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March 11th, 2007 (01:47 pm)

current mood: frustrated

I have to admit, sometimes my frustration levels about finding an Eiri really get to me and I seriously consider turning my current Shuichi into someone else and getting another doll to be Shuichi, so an Eiri would be easier to find.

Choices for a different Shuichi include:

1. Dolkot Ryu Version 3 from Dollmore:

  • Advantages: Nice sweet face shape; normal skin; has a Shuichi look to him; the clothes I have for the current Shuichi are long enough in the legs so they would fit him fine

  • Disadvantages: No double jointed elbows; 62cm - only one cm shorter than the current Shuichi

2. Elfdoll Wu:
3. Elfdoll Red:

  • Advantages: Nice sweet face shapes with an Asian cast; the Red has a smiling mouth and slightly younger face; the regular resin is darker than most companies so it is perfect for Shuichi's darker skin; both have a Shuichi look to them; 58cm - shorter than most dolls, which means a 62/63cm doll could work for Eiri (like an Iplehouse Lion-and I could get a white Lion head, put it on current Shuichi's body and have Eiri ready to go; see here: http://www.iplehouse.net/shop/step1.php?number=316); smaller feet so I could get some of the really cute shoes I want to get for current Shuichi but know his elephant feet won't fit them

  • Disadvantages: No double jointed elbows; the Elfdolls I have handled are stiff; wrists are even less flexible than my current Shuichi's wrists (older body)

4. LUTS CP Shiwoo:

  • Advantages: Nice sweet face shape with impish grin; 60cm; smaller feet so I could get some of the really cute shoes I want to get for current Shuichi but know his elephant feet won't fit them; flexible wrists

  • Disadvantages: No double jointed elbows; it is my understanding many clothes do not fit the LUTS body very well because of their big butts


I can chew on this a lot, and I know other people have gotten dolls, found they were not their characters, sold them, and gotten other dolls.

But then I look up and see my beautiful boy sitting on his couch and melt again. Could I turn him into someone else? His Soo Ri elephant ears would look great with points on their tips - should I turn him into a gorgeous elf and find another Shuichi?

However, my heart turns all mushy as I look at my beautiful Shuichi and I cannot imagine him being someone else sitting there. I really love him, even with his 'flaws'.

I have REALLY painted myself into a corner with my choices, haven't I? *sigh*


Posted by: Dnce (starshipangels)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)

I so understand you~ I can only say to go with what your heart tells you~ at least that worked for me so far! I want a big girl atm but I don't know which mold she is! I even thought about CP Sleeping Shiwoo girl! Good luck with searching, I don't think I'm much help right now ^^;;;

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Shuichi Sultry

Yeah, my heart says to stay with my current Shuichi...

But it is so frustrating not to find any Eiri good enough or tall enough for him.

Posted by: like jazz on a summer's day (thrives)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Gravi- Eiri- Hn...

There is no shame in changing Shuichi's mould, if you decide that you really want to. You can do whatever you want- they're your dolls.

It's just hard to figure out what you want, ne?

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)

I know there's no shame in it, but I really and truly love my current Shuichi so much, and it hurts so much sometimes because I cannot find an appropriate Eiri for him.

He is getting more and more unhappy as the days pass.

Posted by: mmc_ningyouai (mmc_ningyouai)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)

follow your heart and your gut feelings. If you truely don't think you could be happy with someone else as shuichi then don't turn him in, but if there's so wonderfully more than perfect eiri that is just too short, any of those other dolls would make beautiful shuichis. I'm more partial to ryu or shiwoo, and mind you if you had a shiwoo he would match up a little to your mnf shiwoo you plan to get for mini eiri. Personally haven't had any problems with the big butt, Ygg fits in everything Derisa's got. Mind you all his pants are doa user made, luts, and volks.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
a need to rest


Luckily, the absolutely perfect but too short Eiri hasn't risen his grumpy head at me yet, so I am still okay.

The IH Lion is just a compromise. The lips are really too thick.

Posted by: mmc_ningyouai (mmc_ningyouai)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)

*smacks head* typo.... mini shu, not mini eiri

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Shuichi looks out the window

I know what you meant!

I have to remind myself I WILL have a mini Eiri and Shuichi this year, and I already have a tiny Eiri and Shuichi, and I love them both.

Big Eiri is being his usual nasty-ass self and working until he is good and ready to come home.

Posted by: Talya Firedancer (fyredancer)
Posted at: March 11th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)

You should probably stick with your current Shuuichi unless you have a new Shuuichi AND an Eiri in mind to go with him. ;) Otherwise you might pick that new Shuuichi and find yourself in the same dilemma, without an Eiri to go with him.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 12th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)

Yeah, no shorter Eiri has raised his fickle head yet... so I will just need to tell my frustration to get over itself.

Posted by: Blaknite (blakniteludlam)
Posted at: March 12th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)

O.O its hard to imagine Shuichi as someone else....

I hope though that you will be happy with whatever choice you make for them both, and that I can still huggle your current Shuichi

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 12th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Shuichi looks out the window

I know it is difficult to imagine Shu as someone else, especially since I have had him for eleven months now.

Posted by: Aja (imayb1)
Posted at: March 12th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
foggy trees

I really like your current Shuichi. He is beautiful.

If you do decide to re-arrange...
1. I think the Dolkot is not a good alternative becuase there's so little height difference.
2. The Elfdoll Wu looks okay, but the Elfdoll Red looks too knowing.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 12th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Shuichi Sultry

Thank you for your input - it is GREATLY appreciated!

It's mostly Eiri frustration that gets me like this sometimes. I want him HOME and tied up to Shuichi's bed! *laughs*

Posted by: Eidolon Tree (eidolontree)
Posted at: March 12th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)

I think you should keep your Soo Ri as Shuuichi, because, Onna, I honestly think it doesn't matter who you have as Shuuichi right now. Your problem is with Eiri, and even if you switched the mould right at this moment to a Shiwoo, your standards for Eiri would remain as strict.

Stop torturing yourself with second thoughts about a doll you adore, and focus on Eiri again. *kick*

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 13th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Nasake - name

Thanks for the kick! I needed it. The frustration gets to be SO much... grr...

And last night I dreamed about you, your dolls and some of the local doll people and their dolls.

We were all meeting at a doll con!

Posted by: Jenn (akaibara)
Posted at: March 14th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)

Hey Onna, I was kinda bopping around Dollmore's site today, and I was wondering if you'd considered this guy for Eiri?


He's the newer one of the Model Doll guys. What struck me was the arrogant line of his mouth and the narrowed eyes. He seems to have a lot of Eiri's haughty snark going on.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 14th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Nasake - name

Yes, I HAVE considered the Model Doll Uri for Eiri. The problem is - he comes in normal skin, not white skin. Eiri has to be pale pale pale.

I Q&Aed Dollmore about offering the Uri in white skin and they told me he will only be offered in white skin as an LE, which will be offered in the near future. They did the same with their Kyle, which is now sold out.

My only concern about that is getting the makeup I want for him. Would they be willing to do a special faceup on an LE? I don't know. We will just have to see what they are going to do with him - probably some Goth leather guy...

Maybe I should Q&A them about changing the LE makeup...

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