Well, 2011 certainly came and went. And I think that it goes without saying that it could not have passed any sooner. This year was a very taxing year and full of strife and grief. Natural disasters left and right, oppression of both human and civil rights rampant. The greedy got richer while the poor just got poorer.
But amid all these negativity, the glimmer of hope and humanity always shone through.
I, myself, was touched by that very glimmer of hope all too recently just as December came around the corner. Frankly, I’m still trying to absorb it. And it’s fairly difficult to swallow, but I don’t mind. This candy’s bitter coatings are starting to melt away and the sweetness is starting to come out. I just hope that this is only get sweeter over time.
Or for at least, that this be an omen of good things to come for 2012.
Rin goes for a stroll at Rockwell… While I enjoyed some Christmas espresso.
Here’s an old set of photos. Ever wondered what Dollfies do in their spare time? For my little vinyl girls, aside from being avid gamers, They also do a build plastic models or gunpla every now and then. Here’s some photos during their first attempt at putting together their own gunpla.
I hope they can read the manual.
The girls get their first look at what they're up against.
And so they're off.. I guess I'll see how they do in an hour or so.
Sooo.. I wonder what other fellow doll parents let their girls do other than pose for the camera.
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When I first got into the doll hobby, I sometimes catch myself asking, “Is it normal for a guy to collect dolls? Have gone overboard with my hobbies? Am I that wird?” Then I see photos of dolls from other male online friends with shared interest and I think, “Well, they also seem with the hobby, but does that make them likewise weird as well?” Now that I have 6, yes 6, 2 foot tall 1/3 scale dolls, I can say that people can think what they want but this is part of my hobbies and keeps me from losing my sanity as I go through the crazy shit storms life throws us along the way.
And then there’s this guy.
“A suspected grave robber in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is said by police to have made 29 life-size dolls from mummified female corpses.” – Via BBC News
Anatoly Moskvin, 42, a local historian and cemetery explorer also collects, well, I guess you can call them dolls. But his dolls aren’t the kind you pay a kidney and a tit for at Yahoo! Japan Auctions. He fashions them out of, wait for it, corpses. Little dead girls corpses.
As a friend mentioned, CandyGirls suddenly don’t seem as creepy anymore. I agree. He also makes us male doll collectors look normal.
Well, he’s in police custody now and I can only imagine what the Russian cops plan to do to him. Did I mention that he’s in Russia? Yeah, he is. While Russia may have their fair share of nut jobs, like Youtube’s FPSRussia who by the way is cool, this guy probably makes even Jack the Ripper cringe.
So there you go. For the guys who are in the doll collecting hobby, when you find yourself questioning about the oddity of the hobby, just think about Ol’ Anatoly.
As the lot of you may all be aware of, Volks is hungry and wants your monies again. And they plan to do it with the help of Type-Moon, creator of the Fate series. Here’s how they plan to do it.
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So I know last week’s Dollism Plus special of THT was a tad rushed. I even missed out on a lot of good photos. Anywho, this should be more proper as I have pooled, in my opinion, were the best of the DD sporting Thigh highs during Dollism Plus 6.
Be advised that not all of these are my photos. Credit goes to Avan, Wolfheinrich, Natalie, TonyBSD, 诚, and Hololo.
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With the 6th Dollism Plus wrapped up, here are some quick snaps and a few quips from what has transpired after another successful Hong Kong doll gathering. Soon as I sort what little photos I managed to snap, Mikuru will be making a full report of the event as well as introduce someone to you my humble readers.
•Mikuru’s homecoming as it was around this same time, 2 Solar cycles ago that when I picked her up from JR Toys. It was a time long before I knew the magnificent HK doll group, Ms. N and Dollfie World.
•Maid Cafe’s are more queer and fun than what I had imagined and experienced back home. Continue reading
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