at the midpoint

somewhere between actually working and actually resting. This blog is random but includes authentic ball-jointed dolls, figurative sculpture, dance, smatterings of astronomy, archaeology, anthropology and biology, light dustings of music, literature and politics, and very little personal bullshit. Also, anthropogenic climate disruption is a real thing and I will post about it, especially if it pertains to California or the Pacific.
One of my sole shopping goals at Dollism was to find a mohair wig for Potnia. DoA swap meet came through!

One of my sole shopping goals at Dollism was to find a mohair wig for Potnia. DoA swap meet came through!

Five minutes until opening! :D #dollism

Five minutes until opening! :D #dollism

Albright-Knox sculpture garden

Albright-Knox sculpture garden

Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip

Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip

OMG inside Lucas Samaras’ Mirrored Room!!!!
:DDD

OMG inside Lucas Samaras’ Mirrored Room!!!!
:DDD

Does it ever bother anti recast people here on tumblr that you’re kinda perceived as bullies? It seems like a lot of people are scared to post their real username, or scared to buy recasts just because they don’t want you to attack them. People also seem to think that just owning a recast, even if you never post it, can get you banned from DoA which I think adds to the sort of witch hunting antis idea. I’m just curious about your opinions, since most of you are pretty vocal.

#2123

Sometimes it bothers me a bit, because I’m not really a mean person, I just have no tolerance for art theft. For a while it was so bad that I actually left the tumblr community save for a handful of blogs, and when I came back I had to go block pro-recast people because it was so upsetting to me to see this stuff happening.

Especially right before I ‘left’ for a while, I kept seeing Pro-Recasters swooping in on people new to the hobby and pointing them to recasts.

Then I was looking up a doll I wanted and realized that the top three results were all recasts and I got mad. I got really mad. I’d rather been seen as a jerk and a bully than to allow the Pro-Recasts to continue to erode the ability of companies to make enough to continue producing new dolls.

(via elijahfeathers)

Doesn’t bother me nearly as much as seeing the artists struggle from the recasters stealing their business.

Or the fact that some of my favorite sculpts got discontinued because no one bought legit from the company anymore.

Or the fact that the recasters have been using the money pro-recast people give them to buy and create recasts of artist dolls. 

Doesn’t bother me nearly as much as seeing pro-recast people making stupid fallacious arguments about how their actions aren’t reprehensible. 

Not as much as watching Mr Dollshe bend over backwards to please his customers so that they won’t have any excuse to buy recast and then they STILL buy recast and he has to do what he can to make his dolls harder to recast because he has no legal recourse since China’s copyright laws suck.

Like boohoo you’re afraid of getting cyber bullied by some people who think your shitty actions are unacceptable. I have no empathy for you when your actions put the artists who create the dolls I love so much through so much stress and pain.

(via quezycoatl)

Does it bother rabbits that they are perceived as rodents when they aren’t? Seriously, I’d like to see even one bit of evidence of pro-artists cyberbullying pro-recasts. People thinking inaccurate things about DoA’s rules, which are in fact posted on the forum site and can be clarified by simply asking questions on Ask the Mods, is not really anyone else’s problem. How is it the pro-artist side’s fault that there are false rumours about witch hunts in the hobby?

"Someone has a false perception of you. Don’t you feel bad about that?"

No. I don’t.

(via neenajaydon)

Wait, someone is scared to buy recasts now?
*throws confetti*

If me speaking my mind on a public platform to a general audience of doll collectors has made even one person decide to buy a doll directly from the artist instead of buying a recast, I couldn’t care less about the misperception that may have caused it. Why would I care more about the opinion of some random and possibly fictional person on the Internet than I would about the artists I know and interact with on a regular basis? Why wouldn’t I want to shield my friends from more sadness and stress? I don’t mind being called names if it can help my friends prosper.

(Source: recastconfessions, via neenajaydon)

I still can’t believe we travelled with all of these dolls, and we have to fly back with them too. O__o

I still can’t believe we travelled with all of these dolls, and we have to fly back with them too. O__o

Scaly golden dome of the former Buffalo Bank. Cannot get over how flat this place is. Flaaaaaat! I could walk for days and barely notice.

Scaly golden dome of the former Buffalo Bank. Cannot get over how flat this place is. Flaaaaaat! I could walk for days and barely notice.