Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Eagle (Hello Zhen Zhen)

So, I finally got this gal, and at a great sales price.... after some address confusion.  But it all worked out in the end!  Zhen Zhen is a bigger doll, so she's in my lycanthropy storyline, as a were-eagle.  It's not that unrealistic to think that a human could turn into an eagle, since some of them have wingspans of 2 meters, like the Golden Eagles of the Himalayas, which is the kind of eagle that Zhen Zhen can transform into.

God, her dress is glorious, and drapes so beautifully!  One thing I love about the bigger girls is how cooperative their hair is compared to the smaller girls.  I'm sure I would have had to use some Bedhead or other product in the fringe were Hot Blooded Elsa a smaller doll, but her hair is fine just the way it is.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Drummer (Nadine Redressed)

This is the last photoshoot that I have with Nadine and her busted body.  After this one was shot, she got a lovely new body where the legs are both attached!  I suppose I could use the old body if I wanted to make someone have a robotic leg, but I'm feeling WAY too lazy to create that right now.
Also, Nadine plays drums in Frauline, the band she started with her sister, Thomasina.

Barbie Best Models Milan
Earrings - City Prowl Eugenia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gotham 01x11 - Lovecraft


So, the shit hits the fan as far as Selina being safely hidden goes.  She's helping Bruce out with his 'homework', but then a bunch of assassins come into the house trying to kill her.  Looks like Harvey Dent totally fucking dropped the ball by keeping her secret.  So, she and Bruce escape Wayne Manor while Alfred's kicking ass.  He gets shot, but that doesn't stop him from trying to protect Bruce.  But, now Bruce and Selina are in Gotham on the run.  They go to a 'mall' for street kids after Selina tries to ditch him (and he totally does his first roof jump), and meet up with Ivy.  Remember this misnamed gal?  She was Mario Pepper's daughter, and now she's on the streets because her mother slit her wrists.  I REALLY hope that this is some sort of red herring, because this misnaming and fucked up backstory is the WORST of the character shoehorning.  She's actually the only one that REALLY bugs me in that sense.  The other characters have actually been decent after the glut of introduction, but this is the worst.  And her behavior, all twitchy and fast-talking, isn't really Poison Ivy.  It would be more Harley Quinn.  I just don't like this inclusion of a character.

Gordon is pissed at Dent for leaking the info (duh), and they go and find Lovecraft, since they're certain he's the one that put out the hit.  Gordon goes to a penthouse in the name of one of his mistresses, and he's there and terrified, saying that the same people who are after the witness are after him because he's a small cog in the giant machine that is Gotham corruption.  And then the assassins show up.  The female knocks Gordon out, and when he comes to, Lovecraft is dead in the bathtub with a gunshot wound in his forehead.  From Gordon's gun.  Whoopsie-daisy.

On the HMS Falcone Mutiny, they have a dinner that's so out of Kill Bill that I was expecting Falcone to yell at the table for bringing up his Chinese-American heritage.  One dude, who'd been in charge of guarding the armory, is dead in his soup, and the others just have to eat around him.  Fish doesn't seem particularly worried, but she doesn't know that things with Falcone and Oswald are kind of on the outs, and that Penguin is just waiting for things to implode.  Oswald's brought into Falcone with a bag over his head (that's kind of a look for him, like his second costume), and Falcone's pissed because he thinks Maroni did the hit at the armory, and wants to know why he wasn't warned.  Oswald doesn't tip his hand about Liza, though.  He's just waiting for the chips to fall.

Alfred and Bullock find out that Selina knows this fence called Clyde, and that all fences are under Fish's control, so they go to visit her.  Alfred not only gets the one-up on Butch, but he totally flirts his way into Fish's good graces, and she makes some phone calls to find out about Clyde the Fence.  Bullock's impressed.  Flirting isn't really his strong suit.  So, they find out where Clyde is, and go to rescue Selina and Bruce.

Turns out that Clyde's the one that outed Selina, though.  He has her and Bruce (who looks cute in his 'street gear'), and locks them up for the assassins to kill him.  That's damn cold - leaving kids locked in a room for assassins to come and blow them away.  But, these aren't your average children, and Bruce and Selina use their smarts to hide and separate the assassins.  The cops also show up, along with a guns a blazin' Alfred.  Harvey is pissed that nobody ever waits for backup, LOL.

