Friday, October 1st, 2010

[gallery] Waiting at the Gate


I took Nikolin out into the beautiful day today for a few pictures. There's no such thing as a bad one of him, but these are the best of this shoot. (And if you know me, you know I have something of a thing about this gate. If and when we move, I'm going to be stuck for a set. But not as stuck as I was today, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes while I took these. :p )

+3 )

Also, Kiriya's picture didn't win anything in the Ringdoll competition (and sadly neither did the picture I thought was best--and I don't mean mine), so here are the shots from that, as well.

+2 )

(Phew, I've got to get the stories all uploaded again. I had to hunt everywhere for those old pictures. :p)
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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Vote For Me!

Do you like dolls? Do you have a DoA Account? Can you take ten seconds to send an email? Would you like to see if it's possible for me to ditch my terrible, terrible contest jinx once and for all?

Then go, and vote for my photo in the Ringdoll Photo Contest!

The finalist photos are here:
Kiriya is the black-haired boy in the red kimono, contemplating his pearls. ^_^

Pick the one you like (*cough* the fourth photo, by tenshi_no_korin *cough*) and then:

- DoA members will have from August 30th - September 5th, (1 week), to submit their
- Each DoA member is allowed 1 (one) vote. Voters must include the DoA name on the
photo and their DoA name in their email vote.
If the voter's DoA name is not
provided then the vote will not be counted! Votes can be sent to
- The votes will be counted on the morning of September 6th. The winners will be
announced on the Mint on Card news page, and will be contacted via email.
- Prizes will be immediately shipped to the winners from Mint on Card.

The top prize is a beautiful doll, followed by second and third prizes of a lovely outfit and a fancy mechanical arm. I don't have a huge bunch of dollfriends, and I know this is probably going to be a popularity contest, but I'd love it if you'd take a minute to vote for me! (Or at least vote, because there are some lovely pictures there.)

Thank you! <3
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Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Floating World - Kiriya's Introduction (17pics)


Kiriya was [info]eider's Christmas present, but we've held off on sharing him for so long because he did not yet have his proper wig. Kiriya is a Ringdoll Dylan, and he was ordered from Denverdoll, as they had him in stock so he would be here on Christmas morning. He is an early Ringdoll (his ID card say's he's number 000007), which means he's the pink-tinted resin that I'm not sure they do anymore. Kiriya is a courtesan in the --literally-- floating world of Ukiyo, a red-light district on an artificial continent that hovers above the city below, free of the city's gravity and its jurisdiction.

He seems to do well with the luck of the random draw, as his perfect outfit came out of one of our Wicked Stitchery grab bags, and his wig (just arrived today!) was in our Leekeworld blind wig assortment. So here he is at last. I've been really impressed with Ringdoll's product, and we hope to be ordering again from them in the near future. After all, they just released the perfect mold for Kiriya's master last week.

He is 43 cm and his head diameter is about six inches, he's very slim. He is our first doll in translucent French resin, and it really is lovely glowy stuff. Anyway, on to the pictures! Which contain some artsy stripping and body shots and are not safe for work. ♥ Someday perhaps I will paint on some tattoos for him, as he should have them.

the chrysanthemum, with petals like sharpened steel, turns red as hearts bleed )
body shots and comparison pictures )
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Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Ilium in the snow

I picked a bad time to start the doll pic of the day, as the holidays derailed me. :p I have tons of things I ought to do pictures of, like the fantastic new kitchen Diderot got for Christmas, and the contents of our Wicked Stitchery bags.

For a start, Ilium wound up with a t-shirt, hoodie, and scarf & cap set (though the cap's a bit big on his pin-head), and today I sat on our front stoop in the fresh snow taking pictures of him until my fingertips went numb. Which happened very fast. I know he needs new eyes and his body isn't one of the fancy-pantsy new DoD ones, but damn I love this boy.

just three pics! )

Although, speaking of new DoTs, that Code 02 guy of theirs certainly fits the bill for Verlaine, an H&H character we came up with as a joke only to have DoD release the perfect shell for him like the next day. :p phew.

He'll have to get in line behind that little Illusion Spirit boy I want, though, the one that goes with the pretty thing that J got for Christmas. More about him (and pictures) will pop up once we manage to get him the proper wig. :D I'm really impressed with Ringdoll's product, I just wish they'd wrapped him better so his eyelashes didn't get crushed. And Denverdoll should have posted his wig size! Because the ones we got were way too big. Just as well Amandine looks great in lavender hair. :p
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