Sunday, June 13, 2010

Does anyone have a title I could borrow?


Welcome to another edition of "What the hell is Emerald Wynn wearing now?"

I was pretty wiped out this weekend. I had a rough week last week, mainly because I rescued The Ugliest Kitten Known to Man:


[Insert big tired sigh here.] He was in the middle of traffic.

Even my camera screamed in protest and somehow took an upside-down picture of him. I didn't flip it, I swear.

I forgot how exhausting a kitten can be, let alone a little freaky one, so I was pretty worthless today. I spent a lot of time watching serial killer documentaries on MSNBC and staring in morbid fascination at Things People Do With Dolls That Kinda Disturb Me.

Get those things away from me!

I'm still in "maybe one day I'll become a savvy doll wheeler-and-dealer" mode, so when I logged in to SL today, I set out to find a ball-jointed doll (BJD) skin. There are many fabulous stitched doll skins out there, but I rarely see a ball-jointed one.


I found this one at (Magic)(Burst)! It's called Honey Doll Skin, Pink, and I give it three out of five stars. There aren't enough joints and the lines are blurry - that's not my computer - but I appreciate the effort and the face is rather sweet.

I'm wearing Sn@tch's new Marie Corset dress (yet another purchase inspired by this blog), along with the matching Dauphine Socks (note that the blogger was too lazy to mod the cuffs) and Comtesse Heels. Um, and that WILD AND WACKAY HAIR is called Tokyo Doll in Wraith from Hairoin. Creepy Doll AO courtesy of Creative Insanity.

Here's what the skin looks like naked. Let's see if Photobucket will let a picture of a naked, nippleless cartoon doll slide:


And here's the doll butt:


That pose is called Pretty1 by !Bang. I'd never heard of this store before, but I really like the poses there. And I'm not in a dungeon. That's the inside of my Elven Treehouse and no, I'm not really feeling it but, yes, I'm too lazy to change it right now.

I haven't said "anyhoo" in a long time.

Anyhoo, continuing the quest for a cool BJD skin, I typed "BJD skin" in Search. It coughed up a place called The Doll Works.


Looks fun, huh? I skipped in there like a kid in Candyland . . . only to discover that it's a kinky dollie sex store. SOOOOOO wrong in so many ways.

They have a 2300L My Little Pony AV . . .


. . . which you'll totally love if your favorite Little Pony was the greasy one with giant boobs.

Let's all pause for a moment and laugh at her hoof hands.

They also have a couple of Bratz AVs:


Each one comes with a round open mouth version. Just like the cartoon!

I could get all outraged about the fact that some of our most beloved and heroic female cartoon characters, like the selfless and inspirational Bratz gals, are being disgustingly sexualized — not to mention USED ILLEGALLY — here, but I'll let someone else do that.

They'd just better be glad they didn't mess with Strawberry Shortcake.

And now a word from our sponsor:


Damn, we missed it. ("Play Room"?)

*runs away*

Um, so then I tried XStreet. Dear XStreet, I already told you what I think about the Second Life marketplace experience. "Don't Bother Me Again!" I've clicked it about 20 times. Love, Emmy

I searched for "doll skin" and BINGO!


I love you, Rotten Toe! And that cute box!


It's called May, Basic in Cream and looks RIGHTEOUSLY freaky! I messed it up a little by slapping on those huge eyelashes. Oops. And the chest really does have those hearts for nips. Because it's a DOLL! Don't be a perv. The glossing on those lips also mirrors a technique used by real BJD faceup artists. Bravo!

My AV looks weary and worried. She's probably tired of all this creative abuse and longs for the days of jeans and a Golden Girls T-shirt.

This skin also comes in May, Buried in Pus (LOL - EWWWW!) with three different versions of decay. The ball joints are still there but the skin is also cracked and, well, pretty awesome if you're into that kind of thing. I didn't buy it though. I'm watching my lindens these days. 

I can't find the store Rotten Toe inworld anymore. Is it gone? My landmarks don't work either. I'm sure it's out there somewhere, but as usual, our really efficient Search tool isn't giving it to me. Meanwhile, if you want this skin, you can get it (and the demo) on XStreet. Be sure you have "Mature Content" enabled.

