A fellow trekkie (in the philippines, who is also a bjd enthusiast/hobbist)! *oozing happiness*

@calemeows

star trek + dolls = friendship

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A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
The response to the doll raffle I am hosting for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross has been nothing short of outstanding. It’s been a little less than a week since I first posted about it here on Tumblr and on Facebook, and the number of entries I’ve received so far has already hit the triple digits. With a combination of PHP 250 per entry for local entries and USD 10 for international entries, you can just imagine the amount we’ve been able to raise in this short span of time. That raffle will be open until December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59PM, Philippine Standard Time, and I’m hoping that the fire of compassion and generosity will continue to blaze strongly from here on end.
Bearing witness to the outpouring of love and support for my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region from private citizens all over the world who take out money from their personal pockets has given me so much hope, that one day, eventually and hopefully in the near future rather than much later, the victims of Typhoon Haiyan will once again be able to rebuild their lives.
I chose Red Cross Philippines to be the benefiting organization for my own raffle, but it is important to note that there are a good number of other organizations all working towards the same goal. This is what today’s public service announcement is about.
DONATE TO UNICEF PHILIPPINES AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN AN IOS SEZZ HEAD WITH A PROPERTYOFTHEUCHIHA FACEUP!
I am organizing this second raffle, the prize of which is courtesy of my friend, Chin (@caravangirl on Tumblr). Chin is a member of my local doll community, ManikaManila, and she has so generously decided to donate the Immortality of Soul (IOS) Sezz head that she was planning on selling to this cause.
Chin’s charity of choice is UNICEF Philippines. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an organization that devotes its acts of humanitarian kindness to children in need. The local chapter of UNICEF is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the youngest victims of the Typhoon Haiyan, which the organization will use to provide the children with food, clean water, shelter, hygiene supplies, and a safe, loving environment in which the children can recover and heal. All the proceeds from this raffle go directly to the relief efforts of UNICEF Philippines. 
A donation of USD 5 to UNICEF Philippines is all you need to get started. If you want to help the children of the Philippines and possibly take home this handsome, brooding boy, please read the mechanics below.
Mechanics:

















0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users based in the Philippines, please click here. 
1. Each donation of USD 5 (five American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to UNICEF Philippines via Paypal only.
2a. To make the donation, log into your Paypal and click Send Money. Set the currency to US dollars and input the amount you wish to donate. Select that you are paying for goods and services. Send the money to psfrmanila@unicef.org. These same instructions can be found on UNICEF Philippines’ Typhoon Yolanda Emergency Response Page.
3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal transaction that shows the amount you sent to trisha.descallar@gmail.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: UNICEF RAFFLE INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Last Name:First Name:Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Telephone Number: (Home/Cellphone, please specify)Email Address:Paypal Address:Confirmation #:Total Donation in US Dollar:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged. If and only if you do not receive a response within forty-eight (48) hours, please resend your email.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
7. Once the winner is selected, I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be sent. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.

















The Prize:

















1. The doll head is from Immortality of Soul (IOS) and the doll sculpt is Sezz.
2. This doll head was made in June 2009. It has a little yellowing. 
3. The doll head was purchased brand new directly from IOS, but arrived with some flaws. There is a slight gap between the head and the head cap, but this does not affect how the two are attached to one another. There is a very light stain in the front of the head cap, but it is not seen when the doll is wearing a wig. These flaws were present in the doll when it arrived from the company and are not a result of poor handling.
4. The prize is for the doll head only. The original box and papers will not be included.
5. The cost of shipping to the winner is included in this raffle. The winner will not have to pay any amount for shipping.
5a. Should the local post office of the winner place certain customs fees or taxes on the package upon its arrival to the winner’s country, the winner will cover for these fees. 
6. The faceup on this head was painted by Anj/@propertyoftheuchiha. You can view more of her work on Flickr or Den of Angels. 
7. More photos of the doll head can be viewed here.






























