So when I get home, I’m greeted with an EMS notice and I’m confused for a moment. It couldn’t possibly be my #AprilStory order could it? No way, I just finished paying for it last week. They’d even said they’d email the tracking number when they sent it out and I have yet to get anything. But I track the number on the claim card and sure enough it’s from Korea and the biggest shocker of all is that it shipped out TUESDAY. I have never had a #bjd ship any faster than 8 days on EMS. What kind of witch craft is this? 
I’m so excited I can barely contain myself!!!😲

So when I get home, I’m greeted with an EMS notice and I’m confused for a moment. It couldn’t possibly be my #AprilStory order could it? No way, I just finished paying for it last week. They’d even said they’d email the tracking number when they sent it out and I have yet to get anything. But I track the number on the claim card and sure enough it’s from Korea and the biggest shocker of all is that it shipped out TUESDAY. I have never had a #bjd ship any faster than 8 days on EMS. What kind of witch craft is this?
I’m so excited I can barely contain myself!!!😲



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It was really hard to pick a #facecastmeme answer for Usa because big lips and a small face aren’t a common combo. It was actually a toss up between Sasha, Jessica Stam and Lily Cole. But Jessica and Lily don’t look as sweet and Usa, despite being the worst, should have a sweet face.

I’d answer this meme for Lyon but… there’s kind of no point. #bjd #dollchateau

It was really hard to pick a #facecastmeme answer for Usa because big lips and a small face aren’t a common combo. It was actually a toss up between Sasha, Jessica Stam and Lily Cole. But Jessica and Lily don’t look as sweet and Usa, despite being the worst, should have a sweet face.

I’d answer this meme for Lyon but… there’s kind of no point. #bjd #dollchateau

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My inspirstion  for Magat’s look has always actually been Mohcine Aoki, but when I saw Moein yesterday, I thought he was P-E-R-F and remembered the #facecastmeme everyone was doing so I thought I’d do it too. If I could make Magat’s nose more like Moein’s I would.

And you can bet the next time I give Magat a faceup (which should be soon) I’m going to use Moein as reference.

My inspirstion for Magat’s look has always actually been Mohcine Aoki, but when I saw Moein yesterday, I thought he was P-E-R-F and remembered the #facecastmeme everyone was doing so I thought I’d do it too. If I could make Magat’s nose more like Moein’s I would.

And you can bet the next time I give Magat a faceup (which should be soon) I’m going to use Moein as reference.

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I wanted to attend the Manika Manila meet this August but I heard that people in meets are hostile towards young people. Is it true?
- Anonymous

imcatchingfireflies:

truebjdconfessions:

I do not know if the people in the Manika Manila group are like that so I cant answer this for you…..

Hello Anon! I’m Kass and I’m a moderator at ManikaManila. We’re not having a meet this August, but we are holding our annual BJD mini convention, called MM Tiangge (August 23, Alphaland Tower, Makati City). You can find more information about it in our Facebook page (You can also check the official site, but it’s currently down). Everyone is invited to come! :D

I can vouch that we are not a hostile bunch, but you can see that for yourself when you come to the Tiangge. :)

I wonder where on earth they heard that! =)) I was under the impression that MM was very much ‘younger’ when it comes to the average age of meet participants in comparison to other big bjd meet groups.

I remember when the discussion on confession blogs surfaced about underaged hobbyists attending meets, most MM folks I talked to didn’t even see what was wrong with young hobbyists and certainly wouldn’t think of banning them from meets.

Don’t be scared because of something you randomly heard, anon! Like Kass said, MM is totally a friendly bunch and meets are a blast! ;)

With his baggy knit poncho sweater, Lyon totally looks like a grandma. He deffo needs more! #bjd #modoll  #natrume  #dollstagram

With his baggy knit poncho sweater, Lyon totally looks like a grandma. He deffo needs more! #bjd #modoll #natrume #dollstagram

It’s raining really hard, I’m still sort of sick, and Lyon’s outfit looks more apropos for the weather than mine does, I’m jealous. #bjd #natrume #modoll

It’s raining really hard, I’m still sort of sick, and Lyon’s outfit looks more apropos for the weather than mine does, I’m jealous. #bjd #natrume #modoll

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Community dilemma

To people who know me, it’s no secret I think truebjdconfessions is poorly run as far as confession blogs go (and don’t even try to bring up ‘No, it’s the community that’s terrible!’ because if you were good at moderating, it shouldn’t fucking matter. You should be able to deal with it).

I could write a whole essay about what they’re doing wrong but I am trying not to care because it should not even be worth the effort.

That last bit of drama with Tracy Lynn just cemented my view that the mod unfortunately cannot handle high tension situations like that (Like, I don’t know who they are, and they’re probably a cool person, but as someone familiar with running high traffic confession blogs for rather ‘bitchy’ communities, all I can see is a lack of moderating skills).

My dilemma now is… as much as I want to just unfollow… Where the fuck am I gonna get my community news and gossip from? =))))

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Wig Catalogue // Lyon

I first Imagined Lyon to have very close to Platinum blonde hair or something light. But after buying a couple of cheap strawberry blonde wigs, I’m starting to think that colour suits him as well.

He’s a bit difficult when it comes to wigs because he’s got really big ears and tend to get in the way if the wig’s cap is not elastic. (Which is a problem because f my love of Mohair.)

