalion Society. Get to it! Name us!

~Anonymous

I kinda wish our group had a cool name XD we used to have the “Saturday/Sunday group” thing, but I know we’re trying to meld the groups into one big happy pro-artist family…

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm~

I haven’t been to the Manc meets in months and months but yesssssss lets do the thing.
Also Derby, Derby meets need a cool name :D ALL THE COOL NAMES.

September 30, 2014

the-red-hairing:

being an introvert is really hard because there is no polite way to tell someone that you’re in a bad mood because you’re exhausted from socializing.

(via itsybitsylilbat)

September 29, 2014
“Elijafeathers’ new rant with recast “math” is so highly flawed I don’t even know where to begin. While pulling assumptions out of their ass, they also assume that all those people who bought recasts were ever going to pay legit prices and deal with the wait times. It also assumes that the money that goes out of the legit market never comes back in, and completely ignores the impact that recast owners have on the clothing and aesthetics side of the hobby. Take it with a grain of salt.”

#2257 (via recastconfessions)

Okay so let’s address a few points:

My recent post is not a ‘rant’. I am a bit snarky with my wording, but it’s not a rant, it’s literally an estimation, and a rough one at that. If anyone feels like actually going through that whole list and pricing each doll at blank state with fantasy parts as are generally offered by recasters, they’re absolutely free to do so, and they’ll produce an even more accurate result of the total amount of money that the company looses to recasts. I think considering the number of Iplehouse, Soom, and Volks recasts that setting the average legit price at 500 per doll is fair for this little numbercrunch.

if you want to take it a step further you can also try figuring in which companies actually discontinue dolls, vs which ones offer them for resale again after their ‘limited run’ ends (such as Iplehouse offering ‘limited’ heads through the CDS, or Soom’s events.)

My argument actually doesn’t factor in the secondhand market at all, what you’re looking at is the raw net loss with the numbers I’ve used for my assumption. You can create your own version of this with what numbers you deem reasonable. For for example, let’s say you think the average price is only 200 per legit doll (lol these are actually recast prices now). $200 x 466 dolls = $93,200 for a total ‘set’ of recast dolls. Let’s then say you think that there are only five of each recast sold on average. You now take the cost of one ‘set’ of recasts, 93,200 USD, and multiply it by 5. The result using those number is $466,000. That’s $466,000 stolen from the artist— and before you argue that no one would have paid legit prices, keep in mind that a recaster has no right to profit off of the art of these companies. That is $466,000 dollars worth of dolls that they will never see or touch or use to fund their own buisness.

If you want to argue that any particular doll is paid for once by a recaster, than you must also divide that price by how every many recasts are made. For example, a recaster purchases the new iplehouse EID doll scarlet, anticipating that there will be a market for it (which will probably happen.) The recaster spends $650, because he doesn’t need a faceup or outfit or a dark resin color.

The recaster then makes 20 copies of Scarlet. He’s now paid 32 dollars per every Scarlet he owns. Maybe is makes 50 Scarlets. He’s put 50 Scarlets on the market and Iplehouse now sees $13 for every Scarlet on the market manufactured by this particular recaster, and has lost 50 opportunities that belonged to them to make the full price on the doll. They have most certainly lost customers who are affluent enough that had counterfeit options not been presented would have purchased the doll from them directly. Perhaps not all of those 50 recasts went to such people, but at the bare minimum I’d imagine 3 or 4 of the recast owners would have paid full price for the doll otherwise.

Basically, if you want to debate the numbercrunching I’m doing, then feel free, but you need to come off anon and talk actual numbers as opposed to ‘Elijahfeathers is ranting/assuming/flawed math!!!!’ If my math is flawed, then research it and present better math.

