|At long last, I can bend my elbows.|
This is the unfortunate Twist and Dance wave, in which doing the dancing thing was all the dolls could do. As it happened, one of my first acquisitions during the trip had been a Sophie that I intended to body-farm since her face-up wasn't great, so I asked my mother if it would bother her if I just did the body-swap right then.
|The one on the left can't kneel, can't sit, can't really pose!|
So here we are at the kitchen counter, where the concept of "go soak your head" takes on new meaning. It's hot water.
|Glub glub glub.|
The first operation was successful. Here, Hallie comes out of the anesthesia.
|I can sit... are you all staring at me?|
|I really appreciate your body. I'm sure you'll have a future somewhere.|
I wrapped hot, wet paper towels around Elle's neck until I could pry her head off a massive neck stem.
|Yup, that's a massive neck stem.|
For an encore, I got the doll's tiny braid re-braided evenly -- for some reason, after deciding not to take down her hair and boil-wash it, we took it down and boil-washed it because there's no resisting the urge to boil-wash. I'm still startled that I managed to redo the braid. She has rooting that was intended always to be in two high pig-tails, but it actually works "down" without visible bald spots.
|An insouciant day-to-evening look.|
|I am frankly disturbing.|