Old News

base by infernal machine Bit of an oxymoron there, I'm aware...

Here I gather the old news instead of letting them clutter up the front page. Probably not of much interest to people, but I still don't want to just throw it all out. Enjoy! Or, you know... don't. I really don't expect anyone to be interested in this, but hey... what do I know?

...maybe I should name this page "items that were once new updates, but which now are dated", as that would be less of an oxymoron... Or just go the easy way and call it "Oxymorons"? Or maybe I will leave it as is.
March 16th, 2010 Been up all night making myself a new layout. Good lord. So exhausted, but I don't want to go to bed until I'm done updating the site to the new version. Still, might have to.

Update: Nope, managed to update the entire site without collapsing from exhaustion. I'm really happy with this layout, and what's better yet - the entire layout now is placed in two includes, so next time I want to change something, I won't have to update every single page on the site. Finally, after four years, I have a layout I'm actually happy with.
Thoughts? Comments? Anything that doesn't look right/work as it should? Let me know.
March 12th, 2010 Woo, less than a month since last update, I clearly rock.
Seeing as both my entries got through MDE round 1, here they are again, in their delicious piraty lingerie. Mmm, gotta love them.
What else has been up with me? Well, I turned 24 two weeks ago, and have been generally busy with my studies in Russian. Other than that, not much has happened, really. I'm thinking about entering some more pageants, namely Miss Doll International and Miss Doll Decade. Both deadlines are kind of close, so I guess we'll see if I can finish something before then. ^_^
Wish me luck!

