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I was tagged by lajvio
, so...1. If you could offer one bit of advice to your past self when you were getting into the hobby, what would it be?
Hmm... I don't know. The hobby was pretty unknown when I started and the doll selection was really small. I don't think I could've done anything any better. Everything I did 'wrong' helped me to do better in the long run, and I can't remember doing anything really horrible or something that I regret now. So I don't think I would offer my past self any advice. I did a lot of embarrassing things with my dolls but that's in the past now.2. How do you go about picking out dolls? Do you approach it from a collectors perspective? Buy for characters? Grab the pretty ones?
I do both, I guess. If I see a doll I really like and want, I'll make up a character for it. But I also have some characters ready that I'm looking doll shells for, and in those cases the doll has to fit the character. Luckily I don't have very many characters that need a really specific looking doll, they're mostly just blurry outlines, so it's easy to mold the character and the doll to fit into one.
3. What is the purchase you are the most happy you made?
Which do you regret the most?
Well, I love most of my dolls a lot. I'm most happy about my prop purchases, because they're usually hard to find again, like the park bench I have for my MSDs. I'm also happy about purchasin Tanith, because I got her from within EU for a pretty good price.
What do I regret? I don't know, maybe my second attempt at Chieko, because I knew the character wouldn't work for me, but I still wanted her because of her body. And then I ended up selling her a few years later, because she just didn't work. 4. If you could own any doll [not from a company but from someone you're a fan of]
whose doll would it be? Why?
Lol, I'd steal Mizya's Yun or Hisoka. xP Yun because then I'd get a model for all sorts of edgy photoshoots, and I have Cin already. And Hisoka 'cause well, I have Lilya. Sorry~ There are also some dolls people who used to be active in the hobby used to own, that I'd like to have, but I don't think current owners would know them. It's been a long time since they've last been seen.5. Do you have any other hobbies?
If so how have they been affected by your entering into the BJD hobby?
Well, my other hobbies kinda got sucked into the BJD hobby. I used to draw/paint and sometimes photograph with my dad's film SLR camera. And now I paint dolls and photograph them. xD6. Do you have any pets?
Do you trust them around your dolls?
I have a cat. He's not interested in my dolls, but he's a spazz so I have them in glass cabinets or in places where he won't drop them off from. If I have mohair/fur wigs, clothes with fur details or ribbons around, I have to hide those. But he's not interested in the dolls itself even if I have them out between photoshoots or something.7. Do you do anything creative involving your dolls?
[Sewing, photography, faceups, etc.]
Everything? Photography, photostories, rp, face-ups, mods, sewing...8. When did you first discover BJDs?
How long was it between the time you found them and the time you got your first doll?
Late 2004 or early 2005, I'm not sure. But I ordered my first doll around March 2005 and got him in June.9. Do you take part int he BJD community on a local or global scale?
Do you prefer to keep it between close friends, enjoy it by yourself or chat with the whole community?
I'm not very active. I read and reply to a few DoA discussion threads, but I answer more questions etc. where I can help in the Finnish forum. I have a lot higher message count there. I tend to just post photos to DA and my doll site/blog, and sometimes to Doa and the Finnish forum. I'm really not a very social person. So, other than that I don't take much part in the hobby and I don't really follow what other people do either. I mostly talk to a few friends in Irc about everything relating to the hobby.10. What's your long term plans for the hobby?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I don't really plan ahead like that. I hope to have some more dolls I've been planning, have expanded my doll's wardrobes etc. A lot can happen in 5 years, but I do hope I'm as happy with my collection then as I am now. :3
Aand not tagging anyone, because I don't know who to tag.
Please, DO NOT
re-post my photos to other sites like tumblr, instagram, weheartit etc.