• Wed, Mar 30 2011

Meet Your New Doll Friends!

You’ve read Children of Men? No? You saw the movie? Oh, that’s terrible. You get nothing about the book from that. The movie is just Clive Owen wandering around saying “Oh, look at me, I have stubble and blow stuff up, I’m in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where women can’t have children!” How dumb is that? (Not that dumb, Clive Owen looks great).

However, the book is about a kindly former professor at Oxford who wanders around keeping a diary and writing ”I do not blow any stuff up so much as I pray nightly that aliens exist, so they can admire the Sistine chapel after man is extinct, because we live in a post-apocalytpic dystopia where women can’t bear children.” That’s not an exact quote. But one part of the book – which, seriously, largely just fascinating diary observations on a childless dystopia, I know you’ll like it, because books with plots suck - details how obsessed women have become with dolls now that they’ve all become infertile. Dolls become more and more prized with new “mothers” hosting little parties for them and paying excessive amounts for bizarre, super detailed, interesting and impressive ones.

What I’m saying is: if I lived in that world, these would be my babies.

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  • Megan

    Never laughed so hard, yet been so utterly terrified.

  • jill

    I don’t know whether to throw up or cry. Or both.

  • Nessy

    Hmm. I never did have the inherint fear of clowns that seemed to plague most people, but I’m reconsidering after slide #5. Also, I’ve never, ever understood the appeal of pooping dolls. All of my friends had them growing up. I preferred water babies. Soft and squishy! Who doesn’t love a boneless baby?

    • Megan

      “Who doesn’t love a boneless baby?”

      *spits coffee*

      WIN.

  • August S.

    This is nightmare fuel. Hello nightmare fuel!

    • Ashley Cardiff

      This is my favorite comment. Hello favorite comment!

  • Jennifer Wright

    Why does no one understand that BEAUTY IS ON THE INSIDE?

  • Mae

    This makes me not want to look at another doll EVER. I just…. I don’t even know.

  • Amanda Deltuvia

    I am scarred for life by this post. Haha. Why do these exist? WHYYY. Gah. *hits head on desk*

  • magda

    Bebe Gloton… ..::shakes head::.. Leave it to the French. Pardon moi! Leave it to le Francais.

  • oja

    5,6,7 and 10 were awesome!
    I love creepy toys =]

  • Brian

    No there’s some inspiration.
    http://www.brianrayfiction.com

    • Brian

      Correction: Now there’s some inspiration…

  • Kylee

    Wow!
    Number 6 is cute. Number 5 and 7 are beautiful. Can they be bought somewhere?