I don’t write stories on dollfies as often as I did back when I was posting on figure.fm because I wanted to focus more on the quality of each pictures (posing, lighting…etc). Looking back at the past stories, I also feel embarrassed reading some of them^^; Still, it’s nice doing them occasionally because it feels like I’m getting back to the starting point (原点回帰). Indeed, I wouldn’t have gotten far on DD photography without going through this process of thinking up of poses that’ll make doll more “lively/natural” in a way. Even if you’re not going to write a story, training yourself to create a “flow” of poses can be helpful in nurturing your improvising skill during photo sessions. Imo you’re much better off starting off with these instead of reading every inch of the manual on your camera or buying expensive camera/lens/photo developing software.
Well, anyways it was about time I brought up the story of the meeting between Sora, Aura and Xera so here they are. Was hoping for a more peaceful encounter this time but it seems it’s customary for my girls to quarrel with their new member…(kinda like Toy Story lol).
Aura: You’re getting soft Sora. Soft and slack like Master’s belly.
Aura: There! Like I told you, you’re nothing without that Homura cosplay and its power.
Sora: Meh, I think I need a new arm. The joints are kinda floppy these days and…huh?
Sora: Who is she? A new girl? She resembles us but why is she naked?
Aura: I can squeeze the truth out of that good for nothing master.
Aura: but I have a better idea…
Aura: You there, start talking!
Sora: Don’t frighten her Aura put that away.
Sora: Hey, it’s you in the picture. You’re so…
Sora: Well, being the eldest in the house, I guess I should introduce ourselves to you. I’m Sora.
Sora: And this scary looking person is Aura. I don’t see the similarity but we’re twins, or so the master says.
Aura: Well, aren’t you going to tell us your name runt?
Xera: Shut up you old hag. Aren’t you too old to be playing around with sticks?
Sora: Calm down Aura. She’s just confused and insecure like you were when we first met. As elder sisters we have obligation to set her right and..
Xera: You’re the one who’s confused you pompous senile hag. Look at yourself, you’re name is Sora when you don’t look like her at all.
Sora: Say, Aura…are dolls flammable trash or recyclable plactic?
Aura: Don’t worry, it won’t matter when we’re done with this jit.
Me: Ugh…tired…I’m home~
Me: Say, what’s with those weapons? Were you girls behaving yourself?
Sora: Master…you’ve got some explaining to do…
Me: Oh, so you’ve met her…
Me: Well you see, you have this long lost sister that was born from you like Aura….so that makes you guys a triplet. Btw, can you explain me why she is crying?
Me: Tell me what happened.
Xera: They were bullying me!
Me: Girls, I’m very dissapointed with you two. You’re going back in the display case until you learned your lessons.
So yeah…a good lesson here is that appearances can be deceiving^^; Xera was supposed to be just a shy looking nice girl but then I remembered someone mentioning that her face had a bit of mischevious look to it so I kinda incorporated that into her personality. Quite the two-face she is ;3
You may have noticed from the pics above but I bought new optional hands and clothing for Xera for this post at a doll shop in Nakano Broadway. The hands which contained like 3-4 variations was only 1500 yen and the new wear was like less than 3000 yen. Here’s a couple of photos I took while playing with the new hand part. Used
The “pretty-please” pose ;3
Makise Kurisu’s 知性と恍惚 pose ;3
Solar Flare pose ;3
Ray-Gun pose from YuYu-Hakysho…I think ;3
I don’t know, just some random poses…
Xera: Die W☆RS DIE!!
Me: Umm…Xera? I’m still here you know?
Xera: Oh…you didn’t see or hear anything did you?