Filed under: Musings
Last month I hung out at a friend’s house. She also happened to be a Blythe enthusiast and we were chatting about Kenners and dressing up the dollies. While we were setting up the dolls on the couch, her boyfriend and his friend arrived.
Cue the awkward looks at dolls. The friend physically recoiled away from the dolls whenever they went close to him and just shook his head.
I likened the doll hobby to people having hobbies in other aspects – video games, model cars or trains. He just shook his head and said something about model cars and trains not having eyes. It’s always back to the eyes. Which is funny, because I find that one of their more endearing qualities. Large head, large eyes, small body. It’s basically the same traits that make human babies and other mammal babies super cute so we don’t kill or eat them (speaking in an evolutionary sense, of course).
I’ve had awkward (or outright negative) comments about Blythe before. And funny looks. I’m sure we’ve all gotten some form of negative feedback at one time or another.
At the same time, how can you think something negative towards these sweet little faces?
Maybe I’m biased… I probably am (a lot biased…) – the two on the left belong to me.