My Tony Tony Chopper Sewing Machine


This is my new One Piece, Tony Tony Chopper sewing machine. I ordered it a while back from Japan, but this is the first time I opened the box. I will soon start using my new sewing machine to make dollie and historic clothes I will wear for my living doll career.



This is the instruction manual that came with the sewing machine. As you can see, everything is in Japanese! I thought that was so cool. It is also a good way for me to practice reading Japanese as I do all the time.

For years, I drew original clothing. My family insisted that I do something with my fashion designs, and so I plan to use them to make my living doll outfits that are original. I also plan to make Harajuku, Victorian dresses, lolita outfits, other dollie outfits, Audrey Hepburn clothes and also a few Salwar Kameez outfits I have designed. To me the Indian clothes are so beautiful. I get to see these outfits everyday because my mother wears Sarees, Kurtis and Salwar Kameez which is my favorite.

I like the Harajuku that is inspired by the 80s and 90s fashion. These are the kinds I plan to make first. For lolita, there must be lots of bows, ruffles and lace. Also layers.

I have also always loved Victorian dresses. My favorites are the Civil War era dresses. I like authentic 1800s dresses, in which those are the ones I replicate. My other favorite is the authentic retro fashion. I really look forward to making these outfits, especially replicating Audrey Hepburn's clothes and accessories. I find her style to be my favorite.

When I begin my projects, I will make sure to take pictures of my progress. I first must choose which outfit I want to make first.

Getting Approved for Plastic Surgery

It's like suddenly the process of starting my doll transformation is going fast. Last week, I went to see if I am physically able to have plastic surgery. As I was at the clinic, my heart was almost pounding out of my chest. The nurse caught that, and she was a bit alarmed about my heart rate. It indicated I was not calm. I was a tad in disbelief of finally starting my living doll transformation. Yes, this is what I wanted, but I couldn't help being a little nervous.

Currently, my mother and I are looking for a plastic surgeon who would be willing to do everything I want. This is especially remove 5 ribs. Yes, I decided 5 instead of 4. Any other procedures I may need, I will continue in Japan.

I recently found out my sister owns a few Japanese magazines that shows Gyaru tutorials. So I asked to borrow them when I am putting on my makeup. I haven't been wearing my dollie clothes, but Salwar Kameez clothing. My mother insisted that I stop and start wearing my dollie stuff. I will pretty soon. It just takes so long to get ready, putting on the dresses, the makeup, the wigs and the accessories. It takes a few hours to get ready. However, this is something I know I must eventually do again in order to keep up my dollie lifestyle. It is fun to do anyway. So, I agreed to wear it for my next appointment.

I am just so glad my doll transformation is beginning now. This is an opportunity to officially brand the Tikaani Moon author brand. I will further discuss this. However, I chose to become an Ellowyne Wilde doll due to the style I like. It is elegant but yet edgy.

Writing Updates

Finally, I reread the draft to my first soon to be finished book. I found out, most of the revising was done, so I did a lot of copying and pasting to the final draft. Now, I am at the process of filling in sub scences because I am one to outline my projects.

For learning French for my series, I brushed up on my notes and the things I already learned. I understand now the importance of practicing speaking, reading and writing in this language was. Everything is coming back to me, but I am still going over my notes on the French language. I can read many French words and sentences, and I also understand audible things.

Pretty soon I will be finished and ready to get started on publishing in Japan. I find this better since in Japan, they have publishing companies that can publish different types of writing projects. For instance, the one to publish books can be the same one who can publish a manga or deal with scripts. This is not quite so in the United States.

I am just looking forward to getting everything finished.

My Curiosity About Different Cultures

To me, culture is important. I guess the reason is that for years I didn't know my own culture. I think from my background, I found how important and fascinating ancestry and culture can be. It also plays a huge role in my writing projects. For instance, I love to explore different cultures for research and writing purposes. I like to learn how other people live, especially if it's different than how I live. In this post, I will share thoughts about the countries I find interesting, and what interest me the most about them.

My first real interest was long ago, when I developed an interest in the UK. I loved everything related to the country. I didn't really pick a favourite; England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, I loved them all. Well, maybe I did; Perhaps I favoured England. Everything about the UK I loved, especially those accents! I love British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh accents equally. I have always wanted to hear that accent in person. No, I have never met someone from the UK. I also prefer the UK spelling, wording, history, entertainment, and culture. I have even fantasized living in the UK instead of the US. 

