Thursday, June 7, 2018

a certain grump is coming home

I did say I would update if all goes well, so...
I'm happy to say that I placed the order for Perianth on Tuesday & it'll be a long long wait until they get home. But, gosh, I am so excited ^^

Hwahui
Image courtesy of SWITCH

I ordered through FaithZ since they were having another Dollvie preorder. The head I wanted (being Hwahui) was sold out when I went to order, as I previously said. I ended up emailing them & they said that they'd ordered extra quantities of all the heads, just in case. I literally couldn't believe my good fortune haha... I thought I'd have to hunt around in the second-hand MP but I am so glad I was able to purchase the head brand new.

Hwahui with pink hair (just like I imagine Peri to have)
Image courtesy of SWITCH

Since I also added the HD57 girl body I got an email saying everything would be shipped out with July's Monthly system orders, so sometime around the end of September/beginning of October.
That's a pretty long wait to be honest, but at this point, I don't mind at all. I'm still recovering from the fact that I was able to 1) convince my parents & 2) find the head brand new.

This will give me plenty of time to organize a proper wardrobe for them as well as choose a faceup artist. I'll be updating with a wishlist post next week, hopefully, so please look forward to that.
As for faceup artists, I have a few in mind, but no one in particular. We'll see haha~

- CAIN

Thursday, May 31, 2018

summer break

Hello everyone!

I finally finished my first year of uni last week.
Some of you may be wondering, "wait what? your first year?"
Truth is, I took a gap year right after I graduated, then switched majors last year, so I've had to redo my first year... It doesn't suck as much as I thought it would, since I'm studying something I actually enjoy now.

Anyways, moving on... Let's talk dolls!
Here's a picture of my cuties, Kou & Dean:
(I recently changed Jinhee's name to Kou. She's also Japanese now.)

I hadn't intended for them both to wear turtlenecks ^^;

Recently, I've been thinking about getting another doll, but I'm not sure... My parents aren't exactly thrilled with the idea since our house is slowly being taken over by dolls haha ^^;
They did say they wanted to get me something nice since I passed my first year of uni with full As in my courses, but I wonder if asking them to help pay for part of a new doll is pushing it? XD

If I was to magically convince them somehow, then I'd like to aim towards getting Perianth home.
I've finally decided, after going back & forth multiple times between sculpts, that Peri will be a SWITCH Hwahui.
I've also decided that the only dolls I'll be getting from now on are SWITCH dolls XD
Their aesthetics suit my taste perfectly & they're the dolls I've been the most satisfied with so far out of the ones I own/owned.

FaithZ has another Dollvie preorder going & they were offering Hwahui but, because I am such a lucky human being, they're all sold out... I think I'll email them & hope for the best...

And here's a closeup of Dean to sign off!

If all goes well, I'll be updating with a wishlist post & some ideas for Peri's faceup...
See you!

- CAIN

Friday, May 11, 2018

sisterhood of the world tag

To kick things off, I'll be answering some questions from a BJD tag!

• Do you collect anything other than dolls?
Art books 
(Fun fact: my favorite artists are Yana Toboso, Kazari Tayu, Suda Ayaka, Daken, Tsubonari, Hakuseki, Ibuki Satsuki & Honojiro Towoji.) 

• Why did you start a doll blog?
Just to share my doll-related activities with the interested few. 

• Do you have one particular doll that is the favorite in your collection?
I won't even hide it...
Yes, I love Dean (my Switch Waseon) the most out of all my dolls, previously & currently owned.

• Your favorite doll accessory?
This neat little leather harness I got off Taobao. I'm not into sexy things, so I just like that it gives a mysterious yet classy vibe to an outfit.

• Do you know exactly how many dolls you have in your collection (you don't have to tell the number of course :-) )?
I currently have 3. I am planning on... Quite a few more haha... Maybe 5 more? 

• Do you play any instruments and if so, what?
I play the piano. I used to play the recorder, violin, & Arabic oud when I was in middle/high school, but now I just don't have time anymore...

• Where is your most favorite place you've ever been?
In terms of countries, France (for the food, the fashion, & the atmosphere).
In terms of casual, everyday places, I like IKEA lol... It's just so neat & clean there. 

• What is your most favorite thing about yourself?
Honestly speaking, I despised my face & general personality for most of my life, but I guess now I can say, I like the fact that I'm trying my best to be a better person.

• Favorite book or movie?
My favorite book is Totto-chan: The little girl at the window & my favorite movies are Spirited Away & The Grand Budapest Hotel.

• If you could design your own doll, how would it look like? 
I think I'm happy enough with what companies have to offer, but if I really had to, then a sculpt that's a cross between Switch Hwahui & Haji R, & maybe even Little Monica Sophia...

- CAIN

Saturday, April 28, 2018

new start

Hello

You might be wondering what's going on & where all my posts have gone...
Truth is, I've decided to restart my doll blog from the very beginning.
There were a lot of lingering feelings and changed plans that I felt were unnecessary to keep up here. So I decided to delete everything & begin again with it all.
I hope everyone looks forward to reading whatever new content I decide to post on here.
I am still operating under the name "Mr. Loveache" which I've come to realize is my permanent username in the doll hobby. I think it has a nice ring to it & rolls off the tongue nicely, if that even makes sense haha...
My crew is still intact, so you'll be seeing some familiar faces again on this blog too. Dean, Jinhee, & Blessing will make occasional appearances whenever I feel inspired enough to take pictures of them.
I look forward to this new beginning with you all!

- CAIN