My medication–which is definitely helping my problem (even if only slightly), given the fit I had last night when it started wearing off–is practically leaving me housebound, which is making me even more antsy to buy something decadent. (I’m not sure that makes sense, but this stuff is, among other side effects, leaving me a bit light-headed, so not everything I do, say or think does make sense.)
I’m trying to make sure that I don’t do anything stupid. So I’m trying to make sure that if I buy an expensive doll, it’s at least the right one. If there is such a thing as “the right one” when one’s heart kind of says “I want all the dolls” as if I had all the room and all the money in which to store and with which to buy.
Anyway, so I’ve got about five choices right now. Four dolly candidates, and–of course, the choice to stay strong and not buy any of them. The first candidate is the purple-haired Blythe I posted about earlier, who’s a little over $150 at the moment.
Then there’s the Kagamine Rin Pullip I want to make out of a Make It Own kit from PullipStyle. When you add in the wig (the one with the twin curls, not quite right for the Meltdown hairstyle, but…close enough) and the eye chips, she’d be about $70, plus however much it would cost to buy supplies to make her costume. Surprisingly expensive for a kit doll.
Then there’s the not-actually-Blythes. There’s two of them on Amazon that have my attention.
This one is $50, and is actually just described as a Blythe clone. The hair’s a pretty color, but there could be more of it. And the gap between the scalp and the face is awfully huge. The price is good, though.
The seller’s description on this one is even more vague, not even mentioning the name “Blythe,” even though she’s clearly a Blythe clone. Seems a higher quality than the other, which is probably why she’s $75 instead of $50. There’s lots of very pretty hair:
Part of me is horrified at the idea of giving money to someone knowingly selling something fake, and part of me is like “who cares, it’s pretty!”
A more logical part of me is pointing out that I don’t have a good workspace right now to do any work on these dolls, whether the factory girls or the MIO Rin. The same logical part is counter-arguing (with itself!) that I could get two of the cheaper dolls for the cost of the one real Blythe. Then the counter-counter-argument comes back that the real Blythe will only get more expensive, while the MIO kit and counterfeits will likely stay the same price. (Well, okay, the MIO kit will be in and out of stock, but when it’s in stock it’s not likely to jump in price the way a Blythe doll will.)
I don’t know what to do. I don’t know which one I should buy. I don’t know if I should buy at all. Maybe the answer is that I need to force myself not to buy anything at all. I have been overspending lately, after all.
It’s just…argh. My life is argh.
That’s kind of the short version, I guess.
I suppose I’m leaning towards slapping myself in the face until I wise up and don’t buy anything…