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From: Koen
date: 25-02-2015
Subject: I need to focus on priorities



So, I did write te article and I did send it to the newspaper from which we daily have a fresh copy lying on our kitchen table. But they did not print it. Perhaps my writing was too long, too boring, not enough new, too new.... Maybe it was the wrong newspaper, maybe the editor is a selfish prick. Who knows?!
I have considered sending it to other newspapers as well. And I may still do that. After all I have put a lot of work in it. But at this moment I fail conviction. Every newspaper has its own format and style and I fear that I will have to rewrite the article again and again and again. And as much as I think that somebody needs to stand up, I also am painfully aware that my time is limited and that my income is currently under serious pressure. So I need to focus on priorities.

The crisis has reached me already quite some time ago now, sweeping my cherished waiting list clean in the blink of an eye, leaving me with only a few that still intent to buy later. Not now. Later. And I cannot blame them. In fact I cherish them even more, because they are the ones that really make an effort in getting a piece of my work.

I need to stay sharp and make new innovations. I intent to create a new model this year. It will be a chubby doll. Solving the problems of keeping pose because of the extra mass around the joints and keeping the skin free from tearing because of fold indentation and overstretching will become the new challenges. But if I succeed then you are all going to love her. That is for sure.

There is also an increasing amount of questions about the finishing of Adam, the male model ScoonimDoll. Unfortunately I suspect that the people that now show interest are not the ones that are going to buy and that it will be very hard to find enough real buyers for this.



Stellai’s page on Facebook is gaining popularity. Till now I have made it my policy not to have her search for friends to avoid misunderstandings. People do not expect a doll to be active on Facebook and for a long time I feared that they would become upset when i would have lured them into Stellai’s world, which is not a human world. Therefore till now I only accepted friends that did send a friendship request to Stellai themselves, presuming that they had taken a good look ate her page and knew that they would be talking to a doll. But there is a growing number of people that want to be friends that do not realize that they become friends with a doll. The converstations that arise are usually hilarious because they are filled with misunderstandings, but I make sure to have Stellai respond sufficiently respectful.
So far nobody has complained and that is why I am now considering to have her more active looking for friends to promote my work.

Also other texts with Stellai and her friends are frequently little treasures. I make it a habit to copy them all and save them for a book. Making an original and funny book out of my promotion activities....Cool! Below you can see a recent conversation that I thought was really funny. Stellai is responding here to her new friend Nancy who wrote ten posts with rules to live by:

Nancy
(Rule 9)   Stop Running From Your Problems:

Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become. AND makes us stronger!



Stellai
Yeah Nancy, good point!!
Héé, you there with that giant shark doll on your tail... yes YOU! ...STOP running from your problems. ...What?.... Yeah, you heard me!

Nancy
I guess you're supposed to make friends with it . But that is a real big shark

Stellai
Ok, I will give it another try.......... HÉÉÉ YOU WITH THAT SHARK DOLL OVER THERE..... STOP RUNNING AND MAKE FRIENDS! .... WHAT?? .... YES, FRIENDS WITH THAT SHARK BEHIND YOU. WHO ELSE!

Nancy
Maybe if the shark wore a pretty bow he would look more friendly

Stellai
Great idea! .........HÉ SHARKY!.. GOT A BOW??.... PUT IT ON! .... WHAT?....YEAH NOW! ..... WHAT? HOW DO YOU MEAN IT SUNK?

Stellai
The bow, it sunk.... That sucks! Any other ideas?


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