Stray Doodles
Not the best shot, but today was a hard work day, so using a shot from a few weeks ago!
Can’t wait to see what everyone else has posted today! 

Not the best shot, but today was a hard work day, so using a shot from a few weeks ago!

Can’t wait to see what everyone else has posted today! 

bjdconfessions:

I want to try an experiment a little like the YouTube around the world day. On Saturday, July 12th, take and post a photo of at least one of your dolls. Whether it’s a photoshoot, a meetup, face-up/modding, or just hanging out on the shelf, just take a photo and post it to Tumblr. #BJDday

Image by BJDConfessions

armeleia:

patronustrip:

coeur-de-porcelaine:

pansexualpagan:

kaylamariesmiley:

toenail-fister:

daigonite:

lucifers-lycan:

sizvideos:

Mila Kunis Against Men Saying “We Are Pregnant” - Video

What the fuck is this bullshit and why was it recommended for me?

It’s not like men are involved in the creation of the baby or anything.

I mean shit, I understand that pregnancy is an extremely strenuous thing on the woman, but that doesn’t mean that a dude can’t be proud of the fact that he’s going to be a father.

Hmm. Weird how someone would want to be considered a part of the pregnancy…
There goes all of my respect for Mila Kunis.

My goodness, women like this have some fucking nerve. Good luck Ashton.

Please stop.

Pregnancy is a very dangerous time for cis-women. Until cis-men are capable of nine months of pain without the ability to take painkillers, followed by hours of one of the most painful experiences a human can undergo, I agree with Mila Kunis. It is your child. Not your pregnancy. You don’t get a fucking medal for sticking your dick inside someone and impregnating them, you get a child. So no, you don’t need a fucking spotlight highlighting your months of work and pain and the fact that you can potentially die trying to bring life into the world when you have not undergone any of the physical effort.

Things you can expect during pregnancy: Anemia, urinary tract infections, constipation, mental health conditions including intense depression, hyperemesis gravidarm (basically when persistent vomiting is more than just morning sickness and requires hospitalization). Not to mention there are dozens of infections that can cause serious problems. (x) (x)

Oh and the fact that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriages which obviously requires hospitalization for the pregnant woman and causes a lot of emotional trauma.

Or that you can’t consume alcohol, most types of fish, you can’t expose yourself to hot water (or any heat, really), or get an x-ray. You cannot eat lunch meats, raw sprouts (radishes, alfalfa, etc.), soft cheeses, anything unpasteurized is out, as are foods with raw or undercooked eggs. And caffeine can lead to miscarriages, so say goodbye to coffee, teas, and chocolate. (x) (x) (x)

About 2 million pregnancy losses occur annually in the U.S.; 6 million babies are born. 25% of pregnancies are lost.

14.5% of pregnant women will experience at least one pregnancy complication.

11% of women are diagnosed with post partum depression.

(x)

800 women die because of pregnancy-related problems in the U.S. annually. (x)

Labor can last for 36 hours or more. You’re in a room full of strangers, who are all seeing your vagina, your blood, your shit, your piss, and your agony. It’s common for tearing to occur during the delivery (x) and after the baby is born you still have to deliver the placenta (essentially an organ).

Pregnancy is terrifying, dangerous, and uncomfortable. None of you have the right to shit on Mila Kunis for telling the truth: You do not deserve the spotlight of your wife’s pregnancy. So get over yourselves. Yes, the father CAN be proud, and he should be. But it’s not his pregnancy. He is not the one who will endure it.

It is not weird that someone would want to be involved in their wife’s pregnancy. It is weird that you have the fucking nerve to lose respect for someone reminding you that the father is not the pregnant one in the picture.

So please, stop.

Today in male entitlement: now women ”have some nerve” if they remind men that they are not, in fact, the pregnant ones. 

