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24 June 2007 @ 09:40 am
State of the Goo Address  
So recently I got a few new pals via the Doctor Who Doctor/Rose comms. Hi, new pals! *Waves* I figured I'd do the neighborly thing and actually post. Here's how it goes over here on the Gooniverse:

1.) Cut your damn spoilers. I'll probably click them, anyway, but it'll be my own damn fault. Uncut spoilers for anything will result in me being a vengeful Goo. It's not a pretty sight.

2.) I think Martha is very hot, and I like what I've seen of her so far. That said, I'm obsessive about my OTP. Them's the ropes. As I told someone on T&C: "I'm too busy imagining Goo/Martha to ship Doctor/Martha". In my happy little fantasy world, Rose is still the Doctor's one and only, and someday she'll come back and they'll live happily ever after. My fantasy world has a green sky and kittens that tap dance gaily.

3.) My partner in crime/platonic soulmate is trollopfop. Should I be unable to perform my Gooly duties, you all answer to her. slytherinblack is next in the chain of command. She is uninitiated in the ranks of Doctor Who love, so help me gang up on her.

4.) I rarely post. I go through periods where you'll see a random post every few days or so, and then it won't be uncommon to not see me posting on my LJ for long stretches of time. Sometimes months. My LJ is largely a tool for me to access LJ comms, basically. On the same coin, you may find I don't respond to other people's entries all that often. There are some people I consistently respond to, but don't take it personally if you don't see me commenting often. I don't even comment on my closest friend's LJ.

5.) I collect dolls. I hang out on some really batshit insane collector boards. Some of my LJ friends I met via these boards, but they're the good kind of insane. Respect the dolls, and you'll all be the first to see Rose!doll when she's finally finished.

6.) I'm totally batshit insane. I admit it. I revel in it.

7.) maverickgenius is my writing LJ. Working on Doctor Who stuff right now, but I have some House, RENT, and Fullmetal Alchemist stuff on it if anyone wants to take a peeky-peek (I locked some of the FMA stuff during Strikethrough, though).

8.) If this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.
arcvert on June 24th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
In my happy little fantasy world, Rose is still the Doctor's one and only, and someday she'll come back and they'll live happily ever after.

Oh hey. I think we share the same fantasy space, cause that's ditto for me. =D As loony and improbable as it is, I do desperately want them to live happily ever after.

I've taken note of your other points above and I see no conflict for myself. =D Thanks for the informative welcome and OH HAI, I really want to see Rose!doll when she's finished, aww.
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on June 24th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
I need to get the base before I can get to work on the doll, although I'm already plotting some outfits and accessories for her. I only work with American Girl dolls as a medium right now, although I've toyed with different brands. If you're at all familiar with Heroes, I can show you my Claire doll (Heroes is my first love. The good Doctor and I are having a summer fling).
arcvert on June 24th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
My best friend and also my boyfriend are mad about Heroes and so I've watched a fair chunk of it. But I haven't watched the last few episodes! Curiousity does urge me to sniff them out and finish it up--and I will someday. But! Long story short, yes, I am familliar with Heroes. I'm also familliar with Kingdom Hearts, which Claire's actress does a voice for. =D

I would love to see your Claire doll. n_n;
A Guy Named Goo: Heroes Peter/Claude Pretzel by zuppitaguynamedgoo on June 24th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Heroes = Eccles. That's actually how I found my way over to Doctor Who: I wanted to get all the jokes people were cracking on the Heroes forums about Doctor Who. :P


Claire in her cheerleading uniform.

Claire with her hair back.

Claire in her current outfit. I'll probably end up using the top of that with jeans for Rose until I can get her some stuff custom made. Rose is going to be a bit more complicated, since she'll need an eye switch and a haircut (Claire just needed an eye switch. The doll had brown eyes. Her hair was also very curly, so I relaxed it into waves).
arcvert on June 24th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
Eccleston's actually why I started watching, really. Before when the boyfriend was watching Heroes I would instead delve into online-ness with my laptop and tune the TV out. Not because I didn't like it but because I hate coming into shows in the middle of things. I like to get the WHOLE story. But when I heard Doc #9 was going to be in Heroes, I started paying a bit more attention.

Awwwh, Claire!doll is adorable. Do you have any other plans for Rose!doll's hair. Maybe darkening her roots or something else like that? Because y'know what? Rose makes being a bottle-blond gorgeous.
A Guy Named Goo: Doctor Who Nine/Rose Fight by effulgent_aguynamedgoo on June 24th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Actually, her hair is proving to be a big challenge. AG uses kankelon wigs, which are, for all intents and purposes, plastic, so they don't hold dye. So people were asking me if I was going to use a "natural" blonde color or a "platinum" blonde color. I eventually decided the latter, because it seems closer to the color Rose has most of the time, and if we wanted her "natural" hair color (like I was making kid!Rose), Billie Piper's a natural brunette. (Although wee!Rose in Father's Day had baby-blonde hair.) So I decided to go with the brighter blonde and maybe try to find a way to add dark roots (I heard that people "dye" doll hair with sharpies and it works fine, and I have sharpies in every color of the rainbow and then some).

