|The Real Z of the AGGiB. And my vainglorious return to not sucking at blogging.|
aye, fam. Been a while, huh?
So there I was, middlish of March, doing okay if not my best because what is wrong with me, can I uninstall or suspend some of these apps that came with Human.1 I was anticipating the release of Z and blogging about it, saving my funds for Nanea, about to post about what I got in the Secret Snarker--I'd even took pictures!--ignoring the Two White Kids in the fandom more and more every day, and staying firm on my position that permapanties were not Satan's Own Dolly Butt covering.2
Everything went to shit on a Broadway stage. We're talking Peak Neth Distress, fam. You ever see that old Bugs Bunny Cartoon "Little Red Riding Rabbit" where at the end, Red's ass is over a shovel of hot coals and she's holding a ton of weight, trying to keep herself from falling ass-first into the fire? This shot right here.
That was my April. And May. And the first part of June. I would rather not go into full detail but between several fannish dramas, severe friend worries, family issues, more drama, financial instability, travel distress, the TV dying right in the middle of an episode I was watching and me not realizing this for like 10 minutes because it was right after the show faded to black, yet more drama, some people not getting it in their head that intersectionality is not about white folks feels, news that my only good local roving store is shutting down, stabs in the back, and bullshit? I got boned.
Thus I had...shit, what is this, fifteen damn weeks since my last blog post? *uses Time and Date to calculate* Shiiiiit. Fifteen weeks of just not being able to pull off more than at little bit of functioning. No one Mage should have all these problems, but there they was. Oh, and working con which, while a stressor, is mostly the opposite of fucked up. In fact, being at con and talking shit through with other people and getting my energy back that way is how I've gotten my head back on straight and able to bring you another fine Nethie blog post.
Fifteen weeks since my last one. I'd apologize for the delays but fuck it, I've been through too much shit to say I'm sorry about not being able to put dolly/fandom blogging higher in my life. The Universe is being a total dick, and my queer ass don't need it.
So what have I not talked about in AG News? Um....shit, a lot happened since March. Fuck me running. Let's do as much as we can.
|Then again, maybe we won't.|
And the fandom rejoiced! And then ignored anything else we asked to be heard or spoken up about like PoC representation and the minimizing of racist/bigoted elements in the fandom forever, because fuck any other representation or issues we're having when everything's safe now for dolls to sit bare-assed on toilets and wear pretty panties. Fine, whatever, I don't change underpants that much anyways.
|The Reals and My Feels! I want the books.|
|Making it yourself!|
So is that all the news? Okay. To the stuff.
I managed to get the pictures at Z's release, back at the end of April. And then at this new one, before my camera battery died, got stuck in my camera, and when Bae removed it found it had swollen, thus destroying my camera nice and proper but the SD card was saved.
...Oh, yeah. That happened too. So I barely got these pictures up for everyone.
God damn it. To the stuffz. Oh and some good shit. Today I'll cover Z's release, the Two White Kids, Gabby, and the Wellies. Next time--which will be within the week, I will do my best, promise--I'll do the new Truly Me shit.
The Real Z of the AGGiB: Why Friends are the Best and So is Z
|Laying in the grass.|
But you have her, Neth, you say, because the pictures you're showing are a Z that is clearly not staged at AG place.
Memorial Day Weekend, 2017
My friend, ButWhatIf: omg come with me to AG Seattle this Friday? I'm getting Z!
Me: Yay, I will be there with pants on!
*me arrives at AG Seattle that Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday*
Me: Yay! BWI you're getting Z! Let's pick yours out!
BWI: And so are you!
BWI: Surprise. Go pick out your own.
Me: *am struck dead fucking silent for like five minutes before hugging BWI so hard I pick her up off the floor*
Fam. Fam. Fam.
She got me Z. I will openly admit that I cried like a bitch at her generosity. And squealed to my husband and squealed all over the store.
So welcome Suzanne Audrina "Suzie/Z" Yang, the Real Z of the AGGiB. Z4 is thirteen years old, likes K-pop, anime, Harry Potter (she's a Hufflepuff), camera work and film studies, tech, movies, video gaming, Handbags of Holding, polka dots, wild clothing combinations that other people may not, cosplay, vlogging, and selfies among some things. She and Gabby are getting along like a house on fire, and she's got vision issues where she doesn't always have to wear her glasses but she likes to, especially when working on the computer.
