Thursday, January 16, 2014
smutchy:

smutchy:

If you enjoy Neopets, then please check out my friend’s new pet site, goatlings.com! Adopt a cute little goat, deck it out in cool clothes and colors, customize your own avatar, play games, and have lots of fun! If you sign up, please put Smutchy as your referral! :D

Signal boosting this again! Please help my friend’s site grow! :D don’t forget to put Smutchy as your referral!! :3
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Got the splitpic app and it’s actually really fun to mess around with! So here is Linnea being my model :3
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Little Rant :x→


liz66:

smutchydolls:

I love, love, love to read about people’s dolly characters and what not. I love that some people have these huge elaborate stories orbiting their dolls, it’s really creative and fun! What I don’t like, however, is when people create doll characters (or any characters for that matter) that…

Although I get what you’re trying to say here, and I understand that you are saying it for absolutely the right reasons, I don’t agree that people shouldn’t have characters who have things like alcohol / drug addictions, eating disorders, mental illnesses etc. If they aren’t represented in characters, not just in the BJD community, but in general - films, tv, art, literature - then we risk going back to a place where they are taboo, not mentioned, something no one wants to deal with or address. I don’t agree with ‘glamorizing’ certain things, but I don’t think that’s necessarily always the case. People often express their own suffering in their art, and in this case, their dolls. I’m not saying there aren’t people who just think it’s ‘cool’ .. just like there are in real life. And of course, it isn’t. But even so, to go back to a place where these things are considered something that should not be expressed and represented in various forms of art, would be very bad. 

I totally agree with you there. I was mostly trying to say that when these disorders are just a simple personality trait instead of being taken seriously within the character it makes light of them and tends to glamorize things. That can lead to young people thinking those types of things are trendy and something they should emulate. I feel like a lot of the people I’ve seen who have dolls that have bios of “self harmer” as if it’s a trait like “dancer” or “painter” are generally younger and are probably already emulating someone somewhere that they saw glamorizing the concept as well :\ it’s a vicious cycle and it shouldn’t be taken so lightly by people. I agree that exposure to how awful the disorders are is a good thing, but when people are taking fancy, romanticized photos of their dolls’ wrists bleeding, that isn’t really the kind of exposure that educates. :(

Monday, January 13, 2014
Little Rant :x

I love, love, love to read about people’s dolly characters and what not. I love that some people have these huge elaborate stories orbiting their dolls, it’s really creative and fun! What I don’t like, however, is when people create doll characters (or any characters for that matter) that glamorize things like alcoholism, self harm, eating disorders, and mental disorders like depression and anxiety. These are all serious issues and there are real people SUFFERING from any number of these, and they don’t do it just to be “trendy”. It is just upsetting and, as much as I hate this expression, it may trigger people who actually struggle with these afflictions. These aren’t some unique personality quirks that make someone who they are, they are serious and debilitating disorders that are hard to escape. It just tends to make me angry reading little doll stories about how the characters cut themselves or starve themselves. I understand that if it is taken in a serious light, sure it can be interesting. But the fact is that most of these things are glamorized by the doll owner taking numerous photos of the doll’s cuts or similar. I just don’t get how that is in any way artistic or expressive. It is just depressing and seems to make light of such horrible diseases. So please just think about the real people who suffer before you make a bjd who’s entire personality and storyline focuses around their self abuse. Thanks.

Friday, January 10, 2014
Take a Chance on Me on Flickr.Shika has been trying many different wigs lately. Though I love this one on her, I never intended her character to be a blonde and it just changes things too much :( Hoping to get a similar wig in either a light brown or dark reddish brown!
Friday, January 10, 2014
A Soft Light Awakens Us on Flickr.Featuring Maidence and Dan-san~!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I also have Shika’s sister in the works! She is a Mystic Kid Lillian!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
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