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Title: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on April 20, 2018, 10:11:05 AM
Hello everyone :)

For years I've wanted a Phicen of my own. With a WHOLE bunch of help from Begog, and Nova I finally have one. Thanks guys!!  The thread that helped me most, by Begog has been lost (hopefully not forever) during the site transfer, but not in vein, It clarified the world of Phicens for me and I saved all the info in the form of screen shots.

My Phicen's name is Christine, she is an S09 and she arrived yesterday.

Here are the obligatory uncrating....or in this case, unboxing pics :)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_001.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_002.jpg)



This morning she wanted to get out of that bikini and stretch out a little, ok a LOT!! :)
These are really quick shots and the lighting isn't so great.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_004.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_005.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_006.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_007.jpg)

First impressions, she's remarkably detailed. Her soft skin, though somewhat thin in most places feels pretty cool! She poses with great flexibility and is easy to pose. Great for photo sets on those lazy days when posing a smaller doll is more appealing, or when time is at a premium. Also, like the full size dolls, photos don't do them justice. She's also a little bigger than I expected, of which I'm glad.


Something unrelated, a little unexpected and kinda cool. After spending some time with Christine, taking pics and so on. When I got back to Sandy, her presence was greatly intensified, so much so I expected her to start walking and moving around on her own!
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on April 20, 2018, 11:04:05 AM
Congrats, man!  :thumb:
I knew once you went down that rabbit hole, one wasn't going to do it. Sure hope my "Phicen Fantasies" thread comes back. I got an ongoing story going on there, with more to come, and I've spent many hours on it. Anyway, you got yourself a winner there, and I expect her to live up to the hype. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Smoke on April 20, 2018, 12:19:02 PM
Lana : What happened to Ceej Smoke?


Smoke: Well, no one knows for sure sweetie, but it appears he fell down a rabbit hole..



Lana: What's a rabbit?? And what is a rabbit hole?


Smoke : Well sweetie, a rabbit is another name for an Evil Prince.. Lets just call him Begog for now. Oh, and we can't forget his accomplice, Evil Prince  Nova-1. A rabbit hole is a trap of sorts, that The Evil Prince  Begog and  Evil Prince Nova-1, have  set  for poor Ceej.. Now  he's fallen down into it and we're not sure if we will ever see Ceej or his wallet , ever again...


Lana: Smoke, Will you ever fall down one of Evil Prince Begog and his accomplice Evil Prince  Nova-1's    rabbit holes?


Smoke : Oh sweetie, I'm way to smart to ever fall in one of those traps.  Besides, CJ  took my wallet , I haven't seen it for ages.
   ;D


Lana:  Is that smoke I smell Smoke?.... It's your pants, I think they are on fire. Oh, and your nose is growing too.  :whistle:








 Congrats Ceej! Damn those Phicen's look good.  I like how her bikini fell off after the second pic!  :drool:  Just watch for those rabbit holes, they are damn hard to crawl out of!   :thumb:















Title: Re: Christine
Post by: litlluvr on April 20, 2018, 01:33:18 PM
You better watch it Ceej, Cat may want to get a studmuffin of her own !!   :P

Congrats on the new small girl !


Take care! litlluvr, Yoshe, Amiko, Marla, and Michiko.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Nova-1 on April 20, 2018, 01:34:07 PM
Congrats Ceej! Christine is a little fire cracker..   :evil:

 :fireworks:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 20, 2018, 02:14:59 PM
LOL!!    Thanks guys !  :)

I have a couple of questions already   :D


She was shipped wearing that bikini, and around her hips and the top of her butt, are slight indentations in her skin from the strings. Do any of you know if these will fade over time?

and Second, Do any of you know how long can she stay in elaborate poses (like the ones in the pics above) without damaging her silicone/tpe from compression/stretching from those poses?


She sure is a fun little lady.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 20, 2018, 02:45:09 PM
One more  ;D

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_008.jpg)


For another quick shot, I think I got the lighting a bit better there...

One more thing about dolls this small, its a lot easier to find them a cute bed!
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on April 20, 2018, 02:47:43 PM
The string marks will disappear eventually with the strings off. She can also be stained like a TPE doll, which she essentially is. That smell of hers is about the same smell, and will also fade away. She can stay in crazy positions for a few days, but she can also get creased from that (usually upper thighs) and get compression marks, if pinched by (or laying on) something for too long. She is best stored in that box she came in, or standing up on display. If you wash her and she feels tacky, she'll need powder, and if she gets dry in a year or two, you should baby oil her (but not her head). Basically, TPE maintenance. Also, keep in mind Sandy is a Tin doll. I hear it eats TPE if contact is maintained. I have let Kwench hold my Phicens and they have laid on her, but she is platinum, so be careful.

