Saturday, August 25, 2007

on the complete creepiness front

These things . . . ugh. Maybe I've seen too many actual dead babies. Do these "reborns" give anyone else the shudders?

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Anonymous Brion. said...

Yeah!! Me to!!

Fuck reality....lets all go with make believe!!

And the 'blurb' that goes with the ebay info is just too much! I need to go and have a strong cup of tea!!

See ya!

BJ.

August 25, 2007 5:40 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

These photos remind me of the creepy pictures that Nicole Kidman finds about halfway through The Others ... remember those? Ew, ew, ew.

August 25, 2007 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red7eric, I thought the same thing! It used to be a common thing (round the turn of the century, I guess) to have photos taken of the dearly departed, including children. Often times the parent or parents would be in the photo, too...gazing lovingly on their baby's corpse. I've seen several books with such photos...creepy is the right word.

August 25, 2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

heh. i've seen several books with such photos ~ photo albums in the photo drawer at my father's house. we have lots of coffin / funeral / dead kid photos. they're dreadful.

most recently, my somewhat estranged cousin wrote a letter to my parents and when daddy opened the envelope, a photo of uncle jimmy in his coffin slipped out. he looked up at pat and said "i don't think this is good news." heh.

brion ~ i agree, i think some of the discussion about these "babies" is creepy beyond belief.

eric ~ haven't seen that one. don't want to if they look like this ;-)

August 25, 2007 8:18 PM  
Anonymous more cowbell said...

eeew. That is actually quite disturbing. The hands are a dead giveaway. (pun intended, after the fact, ha) The idea of someone who's lost a baby ordering one of those ... 'dolls' is disturbing on some level. Definitely creepy.

August 26, 2007 1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like an overreaction to a beautiful doll that doll collectors will treasure. I think the term 'reborn' refers to the fact that it is a doll that's modified from an original doll kit designed by someone else, not that it's meant to replace a child that was once living. Even if a bereaved mother did find (temporary) comfort through having one of these dolls, what's the harm in that?

August 26, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Dusty said...

Sickening.

August 26, 2007 1:12 PM  
Anonymous grrsteve said...

From what I remember in my family history, a few generations ago taking photos was so infrequent that sometimes a funeral photo was the only image ever made of a loved one.

What troubles me more is WHO HAS FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS FOR A FAKE BABY? AND WHY????!?!?!

I'm aware of the whole OOAK (one of a kind) scene for Barbies and American Girl crap from my days on www.disturbingauctions.com, but I don't get that either.

August 26, 2007 10:28 PM  
Blogger Da Nator said...

Disgusting. Only real, live babies are worse!

August 27, 2007 7:53 AM  
Blogger David said...

Yeah, they kinda creep me out.

August 27, 2007 3:03 PM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

OMG, that is n.a.s.t.y. It looks dead. Ish. I am totally creeped out.

August 28, 2007 12:06 AM  

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