Oh, and I started using my deviantART account again. Just in case anyone is interested.
February 13th, 2010 Just a mini-update (less than a week since the last one, too - what is the world coming to?) to let you all know I entered a second doll into Miss Doll Europe. She was a last minute submission, and I was so stressed to finish her on time, but somehow I managed to. She's not half-bad, if I may say so myself. Wish me luck!
February 9th, 2010 Once again been quite a while since I updated. Ohwell, that's life for you.
Anyway, I've once again entered Miss Doll Europe, and I have a good feeling about my chances. Wish me good luck!
A few more dolls as well. I'm seriously considering attempting to make a new layout, seeing as I've had this one since I put up the site in 2006, and I'm seriously getting sick of it. I have an idea for a new layout, but it involves learning how to do a layout with div-tags, and some php-coding. I think I can do it, but it'll take some effort.
July 21st, 2009 Not all that much happening, but I figured I should update anyway, to try to stick with this once-a-month thing I've got going lately.
So, what's up? Well, FPMA is still going, if slowly. Then there's The Steampunk Pageant, the second round of which is about to start voting (and can I just say, I'm very happy with my entries for this).
Then, I've been roped into judging a pageant, Apocalypse 2009 - a postapocalyptic pageant set in the aftermath of a big nuclear war. The audition round is still open, and will be until the 30th, so I totally think you all should head on over and enter into it, because really, it's super cool. ;)
And yeah, my dolls for these contests are pretty much all I've been up to lately, so, yeah.
Restructuring of my base page is on my to-do list, by the way. I'm just lazy when it comes to getting around to it.
June 20th, 2009 Not all that much going on lately, really. I entered two dolls into The Steampunk Pageant, the first round of which is now voting.
Also, I made my first non-contest doll for a while, which is a good thing. Other than that, not much happening, but I'm trying to get into this slightly more frequent updating thing. Cheers.
May 17th, 2009 I've actually been pretty active in dolling the last few months. I've entered a number of pageants, been semi-active at The Gathering and generally tried to update my site from time to time. I've been horrible at remembering to update my front page, though. Ohwell, that's life for you.
I also tried starting a contest at one point, but I didn't get any entries. In retrospect, possibly I should've announced it at the front page, too.
Anyway, too much stuff to put all my new dolls at the front page (well, not really, I'm just too lazy to do so).
Also a few new bases. I'm considering removing most bases from my base-page, though, and go through them one at the time to determine what rights I have to display them, since I've become aware of an increasing trend in dolling circles against tracing lately. Yes, the bases I've marked as "non-original" are traced, which is why they're marked as such. I do put a lot of effort into making them, though, editing heavily to make them useable, and adding my own touches. However, it's true that they're not all my own work, which is why I think I'll go through them to decide what I should and shouldn't showcase here.
January 7th, 2009 Very well, yet another year, yet another update. I do check on this site from time to time, but I've been in sort of a rut when it comes to dolling, and thus haven't had reason to update much. This last week or two, I suddenly got the urge to doll again, however, and thus, here I am. (There are also some dolls from the months before, but, yes.)
I've entered a couple of contests; the Element-al Inspiration at Blu's site, an Inspired by contest at The World of Sissors, as well as a character for the Flawed Perfection Modelling Agency. Wish me luck!
Also a couple of new bases, because... I make bases. At times, at least.
March 25th, 2008 The thing about this site is... I don't generally think anyone checks it out, so why bother to update? But I guess the downfall of that is that people react the same way I do when I come upon a site and see that the latest update was several months ago - I assume the person behind the site isn't really interested in it any longer and that I can't expect new updates, and then I go away again and forget all about it again.
Despite this epiphany, I can't bring myself to start updating more regulary. What a shame.
Onwards! I've got loads of new bases, plenty of new dolls, and at least a handful of gifts... which I can't be bothered to update with right now, though. Perhaps next time I wander by my site to update. ^_~
Anyway, have fun with the new stuff!
January 1st, 2008 New year... just about, anyway.
Anyway... I've been at least semi-productive these last two months. Six new dolls and four new bases! Go check them out!
Also, have a happy new year. Will see if I can't whip together a new year giftie... if there isn't one within a week, though... don't hold your breath. :P
November 7th, 2007 Oy, has it really been four months since I last updated? I guess it has. Whew. Right, not a big update... there was more stuff that I was gonna put up, but as my computer died a few days ago and still isn't fixed, I guess it'll have to wait. I've got some stuff left to update, though, so... that's what I've done.
One new doll, and some "new" old dolls that I've had lying around on the web for ages without uploading to my site, but today I got the drive to do so, and so they're up. Most of them are on precious pixels's bases, so check out that section.
Three new bases - or really two new bases, one of which is in two version (large and slightly smaller). Couple base based on a picture from Tokyo Mew Mew, and a portrait base of Angelina Jolie.
I also restructured the base-section a little, and fixed a bit with the individual doll pages. Not much, but.... yeah. Still working on writing short presentation texts for every basemaker.
July 11th, 2007 Oooh, another update less than a month after last! I'm improving!d So, right. Haven't dolled too much, but got caught by the bug the other day and went on a small spree. All are non-adoptable, though (except by Aki, for whom I made the dolls. And, you know... if someone else gets her permission, they're also welcome to adopt them. But other than that - no).
And a new base. Based on a picture I found on the web. After finishing it, though, I got a horrible feeling that I've seen it somewhere before - so now I'm wondering if there's another base made from the same picture out there. I dunno. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with how it came out, at least. And... that's all, really. For this time.
June 16th, 2007 Has it really been two months since I last updated? I guess so. Anyway, pretty big update - I added a dollmaker. Nothing too spectacular, but I like it at least. My sister Blu has helped me make stuff for it, so a big thanks to her. Also thanks to The Dollery for a really nice wing tutorial, which I used for reference when working on the wings for my doll-maker.
April 12th, 2007 One new doll. That's all.
Oh, and I'm having pretty fun hanging out at Eden Enchanted. Just in case anyone wanted to know.
April 10th, 2007 Just a quick, mostly meaningless update: I added one new link button (based on my latest base/doll) and started a little project of mine where I intend to write a little something about all the basemakers' sites. I would really like to make a catalogue over all doll sites I know of, but that... seems a little much, heh. So I'll just go with the sites I've used bases from... ^_^
April 7th, 2007 Eep, almost two months since the last update... and not much to show for it, either. Well, I've got two new dolls and one new (very spiffy) base, at least. And I'm sort of in a dolling mood again, so there might be more some time soon. Hopefully.
I'm thinking about holding a contest, but I'm not sure. If I would, I think it'd be either a palette contest or a base one (using my latest base)... or maybe I'll change my mind and do something completely different. We'll just have to see...