What Mila said is that the child is YOURS not the PREGNANCY

Thing is, though, the kind of guys who I’ve known that have said “we’re pregnant” aren’t the fedora wearing, drunken one night stand, unsupportive partner types.  They’re the guys who are driving their wives to appointments, holding their wives hair back when they are sick in the mornings, bragging to their friends about how awesome their wives are, taking over more household responsibilities, working late to put away extra money, seeing if there’s any way they can find to support their wives to see if they can stay off work longer… they’re the guys who know and appreciate that their partners are making some big sacrifices. The kind of man who says “we’re pregnant” isn’t just a sperm donor.

I get that some women don’t want their men saying “we’re pregnant.”   It’s fine, pregnancy is a lot of work and pain… and the physical portion of what a man puts in is pretty minute by comparison.

I guess this rubs me the wrong way every time I see it.  If she wants to tell her husband to screw off because he’s not pregnant, that’s cool.  But that’s not how I feel and I don’t really like being spoken for in a sort of blanket way like this.  If I was pregnant I would want my husband to feel that involved and invested in not only the baby but in our relationship and development as parents on the way.  Telling an excited dad he can’t be an emotional part of his wife’s (who is not you!) pregnancy is kind of counterproductive to my perceptions of feminism as breaking down gender roles.

Thank you, Armeleia. That is pretty much exactly what I’ve been thinking but lacking the words for it. 

This video kept coming up on my dash and other places and more or less just annoyed me to indeed be lumped in this idea of “lady is making all the sacrifices and you are not making any” and implying that the involvement of a dad ends directly after sex. Only the expecting couple in question can make the call as to using the phrase or not. Same goes for making the call for gender roles, involvement, and all, those choices belong to that couple as to what they wish to follow.

I know my partner. I know the effort he goes through to help me with my chronic health issues. I know if we had kids through choice or chance, he’d be as involved as he possibly can and doing everything in his abilities to make it go well. If anyone told him he couldn’t be excited/worried/etc over something that is a major event in his life too, even if he’s not having direct physical expense, I’d have to punch them in the nose. 

bjdconfessions:

Please don’t worry about people accusing you of copying. If you want to have cannula props,barrettes,hooves,antlers-do it. Nobody owns those concepts. Trends come and go in this hobby,and people just have to accept it.

Image by BJDConfessions

I see this worry all the time. “Copying” to me is going step by step as another owner did. Getting the same doll. Getting the same wig. Getting as close to the same face-up as possible. Same names even. Granted, if it’s a character doll, it’s kind of hard to avoid. 

But you don’t have to give up your specific design/tricks if you don’t want to. Some people really like the magician-like wonder to how they got certain props or poses.  If you can come up with really innovative ways to do certain props, hats off to you. 

I'm in the southwestern Ohio area- around Dayton and I cannot find a decent doctor for anything. I'm firing my GP for telling me I 'shouldn't bother going to college because with EDS I cannot be a nurse'. My pain doctor told me I don't need pain medication and screamed at me for disagreeing. Does anyone know someone in my area that's good? I'm terrified of doctors lately, I've left offices crying often since I found out about my EDS. I'm ready to give up.
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ehlersdanloszebra:

That’s awful, I’m so sorry. :( Anyone able to help our anon here?

The EDNF has a help line and a physicians directory:

http://www.ednf.org/ednf-helpline

I’d suggest checking with them and seeing if you can find some doctors in your area. The Inspire forum is also a great place for getting specific doctor recommendations/oppositions as many of the pages are login only and people can talk in relative privacy:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/ehlers-danlos-national-foundation/

Good luck! I’ve got a GP who “has to rely on [my] knowledge for EDS” which while nice to be listened to means she won’t give me an educated opinion on anything at all.  @.@

sedgery:

peabs-mah-man:

sherman-mah-boi:

rufftoon:

Home (March 2015)

Dreamworks, with the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martins. Based off the book “The True Meaning of Smekday”

I DON’T CARE HOW RIDICULOUS AND STUPID IT COULD TURN OUT TO BE THIS MOVIE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND BY GOSH I WILL BE A ONE-MAN FANDOM IF I MUST

Naw, I’m interested too! Looks like it could be fun!

rrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHH SO CONFLICTED.