Now it's an issue of the face mold I'm going to use. I've narrowed it to these choices:

I like the former's face mold better, but the latter has better hair (I'd have to trim the former). I plan to swap out her eyes for brown, naturally. The former also has changeable earrings and a more "mature" face.
arcvert on June 24th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
I agree with you on the actual face of the first looking better, but I simply ADORE the latter's hair. It looks smooth and shapely.
Although the first face's hair reminds just a bit of Rose a la The Unquiet Dead.
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on June 24th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Well, if I use the first, I plan to brush out the pincurls (people lose them accidentally all the time, so shouldn't be hard) and then trim her hair so it's the same sort of style, a little shorter, as the second one. If I could swap their wigs, that'd be awesome, but it'd be a shot in the dark to find someone who would swap wigs with me, and I have no need to have both (plus those dolls are really pricey. I'm getting them almost half price from a benefit, but retail they're nearly $100 American). Their hair is actually the same color, from all the pictures I've seen, plus the first one has the fuller lips, which is required for Rose. ^_~
Nethilia - Who Really Doesn't Exist: felicitykittikattie on June 24th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
You could always just clip them off. They're just attached to side of the wigs, like Lissie's. (For Peach, I'm planning on a full rewig, since she'll have to have bangs. Same Blond!Beth face, though.)
A Guy Named Goo: Doctor Who Ten/Rose Side by effulgent_giaguynamedgoo on June 24th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Also, the first one has a center part, the second has a side part. Most of the time, Rose seems to have the center part. ^_^ I do have a boy doll who already has pinstripe pants, so I may cosplay him as Ten, although he looks absolutely nothing like David Tennant.
arcvert on June 24th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
A total agree on the fuller lips. Billie Piper (and Rose by obvious proxy) has beautiful lips!

Awwh. Now I am imagining a little Rose!doll and Ten!doll holding hands. I'll not be able to concentrate on work for the rest of the day! My fragile shipper heart~
Ameliapadparadscha on June 27th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
I agree that you should go with Elizabeth, but I'm wondering if it's possible to do a face paint job. Rose's makeup has a lot of contrast to it--it's dark on a light face, and she would at least need darker lips.

Wee!Rose's hair might have changed as she grew, too. My siblings and I all had blond hair as babies, and it darkened to full brunette around the age of four or so. But a brunette Rose just wouldn't look right. You need the yellow.

I do have one idea for another facemold, if you're willing to branch out. The Stardust doll Laurel. She's slightly more mature-looking (and slim vinyl-body) and has similar face-paint to Rose's makeup, although she does have faint freckles. She also has brown eyes already. You'd have to rewig her, obviously.

I'm not sure if the face mold works--Rose's cheeks are a little rounder than Laurel's--but if you can find a Laurel doll somewhere, you may want to consider it.
A Guy Named Goo: Doctor Who Ten/Rose 2 by space_grapicsaguynamedgoo on June 28th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
I've actually already been talking about face-painting options with some people on the AG Playthings board, especially for the lips and eyebrows (as Rose has both as prominent features). I am thinking once I darken the lips, broaden the eyebrows, and cut the hair (and transplant the eyes, of course. I am fairly certain a Jess is going to be the donor), she'll look more definitively like Rose.
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on June 28th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Also, I considered Ellowyne Wilde, too. Their Essential Blonde has golden-brown eyes, but her hair is also crimped/curled in a kind of throwback to the 40s 'do, and I really don't know how it would want to behave if I wanted to straighten or cut it.
Maya S.ppyajunebug on June 24th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
RE 3: I'm really good at conversions to TV shows. No, really. You don't know how many people I've converted to Firefly...Coupling...now I'm working on Who (I've gotten one of my close friends completely obsessed...though she's turned into a Martha/Doctor shipper).

P.S. I enjoy being batshit insane. It keeps people on thier toes.
Amata: ::Stage Beauty Crossdressingrougaroux on June 24th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing Doctor Who is a TV show of some sorts...but I could always be wrong xD Good to see a State of the Goo Address though, I've missed hearing from you.
dracschick: Dracula_dracschickdracschick on June 25th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
good luck with the writing and with the doll collecting!

always nice to see you in LJ land!