Of course, I also started an interest in Germany, and I have collected several books about the country. Unfortunately, I only knew about Germany from World War 2, which was obviously through the Nazis. I became almost obsessed in learning about Germany during these times. That was until I discovered a more fascinating side to Germany, meaning what it's known as today. My interest officially came recently when I discovered German music. I recently became interested in learning the German language.

Recently, I grew an interest in all things Japan. My sister has introduced many Asian cultures to my family. I believe this is how I became interested. However, it officially started when I listened to Vocaloid. My sister tried enticing me to watch anime for years, but I never was interested. However, Japan is a living doll's dream place to live. It has became mine as well. I am looking forward to my family's move to Japan, as soon as everyone learns fluent Japanese. Also, when I have learned all of Japan's laws. For many reasons, Japan is first on my list of favourite countries. I guess my family has became sort of obsessed by all day watching of subtitled movies, obsessed in fitting into Asian sizes, purchasing a ton of items from the country, keeping packages and wrappers only because it has Japanese writing on it and/or it came from Japan, listening to Jpop or Kpop all day and dedicating entire rooms to our obsession. I love Japanese street fashion, the kawaii subcultures, cosplay, innovation and Japanese publishing options. I love how Japan is loyal to their traditions, cultures, history, language and religion. I also admire how hard working Japanese people in Japan are. Their way of life I am willing to adopt as my own.

While Japan and South Korea are the top two favourites, Turkey would have to be my third. I guess what draws me to this country is the Turkish language, music, culture and Istanbul's shopping centre. I'm fascinated with the Turkish history, food, tea and I suppose Turkish people. My family recently found a Turkish restaurant I will further discuss in another post. I never knew there were Turkish people around in Columbia Heights before until seeing them enter the restaurant. Like what an internet meme I came across mentioned about how "brown" people tend to stare at people of their own kind, I also have this habit. It's just an instinctive habit that I watch the Turkish people. Of course yes, I also have a habit of staring at other Arabs, Somali and Indian people. This is merely out of fascination in them. Also, I never seen a Turkish person before in particular, nor have I met one. 

Recently, I discovered Croatia, especially the music and became interested in learning more about the country. Currently, I was reading about the culture and how they try to preserve their historic buildings. Well the ones that were not destroyed or damaged.

Lastly, I developed a fascination in Russia. I was amazed by Russia's architect and art. To me, almost every building in Russia is so beautiful. I love how they pay attention to detail. My favourite is the Kremlin. I have also developed an interest in Russian fashion, their scarves, music, the language and I guess just observing them. I just find them very distinguished from the other European races. Since learning Russians don't feel the same about America and Americans, I try to observe from afar. I just wish to respect their views. It has been my family's dream to visit Russia, but with the US and Russia on the brink of nuclear war, there is no way I would travel there. I just have this phobia of getting stuck in a foreign country, which is why I haven't traveled anywhere yet. With the increasing sightings of Russian military planes over my head as well, I suppose I developed what others may view as a nervousness regarding Russian people. I'm certainly afraid of their president. With that stated, I do find it fascinating to learn about living in Russia. No, not because I want to live there, but because of pure curiosity and interest. I'm also fascinated with the Russian language and became obsessed with Russian music. I love their accents, although recently I noticed their accents being more similar to the British, French and Turkish accent. More like a combination of the three. The Russian accent remains to be one of the most distinguished. I just sort of wonder why their accents suddenly sounds different. Most importantly, I find the Russian and also Ukrainian women are so beautiful. It amazes me how many resemble dolls. No, the most interesting part about Russia was when my mother and I watched something regarding their historic buildings. I really admire how Russians make an effort to preserve their history and culture, what I wish America did.    

So I will share more countries and cultures I find interesting later.



