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Friday, May 25, 2012


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It's either cute, or it's not. Makies? Not cute.


It's OK to talk about the creations of your friend, and we all appreciate the fact you disclosed the nature of the relationship between you and the creator of the "makies"; but three posts in a few weeks on the very same issue seems a little bit over the top, doesn't it? I expect virtual-reality news on this web site, not ads disguised as news...

And I have to agree with Harry: Makies=not cute. Let's move on please.

Adeon Writer

This of course, assumes your avatar is human. :D

Iris Ophelia

@Harris Cute is in the eye of the beholder. As a fan of Blythe and Pullip dolls I find Makies very cute, and so do plenty of other people. But just like Blythe and Pullip, they won't be to everyone's tastes. Maybe my Makie will change your mind, maybe it won't. To each their own!

@Jaime This series will be three posts over the span of a month or longer, which isn't unreasonable considering the volume of posts on this site in general. There will probably be 40+ new and unrelated posts on this site before my Makie even arrives.

I should also be clear that while Hamlet is friends with someone involved with Makies, I'm not. The reason I'm reviewing a Makie is because I'm very interested in both virtual avatars and RL dolls, and this is a novel intersection of the two. As it stands now I own 3 resin ball-jointed dolls, 2 Pullips, and a ton of resin and vinyl figures, so I can assure you that my interest in this is very sincere. This is so much in my wheelhouse that I would have to be crazy not to take the chance to review one.

@Adeon It's not impossible, and in the doll community half-animal dolls, usually ball-jointed and cast in resin, are surprisingly popular. Makies are still so alpha that it's hard to know what direction they'll take with that sort of thing, but who knows. I'd say the fact that they offer elf ears is a promising start.

Hamlet Au

Also, while Alice is a friend of mine, Makies is hardly an obscure project; it's been covered by lots of big online sites, such as Wired: http://www.wired.com/design/tag/makie/

And Iris is right, there's a lot of interest from NWN readers in Makies -- over the last week, the outgoing traffic to the site is larger than just about any other link, including most SL-related content.

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