Sorry if this is in the wrong spot and/or already exists D; Let me know if it does. I'm new so still getting used to this place. Anyway, I was wondering if most of you prefer shelling a character when you buy a BJD, or if you prefer to buy a sculpt you really like, then make a character out of them/let the character develop as you get to know your doll? I'm still waiting for my first dolls to arrive, and the sculpt I bought, I got because I thought it was beautiful. I didn't have a character in mind at all for it. And, I don't think that I would buy a specifc sculpt just to fit a character I've made already - since one of my favorite things to do is to come up with new characters, I like "reverse shelling" as I suppose I've seen it called? I've already done some work trying to come up with characters for my first dolls as I wait for them to arrive. What do you prefer to do? Also bonus question: What do you do to come up with characters for your dolls? I made up my own character sheet type thing with name, age, height, weight, apperance, personality, etc. and filled it out, almost like I would have with making an RP or D&D character. I might write a couple very short stories about her. What do you do?