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Daily Deviation!!

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 2:15 PM
I was really, really surprised to notice that I got a Daily Deviation yesterday! o__O Just wow! I'm really grateful to Mrs-Durden who suggested my photo as a DD, thank you! ♥

Also, thank you everyone for the watches, favorites, llamas and comments! ♥ I really appreciate all the support~ *hugs* I'm in the doll hobby for my own enjoyment only, but it makes me happy to hear that there are other people who like my work as well :3

So that we are alone, my love by sherimi

I haven't been very active here on DA lately, but hopefully year 2016 has a lot of inspiration and energy in store for me! I hope to be able to share lots of new doll/figure photos with you all ^.^

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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 1:53 PM
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Since October 13th, 2010 so almost 5 years (I did have another account for a year before that though)

2. What does your username mean?
Well, my real name is Senja, so I wanted to come up with something from that. Then I thought of "mon chéri" (my darling) and "mi amor" (my love) and the words somehow mixed up in my head and I came up with Sherimi X'D Quite random lol. My other nickname safir comes from the Finnish word "safiiri", which means sapphire.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Dreamer, kiwi, sassy

4. Are you left or right handed?
Right

5. What was your first deviation?
I've removed some of my older photos, so this is probably not truly the oldest I've had, but it's the oldest at the moment. Sadly, I just sold my Pukisha recently :(
summer adventure I by sherimi

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Photos, obviously XD I used to write quite a lot when I was younger, but I no longer have time for that. I still do imagine characters and stories in my head and try to bring them more alive through my dolls and photographing them.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I'd really love to be able to draw or paint with watercolors *o*

8. What was your first favourite?
I have different folders for favorites, so I have no idea... (And don't know where else I could find the info?)

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I guess doll/figure photos :)

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I can't really name just one person... There are so many great artists and I've also made many friends that have amazing art! 

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I'd love to meet some of my online friends, like Pretty-In-Plastic and Yureya ;___; ♥ And there are many other people as well.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Many other deviants have become quite dear to me and good friends ♥ And I love seeing people's photos and find it really inspirational~

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
A camera and Photoshop, my babies XD

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
For me, it's not really the place that inspires me, most of the time I need a specific feeling to be inspired. Though I could find the  feeling of inspiration from a certain place ^.^ I do like beautiful scenery and nature~

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I might say that getting to know all the great people! And getting a DD :3

#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire

BJD FAQ

Sun Oct 12, 2014, 11:03 AM
I often get questions about my dolls and photos, so I wanted to write a FAQ~
Currently this focuses on the BJDs, but I might add some info about Azone dolls and anime figures sometime in the future.

If there is anything else that you're wondering about, feel free to ask! ♥

To see the answers, just move the cursor over the questions ^^

Thank You FAQ Stamp by lajvio

General about BJDs

What are these dolls?
They are Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls (ABJD), commonly known as BJDs, sculpted and sold by many different companies mostly in South Korea and China. They're made of high quality polyurethane resin, strung together with elastic and have ball-based joints.

BJDs are highly customizable; you can change their eyes, wigs, clothes and makeup, give them tattoos and piercings, and mod them in many different ways. Some companies also offer extra parts, such as hands, high heel feet, sleeping faces or different face expression, fantasy parts.. The possibilities are endless. Each doll can be made to look unique, even if they are the same sculpt.

To know more about BJDs, check out the Wikipedia article and Den of Angels.


Do you make them?
No, I order them online from companies that make them. Most of my dolls are painted or customized by me, but I haven't actually made them.


Where do you get them?
There are many doll companies to choose from. Here is a pretty good list of existing companies :3


How big are they?
These dolls come in a variety of sizes, ranging from about 8cm to 90cm+. Atm my smallest doll is 12cm and the biggest 78cm.


How much do they cost?
One doll can cost anything from $100 to thousands, depending on its size, manufacturer, availability, etc. Limited dolls tend to be more expensive, especially on the second-hand market. Faceup, eyes, wigs, clothes and other accessories will cost extra unless you buy a ”fullset” doll which usually comes with everything needed.