PS. If you ask me, Smoke already went down a MUCH BIGGER rabbit hole.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 20, 2018, 03:01:19 PM
Thanks buddy :)  that's all very helpful information !!  I do hope you get the rest of your thread back.

You mention them getting compression marks if left posed for a few days......will she be able to hold those poses for a few hours and not get those marks?
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: noquiexis on April 20, 2018, 03:30:39 PM
     "... and another one bites the dust (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfEcvBfUY4)".  ;D  Ceej fell to the power of another beautiful woman! He spammed one of the faces in chat, and I could have sworn it was a real woman! Luckily for our intrepid hero, the vivacious  :-* Sandy :-* and the equally awesome (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/forum/chat/img/emoticons/favorite.png)Cat(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/forum/chat/img/emoticons/favorite.png) have the power to keep him on the straight and narrow.

     Hopefully Begog can reconstruct the missing pages of his over-the-top "Phicen Fantasies" topic. If he has a copy of that at TDF or another forum, he might not have to do a re-write.

;) :) ;)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Z-Dr on April 21, 2018, 09:10:28 AM
... Do any of you know how long can she stay in elaborate poses (like the ones in the pics above) without damaging her silicone/tpe from compression/stretching from those poses? ...

Time to make a Sandy-stand for her so she can emulate the famous Sandy pose.  ;)

Congrats, she is wonderful, eh? :ceej:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on April 21, 2018, 10:26:08 AM
... Do any of you know how long can she stay in elaborate poses (like the ones in the pics above) without damaging her silicone/tpe from compression/stretching from those poses? ...

Time to make a Sandy-stand for her so she can emulate the famous Sandy pose.  ;)

Congrats, she is wonderful, eh? :ceej:

An S09 should come with a stand. A headless S23 won't. Oh yeah, she can hold poses for hours, even days, depending on how radically she's bent. The less she's bent, the longer she can hold a pose. As for compression marks, while they may take time to go away, they take an equal amount of time to appear. Just don't leave her pinched or bound up too long (sometimes by clothing) and she'll be fine.

Noq: I actually CAN reconstruct my thread if I must, once there's confirmation it is gone for good.  :(
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 21, 2018, 11:25:41 AM
Thanks everyone for your fun coments and help!   :)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 21, 2018, 12:56:52 PM
Having more and more fun with Christine!!

Here she is giving me a "stripper performance" while she's reading chat.


(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_010.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_009.jpg)


She's trying her tempting magic on Smoke!  :P

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_013.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_011.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 21, 2018, 02:23:19 PM
One more question, Will her joints loosen up over time? and if so, will they get so loose that she looses her ability to hold a pose?
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Smoke on April 21, 2018, 02:29:44 PM
Oh Jeebus!  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 21, 2018, 04:38:01 PM
Christine's first photo story.

A bit of backround:  Christine lives in a nudist colony with her friend.  Christine needed to get out for the day so she decided to try out the new, or shall I say old jalopy.
 Soon after heading out she realized she needed some gas...luckily there's a pump at the end of the street.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_014.jpg)

She got out of the car and in a sexy manor leaned on the car hoping someone would notice and come along to fill the tank for her...
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_015.jpg)

Well, to her surprise, mine too, nobody came out. This was a self serve station, so she shrugged it off and proceeded to fill up the tank.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_016.jpg)

And she's on her merry way...
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_017.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on April 21, 2018, 04:45:22 PM
One more question, Will her joints loosen up over time? and if so, will they get so loose that she looses her ability to hold a pose?

Well, I can't guarantee anything, But I got a few over 3 years old. While they have loosened up some, they are still quite poseable unlike my Jiaou doll. Should be OK. Good thread! I know you will come up with plenty.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: noquiexis on April 21, 2018, 08:00:55 PM
Ceej,

     That is a cute photo story! With a simple backdrop and only a few props, you created a whole world! Well done!

;) 8) ;)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 21, 2018, 08:11:22 PM
Thanks Noq  :)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: incred on April 21, 2018, 08:28:26 PM
Nudist colony eh?  :laugh:  Guess that is a good cover story until she discovers you credit card  ;)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 22, 2018, 01:04:45 AM
Quote
Nudist colony eh?  :laugh:  Guess that is a good cover story until she discovers you credit card  ;)

 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: Don't say that too loud! she might hear!  :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ray Rentell on April 22, 2018, 02:17:07 AM
And a lot easier to pose and move then her big sister...great fun  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: B-Zilla on April 22, 2018, 08:03:43 AM
She looks great, but how do you pronounce Phicen?  :-\

They look just like mini RDs or Sins.  :D

Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 22, 2018, 10:14:08 AM
Thanks Ray :) Thanks B-Zilla.

