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Welcome To The Nostalgic Cringe-Fest

I’ve been inactive on all my accounts for roughly 3 years now and this figure will continue to grow. Once I made my gradual exit I shut down practically everything, including privatising this blog. If I can recall my laptop broke down all of a sudden and by the time I was reconnected to the internet I had missed out on so much and I didn’t really care. Funny thing is we recently had the laptop repaired and it’s as if nothing had changed. Old recordings (I used to make makeup tutorials on Youtube as well) and video projects on Sony Vegas were left untouched and screenshots meant for blog posts that were never written strewn around my desktop. It was an incredibly strange experience.

I occasionally login into Stardoll to see the current happenings. I am then reminded of this and log into WordPress. Then I read all my old posts on here. SO MUCH CRINGE. If you ever get the chance, find the first phone you were given, scroll through the photo gallery and scan at all your old selfies. Or your first few Facebook profile photos. That is how much cringe I feel when reading this blog.  Not to mention the thought of the actual Stardoll staff reading my highly nauseating posts makes me want to physically want to cower in a corner. You don’t realise when you’re thirteen that managing and maintaing the site is someone’s job, and how hilarious (and awful) it must feel to have hordes of young girls and boys to criticise your graphics, community management and so forth. My sincerest apologies.

So if you ever get a chance to read through all of my babble, please for my current dignity keep in mind that I no longer hold half of these views. I was an immature wee thing at the time with too much time on the internet at my fingertips.

I’m re-opening this blog because I know members from back when I was active are in the same position I am in and if you’re ever needing a blast from the past then a scour through my old posts may give you a brief insight into what Stardoll was back in the day.

As for me now, I am studying at university moving out of my parents house and shipped off to a bustling city in the process. It’s crazy to think how much has changed since now and from when I wrote on this blog. I kinda wish I was active during all these absent years, but then I think of all the embarrassing posts I would have made and thank the stars it never occurred.I am not active on any other websites or on any of my old accounts. If you do require to get in touch with me the best way is through a Stardoll message – though I log in at months at a time.

 It is uncertain how long I shall keep the blog open, because knowing me I’ll re-read some of the old posts here, endure another cycle of cringing and embarrassment then lock it all up again.

I just want to say thank you to the old readers, viewers and friends. Looking back on it now I didn’t realise the amount of support I had back in the day. The fact that people dedicated a little of their time to comment on and read/watch this place amazes the current me and I don’t think I said it enough in the past.

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On a final note, despite the fact that more than half of this entry is just me cringing I would like to say that I seriously did enjoy myself on here and on Stardoll. I made friends from all over the globe and learnt skills that I would have be hidden away to otherwise (like writing and video editing). However, the drama and immaturity really took its toll. So my advice is don’t take it too seriously and enjoy the game while you’re young.

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Here we are again.

This is probably going to be a goodbye, although I wouldn’t like to think of it as such. I’m tired of getting my hopes up and also believing that I could have delve back into the cyber dolly world after all this time, but the truth is that I no longer have an interest here anymore. If I had a working laptop then things would definitely be different, but I don’t. I realised I should probably write this post now before I forget or even change my mind. For the past two/three weeks I have not been checking up on here or anything mildly Stardoll related – pardon YouTube and occasionally the Access app. I then came to the conclusion yesterday that I may as well just completely stop altogether.

I’ve had a lot of fun on Stardoll these past few years. I finally met members who I could classify as friends. I was allowed to post on the Starblog – which at the time sounded bloomin’ amazing but it ended up just being somewhat of a burden. I can call my two projects successful after running them for a lengthy amount of time. I have met a bunch of lovely people over the years from where I have learnt a massive amount of new information, various beliefs etc. It hasn’t actually been too bad.

I blindly believed that after my break away from Stardoll that I could half-return, however everything has changed. This includes all the new fancy updates, but also I’m not in contact with anyone and my attitude towards the site is no longer the same as it was before once my addiction had stopped. I don’t feel the need to change my doll’s outfit, update membership, go and frantically buy all LE in my way, try to converse with others and so forth. It’s just not the same. I’ve changed, people have changed and the site itself has changed.

Well not exactly everything, I suppose. After my break I was receiving messages and requests from people asking for my account. Some were polite or were extremely rude and sometimes there was an occasional idiotic excuse added with it. I honestly don’t care if I am “wasting” my account. It is my time, money and efforts that are being put to so-called waste. I don’t want to fuel somebody else’s addiction to this game by giving my account away. I completely forgot how superficial this site was and then I realised I couldn’t deal with this crap again. Also the fact that people had to comment on my lack of membership gave me a kick in the teeth. People are always going to judge you on how many starpoints you have, how many rares you own and if you’re royalty or not. We very rarely judge someone on their good character or nature – that probably comes somewhere down at the bottom of the list. I’m not going to lie, having attention and gaining followers was what I wanted to do achieve when I started this way back in 2008. I even idolised the “elites” way back in the day. We were constantly told inside magazines and gossip blogs that these members were better than the majority of us because they had achieved dolly fame and stardom that was oh so hard to attain. If you were unknown your opinion basically didn’t count. Once you have “it” it keeps on feeding your online addiction by sadly hoping to please everyone and complete everything absolutely perfectly – even if that comes down to your doll’s outfit or one eency blog post. I found myself becoming a Stardoll FAQ answering machine and not having any fun on the site on my own.

