Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Will Dance For Cornflakes (Or, Why I Love My Mouse)

Fair warning: I'm about to get really soppy about rodents in this post. I can't help it. I am genuinely delighted every day to wake up and see three tiny little animals living happily in my house with me and I literally haven't shut up about it since we first got the hamsters. Animal people are rolling their eyes at me constantly (and this includes Gavin, who's had every rodent under the sun) but this is still super new to me! I wasn't allowed animals when I was little (with the one exception of a Syrian hamster when I was 10), I've never had family members with animals, and I didn't even know I would enjoy having animals so much.

But, um, I do. As you might have noticed. Almost as much as Piemur loves cornflakes.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Rediscovering my Pullips

Today I have rediscovering my poor, dusty Pullips! According to Flickr, the last time I took a photo of a Pullip was January 2013... yikes. I dug them out and had a little wig switcheroo to mix things up - this is my Pullip Eos wearing a grey fur wig that's usually on my Taeyang Gyro.

I had a pretty intense Pullip phase circa 2010, I think, but it's been years since I bought any new ones. I think the main appeal (and I'm sorry, Pullips, to insult you this way) was that they were a beautiful compromise between BJDs (which are expensive) and Blythes (which are also quite expensive) at comparatively cheap prices. They're so photogenic, as well! The matte plastic and their lovely face ups just photograph so beautifully. The downside: their stock wigs and bodies can be a bit iffy, quality-wise. I'm a little behind on the situation these days, but I always re-wigged mine and generally re-bodied (Eos is still on her type 4, but the legs and hands fell off twice taking these photos, so point proven!)

She's still super cute, though.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

P-Bubs & Lady S

So I have a pretty serious growing addiction to Funko Pop figures, along with the rest of the world, apparently. It's awesome! The new(ish) Forbidden Planet in Leeds has a whole WALL of them and it is wonderful and hazardous. I let myself have a few accidents on my birthday.

I dithered for ages over whether to get the regular Princess Bubblegum, or the SDCC glow in the dark version which was a little more expensive. I went for the glow in the dark in the end, and it's MAGIC. Her entire hair piece glows and it looks awesome. I love all the Adventure Time figures - every character looks cute as a Funko Pop doll - but the Adventure Time characters are just especially precious.

The other cutie I bought was Lady Sif, because I am in love with her armour and weapons, so detailed and beautiful!

It probably won't come as a surprise to anyone that I love everything with oversized heads and eyes. Speaking of which, it was for my 18th birthday that I first ordered myself a Blythe doll! Since I just turned 25, it's coming up seven years of my big-headed toy appreciate life. Wow. Time flies when you're buying overpriced plastic and dressing it up like people, huh?

... seven years and I still haven't found a way to describe my doll hobby that doesn't sound a little bit ridiculous. It is a bit ridiculous. I love it.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Thought Bubble 2014

Hello again! I've been very busy in my blogging absence. I turned 25 (gasp!), got my MA results back (all good!), and had an awesome weekend at Thought Bubble. I'm still recovering. Rather fittingly, here is my weekend summarized in a comic!