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I need to change my avatar again...

Being a fickle doll owner means that the head in my picture has gone to a new home in Singapore. I am hoping that she will have a safe journey.

The character I have been trying to 'shell' (to use a technical term) is Yuste. Yuste is one of the shaman twins (the other one being Yuda) and I need hardly tell you that it is not easy to get a doll who looks like a middle-aged woman.

There have been 'plus-size' dolls, though they are few and far between. Older dolls are a great deal harder to find. Yuda has got an Alan Rickman-as-Snape 'Minimee' head, which to me doesn't look a lot like Snape. It works quite well for Yuda, but finding an equivalent head for Yuste has been almost impossible.

Anyway, my latest attempt to 'shell' Yuste has involved getting a doll from the online shop Mandarake in Japan. The doll in question is a Volks SD13 Madoka. And though I loved Yuste's last incarnation (A Volks Ryo Narasaki) she didn't have quite the right look.

Writing has been rather intermittent due to head problems (mine not the dolls'). I did make a start on something new, but have been interrupted.

(will be updating this later on - we have the phone engineer here! Hooray!)


Mar. 1st, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, finding a middle aged female doll is just about impossible, sadly. Even getting a plump body is tough. Lots of good luck to you on that effort!

And good luck on the writing front, too! Interruptions are always annoying but hopefully they'll clear up enough that you can make progress again. :)
Mar. 2nd, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I know, it's ridiculous! I would love a plump doll (in some ways). But Madoka has the right slightly cross expression.

The writing is on the move again! But it is so daft - I now seem to be writing two books at once.