Saturday, April 23, 2016

30 Day BJD Meme Day 30

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 30: Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

I have been to several doll meetups and scheduled several myself when I first moved out to Virginia. I did enjoy them until I met the person that nearly destroyed the hobby for me, and did destroy my marriage at one of the meetups. They are no longer in the hobby thank goodness, and I look forward to attending future meetups in Texas with Mom and Faythe.


And that is it! That is the last question of the 30 Day BJD Meme. I actually completed it this time. :D

Friday, April 22, 2016

30 Day BJD Meme Day 29

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 29: Post a picture of your dolls exploring the outside world!

Ichigo likes to go and look out at the lake.



30) Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mania

I shared this on Ravelry, Tuesday in my bipolar support group but I felt it was worth sharing elsewhere too.

"I was describing how Mania feels in my psych class this morning as a bees nest buzzing loudly, while juggling bowling balls and chainsaws that are on fire. It looks dangerous, it might feel exciting but overall it’s exhausting and we may end up badly hurt if we aren’t very careful. My teacher (retired psychologist) and my roommate agreed it was an apt description of how it feels."

Many people gloss over this aspect of the disorder because we GET SO MUCH DONE. We are capable of channeling inhuman amounts of energy for a brief period, our work output is greatly increased, our multitasking somehow works wonderfully, and when that Mania wears off many people find themselves having made dangerous and reckless decisions, ruined relationships, and losing their jobs because they can't maintain that inhuman pace they had while manic.

I have had many years to carefully cultivate a safety network, and practice impossible self control, and I am one of the lucky ones, because even though there is no medicine out there that helps my mania, I am alive, medicine compliant, and relatively healthy. While manic I still bother to go to work and/or school, despite lack of sleep and inability to adequately communicate.

I am lucky, and I am loved.

30 Day BJD Meme Day 28

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 28: Post a crazy/silly pose!

I'm not sure that I have any crazy or silly poses. This is what I came up with from my photobucket. I think October looks a bit like Success Baby in this shot.


29) Post a picture of your dolls exploring the outside world!
30) Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

30 Day BJD Meme Day 27

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 27: Do you have a favorite out of your own dolls? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell the others ;D)

Ichigo is my not-so-secret favorite of the bunch. He gets the big wardrobe and more than one pair of shoes, and lots more accessories and play time compared to the others.



28) Post a crazy/silly pose!
29) Post a picture of your dolls exploring the outside world!
30) Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Twenty-six Questions.

Borrowed from a couple of different people.

Twenty-six things about me...
A- Age: 32
B- Biggest fear: Being alone. I appreciate intentional solitude, but I can not function alone for longer than a day or two.
C- Current time: 5:58am
D- Drink you last had: Water
E- Every day starts with: Peeling out of bed and stumbling around until I am actually awake.
F- Favorite song: My "Favorite song" playlist has 1500 songs currently.
G- Ghosts, are they real? Yes.
H- Hometown: Arlington, Texas.
I- In love with: Romantically? No one. I have a harmless crush, and plenty of friends though.
J- Jealous of: Anyone who has it together.
K- Killed someone? Not that I am aware of.
L- Last time you cried?: Recently, maybe a week ago. I cried enough that both Osaka and Ringo were distressed and tried to soothe me. It came on suddenly and passed after about a day.
M- Middle name: Mathias.
N- Number of siblings: Four sisters by blood, three step brothers, and a handful of in-laws.
O- One wish: Long term stability.
P- Person you last called: Mom to wish her a bappy birthday.
Q- Question you're always asked: How old ARE you anyway? (then responded with) NO YOU'RE NOT.
R- Reason to smile: I have people who love me enough to rearrange their lives to make sure that I am okay.
S- Song last sung: I was singing Adele's cover of Lovesong at the busstop last night.
T- Time you woke up: 3:41am
U- Unicorns Real or Fake: Almost definitely were real, and are currently extinct.
V- Vacation destination: England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
W- Worst habit: Talking over people. It's not at all intentional, and it's worse if I'm manic, but it's a struggle.
X- X-Rays you've had: Feet, back, neck, chest. Lots of the last because of my history of pneumonia.
Y- Your favorite food: Cheese crackers.
Z- Zodiac sign: Cancer with Virgo influences.