 





Writing Inspiration: Rock

When people find out I listen to rock, especially the type of rock it is, most are shocked. Yes, when I am not listening to Kpop or Jpop music, this is my favourite music to listen to. This sort of music I find inspiring for writing. My taste can vary from indie to more harder rock, which is my first choice. My playlists mostly consists of hard, screamo type rock. This music is great for adventure, action, horror or almost any sort of writing I believe. It can get your adrenaline up to perfectly finish a scene. Lately, I have only been listening to Arabic, Turkish, Bollywood and Russian music. However, I am currently getting back to listening to rock. My taste hasn't changed at all.

I like music with meaningful lyrics. While most don't pay too much attention to it, I actually like to decipher what the artist is trying to say through this song, what is the meaning to a song? What is the message behind the instruments? Some is a bit dark what I prefer, but I find it most inspiring for my writing projects.

I believe rock has some of the most incredible and the most talented guitarists. I never paid much attention to who was in the bands, but I have always liked one. Despite of a lot of criticism about the music being dark and depressing, I use to be obsessed with Evanescence. I loved Amy Lee, and always thought she was beautiful. I just loved her style. My second favourite is Hayley Williams from Paramore. 

I will end this with a list of my favourite bands I can currently remember:

  • Demon Hunter
  • Red
  • Scar the Martyr
  • Paramore
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Slipknot
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Escape the Fate
  • Evanescence
  • A Day to Remember
  • Three Days Grace
  • Pillar   


Just Watched Botched (Plastic Surgery Show)

I know I said the next post would be about my music interests, but something that I watched greatly interested me even more. I will discuss writing and music soon.

My mother was watching tv when she called me into the living room. I took a break from working to find out she wanted me to see the human Barbie on Botched. This is a tv show my family often watches due to our interest in getting plastic surgery. My mother told me it's the living doll who got six ribs removed for a small waist. This is a person who got plastic surgery to look like a real life cartoon. I have heard of this woman before prior to the show, but this was the first time I watched her in real time. I thought she was really beautiful and she greatly inspired me. Although I have ran across so much criticism about her, I don't think of her as weird and dumb for wanting to look like a real life cartoon. It's nice seeing that there are others who thinks like me, and who wants the same as I do. It's also very nice to have a mother who supports my decision in becoming a living doll.

My mother then was discussing with me about my plastic surgery goals. She was concerned about the number of ribs I wish to have removed. I confirmed I am 100% certain I want 4 or 5 ribs removed on each side, to have a dollie waist. She approved still, but what displeased us the most were the scars in the back. I worried about how big or much of a scar would it leave me as well. I am still certain I want the ribs removed in the back as well. Still, I'm thinking about the scar it will leave. The only two things I won't get done, and I agree with my mother is getting bigger lips and bigger boobs. I don't think it suits me. For my face however, I plan to get a little bit of rhinoplasty. My mother explained to me that the plastic surgeon is actually breaking the nose in order to do this. I am accepting that for my desired dollie appearance. My mother recently discussed getting the ribs removed in the back, and despite the risk of a scar, I will proceed. Some wear corsets too, but I'm not sure about that.

The human cartoon girl who got six ribs removed, she did inspire me and my mother on my goals. For me, I want to look like an Ellowyne Wilde doll or Anime character. I recently heard that there are many plastic surgeons in Turkey who has performed living doll surgery. If I would travel though, I would select Japan. However like what I said before, I am settling to get started with my appearance in the United States. Like the human cartoon, this is my dream as well. To look beautiful and porcelain and dollie. I want to look like a real life doll because it's beautiful to me.

I guess that's all. I just wanted to post about how this woman who is a real life cartoon or Barbie inspired me even more to pursue my own dream to become a human doll.

Trying to Get Back Into Writing

Again due to how random my mind is, I gotten off topic a bit. As originally an author blog, I will try to start posting related topics. I will continue to post about my living doll career and other random things that comes to my mind.

After a year or two of taking a break from my writing projects, I am recently trying to get motivated again. Since I have countless projects, I rarely go through writer's block. I however go through daily distractions and interruptions. For me, I concentrate better when things are mellow, quiet or semi quiet and when I'm able to hear my music. It can be hard finding those times where I can really get into my research and writing without distractions. My house is hardly ever quiet, especially for hours. There's always some loud noise or something to tear me away from my concentration. After I lose it, I may lose my motivation to continue working. Sometimes I can ignore the loud noises in my house, but if they are constant (most of times they are), I cannot ignore them. It's pretty funny, because there is almost always loud talking, shouting, loud music, singing, excessive dog barking, someone asking me a question, especially quite often which bangle matches a Salwar Kameez outfit or something. The house gets quiet briefly during 1:00 p.m. This is for about 30 minutes. I take advantage of the quietness.

