Hello everyone this has been making me think for a while but I was wondering what people thought of it. On the one hand you have character-based dolls. Now I'm not talking about originals, I'm talking about dolls that are purposely modeled and named after anime/manga, movies, books, comic books, tv shows, bands, models, etc you get the point. To owners of these dolls: Why do you enjoy character based dolls? Have you also had a character based doll that ended up turning into an original? Also we have dolls that are completely original, either based on people's original RP characters or just put together however they want and named as they see fit. To owners of these dolls: Why do you enjoy original dolls? Do you find it distressing or upsetting when people emulate your original doll or copy his/her name without asking? Or do you feel names are just names and are up for grabs. my lovelies~ October - my Woosoo, who is based on a long-standing RP character of mine from years back. Name comes the month he was born, his birthday is October 31st November - my other Woosoo is October's twin brother, he was born November 1st which is where his name comes from Muse - my karon is also an orignal RP character. his name derives from the fact that he's a muse demon Eros aka ''uriel'' - also a RP character. uriel was the angel of inspiration/art/music, and eros is the name muse gave him. Soleil - my ethan is a rp character of mine, he's got an older brother named Ciel, too. Deity - another RP character, his full name is Eikinchou Mikami, his first name translates to beautiful god, which is where he came up with Deity from as his nickname. Personally I tend to lean towards original dolls because I do feel like styling a doll in your own personal fashion is a way to be creative.. I feel that dolls modeled directly after a non-original character seem to be rather constricting in what you can do with them. Suchas if you have a doll based on an anime character with black hair, and you give them a blonde wig.. do they cease to be that character? I've also noticed with orignal dolls certain names have been 'retired' persay. I mean within the doll community you say the name of a certain doll and everyone knows exactly which doll you're talking about and the owner. Do you feel it right to name your doll after a so called 'famous doll' or do you think it will just cause confusion? Wow, so I ramble so much..