So, I was just wondering if anyone else in the community had this tiny little problem. It's hard enough being young and having limited funds, transportation (for meets), and such, but when parents limit your creativity, it adds another load onto the list. Or perhaps you have a spouse or roommate that is a recovering alcoholic or smoker, and they are offended by you incorporating that aspect into your doll's story. Here's what I mean: My mother and I were having a conversation about my doll Draven's character. I asked her if I could maybe buy some materials to give him a body blushing and a tattoo. She was appalled by the idea that I would want to ink my doll's shoulder, and immediately refused. It made me a bit upset, because I paid for most of him, and he was MY doll, of which I should be able to customize how I wanted to. However, I decided to let it go and ask if I could maybe make some cigarettes for a photo shoot. This appalled her even more, and she actually started yelling at me. She acted almost as if I were the one of whom would be smoking. She told me if she saw any pictures of my doll with a cigarette in his hand, she would ground me. Her reaction got me thinking outside of my little box. I want to know; how many people out here are limited by another person or force in your life? Money cannot be a factor. Is you creativity limited by someone or something? Who or what limits your creativity? Why? How do you feel about this and do you wish it to stop? EDIT: Do you feel limited because of the consequences that may follow if you do something for the sake of creativity?