I am currently working on my six book Fantasy series. This is the series I plan to publish first. Now I'm continuing my research and rereading the second to final draft. It's nice to remember I have to rewrite everything one last time. Through the years, my first series underwent over twenty revisions and rewrites. So I'm glad when I finally finish this up. My next step for research is learning French. I have pushed all other language learning aside to study Japanese. This I felt was necessary since my family plans to move to Japan, and I understand the importance of knowing Japanese. Also, Japanese will be one of the main languages I will use for my career. So I soon will get back into learning French. Also, I am currently learning about France and the French culture.

However, my biggest step is getting pass distractions. I am usually able to work better around 2:00 a.m. until sunrise or about 4:00 a.m. This is usually when everyone else is asleep, and it's semi quiet. That's unless everyone is still up or someone wakes up. My family tends to go to bed pretty late. So this means I am often wide awake working on my projects during as what the paranormal investigators call it, "witching hour". This is a time between 1:00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m., when spirits are most active. Yes, this means my house is most active during this time with paranormal activity as well. It can get quite unnerving, but I have gotten use to this. If I see, feel or hear something, I just write it down and resume to my other work. I have a paranormal log from the years of my family's experiences in the haunted house. I will share this later in another post. During the witching hour, there is a cold breeze, the feeling of being watched and a dark eeriness throughout the house. Sometimes I even witness ghosts or a lot of times demons walking about. This doesn't scare me, but I tend to shrug it off. This is normal to me. Sometimes at night, I watch to see what sort of weird things I would see walk through the back door. During these times, I'm up trying to get work done. I do find this time however the most inspiring.

After staying up all night, when the sun is coming up, I take a nap. When my family is up and wide awake, I'm dozing off. Sometimes it can be hard to sleep due to the noise in my house as well. However recently, I have found inspiration during the day even if I stayed up all night.   

So now I am gradually getting back into writing. I read some piece about how to actually do this. Many authors suggest even if you don't feel like writing, write anyway. So this I've been doing or trying to do. I will be interested in sharing more about my music inspirations and my music taste soon.

Living Doll Transformation Progress

The more days pass, the more I wish to have my complete living doll transformation. Since moving back into our house, my dollie clothing, accessories, wigs and makeup returned. I have to now sort the boxes out to find all of my things. The movers did not handle my items with care, which I'm not too happy with. I'm currently trying to repair my damaged wigs.

I began purchasing and collecting dolls, kawaii decor, plush things, and anything I can collect that fits my living doll lifestyle. If people are wondering, yes, I actually live my life like a real life doll. I practice this everyday by decorating all my surroundings like a dollhouse. Every inch of the house must be kawaii. Also, I am required to always wear dollie clothing, accessories and makeup. Most importantly, I'm never caught out of character. This is a 24/7 lifestyle that I love. Of course there are always room to improve. My goal is to finally complete my appearance and to live wholly kawaii. I have to become completely cute. I find it fun and it most fits me to live as a real life doll. I will further share how I actually live as a doll. Many other girls express interest and amazement, and also that they are certain their parents would never allow them to do something like this. This makes me even more grateful my mother is heavily into body modifications, and that she approves of me to live like a real life doll. One has said I remind them of the song Barbie Girl. This seemed interesting to me.

I have purchased a lot of clothing, but I must make more clothing. Currently, I am designing original outfits for my official living doll brand. Most of my designs are Lolita or Victorian. The item I mostly need are more shoes. When looking at kawaii styled shoes, most of them have heels. No, I cannot walk in heels, but I'm willing to practice.

