Monday, May 26, 2014

In which - it "was" a nice Memorial Day, until....

*Warning for minor doll nudity*

Long story short, we were helping move some of the plants out of Maddy's bedroom window. The house is so far under the trees here that once the leaves come out, there's almost no sun in the back of the house until September. So all the plants have to either crowd into the window or be moved somewhere else.

We almost had them all moved when....


"Yo....little help, peeps?"

"Tori! You bloody idiot! What on earth is wrong with you?!" Aura exclaimed. "And more to the point, what are you doing here? Didn't I tell you to say well away from me?"

"You're not the boss of me, you little stuck up..." I'm not going to repeat what this Tori chick called Aura, but it wasn't very nice. "I'll do what I want, when I want, and you won't...."

Right in the lucky bamboo. Guess it wasn't too lucky for her.

"Tori, you're a disgrace to Fay folk everywhere!" Aura scolded. "I don't know what you think your business is here, but you'd best just leave. I can tell you, Maddy isn't going to stand for having you around."

"Listen you, she's just a stupid mortal. I have connections. I could have the Unseelie down on her so fast..."

"Okay, enough. Out with you." I don't think Maddy was all that impressed with Tori's threats. "Don't make me get my athame." 

"You don't have connections. Even the Unseelie think you're too stupid to bother with," Daisy called after them. We heard cursing and yelling all the way until....

"You see this? Iron nail." I heard Maddy say. Then the outside door slammed. (Faerie types can't cross a threshold protected by iron, according to Daisy. She said it doesn't have any effect on devas or pixies, though.)

"Who was that?" I said.

"Her name is Tori. She's the daughter of one of the Fairy King's advisers, and she thinks she owns the bloody world." Aura actually facepalmed, something rarely seen in the wild. "She doesn't know anyone. She's just bluffing. Daisy was right about the Unseelie. They think she's a bloody joke. Which she is, but - oh man. If she's around.....Scaramouche needs to get back here now. She really does...."

Maddy's note: Tori is an AI Toriena. They're these very inexpensive BJDs I've seen around. They're cute, but they're more akin to play dolls than the ABJDs. I don't know if they're actually resin or just hard plastic. Her stringing and jointing aren't the best (especially compared to Fairyland's!) I think I'm going to need to wire her with pipe cleaners to make her somewhat stable holding a pose. But maybe I'm just spoiled between DollsTown and Fairyland. Even Fawn's most wobbly joints are far more stable than Tori's.

And we're closing in on the twelve-week mark, so yes, Scaramouche should be arriving soon now! I'm also expecting a belated birthday present - a PukiFee Dony - towards the end of August. I ordered a basic in natural skin - the fullset is adorable, but I know I'll end up redressing and restyling her. I don't have her character entirely worked out, but her name (tentatively) will be Tempest and she'll be a deva like Aura and Scaramouche. What kind, I don't know yet.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

In which it's Maddy's birthday and I go to college - sort of

So anyway - today was Maddy's birthday and it was  - well, kind of busy.

First thing this morning, it was off to Dutchess Community College for a civil service exam (her, not me!) She's still waiting on the results of the ones she took back in March (school secretary/program assistant) and this one was for a receptionist/typist position. She thinks it went pretty well, but isn't going to have results back for awhile.

And it looks like Taconic Hall is on the OTHER other left....

Along with DCC, we also have Marist College and Vassar College. DCC is considered to be on-par with any of the colleges in the SUNY (State University of New York) system.

The last time we were up here, it was raining and there was still a ton of snow on the ground. Not exactly conducive for taking great pictures.

Today, as you can see, was much nicer.

After the exam, it was almost all the way to Beacon for a bead show. If you're on the East Coast, check it out. It's not the biggest show around, but they make up for it in quality.

And not just beads....

Maddy and I have been looking for a globe for me for pretty much, ever. We found a really nice one today at the show.

Pretty neat, huh?

And for Daisy, these. Pretty cool, huh? I think they're supposed to be display stands, but they make awesome chairs and a table for a pixie.

Maddy just got in a few minutes ago, so I think she's going to want to check Facebook and all that. We'll show you some more beads tomorrow, hopefully....

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In which - random photos!

Aura's new dress. Fishface back there is less than impressed. 

Fresh dandelion season!

There are many, many more out in the yard where these came from.

Not so fast, Spike.....

"Jungle life, I'm leading 'neath the open, all alone, like Tarzan Boy...."

Maddy: "We're going to get thrown out of this garden center,,,,"

 My kind of tree

Awesome! We can finally haz leavez.....

Aura: "And it was believed that if you ever heard the bluebells ring, it was time to start preparing for a funeral."

Me: "How the heck do flowers ring?"

Daisy: "They don't. Faeries just like to mess with humans' heads sometimes....."

Daisy watching Aura explaining to a bunch of ants that they can't move into Maddy's kitchen....

Spring! At last.....