B-Zilla that's something I've been wondering myself.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: incred on April 22, 2018, 01:01:35 PM
I pronounce them as Fi-can. Right or wrong I'm not really sure myself.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on April 22, 2018, 04:04:59 PM
I pronounce them as Fi-can. Right or wrong I'm not really sure myself.

Could be. I say FI-sin. It's Chinese - no telling how they pronounce it, but I bet we are both wrong.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 22, 2018, 04:09:13 PM
Oh no! another question  :whistle:

This one is about their hair, what if anything do you guys do to maintain it? is it a simple matter of combing once in a while?
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 22, 2018, 05:25:42 PM
Cat's so cute :)   She found a bit of lace to make a simple outfit for Christine  :)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_022.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on April 23, 2018, 01:18:30 PM
Oh no! another question  :whistle:

This one is about their hair, what if anything do you guys do to maintain it? is it a simple matter of combing once in a while?

Not sure what's recommended, but here's what I do: I use a regular man's comb, mostly the coarse side. I mash the hair where it's rooted with my other thumb to keep it from coming out. If it's too hard, don't force. I have heard some using detangler, but I haven't tried it. If the comb will go through it, I call that a win. The longer you go without combing it, the harder it will be unless she is just being stored or on display.
Cute outfit.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on April 23, 2018, 02:19:47 PM
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 04, 2018, 07:14:55 PM
Christine invited me to take pictures during her bath time......

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_036_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_037_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_038_s.jpg)

I think she's gonna need to dry her hair again after that lasts pic.  :P
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: incred on May 04, 2018, 08:31:20 PM
 ;D :P

That is quite the bathroom she has there. Looks like something form the Little Mermaid  :D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: noquiexis on May 04, 2018, 09:46:19 PM
Ceej,

     I hope Christine does not drop that hair dryer in the water! That is a very imaginative set! It shows how much you can do with just a few simple props!

;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 05, 2018, 06:27:01 AM
Thanks guys :)

Incred, Yeah, I never thought of it that way but your right.

Noq,  :P who knows, she may find it stimulating! :P   Thanks Noq, just about everything in her set were things I found around the house.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on May 05, 2018, 10:55:01 AM
That S09 face is SO sexy! :drool:
Great tub! Did you make that? 1/6 photog fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 05, 2018, 07:07:22 PM
Thanks Begog, I have to agree with you  ;D

Actually that tub was from Avon, they used it to hold 3 bottles of their bubble bath as a package.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Camp on May 05, 2018, 08:21:47 PM
Sandy is gonna be pissed if you buy her a dollhouse...  :whistle:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 06, 2018, 07:25:51 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Everhard on May 06, 2018, 05:13:44 PM
I find that I can enjoy small dolls as people (sort of people, anyway) without getting frustrated like I used to because they are too small to boink. But only since I became a collector of the big dolls.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 06, 2018, 07:10:17 PM
It was a bright and sunny morning today.....

And Christine was enjoying her brunch while talking with her friend Felicia....
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_039_s.jpg)
Christine suggested that she come join her for a trip to the beach, but Felicia had a wild night with John, and had more plans for him today........ Lucky dude.

So after brunch, Christine drove out to the beach on her own. It was a 2 hour drive. She knew she was getting close to the beach when she saw the windmills on the horizon.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_040_s.jpg)

Once she got there and settled in, she decided to relax and take in some sun for a while.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_041_s.jpg)

Heh, some kid with a drone took advantage of the situation and got a good shot.... :P
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_042_s.jpg)

After a while though, the mid afternoon sun got to be a little too much for her....so she decided to cool down in the water with some pool noodles.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_043_s.jpg)
By then, the water started to get a little rough..

Christine saw some peeps getting rides on a banana boat, and thought it looked like fun...so......
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_044_s.jpg)

But......the water was still choppy, and the driver just let-er RIP!! ..... and........
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_045_s.jpg)

And of course, the brat with his drone got his trophy shot for the day.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_046a_s.jpg)

Christine was eventually rescued, and in the late afternoon she relaxed by the fire with a beach drink of the day.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_047_s.jpg)



Title: Re: Christine
Post by: noquiexis on May 06, 2018, 08:25:29 PM
     Few things are as enjoyable as a day by the water. Christine has a nice beach "bum", too!  8)

;D ;) ;D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: incred on May 06, 2018, 09:01:10 PM
I need to move to this nudist colony  :drool:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on May 07, 2018, 01:45:16 PM
I knew Ceej was going to rock these minis if he ever started.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 08, 2018, 08:13:06 AM
Thanks guys!  More to come!!  :D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 10, 2018, 04:32:22 PM
Christine's trip to the beauty salon
A tutorial on body makeup:

Christine was on the phone with Sandy today, frustrated because she lost all her body makeup from being out in the sun last weekend and no matter how hard she tried, she could not do it herself. Sandy said not to worry, she told Christine to go see Ceej, he does Sandy's makeup all the time, in fact she had an appointment with him just yesterday! And she loved it.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_048_s.jpg)

So with Sandy's directions she made it to the beauty salon...She was very nervous, but Ceej did his best to make her feel comfortable and relaxed. She told him what happened on the weekend and said Sandy sent her for his help....
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_049_s.jpg)

Ceej Said not to worry, he got all the supplies ready and had Christine lay out on the bed.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_050_s.jpg)

So the first thing Ceej did was with a soft dry eye blender brush, brushed off any loose powder from her boobies.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_051_s.jpg)

Ceej then took a fine eyeliner brush, loaded with powder makeup of a suitable shade and applied the colour to her nipples.  she giggled because it was so ticklish.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_052_s.jpg)

She seemed quite pleased with her nips...now Ceej brushed off the loose powder from her goodies, and applied makeup there.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_053_s.jpg)
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_054_s.jpg)

Christine was really enjoying her procedure, as you can see..
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_055_s.jpg)

When everything was done, Ceej gently turned her around so she could take a peek in the mirror......
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_056_s.jpg)

She seemed quite pleased with the results.....but looked up to ask him if he can do one more thing.........
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_057_s.jpg)

She wanted some fluff....Well, Ceej didn't have Brunette hair colour in stock but he did have black. He suggested for today, they try that and she could come back later when he gets brunette.  So, Ceej got out some precision scissors, some black Velcro(Loops) and a seam ripper. First he trimed off the blank edges, then trimmed it to shape, carfully inserting the scissors low and close to the backing as not to cut any of the loops. Finally with a seam ripper (blunt edge out) he pulled at the loops near the edge to fluff them out a little till it looked right.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_058_s.jpg)

First she tried on the landing strip (did not require any fluffing with the seam ripper)
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_059_s.jpg)

And then she tried on the full patch.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_060_s.jpg)

She was quite pleased as she sat up to talk with Ceej for a bit.....but before she left, she said to Ceej, "now you have to come up with a way for me to keep this in place when I want to wear it."   Ceej hadn't come up with a satisfactory idea on that yet....
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_061_s.jpg)


Oh well, we'll have to save that for another time  :P
Just to note the obvious, but this makeup procedure is only temporary but does hold up for a while.
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: incred on May 10, 2018, 04:47:54 PM
That is quite the bearded clam  :P

One of these days she will have to leave the nudist colony, but not too soon  ;)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Camp on May 10, 2018, 06:14:54 PM
Velcro-bush...

What's not to like ?  ;D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: noquiexis on May 10, 2018, 08:24:51 PM
     One would need a lot of patience and a steady hand for that kind of work. One might also need a surgical mask to keep from drooling all over everything in the process!

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 10, 2018, 09:20:53 PM
Thanks guys!

One of these days she will Incred :)

I thought you might like that Camp :)

LOL Noq :)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 10, 2018, 09:37:05 PM
Christine felt pretty good from her visit to the beauty salon.....and after dinner Christine wanted to know if I wanted to help her play a game....I thought, ok.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_068_s.jpg)

So she went over to her trunk to dig it out.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_069_s.jpg)

She had me help her move the furniture out of the way, set up the floor, and then she gave me the spinner.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_070_s.jpg)

So I gave it a spin.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_S09_071_s.jpg)

She sat out on the floor and placed her right foot on a green circle
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_072_s.jpg)

I spun it again.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_073_s.jpg)

Hmm, I think I like where this is going.  :)
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_074_s.jpg)

Another spin.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_075_s.jpg)
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_076_s.jpg)

And yet another spin and her move. I definitely like where this is going!  :P
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_077_s.jpg)

Even though it looked easy for her, things were getting a little precarious and the floor was slippery......and.....OOOOOPPS!!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_078_s.jpg)

Yep! Definitely like how it ended!!  ;D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: incred on May 10, 2018, 09:42:50 PM
Ah the old 'Slippery when Wet'  :whistle:

You need to stop drooling Ceej :drool:  ;)
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Begog on May 11, 2018, 08:30:24 AM
Fun stuff!  :D
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 11, 2018, 09:13:28 AM
LOL!  Thanks guys :)   This is a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Smoke on May 17, 2018, 03:00:32 AM
Smoke: Wishes he could play "twister" with  Christine and 1/6 dolls like her.  :drool:

Smoke: Working on developing  1/6 shrinking technology in shed in spare time. ;D

Smoke: Fast forward 5 years.   Stars in low budget, straight to video , B movie,  "Honey I shrunk My Junk".  Apparently shrinking technology needs to be refined.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Nova-1 on May 17, 2018, 12:31:43 PM
Boy! You are have a ball with this one huh?  Glad to see!!!
Great pictures!!  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: violette_22 on May 18, 2018, 10:07:36 AM
D'awww tiny dolls on adventures! She's super cute!!!
Title: Re: Christine
Post by: Ceej on May 18, 2018, 02:24:29 PM
Thanks everyone :) She sure is a lot more fun than I expected! :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on May 25, 2018, 03:40:02 PM
Last weekend while enjoying a bit of evening dessert, Christine got a call from one of her friends. Her friend asked her if she was going to the big ball tonight. Christine didn't know about it so her friend filled her in on it...... Christine wasn't busy that night so she decided to go...

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_081_s.jpg)




Christine:  " You know! I just heard about the big ball tonight, lots of singles and lots of celebs! I want to go, but its in the "real world", you know, outside of the nudist resort......That means I'll have to dress up..... Oh what ever shall I wear? I bet Sandy will know!"

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_082_s.jpg)


After getting a few ideas from Sandy, she tried on a few outfits.
Christine: " This is pretty light and airy, bright colours!.... but does it make my butt look big?"

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_083_s.jpg)



"Very glamourous. It shows off my curves, and I might get a few double takes in this."

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_086_s.jpg)



" How about this one? ... Yes, no? ... hmmmm...."

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_084_s.jpg)



"This one's more trim to my curves....It goes with my hair and its pretty glittery too!..."

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_085_s.jpg)



Will she go to the ball? Which gown will she chose?  Stay tuned...
..... To be continued .....
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: incred on May 25, 2018, 05:36:31 PM
I'm liking this "wardrobe malfunction in the making" dress  :whistle:

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_086_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on May 25, 2018, 08:29:58 PM
     I rather like the red dress here:

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_085_s.jpg)

     I do hope she gets back from the ball before her carriage turns into a pumpkin!  ;D

:-* ;) :-*
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on May 28, 2018, 08:07:22 AM
And now we continue where we left off: Later that night she finally made a decision on a dress.....You guessed it Incred! Sorry Noq, but since it was such a hot and steamy summer night that night, she went with the light and airy dress.

Noq, said:
Quote
I do hope she gets back from the ball before her carriage turns into a pumpkin!  ;D

Lets hope so, but she has to get there first...and that presented a problem of its own....



So she hopped into her old jalopy. She put her purse in the bay below her, where she should have put the trailings of her dress, instead of behind the seat where she placed them.
And off she went.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_087_s.jpg)



As luck would have it, something must have jammed because the jalopy stopped completely. She got out to have a look and discovered a trailing from her dress got completely wrapped around and into the works of her machine.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_088_s.jpg)



After a few choice explatives :whistle:   she got out her tools to make a few minor adjustments in the hopes of getting the tangled mess clear.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_090_s.jpg)



She found the problem but had to get underneath the car to untangle the mess from the engine.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_091_s.jpg)






> corny organ music <     Will she get her car fixed? Will she make it to the ball in time? Will she get her dress clean?

..... To be continued ....
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: incred on May 28, 2018, 04:11:38 PM
She had it right the first time. A hammer fixes everything  :thumb:

Gee Ceej. You would of thunk it that she'd taken the dress off, being a nudist and all  :whistle:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on May 28, 2018, 11:31:57 PM
Ceej,

    It looks like Christine knows her way around a toolbox. She could come in handy if problems arise on the road! Nice set!  :thumb:

;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ray Rentell on June 10, 2018, 04:32:40 PM
Ha, little dolls are great fun  and looks like you and Christine are enjoying yourselves

Great set of photos  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Begog on June 11, 2018, 10:59:10 AM
I see she has heels now. Soon she will have a whole wardrobe like Sandy. I warned you bro!  ;)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on June 12, 2018, 05:49:17 AM
Thanks guys! 

Your right Ray, She is fun! A lot more than I expected!

Well, Begog, you did warn me, I don't think she'll ever get to Sandy's wardrobe level but she is up to 5 pairs of shoes now!  I got her some boots too, but I think they might have been meant for phicens with removable feet, because I can't get the damn things on her. Certain earrings and some wine glass charms can make perfect necklaces for them! ;)

Your right Noq, its lucky she's pretty handy when she needs to be.

