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Little Mermaid OOAK doll- version 2

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I rearranged my Little Mermaid doll since I figured that the kind of displaying her with her dress was misleading and could be mistaken. So here she is, turning into sea foam.

We all know the story of Ariel the little mermaid. But do you know the original story as well? In the original fairytale the little mermaid didn't get her happy ending ike Ariel. At the end of the story the prince marries another princess. The poor little mermaid can only save her life by killing her prince with an enchanted knife. She can only safe herself by sacrificing her true love, the prince who will never will be hers.... But she can't do it because she still loves him...even more than her life. So at the end she decides to sacfifice herself instead and turns into sea foam which she thinks will be her death. The story is so beautiful and sad at the same time.
This doll is my interpretation of the little mermaid captured just in the moment when she turns into sea foam.
She was a Monster High Lagoona doll before. Painted with acrylic paints.

Edit: just to avoid misunderstandings, in the original tale is written, that the Little Mermaid throws herself into the water knowing that she will turn into sea foam and die and since mermaids don't have a soul she will be gone forever. After falling into the water she "feels that her body dissolves into sea foam", but she doesn't die. She transforms somehow into a daughter of the air and has a new chance to earn an immortal soul. The translation sais that she is "uplifted to the daughters of air". This already has caused a lot of discussions on Facebook, because people were telling me that this part, the transformation into sea foam, never happened. In the most translations and versions of the story, the body of the mermaid dissolves into sea foam and this is the moment I wanted to capture with my doll. The sadness of the mermaid in this patricular moment, when she thinks that she lost everything, her true love and a chance to get an immortal soul.

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Tom-OtakuHobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHHH!!!! NAKED LAGOONA!!!! THE GOOGLE DOES NOTHING!!!!
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Ruzi-the-SpiderHobbyist General Artist
Living in Germany I am astonished not everybody knows how the fairy tale REALLY ends..
Anyway, very nice job with the foam. Also, your repaints are incredibly artistic, wow!! Thumbs Up 
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kittylove456Hobbyist Digital Artist
The original story needs to be a movie. 
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Ruzi-the-SpiderHobbyist General Artist
Um... I think there ARE (older) movies referring to the original end of the fairy tale.
marianne1998's avatar
ohh the story made me cry when i read the original
you did such a awesome job!ShyHappy  Clap 
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seraluneProfessional Artisan Crafter
So sad and beautiful! :heart:
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Biku--ChanHobbyist General Artist
not hating or anything but is the hand on the wrong hand?
lulemee's avatar
lol....yes, it is! I didn't notice it until I saw it on the picture... I bought her like this.
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Biku--ChanHobbyist General Artist
yah my little sister has a few monster high dolls and I think 1 or 2 of them have their hands on the wrong arm XD I wander how that happened?
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lol...maybe because they are monster, so it's ok to have displaced hands ;-)
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Biku--ChanHobbyist General Artist
but the cartoons they don't XD yes I watched one of the movies 
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Biku--ChanHobbyist General Artist
toy makers messed up lol
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devilaphoenixStudent Filmographer
I love the way you captured that moment! It's a bit sad that people don't know the original version of the story, because, although it's sad, it is really beautiful, az you have written here.
lulemee's avatar
Thank you so much! I think that many people do know the tale...
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devilaphoenixStudent Filmographer
Yes, but a lot don't know about THIS ending...
lulemee's avatar
This is possible...
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NefritStudent Traditional Artist
The eyes are very real!
lulemee's avatar
Thank you so much!!!
RavenDiablo's avatar
Now you made a sad situation even more sad :(.   Beautiful job though. The 'foam' just adds that extra detail.
lulemee's avatar
Thank you so much! The moment is very sad but at the end she won't disappear but has a chance to start new :-)
RavenDiablo's avatar
Oh, she doesn't die?  Oh, I am thinking that she dies and that is what really made it sad.
lulemee's avatar
Yes, she did die, her body dissolved into sea foam... but a part of her was transformed into an air spirit as a gift for her sacrifice who had a chance to earn an immortal soul. It is a very spiritual ending. But when she throwed herself into the sea her life as it was ended. That's at least how I understand the story. But it's not an easy one and there is much space for interpretation.
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