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2017 The Year That Was
« on: December 31, 2017, 05:40:32 PM »
2017 The Year That Was

     The year 2017 saw many changes. Some were very good, but others were not. Our Doll Community moved to a new web host, and overall the forum, gallery, and chat run much smoother than before. The membership had several very successful doll meets. We said hello to many new friends, but we also lost a few old friends along the way.

     The doll industry is changing so fast that it is difficult for even some old-timers to keep up. New companies and new products are popping up seemingly every day. I can only imagine how daunting a task it is for newcomers to sort it all out.

     The world in general seems much colder and more violent than before. Maybe it is. Maybe it is just the way that news reporting has changed. Perhaps some of the idiots are just copy-catting what they see other idiots do. Natural disasters took a huge toll this past year. Entire communities have been devastated. Emergency response teams have hardly had the chance to catch their breath before the next calamity came along.

     In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein fiasco, another sexual revolution has begun. Women who were long repressed in a male-dominated world have found their voice. They are standing up for their rights, and finally gaining the respect that they should always have had. Men who could not respect women have been forced out of good-paying jobs and high-level positions. Some have been prosecuted and jailed. There may be some men who were unfairly treated, but most got what they deserved. There is still progress to be made in this area.

     Computer hackers around the world have proven what many of us already suspected; that there is no such thing as security on the internet (the World Wide Web). Governments and high-security financial institutions have had their records stolen. Political intrigue reared its ugly head in every aspect of government operations, especially those that involve computer-run activities.

     We can only hope that we have learned from our mistakes of the past, so that we do not repeat them in the future. Here is a wish that we all share: May the coming year be better and brighter!

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 06:19:55 PM »
Happy New Year, Noquiexis...

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 06:28:04 PM »
Happy New Year!! and to a good 2018!!!!   :cheers:
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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 07:11:21 PM »
Thank you Noquiexis.

Bravo! :thumb:

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 07:24:16 PM »
Happy New Year Noq. :thumb:


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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 09:11:56 PM »
Yes
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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 10:18:18 PM »

Back at ya, Noq!

And best wishes to everyone here on ODC!

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 12:10:21 AM »
Happy New Year, Noq!


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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 09:31:02 AM »
A happy, prosperous and doll filled new year to all!  :redhead:

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 03:59:41 PM »
A Happy New Year to all of my new acquaintances here on ODC.

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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 09:07:37 PM »
Here is hoping that EVERYONE has had a Great Holiday Season! And Best wishes to EVERYONE in the New Year!  :thumb:

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 07:33:26 PM »
That's a very well-rounded statement above, Noquiexis. There were certainly some concerning current events to have happened this past year. The one nice thing is, once you have your dolls at home, you can rely on them to never change and stay the same in their imaginary world with you. The world can be harsh, nature is cruel, but we don't have to be.

I have a good feeling about 2018 and I'm looking forward to to warmer weather, more time with friends, a few dolly projects I have planned and all the adventures ahead. It's been great finding this forum, the attitudes here are like a breath of fresh air. Everyone enjoys their dolls differently, but it's the people that matter most. Humans have one very precious thing to give, their time. I enjoy spending some of mine with you and appreciate you all doing the same.

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 03:41:28 AM »
Funny how we always wish for a better and happier New Year.

Was the last one any worse or better then previous ones I wonder, well of course not ,each one has its ups and downs.

Utopia would be pretty boring really... :laugh:

Still I will add my wishes in the hope that "my red button is bigger than yours, nah na nah na" does not get used,dejavu 1962!

But we have our dollies so the world will be a happy place for us all, to  hell with the rest of the world  :)
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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 10:17:14 AM »
Hi - I saw your photos , real beauty
I am thinking to buy a doll
Can you suggest any or share your opinion which is better or what you do not suggest to do - I try to learn BEFORE buying in order not to make mistakes
Again, great photos , hop you be happy of what you live with
Have a great year !!

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Re: 2017 The Year That Was
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2018, 10:23:24 PM »
batyana,

     Welcome to Our Doll Community! I do not know who you are addressing, but you are correct. Homework is the best way to research a new product (or one that is new to you). I suggest that you go through the gallery here to see what you like, then look up the dolls one the makers' websites. See "Doll Site Links" on the main index.

:) :) :)
"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

Trixie and Dixie are Private Secretary inflatable dolls.
Esperanza is a Tera Patrick inflatable doll.
see my gallery for their pictures

Feodora is an Anatomical Doll, Face 3 Body 3 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4