OK, so here's where we get to the part where I lost all the rest of my pictures. :-\

Well, except for this one:



[OMG, one day into it and I already screwed up and forgot about BBBC Q1: Why did you become a blogger? How has it enriched your life? I became a blogger because it's in my nature to get overly excited and run my mouth about everything I do, regardless of whether anyone gives a damn. The many people I've met through this blog have enriched my life.]

Rotten Toe on XStreet
Creative Insanity
The Doll Works


Noelyci said...

I'm so totally making you a BBBC'10 Fail shirt.

Emerald Wynn said...

HEY, we don't HAVE to stick to the suggested subject!

But yeah, I want that shirt anyway.

(Wow, I'm so tired, I spelled it "shurt" at first. Worries me.)

Emerald Wynn said...

(OK I fixed it. Kind of.)

moniq Salamander said...

Hey, that kitty is absolutely adorable! I used to have an even uglier one, but it turned out into a gorgeous would-be-black-panther... i still miss that kitty!

Emerald Wynn said...

You can have him, Moniq! I'll ship him to you! :D

Boy cats = Booooooo

I haven't had a kitty since I was 21 (ugh, that's 17 years ago). I forgot how much attention they need, the crying all night, the excess energy, thinking my feet are toys to be pounced on and attacked, etc.

He's a sweetheart when he's asleep though!

Kareem Glas said...

Hey, it's Basement Cat!

nimil said...

i've actually tossed around the idea of making ball joint doll skins but where you say there are few of them i say i've seen a ton of them XD and i didn't want to be just another person doing it...

nomine has some awesome balljoint doll tattoo layers btw.

Emerald Wynn said...

OOH, Nimil! I knew I should have asked you! ♥

Heidi Halberstadt said...

I choose to believe you're wearing the ring I made because it's awestastic, and not because you simply can't be bothered to change it ::preens::

moniq Salamander said...

I'd take it, but I already have a monster cat now. Add a crazy dog. Guess you get the picture :))

Chalice Carling said...

OMG that 2010 Rubber Doll World Rendezvous reminds me of this documentary I saw a couple of years ago about ppl who live with these amazingly life like rubber dolls. They have them specifically made and they live with them like a partner. Dressing them, putting them to bed, driving with them etc. I was totally engrossed in it but thought how sad that people desire something that can't give back in any real sense. Kind of reminds me of some SL relationships. Not the good one's where ppl eventually meet and/or get their needs met but the one's ppl enter that are based on lies where one or both parties settle for something not at all real.

Sometimes it serves a purpose for a time but it can never substitute for real life, in the flesh affection.

God look at me go completely off topic and bang on about relationships like i'm some

Emerald Wynn said...

Heidi, I never take that ring off, at least not intentionally. Not only does it remind me of one of my favorite friends, but it also reminds me of a favorite SL memory, when I tried to adjust the full bright on that ring and accidentally selected my house instead and turned it into a glowing monstrosity and this is a long sentence and I'm gonna end it now with this period right here.

Bang on, Chalice! :-D

I watched parts of that BBC documentary (or a similar one) called "Love Me, Love My Doll." My GOD, it depressed the hell out of me. BBC was on a doll documentary kick for a while and also showed one called "Reborn," about women with these creepy realistic newborn babies (called Reborns in the doll market) who treated them like real babies. Ugh - it made me cry and worry that one day I might become that crazy.

In FACT, we have this crazy lady in our neighborhood who wears the same pajamas all day, every day, and walks around with this wild blonde frizzy hair and all these ferrets and baby raccoons following her in a line like the Pied Piper. I said to my brother, "I"m worried that when I get (even) older, I'm gonna end up being crazy like that," and he said, "If you're worried about it, it's not going to happen."

There, I just banged on about "How Not to Become Crazy."

Emerald Wynn said...

Or maybe that doc was "Guys and Dolls" - here's the link to watch it online, everybody! (because I know your life wouldn't be complete without it?)

Disturbing Documentary, Click Here!

Emerald Wynn said...

(waves up there at Kareem and fondly remembers that Blythe doll shape he made - I still have it somewhere in my black hole that is otherwise called My Inventory)