Pretty soon, I hope to find a plastic surgeon who can help with my doll appearance. I believe the most invasive procedure is getting 4 or 5 ribs removed for a doll waist. To most it sounds really painful and extreme, but it's not as bad as it sounds. Of course, I need other procedures done. I'm 100% sure I will be satisfied with the results. I'm not deterred by pain or price. Yes it is all necessary to look completely porcelain. Pretty soon, I hope to purchase an Ellowyne Wilde doll to start my Ellowyne collection, and for plastic surgery reference. I now am settling for a plastic surgeon in the United States only with exceptions. The plastic surgeon must be willing to give me what I want, and what I'm paying for. Recently, I have been reading other living doll's stories about how much they paid to look like a doll. The answer is yes, I'm also willing to pay thousands to look like a real life doll; well any amount to get the results I want.

I may give a plastic surgeon an anime character or doll as reference or a neutral reference. That's because I just remembered I really would love to become an anime typed living doll. It is an original brand and character, but it's anime themed.

Like I said I would mention, since I like different cultures, I plan to use different cultures for my clothing and decorating. So far, I have incorporated the Native American culture into my decorating. Soon I hope to add the Moroccan, Turkish and Russian themes. I just love vivid colours, attention to detail and originality that some of these cultures have. My favourite though is the Japanese and Korean culture and decor for obvious reasons. The more quirky, whimsical, kawaii, vivid and unique the better.

Although I may understand the reason, I notice there aren't too many extreme living dolls who are of Middle Eastern descent. I don't mean the ones who just wears Lolita clothing, but ones like other extreme living dolls; transforming themselves into real life dolls and living as a doll. I noticed this observation after deciding to become a living doll. I shrugged it off, not really concerned about this though.

Soon I will further explain my daily routines and my daily preparations to having a life as a living doll. I just find this world fun, whimsical, stress relieving and something not everyone understands. However, it is my form of expressing true beauty and art. It becomes more so like art when culture is included into the lifestyle. 

Living Doll Plans: Favourite Styles

I learned of the few required steps taken in order to become a living doll. It can be a process, in which some things can take longer than others. The end results make the process worth it. My step is continuing to plan out my living doll brand. This is especially important to me since I'm using my living doll lifestyle for my writing projects too. I have written down notes of the type of living doll I wish to be, my clothing and style selection and other things. While I was discussing things with my mother and viewing dolls, I noticed there are too many styles to select just one.

For instance, I reflected upon the memories I have of Barbie. Also Barbie is the doll to begin the trend of girls transforming themselves into dolls. Most importantly, I remember always being obsessed with Barbie. However, I don't want to become a human Barbie. I will sometimes dress like Barbie because I love her style. I also love the theme of the color pink. The other I remember are the Bratz dolls. Although some clothing is a bit too plain for me, there are styles I would love to wear. I discussed being a Bratz doll with my mother, but she didn't think it was a good idea. When I thought about it I agreed; to look exactly like a Bratz doll I would need much larger lips. That is one procedure I would regret. Recently, I found the vintage doll Madame Alexander. I really liked the dresses, and not really the face of the doll. I mean not to look like. With that stated, I wanted to become an Ellowyne Wilde doll. Well I will portray as the Ellowyne doll until I am able to reveal my own dollie style. I am still working on it. I realized now I would be actually transforming myself into more like an Anime styled doll.

No, I don't really remember watching Anime. I remember it, but I never watched Anime until recently. However, I stopped watching Anime in 2015. I lost interest in watching Anime and reading manga. Although I am not interested in Anime that way, I love the cosplay, the appearance of many girl characters and the style of the Japanese fashion. I became more interested in Japan, Japanese culture and the Japanese language. So I am currently designing clothing for my lifestyle. My favourite is lolita and also Decora. Decora is when girls wears multiple hair accessories in their hair, buttons, often too stickers on their faces and other whimsical accessories and clothing. The key is to wear almost as many accessories as you can. I love Decora because I'm drawn to things that are different and unusual. In my opinion, this fashion is whimsical, fun and a great way to wear your accessories. It's also a good excuse to purchase and make more accessories.

Lolita is one of my favourites to wear everyday because this style mostly fits dollie wear. I love the dresses with lots of lace, layers and details. My other favourite style is the gothic Lolita and plain goth. Black is a beautiful color and lolita goth is a beautifully unique style. I own a few lolita goth dresses, tops and skirts. I love lolita goth because it's dark, but yet has a whimsical, dollie and fun twist to traditional goth. I recently discovered a style called pastel goth. Instead of black and dark colors, whimsical and colorful things are worn.