Looks adorable. THEY KEPT POC LEAD. This is good. *thumbs up*

But I am so married to the source material (his name is J.Lo). *frustrated dance*

I will give money to watch this in theaters. But with my hands clamped over my mouth.

dantaliondolls:

TLDR: Bolded parts. 

I noticed a post going around on my dash this morning regarding the recast debate. Now, that’s not something I want to get into since I’ve already made my stance clear both on/offline. (I’m anti-recast/pro-artist for anyone who cares).

The point of this post is to speak from personal experience about the points bought up regarding the size/scale of Korean BJD companies. 

I lived in Jecheon in South Korea for approximately one year, and then moved to Seoul for four years around two years ago. I was living in SK as most people do, teaching English in a private school. I wasn’t as into dollfies during my stay. However, I did have several encounters with different companies, so I feel pretty qualified to talk about them.

Their circumstances may have changed in the last couple of years since I’ve been back in my home country. However, this is what I experienced of them. 

Luts: I really wanted to order a dollfie whilst living in Jecheon (about 2.5 hours train ride from Seoul). My supervisor at work was kind enough to phone Luts office in Seoul directly. They agreed to make a Delf Miyu for me (I only recently sold her on, and she was gorgeous). 

A few weeks later when they set a date for me to visit them I traveled up to Seoul, and met their English-speaking representative at Dongdaemun train station. I really appreciated this as my current level of Korean was rather basic, and I didn’t want to cause them any problems.

The Luts office was in (as she told me), an old war time building in the middle of Dongdaemun’s stationary market. Said building was rather old, and a little shabby. It was pretty standard for the area since it’s a functioning old-school type market. As with most commercial buildings in Seoul, a lot of businesses were crammed into the same space. 

I was actually rather shocked at the size of the office. There was no store front, just one room about the size of a standard living room. Doll boxes were neatly piled up along the walls. Two artists sat at the tables which dominated the room, working on dolls. They also had a small section with containers for their clothing/wigs/option parts. 

There was no shop front - it was literally a single work room with 3 employees in it at the time. My doll was all ready for me (which I hadn’t been expecting given the time frame), and the staff were very polite and efficient. 

Dollmore: Dollmore’s office is off to the bottom right hand side of the subway map (around Olympic Park I believe, but I’ve forgotten the exact station). I had a lot of trouble finding it, and basically stumbled across it after my supervisor had called them to say I was making a visit.

The office is a tiny bathroom sized room with dolls on shelves on the two walls, and a chaise long/laptop on a table for ordering. The staff brought me orange juice, and got an English-speaking representative on the phone to talk me through ordering my items. I saw glimpses of their warehouse area in the room behind - it looked very organized, but small with products all stacked up in boxes on shelving units. The staff gave me lots of freebies :) The only down side to shopping at Dollmore was that even during their supposed opening hours, I’d try to visit and they’d be closed. There were two staff on duty during my time there.

Volks Korea: As expected Volks was the only company I visited with a proper store front. (I know other companies now have cafes etc, but I didn’t visit them due to getting far more into visiting conventions for anime etc). 

The Volks store is in Hongdae in Seoul. After moving there for a new job, I often visited. Hongdae is a very artistic university area with lots of independant fashion shops, craft markets, cafes, and cat cafes. In short, it’s a lovely area. 

The shop itself is by no means large - it’s a single room split into two areas. One on the left for figure kits, figmas, nendoroids, rements, Pinky St, and other small figures. If you want scale for reference I’d say it was the size of a modest one-room apartment. Even the offices for the staff were only partitioned by curtains behind the single counter. 

The right side of the shop is for FCS, doll clothing, wigs, and a small display area for current dollfies/special new dollfies. The staff are lovely, and speak a range of languages. The shop was usually quite busy, but never overly so. 

