(In the pic, Oliver and Valadhiel, my 1rst and my 2nd bjds, respectively. They've been with me for 9 years).
Today is a special day for me. It's the day that remembers me the situation of the hobby I love in my country. This is the very first time that I speak openly about this, I mean, to the international community and I think it's necessary to do it.
Saddly, Chile is "recast friendly" and I don't have any remorse for saying this cause it's simply the truth, even if I hate it.
Some years ago some people started to purchase recasts for themselves and for selling, so they became recast dealers and that was the beginning of the end of our beautiful united coummunity. We fought each other, we offended each other and finally we became estranged. Me and some friends, the few anti-recasts people of the group, were outcasted for good (and for the better, of course!). Now, several years ago, the BJD hobby here is full of recasts and people who thinks it's ok to buy them for a number of (inexcusable) reasons.
I don't care what people thinks about what I say, even if I'm the "anti-recast monster", the mean one who offenses everyone with a recast bjd, that I'm too passionate about all of this. It's just that I always say what I think. That's how I am and don't regret it. The only thing I know it's that I hate deshonesty, I hate lies and hypocrisy and all this recast thing has been the mean to demonstrate the real colors of a lot of people. Because this is not only about "dolls", it's about respect and honesty too.
So here I stand my ground in regards of BJD once again. My group, ABJDChile is the only one "not recast-friendly" here and I'm one of the few people in Chile who hates recasts and I'm proud of it.