For makeup and fashion, I love the Gyaru look. The makeup perfectly matches living doll makeup. This is why I only wear Gyaru makeup. I don't mean the style where girls sort of make their skin look orange, but I mean the cutey, dollie style of Gyaru. I recently discovered the Korean makeup style, Ulzzang. Like Gyaru, Ulzzang looks dollie and this is why I also practice this type of makeup. I have lots of clothing and accessories from South Korea. This let me discover Korean fashion. I find it sort of similar to Japanese fashion, cute, but it has its own style. Purchasing these items has started an interest in Korean culture, fashion and music. My sister was obsessed with South Korea and everything Asian way before I liked Asian culture. No one can be more obsessed than her. I always had an interest in England.  

My second favourite style is vintage. I love wearing clothing from the Retro and Victorian era the best. There are many styles and themes I like. They all have to be interesting, whimsical and doll styled. Lastly, I am interested in traditional dresses, and I will start making these outfits soon. My favourites is Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, Latvian, Native American, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Mnong and the most favourite is Czech. I will wear traditional dresses from my family's culture as well. I have been mostly running across burkas, but found a few clothing that I can make fit my lifestyle. Mostly I found Portuguese, Indian, Turkish and Russian traditional clothing. I will also make and wear Native American accessories and clothing to honor my step-grandma's culture. I also think the Native American traditional clothing is beautiful.

So these are my preferred styles for my living doll lifestyle. I hope soon to get back to wearing the clothing I love, and I hope to make a lot of clothing for my collection.   

New Plans

As you probably notice for those who viewed our house, my family decided to remove it off the market, as I mentioned before. We have many people calling and visiting to see the house, but no one was brave enough to purchase a haunted house. My family felt it was fair to disclose that information to be honest. If I knew that the house was haunted when my family purchased it, I wouldn't have wanted to move into the house. However yes, we received a flow of people wanting a tour of the house. There were many Russians coming from Russia just to see the house. I never met a Russian, so it was an interesting experience meeting one, two to be exact. There was a man and a female realtor who came into the house at night. The introduction was a bit awkward and weird though. Every time my mother would tell them her name, they both greeted us in Arabic. They thought we were Muslim for some reason. They kept repeating the greeting, which became awkward. It was even more awkward that everything we said, they thought we were speaking in Arabic. Weird. It's kind of funny now, which is the reason why I'm sharing it. At the time though it was confusing and awkward because everyone was obviously confused about the whole thing. Other than that, despite of the stereotypes about Russians, these two sure smiled alot. Also they were friendly, interested and the opposite of cold and distant. After that strange greeting, my family had a weird connection to them. They treated us as if we were one of them, seemingly knowing then of our connection to Russians. The two realized my family had Russian accents, we liked the same things that people in Russia likes and oddly had the same color choices and styles. Anyway, that was one story of when I first met Russians. Everyone who made a connection to the house expressed a great fear, and did not return. So I am uncertain if I will reconsider registering the house in the historic records.

Since my family has no plans to move now, I will begin my process of transforming myself into a real life doll. Although not original plan, I am considering turning my bedroom into a dollhouse. I just have to compact my ideas into a smaller space, that's fine. I will update my progress of my transformation. This is something I really want, and believe me, I thought about it before proceeding with my transformation. My mother even warned me that if I transform myself into a doll, I couldn't go back. In reality, I wouldn't want to go back. Although most of the world criticizes, being a living doll is beautiful art to me. I want to be a doll, a real life doll. For years, I have wanted this, and I cannot wait any longer. My living doll career also is a part of my author career/brand as well. During plastic surgery, yes, I will proceed with the removal of a few of my ribs. This is to have a Barbie sized waist. I will get 4 or 5 ribs removed. My goal is not to become only one type of doll, but a versatile living doll. I shall further explain this in another post, with my diet plan I am following.

I was dormant on DeviantArt due to my busy schedule. I didn't have time to check on the artists too much or start another project. However, I will make sure to assure everyone I haven't forgotten about the projects. This is art to upgrade my blog anyway. The projects will be put on hold unfortunately a bit longer. I am in the process of gathering my research for writing projects, which I have returned to. I haven't been able to work on anything for a long time. It was a bit difficult getting anything done in a haunted house, but I'll get it done. 

