I’m 21 years old living in Essex, England (that’s the east of england for international folks) and not much more than an hour’s train ride from London itself.
What do I do? I’m a digital designer, designing and creating all those digital things from websites, images, motion graphics and video, photography and photo-manipulation, and a dab of filmmaking. Add on top of that a very healthy dose of anime watching and japanese culture for good measure.
The lovely girls in the photo (excluding my also lovely girlfriend, Siqi Yan ) are my 7 Dollfie Dreams, a 60cm vinyl doll with an inner skeleton that separates it more from the realm of traditional BJDs (Ball Jointed Dolls) into perhaps the ‘large action doll figure’ category. Keeping the phrase ‘doll’ is important as, after all, that is their main attraction – clothes, accessories, poses, fun and photos.
It’s also a term you wouldn’t necessarily affiliate with a 20-something male But that’s what I love about them. Their like nothing else, and I’ve always had an affinity with small(ish) collectables, customisation and more recently photography too – so they are a natural fit with what I want out of a hobby. Plus the community around them is fairly large and full of some great people who make the experience even better.
The dollfie girls I have are, in order of acquisition:
• Nanoha – Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha Strikers
• Moe – Volks’ own character ‘After School Akihabara Girls’
• Yui – K-ON!
• Sakura – Fate/ Stay Night
• Yuki – White Album
• Lily – Fate/ Stay Night
• Akira – Volks’ own character ‘After School Akihabara Girls’
I also have a fair number of lesser movable figures – approximately four IKEA Detolf’s worth of them, ranging from the most coolsome and large scale to the smallest and cutest girls possible. I buy them based on their looks, not just if they’re from an anime series I watch, though both is always good. Along with the static figures I currently have two Nendoroids and two figmas that are small enough and cute enough to sit on my desk behind my keyboard ^^
last updated August 2011