Miscellaneous box opening

I returned late last night from my Easter holiday + trip to Helsinki… well, at least I was home before midnight, but I was so damn tired. (;´∀`) And I’m still tired today, but I couldn’t help cycling to the PO to pick up some packages that had arrived while I was away~ ー( ´ ▽ ` )ノ This is a very quick box opening, I didn’t have a lot of time for taking photos.

Mysterious box on the left and my Amiami March order on the right.
Just when I solve storage issues for all these boxes + packaging material, I get MORE of them. (・∀・;) I really need to start throwing these away… and grrr Amiami, why do you put the card on top of the padding?! It gets all wrinkly like this. ~( ´•︵•` )~
The mysterious package was of course a neemo from Mandarake (nobody is surprised I bet) and the rest of the stuff is from Amiami. The Milky Ball Nami figure and one set of the C-hands are for Yenna, I added them into my order ’cause the figure that I was supposed to get got delayed (again). And yeah, I bought a few hairbands.(ノ´∀`) I want to try crafting something with them~ ♥
But naturally I’m concentrating on the neemo, which is Majokko Raili Little Witch of Snow DS version. (≧∀≦) ♥
Raili and her things~ ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ Her snowflake wand was included, too, but I was in a hurry because I had an important appointment in the afternoon so I forgot all about it. (・∀・;) And since it’s transparent, it was easy to miss, taped onto the transparent inner box’s side.
The first thing I noticed was that her head was much paler and more yellow than her body. (。ヘ°) I grabbed my white skin Lil’ Fairy and Picconeemo body for comparison. There isn’t much of a difference between Raili’s body and the new picconeemo body, but her head is paler and more yellow than Erunoe’s head.
This photo hopefully shows the difference a bit better… Erunoe’s head has a pinkish tone, so it matches the body nicely. I wonder if the softer vinyl of the heads is more prone to yellowing, than the hard vinyl of the bodies? 「(゚ペ) At least my Volks DD body, that I bought used, was more yellow in comparison to the new head and hand parts… and the DD vinyl is close to the vinyl that neemo heads are made of, although not quite as soft. Hmm.
Well, luckily her stock dress is super pretty and covers her body up quite nicely, so the difference between her head and body’s colour isn’t that glaringly obvious. Damn it’s hard to get her to stand with that Flection body, though… especially since her knees are super loose! I’ve been spoiled by the Full Flection bodies, ahah… (・∀・;)
Her hat doesn’t want to stay on at all (I swear Azone sucks with hats – the kitty hood hats that I have are all too small as well) so I tried one of the new hairbands on her instead. ヽ(。・ω・。)ノ I need to decorate one with lace and add a snowflake decoration on it~

I didn’t really plan to get this Raili, although I’ve loved her stock outfit for a long time – and now I love it even more that I’ve seen it in person! ♥ It’s such a lovely shade of bluish turquoise~ (*⌒∇⌒*) … but yeah, I wasn’t too keen on her yellowy blonde hair, I actually preferred the regular version’s whiter hair… but the regular version’s all white outfit wasn’t as interesting to me. Aaanyway, I spotted this Raili on Mandarake for only 12000 yen, so I couldn’t resist. I was sure someone else would’ve nabbed her before I could, and I’d just get a “sorry, this item was sold out” message… but to my surprise, I managed to get her! ♥

But yeah, I’ve been waiting for the Swan Lake Raili release, and I still am, so I didn’t think I’d buy any other Raili this year… well, things don’t always work out the way I plan, ahah. When I was waiting for this Majokko Raili in the mail, I was thinking that I’ll probably only keep the outfit and sell the doll and then have Swan Lake Raili wear this outfit… buuuuuut now seeing this cutiepie in person, I can’t bear to part with her! (*⌒∇⌒*) Her hair doesn’t look as bad as I originally thought, and I think I actually prefer it more than Swan Lake Raili’s silver hair… so I guess it’s gonna turn out so that I’m keeping this Raili and getting the Swan Lake outfit for her, ahah. Hopefully the other Raili won’t decide to stay as well… (;´∀`)

Naturally I’m still on the hunt for a Bambi-san Raili as well, but I don’t know if I’ll ever find the fullset for a price that I’m willing to pay. ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ Hopefully one day I can get her, though… I love her cute brown eyes~ (´;д;`) ♥

But yes, this girl got the name Suzume, and she’ll be my half-Japanese, half-Finnish sweetiepie. Because Raili is an exchange student from the north… some sources say that she’s from Scandinavia, BUT I firmly believe that she’s Finnish, haha. Especially since in the Bambi-san Raili’s leaflet, there is that little 4-koma comic strip where she arrives and says “Moi!” which is “Hi!” in Finnish. It seems like Japanese people really like “Moi”, in last year’s Frostbite when I went to see Yamaguchi Kappei, he said “Moi!” every time that he greeted someone (which was totally adorable and I nearly died when it was my turn to get an autograph and he said “Moi!” to me uguuu).( ´∀`) … okay now I’m getting sidetracked again. But yes, as a Finnish person I want to believe that Raili is Finnish. ( ^∇^) Well, it could be that some people mistakenly think that Finland is a part of Scandinavia, but it isn’t. Only Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland belong to Scandinavia. If you want to refer to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland as a group, then you should use the term “Nordic countries”. [/end of geography lesson] … sorry, I’m really particular about the correct terms and stuff, it’s an occupational disease. (・∀・;)

… damn this post keeps getting sidetracked, I’m sorry. It’s late and I’m tired. (;´∀`) AHEM, BACK TO SUZUME. The word suzume can mean “sparrow”, which is cute, but I wanted to use a different writing that would tell more about her personality and appearance. She has those pretty pale blue eyes and I imagine her to be a soft-spoken and gentle girl… and her stock outfit has a winter theme, so I settled for this writing: 涼瞳. The first kanji means “refreshing, cool” and the latter is the kanji for “pupil” or “eye”. So the meanings refer to the winter theme and her eyes. And I can use the nickname “Suzu” for her, which can mean “bell”… because in my mind she has this quiet but clear voice, kind of like a little bell~(*´▽`*) So I think that the name is pretty perfect for her. ♥

When I named my Japanese BJD characters, I didn’t think too much about the meanings of their names (except with Hisoka) ’cause I didn’t have as much knowledge of the Japanese language… but now I’m trying to do better with my neemos and DDs, lol. It helps in studying kanjis, too~

*looks at the lenght of the text* ━Σ(゚Д゚|||)━ … Ookay, I think I’ve blabbed enough for now, time to wrap up this post.

Little darling
One more photo of little Suzume~ (´ ▽`).。o♡

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