Posted 12 hours ago

zakniteh:

A sketch art trade for eveningdreams8 of her doll Sam. So sorry it took so long!

I AM NOT WORTHY QAQ|||||| this is so amazing omg TT____TT

for those waiting i will get on them as soon as my life stops being a sleeping schedule hell

Posted 1 day ago
dollstowishfor:

18cm Plastic Moon - “Mr Kitty" (pre-order) October 20 ~ 30
Mr Kitty is cast in white skin resin and comes with 3 face-plates, special eyes and magnetic cat ears and tail
Additional Options: face-up (A or B with optional cheek swirls and freckles) and body blushing (black, silver or natural nails)

dollstowishfor:

18cm Plastic Moon - “Mr Kitty" (pre-order) October 20 ~ 30

Mr Kitty is cast in white skin resin and comes with 3 face-plates, special eyes and magnetic cat ears and tail

  • Additional Options: face-up (A or B with optional cheek swirls and freckles) and body blushing (black, silver or natural nails)
Posted 1 day ago

6 selfies thing tagged by bluekitsune @u@;;;

i would have made it under cut but my pc won’t let me upload photos that way so sorry <A>||||

most of these are probably over a year old except the last one with my shirt covered in paint and/or glue but i really don’t have a lot of pictures of my self it seems???

i won’t tag people because i know some people don’t feel comfortable posting selfies you can if you want to i want to see your faces >u<

Posted 1 day ago
Posted 5 days ago
brokenchimere:

eveningdreams8:

sicktress:

thebjdhotel:

resinlings:

maniahryu:

bjdconfessions:


dear whoever it was that defended testors even when my enraged confession stated not to, this is exactly what i was talking about… try living where 65% is considered reasonably low humidity then come back and tell me how great it works for you, use it to your hearts content but i cannot without it being a sticky mess

Image by BJDConfessions

I’m probably one of the people you are complaining about, and I’m going to stand by what I said. Humidity here is on average 70-75%, with the average high point being 89% And I don’t care where you are, that’s pretty high. And yet, Testors works.. WHEN USED CORRECTLY.
Just because it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean you need to trash it to everyone else. It works great for a LOT of people. I’m sorry you are not one of them. I’m not saying that Testors will be great for everyone. It obviously isn’t the right fit for you, but for many others out there in high humidity areas, it will be fine. As long as people do their research and use it the way people in the hobby industry recommend, it stands a GREAT chance of working very well for them!
I’ll again give the guidelines I go by when using Testors successfully, with the caveat that my experience with it is limited to its effects on vinyl:
If you can use it inside in an air conditioned home, and still have ventilation going, that is ideal.
If not, then take it outside, spray your project, then come back inside and blow dry it on low with a hair dryer. The heat helps evaporate the water, and dry your work faster.
Always shake the can VERY well. Testors has had a new formula for a few years now, that dries sticky when not shaken enough. All the tips on shaking MSC apply to Testors. Shake it for a couple minutes solid, then shake it some more. Warm it up.
If the above doesn’t work for you, then I’m sorry you have this unfortunate bad luck, but don’t go around denouncing Testors to everyone else when most people in high humidity areas function just fine with it.

I live in Kent and although our average is pretty low, Sep/Oct and Feb/Mar can get really humid and I still do faceups.  I use testors as well.

Shake the can.  Hard.  Lots.  Seriously.  I watch people do this where they just lightly shake it and go and it always messes up.  Spend a minute or more shaking that can.  In between sprays, shake the can.  Always keep shaking that can.
Make sure you’re far enough back.  Another big mistake is people putting the nozzle only a few inches away.  Don’t do that.  You’ll get a shiny, sticky mess. 
Additionally, when spraying, use shorter bursts rather than one long, continuous spray.  By doing so you’re giving lower layers a chance to dry a little making the whole process faster and less tacky.
Like, humidity sucks and it can heck with your sealants but that’s true of any of them.  If you’re having problems with testors you’re probably going to have trouble with all of them.
And hey, if it doesn’t work for you, that’s fine.  I didn’t see the original confession but you used the words “defended” and “enraged” in here so I’m going to assume you slammed testors which is just unnecessary.  Simply stating that it doesn’t work for you and that you’re bummed because it’s definitely a cheaper option would be one thing but getting undully upset about something like this seems a little out of proportion.
Also don’t submit confessions if you don’t want people to reply?  Like, especially if you’re going to rip something apart OF COURSE people are going to defend it?

