I want.

Apr. 26th, 2009 08:26 am
cowboyguy: (hadrian adorable)
I want this doll so badly. I just found him yesterday, but he's got such a beautiful face and I think he looks a little bit like a grown-up Hadrian. I love the third picture down the most.
Unfortunately, he's $250 just for the head, and then he'd have to share a body with Darcy for a long time because I don't have any other SD bodies just laying around. Also, with this looming need to start paying back student loans and buy myself health insurance, it's probably pretty silly of me to spend more money on dolls.
Still, I've got Gus, my Kid Delf Bory, just sitting in his box in my closet because I never bonded with him and haven't sold him yet. If I could make myself sell him, then maybe I could justify buying a Shou-Ryu head, but at the same time, I'm not as much into the BJD hobby as I used to be.
*sigh* Money is evil...
cowboyguy: (willow hair)
I keep thinking about poor lil' Gus, and how he's been here since January and I really haven't done much with him. And the more I think about it, I'm deciding that he shouldn't be a Luts Bory, but instead should be a Bluefairy Tommy. Bory's just too grumpy-looking for my happy Gus. And I've discovered that I'm not really a big fan of the Kid Delf bodies. I hate the hands -- they're so big -- and his head just seems like it's too small for his body. I love the Bluefairy bodies so much more.
But if I sell Gus, that means I've got the slightly complicated task of selling a doll that my family doesn't know I own, so I'll have to package him and ship him out and everything when they're not home. Also, I've never sold a doll before and so I've got that guilt thing going on. But I think if I sold him and then maybe got a Tommy to replace him eventually, I'd be so much happier. Because right now, I just keep thinking, "Think how many pairs of shoes/clothes/CDs Gus would buy me if I sold him." And if I'm thinking that about a doll, I probably shouldn't be keeping him, should I?
cowboyguy: (brian thumb smile)


Hiiiii! My name's Gray! Who are you?

Guess where the other pictures are? )
cowboyguy: (Default)
So, I did the stupid thing and bought a new doll. ^_^
He got here on January 11th, and I've just been too lazy to post the pictures I've taken so far. So here they come, in one giant picspam.

His name is Gus Alain Gale. He's seven years old, and he's adorable. Only I feel really bad because my parents don't know that I have him yet, so he's been living in a drawer. But anyway, on to the pics! First are some pictures of just Gus, then I've got some with Hadrian and Darcy in the snow, too.



More of Gus and the boys behind the cut! )
cowboyguy: (willow hair)
I think it would have been better if I had never found out about bjds. Because now I want another one. I really want to order a kid delf Bory, and I was planning to order him during the Christmas event, but now I'm starting to feel more and more guilty about wanting to get him. For one thing, I still don't know what to do with Darcy, because half the time I'm mad at him, and the other half of the time he just looks so adorable that I couldn't bear to sell him.
So. Bory. I'm trying to save to pay part of my tuition for college. I'm trying to save so that I can move out of my parents' house sometime in the next twenty years. I'm trying to save in case I end up having to buy a new car in the next few years. And yet. I want to buy this fucking expensive doll for myself for Christmas, all because I want a cute little redheaded freckled boy to be a friend for Hadrian.
So do I do the stupid thing and buy the doll, because it'll make me happy even though it'll take a chunk out of my savings? Or do I do the smart person thing and not buy the doll and just be happy (mostly) with the two boys that I have?
It's this stupid fine line between fun money and saving money. But the thing is, why is it so much easier to justify buying little things (when they all add up in the end), than it is to justify saving and buying just one thing (even if it happens to be a way-too-expensive doll)? Argh.

(sorry for the rant)

(Oh, also? I suck at NaNoWriMo. I didn't finish. (Again.) Didn't even get close. And it's officially not November anymore.)
cowboyguy: (spike vent)
I hate wavering back and forth like this, but I'm thinking about selling Darcy again. I'm just getting to this point where I don't like him. As a doll, as a character. The character that Darcy the doll has become is completely different from the original Darcy character in my head, and it's getting kind of annoying. So I'm really trying to decide whether or not to sell him. Besides, if I sell him, I can buy my Bory right away and have money left over to save up for a good acoustic guitar. Then Hadrian can have a friend to play with instead of an older brother who just looks after him all the time, and I can have money to save for the things I really want instead of keeping this $600 hunk of resin sitting around my house. Gah, I don't know what to do. Aaarrrrgh....
cowboyguy: (drama willow)
Oh, man, this is so frustrating. I'm trying to decide whether or not I should sell Darcy. I've already put him back in his box, just to test how much I really miss him. It's been a few days, and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. I'm thinking about him more now that I can't see him, but I think it's mostly about debating whether or not to sell him. It's not so much of an "OMG I miss Darcy let me bring him back out" thing. But I really can't decide if I'd regret selling him if I actually did end up selling him.

