I ran across this youtube interview with Gentaro Araki, and I found that he expressed some pretty interesting points of view on BJDs in general. Some of these views are: "Dolls are like a lost part of yourself." Which can be found at 1:56 if you want to listen to his further explanation of this statement. "Dolls help the owner recreate thier existence." Found at 2:20 "People like dolls because they are lonely." 3:09 (Referring to himself) "I dont think anyone should give credit to someone who shuts himself up...making half or totally naked erotic dolls." Here's the link to the interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkEDZ3TtA0g But what I'm asking is: Do you necessarily agree with Gentaro Araki? Has it ever crossed your mind that dolls could be more than a hobby, but a lifestyle? How do you interpret dolls and the role they play in your life? Are they there for fun, or do you bring them to a personal level in your life? Please dont mistake me, I'm not trying to pry into anyones business. But this matter intrigued me because i also remember running across a show on the BBCA network about men in England who own the life-size dolls. And the majority of these men do take these dolls on a personal level and are supremely happy with themselves. I too, sometimes take my girl Vesper on a personal level. Somedays, I could get in a quarrel with a buddy and complain to Vesper or sometimes, it's just better to have her THERE. There are some statements that Araki makes that i disagree with, such as the 3rd that I have listed. I'm not lonely, but i just LOVE BJD's, and I canat necessarily help myself. But then again, I completely agree with the 2nd statement. I get to dress up Vesper in anyway I want, i could give her hair that i want, i could make her seem like a model in couture Paris! Thoughts, Opinions, and Feedback is welcomed! Again, I am not trying to pry into anyone's business. I think that everyone confides in thier doll sometime, whether it be temporary or something more. And is there anyone else who is intrigued about the behaviour that Araki speaks of? Because i know i am. o_o; The end. xD Sorry if i make ZERO sense guys, I just want to know other people's thoughts. And I understand that some could take this thread as something very personal. Im not trying to offend anybody.