Selina manages to escape, and Alfred and Bruce are reunited.  My heart grew three sizes the moment that Bruce and Alfred hugged.  Awwwwww.

So, remember that Dick Lovecraft got shot in the head with Gordon's gun?  Yeah, that's going to come bite him in the ass, since the mayor hates him.  So, he wants Gordon out of the police force, but Gordon won't just quit, so he has to take the demotion of becoming a security guard at Arkham Asylum.  God, that building is so cool.  It might actually be a better workplace than the GCPD, because at least everyone in Arkham knows that everything is fucked.

WClub Exclusive Doll - Techrat (from Jem)!

So, we get the third dude from the Jem world introduced, and the BEST dude.  Techrat.  I don't really have much love for the male characters on Jem, except for Techrat, and Eric to a lesser extent.  Eric Raymond is a dick, but he's supposed to be a dick and kind of a dumbass, and he's the perfect character for that.  Rio and Riot are both dicks, but are supposed to be the hero characters.  Fuck them.  I hate both of them.

But I love Techrat.  A man who is more connected to his computers and gadgets than he is with humans.  Ahead of his time.  Just like me.  I don't particularly like to be touched, either.  At least, not by people that I'm not comfortable with.

I just gotta brag.  I totally nailed the guess on this one, even matching the sculpt.  Of course, I didn't expect to have two heads for Techrat, but I understand why IT did it.  They're a business, and businesses need to appeal to the biggest number of customers.  The thirst for Homme dolls is at a fever pitch right now, so I completely understand them adding an extra head for those who might not be into the totally New Wave hairstyle that Techrat normally has.

I'm actually considering getting this guy.  I did have Rare Treat Hansel at one point, and kind of regret selling him because I loved his Sprockets Nu.Wave look.  Techrat may fill that void.  I also LOVE his computer with the Gimme A Gimmick Pizzazz image on it.  I kind of want him just for that.  Gimme A Gimmick is also a great Misfits song.  I don't know if it's in my Top 5 or not.

1. I Like Your Style
2. I Am A Giant
3. Takin' It All
4. Gimme Gimme Gimme
5. Abracadabra (maybe...?)

Hard choices.

The Virgin (McKenzie Redressed)

Or Virgo, as she's known in the Zodiac Cell.  I've mentioned them before as a group fighting against supers.  But before they were just human.  Now they're all superpowered in some capacity.  Even if they don't have powers themselves, they have the smarts to plan ahead to fight someone with powers (like Batman, but evil).  McKenzie represents the constellation Virgo, also called The Virgin.  She actually is a virgin, as she used to be a nun.  She was ex-communicated from the church because, you know... a pile of bodies is something even the Catholic church can't wipe under the rug.  Now as a religious zealot with power over what she calls 'heavenly light' (but is really a lesser form of nuclear fusion power), she punishes those that she deems are sinners.

Top - Randall Craig "Chica Chica"
Skirt, Purse, Boots - Fashion Explorer Vanessa
Necklace - My Melody Barbie
Earrings - PSDeeSigns
Bracelets - Barbie Basics 2.0

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Life Witch (Anja Redressed)

Anja is looking very summery and full of blooming and life right here, which suits her character.  She is part of the Bone Wyrm storyline, and she's the incarnation of the Witch of Life who is destined to finally kill the Bone Wyrm once and for all.  She has her friends around her to protect her until she can reach her destiny, but only she can attempt to defeat the evil dragon once and for all.

Dress - Fame By Frame Imogen
Earrings - Olgaomi
Green Bracelets - High Toned Rayna
Red Bracelet - Purity Dasha

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Black Wolf (Welcome Back, Kestrel)

Once upon a time, this girl was named Ophelia and lived in my house.  Now she's back, and her name is Kestrel.  Ophelia didn't really have a backstory for the brief period that she was here, but Kestrel definitely has a backstory.  She is sisters with Sunny and Sara, and she is the Black Wolf, a werewolf with fur as black as midnight.  She's the eldest sister, and therefore looks after her younger ones, especially in the face with their war with the were-bears.  There may be more of the wolves, who also have their grandmother to protect them, but the power of the bears can't be denied.