Update: Make that two new bases.
February 14th, 2007 Just a quick little update to point out the V-Day giftie I made, which is to all my friends - and, well, if you're here I'd say there's a pretty good chance you're a friend of mine, so adopt away. ^_^
February 6th, 2007 Just to demonstrate that I'm not always several months between the updates, or something. Anyway!
I changed the name of the "Awards and Contests"-section to "Events and Gifts", and added some gifts I've given/received. I also updated the links-section and actually, err, added some links. Hah.

The big news, however, is as follows: I now have a sister. Yup. Blu asked me to be her sister, and of course I wanted to, and so... now I am! Yay!
February 5th, 2007 Oh my goodness, has it really been this long since I last updated? Well, I haven't really dolled much the last few months, so I guess that'd be why. Oh, and I think I forgot to do an official "I've updated"-post last time I updated, too... Still, been a while.

Later in the day. Err. Morning. Night. Whatever.
Anyway! I've been hard at work making my site spiffier! The guestbook is now working again, and I've added an image verification function, so the spambots will hopefully not spam me anymore. Also, I fixed a quick little thing, so now the guestbook will automatically convert your @s and .s to [at]s and [dot]s instead. Essentially, this means the spambots will have a harder time figuring your email is an email adress, and they will thus hopefully not add to your daily amount of spam.
I also added a sitecounter there to the left. And to the bottom left is my dear Sakuteki. She wanted to get into the layout somehow, and I figured it was about time I actually got myself some kind of layout doll... So there she is. Yup. On a base by me, which I haven't released and probably won't. Unless, err, someone was to ask me for it. Which I doubt.
July 29th, 2006 No, I don't really take two months between my updates, I just forget to make notes about them here. Anyway, most updates are really rather minor: a few new dolls here, some new base, nothing really worth mentioning. I haven't really worked very hard on the site lately... but today, I finished my new guestbook!
That's right, the old one - I had a shoutbox from some place before - bothered me so much. New messages wouldn't show up, I couldn't delete spam messages, and it was just... meh. But, yeah, here is a new one, one I wrote myself from scratch. Considering my training in php consisted of three weeks and a total of six lessons, I think it's pretty good.
May 28th, 2006 Uploaded a bunch of new dolls - most of them made in photoshop, as I'm trying to learn how to get better with that program.
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Name: Blu
Time: Tuesday, 2013-02-26, 07:37:14
Message: Happy birthday, dear.

Name: Blu
Time: Saturday, 2012-02-25, 18:15:51
Message: Happy birthday, love! <3

Name: christine (Email)
Time: Wednesday, 2012-01-25, 01:48:14
Message: cute dolls

Name: Sofia
Time: Thursday, 2011-05-19, 09:58:29
Message: Hej! Trevlig sida det här :D

Name: Blu
Time: Sunday, 2010-11-21, 18:16:09
Message: Hey you. <3

Name: Blu
Time: Saturday, 2010-04-10, 23:11:10
Message: You really, really like pageants, don't you sis? ;)

Name: Char
Time: Tuesday, 2010-03-30, 22:06:32
Message: I just found this site. Amazing dolls and bases! ^__^

Name: Patti
Time: Tuesday, 2010-03-30, 12:53:18
Message: Thanks for the tag!
I hope your MDI entry still gets the love it deserves in the *new* voting poll ;)

Name: Emma
Time: Friday, 2010-03-26, 08:11:26
Message: Hehe, ja, Slytherin betyder allt för mig. <3 :3

Name: Angela
Time: Friday, 2010-03-26, 00:59:43
Message: I don't know why this didn't work last time I tried to post here, but I just want to say you kick ass :)

Name: Emma
Time: Thursday, 2010-03-25, 15:20:03
Message: Tackar. :D :3
Mm, jag hade ingen aning om att du var svensk förens en kompis sa det. x33 Jag avstår dessvärre ofta från att t.ex skriva i andra dollers gästböcker och så, eftersom jag känner mig så osäker på engelska. ._. Måste tillägga att jag älskar kjolen på dollen i layouten. <3

Name: Emma
Time: Monday, 2010-03-22, 16:20:02
Message: Hej hej. :33
Dina bidrag till MDE är jättefina! :D Jag är sjukt imponerad över att du lyckades komma på två så vackra och olika outfits till round 2. :3 Själv hade jag knappt inspiration nog till en. x3

