Drowning in dolls

24 Mar 2014

29 Dec 2013

I had this on drafts for two months at least… um… hi!(I hope I can begin the new year on the right track and start finishing all my works in progress. No shame for my dolls! but a bit of shame for my procrastination skills…)

I had this on drafts for two months at least… um… hi!
(I hope I can begin the new year on the right track and start finishing all my works in progress. No shame for my dolls! but a bit of shame for my procrastination skills…)

(Source: polymorphic-monsters)

27 Dec 2013

retrogradeworks:

I’m so in love with the new Colossus (Colossal) Titan Nendoroid, I had to do a little video demo.  I usually prefer more articulated figures, but as a huge fan of the Attack on Titan series, this guy was impossible to pass up.

Thank you for the vid! It’s so awesome :B  I didn’t have enough money to get the original one, so I got a copy for very cheap, it’s not that great because it lacks the second face and some articulation… but it’s something. Meanwhile I can enjoy the real one seeing your video :__)

5 Dec 2013

20 Nov 2013

ninapedia:

i buy myself dolls and other toys when i have money and don’t open them. that way when i’m having a really bad or stressful day, or just want to treat myself but can’t because lack of funds i can open a new toy and have a little bit happiness and stress relief in my life.

13 Nov 2013

helloliviak:

So I was bored and I decided to go around other countries Toys R Us sites and look at their Monster High selection. Using the ‘auto-translate’ feature on Chrome, I saw this and couldn’t stop laughing. On Spain’s site they have the Ghouls Rule Cleo, and it translates what’s supposed to be ‘Ghouls Rule’ to ‘A Divine Party of Death’. I’m still laughingimage

Yeah, the puns in spanish are translated in strange ways, sometimes unrelated to the original idea xD But see this as that game of making a text go through so much google-translate that loses all sense when back to original language :B

Divine party of death is a literal translation from “fiesta divina de la muerte” (keeping the “dead” puns and the idea of glamour from the franchise), but the meaning of that in spanish is closer to “drop dead gorgeous” than to the literal one :) It’s still funny, tho!

7 Nov 2013

4 Nov 2013

chrome-blade:

What’s scary is how honest this representation is and how so many girls and women want to copy it.

This is something that’s been discussed quite a lot in the monster high tag, I don’t know if you’re familiar with it or the dolls. (If you’re not and you have curiosity, I suggest you read this post about the experience with the franchise for that person and their niece, a bit tangential to my post, but it might enrich the view).
But as someone that never engaged yet on those dialogues and as someone saddened that my picture can be seen that negatively, I feel I have to speak up. (as extra context, a bit of info about this character, Skelita)
I’m an adult collector and I’m a person that is quite aware of mental illneses and eating disorders. I’m also an active body positivity supporter and sensible about how society’s negative constructs are bombarded upon us. As all that, I see a big problem with focusing the blame and fears on this franchise. We all know a lot of it can be improved for sure, but I feel it is doing an ok work on sending a better and more positive message than other mainstream stuff. 
I’m so much more worried about the negative messages that are so rooted that they feel normal for most of the people, those that are really being copied by a large number of persons. I’ve never met anyone, not even online, that wanted to be a skeleton (*), but a tremendous amount that wanted to copy other more palpable and common images. I’m talking about the digital manipulated images on magazines, thinspiration blogs, all the “hate-yourself-you’re-not-good-enough” messages on the media, the attitude of judging other living peoples without empathy, etc (really, don’t get me started on all that). I believe that the most important thing is education, not just throwing random critic-bullets everywhere, but really speaking, showing and teaching those girls and women (and boys and men) a better view of the body, themselves and the humans they’re surrounded by. Empathy, information, resources. I try to do this on my social circle, and if I am ever a mother, that’s the parenting I believe in. If everyone contributed in our small way to this cause, it might really change something for the better.
(*) I’m not anybody to say that this doll in particular can’t trigger another person, I see it might do (specially for someone with a very severe disorder, and that kind of people might need professional help better than pointing-and-blaming); but I feel this doll nearer to those scary skeletons for halloween that they put everywhere, a literal non-metaphorical skeleton, than to an image humanly attainable and harmful to health. 
So I hope this helps you to see from another perspective this particular doll, and to anybody else, if I did wrong with the tags, just give me a heads up, you’re making me doubt if it was needed a tag for trigger warning. And an apology to my followers for wandering off the toys theme with a big text post, but it was kind of important.

chrome-blade:

What’s scary is how honest this representation is and how so many girls and women want to copy it.

