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FaLLEN Calendar 2018 - March by OgawaBurukku FaLLEN Calendar 2018 - March by OgawaBurukku

Here is a Munchkin image that I put some thought into. It is actually a remake of a very old image I don't think I have posted anywhere, and I have always wanted to redo it. I like the slightly creepy vibe from this. One of the last images for the calendar I made, but also kind of one of my favorites. I thought it would be perfect for March because in Japan there is something called Hinamatsuri where if you have a little girl you are supposed to set out these dolls and then take them down before a certain day (depending on what part of Japan you are in) or else your little girl won't find a husband while she's young and fertile! These dolls cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, so I had no plans of getting one for my baby girl but her Japanese grandparents swooped in and purchased a set when I wasn't around.

It's expensive... it's HUGE... and I will have to put it on my display system at the end of every winter until my kid is 11 or so. Do I care if she gets married (if at all) before she's 25? No, of course not. But her grandparents sure do...




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AngelaLovell Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work~ ^.^
/I used to have a Raggedy Ann doll. XDDD
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

I might have owned one, but it might have been a Raggedy Andy doll, I can't remember. I remember the weird animation for the dolls, though.
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AngelaLovell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! ^.^

Oh! I always wanted Raggedy Andy but could never find one I liked.
Yeah, old animation has that wonkiness to it. XD
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Student General Artist
Dolls have always freaked me out, so I find this particularly creepy. Nice job xD
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
I played with very very few dolls as a kid. I preferred stuffed animals, ninja turtles, etc. Some dolls are kinda cool though (those historical American girl dolls don't creep me out).
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Same, I was more of an action figures & barbies kid.
I don't know, I just looked them up and they still made me shudder a little. ^^; Something about the lifelessness in the eyes has always been unsettling for me XD.
My Aunt owns a life-size doll that she keeps in her guest room. Once while visiting, I moved it in the closet, and my mom (as a sick joke) sat the doll on my night stand with its head facing me while I was asleep...
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
That is a very sick joke your mother played on you. If I was you I'd probably disown my mom.

I never ever owned a Barbie, which is kinda crazy. I liked some girl toys but they were usually animals and not super girly, like Littlest Pet Shop and the original My Little Pony.
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HeartandVoice Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Not gonna lie, I considered it. Pretty sure my fear of dolls stuck around because of that.

Oh my God, I forgot about Littlest Pet Shop. Those were cute as hell.
I think I loved collecting Yugioh and Pokemon toys the most though, haha.

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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Pokemon and Yugioh were after my time, haha. Littlest Pet Shop was... barely my time? I was probably in the oldest age group for those. They had a weirdly funny TV series at a super early time I would watch. It had almost nothing to do with the toys except that all the characters and animals were small, and none of them ever had merchandise. I saved all my LPShop stuff and plan on giving it to my kid, assuming she will want to do what I did and create miniature zoos and exhibits with her LTP animals, and then film it documentary style. Again, like I did.
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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Nice. :)
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
I can recognize the Annabelle doll, Munchkin, and H2ODelirious' teddy bear.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
I have no idea what H2ODelirious is XD I actually just used photos of dolls and stuffed animals that seemed pretty generic.
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
H2ODelirious is a Youtube gamer who really has a thing for calling out when a teddy bear appears; don't know when the first (established) instance occurred.

If you ever need a toy for your baby, consider a blankly staring Munchkin doll.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
That is a really odd thing to call out. I imagine it is actually pretty common to see a teddy bear, especially in the horror genre and in sim games.

Haha, I don't want to give my baby nightmares. 
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dhmanga186 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
It was big enough a trend that in the Friday the 13th game, there's a grave marked with H2ODelirious with a teddy bear in place of flowers.
Hopefully your baby won't be afraid of teddy bears.
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is scary :D 
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
haha XD
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kinhj Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cute.
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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NiWo21k Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
She still looks so creepy ^^

And i am honest, i find it always interesting what kind of traditions are out there, especially from Japan. But this one sounds like one that has a lot of work involved in it o.O 
Let's hope they don't look too creepy, so you survive these years ;)
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
It is not my favorite tradition, personally. I also feel it is kind of sexist since the implication is that a girl's life won't be fulfilled unless she finds a husband while she is still young. I mean, sure, it worked 400 years ago, but women have moved up in the world since :p
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NiWo21k Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
The question for me is, do the newer generations still see it this way?
I mean it, i often have the feeling these traditions as bad or good they are, are mostly still followed because its something that makes who you are - if you know what i mean. They aren't taken as seriously as they were in the beginning.

But i know what you mean ;)
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
I don't know how Japanese people feel about it these days. My mother in-law was insistent we had one, but I don't know about Japanese mothers closer to my age. It may also just be a tradition that nobody really thinks about anymore (like Christmas trees).
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NiWo21k Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
Maybe, i mean we all have such traditions around the world, that nobody really cares about but just goes through with them and some others are still held up high just in very small areas. 
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