Name: Niki (Email)
Time: Thursday, 2010-03-18, 14:54:09
Message: Love the new layout! :)

Name: Daenelia
Time: Tuesday, 2010-03-16, 16:47:08
Message: Great layout :) *goes looking for a link button to link back with*

Name: Ninique
Time: Saturday, 2010-03-13, 21:39:15
Message: Hey! Thanks for the comment on my tagboard. I put the dollmaker project on hold for the moment because of school and stuff. There are some major bugs in Internet Explorer and I want to have a better system for people to post their pieces. Until those things are fixed, I don't want to advertise the dollmaker too much, since I know I'll be getting complaints and it would cause problems, so the link is quietly sitting in my news archive. When I have time to fix it (sometime in May), I'll put a more prominent banner on my home page. You're still welcome to add stuff to it if you want though.

Name: Vanilla
Time: Sunday, 2010-02-14, 23:19:02
Message: Haha, I didn't even think about it, seeing how that layout is (supposed to be) temporary! xD Thank you, thought. Your dolls are very pretty~

Name: Blu
Time: Tuesday, 2010-01-05, 17:43:46
Message: Hey. <3 Miss you.

Name: Rob Miller (Email)
Time: Monday, 2009-12-14, 12:21:36
Message: I liked your site.

Name: Blu
Time: Sunday, 2009-09-27, 03:14:31
Message: Is your yim broken? D: I miss talking with you.

Name: Blu
Time: Tuesday, 2009-08-11, 03:40:11
Message: *Snuggles* Hi, Gaya-sis. :)

Name: Sera (Email)
Time: Sunday, 2009-08-02, 02:44:26
Message: Nice site you have here! Great dolls! Keep up the good work.

Name: Aiwendil
Time: Tuesday, 2009-06-23, 02:33:27
Message: I just saw your steampunk dolls on TG and I loved them. And then of course I had to look at the rest of your dolls. Your pixel shading is a wonder. :)

Name: Blu
Time: Friday, 2009-06-19, 17:01:09
Message: *Sneakytacklehugs*

Name: Hannah
Time: Wednesday, 2009-06-17, 08:03:06
Message: Amazing website! It's very cute and you're a heck of a doller ;) Just a note, your dollmaker works in FireFox, although you stated it doesn't... Just an FYI :)

Name: Ophelia
Time: Sunday, 2009-06-07, 12:40:33
Message: Gaya! Thank you so much for your lovely tag. I am in love with your dolls, you're incredibly talented and that hair is incredible - keep it up!

Name: Calypso
Time: Tuesday, 2009-05-19, 00:33:38
Message: Thanks so much for your tag I love the hair on your pageant entry.

Name: Calypso
Time: Monday, 2009-05-18, 19:51:23
Message: Hi your bases are great and the dolls are really nice.

Name: guenever (Email)
Time: Sunday, 2009-05-17, 22:27:44
Message: just popping in to tell you how much i love your work. your style is so awesome and unique. you are a great artist. exquisite bases. thanks for commenting my on doll. blessed be!

Name: Leah
Time: Sunday, 2009-05-10, 22:30:40
Message: Amazing hair on your layout doll. And I'm planning on making a doll or two on your bases. They are very good!

Name: Beelzebjörn (Email)
Time: Wednesday, 2009-05-06, 02:55:39
Message: Out of curiosity, I decided to have a peek at your page. Interesting indeed. Browsing theough the writing, atm. We seem to share at least a few favorite writers ^^

Name: Gaya (Email)
Time: Monday, 2009-05-04, 19:20:16
Message: What forums would those be? Glam!, maybe? I know I saw Jo of ilck post bases there recently... but, yeah, tell me where and maybe I'll link there, too. :)

Name: Blu
Time: Monday, 2009-05-04, 03:53:29
Message: *Random* Neon Riots posts bases on forums, but not on her 'site anymore, for some reason. o_O

*Snuggles tight*

Name: Katrina (Email)
Time: Tuesday, 2009-04-28, 22:59:39
Message: Wow, you do some amazing hair! ^-^