This is something that’s been discussed quite a lot in the monster high tag, I don’t know if you’re familiar with it or the dolls. (If you’re not and you have curiosity, I suggest you read this post about the experience with the franchise for that person and their niece, a bit tangential to my post, but it might enrich the view).

But as someone that never engaged yet on those dialogues and as someone saddened that my picture can be seen that negatively, I feel I have to speak up. (as extra context, a bit of info about this character, Skelita)

I’m an adult collector and I’m a person that is quite aware of mental illneses and eating disorders. I’m also an active body positivity supporter and sensible about how society’s negative constructs are bombarded upon us. As all that, I see a big problem with focusing the blame and fears on this franchise. We all know a lot of it can be improved for sure, but I feel it is doing an ok work on sending a better and more positive message than other mainstream stuff. 

I’m so much more worried about the negative messages that are so rooted that they feel normal for most of the people, those that are really being copied by a large number of persons. I’ve never met anyone, not even online, that wanted to be a skeleton (*), but a tremendous amount that wanted to copy other more palpable and common images.

I’m talking about the digital manipulated images on magazines, thinspiration blogs, all the “hate-yourself-you’re-not-good-enough” messages on the media, the attitude of judging other living peoples without empathy, etc (really, don’t get me started on all that). I believe that the most important thing is education, not just throwing random critic-bullets everywhere, but really speaking, showing and teaching those girls and women (and boys and men) a better view of the body, themselves and the humans they’re surrounded by. Empathy, information, resources. I try to do this on my social circle, and if I am ever a mother, that’s the parenting I believe in. If everyone contributed in our small way to this cause, it might really change something for the better.

(*) I’m not anybody to say that this doll in particular can’t trigger another person, I see it might do (specially for someone with a very severe disorder, and that kind of people might need professional help better than pointing-and-blaming); but I feel this doll nearer to those scary skeletons for halloween that they put everywhere, a literal non-metaphorical skeleton, than to an image humanly attainable and harmful to health. 

So I hope this helps you to see from another perspective this particular doll, and to anybody else, if I did wrong with the tags, just give me a heads up, you’re making me doubt if it was needed a tag for trigger warning. And an apology to my followers for wandering off the toys theme with a big text post, but it was kind of important.

(Source: polymorphic-monsters)

31 Oct 2013

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14 Oct 2013

pgirl1986:

polymorphic-monsters:

I’ve been kind of away lately, sorry if this has been posted already… but I don’t remember seeing on tumblr this ones ^  (they can be found in black and in pink too). I found the cupid ones (already posted by monster-lili). They are sold as MH shoes, but they might be for EAH dolls… or maybe other doll? I don’t know…

Those are Jakks Winx Club Sirenix shoes.

Woah, quick and great info there, thank you pgirl!! so this means they fit MH feet and legs, then :O

14 Oct 2013

I’ve been kind of away lately, sorry if this has been posted already… but I don’t remember seeing on tumblr this ones ^  (they can be found in black and in pink too). I found the cupid ones (already posted by monster-lili). They are sold as MH shoes, but they might be for EAH dolls… or maybe other doll? I don’t know…

I’ve been kind of away lately, sorry if this has been posted already… but I don’t remember seeing on tumblr this ones ^  (they can be found in black and in pink too). I found the cupid ones (already posted by monster-lili). They are sold as MH shoes, but they might be for EAH dolls… or maybe other doll? I don’t know…

2 Oct 2013