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Well . . . Hello!

I have been meaning to create this post for some time now, however my serious lack of motivation has cut me off from anything in relation to the term “Stardoll” – pardon my Youtube account. I think it has become very clear, just by reading my old posts, that I no longer feel very passionate about Stardoll or my projects. This is merely down to the fact that I have been finding Stardoll very repetitive. Perhaps it is because I have grown a lot older. I started interacting with the site when I was around ten/eleven and now I’m turning sixteen this coming Halloween. Of course it isn’t going to be the same site that I once loved, things are inevitably going to change over time.

I miss blogging and all that other jazz, but exam dates are looming over my head and they aren’t going to shove off any time soon. I dislike “leaving posts” and writing them up because once you return you end up irritating everyone and looking like a fool, so I’m just going to say this for the time being. I will not be posting or logging onto my Stardoll account until my exams are over – which is around early June time. Hopefully once I return Stardoll will have updated the site with a variation of fancy features (*cough* preferably a career in the make-up field would be nice *cough*) that will regain my dithering interests.

It is not only the fact that I grown up and lost touch with the site itself, but also the community. I think I stated before that age doesn’t matter between groups on Stardoll – or something along the same lines – but maturity gaps appear eventually. I don’t want to be at that stage where I’m continuously posting all ten languages I can speak fluently up in club discussions just to impress my fellow peers and just show how multi-lingual I truly am, neither do I want to type my name with my elbow for some cheap laughs. I don’t know. I hope people took that as a joke.

Blogging and Youtube-ing  (if that is ever a word) brings more depth into the dolly-world and sometimes I think I prefer those two than to actually playing on the Stardoll site itself. Thanks everyone for being patient and understanding. I hope you all do well in your exams! Mines aren’t even that significant this year, but I’m still trying to place a lot of effort into this just in case things don’t go to plan. Next year is my big worry. I don’t know what will happen to this blog after the summer because that will be the time where I am sitting my most crucial courses… and I get senior badge! Woop!

So it is  goodbye for now. I will be posting again sometime after the exams (or perhaps between them), but if you hadn’t already noticed the lack of activity then here you go. I haven’t logged onto my Stardoll account for a considerable amount of time. I hope the place isn’t in some chaotic mess.

*Forgot to mention – the channel reached 1 million overall views on Youtube. THAT’S INSANE! thankyouthankyouthankyou*

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A Few March Updates; April Hotbuys, Epiphany Eggs, Sunny Bunny. Next Tutorial?

There’s probably so much more than those listed above.

No calendar this month because I’m knackered and everyone else is doing it so there’s basically no point. 

April isn’t the strongest we’ve seen to be perfectly honest. The first item to catch my eyes were the Mid Boots – which seem appear to be very stubby in my opinion. Other than the Pleather Skirt, Jacket and Leggings everything else seems a little washed out and bland in comparison. I think it’s a big challenge to create an outfit with various Hotbuys items because they always scream,”Look at me! Look at me!” before anything else. After looking at April’s bunch and studying them for a little longer I kind of just went, “Meh.” It’s plainly obvious that Stardoll understands that members will lick up anything with a Hotbuys label on it (good or bad), so I am unsure whether or not to call this a half-assed effort or just a bad selection of items. I would really like to say something more positive about April, however what I truly want is those hairstyles.

Somehow these candy-coated diamond-encrusted eggs remind me those made by the Fabergé company. Why not, instead of spending your pennies buying a real yummy chocolate egg, you can instead purchase one at the expense of your dolly to add something sweet to your suite? It is a wonderful idea, however I don’t feel that there is any reason for me to go purchase one right now in Starplaza. I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it! Spending 30 Stardollars on a perfectly printed egg seems a bit of waste to me if all it’s going to do is sit on a table or lie next to my old Pet-a-porter dog. A great update for those who really want to get into Easter festivities and dedicate an entire room to do so – but for I feel no need. A nice little update and a great use of the Epiphany name, however it’s just not for me and neither are the prices.

There’s nothing like a little Sunny Bunny to brighten your day.

It’s always an exciting moment when a new collection is on the horizon. It’s unconventional, tacky and a lot less sparkly than Epiphany however it still remains as one of my favourite stores. Stardoll have packed the new floors with interesting hair-pieces and *squeal* BOWS! The little creature jewellery pieces are nice too  . . Great for themed wacky outfits or an eight-year-old. I think my favourite items were the Floral Headpiece and Turquoise Diadem. Yes, they are a lot simpler than all the other items and aren’t the show-pieces of the new collection, but I love them all the same. I begin to wonder if Sunny Bunny and other jewellery stores will lose their appeal if StarDesign items are beginning to become more popular. Stardoll’s designs have more finesse to them, however with StarDesign the possibilities are, almost, endless.

Lel.

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It’s been a while since my Youtube page has actually seen some work. Thanks to the majority of folks who have been waiting patiently for a new tutorial – I’ve spoken to quite a few on Chat these past few weeks. I am off school for now, so fingers crossed this blog and the Youtube channel will see some form of activity before I get into my exam schedule.