So here's my rant.
Reasons to sell Darcy:
1.) He's huge, and I think I like MSDs better.
2.) I don't take pictures of him that much. Mostly all I do with him is sit with him in my lap every once in awhile.
3.) I haven't really bonded with him all that much.
4.) He's so happy. And I've got this thing where I like taking care of sad, pathetic little dolls, like Hadrian. Darcy's all grown up -- he doesn't need me to look after him.
5.) I'm really bad at posing him and getting him to stand properly.
6.) I hate sewing for him, 'cause his butt and thighs are so big and I can never manage to make pants that fit him properly.
7.) If I sold him, I'd have money to buy a Kid Delf Bory, plus some left over to save for other things.
8.) He'd probably get a lot more love if he went somewhere else.
9.) Even if I don't have Darcy the doll, I still have Darcy the character, and I think I'm okay with that... I think.
10.) When I bought him, I think it was more of an "I want an El" impulse than an "I want a Darcy", and so when he got here I just sort of slapped a character on him and I'm not sure if it fits.

So, bottom line, I really can't decide if I want to get rid of him or not. Because I really don't want to regret it. So I can't decide if I should just keep him in his box and see how I do without him for awhile, or if I should try buying him a new wig/eyes and remaking his character...
I'm really starting to want that Bory, too, but I don't have the money for it unless I sell Darcy.
Help...
cowboyguy: (kaylee smile)
So I'm up to 3,089 words already, which is below the word count I'm supposed to be at, but considering I only wrote about 5,000 words total for last year's NaNo, I feel like I'm making pretty good progress.

In other news, I really want a Luts Kid Delf Bory all of a sudden. I've got this urge to make an amputee doll, but I couldn't do it to either of my boys. I tried taking half of Darcy's arm off the other day and it was just too weird, I couldn't get used to looking at him with half an arm. I really want another MSD, and Bory's so cute. But first I have to pay for car repairs... -_- Oh well.
cowboyguy: (Default)
Darcy refuses to stand for me. Every time I try to stand him up, his legs buckle underneath him. Is it something to do with the stringing? Too tight or too loose?
Help...?
cowboyguy: (omg yay doctor)
I'm so happy Darcy's finally here... ^_________^
Anyway, as promised, I've got pictures!

<(^_^<) <(^_^)> (>^_^)> *happy dance* )
cowboyguy: (angel hee)
YAY!

(I'll post photos very soon. ^_^ )
cowboyguy: (spike vent)
So, today Darcy's been circulating through practically every post office within twenty minutes of my house except for the one that actually delivers my mail. Which means he's gonna be here tomorrow. Which means, not today. *wibble*
cowboyguy: (kaylee squee)
I'm so excited! I got an email from Luts this morning saying that my doll's been shipped. I only ordered him on Sunday, I can't believe they're sending him this soon! He's supposed to get here on June 11th, according to the website. He's a normal-skinned El, and I'm pretty sure his name's gonna be Darcy. Might change when he gets here, but we'll see.

*squee!* ^_____________________________________________________^
cowboyguy: (spike vent)
So yesterday I was looking through the marketplace on DoA and I found the perfect El. He was going for his normal price, but he'd been blushed and deseamed and his nose had been sanded down just like I wanted. And he would've been coming from New York, so the shipping wouldn't be the crazy omgI'mcomingfromKOREA!shipping. So I spent practically half of the day yesterday looking at his picture and angsting over whether or not I wanted him, and then I refresh the page and it turns out she's got his body on hold for someone else already. -_- Dammit.
And this is why I never go looking in the DoA marketplace. I always find the doll that I want, and then someone else ends up getting him first...

On the plus side, I finally get to used my animated Spike icon!
cowboyguy: (butterflies)
Okay, I'm getting addicted to this image-manipping, wallpaper-making thing. But it's just so fun, I can't stop! ^_^ So I've got three new wallpapers: one of Hadrian, one for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and one of Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious. They're all lurking behind the lj cuts... Sorry if they're kinda big. I'm not sure I know how to make thumbnails...

Hadrian. )

Neither can live while the other survives... )

Young Punks. )

And that's that. Cowabunga, dude.
cowboyguy: (Default)
I made this little wallpaper of my doll today. Still trying to figure out the program on my computer, so it's not exactly how I wanted it, but I hope it's a decent first try! Feedback, of course, is greatly appreciated, because now I'm getting interested and wanting to do more of these things! ^_^

cowboyguy: (hadrian in the garden)
Hadrian got his new shoes today, so I decided to do a little photostory. It's fairly pointless, it's mostly just something to show off his shoes ^_^ but I like it anyway.



Follow the link! )
cowboyguy: (Default)
I've got four different groups of pictures that I've taken over the past few days, but haven't posted them anywhere yet. So I thought I'd just post all of them in one post, instead of bombarding people's journals with picspam. So here we go. And just as a quick note, Hadrian's personality changes a lot. I think he's got multiple personalities or something...

Click me, click me! Pwease...? )
cowboyguy: (Default)
I took some pictures of Hadrian outside for the first time the other day, and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. They also show off his new eyes, so yay!
Warning to dial-uppers, there's almost 30 pics behind the cut, so it might take awhile to load...



Click the link for the rest! )
cowboyguy: (Default)
So last week I bought a pair of eyes for Hadrian from chibikitsune on DoA, and they arrived today! It took me about half an hour to get his old eyes out and his new eyes in, because I'd never done it before, but I'm very pleased with the results.



Hadrian says, "Look at me, I has green eyes now. If you wanna see more, click the linky."

Five more pictures! )

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