So I will later be reviewing her and her meet outfit, once I set up photo shoot space. And I don't give a single fuck that she's wearing permadraws.5 She is not getting a body swap. I put some polka dot fancy pants over them and we're all good. I love every inch of her.
Onward to her stuff and the pictures I took before she came home. Z debuted with not a large collection, mind, but larger than Felicity "we're getting a new outfit and a hat."
|Z Under Glass, along with Popcorn.|
Z's Accessories: Like everyone else in this crazy hats sold separately fandom, Z's hat comes separate. She's got a slouchy beanie with beads and charms--along with a white jacket that she wears when the weather's nice enough, an orange striped infinity scarf because that's the new hotness around these places, and glasses. The accessories finish her wild and crazy kid's look and mean she can see. And also the Sweet Peach Glasses are hers now and like the shoes, you can't have em back.
Z's Dog: Z keeps taking everything the moddie line had first, and has swiped their dog as well.7 The Dalmatian Puppy has given up blandom for fandom and now comes with a movie clap board and is named Popcorn. My feelings on Dalmatians vary. They're lovely looking striking pets, but they are also high-maintenance neurotic animals that need and should not be bought as pets just because your kid watched the movie and asked, buy them a toy instead, if you don't have space and time don't do it. But for Z? We'll get her her doggie. Also posable pets rock.
|For people big enough.|
|Vroom vroom, peanuckles!|
Z's Filming Accessories: That's right, Z started life as a vlogger. And she's gotta have stuff to vlog and snap with! That would be a camera for snapping cool pix, a camcorder for filming her wild exploits, a smartphone for uploading to Instagram because all the kids have them now and she needs one to be talking to folk, and a tripod that goes to a headstand wait no that was my gym class in like 5th grade. Oh, and of course, her bag she carries it all around in. For only $28 dollars? That's some fine items! I've seen this set in pieces a lot on IG10 and I plan to, when it's feasible, grab it for Z. She needs her tech.
Z's Scooter: We don't do single style Lindsey Scooters anymore. If characters are gonna skoot, they're going to be three-wheeled scooters that allow for stability and balance. I'm not big on scooters, I never got the prior version of the Sporty Scooter. This one does have the safety stuff not sold separate, but still. If there's a piece I might not get, it'd be thi--wait. Is that a go pro on her helmet. Oh why don't i just give up right now.
|Z's desk is cooler than my own, I swear.11|
Z's Desk Set: ...sweet mother of god. It has her laptop.It has a pin board. It has a cabinet to tuck all kinds of super cool books and things in. It has a lamp shaped like a spotlight. It's so so wonderful and fancy and shiny and the chair is lacking but we can replace that desk desk desk desk--
So that's all we have for Z right now, and it's possible she might get more. But she's wonderful and nerdy and sweet and omg she's part of my gang because my friends love me.
Now to the stuff that came out this month and not two months ago.
Lift Gabby Aloft On Her Pretty Cinnamon Roll Wings
Our Babby Gabby did not get a lot in this release or the last. But what she got is so wonderfully delightful that I want it all, and you know it.
|Chilling like a villain in a Panama hat.|
Gabriela's Loft Bed: Finally, her Big Ticket Fancy--a loft bed. A really kick ass loft bed. Not only is it nice and up, but it has expressions of her art--sketchy books, pencils, places to put it up, all that. I want it, I've asked Bae for it for my birthday, I'm loft living even if I have to keep the bed part stored and only have out the extras to start. And anyone comparing it to McSeattle's bed can eat almond shells. Y'all the kinda people that walk into a college dorm room, see two matching beds and matching dressers, and wonder what this copycat furniture is about. Shut up. Let Gabby live her life.
|Reading is cool and good.|
|Dance the night away.And don't put it on the pale dolls.|
|Now in big people sizes!|
|Listen in, peeps.|
But the rest?
Gimme all the Gabby stuff.
Tenney and Logan: Ugh, You're Still Here
Fine, but don't expect me to like that you exist. I heard your music, Tenney, and I am not impressed.14
Tenney's Sparkling Performance Outfit: So she's performing her Seed song (or whatever) wearing a black A-line dress with sparkles, silver sandals, and a velvet jacket. Oh and a barrette. I like the jacket. That's really it. It better show up at Kohl's and allow me to burn Kohl's cash so I'm only really paying for the jacket, or I don't care. I got the banjo and the Spotlight outfit the same way and I'd do the same to this.
Logan's Performance Outfit: *steals this entire outfit for the butch girls of her gang to wear, replaces with a pink moto jacket for that soft byke aesthetic* Nogan who?
