It's weird to think that if I had never started this hobby, I probably wouldn't have met Sarg at all! Even though these might seem like just ordinary dolls to some people, they can be really important and meaningful to others :) Neither of us could really imagine how living without dolls would feel like, it has become more like a lifestyle to us.
But how did we meet? Things started sometime in the summer of 2011. Back then me and Sarg didn't know each other that well yet, we just followed each other on DeviantART and sometimes commented to each other. At some point I bought a red wig from Sarg and she was thrilled when I told her that it would be for my Soom Cuprit, which she admired a lot XD I also admired her Soom Hyperon. I added Sarg on MSN (rip <3) and we started talking more about our characters. We even sent some snail mail letters with some drawings and little presents. I was going to Helsinki to visit my parents and asked if we could meet :3
A few months later, in November, I decided to turn my Minette into their daughter, Marissa! ♥ Here's a picture from the first time Marcus saw her~ I had some bonding issues with the Minette sculpt when it still was another character, but after this character change I started to love her!
Around this time I also moved closer to Helsinki and we were able to meet more often :3
Later same month there was a meet-up in Helsinki that we both attended, so the little family was re-united ♥ Not the best photo, but the lighting wasn't that good - this still serves as a great memory from the meet-up~
In December, we participated in a Christmas calendar project together and one of our pictures was of Mel and Marcus under a mistletoe ;3; Since 2011 we've participated in this project together every year :)
We've roleplayed with these characters quite a lot during the years and still find them inspiring, even though their looks have stayed pretty much the same. It's fun how these sculpts (Cuprit and Hyperon) are our grail sculpts and when we paired them together, they became even more special! ♥ We have quite many dolls now and our favorites among them vary from time to time, but Marcus and Melanthe remain as some of the dearest ones~
Now back to this day! (Or more like last Sunday, hahah...) Besides the Father's Day pictures of Marcus with his daughters, I also took some pictures of our lovely couple :3
We've always imagined that Marcus is a great dancer and likes especially Latin rhythms 8D Doesn't this picture look like Marcus is dancing with his wife and slightly bending her, like in tango? ♥
By the way, this red wig is the one that I bought from Sarg over 4 years ago XD The poor wig has been through a lot and Melanthe really needs a new wig... I hosted a group order to Leekeworld a few months ago when they had an event with some pre-order colors, including the most beautiful red shade ever! For some strange reason I still ended up not ordering any, instead I got two wigs for another doll u_u But now that Leeke started selling the cancelled quantity, I managed to snag a red wig for Mel~