The success of all these endeavors depends on how many people we can reach. Your word of mouth matters. Please reblog and spread the word. Thank you very, very much for your support. Maraming, maraming salamat po.
A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced
AN INTERNATIONAL DOLL RAFFLE FOR THE FILIPINO VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN
Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, is the the world’s strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit land. It made landfall in the Philippines early last Friday, November 8 2013. The super typhoon with the international name Haiyan has left an unspeakable amount of devastation in its wake. The most recent news from the Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates a total of 9.5 million people affected by the typhoon, either by loss of property, livelihood, or loved ones, a number of the country’s poorest provinces ravaged directly by the typhoon.
My name is Trisha Descallar, and I am a BJD owner and enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. My part of the country was not too terribly affected by the typhoon, but I am still, nonetheless, affected by the plight of my countrymen in the Eastern Visayas region.
In 2011, Typhoon Sendong hit my country, dumping one month’s worth of rain in just one night on Northern Mindanao. I was already very active in my local BJD community then, and decided to go out on a limb and combine my hobby and my desire to help in order to raise funds for relief operations. Utilizing the power of my friends and social media, that little endeavor of mine managed to raise $332 or P14,445, which was promptly turned over to Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, a Jesuit organization based in my school, the Ateneo de Manila University.
Now, it is 2013, and I would like to once again appeal to the generosity of my friends in the doll hobby.
DONATE TO TYPHOON YOLANDA RELIEF OPERATIONS AND GET THE CHANCE TO WIN EITHER A MYSTIC KIDS 1/4 BJD OR A LUTS TINY DELF OF YOUR CHOICE!!!
Mechanics:








0. This raffle is open internationally. The mechanics in this post are for international users. Users from the Philippines, please click here.
1. Each donation of USD 10 (ten American dollars) is the equivalent of one (1) raffle entry. There is no limit to the amount of raffle entries you can earn, so the more you give, the more chances you get of winning.
2. Make your donation directly to the Philippine Red Cross via Paypal only. Their Paypal donation page can be found here.
3. Send a screenshot of your Paypal donation receipt along with the confirmation number to trisha.descallar@yahoo.com, along with the following details:
Email Subject: DOLL RAFFLE DONATION INTERNATIONAL - [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]
Full Name: Facebook URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Tumblr URL: (write N/A if not applicable)Shipping Address:Cellphone Number: Email Address:Paypal Address:Confirmation #: (for Paypal donations only)Doll of Choice:
This step is crucial for your entry to be acknowledged.
4. I will reply to your email to acknowledge your entry/ies, and assign you a raffle number. This number will be based on the chronological receipt of your message as it appears in my inbox. All entries will be replied to and acknowledged.
5. The accepting of raffle entries will close on December 13 2013, Friday, 11:59pm. Any entries received after this time will not be counted for the raffle draw.
5a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
6. A winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be posted here on this blog on or before December 15 2013, Sunday.
6a. The aforementioned time is based on the Philippine timezone. Please see here for details and do the necessary conversion. 
7. I will coordinate with the winner in private about how the prize will be ordered and received. I will post status updates here about how that process is going here on this blog as well.








The Prize:








1. The winner of the raffle can choose either one (1) Mystic Kids 1/4 or one (1) Luts Tiny Delf. Only one (1) winner will be chosen and only one (1) doll will be won.
2. The Mystic Kids 1/4 will be ordered from Alice’s Collections and the Luts Tiny Delf will be ordered from Luts.
3. The choices available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Victor, Caroline, Evelyn, Francis, Gene, Illy, Lillian, Natalia, and Sean. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
3a. The resin colors available for the Mystic Kids 1/4 are as follows: Normal Pink, Normal Yellow, White. If the winner wants a Mystic Kids 1/4, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4. The choices available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Hansel, Gretel, Louis, Alice, Peter, and Dorothy. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
4a. The resin colors available for the Luts Tiny Delf are as follows: Real Skin Normal, Real Skin White, Real Skin Brown. If a winner wants a Luts Tiny Delf, these are the only choices available for the prize.
5. The raffle prize is only valid for the dolls mentioned in #3 and #4. The raffle prize is non-transferable and is not convertible to cash.
6. The raffle prize is absolutely only for the blank head and doll body. This does not include any options such as faceups, body blushing, clothes, special resin colors, and the like.
6a. The winner, however, can choose to add the difference for these extra options. This will be discussed with the winner once the winner is chosen.
7. The raffle prize does not include the cost of international shipping. The winner will shoulder the cost of shipping from the doll company to the winner. 
7a. The raffle prize also does not include the customs fee or taxes that the postal system of the winner’s country will impose on that package. The winner will shoulder whatever taxes or fees that the package may entail.








