So, I was digging through the forums, as per usual, trying to settle some of the doll waiting jitters and could not help but notice a lot of thread and discussions about "shelling" OCs in to dolls... The thing is - I have panty of OCs, both from written works and from art and yet I have no desire to "shell" them - setting the difficulty of doing so (in my case) aside it seams so... Limiting. There are so many beautiful dolls and sculpts that I enjoy and would like to have, not getting them just because they look nothing like any of my OCs seam... Sad. So instead I want the other way and quickly made up an entirely new narrative that includes the dolls I do like, giving them roles and personalities in a new world/story... Still needs to be written down as anything more detailed than quick drafts, but I think it will be a lot of fun to do. It is a bit like a writing challenge - you get a bunch of people and you try to connect them in a compelling manner - makes me think outside of my usual boxes And it got me wondering - how many people go the same route? I do know that not everyone gives their dolls backstories, but thous who do - how often you decision on the doll/story is driven by the doll vs picking a doll that matches the story?