But thankfully, the wonderful Natrume now also sells mohair wigs with elastic wig caps.

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Wig Catalogue // Magat

Magat is the hardest one to buy a wig for. I’ve got this violet to purple colour in mind for his actual hair colour, but I can never find one that’s just right.

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Wig Catalogue // Mata-Usa

Usa’s true hair colour is supposed to be a very pale green. His default wig, before I bought the green Mohair wig, was the straight green and pink one.

But I’m really happy I got the mohair one because after following a bunch of BJD owners on instagram, I realized everyone and their grandma seems to have that wig.

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I was awoken earlier today by my phone and in my confusion, I thought it was telling me the Germany vs France match was on. I figure it was a good thing that Lyon was already out since he’d probably want to cheer for his motherland, France.

And then I realized my phone was telling me it was tomorrow. OTL /fail

But it got me thinking, what teams would your dolls cheer for in the World Cup? Lyon’s is obvious, but I was wondering who Magat and Usa would cheer for? Neither the Philippines nor India stand a chance, so since he doesn’t care much for the sport, Magat would probably go the next most sentimental answer after his heritage and pick the USMNT. (He did spend a lot of his childhood in America.)

Usa’s harder to figure out. He doesn’t really like the sport too much either but he loves competition and taking sides. I figure, given their reputation *cough* Usa would probably be most drawn to root for De Oranje. I dunno why none of my dolls would share my love for die mannschaft. 

What about the rest of you? What do your dolls think of the world cup? XD

I was awoken earlier today by my phone and in my confusion, I thought it was telling me the Germany vs France match was on. I figure it was a good thing that Lyon was already out since he’d probably want to cheer for his motherland, France.

And then I realized my phone was telling me it was tomorrow. OTL /fail

But it got me thinking, what teams would your dolls cheer for in the World Cup? Lyon’s is obvious, but I was wondering who Magat and Usa would cheer for? Neither the Philippines nor India stand a chance, so since he doesn’t care much for the sport, Magat would probably go the next most sentimental answer after his heritage and pick the USMNT. (He did spend a lot of his childhood in America.)

Usa’s harder to figure out. He doesn’t really like the sport too much either but he loves competition and taking sides. I figure, given their reputation *cough* Usa would probably be most drawn to root for De Oranje. I dunno why none of my dolls would share my love for die mannschaft.

What about the rest of you? What do your dolls think of the world cup? XD

AprilStory is looking to hire a faceup artist and photographer.
If only my photography was better, I would have totally considered applying for this. Hahahaaa.

AprilStory is looking to hire a faceup artist and photographer.

If only my photography was better, I would have totally considered applying for this. Hahahaaa.

Changed Usa’s faceup. I will never get brows right, man.

I also need to curl the lashes after the glue dries, but so far, I’m pretty pleased with the results… Sans brows.

I don’t usually like my more ‘minimal’ attempts at faceups, but the way the tones came out on this make me very happy. :3

Changed Usa’s faceup. I will never get brows right, man.

I also need to curl the lashes after the glue dries, but so far, I’m pretty pleased with the results… Sans brows.

I don’t usually like my more ‘minimal’ attempts at faceups, but the way the tones came out on this make me very happy. :3

I am home and happy to report that the bike more or less fits!

(Though to be honest, I think it would better suit a more standard-sized MSD.)

All the other stuff (the cello-lin, the guitar, the slippers) all fit as well! Sighs of relief all around.

I am home and happy to report that the bike more or less fits!

(Though to be honest, I think it would better suit a more standard-sized MSD.)

All the other stuff (the cello-lin, the guitar, the slippers) all fit as well! Sighs of relief all around.

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The one benefiting the most from my Indonesia trip is actually Usa. 

I bought slippers (Kaychains, but w/e) and while I will take one pair apart to figure out how to make some for Lyon (the actual hippie of the bunch) the rest go to Usa.

I didn’t really intend to buy the guitar but the vendor gave me a really good offer when I got the Cello— which I stupidly thought was a violin the perfect size for Magat. But I think with a few modifications, it’ll be easy enough to turn it into an SD violin. Maybe. Hopefully.

But the pride and joy of my haul is the bike. Not only is it metal but the thing is fully functional. IF YOU WERE A TINY PERSON, YOU COULD TOTES RIDE THIS.

Now, I’m not 100% sure everything is to scale because I’m not the best for estimating for my losers but I’m feeling really good about it this time. :D

We’ll know if I’m right when I get home in 2 days. XD

The one benefiting the most from my Indonesia trip is actually Usa.

I bought slippers (Kaychains, but w/e) and while I will take one pair apart to figure out how to make some for Lyon (the actual hippie of the bunch) the rest go to Usa.

I didn’t really intend to buy the guitar but the vendor gave me a really good offer when I got the Cello— which I stupidly thought was a violin the perfect size for Magat. But I think with a few modifications, it’ll be easy enough to turn it into an SD violin. Maybe. Hopefully.

But the pride and joy of my haul is the bike. Not only is it metal but the thing is fully functional. IF YOU WERE A TINY PERSON, YOU COULD TOTES RIDE THIS.

Now, I’m not 100% sure everything is to scale because I’m not the best for estimating for my losers but I’m feeling really good about it this time. :D

We’ll know if I’m right when I get home in 2 days. XD
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