I look forward to pretty soon showing my complete transformation. I just have to master the dollie makeup, dollie dressup, and dollie lifestyle. I will get back to planning my projects, especially my living doll transformation. Soon, I am going to post about my other plans for that. This is especially now that I am considering becoming an Anime type living doll.   

  

Blog Upgrade Update (and More)

Due to the long process and work moving, I decided to wait until I move to upgrade my blog. After the move, I will resume with the art projects on DeviantArt and other sites. I am now just writing down notes for later.

Recently, I am getting back into learning Japanese. My schedule has been too busy to squeeze in language learning and working on projects. I was even forced to take a break keeping up with my living doll appearance. Mostly, I am writing a lot of ideas down for my living doll career, books and the new business. I continue to view Gyaru tutorials. I have planned enough, now all I need is my makeup, clothing and accessories. As soon as I move, I will be in the process of my transformation to become an official living doll. The transformation process mainly involves makeup, eyelashes, doll like clothing, circle lenses, dieting and plastic surgery.  

The Tikaani Moon blog will have to be planned out a little more for a cohesive design. This blog will be the English version for my living doll lifestyle. So, somehow, I will combine the two designs. I felt it was better to continue writing in English, since I have been doing so all this time. Soon, I will have a Japanese, Korean and Chinese blog. This is when my transformation is complete.

For other projects, I have been doing a lot of reading and studying. My first novel series will be rewritten as soon as I finish unpacking. The series requires that I learn French. For the business, I learned quite a bit about owning a business. Now, I am currently just writing down a plan to begin.

So, currently I am still in the process of moving and planning my projects. I hope to upgrade my blog soon. 

Escalating Hate in America

Recently, the harassment and hate is escalating ten times worst than ever, than I had ever seen in my life. I wasn't going to post regarding this topic anymore, but it's so bad my family are prisoners in our home. We cannot go outside without increased harassment and confrontation with an extremist. Now, they are beginning to become more violent and hostile. No matter how we try to avoid this, it's impossible. It's like now just sitting in our vehicle is illegal, we can't go into the stores or even stand in our own yard. I mean, this is an everyday, all day agenda which I wish would end. I will list all of the incidents that my family has experienced to let everyone see how things has changed during and after the election.

I read on many sources that the Neo Nazis are badly targeting Indian people. With my mother's and sister's appearance giving it away, they have targeted us as well. I'm targeted because also of my foreign appearance. Now that my hair is currently black (not dyed), I have an even more Turkic and Asian look. I have this issue now where people thinks I'm 100% Asian. My eyes tend to slightly slant like Asian eyes. My family all looks foreign born, which made us doomed to be targeted. I have mentioned the bigotry in Columbia Heights Minnesota before. However, it has gotten worse since Trump became president. I can't completely understand this bigotry when this is a fairly diverse community now. Yes, it wasn't diverse when my family first moved into the town, but now it is. Yet fascism grows stronger here than ever. I thought since people of my kind lives in the community as well now, that I was okay, but how wrong was I. Since the new president, there are many from the older generation who feels empowered and feel as if they can get their town back from people like us. Although the racism is from the older generation, meaning older (maybe in their 60's and up), I see racism among younger people. They are around the ages maybe of college student ages, even teenagers and even children. I will share this because things have gotten really bad, it has been taken far back to the 1960's, and my family's encounters are frequent and becoming dangerous. I fear it could easily escalate even to violence, leading to someone dead. The Neo Nazis said they wished to start a race war, and here it is.

For the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the KKK had a massive rally celebrating their leader. I lived close to where the rally was, in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Saint Cloud and Sauk Rapids. I noticed most Whites were either not in town or wreaking havoc. This is when I learned of their rally. I also learned this KKK rally happened all across the country. My family had gotten a warning to stay away from the cities above, and to stay inside our homes for our own safety. This I thought was going back so far. There were many reports of non-Whites being randomly attacked and even killed. Since we are surrounded by racist neighbors, my family stayed inside for the weekend. We couldn't even be in our yard, knowing our neighbors were celebrating as well and armed. Yes, my family is also armed, but all we want is peace and we rather stay out of this race war.