It’s all recorded and I may add another face in the next hour or so. I have previously expressed that I would like to create a K-Pop inspired make-up tutorial. I know it’s the beginning of spring (for the northern-hemisphere) and the new Dot collection has been released, but when I have spoken to folks about the videos the same two topics come up.

1. Please use items currently within Starplaza

2. Please make it cheap to recreate – i.e Don’t use twenty different items again

Celebrity inspired tutorials are a little differ from the usual ones as although it’s all about the make-up, I would have to say that the face makes up 85% of it. Park Bom’s (from 2NE1) isn’t anything new, but I tried as best as I could to at least make the doll look somehow like her. The second look is inspired by the make-up from Miss A’s Touch MV – I loved it so much! A nice way to perk up a plain black look.


Hopefully something will appear on Youtube tonight.

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Starbazaar LE Re-sales Spring 2012

Items that have been bought from today’s LE collection can immediately sell them within their Starbazaars. Normally we have to wait until the following LE collection is released to sell our items, but perhaps this is an error on Stardoll’s behalf.

I was flicking through comments on USD and noticed that the collection has been released earlier then taken down again. It might have been because of this error that we are now allowed to sell LE.

This is good news as items that have already sold out can be bought without waiting for a long period of time. Although some members are pricing these items ridiculously high so they can gain a +100 Stardollar profit.

It kind of defeats all logic. Surely if a seller knows that another member can buy the same item within Starplaza for -200 SD of the price, they wouldn’t price it so high. At least wait until the item has sold out.

If you want to find yourself a bargain, visit the Starbazaar Search page and have a look around.

This glitch might be fixed within a couple of days.

Lel.

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Limited Edition Spring 2012 Released!

I am contradicting myself here, however I take my statement back. This collection is a bit of a mix-and-match and from how the store is arranged it does not seem, as I said before, “well pieced together”. Looking at the snapshot I posted above I hardly think the last outfit works with the rest – besides the black trim. Altogether the collection – on some levels – doesn’t suit the overall theme. It’s not so bad that it looks like a blindfolded person scrambled the store together, but I think there could have been a better selection of items. Perhaps Stardoll were trying to find something to suit a variety of tastes, I just think it could have been executed a little better. However each individual item is neat and nice on its own.

While I was creating the spoilers I counted seventy-two items altogether. I thought because this was perhaps the most expansive collection we have seen for a while that it would be the cheapest. I think pricing 85 Stardollars for one tiny top is a little much, but with more people buying membership and such, Stardoll need to find a way to make sure the entire store doesn’t sell-out within three hours of opening. The shoes and accessories were priced decently, as well as the skirts, however I think the tops and dresses could have had a little switch up here and there.

Items that have appeared in this year’s spring collection are nothing new to be honest. We’ve seen Stardoll create similar items. Not identical but I can still see some similarities between past collections and what we are supposed to buy at present. Still it is an overall neat bundle of items and no doubt will sell out by the end of the week.

Currently as I am writing three items have sold out. As always with LE if you have  seen something within the spoilers that you really want it’s best if you get there as soon as you can. The logo within Starplaza hasn’t been updated and the bags appear to be that of the previous collection’s.

I hope those who intended to buy some LE got what they wanted in the end. If you didn’t then it’s not problem as there will another LE collection within the next three months. No use virtually crying over spilt pixels.

Lel.

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Limited Edition Spring Spoilers 2012

UPDATE: LE HAS BEEN RELEASED.

Hello there! Here are the spoilers all jammed together.

*One pink waist band belt is missing from this picture*

Whilst categorising all the items together, I never really noticed the underwater theme until I reached the interior. I suppose the seashell purse was a bit of a give-away, but other than that it just appears to be any other Limited Edition collection. Compared to the previous LE collections we’ve seen within the past year, this stands out as a more fitted and pieced together work of Stardoll’s. Although not everything will suit various member’s tastes, there’s still something for everyone. I don’t think it’s the best LE we’ve seen, but I don’t think it’s damn ugly.

Previously I could not care less about LE shoes. Perhaps one or two, but this collection’s are something a little special. The belts all stood out for me as well. The clothes are okay this time round. I can definitely see some items that will sell out first, however I only spot a handful of items that I wouldn’t mind buying for my doll. Although it ever so slightly resembles the Paperbag Waist Skirt from Spring 2010’s collection, I still wouldn’t mind buying the  Black and Pink Skirt for my little dolly.

The LE store – currently as I am writing – still appears and is not in the works. However this collection could possibly be out by tomorrow morning/afternoon. Prices (usually) range from 25 Stardollars up to 250 Stardollars, but I don’t need to tell you that. It’s LE.

Lel.

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The Starblog.

There has been numerous Staroll blogs and members criticising the Starblog and its writers. Many have described it as a lack luster of poor use of the English language and shabby posts with no real content. While being a Starblog writer myself, you can probably guess where this post is going.

