Osaka has caught a winter bug from her brother Wotan, who is out visiting for Christmas. Most years he is just recovering from it during winter break but this year he is fully ill from it and recovering out here slowly over the course over the break.
He has won Christmas
as far as his nephew and sister are concerned. DragonMouse got
DoctorWho Legos, and Osaka got a discontinued doll that she has been
distressed, bemoaning missing out on recently. Wotan managed to get his
hands on her and sneak her under the tree and we didn't quite realize it
until we were down to the last of the gifts and Osaka was going "Wait a
minute.. This is bubble wrap. This is labelled bubble-wrapped bundles
with a Certificate of Authenticity. YOU DIDN'T. HOW?!"
is two years running that Wotan has managed to get two incredibly
special discontinued hard to get dolls for Osaka, and both are
incredibly special. Last year's was THE SOULDOLL CHORIN that
had been sitting waiting patiently for seven years waiting for Osaka at
the doll dealer's website. This is the Souldoll Giselle that was
discontinued and.. nowhere to be found ANYWHERE in any of the places one might find older discontinued dolls. Wotan has amazing doll luck, and he uses his powers for good.
So due to timing Osaka and I both
ended up with dolls for Christmas. Mine being Twinkle, my Loongsoul
Beck Deertaur, and hers Souldoll Giselle, who is petite and gorgeous. I
also have my pony, but I need to un-string and scrub that pony so it can
be sealed and painted up to be Epona.