Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Mystery Blogger Award

 I was nominated by McKayla at Tales of a Triple Threat. Thank you so much, McKayla. 😀

Though the tag was originally meant for my creative arts blog, I felt that it fit my doll blog better. (The reason is, one of the questions related to stop motion animation, which is something I usually do with my dolls).

Also, if you got a random post in your feed that was deleted soon after, that was because I was claiming my blog on Bloglovin . I am so sorry for the inconvenience. BlogLovin' made it so I had to make a post on this blog with the code in order to claim it, and not simply paste the code anywhere else like a page. So, sorry about that. 

Anyway, on to the award: 

                                                                  The logo: 

The rules: 

1) Display the award logo on your blog.

2) Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award.

3) Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4) Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

5) Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

6) Share the link to your best post.

7) Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers and notify them that they are nominated.

8) Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.

9) Continue the chain!!

Three (doll related) facts about me:

1. My first AG doll was Sarah (who is a Just Like You #39). 

2. I started doing doll customizations in 2016, though before that I had made Greek Goddess dolls (which I didn't customize but made the chitons and togas for). 

3. I really wish movie companies could make more dolls of their characters, given that a lot of the movies I tend to like only make action figures of their characters. 

My Best post(s): 

I don't have one specific post that I'd say I like more than others,

so here are some posts I had a lot of fun making: 

Red Coats on the Horizon (part 1): It Started With a Song

The White Lady (a lyrical photoshoot)

Custom Doll Project: Mermaid

1. [For fun] Have you ever stalked a fictional character?
"Stalked," meaning watched lot of episodes of a show's a season to get the episode they are in? 
Or staring at photos of them? I admit to doing both of these with a lot of fictional characters...

But how does one stalk a fictional character exactly? Do you stalk a fictional character by reading books about them? Or watching their movies or TV shows? If so, are we stalking characters all the time? 

I have so many questions about this!

2. Dream job?

I really want to open my own doll company one day and make dolls of my characters and characters from literature. And my doll company may have a mixture of 18 inch and Barbie doll sized dolls, though I'm not entirely sure how exactly they will look. 

3. Favorite dessert?
Cake and ice cream. 

4. Stop-motion or iMovie?
I do stop motion animations (of my dolls), and then I use iMovie to put the sequences together.       
So both? 

5. Do you like antiheroes?
Yes! I also really like morally gray characters. 

I nominate: 

My questions: 

1. Who is your favorite American Girl doll, and why? 
2. Do you like any other 18 inch dolls that aren't made by AG? 
3. What retired dolls do you think AG should bring back, and why? 
4. If you were to create an AG doll (or any other type of doll), what would your doll's story be? And what would your doll be like? 
5. If you could own any of the clothes that your dolls have in your size, which one would you like to have, and why? 

What's your favorite desert? And have you ever made stop motions with your dolls? 


Monday, July 12, 2021

The Reluctant Hero (A Lyrical Photo Shoot)

 Hello everyone, 

I thought it would be fun to do another lyrical photo shoot, but with one of my Lord of the Rings dolls, Legolas. Though I doubt his name will be Legolas given, that I already have a doll with that name. So if you have any name suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. 

Anyway onto the photoshoot: 

Many adventures were sought, 
But all they did was bring wrought, 
Who would want to join such an expedition? 
It doesn't even seem like a favorable mission, 
monsters are about,
And with a sword, out of fear, you will act out, 

So why instead can't I live a country life? 
Instead of running at a monster with a knife? 
Why can't I be a gardener instead of an archer? 

                                       What if I wanted the life of a garden instead of a battlefield? 
A shovel I'd rather yield, 
Then a sword, 
The pen is mightier than the sword but they don't even give me a word, 
So instead of fighting a war, 
I'll do the thing that is considered a chore, 
nurture the nature, 
Which with hope I'd capture, 

I'll be a hero to the birds, 
They'll listen to my honeyed words, 
I'll be a hero to the plants, 
And I'll give nature a chance, 

I'll be a hero but not in battle. 

What people in our world do you think are heroes, but not in the way one would be stereotypically considered  a hero? 

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