Here is a reply from Fairyland, the company who produce the dolls sculpted by Cerberus Project. Hope you find it as enlightening as I do.
“Thank you for your interest in our FairyLand dolls and here is the translated reply from one of our administrator. He would like to let you know that this does not represent the views of FairyLand but his own view as an administrator.
” Contrary to popular belief that FairyLand is a big company, we are a fairly small company that operates in an industry which requires intensive hours of labour (This also applies to any other bjd companies in the field). We would like to let our customers know that despite what seems like an expensive price tag for a doll, there isn’t much profit we earn buy selling one. Higher quality materials, used to make bjds are outrageously expensive which makes the marginally small profit even smaller.
We understand reasons why some customers would prefer copied products over originals. However, the longer the trend of buying copied products prevails and the more profit recasting producers make, original companies will be deeply affected by the impact and will start to question why should we even develop a new product. This will eventually lead original sculptors to close down the business or to make a very few quantity of goods for exclusive selected number of people. Naturally, the chain of events will impact the copiers to close down the business as well as there won’t be any more new products to be copied and sold. If these cycle of events were to take place repetitively, customers buying original goods will be deeply affected as well since the market would have reduced in its size and quality over time. Here, I have taken an example from a different industry to illustrate my point and there can be a differences in knowing whether you are buying with or without knowing. Nevertheless, most certainly (uncontrollable) demands of customers will take part in completing this vicious cycle.
The problem might seem far off from the argument whether copy (acts of copying and buying copied goods) is legitimate or not but actually it has everything to do with it. A significant amount of time and money is spent when developing a new line or releasing a new product. Copied goods are always cheaper (than original goods) since there is no need for copiers to spend time and money in development. Let’s assume if they were to have their own method and make moderate changes for development but had it copied by another copy-company. How would they feel and who will be there to recognise and respect their rights? Your rights are not likely to be recognised if you have been ignoring others’ rights. Regardless of the size of the company (and how much profit it earns) which produces original good, I oppose the argument that copy is legitimate and I hesitate to use the word ‘recast’. Copy is copy, and you cannot call it legitimate or legal. The need of legitimation of copying goods already reveals the fact that consumers buying copied goods feeling guilty of their actions. If the purchase was just, then it seems unlikely that you would have to make an effort to find reasons to justify your purchase. “
For your information, FairyLand is a small company based in Korea with not more than 20 or more employees at one time including administrative staffs. We have been working hard to create a fair and just working environment for our employees and aspiring to provide optimum working conditions that can set a new precedent in this industry. Cerberus Project TM is the sculpting team that sculpts and develop our dolls whilst FairyLand is responsible for all other tasks including administration. It is CP’s wish to remain as a team and not as a company to keep true to their origins (finding creative inspiration and joy from sculpting bjds) and FairyLand is pleased to be working as a partner for one of the oldest and finest sculpting team in ABJD community. We take pride in our name and quality of our work and will be disheartened to see the bjd community impoverish as a result of ‘copy’ problem. If you have any other questions or requests, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you.
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I am the pride of Slytherin.
dammit Avali put on some clothes
sup ladies, mind if i slytherin to your chambers, fornax be my wingman
I just really wanted that pink broom.
I think this pretty accurately describes how I’d be… How I am…. Yeah.
…it didn’t have sufficient enough multicoloured hair :/
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I said my name a few posts ago. XD Also sure. ThestralGoblet140
Don’t just add me without saying who you aaaare sob =_= I don’t WANT more mystery names.
lmao I’ve had mine since September last year XD I’m ThestralGoblet140 o/
COULD YOU HELP ME IDENTIFY YOURSELVES? D: Names under the cut.
You won’t believe it, but they’re messing with out internet again.
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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is a serious threat to our privacy, and if passed could have a ripple effect across the world. But there is still time to stop it. We need to convince technology companies supporting CISPA that protecting us against cyber threats does not have to come at the expense of our privacy.
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- “But you don’t look sick…”
- “It’s probably just stress.”
- “It’s all in your head. Think healthy and you’ll be healthy.”
- “Pray hard enough to Jesus and he’ll make it go away.”
- “You’re SO lucky you just get to hang out all day! I’d LOVE to do that.”
- “Have you tried taking this multivitamin/supplement/herb found in a special tree from the amazon/goat cheese/grass? I heard it can cure anything.”
- “You should exercise more.”
- “You should take a nap.”
- “You’re probably just tired.”
- “Are you drunk?”
- “Are you high?”
- “You just need a good doctor.”
- “Stop being so lazy!”
- “Why are you ignoring me?! I just wanted to go clubbing, God!”
- “If you’re REALLY sick then how come you were able to…… go to a friend’s house that one day/sit on a bench at the park that one day/get out of bed and take a shower that one day/talk to your friend on the phone for more than 5 minutes/laugh and smile like you weren’t sick that one day.”
- “It’s not like, contagious right?”
- “Ugh, I hate being tired too but I push through it.”
- “Maybe, if you just pushed yourself hard enough….”
I wanted to write these out because it’s so important for people who are not chronically ill to see how ridiculous and hurtful these kind of statements are. Being chronically ill is nothing like having a cold, being hung over or just being generally tired from lack of good sleep.
Truth is; if you haven’t been chronically ill, you don’t know what it is like.
These are the things people say to your face. Can you imagine what they say behind your back when you’re not around? If you’re chronically ill, what kind of things have people said to you?
ALSO HI I am back from Easter weekend and I have a buttload of pictures though they’re all going in my doll tumblr for obvious reasons. If you want to look, go there. (I just need to edit them first lmao orz)
I also have a headache urgh, but I will slowly get back into things now. This weekend was awesome but also draining derp.
You’ve seen my hair in the two last posts, right? I love the shades of it, and if I keep it, I’m cutting the black a little.
If I dye it red though, I’m keeping the black length.
But I can’t decide D: help. What should I do?
Thank you! I’m sure it’ll get better in a while.
lmao I never sleep before I travel anyway ssssob
I get this huge tight knot of uneasiness in my stomach. I can’t breathe and I am super anxious about everything. I HATE it.
I LOVE going away, but why do I feel like a total wreck each and every single time? It’s absolutely ridiculous.
Also I need to go shower.
Also I need to FINISH PACKING.
… ALSO I NEED TO GET SOME SLEEP BUT I WON’T GET ANY BECAUSE I’M LEAVING IN 4 HOURS.