I live in England and the only problem I have with Testors is that it has a yellow tint to it. It’s never not dried properly for me, either on really hot dry days or very cold rainy days. 

All of the above replies! I’ve had Testors do some nasty things if you spray too closely and don’t shake it enough. Every sealant I’ve used has some quirks.

idk i had a doll arrive with testors on it and it turned to sticky goo? maybe it’s something in the air o.o

Eh… Testors seems to be EXTREMELY hit or miss. The people who’ve learned from the Illuminati and the Free Masons how to use it, love it. Everyone else hates it. I’ve heard too many stories where it causes a problem for me to want to use it. I’m not going to waste my time or money on something with such a spotty reputation.

re blogging for the last comment because i lol&#8217;d xD

brokenchimere:

eveningdreams8:

sicktress:

thebjdhotel:

resinlings:

maniahryu:

bjdconfessions:

dear whoever it was that defended testors even when my enraged confession stated not to, this is exactly what i was talking about… try living where 65% is considered reasonably low humidity then come back and tell me how great it works for you, use it to your hearts content but i cannot without it being a sticky mess

Image by BJDConfessions

I’m probably one of the people you are complaining about, and I’m going to stand by what I said. Humidity here is on average 70-75%, with the average high point being 89% And I don’t care where you are, that’s pretty high. And yet, Testors works.. WHEN USED CORRECTLY.

Just because it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean you need to trash it to everyone else. It works great for a LOT of people. I’m sorry you are not one of them. I’m not saying that Testors will be great for everyone. It obviously isn’t the right fit for you, but for many others out there in high humidity areas, it will be fine. As long as people do their research and use it the way people in the hobby industry recommend, it stands a GREAT chance of working very well for them!

I’ll again give the guidelines I go by when using Testors successfully, with the caveat that my experience with it is limited to its effects on vinyl:

If you can use it inside in an air conditioned home, and still have ventilation going, that is ideal.

If not, then take it outside, spray your project, then come back inside and blow dry it on low with a hair dryer. The heat helps evaporate the water, and dry your work faster.

Always shake the can VERY well. Testors has had a new formula for a few years now, that dries sticky when not shaken enough. All the tips on shaking MSC apply to Testors. Shake it for a couple minutes solid, then shake it some more. Warm it up.

If the above doesn’t work for you, then I’m sorry you have this unfortunate bad luck, but don’t go around denouncing Testors to everyone else when most people in high humidity areas function just fine with it.

I live in Kent and although our average is pretty low, Sep/Oct and Feb/Mar can get really humid and I still do faceups.  I use testors as well.

Shake the can.  Hard.  Lots.  Seriously.  I watch people do this where they just lightly shake it and go and it always messes up.  Spend a minute or more shaking that can.  In between sprays, shake the can.  Always keep shaking that can.

Make sure you’re far enough back.  Another big mistake is people putting the nozzle only a few inches away.  Don’t do that.  You’ll get a shiny, sticky mess. 

Additionally, when spraying, use shorter bursts rather than one long, continuous spray.  By doing so you’re giving lower layers a chance to dry a little making the whole process faster and less tacky.

Like, humidity sucks and it can heck with your sealants but that’s true of any of them.  If you’re having problems with testors you’re probably going to have trouble with all of them.

And hey, if it doesn’t work for you, that’s fine.  I didn’t see the original confession but you used the words “defended” and “enraged” in here so I’m going to assume you slammed testors which is just unnecessary.  Simply stating that it doesn’t work for you and that you’re bummed because it’s definitely a cheaper option would be one thing but getting undully upset about something like this seems a little out of proportion.

Also don’t submit confessions if you don’t want people to reply?  Like, especially if you’re going to rip something apart OF COURSE people are going to defend it?

I live in England and the only problem I have with Testors is that it has a yellow tint to it. It’s never not dried properly for me, either on really hot dry days or very cold rainy days. 