They're expensive! Why would you spend so much on a DOLL?
Because I want to. I really enjoy this hobby and the artistic possibilities in it; character design, painting, photography, writing/roleplaying, sewing, etc. Some people like to spend their money on drinking/travelling/clothes/makeup/whatever, it's my choice to spend my money on dolls. Each to their own. And nope, I am nowhere near rich. I simply work hard and save up to afford each doll and their stuff.


My BJDs


How long have you been in the hobby?
I got interested in BJDs back in 2007 when I first found out about them, but didn't get my first doll until September 2009.


Did you paint your dolls?
Most of them, yes. Sarqq has also helped me out a lot and painted some fantasy parts for me <3 None of my dolls have a default faceup and I've never commissioned other hobbyists for faceups either.


What companies are your dolls from?
Currently I have dolls from the following companies: Soom, Iplehouse, Fairyland, Withdoll, Piposdoll, Peaks Woods, Luts, Loongsoul, Doll Chateau and Paper Sakura Group

I have listed the maker/sculpt of each doll on their gallery folders and usually every photo too, so if you're wondering about a specific doll, you can find the info easily c:


Where do you get your dolls' clothes/wigs/eyes/accessories?
Some things have been bought from different doll companies or second-hand from other BJD owners, I've gathered stuff over time so they're not from one place particular. Most clothing I have customized or completely made myself and my dear partner makes the most lovely accessories ♥


Do you take clothing/faceup commissions?
I get asked this a lot and unfortunately, the answer is NO :/ I want to enjoy this hobby without any stress or pressure, and I think that by doing commissions I would get stressed and wouldn't have enough time for my own dolls anymore. I'm also not a professional by any means, so I'd constantly be worried that people might be disappointed with the quality. But I AM extremely flattered and happy if people like my work enough to wish for something like that for their own dolls too ;___;


Are your dolls for sale?
NONE of my dolls are for sale unless stated otherwise so please don't ask if you can buy them! If I decide to sell any of them, I'll be putting them up at the Den of Angels marketplace and possibly making a journal here.


My photos


What camera and editing software do you use?
Canon EOS 500D with 50mm f/1.8 lens. I also have macro and kit lenses, but rarely use them. For editing, I currently use Adobe Photoshop CS2.


Can I use your photos for graphics/on other websites, etc.?
My photos are not stock, so please do NOT reuse, reupload, repost or edit without my permission >.< Reposting on Tumblr and similar websites is fine as long as there is a link back to the original photo.


Your doll looks like my character, can I use your photos for my stories/RP?
Sorry, but definitely NO. These dolls represent my own characters with their own stories and I have put a lot of thought to them, so I wouldn't like to find people using them to portray other characters. I hope you can understand and respect this.


Can I use your photos as posing reference?
Go ahead, you don't need to ask permission for that! Just give a credit back and let me see the result ^^ But do NOT use my photos as visual reference for your own characters.


Can I draw ____?
If you mean you wish to draw fanart of my dolls/characters, then sure thing! I'd love to see the end result, so I can save and fave it ^^ ♥


Doll character voices meme

Mon May 26, 2014, 3:40 AM
I've seen a couple of people do this and wanted to do it myself too! Some of my characters have had a specific voice for a long time, for some I had an idea what they'd sound like and tried to find a suitable voice for this meme.

This was fun~ I might do a part 2 later if I figure out more voices :)

<random>I chose so many Japanese songs even though I don't even listen to J-music that much nowadays D:</random>

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Carmen = Halestorm's Lzzy Hale
Pin me up by sherimi
I love this band and think that their lead singer is one of the best (if not the number one) female rock singers <3 When I first heard their songs, I immediately thought that the voice sounded exactly like Carmen, pretty and feminine but strong and full of attitude! Not only that, but this particular song also fits the character pretty well...


Ceci = Haruka Shimotsuki (Atelier Escha & Logy anime's ending)
Gentle morning light by sherimi
Ceci's voice is rather typical "cute anime girl" voice, she's a huge anime/manga/Japan fan herself too ^^;  


Zinnia = Lana Del Ray
(Zinnia is my incoming SID Stella, will update her picture here once she's home)
I love Lana Del Ray's voice and songs~ This mysterious, feminine and smoky voice is perfect for Zinnia, plus I could so imagine her listening to this kind of music :3


Nesrine
(Nesrine is my incoming EID Aurora, will update her picture here once she's home)
Sarqq just linked this to me yesterday when I was trying to find a voice for Nesrine and this was quite close to what I've imagined.


