Monday, April 24, 2017

I♥doll: Atelier Momoni interview (with video)

This video is a bit special because it's my first interview. I reached out to Lola on here facebook page and asked her if we could meet at the I-doll 49. She said yes and agreed to have a small video taken. At first I didn't know if that was going to be part of the usual video I make for event or a video on its own but I decided to have this special Momoni doll video.
The photos presented were taken from her booth at the I-doll event. She was selling clothes and dolls. She had been making clothes for a long time and started making dolls because she wanted to turn her illustration into dolls and wasn't satisfied with the doll you can find in the market.
Momoni dolls are really precious fantastic bjds. They are super cute with a nice sweet smile, offer a really wide ranges of motion and are very posable. They are created with a special technique which leaves them seam less. I was really impressed and I got to take one in my hand. Lola offers four different types of dolls ranging from 16cm to 40cm, in a large variety of skin tone.

Here is where you can find your dream doll:
Atelier Momoni+ on facebook
Atelier Monomi fan group
Atelier Momoni's web site.
Atelier Momoni on instagram.

Here is the video

and here are some pictures

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I♥doll: Groove Workshop (Limited Pullip Veritas) with video

As you know, I went to I♥doll. Groove was having their first workshop ever and I totally had to go there and try. I missed the first but I was lucky enough to get a sit for the second one in the afternoon.
Basically we were sitting at a table and building up a pullip.

First we had to chose the face plate we liked the best so we didn't actually learn to do face up, just building and dressing up a pullip.
We also chose eyelids and eye color. The eyechips were already placed in the mechanism.
Then was the building part. I first got in trouble when my spring decide not no stay attached to the eyelid, then I had a little screw problem and actually had to change three. But I finally managed to build up my doll.

Then it was time to give her a wig, an outfit and some accessory.
Incidentally, the face up I chose was the face plate of the very limited pullip Veritas. At first I thought it might be cat woman or another tan doll, then I saw the eye lids she was supposed to have originally and one of them had Veritas written on it.
The wig and outfit of Veritas was also around but I didn't really try to rebuild the original, that might have been another kind of fun but not really the plan for the day so I picked her her own outfit and her own unique style.
I'm really happy with the way she turned out. I might come across her original outfit some other time, who knows.

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Vlog #66: I♥doll or not? What the hell am I doing? (with video)

Today, the plan was to go to I♥doll but first I had to go vote to the embassy, then I thought that I♥doll was going to be well, where I♥doll always is, at Tokyo Big Sight except it wasn't so I got a bit lost in the doll world.
When I finally made it, I took the interview with Lola from Atelier Momoni and participated to the one hour and a half long Groove Workshop: "Let's make pullip."
So I didn't have time to take doll pictures like I usually do. I have to say that I'm pretty happy with my day and that was a nice change of enjoying a doll event at least for me. I hope you'll enjoy this video and the two others covering the event.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

WeWriWar 204: Rainbow catcher

Welcome to a new excerpt of Rainbow Catcher for the Weekend Writing Warrior and Snippet Sunday.

Now let's go back to our story.

Summary of previous episodes: Clarissa is coughing and wanted to watch Everett Cooper on TV but Jason refused, she is due to get her rainbow the next day but she seems scared, to make her feel better Jason leave the TV on. Clarissa tried to explain about rainbows, she is a big fan of Everett Cooper but Jason is not too sure about it. Clarissa complained about her dialophone but Jason needs to go to work. Before completely leaving he is thinking about getting her her rainbow. We flashed back to the meeting Jason had with a rainbow seller at the black market. Jason left Clarissa's room to go to work. Jason was talking to his boss about the rainbow coming the next day. Jason prepared the money for the rainbow in a sport bag and went to the hospital. The rainbow seller arrived for the delivery. But it was a scam and Jason prepares to go get the rainbow himself in the desert. Markus has a last surprise for him.

We start just where we left off last week.

“I like it, just if I die riding, there will be nobody left to take care of Clarissa,” Jason said. 
Markus sat beside him. 
“You are a lot stronger than I was at your age kid. I would never have been able to take care of someone sick like you do. But you need to remember one thing: You only have one life and you need to do what is good for you too. It can get difficult at time but it’s always for a reason. I was given this bike at a time when I lost myself in drugs. It was either a nice bike or the drugs. I chose the drugs at first but after my first ride, everything got somehow clearer." 

To know what else Markus has to say, don't forget to come back next Sunday.

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