About a year ago, Object Heads were a little known thing. I wasn’t the first person to like them, no, but our numbers were few. I had known for a while that I liked the idea of non traditional heads on traditional bodies, but the idea in my head didn’t have a name for them. As I found other people into it, I also finally found myself grasping at a name for this attraction. “Object Heads,” or, “Head Variants (異形頭),” as the Japanese members of the fandom call them.
I found myself completely and utterly in love with something very few people liked or even knew about. I created object-headed characters, and spread the love of head varients over to my friends, who, in turn, created their own object headed characters.
My one friend had the idea of forming a club, the Object Head Club. It was just a small group of friends in a skype group, as well as this club, on tumblr. We collected and posted images from around the internet (mostly, pixiv) and overnight, object heads became sort of a short lived fad.
People created their own object headed characters, many of which were never drawn again afterwords. They were soon forgotten, and moved on to other things. But, for some, the attraction to head varients stayed. And a mini fandom rose up from virtually nothing.
Now we get submissions every week or origional art drawn by followers of the club, as well as found art on pixiv.
The original friend group eventually dissolved, and I eventually found myself as the only remaining active admin of the group. I do my best to keep the queue active and posting daily.
Through this group, I’ve met new people who share a common interest, and these are people I cherish. This club means so much to me, it’s a little bit silly. I never expected this blog to get as popular as it did.
But here it is. The Object Head club. And so many of you who follow and submit.
I truly appreciate it, and I truly love all of you.
I am planning to keep this blog as active as possible. I am planning events for the future, including art contents, giveaways, and even a holiday dedicated to object headed characters.