All of the above replies! I’ve had Testors do some nasty things if you spray too closely and don’t shake it enough. Every sealant I’ve used has some quirks.

idk i had a doll arrive with testors on it and it turned to sticky goo? maybe it’s something in the air o.o

Eh… Testors seems to be EXTREMELY hit or miss. The people who’ve learned from the Illuminati and the Free Masons how to use it, love it. Everyone else hates it. I’ve heard too many stories where it causes a problem for me to want to use it. I’m not going to waste my time or money on something with such a spotty reputation.

re blogging for the last comment because i lol’d xD

Posted 5 days ago

Recasts and Bootlegs: DoA’s Rules and Statements from BJD Artisans
DoA’s rules state that bootleg dolls and recasts are forbidden on-site, but we feel the need to restate and explain why it is forum policy and what it means to you.

You may wonder why DoA does not condone bootlegging. Here are several of our major reasons:

1. First and foremost, bootlegging and recasting is illegal. In certain countries there are steep legal and financial penalties for buying or selling counterfeit goods.

2. Bootlegging hurts legitimate companies and deprives the original artists of their livelihoods. Many people who support recasting base their justifications on Volks’ sales statistics, but it is important to keep in mind that Volks is not solely a BJD maker and much of their revenue is generated from other areas (and due to having many physical stores in the 6th most expensive country in the world, Volks’ overhead is rather high). Should producing Super Dollfie cease to be profitable, Volks could easily terminate that line to focus entirely on other products. Volks is also extremely unique in the BJD world in terms of its business structure; aside from Volks, there are no “big companies.” The largest companies have barely 100 employees, and quite a few are made up of fewer than 10 people. Most of these companies are extremely niche and have a limited line of products; if they are unable to sell to their target audience, they have no other products to fall back upon to remain open and keep their employees paid! If companies go out of business, then we all miss the opportunity to see what new sculpts they might have produced in the future.

3. The presence and acceptance of bootlegs creates stagnation and mistrust in the second-hand market. Shopping is a fun, exciting part of the BJD hobby. The introduction of bootlegs into the second-hand market makes hobbyists fear purchasing a fake doll, which makes sales in the second-hand market extremely slow. As most people try to keep their doll spending circular, if they can’t sell their unwanted dolls, they can’t buy new ones. It creates a slowdown in both the first and second-hand markets, and that is bad for our hobby.

4. Quality control is hit-or-miss. Some bootlegs are made with inferior materials which can pose a health hazard to their owners… or to customizers who may handle the doll during commissioned work. Many customizers refuse to work on recasts for both ethical and health reasons. If customizers become worried that potential commissions may be undisclosed bootlegs (which may carry additional risks or quality control frustrations that would complicate their work), they may stop taking commissions entirely. This leads to fewer talented artists available to the community.


The bootlegging issue is not new, nor is the group of supporters large. However, recent activity on other sites has made it seems as though recasting is becoming more accepted by the BJD community. This is not the case and the outrage against bootlegging is stronger than ever.

With regard to DoA, we are first and foremost a community of people who love dolls. This love of dolls should translate to respecting their creators by not supporting or promoting the theft of their work. It is worth mentioning as well that without the advertising support of dollmakers, DoA would not be able to pay its five-figure yearly hosting costs while remaining free for all members. We don’t ask a lot of our members, but we do ask that you respect and abide by our rules by not promoting bootlegs or “sneaking” them into our galleries or discussion threads. This is a simple request and we have every expectation that our members have the integrity to honor it.

Recasting is unethical, illegal, and hurts both our hobby and our community. DoA will never support or promote bootlegs.

-Den of Angels Team

And the community. I’ve noticed recasts becoming more and more accepted as time goes on and it breaks my heart.  Calling us bullies, or elitists, or snobs because we are fighting for the right thing only deludes those who practice the buying and selling of stolen artwork into thinking what they are doing is just fine. But it isn’t. Those of you who shame us for not accepting the illegal reproduction of an artist’s work… YOU are the bullies. YOU are the ones promoting a hostile environment in the hobby. You are thieves. People are bullied for being different than others. Many of us in the hobby are familiar with such a thing. But you can’t play victim when you’re the one hurting others with your actions. 

Remember: when you buy a recast doll, you’re supporting the bad guys. You aren’t cheating the corporate system, you’re cheating artists. First and foremost, our hobby is about the appreciation of an artist’s work, and that is simply not being done when such artwork is stolen. 

