Flashback. (A Christmas AGSM Movie) | For 200 Followers + 1 Year on YouTube!

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The other day I was at a pizza restaurant, mindlessly staring at the maximum occupancy: 160 sign. Today, I looked back on that moment and realized something absolutely CRAZY: All of my followers wouldn’t fit in that pizza restaurant!

You guys, I CANNOT thank you enough. When I started this blog I had NO IDEA how much it would grow – 200 followers seemed like a distant dream I could never achieve. I remember how happy I was when I got my first follower – you can only imagine how happy I am now!

Of course, blogging isn’t about followers at all. I used to get jealous of other blogs, thinking, I’ve had my blog longer than them but they have a lot more followers than me. I’ve definitely improved on that, and it seemed like when I stopped obsessing over follower counts and paid attention to creating and reading awesome content, my follow count started growing!

The least I can do to thank you guys besides this rambling ‘speech’ is finally post flashback.! I really, really wanted to get this up by Christmas, but due to several complications, I wasn’t able to. I’ve been working on it even harder for the past few days, and I just finished the final product today!

Without further ado… flashback: a christmas agsm movie!

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Destiny Phillips hasn’t been herself ever since her diabetes diagnosis last year. When the anniversary of her sickness rolls around, Christmas isn’t what it used to be. With the help of Present & Future, can Destiny become herself again?

I’m so, so excited you guys can finally see this! I’ve been working on it all December, and I think I’ve filmed & edited for about thirty hours in total. Make sure to tell me what you think (and if you recognized some of Destiny’s backstory from this post)!

Also, one more fun thing: I’ve been on YouTube for 1 year and 1 day! I started it on the last day of 2017. Even though I don’t upload as consistently as I do on the blog, or have very many subscribers, I still love making videos and I’m so grateful to have my channel! Kaylyn’s live videos have also helped me connect with other AGTubers, which is so cool! You can check out the AGW YouTube channel here!

Here’s to an awesome 2019! I have so many great things planned for AGW this year, and I can’t wait for y’all to see them. Here’s to an awesome year!

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Customizing Isabel

The last time that I tried customizing a doll, it didn’t turn out so great.

From the front, (and verrrrrrry far away), Ash kind of looks okay:

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But the back? I got so impatient, I actually cut the wig in half and left a horrible splotch of hair on his head. This is what he looks like without his wig on:

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Creepy! ^

Add in the colorless, old vinyl of a well-used $50 Kirsten and half-tightened limbs, he’s kind of a mess. Which is why he barely ever appears on this blog.

So when I realized that Isabel definitely a) needed a new head that I didn’t want to pay $40 for, or b) needed a new wig, I was a little reluctant to try again. I didn’t want to further ruin one of my favorite dolls!

Isabel is in pretty good condition. Her legs are the right balance between loose and tight – mostly tight, with a little wiggle room for posing. Her skin is mostly clear – a few scratches here and there, but I’ve never really noticed them that much. The only major scuff marks are on her face, but you can’t see them unless you look super close.

But her one big problem? Her hair.

It’s crazy! The frizzy, haircut-survivor (if you can even call it a survivor) mop sticks out in every direction. You can barely even tell it’s blond anymore!

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A few months later, when I opened up the Vanilla Cookie wig from Exquisite Doll Designs, there was no turning back. I was going to have to change Isabel’s wig, whether I liked it or not.

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This time, I did my research. After watching a few YouTube videos before putting on the wig, (I really liked the tips from this one and this one), I gathered my supplies:

And now for the part I’ve been dreading: Changing the wig. (Cue ominous music)

I carefully pried at the wig with a non-acetone nail polish remover-coated spoon, trying to lift it up. I started from the back of her head and moved onto the top. Those parts came off easily, but right above the ears was the toughest spot.

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Tip: watch TV or read while you work with the wig to relieve boredom. (Ft. Jessie re-watch)

After hours (more like on-and-off days) of pulling and tugging, I finally got the wig off! The last step was to pull the new wig on by holding it at the back of her head and pulling the rest over.

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Ta-da! I think the wig looks really cute on her, except for the fact that it makes her look very tan. I don’t mind that too much, though.

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Isabel looks gorgeous with her new ‘do! I’m working on a fun AGSM about her hair called “Isabel’s Bad Hair Day.” It’ll be up on the blog tomorrow!

Thanks for reading this short little post! Have a blessed day!

What do you think of Isabel’s new wig? Should I glue it on so it’ll stay better, or should I not glue it so I can switch it out with other wigs for photo stories?


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Z Crew News: Episode 1 | Coverage You Can Count On

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This post was inspired by The Sunshine StopThanks, Julia, Liz, Enni, and Jo for the help on this post!


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Hi, everybody! Welcome to Z Crew News, a reliable source of news from around the blogosphere. I’m your host, Z Yang, ready to tell you all about the news our reporters have collected.

