Aura Photoshoots 2

Posted in Ball Joint Doll by Uni on March 31, 2010

It took me almost a hour to take these two photos. Being surprised by the difference the time of exposure gave me last time, today I decide to try under the same condition: dimmed room with monitors as the only light sources, relatively long exposure time, and intermediate aperture. I used my desktop PC and my laptop as light sources this time. I also displayed blank white photos on both of them to maximize their screen brightness. By the way, this might be my first time using manual focusing in my life.

I am really satisfied with these two photos; this is my first time I capture the glistens of her eyes successfully.

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The Arrival of my Aura (Dollmore Ipsae Monahan)

Posted in Ball Joint Doll by Uni on March 25, 2010

After waiting for slightly more than two weeks, my girl has arrived at a local post office this morning, and I took her back home. She was wrapped like a cocoon; then put into a golden corrugated box with a large Dollmore trademark on it; and finally, together with outfits, shoes, and so on, sealed in a larger ordinary corrugated box which weighted 5.6 kilograms.

Here’s the box weighted 5.6 kilograms:

It took me a moment to figure out what’s actually happening here. There are a little bit more items than my order: a towel due to Dollmore 8th anniversary, an extra wig, 2010 calendar, a brooch, a pair of sneakers, and even a cookie?

The cookie I told you; star-shaped; it seems more likely to be a real cookie to me:

The calendar, a manual, and a certificate:

Then the golden corrugated box:


“Cocoon” removed. She’s blindly beautiful! I decided to call her Aura, which means breeze in lots of descendents of Proto-Indo-European language starting from classical Greek and Latin. Although her default lingerie is pink, I asked if it’s possible to choose a black or a white one. I got a black lingerie set:

Sitting. Her long, wavy default wig is really beautiful:

but is hard to be stick to a location. I tried to pose her as in official stock photos. I have to use her right hand to fix her front hair. On the other hand, I haven’t realize I am such an awful photographer until a moment ago. I dealt with my Nikon D40X, pressed and switched lots of buttons on it though I don’t actually know what I was doing. The only thing I succeed is to cancel the flash. I am afraid of giving extra rays, especially the light power unit area in a small time interval of flash is high and I am not going to take the risk.

Indeed she’s undoubtedly beautiful. She’s absolutely far more beautiful than what she looks in these photos. Thank you so much, Anny, Nahuette, Sadaloha, Rose and Jee. I am so glad that I have chosen her. It’s so sad that the photos uploaded are the best photos I took. I really need to know how to use my D40X properly under condition of this kind.

Her hair:


Her face looks really gentle though gloomy a little bit:

Slightly photoshopped:


Here I’d like to link Nahuette’s album on Flickr (Please click the picture below ):

Nahuette is an owner of Pacifica (name of Nahuette’s Ipsae) for almost four years. Before me making decision, Anny had suggested me do a little search on Flickr and I did. The result was so surprising and I was thinking “Wow, more than 50 percent of photos are from her albums”. The outfits Nahuette made for her look so fine and the photos are so wonderful. Her album ” Pacifica visite St Malo en Bretagne” is my favorite. “If I own an Ipsae in the future,” I thought, “I am going to be a good owner like Nahuette.” Though I realize it’s not possible for me the moment I found I spent more than a hour simply on changing feet for high heel. Nevertheless, there’s still my best for me to try.

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Posted in Language by Uni on March 20, 2010


這是於寺村秀夫著作《日本語のシンタクスと意味》第三冊p.16和p.18的表。表1和表2分別是考慮「名詞」+「格助詞」+「取り立て助詞」和「名詞」+「取り立て助詞」+「格助詞」的情形是否合理。格助詞是指が、を、に、へ、で、と、から、まで、より等,取り立て助詞指的是は、も、こそ、さえ、しか、だけ、ばかり、すら、まで、など、なんか、なんて、でも、だって等等。上表表1中是「名詞」+ 左行(column) + 上列(row)的合理性,下表表2是「名詞」+ 上列 + 左行。 「○」是合理,「╳」是不合理,「?」是無法判斷。







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敗家:Dollmore Ipsae

Posted in Ball Joint Doll by Uni on March 12, 2010

這次敗家金額是931.5 USD,內容有:Dollmore Ipsae本體、一套洋裝、一雙靴、一雙腿(更正:腳掌Orz)、一套贈送的睡衣、一對贈送的玻璃眼珠。金額好大,短時間之內我不敢再刷東西了。



名字也想好了。原名Ipsae Monahan,Ipsae是韓文的입새,意思是嫩葉。Monahan則是愛爾蘭姓,來自manach牧師、僧人,再加上dimunitive字尾,這個姓的常見度在美國的排名是2,411。然後我選的名字是Aura,拉丁文的微風,陰性名詞。拉丁語系下的微風幾乎都和這個拼法相去不遠,古希臘文αὔρα就是微風,也是陰性名詞,這個名詞作為女性名、在美國的常見度排名是1309

Mar. 17 更新:決定好了:Elena Aura Laurentius, Elena一樣是老名字,希臘時的海倫Helen(Ἑλένη)來的,可能和太陽Helios(ἥλιος)有關;Laurentius也是老姓氏,和英文的Lawrence同源,意思是(拉丁文)Laurentum的人,而Laurentum可能來自laurel這個字。日文名字不管了,我缺乏想像力,決定叫あい了,漢字給她靄,我腦袋想的是「靄靄停雲,濛濛時雨」,根本一整個就是先想漢字再想讀音的。

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