Rhyme = Breaking Benjamin's Ben Burnley
Rock on by sherimi
I've listened to and loved this band for years and always thought of it as the Rhyme voice, even before I had him as a doll. Rhyme is a rock singer in our story as well and the music he sings is quite similar to Breaking Benjamin.


Ryx = Sixx:A.M.'s James Michael
Know my name by sherimi
Another of those long loved bands.. X'D Nothing more to add haha


Titania = The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen
Saint or a sinner by sherimi
I remember Sarqq giving me a link to this song like heeey I found a Tita singer and then we were both like oommmgg!! So yeah... Perfect Titania voice.


Echo = Nagi Yanagi (Amnesia OP)
My lucky card by sherimi
Another of those random voices that I just found by searching XD Anyways, I've always thought that Echo's voice is girly but edgy and somehow distinctive.


Melanthe = Miyuki Sawashiro (Arakawa Under The Bridge OP2)
Rose in full bloom by sherimi

Hahah this is so Mel XDD Edgy, a bit sarcastic and playful~


Cressida = Carmilla from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Tell me mirror, who's the fairest of them all? by sherimi
Fufufufu >:3


Esmerie = Rie Kugimiya - Hajimete Shimashou
Among the flowers by sherimi
Uguuu this is little Esme's voice ;___; Just so cute~ I always imagine her flying around and cleaning with a little feather duster and singing at the same time XD


Sereni = Megumi Nakajima - Tooku kimi e
For the first time in forever by sherimi
Sereni the fairy queen has a soft and fragile, but warm and motherly voice <3


Pablo & Bianca = Kugiyima Rie and Horie Yui - Have a nice day
Autumn berries by sherimi + my Puki Pukisha girl
Happy and Charle from Fairy Tail are just like Pablo and Bianca XD


I got a DD ! + thank you

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 3:31 AM
Yesterday a huge surprise was waiting for me when I got home from work... I got a Daily Deviation!! Tard OMG Emote 

His most precious possession by sherimi

I was so surprised, I never would've expected to get one! It has been a dream of mine ever since I started submitting my photos and now it happened yaaay~~! :bademoticon:

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of my new watchers <3 I hope you'll enjoy my work in the future too! :kawaii: and PLZ account And I also want to thank everyone who added "His most precious possession" to their favorites and/or took their time to visit my profile/gallery~ I truly appreciate all the support, THANK YOU SO MUCH :bademoticon: 

~ Senja

Meme vol. 2

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 1:11 PM
There's been this another meme going around that I wanted to do, even though I haven't (officially) been tagged XD Sarqq just told me to do it, lol

I'm not tagging anyone either, just feel free to do it if you haven't already :3

(Also yay for this pretty birdie journal skin that I found~~)

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1. If you could offer one bit of advice to your past self when you were getting into the hobby, what would it be?
Hmm, could I tell myself to choose my dolls better and to NOT get the certain ones I did in the first few years? ^^; I was so lost with what kind of dolls I like and want, it was almost two years after getting my first doll when I realized which is the right way for me to go and I sometimes hope I had realized it sooner...

2. How do you go about picking out dolls? Do you approach it from a collectors perspective? Buy for characters? Grab the pretty ones?
I try to find the perfect doll sculpts to represent my own characters. It's always important that I love the doll too ofc, it wouldn't make any sense for me to spend my money on something I don't like lol XD Then there are sculpts that I fell in love with, but don't have a suitable character for... In those cases I end up discussing it with Sarqq and we try to figure out together what kind of character could be created for the doll and to fit our story. It's important to me that all of my dolls have a character that I can bond with and their own place in our story, I don't want to have any doll as just a pretty object ;u;