30 Day BJD Meme Day 26

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 26: Done your own faceups? (Again, do you think you’d do that?)

I have done some of my faceups, though I prefer either company faceups or having someone else paint them up for me. While I am technically capable, my hands shake badly and I tend not to be happy with the results. So, Osaka has painted several of my newer acquisitions and otherwise I order them with faceups.

Two of the dolls I have done myself are Doran and Reji, though Osaka painted Reji's tongue.



27) Do you have a favorite out of your own dolls? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell the others ;D)
28) Post a crazy/silly pose!
29) Post a picture of your dolls exploring the outside world!
30) Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

Monday, April 18, 2016

30 Day BJD Meme Day 25

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 25: Have you ever modded a doll? (Do you think that you would?)

Yes, I modded Innis's eyes to be more open. It was both incredibly satisfying and terrifying, because the Vampire Rolly Faceplate was an event head/face and not easily replaced. On the other hand the sculpt ended up perfect for the character so it worked out.



26) Done your own faceups? (Again, do you think you’d do that?)
27) Do you have a favorite out of your own dolls? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell the others ;D)
28) Post a crazy/silly pose!
29) Post a picture of your dolls exploring the outside world!
30) Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

30 Day BJD Meme Day 24

30 Day BJD Meme

Day 24: What about your favorite part of the hobby?

My favorite part of the hobby is weaving intricate stories between doll characters and then finding or making clothing and accessories to suit the stories. Some of my favorite dolls are character dolls by other people who have written alternate universe fiction that explains why their character is slightly different than in original fandom, and also how they fit into the world.


25) Have you ever modded a doll? (Do you think that you would?)
26) Done your own faceups? (Again, do you think you’d do that?)
27) Do you have a favorite out of your own dolls? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell the others ;D)
28) Post a crazy/silly pose!
29) Post a picture of your dolls exploring the outside world!
30) Have you ever been to a doll meetup? Did you enjoy it/do you plan to go to one in the future?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

GoFundMe Update

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has been able to help in any way with our GoFundMe. In addition to the financial contribution, I have had some people in different communities send food, and help by directly paying for some of the prescriptions.

I have one last prescription that desperately needs filled (I am out and overdue on doses), but this medication is the most expensive by far at approximately $150. This is also one that not taking REALLY screws up everything. I wasn't exaggerating when I said that all of my prescriptions were very seriously mandatory maintenance prescriptions.

This would be somewhat less of an issue if Osaka's not-ex-enough husband were doing as he is supposed to and sending even minimal financial support but he is currently dodging calls, ignoring texts, and happily posting on facebook as though nothing is wrong.

Which leaves us in the precarious position of having our phone and internet about to be cut off (because seriously the money he sends goes to regular bills as well as food), and not having much in the way of food in the house still despite the help that we have received from our friends.

I really hate to ask, but even $5 and $10 donations would be incredibly helpful. Osaka says to keep the phone/internet on, we need between $80-100, depending on whether they charge additional late fees, so if we can get together about $250 in total in the next two to three days, that would take care of the most important things and we can then worry about making what we have, work for food for us and the dogs.

I haven't mentioned on the GoFundMe exactly the dynamic here, but our priorities are life-important medicine, food for dogs and Ringo, and then bills, and then food for us adults. We're not being reckless, we're just trying to keep things moving.

Thank you to everyone who has been able to help, whether by signal boosting or sending food, sending money, all of it is helpful, and we really appreciate it.

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I'm Rory or Rorek in most places. I design, sew, and craft, primarily for my Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls. I also dabble in interior design, but I'm a little out of practice.

I post about the things I enjoy, which are sewing, photographing my dolls, designing new outfits, knitting, which I started in September of 2008, thanks to my Mom, and occasionally drawing, or painting.

I also post about Life Events and how they affect me and those that I love.

Currently I am living in Coastal Virginia in the USA and working towards a degree in American Sign Language at Tidewater Community College.