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Camp NaNo has come to a close, and we have discovered that chocolate has disappeared from the fridges of Camp NaNoWriMo participants everywhere.

Enni crosses the finish line of Camp NaNo with 50,000 words of her novel, Blizzards! (Tess’s newest fictional “crush” is her tritagontist, Ixon.) Jo and Tess reached their goals just hours before July ended! Emmie, my only reporter, also joins the winner’s circle on July 30, just hours before the last day of Camp.

Camp NaNo was a fun and productive experience for many writers around the blogosphere. Hey, that reminds me of our segment, Around the Blogosphere!

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Around the Blogosphere is a segment telling you just what’s up in the blogging community, the best segment in all of ZCN!

Madison’s writing break/blogging hiatus continues, and Enni states that “Madi, as always, has kicked the devil to the curb again, though it’s not an easy fight to win!” I couldn’t agree with her more!

Enni, Tess, and Jo compete for Queen of the World. Rebekah is managing Enni’s campaign. (Thanks for the tip, Liz!)  Who will win? Is there going to be a vote? Will everybody forget about the winner’s title like what happened in the Blogging President Elections? The information is coming your way…right after the break.

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Alright, welcome back to ZCN! Jo says, “I have no clue [how it will be decided],” whereas Enni thinks “A vote, of course!”

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BREAKING NEWS: Emmie has just been appointed Princess of the World a few minutes ago. As the heir to the throne, she will probably help the future Queen of the World perform her royal duties and steal all of the spotlight.

Rebekah, Enni’s campaign manager, gets to do a class with Grace Dunn! I’ve assumed this class will be an acting one, but it could be for something totally different. According to her ‘twin’ Julia, characters from Rebekah’s world are showing up in real life! We’re not exactly sure what this means, but thanks for the tip, Julia!

Changes are coming to the well-known blog Dancing Among the Stars. The blog will be completely redesigned, the name changed to Pink on Purpose and switched to a new platform. For more information, please visit this post. Rose has also changed blogs.

We’ve noticed a tag trend going on right now. The Avocado Tag and Social Media Tag are going crazy in the blogging community, posts popping up left and right. If you’ve been tagged for these awards, you’re in luck! These tags are fun and relaxing to read and write.

Word on the street is, Ash might be leaving the AGW Crew! A post is coming your way soon with more information.

Now that we’ve talked about what’s going on around the blogosphere, let’s discuss what’s been going on right at this very blog, AGW!

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August 5 was Jade’s birthday! She’s 16 now! A huge Sweet Sixteen party should be coming to the blog soon.

Sadly, there hasn’t been a post on here since the 12 of July! I can’t promise more posts this month – Emmie will be very busy with school starting and stuff. Hopefully, back to school will have a special post.

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Speaking of special posts, what about that big surprise you keep hearing about? This photo is a clue to what it is. Any guesses?

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Thank you so much for reading. This has been Z Yang, star reporter, and anchorwoman for Z Crew News. Z Crew, out!

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5 Things You Never Knew About AGW

Hey, marshmallows! I haven’t posted on here in what feels like forever…I’ve been so busy with Camp NaNoWriMo! I’m having a blast working on my story.

Alright, back to the post. I’m going to be sharing 5 things you never knew about American Girl World that you never wanted to know in the first place.

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1. We have 2 unfinished/unposted photostory series

It’s true! You may have heard of Undercover, the series that has no plot and no photos and needs to be rewritten. However, nobody knows about Camp Celestial Falls, the abandoned summer camp series that was plotted and…that’s it.

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2. All of my dolls go to an imaginary boarding school called AG Academy

In my photostories / when my sister and I play American Girl Dolls, we pretend that our dolls go to AG Academy, an imaginary boarding school that focuses on a talent (like ballet) and gives a curriculum based on what your talent is (aka my dream school).

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3. Ashton was named after a character in my book

Ashton’s namesake is the can’t-say-what-his-character-role-is-for-the-sake-of-sparing-you from-spoilers from my book, The Huntress! The only thing left to make him exactly like Ash Wolfe is eye-swapping his eyes to be brown…

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4. I’ve had 9 signoffs

I keep changing them, (I’m very indecisive, okay?) resulting in a grand total of 9 signoffs.

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5. AGW was originally on Blogger

Yes, AGW was originally a Blogger blog! I sadly lost the link… When I tried Blogger, I didn’t like how I had to upload every photo to Google photos and then to Blogger, so I switched to WP!

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That’s it for today’s post! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! I might not be posting very consistently this month due to Camp NaNo.

With love and marshmallows,

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re; | an Easter mega-photostory / ashton’s introductory mega-photostory

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I was going to post a stop-motion called The Prank but I decided to post this instead. I decided that Easter is more important than April Fools and I might make a separate post later.

