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How do adults play dolls?

Favorite toys of all little girls, and sometimes boys, were, are and always will be dolls. Times change, and dolls change too. In place of the rag dolls, pink-cheeked plastic dolls, which were subsequently replaced on the shelf by fashionistas Barbie, came.
Barbie’s slender, long-legged doll with a disproportionately large breast has been at the peak of popularity for a long time, but the fashion for dolls does not stand still, and another doll has already taken the lead. She has a fragile, almost childlike figure and a disproportionately large head with plump silicone sponges. Children ask their parents for those dolls that are now in fashion.
Those who have girlfriends. But only if children are addicted to dolls? In fact, all over the world and in Russia, in particular, there are enough adults who are not averse to spending several thousand rubles, and sometimes dollars, to replenish their collection with a new doll. Someone just collects dolls, and someone plays.
The first often buy beautiful coasters and glass caps for their dolls, the second – clothes, furniture and doll houses. On the Internet you can find many very beautiful private sites with doll photo histories. Children just play, adults, unlike children, take pictures of their games, creating fascinating stories-comics.
Someone replays scenes from various films and books. It reminds fascinating theatrical production. Someone composes, creates their own scripts. Such “puppet” sites always have a lot of fans who watch with interest what passions unfold in photo histories. Someone reads novels, someone watches TV shows, and someone watches photo stories on one of the “puppet” sites.
Some “puppeteers” create copyrights from ordinary dolls. They completely erase the paint from the doll’s face and paint the face anew, changing the color and shape of the eyes, adjusting the shape of the lips, adding freckles or a light blush. Dolls can change not only the face, but also the hairstyle, and even the body! Having removed old hair, new ones are stitched in their place, as a rule, of higher quality.
And from a special plastic, you can slightly adjust the shape – change the shape of the nose, enlarge the chest, etc. The art of transforming a doll in this way is called OOAK, which means One Of A Kind and translates as “One of a kind.”
It doesn’t matter if a person collects dolls or plays them, he knows his dolls well. Each doll has its own character, they are all different from each other. Some dolls love to be photographed, they are excellent in almost all photos, they pose and play with different roles with pleasure. Others do not like to be photographed.
A very beautiful and characteristic doll in reality can turn out to be completely “none” in the photo. And vice versa – unpretentious inexpensive pupae sometimes turn out very lively and bright in the photo. Psychologists believe that dolls not only reflect the inner world of their owners, but also help to overcome psychological difficulties, cope with stress and even get out of severe depression! Playing dolls doesn’t mean falling into childhood. Playing dolls means keeping a piece of childhood in my soul!

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