Now I have been asked and seen many topics around a handful of clubs full of the same single question: “How do I become a Starblog writer?” Now you may ask what is such the big fuss? Due to most of our fame hungry nature, anything that gives our visitor list a boost sounds like music to the ears. Many others and myself have won NCG trophies because of it. And then I have to hear some _____ about wanting to “help” others. Do not try and fool everyone. As much as bringing awareness to talented members of the community, projects, bullying, charities and good causes – who is honestly benefiting from it in the end? Members spent years gaining a notoriety and then to have something active like the Starblog to come in and give writers a big airlift is almost like a dream come true. Whether your writing quality is up to scratch is debated by others.

I am classified as a “writer”, but I just post the tutorials. My writing is honestly not suitable for the young and impressionable audience of Stardoll – and neither is the majority Stardoll blog material out there. One thing people may not know if that whilst being a writer, you do not have the freedom or say on whether or not your post is uploaded. This being Stardoll, they need to have a double check that nobody isn’t going to post something like porn, an episode of Skins with a big potty mouth or create a post dedicated to bringing shame to an individual member. It makes sense and so Stardoll shouldn’t be judged for doing so.

UPDATE: I have forgotten to add that Stardoll has the authority to edit the pending posts. Articles might be cut down in length (I recall Liz stating that in the past to her posts) and bits can be added. So those who thought that I made up Callie’s introduction within my first post, I doubt Stardoll would ever let me get away with that.

What we post on our own personal Stardoll blogs is highly unsuitable for the Starblog. Do you want to see some gossip blog’s derogatory post within the Starlog? If so, Stardoll would be blamed for encouraging cyberbullying or for even victimising an individual themselves as they had deemed it acceptable it in the first place.

I can agree that the entirety of the Starblog’s posts aren’t much so entertaining than our own-made blogs, however we need that authority so that none of the obscenity we just love to flush outside the website reaches the pure and innocent members who are currently oblivious – as well as not to ruin Stardoll’s friendly image.

The posts are simply, well, simplistic as well as there for some light entertain and guidance. Sure, for you there might not be much there to bite on, but for that reason is it then acceptable for you to go cut the writers down a notch? A demeaning insult and constructive criticism are two different things. One has words full of poison – there to damage and inflict pain on the receiving end – while the other is there merely to help aid the receiver into doing an improved job the following time. I doubt the many members who purposely scream “UGLY.UGLY. i can do sooo much better” at the writers have had much experience in the field. In the end it is your choice to read it. If you don’t like what you’re seeing then you make the change (don’t depend on others to do it for you) or ignore it completely.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but to further push your own and make some stranger on the internet feel like they’re under a microscope to be judged and ridiculed is just not morally correct. Those who choose to do this, I pity you. Please spend your time doing something far more productive.

To those who do criticise writers: try doing a better job under such a heavy spotlight. The Starblog isn’t and shouldn’t be treated like another Stardoll blog on blogspot or wordpress. It needs to be kept friendly and if that resides into tutorials, recipes and what you deem as “boring” updates then what is there to be done? It’s a matter of harmless fun and unlike Blogspot and WordPress, if we make a tiny minute spelling error we cannot edit it one minute later. Those members who target those “ugly” and “hideous” outfits, I would like to see what others would say about yours. Those who think their make-up/nails is “tonnes better” why aren’t you making exceptional tutorials yourself? Those who think it’s unfair that “unpopular” members aren’t featured, are you just asking for an invitation? And those who pick up on the infinteismal errors, I doubt your spell-check is in full gear either. May I remind you that grammatical errors are not a symbol of a lack of effort and dedication. Read through a bunch of my posts and tell me that because I didn’t add an apostrophe or spell “incompitent” correctly means that I didn’t work my ass off to feed you words. Some writers are not fluent in English and therefore, personally, they should not be watched by your correcting glare and zoom scroll.

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If anyone didn’t read the post and just wants to ask how to become a writer click below.

http://www.stardoll.com/en/help/article.php?sectionId=68&articleId=1

You do not gain any membership, stardollars or any rewards in return for your efforts. Instead you are provided, by the community with; harsh words, kind words, spam, visitors, spam, bucket-load of notifications and a bit more spam. This sounds like a paradise for those aspiring “elites” of Stardoll. Oh wait, my apologies, the amazing and helpful elves of Stardoll out there for the greater good of us all. Why I think I might shed a tear.

Being a writer does not make you “popular” or better than anyone else within the community. Having a hundred or so visitors, in my personal opinion, does not make you “famous”. Try name ten different writers. Can’t? There you go.

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Stardoll February Hotbuys 2012.

Months just fly by.

I wouldn’t go as far ahead and say it is the best. Although in comparison to January it does honestly seem like it. This month has some sort of “theme” where the majority of the individual items combine together some way. Stardoll have definitely produced far better sunglasses, I am not too keen on the very thin frames. I have expressed my dislike towards leopard print so that coat and suitcase is out the window for me. The item that I look forward to is the Polka Dot Romper – which I probably will not purchase. The rest, for me, are so-so but I am not so enthusiastic about Hotbuys. With ten items being constantly released every month – and sometimes are ridiculous prices – it can get very repetitive. I hope this year Stardoll up their game and produce far more collective months with spontaneous themes. No matter how ridiculous, people will always buy it.

Lel.

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