Yoi-ma’s proper wig has arrived! As much as I love the Natrume wig, this is what Yoi’s hair actually looks like.
It’s a little big in the sense that it even goes over her ears, but other than that, it’s beautiful! <3
I also love Yayoi’s body so much! I don’t think I’ve had a better poser! The fact that she can bend mid-way without buckling is nothing short of amazing to me. Hahaha.

Yoi-ma’s proper wig has arrived! As much as I love the Natrume wig, this is what Yoi’s hair actually looks like.

It’s a little big in the sense that it even goes over her ears, but other than that, it’s beautiful! <3

I also love Yayoi’s body so much! I don’t think I’ve had a better poser! The fact that she can bend mid-way without buckling is nothing short of amazing to me. Hahaha.



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hazyknights reblogged this from alekidoll and added:

I think it’s beautiful, what stood out to me before I read it was the eyebrows. Some people have thick beautiful eyebrows.

Thank you! I love thick brows too, but I feel like I didn’t execute these well enough. I’m glad you think they’re alright though. ;w;

jaejekyll reblogged this from alekidoll and added:

I actually really love her brows! If you had extended the ends a little longer they would be so perfect! I’m just a big fan of fierce natural looking brows. > u <

Longer? Alright, thank you for the advice! I’ll deffo try that when I get home. Thank you! ;w;

tinywingscraftshop reblogged this from alekidoll and added:

Same! Just need to fix them up a little.

Here’s hoping I can fix them without ruining what’s already been done! >3<

fallenangeljennky said:

You did some beautiful work I love her expression and I think the brows look pretty neat ! I am no expert but she looks gorgeous :)!

Thank you so much! Credit for the expression goes to the sculpt since she has a really beautiful face but I really appreciate the kind words!

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I spent all afternoon on her face and I&#8217;m not happy with it. It&#8217;s the brows. I spent so long on the mouth that by the time I was adding the brows last, I was exhausted.

I&#8217;m starting to think I should send her out to get a professional faceup.  #bjd #faceup #AprilStory #dollstagram

I spent all afternoon on her face and I’m not happy with it. It’s the brows. I spent so long on the mouth that by the time I was adding the brows last, I was exhausted.

I’m starting to think I should send her out to get a professional faceup. #bjd #faceup #AprilStory #dollstagram

The newest of my band of losers has arrived home. Show of hands, how many of you were around back in the day and know who Yayoi is? =)) I’ve got better box opening shots on my Tumblr (Alekidoll) #bjd #AprilStory #dollstagram

The newest of my band of losers has arrived home. Show of hands, how many of you were around back in the day and know who Yayoi is? =)) I’ve got better box opening shots on my Tumblr (Alekidoll) #bjd #AprilStory #dollstagram

Apologies for the length of the post!

I told myself I would wait until Christmas to get a new doll since I haven’t even been in this hobby for more than a year and I really need to learn some self control, but when April Story announced they were discontinuing their dolls, I had to scramble to make money for a layaway. See there is one doll in particular that was absolutely perfect for the one original character of mine who I really wanted to shell and it isn’t a popular sculpt. So the thought of never having the opportunity to get it in the future spurred me to action and 2 months later, here we are.
The sculpt is AprilStory’s Jayden but on a Senior Boy 13 body rather than the taller senior boy body.
The character’s name is Iijima Yayoi and Yayoi was the most popular character I had ever had. She was also my default back in the day, so it only makes sense that if anyone were to be shelled, it would be her.
I really love the feel of AprilStory’s resin. Not only that but I also think she’s wonderfully sculpted and has amazing posability.
The only minus points there might be are that she’s got a good few seamlines. Unfortunately they’re pretty noticeable so I really have to sand them.
I’ll be spending today giving her a proper faceup and while I am excited, I’m also very anxious about painting her teeth. Wish me luck!
Overall, I’m extremely happy with her and I can’t wait to sew her proper clothes and have an actual shoot!
Waiting for me at home. #bjd #dollstagram #AprilStory

Waiting for me at home. #bjd #dollstagram #AprilStory

Another #bjd meme, tagged by @kanis04! :3

1● I currently own 4 dolls and a floating head.
2● ♡Favourite would have to be Doll-Chateau. I am such a fan of their dolls, I would own them all of I could. × I don&#8217;t really have a least favourite, but I&#8217;ll just answer Fairyland for the recent fuck-up. Because that was just bad.
3● Favourite doll&#8230; I don&#8217;t know if I have one. I live them all equally? /shot for the lame non-answer I guess the one I&#8217;m paying most attention to now is Lyon.  Something about him is I love all the scars I gave him, but I feel bad that the style of clothes he ought have doesn&#8217;t show them at all. Although his hiding them are a part of his character.
4● &#8230; 9 months. OTL 
5● All my dolls have different clothing styles, so I don&#8217;t know what I can say my favourite is&#8230; but I really tend to look at street fashion for inspiration (specifically Tokyo and New York Street fashion).
6● I&#8217;m not sure I have the same type of concept as bonding as most people do, but I really just enjoy taking photos of them. And actually, the closest thing I come to playing with them is while I&#8217;m making their clothes. I&#8217;m not really good at sewing, so I often have to really use them when I see and I end up admiring how I managed not to fuck-up up when it looks OK.

