Many in this lovely hobby of ours tend to make their dolls into characters. Whether they have characters from stories they’ve already written, or they are more like me who see a pretty doll and then end up creating a character for it, the dolls end up with their own personality, sense of style, and funny quirks. (For those of you who don’t have characters or even personalities for their dolls, that is also a perfect way to enjoy the hobby!)
For most people this means shelling adult characters at the least as MSDs, but often going even bigger. These are the dolls who usually are more or less adult shaped and usually with somewhat adult faces. Whether you prefer MiniFees or JIDs or Chicline or any other type of MSD, these are undeniably some sort of adult, although there is some discussion about some MSD sculpts being more teenage than adult.
But what about people like me? I for some reason can’t agree with anything bigger than 29 cm, which means that adult shaped dolls are mostly out of the question for me. I prefer LittleFees and have plans to own at least 5 of them. And they are all shells for adult characters. My girls are somewhere between 17 and several thousand years, but in appearance they are (in my head) somewhere around 17-21.
The problems is that the average age for LittleFee characters are 3-8 years. So naturally people look at my dolls and think “children”, especially because some of the girls tend to dress cutesy. On the other hand they can’t exactly dress provocatively (which would occur only to one of them, but she usually feels more at home in something glamorous), because that would look so wrong.
And it gets worse. I’ve wanted to let one of my girls be pregnant and later have a kid. No, I wouldn’t show the making of the baby, because that involves a character I believe I won’t shell, plus I just don’t want to. LittleFees aren’t sexy without clothes on, they’re just childish. But I’d like to let her have a tummy in a few shoots, and then I’d love to let her have a child (I’m thinking Nappy Choo or maybe a PukiFee for an older child, because some PukiFees have pointy ears like the mother sculpt, while Nappy Choos only have round ears, but I could explain that away).
I’ve only told this to one person, and luckily she didn’t react like I was gross or weird. I guess that gave me the courage to actually get this down in writing here on the blog, and maybe my lovely readers will let me know their thoughts? I don’t mind if you think it’s a horrible idea, I’d like to know, honestly! (I’d also love to know if you think it’d be okay, of course!) I’ve seen it done with a PukiFee couple, and I was surprised at the fact that it didn’t weird me out. They didn’t seem like such small children! But it might just be me, haha. So please share your thoughts!