(via kokamon)

Posted 5 days ago
sicktress:

thebjdhotel:

resinlings:

maniahryu:

bjdconfessions:


dear whoever it was that defended testors even when my enraged confession stated not to, this is exactly what i was talking about… try living where 65% is considered reasonably low humidity then come back and tell me how great it works for you, use it to your hearts content but i cannot without it being a sticky mess

Image by BJDConfessions

I’m probably one of the people you are complaining about, and I’m going to stand by what I said. Humidity here is on average 70-75%, with the average high point being 89% And I don’t care where you are, that’s pretty high. And yet, Testors works.. WHEN USED CORRECTLY.
Just because it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean you need to trash it to everyone else. It works great for a LOT of people. I’m sorry you are not one of them. I’m not saying that Testors will be great for everyone. It obviously isn’t the right fit for you, but for many others out there in high humidity areas, it will be fine. As long as people do their research and use it the way people in the hobby industry recommend, it stands a GREAT chance of working very well for them!
I’ll again give the guidelines I go by when using Testors successfully, with the caveat that my experience with it is limited to its effects on vinyl:
If you can use it inside in an air conditioned home, and still have ventilation going, that is ideal.
If not, then take it outside, spray your project, then come back inside and blow dry it on low with a hair dryer. The heat helps evaporate the water, and dry your work faster.
Always shake the can VERY well. Testors has had a new formula for a few years now, that dries sticky when not shaken enough. All the tips on shaking MSC apply to Testors. Shake it for a couple minutes solid, then shake it some more. Warm it up.
If the above doesn’t work for you, then I’m sorry you have this unfortunate bad luck, but don’t go around denouncing Testors to everyone else when most people in high humidity areas function just fine with it.

I live in Kent and although our average is pretty low, Sep/Oct and Feb/Mar can get really humid and I still do faceups.  I use testors as well.

Shake the can.  Hard.  Lots.  Seriously.  I watch people do this where they just lightly shake it and go and it always messes up.  Spend a minute or more shaking that can.  In between sprays, shake the can.  Always keep shaking that can.
Make sure you’re far enough back.  Another big mistake is people putting the nozzle only a few inches away.  Don’t do that.  You’ll get a shiny, sticky mess. 
Additionally, when spraying, use shorter bursts rather than one long, continuous spray.  By doing so you’re giving lower layers a chance to dry a little making the whole process faster and less tacky.
Like, humidity sucks and it can heck with your sealants but that’s true of any of them.  If you’re having problems with testors you’re probably going to have trouble with all of them.
And hey, if it doesn’t work for you, that’s fine.  I didn’t see the original confession but you used the words “defended” and “enraged” in here so I’m going to assume you slammed testors which is just unnecessary.  Simply stating that it doesn’t work for you and that you’re bummed because it’s definitely a cheaper option would be one thing but getting undully upset about something like this seems a little out of proportion.
Also don’t submit confessions if you don’t want people to reply?  Like, especially if you’re going to rip something apart OF COURSE people are going to defend it?

I live in England and the only problem I have with Testors is that it has a yellow tint to it. It’s never not dried properly for me, either on really hot dry days or very cold rainy days. 

All of the above replies! I’ve had Testors do some nasty things if you spray too closely and don’t shake it enough. Every sealant I’ve used has some quirks.

idk i had a doll arrive with testors on it and it turned to sticky goo? maybe it&#8217;s something in the air o.o

sicktress:

thebjdhotel:

resinlings:

maniahryu:

bjdconfessions:

dear whoever it was that defended testors even when my enraged confession stated not to, this is exactly what i was talking about… try living where 65% is considered reasonably low humidity then come back and tell me how great it works for you, use it to your hearts content but i cannot without it being a sticky mess

Image by BJDConfessions

I’m probably one of the people you are complaining about, and I’m going to stand by what I said. Humidity here is on average 70-75%, with the average high point being 89% And I don’t care where you are, that’s pretty high. And yet, Testors works.. WHEN USED CORRECTLY.

Just because it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean you need to trash it to everyone else. It works great for a LOT of people. I’m sorry you are not one of them. I’m not saying that Testors will be great for everyone. It obviously isn’t the right fit for you, but for many others out there in high humidity areas, it will be fine. As long as people do their research and use it the way people in the hobby industry recommend, it stands a GREAT chance of working very well for them!

I’ll again give the guidelines I go by when using Testors successfully, with the caveat that my experience with it is limited to its effects on vinyl:

If you can use it inside in an air conditioned home, and still have ventilation going, that is ideal.