Incred, She is a nudist, but she thought she'd better arrive at her party dressed, she didn't want to draw too much attention...  :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ray Rentell on June 12, 2018, 11:58:29 AM
And the little model looks incredibly real......and as does the vehicle, does it work ?
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on June 12, 2018, 01:43:32 PM
Thanks :)

The vehicle doesn't work, it was made by the Franklin Mint. I'm not sure what the scale is, but its close enough to pull of  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: grenouille on June 12, 2018, 02:20:19 PM
Very cool the Eiffel tower mirror ! I like it
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Smoke on June 16, 2018, 03:33:53 PM
Sexy and handy in one hot little package!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on June 16, 2018, 06:20:47 PM
Thanks guys!  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Nova-1 on June 21, 2018, 06:51:59 PM
Christine's a real cutie ceej.. And I can tell your having a lot of fun with her.. Love the shredded
look of that dress she's wearing while she's fixing her car..  Best of all she has nothing on under it..  :drool:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on June 22, 2018, 05:39:26 AM
Thanks Nova :)   She is a lot of fun! … I need to get back to her photostory sometime soon. :whistle:

Quote
….Best of all she has nothing on under it..  :drool:

Yep! ;) 8) ;D

Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Mac Workz on October 15, 2018, 10:26:19 AM
Impressive! I like your props and poses! You give new meaning to 'Muff Dive"!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on October 15, 2018, 04:20:34 PM
Thank-you  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on December 29, 2018, 03:37:20 PM
In these dark days of early winter, Christine wanted to get away to find a bit more sun. She enjoys the water so she found something that will let her combine both sun and water...……….. and went out to sea? :whistle:

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_120bs.jpg)


Um, well, she may not have made the wisest choice for a safe voyage at sea. I sure hope that ship spots her and rescues her.
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Begog on December 29, 2018, 05:32:48 PM
She looks like some tasty bait sitting out there....  :drool:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on December 30, 2018, 01:48:22 AM
Thanks....I'm definitely having a ball with her :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on December 30, 2018, 08:16:30 AM
     I am sure that Christine will catch the eye of some passing sailor! In the meantime she can work on her tan!

8) :-* 8)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ray Rentell on December 30, 2018, 08:27:01 AM
And theres always passing Mermen looking to help a lady in distress
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Halleheals on December 30, 2018, 12:20:38 PM
Very cool set! She looks very inviting, I hope there’s no sharks around  ???
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on December 30, 2018, 02:14:35 PM
Thanks for the fun compliments   :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 07, 2019, 05:17:15 PM
" Just lounging around in front of the computer "

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_123_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Camp on January 07, 2019, 07:49:28 PM
Wow ! Her little ass is so tight, she shits diamonds !  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: incred on January 07, 2019, 10:08:23 PM
Oh and look, Ceej gave her a pearl necklace. How thoughtful  :whistle:

https://www.youtube.com/v/d0XgFZ4jXd4
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 07, 2019, 10:13:42 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Halleheals on January 07, 2019, 11:01:05 PM
It looks like Christine has taken over Ceej’s computer, I hope she doesn’t have his password..

Maybe it’s her actually posting this?  :o
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 26, 2019, 09:55:37 PM
Well, being that its a cold winter day, in the middle of winter, I decided to make up a pot of stew to warm me up.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_127a_s.jpg)



But it almost looked too hot..so I decided to taste a sample, and was shocked at what came out in my spoon!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_127b_s.jpg)











So I got a big strainer to stir it around some. When I pulled out the strainer, I discovered exactly what was making my stew so hot!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_127c_s.jpg)

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Halleheals on January 27, 2019, 11:07:30 AM
My what a yummy looking dish..  :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on January 27, 2019, 11:15:36 AM
     Now that would be a recipe worth having! Christine is a hot chick with some cool moves!

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/forum/chat/img/emoticons/tasty.gif) (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/forum/chat/img/emoticons/tasty.gif) (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/forum/chat/img/emoticons/tasty.gif)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 27, 2019, 04:51:11 PM
Thanks guys :)

Well. I have several new heads to fit Christine's body as you saw in the last pic...This one was given to me by a good buddy....her name is Ki-Ki.
And like Christine, she doesn't like to wear much...only the essentials as you can see here, as she does a space walk out in the middle of deep space.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_127h_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_127k_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_127l_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: incred on January 27, 2019, 07:28:47 PM
Space never looked so sexy. Oh look, there is a new moon  :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 27, 2019, 08:23:08 PM
HA!!   Thanks Incred :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Begog on January 27, 2019, 08:55:20 PM
Gonna have to break out my telescope!  :drool:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: TaliaLunari on January 27, 2019, 09:09:54 PM
Wowza Ceej did you really make that space suit? I know you were talking about making one for her in chat a while back great work!
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 27, 2019, 09:40:51 PM
Thanks  everyone :) :) :) :) :)

Yes, except the spacecraft and boots, I made up the rest of her outfit.  Since she is much like Christine, in that she doesn't wear much, the only parts I needed to make up were her helmet, life support pack and her Buck Rogers style ray gun.
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Nova-1 on January 28, 2019, 05:15:04 PM
Oh wow!! A sexy space walk!! I like that..  :drool: :drool:


Great job Ceej!!  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Halleheals on January 28, 2019, 09:48:06 PM
Very creative! Nice work Ceej! I love her boots!
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Camp on January 28, 2019, 10:11:37 PM
I see a little black hole....