Name: Viggo (Email)
Time: Friday, 2009-04-24, 01:46:15
Message: Hej stumpan!
Jättefin sida, jag har spanat runt lite och den är helt fantastisk! :D

Name: Steph (Email)
Time: Saturday, 2009-04-18, 18:10:18
Message: Wow, you have an awesome site, and your bases look so good :D

Name: Blu
Time: Sunday, 2009-03-22, 04:06:22
Message: Gaaaaah, how could I have forgotten? I'm such a horrible sister! *clings* Happy belated birthday, Gaya, dear. *hugs tight*

Name: Floam
Time: Thursday, 2009-03-19, 19:43:27
Message: Why helloooooo! I like yourdolls toomuch to not visit your site, so Imleaving youa tag just to say you rule! (And thatmy spacebar only works50% of the time)

Name: PassionateStar
Time: Wednesday, 2009-02-18, 04:53:02
Message: I love your site! It's the only site I've seen that has very little broken links! Your dolls and bases are pretty win too~~

Name: kendi
Time: Tuesday, 2009-02-10, 21:07:30
Message: Good luck at Miss U! Glad i stopped by you have many good bases I'll have to tray out :) I love the faerie one

Name: Penty
Time: Sunday, 2009-01-18, 03:20:36
Message: You do awesome long hair, and I might have to use your bases sometime. :]

Name: Kenly (Email)
Time: Saturday, 2009-01-17, 23:51:01
Message: your sie is very cute. i love the dolls and the bases. i was tinkering with the dollmaker, too. too cute.

Name: X
Time: Wednesday, 2009-01-14, 00:39:13
Message: *hugs* I love the new dolls and bases.

Name: Pat Williams (Email)
Time: Thursday, 2009-01-08, 10:20:01
Message: I enjoyed your site.

Name: Blu
Time: Wednesday, 2009-01-07, 00:31:43
Message: *glomphugs*

Name: Kuroda
Time: Tuesday, 2008-06-10, 05:41:17
Message: Great site! Such unique bases and gorgeous dolls! The layout is clean and easy to navigate. I am so coming back! :D

Name: Blu
Time: Monday, 2008-05-26, 18:25:38
Message: *Snuggle*

Name: Aki (Email)
Time: Thursday, 2008-05-08, 23:57:00
Message: *snuggles* I'm here! I check the site! And... stuff. Yes.


Name: Aki
Time: Monday, 2008-01-28, 23:41:41
Message: Hallå! *kram*

(*is not showing off; why would you ever think that?!*)

Name: Aki
Time: Monday, 2007-12-17, 23:42:30
Message: Hello! I obey your command to leave a message. ::is obedient dollfan::


Name: Blu
Time: Monday, 2007-10-15, 04:44:32
Message: *Random huggle* Thankies again for the layout :3

Name: Book**Geek
Time: Saturday, 2007-06-23, 06:04:39
Message: Hey! Thought it was about time I posted something, since I've been coming here a while. You have some really cool bases. I'll have to use them.

Name: Blu
Time: Monday, 2007-02-26, 02:48:49
Message: Happy (belated, sorry :() birthday! *GLOMP*

Name: Blu
Time: Monday, 2007-02-05, 06:24:53
Message: Squee, guestbook working again! =D XD Okay, yes. :P I still love your 'site and your dolls, and thanks for the credit of ideas for Tae and Links. :D *bighug* *sets out plate of cookies for anyone else happening by*

Name: Gaya (Email)
Time: Monday, 2007-02-05, 05:16:14
Message: So, the guestbook is working again! Excellent, isn't it?

Name: SweetMisery (Email)
Time: Sunday, 2006-08-06, 03:19:50
Message: You have a lovely site :) i actually really like the layout. nice dolls too :D

Name: Shetani
Time: Monday, 2006-07-31, 18:32:40
Message: Spoons. O.O

Name: TheXPhial
Time: Saturday, 2006-07-29, 21:57:57
Message: This is excellent, especially considering you did it all yourself. Go you!!

Name: Gaya (Email)
Time: Saturday, 2006-07-29, 21:12:11
Message: So, here it is, my new guestbook. Isn't it cool? I wrote it myself, and considering I've only had a three-week course in php, I'm pretty proud of it. ^_^

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