24.7.15

{have you seen this girl?}






forgive me, i'm trying to find
my calling, i'm calling at night.
i don't mean to be a bother but
have you seen this girl?

she's been running through my dreams,
and it's driving me crazy it seems...

~
i always get so sad when i see someone trying to hide the fact that they like dolls from their friends and/or peers. going so far as to deleting all their doll photos saved on their phone or computer, shoving their dolls under their bed when friends come over, etc. there's honestly nothing we should worry about regarding others' opinions on our hobby. personally, none of my friends or peers have a problem with it. even my guy friends are cool about it. anyways, not sure why i felt like sharing this, it's just something i find sad and, quite frankly, unnecessary. you lads should be proud of what you do, because you all produce lovely work, and if someone has a problem with you and your dolls, they aren't worth your time. <3

-maddie

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  1. ALL TIME LOW. PAIRED WITH GORGEOUS PICTURES. MAD HATTER, YOU OUTDO YOURSELF EVERY TIME.
    It's always sad to think that girl have to hide what they love. Nobody should have to feel like their hobby is something shunned, or wrong. I think there just comes a time in everyone's life where they stop caring what others think. Hopefully they'll come to see that liking dolls is the worst possible thing they could do.
    xo Adi

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    1. THIS SONG MAKES ME FREAKING CRY JUST LIKE YOU DO WITH YOUR SWEET COMMENTS. thank you, magma. ^-^
      it really is. and i agree with that, i know it was true for me. yeah, hopefully.

      -maddie

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  2. Gorgeous photos. Lovely speech. <3

    - Ellie

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    1. thank you, ellie. :3

      -maddie

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  3. I wonder if I would hide my dolls if I had any friends that I would allow into my house. I consider my house as part of my personal bubble, it seems, or at least my personal bubble is as big as a house. Either way, I don't want people in there.
    I suppose I'm fine with people knowing I (play with? Own? Use?) dolls, I'm just not super proud of it.
    For how much I hate people, my concern for their opinion and views of me is sickening.

    Even if this community has some problems, I'm very glad it's here. I am provided with encouragement, reminders to be nonjudgmental, humor, and opportunities to be social without having to talk to or see actual human beings.

    Well that didn't really have a point to it. But its everything this post made me think about, so I suppose it still works.

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    1. Perhaps hating people stems from concern for their opinions. Or vice versa.

      - Ellie

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    2. I think you may be right...

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    3. i agree, despite how annoyed i get with the comm at times, i'm glad it's here.

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  4. Yeah I used to be so embarrassed of my dolls but I told one of my friends last year and she was totally cool with it! Now all my friends know and I talk about it openly and some of my friends even ask me about my dolls and like toys and stuff :) I think doll collecting is such an awesome hobby and I'll probs never stop doing it!
    Also these pictures tripped out my brain! (In a good way! ^.^)
    -Lydia

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  5. Lovely pictures! I love the second one.
    As for your speech, dolls are kinda there in my life. A few of my friends (that I go way back with) have them and love them as much as I do. Others don't know because I don't tell them. I'm not embarrassed (I have a huge doll house filled with dolls in our play room) so if they asked I would tell them. For the most part, they don't care.
    ~Emily

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  6. Love the speech. :) You are so right.
    I just noticed that I am embarrassed about having dolls. I always say that I'm not but every time someone asks me what my hobbies are and what I'm really passionate about, I always skip collection dolls and having a blog and say instead photography, or drawing. Which yes I love photography but not so much drawing... but what I love most are my dolls and my followers. I enjoy doing this. It's pretty much my life.

    -Leah

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  7. So cute!
    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the world blogger award! Look at my newest post for my info!
    Thanks,
    Eva

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  8. Love what you said. While I'm not going to go around parading and yelling "I LIKE DOLLS, PEOPLE! YOUR OPINIONS ARE AS RELEVANT AS A CANADIAN PENNY (our pennies were 'retired', per say - nobody uses them any more and stores won't accept them, for the most part), I have determined that if someone asks me about it, yeah, I'll tell them. I'm not going to lie, because it's just a little thing that makes me myself. I mean, there's more to a person than what they like. Grow up, society. Or maybe society just needs to get a little younger.
    Anyway, yeah. What you said what so true. I've always felt bad when people have said they've been bullied for liking dolls, since I haven't ever experienced that myself.

    ~Diana

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  9. oh my maddie, AMAZING! When I was losing inspiration I always turned to your blog. Stunning pictures as always, I really love your blog. Thanks for the kind words you shared on mine. I think I'm here to stay :)

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  10. Hey Maddie. I tagged you for something, but I totally get it if you don't want to do this particular tag. http://mylifeofhorsesandriding.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-i-love-horses-tag.html

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  11. OUTSTANDING! I
    The photos are beautiful and artistic.
    The message is even more beautiful. No one should be embarrassed to be themselves (okay there are a few exceptions to that rule, but they lean toward the criminal). It is very sad when we feel we have to hide just because someone else doesn't' like exactly the same things we do. Thank you, Maddie!
    ~Xyra

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