3. What is the purchase you are the most happy you made?
Which do you regret the most?

There are so many happy purchases, but I guess the most happy moment was when I found out I was able to order bronze Cuprit, which had become my grail doll <3 As for the purchases I regret... I haven't had any horribly horrible experiences, there has been good sides in them too or at least I've learned something from them ^^;

4. If you could own any doll [not from a company but from someone you're a fan of] whose doll would it be? Why?
I'd steal a bunch of :iconsarqq:'s dolls in a second *.* I love her dolls so much, not only because of their looks but because I know everything about the characters and have followed closeby the process of each doll arriving to Sarqq and her creating pure awesomeness out of them <3

5. Do you have any other hobbies? 
If so how have they been affected by your entering into the BJD hobby?

Besides general things like listening to music, playing games and watching movies/TV/anime, I'd say that BJDs are the only ”real” hobby I have atm. So many things that I do revolve around them; I take photos, sew, do faceups, RP with the characters, etc. BJDs have affected my life a lot and I couldn't imagine how things would be if I wasn't in the hobby D:

6. Do you have any pets? 
Do you trust them around your dolls?

I have a Shetland Sheepdog x3 She can walk freely in the house, including my room where the dolls are at. Most of the time my dolls are at their own places on shelves, but if I'm working on something (photos/clothes etc.) I might have some on my bed or on the floor. My dog doesn't show that much interest towards them, she might sniff them a little bit or fall asleep next to them, but she has never tried to bite them or anything negative. She tends to follow me pretty much everywhere I go, it's so adorable that she always comes somewhere near to watch me take photos or open up a new doll XD

7. Do you do anything creative involving your dolls? 
[Sewing, photography, faceups, etc.]

Pretty much everything possible... Faceups/tattoos, photography, sewing, crafting, roleplaying, character creation and so on ^^;

8. When did you first discover BJDs? 
How long was it between the time you found them and the time you got your first doll?

I first discovered BJDs in 2007. At the time I was under-age and my parents were strongly against ordering a BJD, so there was no way for me to get one as I couldn't make online purchases...
A couple of years later I moved out and realized that now would the perfect moment to start the hobby and buy a doll, since my parents couldn't really say what I can or cannot do! So, I bought my first doll in September 2009 :3 (On a random note, I'm now back living with my parents and after seeing all the things I do with them and what I create, they've become more accepting and even supportive!)

9. Do you take part in the BJD community on a local or global scale? 
Do you prefer to keep it between close friends, enjoy it by yourself or chat with the whole community?

I'm rather introverted and insecure, so I'm not that good at participating in discussions, especially if they involve many people ; ///// ; Still I do enjoy chatting with people here on dA and DoA, and I try my best to participate in discussion threads more than just sharing my own photos. But there are days/weeks when I'm not so active and just post my own stuff and chat with the friends I've made here.
I used to go to local meet-ups, but lately those have been organized quite rarely and each time on days when I've had a work shift.. Also, I've always felt quite uncomfortable and stressed in social situations, and doll hobby is one thing I'd like to keep as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, so I don't force myself to attend meet-ups if I don't feel like it. I'm really happy to have one person (Sarqq) to share and enjoy the hobby with IRL, other than that I'm content with having dolly friends online :3

10. What's your long term plans for the hobby? 
Where do you see yourself in five years?

I'm not much of a planner really, I tend to live one day at a time, so there's no telling what'll happen in the future... I've tried to make doll purchase plans for each year, but even that has always failed XD Anyways, at least hopefully after five years I'll still be in the hobby, and maybe living in an apartment with more space for my dolls and proper storage for their stuff. I hope to have developed my photography and sewing skills, though the most important thing would be just being happy and enjoying my dolls :3

Sugary sweet Valentine features

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 12, 2014, 8:41 AM

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Hello dearies~
Valentine's Day is getting near and to celebrate it, I wanted to do a little feature consisting of some cute artworks Bear Emoji-03 (Love) [V1] There are so many awesome artists that I'm watching and I couldn't possibly feature everyone at the same time, I had to choose just a few >////<

I also wanted to say thank you for all the new watches and favorites~ ♥ I really appreciate your support and hope you'll enjoy my art~

But now to the features Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1] 

