Nikolay's welcoming (Smart Doll Eiji)
After months and months on hiatus, it was about time I would go to Salica's place and take pictures of her beautiful dolls and detailed dioramas. I saw the smart doll Eiji and I was extremely impressed with his pose ability (being the owner of big resin guys this was like a dream come true to me). He held most of the posing here without the use of a stand or anything similar.
Marko: "Well, well, what do we have here? Are you the new guy? What's your name?"
Nikolay: "The name is Nikolay."
Marko: "Another Russian?"
Nikolay: "What do you mean 'another' one?"
Marko: "Look, I'm gonna be honest with you. There are officially three guys living here including yourself. The first guy to arrive was some Kazuya what's-his-face. I've only heard rumours about him. His existence might as well be an urban legend."
Eloise: "He is NOT an urban legend. He's just super shy and you never see him around."
Marko: "As I was saying, a total loser, just like that Edward dude."
Marko: "Real social inepts. So please tell me you're a decent guy."
Nikolay: "Excuse me?!"
Nikolay: "Why would you even care? You don't even know me."
Marko: "That is true, but I can't stand idle by seeing how you guys come and none of you gets a girl. It doesn't look good on the 'guild', if you catch my drift."
Nikolay: "Relax, I just arrived!"
Marko: "You'll have to prove you're a real man. There are eighteen available legal girls here. Eighteen! Yes, I've counted them."
Nikolay: "Oook? I see where this is going."
Marko: "And you have one week only to make one of them your girlfriend."
Nikolay: "That sounds really forced if you ask me."
Kristen: "He is right, it DOES sound forced."
Marko: "Oh come on! There has to be at least one of them with a goggle fetish or something!"
Nikolay: "Goggle fet- Hey!"
Roberta: "There's actually one of them filling that particular criteria."
Nikolay: "I-is that so? I mean... How do you know that?"
Roberta: "It's my job."
Nikolay: "Your job? Are you a detective or something?"
Eloise: "Even better, she's an assassin."
Roberta: "Oh come on, don't be so blunt."
Roberta: "I prefer calling it 'professional hired soldier."
Eloise: "That doesn't sound deceiving at all."
Nikolay: "You girls are creeping me out."
Marko: "Welcome to Salica's Wunderbar place!"
Roberta: "By the way, I'm not the only one."
Nikolay: "What do you mean, there's more?"
Roberta: "There's also Maria, a fellow countrywoman of yours."
Eloise: "Oh yes, she can also get very intense at times."
Nikolay: "How can you coexist with assassins?"
Eloise: "They do make awesome bodyguards!"
Kristen: "Scratching Roberta and Maria from the list... That's sixteen remaining available girls for him."
Nikolay: "I-I'm sorry, I need some time to assimilate all of this."
Roberta: "That's what happens when you don't research the place you're going to live in... "
Nikolay: "I guess so... "