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Also known as Zodiac Eclipse on the forums, Joanna is your friendly neighborhood MOMerator and former co-forum admin. Having done a fair share of community badassery Joanna now enjoys actually having time to play games and interact with her family, henceforth referred to as 'Husband' and 'Kiddo', respectively.





Proper Dtoid Name: Zodiac Eclipse

Occupation: MOMerator


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Quick facts:

*I have a degree in journalism advertising that I've never used.

*I work in a laboratory with people who do science. I mostly get in the way and keep up moral with my "unique" people skills.

*I met my husband on Star Wars Galaxies.

*I love RPG's, both Massively Multi-player and standard offline ones.

*I'm fascinated by survival horror games, but usually too chicken to play them.

*I dabble in all forms of nerdery so chances are if you're into something geeky so am I, though not to equal degrees.

*I used to make toys.





Currently Playing:
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes





Favorite Games:
Mass Effect 1 & 2 & 3, Portal, Final Fantasy VIII, The Witcher, Azure Dreams, Sims 1 & 2, Lego Star Wars, and other stuff I can't think of right now.




MMO's I've played:
SWG, Vanguard, Ryzom, EQ2, CoH/CoV, Guild Wars, LOTRO, Star Wars TOR, and millions (literally) of the freebie ones.




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I've been interviewed by LawofThermalDynamics.

The wildly talented AlphaDeus made me a theme song. Momeration

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Greetings kids, it's been awhile, but don't for one second think that means I've been resting on my laurels, whatever those are. Instead I've been super busy pushing out custom orders and that means I have a few goodies to share with you today.

After the debatable success of Nihil's Grin Reaper plush I had several other people decide that they needed plushies of their respective avatars. Take a look and see how I did.



First up, the legendary Zombie Platypus! ZP is well known for having some of the most amazing avatar variations ever so finding source material was a piece of cake.

After a very quick sketch I got to work and came up with this.



I scored extra points for the exposed vertebrae and chomped tail.




Unlike most of my plushies, this one was done in cotton and corduroy since I couldn't find the appropriate colors in fleece. It was a bit of a challenge working with stiffer material, but in the end it came out great and I was rather pleased with the results.



Next up was a special commission from my buddy JohnnyViral for his good friend Analoge. Sidenote, I love doing gifts for people anyway, but this was even more fun because right after JV asked me to make it I got a message from Analoge asking for the exact same thing. Needless to say I had to lie my way out of that saying I was really behind and would get back with him later about it. He was crushed, but once he got his surprise package in the mail all was forgiven, as far as I know anyway ;)



This plush is actually two individual pieces, so the frog can be removed from the car and paraded around. I made the frog out of the same cotton material that made up the platypus body (hooray for having the right material on hand) and made the car out of my standard fleece. The car is actually based on my son's Cars slipper which I used for reference. He later tried to wear it before I got it packed up, it didn't work out for him.

To make this plush really special I hand stitched Analoge's name onto the license plate since he had once asked about getting monogrammed plushtoids. Sadly I didn't have the time or dexterity to hand stitch all of those, but for a surprise gift like this I wanted to go all out.



Last up today, my good buddy Mix, AKA the guy who came up with the idea for Plushtoids wanted a plush of his avatar. I'm proud to say this was my most unique request to date, a stuffed toaster complete with toast.



Being the awesome guy he is Mix had actually done the sketch for me complete with measurements and color ideas. This made an otherwise super difficult custom more manageable as I know only had to focus on actually making a toaster out of fleece.

Not gonna lie, I was a little worried about this one because in addition to the overall shape of the toaster I had to factor in two staggered slots for the toast (which were different sizes) to rest in. With nothing except good intentions and a basic idea of what I was going to do I got to work and came up with this.



Yeah, I'm kinda proud with how well it turned out. Of course the real test would be how it looked with the toast inside since that's what the avatar has going on.



This collection was a lot of fun to make and with each order I feel like I'm getting closer to being as good at making these as everyone seems to think I already am. Can't wait to see what I'll be doing next.

To inquire about your very own custom plush hit me up via the PM system here or you can also reach me at my proper email contact@storybuildertoys.com anytime.

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