The usual disclaimer -- I used Search, and skimmed over the first three pages of topics here. Nothing like this came up, but, if there is and I missed it, feel free to delete/merge as necessary. Usually, this is referred to as "the BJD hobby." People will say things like, "Yeah, I collect BJDs, it's my hobby." It's never referred to as something deeper -- it's a hobby. Something fun, light, that usually serves to make your free time more fun. But... is BJD collecting "just a hobby", or a "way of life"? I've noticed that some people are very passionate and enthusiastic about their BJD love. They are proud to showcase their dolls. Everyone who knows them, whether they also share in the hobby or not, know they collect these dolls. Maintaining their dolly budget is a priority. Some even have made plans to include their dolls in their weddings somehow, since the big day won't feel complete for them without them presents. Basically, these people have incorporated BJDs into their lives. In a more passionate way than most people go about hobbies -- in an enthusiast way. Does this mean BJDs can be a "way of life"? Is there such a thing as "the resin life", where BJD collecting is a major part of what defines you? Or are BJDs always "just a hobby"? Do you think being this passionate is alright? Which is it for you? Share your thoughts!