If not, then take it outside, spray your project, then come back inside and blow dry it on low with a hair dryer. The heat helps evaporate the water, and dry your work faster.

Always shake the can VERY well. Testors has had a new formula for a few years now, that dries sticky when not shaken enough. All the tips on shaking MSC apply to Testors. Shake it for a couple minutes solid, then shake it some more. Warm it up.

If the above doesn’t work for you, then I’m sorry you have this unfortunate bad luck, but don’t go around denouncing Testors to everyone else when most people in high humidity areas function just fine with it.

I live in Kent and although our average is pretty low, Sep/Oct and Feb/Mar can get really humid and I still do faceups.  I use testors as well.

Shake the can.  Hard.  Lots.  Seriously.  I watch people do this where they just lightly shake it and go and it always messes up.  Spend a minute or more shaking that can.  In between sprays, shake the can.  Always keep shaking that can.

Make sure you’re far enough back.  Another big mistake is people putting the nozzle only a few inches away.  Don’t do that.  You’ll get a shiny, sticky mess. 

Additionally, when spraying, use shorter bursts rather than one long, continuous spray.  By doing so you’re giving lower layers a chance to dry a little making the whole process faster and less tacky.

Like, humidity sucks and it can heck with your sealants but that’s true of any of them.  If you’re having problems with testors you’re probably going to have trouble with all of them.

And hey, if it doesn’t work for you, that’s fine.  I didn’t see the original confession but you used the words “defended” and “enraged” in here so I’m going to assume you slammed testors which is just unnecessary.  Simply stating that it doesn’t work for you and that you’re bummed because it’s definitely a cheaper option would be one thing but getting undully upset about something like this seems a little out of proportion.

Also don’t submit confessions if you don’t want people to reply?  Like, especially if you’re going to rip something apart OF COURSE people are going to defend it?

I live in England and the only problem I have with Testors is that it has a yellow tint to it. It’s never not dried properly for me, either on really hot dry days or very cold rainy days. 

All of the above replies! I’ve had Testors do some nasty things if you spray too closely and don’t shake it enough. Every sealant I’ve used has some quirks.

idk i had a doll arrive with testors on it and it turned to sticky goo? maybe it’s something in the air o.o

Posted 6 days ago

aoi-kajin:

aoi-kajin:

DOD DOI Luke for sale! - $425

This is so hard for me to do, but the recent elimination of my job, the loss of hours, and the pay cut have left me in a hard place. Someone has to go.

This boy will come with head (with custom faceup) and body only. No eyes, wig, clothes, etc. He’s in good condition with some minor damage. There’s some minor wear on his faceup coating and faint stains from a wig on his head. Faint enough I couldn’t really get a photo of it. The most noticeable thing is some chipping on his elbow joints, but that’s not bad either. (See photos above).

He was made in 2008, so there is a little yellowing. It’s even and he still has some of his original pinkish hue. 

I ship from NY, USA. Shipping is NOT included. Payment is paypal only. I’m willing to do a short layaway of 6 weeks. $100 is due up front and all payments are non-refundable. My work hours vary, so shipping can take 1-2 weeks, but it’s not likely to take so long.

I have feedback on DoA, Ebay, EGL comm sales, and a little on Etsy. Interested? You can send me an ask here and I’ll give you my email. You may also contact me on DoA or dA. Here are links for both.

Sales thread on DoA: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?645095-Dream-of-Doll-(DOD)-DOI-Luke-ver-1-(Normal-skin)-425-00

dA: http://aoi-kajin.deviantart.com/

Serious buyers only, please.

Still for sale.

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

ryuaka:

Dollism
Going Home.
T-T
We are pretending to be Moose just before we leave to catch the bus home!
XP

some of my all time favourite doll people all in one photo yaay ;w;

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

jaclcfrost:

what you said was very sweet and means a lot to me but i am incapable of properly responding in any way besides “thank you so much aaaah” because i do not know how to accurately express the exact level of my gratitude to where you completely understand how much what you said meant to me without me getting even more emotional and looking like a fucking nerd: an autobiography

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

raouken:

Made a little hand quilted bonnet for my Elles to wear with her outfit on my Ldoll booth <3

that’s so awesome *O*

Posted 1 week ago