I said this before but I honestly did enjoy this site and working in general. Perhaps nearing the end the only thing that was motivating me to complete stuff was knowing that I was going to please everyone else. I want to sincerely thank you for reading this blog and sticking with me through thick and thin. It has been an incredible learning experience right from the video editors to handling criticism and all that jazz. I might just check in every now and again – or if I ever get a working computer who knows if I will come back for good. I won’t be checking my YouTube or this blog for a long period of time. I do not have any social media profiles (real life and Stardoll related) that I actively use after practically closing my Twitter so I guess this is the last time you’ll hear from me in quite some time. I do have tumblr and Twitter but I just do not put them to any use. As I said before I will from time to time pop back in and out but I guess this is it for the time being.

Thank you for all the wonderful times and goodbye. For now.

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New Youtube Video: Stardoll Scarlett Johansson & Taylor Swift Inspired Make-up

My original intention was to create something along the lines of The Three Blonde Bombshells – including the legendary Marilyn Monroe. I think there should be more to her inspired looks on Stardoll than just to a fake mole near the lips, red lips and peroxide blond hair. I’ve got another tutorial planned and it didn’t help that with Miss Swift’s look I coloured her hair brown.

As we step away from the Halloween tutorials, I thought it was best we try something a lot simpler and down to earth. Both of their looks are very simple, close to the lash line and require only a small amount of skill to complete. I have explained my dislike of creating celebrity inspired tutorials as on occasions the “inspired” part of the tutorial is lost and soon you are faced with frantic fan girls swearing at you “DAT LUKS NUFFING LYK TAYLOR!!11!!! UUU BISHHHH” and so forth. You provide a face that serves the basis of the tutorial so people can recognise that it’s based on a celebrity, not to exactly replicate the look of the particular celebrity.

It’s been a hard day’s work. I hope you have enjoyed the tutorials and posts of today. Thanks a bunch for hitting the 1,500 subscriber mark on Youtube! One girl is very thankful for all your wonderful support, lovely comments and constructive criticism.

Night night!

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Delays in Posting

This afternoon I won’t be on Stardoll, like I usually am. I’ll be online later in the day when I will post here.
Sometimes you have to remember there is a world out there that’s not Stardoll ;).
Just thought I’d let people know, I’ll delete this post afterwards.
Lel1996
Xoxoxo

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No Posts or Youtube Video

So I am struck down by a very mild fever and the last thing I want to do is work.
I even had to leave school early because I thought I was on the verge of passing out.
Thank you for all being patient and hopefully tomorrow I’ll have recovered slightly.
I might go on stardoll just to check but I seriously don’t want to spread my gloom so I won’t reply to messages etc.

The very ill, Lel1996
Xoxoxo

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Not Posting as of yet

Hello folks,
I have a big Modern Studies test tomorrow and it’s my first summary test so I’ve been revising for the majority of tonight.
Weird thing happened, I have received 5 free vampire novels and somehow I think this maybe from a Stardoll competition but I will have to check when I’m online. I’m not really into teenage fiction but I will read the books as that would be ungrateful of myself not to. I just mentioned in my English talk about modern day romaticised vampire fiction and now look.
I prefer vampire novels by Anne Rice, the classic gothic horror vampire.

Hopefully I will be online soon 😉
Lel1996
Xoxoxo

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Sorry about all this . .

I apologise that  haven’t been posting frequently lately, I really am trying to cut down my laptop hours. I will be working on my re-vamp of my Decades tutorial on Youtube tomorrow but since I have to combine 8 different make-up looks and edit and subtitle (I may actually not add subtitles as that will drive me to the point of insanity- it was already bad enough on the Disney tutorial and that was only 6) so it will be uploaded by Saturday/Sunday. I don’t have any other make-up tutorial plans afterwards, but since Winter and Christmas is arriving well then it’s pretty obvious what’s coming up next. I might start re-doing some of my old tutorials that I really hate.

I’ve been given a lot of homework this week, if anyone remembers my half-finished painting that I uploaded a couple of weeks ago, well I finished it at school (I may take a picture and show it) and now my art teacher wants me to paint a miniature version so I’m working on that as we speak.

I don’t have any rants planned, I’ve got a long list of planned posts but I’m not sure how it will go since I’m making a bit long post of my 4 years on Stardoll and I don’t want to repeat anything.

I’m getting tired of Stardoll, and before people start assuming that I’m going to leave – Well I’m not. I have been considering it for some time now but I’ve just finally realised that I’ve achieved what I’ve always wanted for all these years in these past few months, so why give up now?

I have my moments with Stardoll, sometimes I’m addicted and need to go online all afternoon and sometimes I don’t give a hoot what’s happening. Not many updates at all on Stardoll and I cannot be bothered posting free things because they’re everywhere on other blogs.

Lel1996

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