I wish I could tell you, but we haven’t seen any recently. Funds are low and we’re moving, so dolls are on the backburner at the moment.
If you’re leery of hot water, which is understandable given the great glue leaking debacle, see if you can’t find a metal eyelash comb or, hilariously, a metal flea comb (unused, of course). Anything metal and fine-toothed, really. In my experience, plastic fine-toothed combs just bend and tangle. But be careful when using a metal comb so you don’t rip the hair. You might want to mist it with tepid water to make it easier to work through, always start at the ends, and detangle with your fingers as much as possible.
What are you talking about.
sorry, perfect storm of IRL stuff going down has got both your mods down for the count. we’ll get the queue up and running soon.
- we have been slacking on captions and we know it, we’ve both managed to get sick and busy at the same time. we’re going to try to go through the backlog soon and add captions to old posts and resume embedding them in new ones or otherwise adding them beneath, depending on the picture size. apologies for the recent lack of accessibility.
- we’re gonna put together an FAQ, cuz we noticed we get a lot of similar questions, particularly on which non-brand clothes fit monster high dolls, what materials to use in modding, what customizers we recommend, where to inexpensively buy the dolls, how to accomplish certain modifications, where to find tutorials, etc. etc. i’m not sure when it’ll be up since we have to go through the whole blog to gather links and such but we’ll let you know when it is.
- further asks on how it is omg so wrong and scandalous for 15-year-olds to wear short skirts will be deleted. instantly. especially if they’re anonymous. especially if the poster is trying to make ridiculous false equivalencies along the lines of how saying “it is wrong for a mother to slut-shame her child or otherwise hold them responsible for their own slut-shaming at the hands of society” is, in effect, somehow, slut-shaming the mother, or just as bad as? yeah, no. delusional nonsense of that caliber has no place on this blog. take it to your own space.
- another block of customs is on the way! we’re going to slow down and stagger the queue so it’s a bit more regular.
- since i am finally on the mend, the ball is rolling again on custom shoes and the like. just have to get my workspace set up and then i’ll have more info for you shortly. and hopefully a proper etsy shop!
Aww, thank you very much! I’m glad the post resonated with you. idk if my yelling and swearing will get through to your teacher anymore than you have already managed, though, but here’s hoping. :D
lol are you for real. I almost did not publish this because it is so absurd. Look, if a parent doesn’t want their kid wearing a short skirt at 15, that’s for them to duke it out with their kid. But I would hope that they, and for that matter you, could put that argument against it forth in a way that didn’t boil down to “because it is your responsibility not to expose your body in ways that have been inherently sexualized against your will.”
If you could additionally explain why it was OK when I ran track and field back in high school for the dudes on the team to wear short bike shorts and no top in hot weather and have absolutely no one bat an eyelash at it or think of it as inherently sexual, but if I wore a mid-thigh-length skirt to school, I was the eeeevil school slut for a week, that would also be cool. Not to make this shit all personal, but there’s an IRL example for you of why this paradigm is busted as fuck. They were wearing even LESS clothing at the same age, and didn’t get even a fraction of the flack. Or any, for that matter.
I mean never mind that, if you’re a girl or a femme, at the same time that you’ve got people shouting at you to never expose your body, you’ve got the same number of people shouting at you that the only way you’ll ever get any love or acknowledgment is to expose your body.
Face it, femmes cannot win. And fifteen? Is a vulnerable age. The skirt is not the problem here. And telling teenage femmes not to wear them won’t make the exploitation and abuse of their bodies go away. Telling the rest of the world to stop goddamn exploiting and abusing their bodies, though? That’s a start.
We did not get your first ask, just the second and third! Please resubmit the first part, if you can/want to! (and let us know if/when you do? in case it doesn’t go through again.)
[Content Warning: discussion of slut-shaming, rape culture, forced sex work, body-shaming, sizism, eating disorders.]
For context, see strawberry-cupcake-kitten’s post on a particular parent with some very strong opinions on Monster High, but not too much in the way of logic to back them up. I refuse to directly link to that woman’s blog and provide her with additional traffic, plus this is sort of a general tirade, hence the new post, but that was the kicker for it, so.
Let’s talk about Monster High critiques. Now, I got no vested interest in protecting Mattel’s profit margins. I have an interest in Monster High, obviously, and Mattel makes the line, but they’re a big company, they don’t need me protecting them. So I’m not personally offended on their or the doll’s behalf when people say busted shit about them. I’m more concerned with the actual people that are hurt by the following bullshit “critiques” that I have seen over and over and over again:
The dolls dress too slutty:
- Look, I get it, you’re coming from a place of not wanting impressionable kids to believe that the hypersexualization of their bodies is an inevitable fact to which they must submit. You want their sexual growth to be healthy and happy and do you know the best way to accomplish that? It’s not by teaching them that there’s something intrinsically sexual or wrong about wearing a short skirt, that’s for fucking sure. It’s teaching them that no one, fucking no one has a right to dictate their bodies, what they put on them or the “meaning” of what they put on them. You teach them that they are too young for very short skirts, but Frankie Stein, who is old enough, wears them because she likes them, because she likes the way her legs look in them, because she likes her body, because she has confidence and self-love and you teach that self-love to your fucking kid. You don’t teach them that short skirts = slut and you DEFINITELY do not teach them that slut = bad, my fucking God, this is such basic shit.
The rest is going under a cut for the sake of length, and because the points on dolls looking “like sex-workers” or “like they have an eating disorder” may be particularly triggering for some folks. Proceed with care.
hey there. of your two mods here at deadfast, one of us is white (R) and the other is oneida/native (L, currently typing). so it’s not really our place to speak up definitively on this issue since it’s not part of either of our heritages.
the designer apparently based skelita on her own family heritage according to this post here, but idk what impact that has on the matter. but i’m happy to open the forum for input from people who are mexican and want to talk about this. send in an ask and let us know how you feel. same with jinafire long. anyone chinese that wants to weigh in on her, let us know. this blog will always provide a space for poc to talk about racism.
pro tip: if it ain’t your heritage in question, don’t submit. if i see the words “well, i’m white, but i think—” i’m gonna delete so fast, you don’t even know.