But anyways, on to the photo-story! If you have trouble reading it, the caption for the photo is above the photo. He is risen!

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Ashton’s POV

My hand trembles as I raise it to knock on the door. My whole life flashes before my eyes: The days of living on the streets, the days of begging for food and money, the days of wishing endlessly for parents, for a home.

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For someone to love me.

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That’s why I’m here. For a home of my own. A family of my own. A place to renew my hope, my spirit.

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I knock.

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The door opens.

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A girl stands before me. She seems to be around 13 or so, and has jet black hair with red highlights and bright brown eyes. “Hello! Who are you?”

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“Ashton. I’ve been adopted by Emmie and she told me that this is the place where the rest of her dolls live.”

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“Ah, yes, Ashton! I recognize that name. Come on in, come on in!” She gestures welcoming-ly towards the inside of the house. I follow.

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“Hey, who’s that?” A brown-haired boy about my age walks over to me and the girl. “The new kid?”

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“The new kid has a name. That name, is Ashton…”

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“Um, I don’t really have a last name. That I know of.”

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“Oh.” She looks at me awkwardly. “Um, this is just Ashton.”

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“Well, hey Just Ashton.” Then, with a smirk, the boy walks away.

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“Who was that?” I ask the girl.

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“That,” she replies, “is Logan. Your new roommate.”

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I inwardly groan, because I can tell that Logan is the kind of boy who likes to pull practical jokes–and it doesn’t help that today is April Fools Day.

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“Hi!!YoumustbeAshtonIcan’tbeleiveyou’rehere!EmmiesaidyouwerecomingtodayandIamsohappyyouarehere!!Heylemmegiveyouatourofthehouserealquickthisisthebathroom,thelivingroom, thebedrooms,andyeahnicetomeetyouI’mMaryellen!!” A redheaded girl practically knocks me over with her hug.

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“Um, hi…?” I reply awkwardly.

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“Anyways,” the girl rolls her eyes at Maryellen, “It’s time to eat!”

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Ashton’s POV

All of the dolls sit down at the table.

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“Why are we having a feast today? Is April Fools’ day really special around here or something??” I whisper to the girl.

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“Uh, no.” The girl – whose name I recently learned is Z – says, “It’s Easter, silly goose!”

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“Oh, right! Do y’all do egg hunts here?”

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“We do, but Easter is way beyond that.”

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“What does that mean?”

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“Shhh, guys, it’s time to pray!” A blue-eyed girl announces. All the dolls join hands. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do, but I just follow Z’s lead and join hands with her and Maryellen.

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“We thank You for your goodness, your mercy, your faithfulness to us. I pray that You will bless this meal and nourish it into our bodies. And thank You for all that You did for us today many years ago–You took the punishment of our sin so we wouldn’t have to die for our mistakes. And thank You for all of the wonderful blessings You’ve given this family. Amen.”

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The rest of the dolls echo, “Amen.”

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I begin to eat, wondering about the prayer that was just said. Who is this You they are talking about? What punishment?

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Ashton’s POV

“Hey, you,” I tap on the blond girl’s shoulder.

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“My name is Alexandra or Lexie for short, but how can I help you?”

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“About the prayer at dinner,” I begin, “what did it mean?”

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“Here, sit down.” She says. “Well, do you know about God?”

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“Yes, I’ve heard of the Christian religion. But I’ve never really been aware of what you guys believe until now.”

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“Well, as a Christian, I believe that God sent down His one and only Son, Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life with Him in Heaven.” (John 3:16)

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“How did this Jesus let believers go to Heaven?”

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“He died. On a cross. For our sin. He drank the cup of God’s wrath upon all sinners so we wouldn’t have to drink from it. Instead, we get to drink from the cup of God’s forgiveness. But three days later, He rose from the grave!! Jesus Christ conquered death that day.”

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“That’s crazy! want to go to Heaven. want to lead a life that honors Him. But how?”

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“Well, let’s follow the ABCs to becoming a Christian. First, A- admit to God that you’re a sinner, and repent.”

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“I am a sinner,” I cry aloud. It feels strange – yet in a weird way, comforting – to be talking to something that I can’t see.

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“Great! Now you just have to B, believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He died for you.”

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“I believe,” I reply quietly.

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“Again?”

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“I believe!” I shout loudly.

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“Lastly, for C – confess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and LORD.”

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“I have faith that Jesus Christ is my Savior and LORD!”

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She hugs me as she says a prayer of salvation over me: “Dear Lord, I pray that you will help Ashton to lead a life that honors you. Help him to understand how much you sacrificed for us. Thank you for all that you’ve done for us.”

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“Amen,” we say together.

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And from that day on, I am a new person. I have been reborn through Jesus and all the amazing things that He’s done for me.

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“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!” -Romans 5:6-10

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“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16

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“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.’ “-John 11:25 25

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