(via elijahfeathers)

And ok, if recasts weren’t available at all ever, what would recast owners have bought instead? Like yes, maybe some would’ve been like “fuck this hobby it’s too expensive,” and gone off to join the MH hobby or something, but I’m willing to bet the rest would’ve bought cheaper options (maybe MSDs instead of SDs, so they end up with JIDs instead of SIDs? Or even *gasp* resinsoul or bobobie or a cheap company!!!). They may not have bought the sculpt they ended up with recast, but they would’ve bought from legit artists.

Imagine how much improvement Resinsoul and Bobobie could make if the money went to them? Imagine how much they could branch out and make more cool cheap dolls? 

(via whathefuckrecasts)

It doesn’t surprise me at all that the ‘critique’ of EF’s original post is a) done anonymously on a confession blog, b) doesn’t actually do anything to refute the points made, correct the supposedly flawed maths or to present an actual argument in the counter and c) misses the point of the OP entirely.

The way these ‘debates’ play out is so predictable because the pro-theft side of things expect us to have discussions with thin air when they wont own their opinions and instead hide behind anon and fundamentally lacking attempts at rebuttal.

What a joke.

(via semiotickitten)

September 28, 2014

elijahfeathers:

Counting only DOAs list of recasted dolls, 466 dolls have been recasted. So I want us to do just a little fun bit of math here to see how much damage the hobby is having done to it.

First, let’s decide that 500 is the price of every one of those 466 dolls on the legit market, since I don’t want to go look up all those prices.

If only ONE copy of each recasted doll sells, the legit BJD market is out  $233,000. If ten copies of each recasted doll sell, the legit bjd market is out $2,330,000.

Let’s pull a number out of our ass that’s probably too low: let’s say the average number of recasts per doll sold is 35 (thanks, recast fl dolls!).

233,000 x 35 = 8,155,000

If 35 copies of every recasted doll sells, the legit bjd market loses $8,155,000. This is assuming each legit doll costs only $500.

Ah yes, recasts totally aren’t doing harm to this hobby at all. Keep in mind this is also DOA’s list, it may be out of date, and recasters are always adding more dolls.

Not to mention of course (before anyone claims legit artists are raking it in) that that isn’t pure profit by any means. Legit artists have a shit ton more overheads and costs to recoup from development than recasters ever would. They do all the hard work while recasters make money off their backs.

Also its SO damn depressing that so damn many sculpts have been recast. It’s hard to imagine there being that many sculpts around in the first place let alone being illegally copied.

September 28, 2014

duskygrayknights:

but morning person + not morning person could make the worst (or maybe the best?) otp

"Gooooood morning dear :)" "fuck you and everything you stand for"

Oh hey Glinda & Rhys

(Source: darkmetineknight, via misterrayvn)

September 27, 2014
“You’re born with a ton of fucks to give, so you spend them like a kid with a credit card. You give fucks about your friends, about your grades, about your fashion sense, about strangers’ opinions. You give way too many fucks about way too many things. You have so many. Then, as you get older, you have maybe 10 fucks per month, so you learn to budget them. You allocate fucks to family and career, but there aren’t enough fucks to give to the newest fads. Oh, someone at work has something they need my help with that’s outside my job title? I’ll do my best to allocate some fucks, but this month is pretty tight. Then, as you get even older, you’re down to 1-2 fucks per month, and those fucks are pretty damn precious. You give them to your family and your hobbies and your job, and that’s kinda it. It’s not your fault – fucks expire too quickly. I would’ve liked to save my fucks from when I was younger but I can’t. Then, you hit fuck insolvency. You’re getting like 1 fuck a year, and you have to make it last. So you go without, and even previously fuck-worthy things, you just can’t give a fuck. Some people run out really quickly, Some people have a fuck trust fund that pays out a decent amount even into old age. But at some point, the fuck faucet runs completely dry and you’re out of fucks to give. It’s just basic Fuckonomics.”

-Unknown English Teacher (via swarthyvillain)

I’ve never read anything more fucking true in my whole fucking life. 

Fuck.

(via robinade)

Well if this isn’t fucking meta…I don’t know what is.

(via spookychan)

(via elijahfeathers)