Please help me spread the word by reblogging this post or sharing about it on Facebook. More entries means more money raised for the relief operations of the Philippine Red Cross, which will make both me and you very happy, a more entries means more chances for you to win a doll of your choice for a fraction of the cost, which will make you very happy. Everybody wins! 

Where did you buy your Ben Nye makeup?

@Anonymous

I got my Ben Nye from The Style Quarter. :D

hey miss, youre cosplays are awesome and you are fantastic

@Anonymous

no anon ur osm and fantastic (aka thank you!!!!)

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This isn’t cuddle weather.

This is stare wide-eyed at the ceiling, brow furrowed in a paralyzing panic, inwardly distraught, while contemplating the value of your existence and hopelessly brooding over the plain and simple fact that you, little you, have the blessed privilege of staring wide-eyed at a ceiling instead of the bottom-side of a bridge or the currently merciless open sky, and you think to yourself, “How did I end up in here instead of out there? Why am I the victim of these fortunate circumstances? Who am I, that I have the absolute luxury of languishing in the question of my being instead of being fraught with worry over things like safety and survival and everything else that would be of immediate concern had I been born in a different place, at a different time, to a different set of parents? What is my purpose here in this world? Why me?” weather. 

I Remember You.

I remember you from when I was in kindergarten. You, unfailingly, picked me up each Thursday, and we and Lola always went to Megamall. I rode on your shoulders as you walked us to this kiddie play land I really enjoyed going to. You waited for me patiently as I spent the rest of the afternoon frolicking in and out of plastic castles and ball pits, and laughed with the same enthusiasm as I did whenever I showed you inanities that I only a child can find wondrous.

I remember you from all those Fridays or Saturdays long gone. You came home from the clinic after seeing to the day’s patients, toting your little black medical bag that’s obviously seen much better days. You accepted a lot of charity cases, and never really did earn as much as a doctor supposedly does, but you were content because it gave you enough to give me and my sister P500 each. Pangkain man lang, you said, because you were of the impression that we weren’t getting enough to feed ourselves properly.

I remember you from just a few days ago. I sat beside your La-Z-Boy as you hunched over your iPad, beads of sweat forming on your furrowed brow as you trudged on level after level of Candy Crush Saga. You asked me how to purchase extra moves and other bonuses, kasi konti na lang, ubos na ang jelly. Obviously, I dissuaded you from such a notion. I offered you moral support, since that was the only kind of support you were willing to accept. Once enough levels have been satisfactorily conquered, you acceded to taking lunch and a nap, since you needed to wait for your lives to recharge anyway.  

I’ll always remember you, Lolo. Thank you for the little things.

Fluttershy (June 13 2013)

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Fluttershy: Me (Trisha Descallar)
Date: June 13 2013
Location: Pacific Grove, Tagaytay
Photographer: Alecx Descallar
Post-Processing: Me (Trisha Descallar)
Post-Processing Resource: lieveheersbeestje on deviantART

Dress: Custom-Made
Headdress: Made by Me
Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs (Spiral in Pinkie)
Circle Lenses: Alice & Rabbit (Crystal Max in Green)
More: Facebook and deviantART 

darrencriss-news:

chongaley:

Seriously people, they’re not photoshopped in. It’s real. I especifically went searching for the original (which is this one) because it bothered me that someone edited them out of their own photo.

So…

-THE PHOTO IS REAL

-THE BUNNY EARS ARE REAL

-THE GIRLS ARE NOT PHOTOSHOPPED IN

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHARLEY AND DARREN CRISS NEWS, FOR CLEARING THAT UP. 

Love, the other girl in the picture. ♡

(Source: boringyesleave)