Friday, May 19, 2017

hiatus 2?

I guess it's no surprise that I'm going on hiatus... Again... 5ara...

I came back into the hobby last year with a lot of excitement & hope that things might have gotten better. But I guess drama will follow me wherever I go & wherever I try to hide...

I honestly don't want to go into any details at all, but I'll just say that several people have had a hand in contributing to this decision. And when I say that, I don't mean it positively.
I've tried & failed & tried again, so this time I'm going to fail & stay that way until my mind has cleared up.

I suppose this time the series of events have had a greater impact on me. I don't feel so great, in fact, I feel terrible. I just don't know how everything got to be this way. I'm also dealing with some very serious issues outside the hobby, so it kind of hurts that nobody really took my feelings into account even if they said they did...

Anyways, I'm disappearing for some time. This semester is drawing to a close & Summer is near, & I feel like I can finally breathe again.

I haven't cancelled any of the plans I have for Hunter, so when he arrives in August, I might think about making my comeback. But this time, it's going to be different.

Concerning changes, Hunter's fashion style has evolved to something more classy, being formal minimalistic. More simple clothes, less flashy patterns or colors. All ideas for hanfu are gone as well, but I do have one special robe with cranes embroidered on the back in mind. The whole "fusion" aspect has been scrapped & I've also started mulling his character over. If you want to read about my ocs, check out my side Tumblr.

Other than that, plans for Hunter's faceup have also changed. I am no longer sending him to the  artist I initially had in mind. Right now, I have three other artists to choose from: Night Nuit, Marison Makeup, & Her by 褐变

My Instagram has been deactivated until further notice, so... If you need me, urgently or otherwise, you can contact me on Tumblr.
So, see you soon?

- C A I N

Monday, May 1, 2017

check mate

I took a few shots of Jinhee a few days ago, so I wanted to share them here on my blog.
I really like how the colors came out, especially in contrast with the background.
I've been too lazy to take proper photos with my DSLR, so seeing the results makes me want to work even harder and take more beautiful pictures of my cute girls :9
I hope you like this simple little photoset!

- C A I N

Monday, April 17, 2017

my last doll

No, I am not joking. April fool's is way past its expiry date.
I made a post about it on instagram, but I didn't elaborate much, so here is the full explanation.
I've thought long & hard, & I think this might be for the best. I'm going to be ordering my last doll this year.
By the time this goes up, I will have already placed my order :)
The reason for that is I currently live in a tax free country. However, starting next year, they are going to be implementing a 5% VAT on residents. Which means items are going to get more expensive...
So I've decided to go all out with my final doll & bring out the big guns (the big money lol).
For my last doll, I want to shell Hunter into a Switch Waseon.
I got him in the normal skin through the Faithz Dollvie pre-order. I'm glad he wasn't white skin, because that would have been a pain...
It's been such a challenge to get hold of Waseon... No one seems to want to let go of theirs XD
When FaithZ announced they were doing this pre-order business, I didn't need to think twice.

goodness he's perfect

At first, I originally wanted to shell Perianth into a Switch Hwahui. But I figured since this is my last doll, I might as well go all out & order my grail. I knew if I didn't get Waseon I would probably regret my decision, for all eternity basically.
I've had a previous experience like that with my Little Monica Enrill. I wanted a different doll from a completely different company, but I didn't manage to get her. I chose him instead, convincing myself that he was perfect. But that didn't work out >_<
So I think I've learned my lesson now.
I have a tag for him on my Tumblr & I've already starting collecting pictures as inspiration for his faceup. I'm going to be trying my hand at doing a mockup, just to get a feel of what I'd like his faceup to look like.
This is all very exciting :9
I'm basically taking inspiration for Hunter from a lot of Korean men, mainly Daniel Henney, Song Jae Rim, Sung Hoon, & Kim Won Jung (a lotta models hehe)
You can check out my Tumblr tag for him if you like!
I'll be updating, as always, with a Taobao wishlist for him.
I'm probably going to be giving this blog a facelift soon, because when have I ever stuck to one design, right??

- C A I N

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[box opening] blessing arrives!

Well this is long overdue, but a while ago I received my grail doll, Daydream Sally! So I put together a little box opening photoset :)
I hope you enjoy~

excuse my poor attempt at hiding my address lol
the daydream company box
bubble wrapped mummy & the fullset
beautiful postcard & certificate of authenticity 
I'll be updating my instagram with pictures of her, so please check them out!

- C A I N