Also they could accomodate figure pre-orders in a way I hadn’t seen elsewhere except for shops like Nonno21 in Kukje Electronics Market. Their selection was decent, but not massive in terms of clothing/accessodies/wigs. I never had any issues with orders, and they went out of their way to help me.

It was definitely the most ‘slick’ and funded operation I’d seen in terms of doll companies, but it still didn’t feel corporate/large-scale.

+++++

Anyway, enough rambling ~ those were my experiences of visiting some of Korea’s dollfie companies. They never struck me as large operations, nor ones who could afford to lose money from recasting of their work. I really hope those who are employed by them are still doing well, despite the issues which have become prevalent in the last few years.  

flightrising:

Click here!Based on information gathered during our last registration window, we wanted to give all of our new players a short list to review so that registration can be smooth and painless.
Check your spam folder - it is not uncommon for Flight Rising confirmation emails to go to the spam folder.
Remember how to spell your username.
Be sure to spell your email correctly - we saw many @gmail.co, @yaho.com, @gmail.con, etc.
Don’t use a throwaway email account, the email registered to the account is the one you need to reset your password or contact us/be contacted by us

Make sure your information on the registered account is accurate - we can’t help you if you use fake names and fake dates of birth. If you lose access to your email and your account, we need that information to help you regain access to your account.


I’ve really been enjoying this game, if you like virtual pet/genes based games, come join me! I’m on under IceMutt, and happy to be trading with folks! 

flightrising:

Click here!

Based on information gathered during our last registration window, we wanted to give all of our new players a short list to review so that registration can be smooth and painless.

  • Check your spam folder - it is not uncommon for Flight Rising confirmation emails to go to the spam folder.
  • Remember how to spell your username.
  • Be sure to spell your email correctly - we saw many @gmail.co, @yaho.com, @gmail.con, etc.
    • Don’t use a throwaway email account, the email registered to the account is the one you need to reset your password or contact us/be contacted by us
  • Make sure your information on the registered account is accurate - we can’t help you if you use fake names and fake dates of birth. If you lose access to your email and your account, we need that information to help you regain access to your account.

I’ve really been enjoying this game, if you like virtual pet/genes based games, come join me! I’m on under IceMutt, and happy to be trading with folks! 

The one shot that came out remotely clear on my attempts for  photos today. White skin (Liber, on the right side of the photo) is really hard to photograph, and I’m going to have to fiddle with my camera settings some more. Even Clarity is a bit washed out, and she’s NS. Suggestions as to what to adjust for avoiding the wash out are welcome. It’s just a few clouds today, very bright with a thunderstorm in the distance. I was photographing in the shade.  Seems like there’s a saturation issue I can’t quite pin. 
Also the troublesome siblings could get all posed, and then I’d make an adjustment like taking care of a leaf in a wig, or tweaking a head angle, and down they both went. Gotta find a bright colored shirt for under Liber’s jacket to balance with his sister’s brights. Still searching for a stick I can sand down into his staff. 

The one shot that came out remotely clear on my attempts for  photos today. White skin (Liber, on the right side of the photo) is really hard to photograph, and I’m going to have to fiddle with my camera settings some more. Even Clarity is a bit washed out, and she’s NS. Suggestions as to what to adjust for avoiding the wash out are welcome. It’s just a few clouds today, very bright with a thunderstorm in the distance. I was photographing in the shade.  Seems like there’s a saturation issue I can’t quite pin. 

Also the troublesome siblings could get all posed, and then I’d make an adjustment like taking care of a leaf in a wig, or tweaking a head angle, and down they both went. Gotta find a bright colored shirt for under Liber’s jacket to balance with his sister’s brights. Still searching for a stick I can sand down into his staff. 

capriciouscannibal:

lets have more videogames where you’re the dragon

character customization on what you look like

get your own cave

make a horde

capture a princess and guard her and maybe be nice to her (maybe like have it a multi outcome so how you behave depicts how she fancies you)

kill and eat knights

burn villages and devour their livestock

that kinda bullshit

more dragon videogames

Sounds like Hoard to me. 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/63000/