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FaLLEN Calendar 2018 - March
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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's avatar
AngelaLovell|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work~ ^.^
/I used to have a Raggedy Ann doll. XDDD
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OgawaBurukku|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|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's avatar
Dolls have always freaked me out, so I find this particularly creepy. Nice job xD
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OgawaBurukku|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's avatar
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|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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OgawaBurukku|Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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dhmanga186's avatar
I can recognize the Annabelle doll, Munchkin, and H2ODelirious' teddy bear.
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OgawaBurukku|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's avatar
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|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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Randommode|Professional Digital Artist
This is scary :D 
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OgawaBurukku's avatar
OgawaBurukku|Professional General Artist
haha XD
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kinhj's avatar
kinhj|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cute.
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OgawaBurukku|Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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NiWo21k's avatar
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|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's avatar
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|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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