Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rant Time!

I've been pretty calm lately and just posting pictures of my dolls, but I'm starting to get pissed off about Integrity.  It's really just been a minor annoyance, like a mosquito bite, but it's getting into full-fledged mallet to the fucking face mode:
Yes, I'm actually Vinnie Jones, and The Midnight Meat Train was a documentary of my life.

Integrity is a small company, so this continued silence regarding not only rumored delays on A Touch Of Frost Eugenia (the last club doll from 2013), the three upgrade dolls, and the Dynamite Girls and FR16 lines is strange.  Normally they at least give us a small update about factory delays in the form of either a quick email, or a notice on the forums.  So far, fucking zilch.  Also, convention has not been announced, and neither has the date for the webinar that was *supposed* to happen in April.  Instead in April we got stupid Saturday Night Fever (sorry for all of those digging this set, but it's SO FUCKING NOT what I wanted to see, and I know I'm not alone on that).

At this point, I think if their next email is about an ITBE lotto or a Jem or Victoire release, people are going to lose their shit.  I really hope that Integrity can notice the growing impatience and annoyance that I can see on the boards, and just from general fans.  I think at this point, even Jem fans are like "Shit, not another Jem release...."  Three Jem dolls every three months is expensive, even for someone who's rolling around in money.  I know they're only dolls, and this is kind of an impatience that we've made for ourselves:


But really, at least say SOMETHING.  Even "boo" would be nice at this point.  I know that I have all my current dolls, and the older ones on layaway that I can enjoy, but at some point, it just gets to me saying "what the hell is going on with IT right now?", and I just picture them in board meetings having wheelie chair races and seeing who can spin the fastest.  And then I picture the people in the factory in China using the sewing machines to create a giant parachute like you used to have in gym class as a kid, or using conveyor belts as slip and slides.

End rant.  For now....


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fun With Yorkies! (Billie Redressed)

Tricks Of The Trade Eugenia doesn't get nearly enough love.  Yes, her initial presentation left something to be desired, but she's a lovely doll.  The pale eyebrows were something I thought I'd have to get over, but I dig how different it looks.  I love different with my ladies.

I don't know if anyone else feels this when they take pictures of their dolls, but I always feel kind of proud of them when I post photosets, like a parent I suppose.  Dolls really are the perfect children.  You get the fun of naming them and dressing them, but there's none of the annoying work of having to actually HAVE a child.  I hope that everyone else likes my pictures, but I'd probably still post them even if nobody else did.  I may not be the best photographer in the dolly world, but if you don't do it for yourself, then really... why are you doing it?

Outfit:

Dress - Olgaomi on eBay
Stockings, Sunglasses - Top Model Barbie
Earrings - Me
Black Bangle - Fashion Royalty
Silver Bracelet - Hard Rock Cafe #4 Barbie
Belt - Long Cool Woman Kesenia
Dog - Birthstone Beauties Miss May
Shopping Bag - Frau.E Designs






Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Diana, Princess Of The Amazons (well... not really)

But Bare Essentials Dania totally has a Wonder Woman look to her.  I got her in a trade, and I couldn't be happier.  She's so glam!  Normally I don't really keep my gals in lingerie for long, but she just really wanted to wear her undies outside.  Who am I to judge?

Outfit:
Bra and Panties - Her own
Jacket - Strict Elegance Luchia
Necklace - unknown






Monday, April 21, 2014

Something's Burning (Ursula Redressed)

"Something's Burning" - 12 Rounds

Listen to this song.  LISTEN TO IT.  I've been in love with this song for a solid decade at least.  I love the swampy bass line and the unique sound of Claudia Sarne's voice.  12 Rounds is a band that Atticus Ross was a part of.  You may know him, if you're into movie scores, as Trent Reznor's partner in soundtracks like The Social Network and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (English Version).

As far as Ursula goes, something IS burning in her.  Wrath.  Hatred for her abusive father is eating her alive from the inside, turning her into something else.  She may look cool and casual in these photoshoots, but she's always on the edge of a knife, ready to snap.