<da:thumb id="430798141"/> her shimmery eyes by prettyinplastic Heart of Pierrot by AyuAna Liselotte is back by Lelahel-Clothes<da:thumb id="425592060"/> . doll . by luleiya Jodie by LordNoctis Christmas Party .07 by RetroSpectiive Koti 05 by amadiz Summertime paradise by AyuAna Latte Loves You by brittmiscast Fight Like A Girl: TMM Preview by cherriuki Suzaku and Euphemia by laverinne  Fuzzy Valentines by TheAveragePerson

Also, special feature for my "Valentine" Kao Emoji-20 (Content) [V1] Luv u hun~♥ :valentine: by darkmoon3636
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I'll try to submit some doll photos with Valentine's Day theme on Friday, but in case I don't have time:

♥ Senja


:heart: :iconsarqq: :heart:
:iconlysiere: :iconprettyinplastic: :iconyureya: :iconloolooz: :iconkimir-ra: :iconsionra: :iconaradolls: :iconlajvio: :iconveromagica: :iconayuana: :iconlelahel-clothes: :iconknibitz: :iconhae-ri: :iconnalisinko:
 

Skin created by (c) r0se-designs
I was tagged to do this meme by Yureya
I've done this once or twice in the past, but I've removed the earlier journal posts and things have also changed a lot during the years so I'm happy to do this again :meow:

Who was your first doll? Do you still own him, her, or it?
My first doll was Feilim (DOD Tender Zen) and no, I don't have him anymore... My doll taste has changed quite radically since 2009 and it now feels weird to think back what kind of dolls I once owned D: It's not like I think there's something wrong with them or anything, they just didn't feel right for me.
I somehow feel like my "first" doll was Melanthe (Soom Cuprit), I got her in early 2011 and that's when I started finding my "path" with dolls and getting better at recognizing what kind of sculpts I like etc.

Who is your favorite doll?
Ugh, how could I pick just one ;__; I mean.. I love all of my dolls :lovesquee: I do get occasional "hype moments" when I feel like one doll goes above all the others (like now with Gwynithia, in case you hadn't noticed my gallery flooding with her pictures recently X'D) and it gets most of my attention, camera time and so on, but I don't think I have a permanent number one favorite. If I had to name a few though, I'd say Gwynithia, Melanthe, Ceciel and Carmen x3

Which doll do you hope or plan to buy next?
I'm still deciding which one I'd purchase next... I have a bunch of Iplehouse dolls on my wishlist, all of them are basics (thank god!) and I just need to figure out which one should be the next >3< I'm leaning towards either CDS Mari with nYID body (Jade) or CDS EID Aurora (Nesrine). Piposdoll also recently released Ringo in caramel and LAVENDER resin and I'm so, so tempted by them ;___; Kitties~ :bademoticon: 

Quick! You've instantly got $800 and must choose a doll to spend it on right now or it's gone forever! Who do you pick?
Aaaah what did I just say about still trying to decide XDD But Jade it'd be probably (Iplehouse Mari) and the remaining cash would go towards eyes and sewing supplies for her clothes~

Quick! You've instantly got enough money for any one and must choose a doll to spend it on right now or it's gone forever, but this time you have to buy the doll for someone else! Who gets the dolly, and what do you get them?
My dearie :iconsarqq: would get the doll ofc~ :Luv: I know she wants Iplehouse SID Zera (Brenda) or EID Bibiane (Renate), though with the latter I'd need to use a part of the $800 for bribing Iplehouse to release muscular arm option for EID ladies  :smirknod: by tbfdm Renate needs it! Or... I could surprise her with EID Arvid in peach gold skin which I hope she'd buy as Zaphkiel ;3; Or Granado's huuuuuge Titan Nico, just because I'd want to see the look on her face when she opens that box lol Ebil Laugh 

Are you currently waiting on any dolls, heads, or bodies?
Yes I am~ I'm waiting for Soom Captain Hook (which should be shipped soon-ish) and Soom Lucky (human body with pointy ear head, other parts I have splitted away).

Do any of your dolls seem to like you to the point that they are infatuated with you?
:baffled: 
What Does The Fox Say 
Lol yeah.. I don't think so..

