Steve clothed and in the buff at my Otakon artist alley table.
Met allot of great people today, and got to see allot of old friends again!
Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hey!
Holy shit the world needs more toony/Western-style BJDs like this.
oh ho ho ho
there is actually a seedy world of bullshit doki doki anime desu politics about that, my dear vin
the tl;dr of it being FUCKING DEN OF ANGELS
it’s the single biggest forum for bjds period, and holds a lot of sway because of it - and one of the criteria for being ~on topic~ is ~an asian aesthetic~
what exactly an ‘asian aesthetic’ is, however, is entirely at discretion of the moderators
and they are ludicrously inconsistent about itfor ~various reasons~ cough
and when a doll is deemed off-topic for discussion, it actually tanks the sales for that doll
both because there is now a lot less exposure for the doll, and also because a good deal of people actually buy dolls specifically for ~e-popularity~[?????] or even just to be ~in specific groups~ - and not being able to spam photos of it or post about it on den of angels is a big deterrent/inconvenience, especially for those who feel like they might want to/have to sell it later down the line
so companies tend to avoid deviating too much sometimes
if it would mean it wouldn’t be on-topic for den of angels
because it would potentially mean a pretty big financial failure
and it’s kind of sdhskds;;sdfhg
holy spit spicer thank you for telling everyone else what i myself have wanted to tell people for a l o n g time and too afraid to get shot in the bjd-world’s arse for
there needs to be another big bjd forum where ALL bjds are on-topic, to compete with doa—i’d love to see what that would do to the community