Category: Geekdom

This category covers posts about my geeky/nerdy interests and hobbies. This may include pop culture, video games, tabletop gaming, Asian ball-jointed dolls (BJDs), and other related topics.

Respect Artists – Stop Bootlegs

This has been cross-posted to my BJD Tumblr blog and private Facebook page. I normally keep doll-related matters separate, but the respect for artists (or lack thereof) is something very close to my heart. Artists matter to me, and they deserve to be paid for their time and effort.


Oh my gosh. I know not all of you are into expensive toys, but these dolls are made by small, family-run businesses who take pride and care in what they do. The dolls are made in limited quantities. Every doll is a work of art. I have the highest respect for these artisans. The dolls are not only very pretty, but some clever engineering needs to go in to make them pose-able too.

Star Wars Episode VII

So, this happened on Wednesday night, crossing over to Thursday morning, some friends and I went to the midnight screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (And I didn’t get to sleep until about 4am.) Us being such big fangirls and fanboys, this, and dressing up was totally obligatory! (Except it was only the girls who dressed up.)