the stupidest thing in the entire harry potter series was when they go down to the slytherin dormitory and it’s all dark and slimy and freezing and shit. as if lucius malfoy would let his son live in squalor like that. the house with…
Yeah this. Snakes are seen as benevelont, or at least respected in Cambodian folklore. Hell there’s that whole legend about khmers being half snake, and the whole snake people being super hot fey folk that would seduce a lonely traveler, and cobras protected Buddha from the rain as he seemed enlightment,yet snakes get a bad rep for being evil in western folklore! Sane with dragons. Dragons are fucking awesome helpful creatures in eastern folklore. GEE I wonder why they are depicted as evil!?
I haven’t written in years. I used to love writing and thought I was really good at it. According to teachers and friends anyways, after recovering slowly form various illnesses and being inspired by all you awesome doll people, I decided to take a crack at it again, and figure out my doll’s back story. It may not be very good but hey it’s something!
Mei is a precocious girl that is frequently confused to be absent minded. However, she is extremely pragmatic and intelligent. It is adults she finds really stupid. She prides herself in noticing the little things, that adults view as insignificant and trivial.
Her grandmother, may she rest in peace, taught her how to listen to the wind, and speak the bees. Bees are extremely intelligent creatures mind you. Most people see them as a hassle but they are aware of when they are spoken to, and want nothing more but to do their work in peace. Wasps on the other hand, are nasty little creatures that won’t ever give you the time of day.
Her mother was absolutely convinced that her bloodline was born with the sight, the sight that could view the borders between other worlds. However, due to disagreements with her in laws she was manipulated into being locked up, bedridden until she eventually went insane. However, there was no body to be found. Rumor has it she escaped into another world, a world where she had freedom and influence.
Mei’s father was a very cold and distant man. She called him The Professor. He was a physician by trade, and was convinced that his wife’s flights of fancy were due to the stress of coming from a nomadic family, a family that he viewed as savage and uncivilized. He was taken by his wife’s way with words and thought she showed promise of being a great lady in high society.
Mei thinks her mother went insane from idle hands, since she was a woman who could never sit still. Her hands were always busy at the loom, or garden, or guitar, and Mei felt the same way. However she didn’t know her mother for long and when her mother passed she was whisked away to her own separate wing of the house, and was forced into dated uptight clothing, and went through rigorous schooling.
Like her mother her hands were busy yes, but her inner child, no her inner soul was not nourished. Fearful of what happened to her mother she diligently woke up early every morning to dress herself, feed herself, and study herself. The presence of her father’s tutors angered her, because she did not agree with their way of learning. She was stubborn asked too many questions, and threw tantrums in order to keep others away.
In order to make her father feel secure she trimmed her long wild locks into something “Normal” boring and safe. She carefully placed each article of clothing on and did her daily routine on her own each day. “I will not disappear like mother” she would say “I am strong”
But she was more like her mother then she realized. For one thing, she had the sight, yes the sight was real and creatures flocked to her. tugging at her clothing, asking her questions, begging for her to play. Sometimes they would even try to sabotage her studies, and risk her losing face in front of her cold father.
"I’m not like her" she would say to them "You are in my way"
But things changed when she met Penny.
Penny was an elf, but unlike other elves she had this notion that being ‘nice’ was a thing one ought to do. She was a party pooper and would always sabatoge the pranks elves liked to pull on humans and other animals. See, Penny was cursed with empathy.
Mei noticed Penny straight away, remember she took pride in noticing the little things, and realized she wasn’t like the other creatures that would try to move her limbs without her consent or parrot mean spirited comments in her ear. Dare I say it, Penny reminded Mei of herself.
And that is when Penny became Mei’s first friend. They shared secrets, wrote stories, and made fun of her father’s strange gait and mannerisms. They made “corrections” to the history textbooks she was given to her father’s chagrin, and Mei began to smile and laugh a lot more. She was allowed to be a kid again.
When other humans were around Penny would pretend to be a doll, which is quite difficult since like Mei she could not sit still, and she always made faces behind the other human’s backs.
Things were better, well as good as things can be with a father that basically ignored her, and a staff that decided it would be best if they kept out of her way. But things changed when a saccharine smell came wafting out of her father’s study, and one by one, people started to vanish.
That’s all I have for now. It’s probably super cliche but I’m glad I was able to write something again!
I really dislike it when people just say it’s ‘ugly’ (one of the recent confessions is the best example). Just to hate on it and put down the people who own it. Okay, they’re not my taste either, but generally because I’m into more realistic looking sculpts nowadays. There…
Honestly resin soul dolls look so much better in person then they do in their promo photos. If you want that cute anime semi-realistic look, it’s PERFECT. But I digress. There are no ugly dolls, just dolls that suit different aesthetics and taste!
RS dolls can look *amazing*, but it does require effort. For one, getting the eyes to sit properly can be a real challenge.
Oh I’m sure, I was lucky enough to see some Resin Soul’s at my local meet and they do have large funny shaped eye wells. They are gorgeous though.
She has a bubble butt and all clothes made for yosds don’t fit her bottom half! Seriously all skirts that snap, pants, anything that doesn’t stretch is too small because she has a bubble butt! That’s the only bummer with 5stardoll yo’s I know they came out with a smaller yosd body that’s more similar to littlefee measurements, but I’d rather get a new doll then a new body for my current girl. (I know I’m mad selfish)
Needless to say my doll ends up looking super formal when she’s supposed to be a kid who likes to romp around in the woods and go exploring. I’m really inspired by Ofelia from Pan’s Labyrinth.
This is how my doll looks now, as you can see, she looks too polished and done up with her default pin straight wig. :/ I tried to find vintage simple pieces for her so she doesn’t look too modern and she has a curly wig that needs some maintenance.
I realized that she looks better in cooler colors which is a shame since as I saved up for her I stocked up on pink florals and cream and lace, since I was originally going to go for a vintage sweet lolita kind of look.
I want to experiment more with jewel tones and earthy tones, since I’m more comfortable with that rich dark palette. I also want to make her some bloomers or shorts, and some jumper dresses (pleated skirts with suspenders) so she actually looks like a kid and not a done up pretty ornament on the shelf.