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Don't Wanna Be So Wide Awake by kawaiimon Don't Wanna Be So Wide Awake by kawaiimon
Meet Odette. She entered the Sanatorium after contracting Disseminated Tuberculosis, which caused an rare case of gangrene in her legs, which in turn caused them to be amputated. She is young, alone, and misses her family greatly, but always tries to keep positive, despite all her bad luck of late. Odette especially likes her new friends Lilu, and hopes to invite them over once they are all free from this place.


Odette has been a long time coming. I came up with her concept not long after coming up with Lilu, as a way to use some broken Volks legs which have driven me insane for years. I regretted not buying her head last year when MSdoll were selling them, and when Soo told me the mold was broken and she couldn't cast any more, I scoured the marketplace for months on end for this head. Much to my happiness she is finally here and looking perfect. Now I just need to find the time and parts to make her an old wheelchair.


Odette - MSdoll Laurie

Top and bloomers by ~nek, corset made by *Nezumi-chuu
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TheMadD Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww she's adorable... I can't wait to see more of that cute widdle face. :giggle:
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Mahou-Koneko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Interesting concept for a character :) I look forward to seeing some more of this pretty little lady!
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invisible-key Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh! I really love her story and this picture~♥
If you are going to find her an old style wheelchair I can't wait to see the results! It's such a great concept!

I'm speechless for reading about the mold for Laurie, I couldn't imagine it was lost T^T I really love her mold too, lucky for us we could manage to have this adorable girl. Congrats! ^0^~♥
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higurashikawa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Photographer
I love your wonderful collection of 'misfit' (I use the term loosely, seeing as there's no real way to describe their awesomeness.) dolls. I always enjoy reading their backstories, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! You were the one who inspired my own pair of conjoined twins (who are still in the making), and I can't wait to see what other awesome ideas you turn into dolls!

As for your Odette, she's nothing short of lovely and I look foreward to seeing more of her! So cute! And please post pictures of your wheelchair, I'm curious as to how you're going to put that together!
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kawaiimon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you so much! ;3; I'll be sure to take photos of the wheelchair when I work out how I'm going to do it. I have a few theories in mind, just need to find the parts to make it.
And you'll have to let me know when your conjoined twins are finished, I'd love to see them. :)
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higurashikawa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Photographer
Awesome! I can't wait to see it! And I sure will!
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masalachaitea Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
She looks amazing!! I love the backstory for her as well.
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw... she looks so sad in this picture... congratulations for the new doll, she's a cutie, and I just want to care for her, it's incredible! XD I'll look forward to see how her wheelchair will come out. I've never seen it in the dolly world. >w< Your journey had a happy ending, I'm glad with that!!
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kawaiimon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! There's a few wheelchair bound dolls about, but I think they use the American Girl wheelchairs. I want mine to look like it's from the turn of last century, so it needs to be wooden. I'm just making my life hard for myself. XD
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Aaah I see O.O wao, yeah, you're making your life harder XDD but for dolls you can just work with a lighter wood, and that will do the job, because they're not heavy like us... a fine finishing will hide any cheaper material you use... I hope you can make it!!
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jaded-august Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Photographer
omg, I had no idea you got your Laurie. I'm so happy for you! <3 She's so sweet, and I love the fact that you "amputated" her legs. It's original as far as dolly amputees go.
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kawaiimon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah I got her in my crap week when I was hermitting so I didn't really talk about it. x.x
And is it original that her legs are amputated? I hadn't really thought about other people's concepts for amputee dolls.
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jaded-august Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Photographer
The only thing I've ever seen people "amputate" on dolls is arms, or fingers because the finger actually busted off. So as far as dolls go I guess it's kind of original. Either way, she's adorable and I like her. I'm also very happy that you got her, I know how much you wanted her. <3
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itdied Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This is probably really random, but when I first saw the photo I was just like "Aw, she's so pretty and delicate :heart:" and then I read the description and I realized I totally hadn't noticed her legs.
I feel like it's because she just seems to be sitting so naturally that I didn't notice ^_^;;

And I'm sure that doesn't make any sense at all, but I think Odette is lovely~
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derangedMiss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Awww, cute little nubs. Backstory is so sad sounding, especially the last line.
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laughternthedark Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Sanatorium characters! I want one of my own, but I don't want any more characters. LIVE FOR ME MON!
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kawaiimon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol okay? XDD
I have a whole Sanatorium world, so I guess I am in a way. xDD
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laughternthedark Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my gosh, after watching a whole batch of the show Ghost Adventures, I want a tortured soul so badly. It's fascinating, that whole world. It's like... Something so out there, it's hard to believe it actually happened. That's how I see it, at least. *shrug* I'm really glad that your gang is finally coming together though, all the dream dolls are streaming in!
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kawaiimon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it was certainly a strange time. My world focuses more on Sanitariums which became Sanatoriums - Tuberculosis treatment facilities that would allow psychiatric patients and anything in really, because they weren't getting enough business anymore. I can only imagine what a strange mix of people existed in such places.
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starwide Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh, she is beautiful. And i love reading her little bit of backstory! Would love to hear more :D And see more, too! She is fascinating!
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kawaiimon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I posted a heap more pics of her on lj, so that's more of her for now. XD
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