sicktress:

aggrodolls:

aggrodolls:

More pictures of the beautiful Hyperon on sale, yes! ^^
$800 for Hyperon, with pants, wigs, COA, Box and eyes and all that. Available on DOA here. Or just PM me directly.

Ever get so irritated with selling a doll (which is getting zero interest) that you will do a massive, insane price drop?
Yes, yes I am. I have no patience. $600 for this guy, PM me here or on DOA.

Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Someone buy him!
sicktress:

aggrodolls:

aggrodolls:

More pictures of the beautiful Hyperon on sale, yes! ^^
$800 for Hyperon, with pants, wigs, COA, Box and eyes and all that. Available on DOA here. Or just PM me directly.

Ever get so irritated with selling a doll (which is getting zero interest) that you will do a massive, insane price drop?
Yes, yes I am. I have no patience. $600 for this guy, PM me here or on DOA.

Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Someone buy him!
sicktress:

aggrodolls:

aggrodolls:

More pictures of the beautiful Hyperon on sale, yes! ^^
$800 for Hyperon, with pants, wigs, COA, Box and eyes and all that. Available on DOA here. Or just PM me directly.

Ever get so irritated with selling a doll (which is getting zero interest) that you will do a massive, insane price drop?
Yes, yes I am. I have no patience. $600 for this guy, PM me here or on DOA.

Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Someone buy him!
sicktress:

aggrodolls:

aggrodolls:

More pictures of the beautiful Hyperon on sale, yes! ^^
$800 for Hyperon, with pants, wigs, COA, Box and eyes and all that. Available on DOA here. Or just PM me directly.

Ever get so irritated with selling a doll (which is getting zero interest) that you will do a massive, insane price drop?
Yes, yes I am. I have no patience. $600 for this guy, PM me here or on DOA.

Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Someone buy him!

sicktress:

aggrodolls:

aggrodolls:

More pictures of the beautiful Hyperon on sale, yes! ^^

$800 for Hyperon, with pants, wigs, COA, Box and eyes and all that. Available on DOA here. Or just PM me directly.

Ever get so irritated with selling a doll (which is getting zero interest) that you will do a massive, insane price drop?

Yes, yes I am. I have no patience. $600 for this guy, PM me here or on DOA.

Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Someone buy him!

truebjdconfessions:

I’m an eye elitist. I hate seeing cheap acrylics. Very few live up to my standards and the beauty of a doll’s look drops dramatically whenever I see someone using crappy acrylics. Glass and urethanes all the way baby!

~Anonymous

What I swear to as well, but if others want acrylics I don’t really care, at least I don’t have to look at them.

snowgraybeautywhite:

kawaiimon:

Here’s a list of some of the patternmakers on Etsy, for those that would like to sew/crochet/knit their dolls some clothes, but aren’t so good at patternmaking:

My Own Little World

Plaid Dragon Designs

Deena’s Country Hearth

Cecmar

Soudane

Buttons & Butterflies

Reblogging this old post because I found some more patternmakers to add to the list.

Cecylia Creations

ICKLTees

DoliAzura

DG Requiem

Marirose Designs

Gracefaerie

Yumi Studio

Kasatka Doll Fashions

Madd Alice Designs

Reblogging to add a shoutout to my own favorite patternmaker, Adams Harris!

"I honestly do not understand all the artist hate in the recast com. You like them enough to copy their dolls but not enough to support them? You’d honestly rather support criminals just so you can have some fancy plastic? It makes no sense…"
— #2079 (via recastconfessions)

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

risqueresingirls:

If anyone want to run this blog give me a heads up and I will make you admin instead of deleting it altogether. If there’s no interest this blog will be deleted by the end of next week.

bjdconfessions:

#BJDDay Bi-monthly, the second Saturday!

Post a photoshoot, photos from a meetup, a photostory, what’s on your workstation, a faceup or modification in progress, something you’re sewing or making, even just doll selfies. Don’t forget to tag so everyone can see!

"

Super annoyed with myself, just purchased something from an etsy shop run by a super pro fakebaby. I had no idea until I went to leave feedback on the app (the app shows the user name they registered with and not the current one they have). No where on the desktop website is there even a smidgen of a hint of similarity in user names. I hate the idea of supporting someone with such a lack of decency. I feel tricked. I mean the items are alright and what I expected and I’m not such a dick that I’ll leave bad feedback over it: I just won’t leave any. I also won’t tell anyone where I bought the items - I usually pimp great sellers and other creators. But not in this case, nope.

Also fyi to anyone else who doesn’t know (cause I had no idea, expecially since I have this person tumblesavioured/ignored) sproutybjd on etsy = meltyvolks

"
— #1950 (via recastconfessions)
"I will not tag my doll as a recast, you can get over that part right now. I will not post her in legit only places, but if I want to tag her as a her actual sculpt I will. Don’t go around saying I’m not allowed to tag her as the sculpt she is. It is fine that you don’t want me to bring her to meets, but my private tumblr/flikr aren’t yours to police."

#1942 (via recastconfessions)

Translation:

"Don’t tell me not to say that my ‘antique Japanese stone Buddha’ is an antique, just because I got it from Wal-Mart and it’s brand new! It looks like it could be a genuine antique stone Buddha from Japan that’s hundreds of years old, so it doesn’t matter that it’s actually painted concrete made in a builders’ yard on Teesside last year! If I want to say that it’s an Asian antique, and post it with tags implying that it’s a genuine artefact from a Buddhist temple, I don’t expect to be told to sod off!"

(via easilyannoyedcamwhore)

easilyannoyedcamwhore:

-A brief essay by EAC

1) Advertising

When someone sells a doll, it is usually because they no longer play with it or enjoy it. So it will have not been photographed or posted online for some time. Selling it brings the doll back to the attention of the community, and when the new owner buys it, they will usually start to photograph it and share it online. This is advertising for the company. Since most doll companies do not advertise in the West, this is as close to an advert as most of them have. This advertising encourages people to buy the dolls from the company.

2) Providing a barometer for the market

If an artist looks online and sees that their original dolls (not recasts!) are desireable, they may be encouraged to make another production run. They can be confident in doing this, because they know that people will buy them, since people are buying secondhand dolls.

3) Giving people security in buying from companies

If a customer knows that there will be a market for their doll if they decide to sell it on, then they can risk buying a new doll, even if they aren’t certain that they will like it. This means that the company will sell more dolls in the first place.

4) Allowing people to check the quality of a company’s dolls before committing to a new, limited release

Many people will be more inclined to buy a new release if they have already had the opportunity to handle an older doll by the same company, as this will give them a “feel” for the company’s resin and sculpting quality. A lot of people will buy a cheap, secondhand doll for this purpose.

5) Buying a secondhand body as a “base” for a new head/wings/fantasy parts

This allows customers to spend more money on buying new parts directly from the artist, and thus to support the artist’s newer work and to encourage the artist to produce more new sculpts.

Fairly simply - The secondhand market is never going to kill the first-hand market, because there are only limited numbers of secondhand dolls available. People will always want to buy both new dolls, and new sculpts of doll. This is why recasting is a problem - Effectively, recasting means that there are limitless numbers of secondhand dolls available, and thus destabilises this economy.

In the current cultural climate, buying secondhand is “supporting the artist” because it is implicitly saying “I will not buy a recast”, and sadly that’s where the lines have been drawn. It’s a low bar, but it’s the one that’s been set.