Great pics.
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on January 29, 2019, 05:30:51 AM
Thanks guys  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on March 15, 2019, 06:00:37 PM
Early last week, Christine heard that there was a small midway coming to the special events complex that weekend. So she called up her friend Ki-Ki to see if she wanted to join her there that Saturday night. Since its late winter, the midway was indoors, so there weren't a lot of rides, especially the BIG ones. However the bumper cars caught their eye, and they went over to give them a try.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128A_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128B_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128C_s.jpg)


> Christine shouts to the ride operator "Ok were ready to start!"
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128D_s.jpg)

The cars were powered up, and so were the tunes!! The two girls cleared the other cars out of the way so they'd have room for their match!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128E_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128F_s.jpg)

Before Christine knew it, Ki-Ki had gunned her car and was headed right towards her!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128G_s.jpg)

Ki-Ki spun Christine's car so hard that....
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128H_s.jpg)

...Christine flew out of her car!   Ki-Ki shouted "That's one for me!!"
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128I_s.jpg)

"Ready for another go?!"  This time, Christine was ready.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128J_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128K_s.jpg)

This time Ki-Ki did the burn out...but she held herself from flying out.  "That's one for me!" Christine shouted. "That's only Half!" said Ki-ki "I stayed in my car"
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128L_s.jpg)

The ride operator was enjoying the show so he turned the tunes way up LOUD! And the the girls charged each other again.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128M_s.jpg)

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128N_s.jpg)

Stalemate!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128O_s.jpg)

The girls were giggling as they went at each other again.
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128P_s.jpg)

Only, much harder than before!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128Q_s.jpg)

Much to the ride operator's delight, they BOTH went out flying!
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128R_s.jpg)

All good things come to an end. Soon after the girls last crash the ride was over.
>Ki-Ki to Christine: "That was a blast! Come on, lets go out to the beer tent and I'll buy you a beer!"
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128S_s.jpg)


Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Camp on March 15, 2019, 06:33:52 PM
Very clever.

And no back-breaking posing of Dolls.
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Begog on March 15, 2019, 07:22:34 PM
I like how they land.  :evil:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on March 15, 2019, 08:16:25 PM
Ceej,

     Your girls really know how to put on a show! Nice photo story!

8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Halleheals on March 15, 2019, 08:35:52 PM
Hot naked gals in bumper cars  :drool: it doesn’t get much better than that, well done Ceej!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on March 15, 2019, 09:46:27 PM
Thanks guys! That was a fun shoot, one I had planned since last November.
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: incred on March 15, 2019, 10:41:27 PM
Ah two nudists. Christine is a good influence  :drool:  :whistle:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Feguro on March 16, 2019, 08:15:30 AM
First assumed a special dance in high heels as I saw this picture in the Gallery.
Funny bumper car story.  :-* And back friendly.  :thumb:

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_128O_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Z-Dr on March 16, 2019, 03:37:14 PM
What a creative photostory!  You're imagination never ceases to amaze me, eh? :ceej:

I didn't realize Sandy had such high tech shoes.  :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on March 16, 2019, 08:09:12 PM
Thanks guys   :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on May 29, 2019, 11:38:33 AM
Christine and Emma.

(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_131_bs.jpg)

Emma is a 1/12 scale Phicen with a body style very much like their S23. The detail on such a tiny doll is amazing. Pretty much identical to her S23 counter part. Her skeleton is made of the same stainless steel construction as her bigger 1/6 sisters. However there are a few less joints at 22 points of articulation vs 28 for those of 1/6 scale, and the joints are not nearly as smooth.

Christine is demonstrating a simple outfit can be inexpensive, and can be easily made from a hair scrunchie and some wire.
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on May 29, 2019, 09:24:26 PM
Emma,

     Welcome to Wonderland! We look forward to your adventures! You, Sandy, and Christine are 'living proof' that beauty comes in all sizes!

