Dolls are creepy, and I love them. The inherent uncanny valley they elicit is usually what puts people off, and what I love about them. They look like us, but they don’t. It’s weird. Do you want to hold the babydoll, or throw it far away from you? Is it watching you? Could it be haunted? DID IT JUST MOVE?! Or are you just freaking yourself out because you’ve seen too many scary movies?
Why do I love dolls? Well, I also love fairy folklore. The uncanny valley is present when dealing with the fae, and dolls remind me of this. I also love dressing them in fun clothes. I’m an adult, but anyone who’s ever enjoyed playing with dolls knows you never stop loving it. Each doll has its own unique personality and special creepiness.
My name is Blythe, and I’ve never had a Blythe doll. This is an issue I’d like to address, and ThisIsBlythe.com has occasional contests and giveaways. I’d like to win a Blythe doll to be a mascot for this blog. I think she’d be perfect to dress up in various aesthetics. Imagine a little Goth Blythe!
I could just get another doll. ← This is the most ridiculous sentence I’ve ever written. Of course, it has to be a Blythe Doll! MY NAME IS BLYTHE! This is Blythe’s Reverie! There is no other option.
Also, look at them.
Blythe dolls are beautiful, cute, and those eyes are always watching you. She is at once loveably sweet and brutally intimidating. My favorite combination. It’s like she’s pretending to be human, but you’d never call her out. But then they gave her pointy elf ears!
Blythe is Terrific
Blythe is the perfect doll. She is beautiful, fun, and alarming. She reminds me of this Terry Pratchett quote:
“Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
Elves are bad.― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies
Is Blythe bad? Not necessarily, but threatening, most delightfully. (I swear I’m still talking about the doll here!) She may be fairy propaganda to lure in humans. If so, I’m on board with her fae agenda.
Getting a Blythe Doll
Blythe dolls are more expensive than a Barbie (by a lot) and you won’t find them at a local store unless you happen to live in Japan, where they are now made. Here is a link to Blythe Doll’s history if you’d like to learn more.
They are also customizable. You know I love inclusivity on this blog, and Blythe comes in a range of skin, hair, and eye colors. They’re known for being able to change eye colors. If that doesn’t scream “shapeshifter fairy,” I don’t know what does. If you’re looking for one online, This Is Blythe is the place I would recommend. None of these links are sponsored by the way.
But I would love to have some Blythe-sponsored links on here. And if I can somehow get a Blythe Doll to be the official representative of Blythe’s Reverie, then that would be amazing. *HINT HINT @ThisIsBlythe.com*