Another #bjd meme, tagged by @kanis04! :3

1● I currently own 4 dolls and a floating head.
2● ♡Favourite would have to be Doll-Chateau. I am such a fan of their dolls, I would own them all of I could. × I don’t really have a least favourite, but I’ll just answer Fairyland for the recent fuck-up. Because that was just bad.
3● Favourite doll… I don’t know if I have one. I live them all equally? /shot for the lame non-answer I guess the one I’m paying most attention to now is Lyon. Something about him is I love all the scars I gave him, but I feel bad that the style of clothes he ought have doesn’t show them at all. Although his hiding them are a part of his character.
4● … 9 months. OTL
5● All my dolls have different clothing styles, so I don’t know what I can say my favourite is… but I really tend to look at street fashion for inspiration (specifically Tokyo and New York Street fashion).
6● I’m not sure I have the same type of concept as bonding as most people do, but I really just enjoy taking photos of them. And actually, the closest thing I come to playing with them is while I’m making their clothes. I’m not really good at sewing, so I often have to really use them when I see and I end up admiring how I managed not to fuck-up up when it looks OK.

Somehow, I ended up making Lyon a crown out of twist ties. IDEK. #bjd #dollstagram #modoll

Somehow, I ended up making Lyon a crown out of twist ties. IDEK. #bjd #dollstagram #modoll

pristine-nightmare:

Good job, Fairyland! You’re totally setting a standard for your fans and fans of recasts to follow! /s

Pic 1 from Steampunk Tendencies page: https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkTendencies/photos/a.335724989875207.81750.335452449902461/637032253077811/?type=1&comment_id=637421646372205&notif_t=comment_mention

Pic of doll from: http://dollfairyland.com/shop/step1.php?number=1126

Pic 2 from the artist’s flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kruki99/sets/72157636409523516/

If FL wants to stick up for artist’s rights then they need to set a better example.

PART 2: http://pristine-nightmare.tumblr.com/post/92774782931/good-job-fairyland-part-2-the-whaling

Okay, I really do try to keep my blog controversy free (key word: TRY), but this just really pisses me off. Like, how fucking dare you, Fairyland? After positioning yourselves as champions of Artists in the recast debate, you pull a lower blow than counterfeit by attempting to pass someone else’s work as your own.

You might be saying “Alek, you’re recast-friendly, you have no right to be mad about this!”

Actually, I do. See, I can actually acknowledge that different people have different priorities for what they feel strongly about. I understand if you feel personally against recast dolls but not against knock-off luxury watches or bootleg DVDs—  even though a luxury watch is just as much an artisan item as a BJD is.

This is not a justification or defense of recasts. This is a condemnation of this form or art theft and a rant about why you should care and why you should be outraged.

And the thing is, with knock offs, you know it’s a knock-off. You know you’re paying for a lesser quality item and are fully aware of where to get one legit should you finally decide it’s worth the amount. 

But this kind of copyright infringement, I believe, is far more dangerous/insulting to an artist. In addition to making money off a design that isn’t yours, but you are attempting to pass it off as if it is your own creation and would have continued to keep doing so if you were not caught! 

For a popular company like Fairyland to pull something like this is sickening and laughably hypocritical.

If you are pro-artist, this should enrage you. If recasts steal profit, this steals credit for the work on top of profit. You cannot seriously be pro-artist and vehemently anti-recast if you purchase this or condone purchasing this.

Fairyland should compensate the man completely for this. Not just ‘credit’. Monetarily. It doesn’t matter if it was just a prop and not the doll itself. They intend to sell it, they should pay up.

So when I get home, I&#8217;m greeted with an EMS notice and I&#8217;m confused for a moment. It couldn&#8217;t possibly be my #AprilStory order could it? No way, I just finished paying for it last week. They&#8217;d even said they&#8217;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&#8217;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&#8217;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!!!😲

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&#8217;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&#8217;d do it too. If I could make Magat&#8217;s nose more like Moein&#8217;s I would.

And you can bet the next time I give Magat a faceup (which should be soon) I&#8217;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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