:-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on May 30, 2019, 01:23:12 AM
Thanks Noq  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on October 03, 2019, 08:19:41 AM
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/S09_132n_s.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Nova-1 on October 03, 2019, 09:45:22 AM
Wow! What a fun picture this is!  Christine looks so cute in her little witch costume too.
Great job Ceej!
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on October 03, 2019, 11:26:28 AM
Thank-you Nova  :)

I found the plate she's sitting on at Michael's craft store and thought, its perfect for her.  :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: senso on October 03, 2019, 01:43:33 PM
Very festive and like the costume  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on October 03, 2019, 03:49:57 PM
Thanks Senso  :)

The costume was made by putting together bits and pieces from several outfits.  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: noquiexis on October 03, 2019, 08:40:14 PM
Ceej,

     Christine does sweet and sexy very well! I wonder what treats she has in store?

8) :-* 8)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on October 04, 2019, 08:13:03 AM
Thanks Noq  :)

I think it might have something to do with a cookie  ::)

The critters around her are sure looking forward to it!  :P
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on March 26, 2020, 09:56:25 AM
The Balloon Animals

One lazzy afternoon while the girls Julie, Kiki, and Christine were gathered around the table,
sharing drinks and gossip, Kiki was reminded an idea she thought would be fun.

For those of you that might not know my 1:6 dolls, from left to right they are: Julie,(hybrid Phicen S09c body and Barbie 1992 head)
Kiki in the middle(Phicen S23), and on the left is Christine(Phicen S09c)


(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZa_s.jpg)
(Kiki) "By the way Chrisine, I found some magic bubble gum."
(Christine) "Oh? what kind of magic can you do with it?"



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZb_s.jpg)
(Kiki) "Get this! If you swallow it and fart afterwards, you'll fart BALLOON ANIMALS! Actual Balloon
           animals! Out your butt!"
(Christine) "What?! That's crazy!"
(julie) "Yum! That bubble gum looks tasty!"



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZe_s.jpg)
(kiki) "Yeah! Sandy thinks shes so smart! You remember the time she blew a bubble out her
           butt? She thought she was soooo cute. And all she really did was make a pink mess
           all over her butt! Sooooo gros!
(Christine) "Oh no Kiki! I think you had a little too much to drink dear."

Kiki's flashback:
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZc_s.jpg)



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZf_s.jpg)
(Christine) "What kind of trouble are you trying to get us into with Sandy this time?



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZg_s.jpg)
(Kiki) "Oh chill Christine! Here just try one. Julie's trying some."



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZh_s.jpg)
(Christine) "Kiki your drunk! You know you can't possibly win if you try to challenge Sandy again.
                 Remember last year when your smart ass bet got us to be Sandy's shoping slaves for a
                 week? Your not dragging me into another another mess like that again!"
(Julie) "Mmmmmmm its tasty Christine. You should really try some!"

Christine's flashback: (Sandy) "Ok girls, we have sales at 5 malls to check out! Common get the lead out!"
(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZHh_s.jpg)



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZi_s.jpg)
A little while later, Julie and Kiki giggle as they get up and start farting balloon animals.
(Christine looks to you for help) "HELP!! I'm stuck in a coo-coo clock with a couple of morons!
                                                PLEASE! Come save me!"



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZj_s.jpg)
(Julie) "Weeeee!! This is so much fun!! Look at all our balloon animals!"
Kiki giggles as she offers Julie some more magic bubble gum.
(Christine) "SHHHH!!! QUIET YOU TWO!!! Sandy's comming!



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZl_s.jpg)
(Sandy) "Well hello little ladies. What kind of sillieness are you three up to today?"



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZk_s.jpg)
(Julie) "You think your so smart Sandy! Look what we can do!"
(Kiki) "I bet your smart ass magic butt can't do this! Look!"
(Christine) "Sighhhh.....Just ignore them Sandy, the're drunk again!"



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZm_s.jpg)
(Sandy to julie and Kiki) "Heh, been there done that.....LONG time ago. Look! Meet Arrow."



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZn_s.jpg)
Through the girl's muffled yells for help, Christine just sits back defeated and says,
"Oh no! Not you too Sandy!......Sigh......The're ALL driving me to drink!"



(http://ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ZZo_s.jpg)
(Sandy) "Those little trouble makers are so cute when they're drunk!"
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Begog on March 26, 2020, 10:06:37 PM
LOL! They are multiplying! :D
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: ourdoll1 on March 30, 2020, 10:52:00 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
That was great!
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on March 31, 2020, 10:01:17 AM
Thanks guys  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: senso on March 31, 2020, 09:30:43 PM
Cute gals!  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: Ceej on April 01, 2020, 10:13:27 AM
Thanks Senso  :)
Title: Re: Christine's World
Post by: phillip572003 on April 01, 2020, 11:21:19 AM
I'm blown away with your photosets of the Phicen dolls, your creativity knows no bounds!   

I had to create a new account since I was unable to resurrect the old phillip57 one.  Perhaps my tech-challenged nature was at fault, but I just couldn't do it.
It's good to see ODC carrying on.

Phil