Do any of your dolls seem to dislike or even hate you?
I sometimes get the feeling that Carmen and Invidia might hate me XD Though it wouldn't surprise me as they're probably the bitchest out of my characters... And then there's Cressida who always seems to look at me like a queen looks at her subordinates... "You, human! Sew me a new dress!"

How many characters do you have in your story (if there is a story)?
Too many? Me and Sarqq have a shared story with multiple worlds/dimensions/cities/whatever. It involves both of our characters and not all of them are even shelled as dolls. Then there is a bunch of random or "parody" characters that we sometimes use in our stories. 

Who's your most expensive doll at the time you purchased them, not counting items you bought separately for them?
I'm not quite sure since I haven't counted exactly, but it would be either Carmen (Iplehouse EID Doria which I ordered with the extra head and horns) or Invidia (Soom Free Choice Vesuvia in bronze skin, which I bought second-hand). 

Which doll had the shortest wait so far?
Probably some of the dolls that I bought second-hand and paid in full, since those arrived in a few days/weeks.. I don't count the waiting times for second-hand dolls, it takes such a short time XD

Who's the biggest doll you own?
Soom Mecha Angel Bellatrix.. With high heels she's about 78cm tall ^^;

Got any floating heads? If yes, how likely are they to receive bodies anytime soon?
Yup, a few. One of them is Ayane, my light violet Soom Migma head~ I missed the last body event that Soom did and there hasn't been a chance to get a light violet body ever since... I'd love to get a body for Aya though Sad dummy Then there's Bianca, Fairyland Pukipuki Pukisha faceplate and extra heads for some of my dolls (Carmen, Nydia..)

Got any floating bodies?
Nope!

Do you have any extra, unclaimed pairs of eyes? How many if so?
I have a few "emergency eyes", in case I get a new doll home before its own eyes arrive XD And then I have some eyes waiting for their owners.

Do you have any extra, unclaimed wigs? How many if so?
A box full of them.. I occasionally go through it and try to put some for sale, but I always end up just playing around with the wigs and after putting them on a doll I feel like there's no way I could sell them ^^; But yeah, again some of them I have bought for dolls that I have ordered/will someday order and some dolls have multiple wigs.

Anything you've said "never" to in the hobby that you later gave in to?
Oh there are many things... Like how I used to think I could NEVER own a doll bigger than MSD and now most of my dolls are SDs or bigger.. XD

Do you own dolls that aren't BJDs?
One Monster High, Draculaura. I'm also hoping to get an Azone one day x3

What was your last doll-related purchase?
Ceciel got an adorable lolita winter coat~ It used to belong to Sarqq's Ophelia, but it was the wrong shade of pink for her so Ceciel adopted it Hello Kitty Bounce 

What do you expect your next doll-related purchase to be?
Probably some new backdrops and clothes :3

What was the last doll-related thing to arrive to you by mail?
Hmm, some sewing supplies I think D:

What was the last doll-related thing you purchased in person?
Not an actual IRL purchase, but Sarqq brought me a pair of Makoeyes which arrived to her address~

Okay, confess a secret about your BJDs that nobody knows about!!
Um, let's see.. Well, I feel like all of my characters have more or less in common with me, whether it's the looks, personality, beliefs, likes/dislikes... Usually I don't even plan it in advance, I just realize that hey, this is like me. So, in some way my dolls are like little pieces of my soul and if you find the correct pieces, you see me. My dolls might seem just like pretty objects to someone, but to me they are so dear in every aspect. I think they've helped me become who I am today and give me an idea of who I hope to be tomorrow.

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As for the tags, I'm too lazy to tag anyone specifically so I'll just do the boring and tag anyone who wants to do this meme and hasn't done it yet :bademoticon: 
Hello my dear watchers!
This year is almost over, in about 13 hours (if I can count..) it will be the year 2013 already, at least for us in Finland. I've seen many people write these posts and figured that I could make one too. Beware for lots of rambling about my memories and doll-gets of this year and some plans for next year XD

First of all, I feel like this year I've been more active than the previous and have got many new watchers and talked with people who share this doll hobby or have interest in dolls. I'm very happy that people like my dolls and photography and I'm also thankful for all the support n_n Hopefully you'll find my gallery worth visiting in the future too! Even though I primarily dress-up my dolls, take photos of them and generally am in this hobby for my own sake, not for other people, it's still wonderful to get nice comments and be able to chat with others. Every comment is important to me and cheers me up, so thank you everyone <3

...