Outfit:
Shirt - Clear Lan
Scarf - Liv
Skirt - Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie
Earrings - Dangerous To Know Kyori
Bracelet - Main Event Adele






Sunday, April 20, 2014

She-Wolf (Olga Redressed)

"She-Wolf" - Shakira

God this video is so UNF.  UNF UNF UNF.  That bodysuit with half her ass hanging out.  The CAGE.  OMG THE CAGE.  Needless to say, this video by Shakira is verrryyy much masturbatory material for me.

She Wolf also describes Olga, the other half of the assassin Gemini.  Along with her fraternal twin, Maggie, Olga tries to eliminate the world of Supers.  Olga is a long-range specialist, and is both trained with sniper rifles and in archery.  Her fave thing in the whole world is her Dragunov Sniper Rifle.  She prefers the old school version as opposed to the new SVD model.  Here she looks so unassuming and colorful.  But looks are always deceiving.

Outfit:

Top - Top Model Resorts Summer
Leggings - Clear Lan
Earrings - Festive Decadence Agnes
Bracelet - Pencil Me In Eugenia






Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cosmic Vision (Violet Redressed)

"Cosmic Vision" - Pro Tech

Violet has a very weird kind of backstory.  Not in the story itself, but how it formed.  I've had a pair of characters for a LONG time, since high school really.  They've grown and shaped over the years, but have always been with me.  They are two men who meet at a survivors of violence group meeting, and wind up falling in love - Tobias and Lucas.  Tobias witnessed the murder of his parents by a serial killer who had once been his psychiatrist father's patient, and got shot in the head himself, but survived.  Lucas comes from two parents who were meth cooks and dealers.  Not like Breaking Bad - like, normal gross meth cooking where you're just making it from shit under your sink.  He grew up without water, heat, or love.  He was constantly abused and forced to help cook meth, and didn't learn how to read until he was 12.  He also saw his mother kill his father in a drug-induced rage and had to help bury the body.

Violet comes into this story because she is Tobias's niece.  Within the confines of their story, she's a 4 year old girl who is the daughter of Tobias's 'brother', Tommy.  Tommy is actually his cousin, but when Tobias's parents were murdered, he was adopted by his mother's twin sister, and lived with them.  Tommy and Tobias look very much alike because their mothers were twins, so everyone just assumes that they're brothers by blood.  Even at 4 years old, Violet loves outer space, and makes spaceships out of boxes.  All her Barbies are astronauts, and she loves building the ships from Star Wars lego sets.

So, this Violet is the grown version of that child that was a minor character at best, and now is a character in her own right.  She is the creator of the first anti-matter engine - a far more efficient method of travel than our fuel propelled rockets.  Matter and anti-matter collisions create a massive amount of power, enough to take us farther in space than we could have ever expected.  She is also the visionary behind my space travel story, where Maris has improved upon the engine so it can travel even further away from earth, getting very close to light speed.  In that story, Violet is a symbol, a heroine of the human race, and has been dead for a couple of decades.  So she's kind of stuck between two worlds of my own creation

Outfit:
Dress - Fame By Frame Imogen
Fascinator - Exaggeration Monogram
Earrings - unknown
Bracelets - Fashion Royalty
Necklace - Barbie Best Models Monte Carlo






Uh Uh Uh Uh Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive: Saturday Night Fever Giftset!

Now I'll have that fucking song stuck in my head for like a week.  The next offering from IT is a Saturday Night Fever giftset.  We knew that there was going to be a Paramount license or two this year, and honestly, I think pretty much everyone was hoping that it wouldn't be another Audrey Hepburn movie.  Not hating on Audrey, but her movies have been beaten like a dead horse in the doll world.  I was really hoping for something Star Trek (Borg Queen doll OMG YESSSSSS), but we got something unexpected, which is nice.  A giftset!










I think most people will be buying the set for the male doll and the suit.  I'm glad and disappointed at the same time.  Glad because I have zero interest in this set (aside from maybe the necklaces on Travolta doll), and that's good for my wallet because the FR16s will be released soon, and A Touch Of Frost Eugenia and Fashion Explorer Vanessa are also probably right around the corner.  I'm disappointed because yet again, it's not one of the marquee lines.  I wanted to see Fashion Royalty and Nu.Face, and we still don't have an announcement on when they might be shown.  It's been over a year since we've seen anything Nu.Face and I know I'm not the only impatient one in this matter, even though I do prefer Fashion Royalty.

You can order this set from any licensed Integrity dealer.