Combine the two or eat chicken feet.
|A floppy hat. And some extras.|
Wait, I mean No. No, I haven't. That is money I could be using to buy WellieWishers stuff.
Tenney's Journal Kit: People everywhere can write things in the style of Tenney herself, with a version of her notebook and things! I will not be one of them. I just bought a notebook and it's got Hamilton15 and that's much better for note booking, because it doesn't have lined paper.
So are we done with these two? Are we done for now? Professionally?
k den BYE. *Scampers over to the WellieWisher Section*
WellieWishers: The Most Adorable Elementary Schoolers You'll Ever See Again
Other than the moddies, the Wellies got the most in the June 22 release. And help I love so much of it. It's a good thing I only have two of them right now. Speaking of which, there's news that AG is going to release a TRU only outfit for our favorite 14 inchers. So gonna have to haul buns to a TRU for that.
|Stand in the place where you are. Now Face Cute.|
|Owl Sleepies. And some of the Tent stuff.|
|It was a baby tooff~ *whistles*|
|No Trunks out that I saw.|
|Birthday twirls for boys and girls and others.|
Birthday Cart and Treats Set: Hoppy birdy to whichever of the Wellies is having a birthday, inching them ever closer to being part of the moddie collection if they grew older that way, which they do. Gifts--well, the illusion of them--and a crown for each of them with a fancy cart. The crowns are probably the best part and I could do that myself.
|And then Kendall stole my heart in her overalls.|
Mix and Match Garden Pets: She's taken old cans and stuff and turned them into pets! The bits can mix and match and mush around as much as you want to make either "realistic" creatures or whatever funky fun you desire. Yes, I'll get this later. Anything that is even remotely Kendall related is part of my future obtainment.
|More links for the charms.|
Next time on AG Outsider: The All New Moddie Stuff, including new Dolls and New Meet Outfits and A Damn Hotel.
And I promise not to take fifteen weeks to get to it. Or even more than a few days. I have a lot to say.
1 There appears to be some malware I didn't ask for, and several systems can't run their .exe commands worth shit. I need some updates.
2 Sweet tea, however, is God's own delicious ball sweat. Look, it's a long, writerchat story.
4 Also here? She's gender fluid, leaning a little ambiguous, hence the nickname Z. She still uses She/Her pronouns, and she allows select people to call her Suzie, but she prefers to be called Z--in part because it sounds like the neutral pronoun "zie/ze."
5 All the Zs came out with them. Which prompted a lot of people saying they would get her but the panties are so bothersome, they just couldn't support buying her with permapanties, it was just too much. So now that she won't have them soon (and if you buy one with pink butt, you can just get her body swapped), y'all gonna do the right thing and buy her and support Dolls of Color? You're not going to use that as an excuse, as many people were and have done even as they were buying white dolls with permapanties? Yes? Okay. I'm glad we had this talk in the footnotes.
6 That actually existed before as a Z. Crew style shirt.
7 Quit whining, moddies. You got so much in this new release that I'm giving you your own post Friday.
8 I'm so fucking far behind I haven't read Lea's books yet. Just fuck me up, fam.
9 I'm going to buy her a tiny one. And a Honey Bunny. Those pets are too cute.
10 A lot of times without Z. Y'all, meet me back in the footnotes. Go buy Z. I know the teens in fandom love acknowledgement of AGIG (as long as it doesn't remind you that you have been supporting bigots and racists) and have been taking a doll camera as such, but go buy Z.
11 Plz to note Tenney-Sue photobombing in the background like a punk.
12 I will believe what I WANT.
13 Why yes, I am referencing something I saw someone say on IG to one of my homies, thanks for asking.
14 Me: *on hold with AG customer service dealing with a minor issue*
Music: *is Tenney singing about being a seed or something really twangy*
Me: *slides out of chair while silently screaming* WHY ISN'T THIS ZAC BROWN BAND'S "THE WIND" OR SOMETHING GOOD IN COUNTRY
15 It is the cutest notebook and I love it. It says "why do you write like you're running out of time" and the artist, a sunny disposish, is wonderful. Buy things from her. Support artists.
16 In the books they belong to Willa, and right now Emerson is my faux-Willa.
17 I bet you came down here expecting a pun like "tell them the tooth." Look, that's too easy. I have to occasionally have standards. But since I've got you down here, go buy Z and Gabby. Thanks.