Then some rambling about the most memorable dolls I've been able to get this year. I love them all, but if I talked about everyone this journal would explode.. XD So I'll try to keep it as short as I can.

Sarqq already mentioned our scorpion ladies in her own new year's post, but I have to talk about them too as I love them so much as well ; 3 ; I'd been dreaming of a scorpion-tailed doll forever and it was so wonderful for Soom to make the FC event. I got Titania (NS Topaz) from the event and then later on snagged Invidia (bronze Vesuvia) from DoA marketplace, they're both very precious to me both as dolls and characters. I must confess that I'm still dreaming of one scorpion-tailed doll... But I think six in total would be enough for us XD ...Maybe.

It's all in your head by sherimi I can finally see you're right there beside me by sherimi

One dream come true is also on the way and hopefully will be home in January. And that's Pipos Sugar Ringo. I've been wanting a Ringo ever since I started this hobby in 2009, but never actually went ahead and ordered her. I was dreaming of a special skin color, so the basic colors didn't really get me inspired enough to order. They even had events for mint, blue and lavender colored Ringos, but I felt like none of those was what I was looking for either. I once said to Sarqq how perfect a baby pink Ringo would be and even posted a message on Pipos Q&A asking for such release... Not knowing that there actually WAS pink Ringo already, a limited edition of 30 dolls that had been released in 2008 when I wasn't yet active in the hobby. I was browsing the marketplace and noticed one for sale and I immediately felt like "this is it!" and sent a message to the seller. To my surprise the doll was still available, even though I was expecting the worst as the thread had not been bumped for two months. Anyway, she's coming and I couldn't be happier ;___;

I also must mention Malystryx alias Ryx, Soom ID FC Photon in NS. The character originally belonged to Sarqq, I remember sitting on a train when she texted me that she had been wondering could my Melanthe have a brother.. And that's how the story started. Ryx very soon became one of my favorites (if not the number one) male characters among our crew and we were hoping for Idealian Free Choice event so that Sarqq could get a Photon. But when the event came, she actually decided to go for a bronze Hyperon instead, but suggested that I'd buy Ryx since I had been wanting Idealian doll for a long, long time and loved both the Photon sculpt and Ryx as a character. And so I did! I don't get along so well with male dolls (surprise surprise, I only have two and the rest are females...) and occasionally I get a bit anxious about how things will turn out with Ryx, but I'm still very excited about him and can't wait to get him home <3

And last but definitely not the least... I used to own R.Ai a few years back, but ended up selling her due to not bonding her. I'd been looking at her photos later and showed them to Sarqq saying "Could you tell me what the hell I was thinking when I sold her?!" ...So yeah, I badly regretted my decision and wanted to get Ai back. In the end, Sarqq helped me to get one ;__; There was one in the MP, but after buying other dolls I couldn't afford her before my next paydate.. And I was sure the doll would be gone by then. But Sarqq said she would buy her and I could pay her back later. She told me this when we were in the middle of a shopping centre and I had to fight myself to not start crying XD I don't think she realized lol. I just felt so happy, both about the doll and about the fact that she would go to such lengths for my sake, for my happiness. As I would do so for her too.

Sarqq is not a doll-get, but she needs to be mentioned as my happy memories from this year revolve around her. We've had such great times together! We're always helping each other out and looking after each other.. Occasionally I get the feeling that our brain might actually be shared since we get along so well, share the same taste in dolls and most of the time complete each other's sentences or think/say the same things aloud at the same time when talking XD Anyway, she and all of her dolls are so precious to me and make me so happy I can't put it into words ♥ I feel like we're one big family ;__;



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I'm hoping that year 2013 will be even better than this one and that we'll continue having fun with Sarqq and our doll family ♥

Happy New Year to you all~