I Like Playing with Dolls

Art by Rob Goldstein

I liked to play with dolls when I was a kid.

My dolls unnerved my Father who forced me to join a football team.

The team tossed me after the first game because I stopped in the
middle of a play to pull up my socks.

I hate the feeling of droopy socks; but back to the dolls:

An avatar dressed in the formal male attire of the 1920's standing on a metal platform against a blue backdrop Test shot of the Valentino character in Hullaba Lulu, a Jazz Wednesday story by Teagan Geneviene on Teagan’s Books.

I had Barbie and Skipper.

I also had Ken, and GI Joe.

GI Joe was the doll for boys who played with dolls in the closet.

Joe and Ken had a one-off in a foxhole and it drove Skipper to suicide.

She had a secret crush on Joe.

Valentino, Lulu and Rose wait for a train in Hullaba Lulu, a Jazz Wednesday story by Teagan Geneviene on Teagan’s Books. Valentino, Lulu and Rose, characters in Hullaba Lulu, a Jazz Wednesday story by Teagan Geneviene on Teagan’s Books.

I started playing with digital dolls…

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2 comments

  1. My 9 year old daughter has become a big American Girl Doll collector (and to be honest, I love them as much). Some of our favorite doll collectors to watch on YouTube are guys. You love what you love….being true to self has great value!

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    • I no longer play with plastic dolls; I didn’t discover digital dolls until the release of the Sims. When I found VR I wanted to learn how to use for the avatars for illustrations. The beauty of digital technology is the way it opens up the visual arts to those of us who can’t draw or paint.

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