I noticed news channels are being blocked and censored. I also noticed how many movies they show related to slavery, racism, fascism and honoring patriotism. Recently my family gave in and watched Glory, Freedom, Imitation of Life, Hate Thy Neighbor and a few others. I even watched a few movies about Hispanics. It made us realize how far did America go back.  

Here is the list of incidents:

Neighborhood Harassment: First I would like to share how our neighbors band together to harass us, and to let us know we are not welcomed here. We are trying to sell our house, but the neighbors are making things difficult. I don't understand why because, don't they want us to leave? The neighbors next door are the epitome of old fashioned racism. These are the ones who has been on the town's committee, and who has lived in the neighborhood since 1952. They are an elderly couple who is also a good example of Minnesota Nice. They are the ones who would smile in your face, and sabotage you behind your back. I say sabotage, because that's all they have been trying to do. These neighbors deserves a paragraph alone, so I will only tell about the other neighbors. When we just sit in our vehicle to wait until a showing is over, they all come outside and behave like they are suspicious and have to watch us. The neighbors gather around from different houses and stare hatefully at us and talk among themselves. They even bring their large dogs outside I think to intimidate us. The neighbors even release their dogs off their leashes so they can walk freely around us. The neighbors shout at us, asking what are we doing sitting in our vehicle. They act like we are doing something illegal. They even show us that they are carrying weapons and threaten to kill us. Recently, they also had no parking signs by the police in front of their house. My family called the police to tell them they are harassing us, and we are only trying to sell our house. This was the only police officer who was on our side. Recently the police signs were removed from the yards.

Elderly Neighbors: With the next door neighbors on the committee of the town, this makes things worse. They try to band together with others to drive us out of the town. Many times they would turn on racist shows, radio talks and music so we can listen. I would look at them as they laughed and smiled over the racist stereotyping in the programs they showed us. They expected us to laugh at those comments. It's not funny to see and hear someone tell us how uncivilized non-Whites are, and how we should behave. We should be respectful and behave more like White people. The comments were offensive and unfair. They gave us old left over food, expecting us to be grateful for it. Never would they buy and make something fresh and new for us. Whenever we have showings, they would prevent non-Whites from buying the house. They would even demand that we repair things on their house and work for them, like modern day slavery. I found it offensive when one said they have nothing against "our kind". Also, when they would always comment on how they hope to never get as dark as Indian people from India. However, I think the worse was when they were angry my family didn't fix their garage roof. They drew a Swastika symbol on the door of their garage. This was a threat. After this, the couple both give us hateful looks. Everyday now, they mention how many guns they have and how the man is a World War 2 veteran. He knows how to shoot someone, threatening to shoot us. It's unnerving.

Driving: Just driving around and sitting around in our vehicle, and even parking has turned confrontational and dangerous. People for no reason swear at us, flick us off, roll their eyes, stare at us and call us racist names. They call us Sand N-, plain N-, and other offensive names. The worse encounter was when my mother had to pull out her gun on a man who was yelling at the top of his lungs at us. We were only parked in front of the store, which is now forbidden to do. He was swearing and telling us to park somewhere else. He made a scene, everyone turned around and looked at us yell back at each other. We had been arguing for awhile, but the last straw was when he called us whores. When my mother stepped out of the vehicle to confront him, he challenged her, asking was she going to fight him. He tried to intimidate us like he wanted to beat us up. My mother then told him she has a gun and was pulling it out, when he was raising his hand to hit her. It wasn't like my mother couldn't have fought him though. The man then said we are suppose to make America great again (he backed off, intimidated by the gun). This was when we found out he was a Trump supporter. People ran away and took cover, thinking it would be a shoot out. The store manager pleaded fearfully for my mother to not start shooting. He had a phone in his hand to call the police. We saw how everyone was visibly afraid, and so we decided not to. The manager told the man to leave. That is an example of how things are getting serious. I mean, we will stay out of this, but that doesn't mean we will let bigots treat us any kind of way or kill us.

People chase and follow us, and write down our license plate. The worse I've encountered was when my family was parked at our favourite Turkish restaurant. There were two women wearing hoods over their heads, the KKK hoods. They drove through the parking lot and wrote down our license plate and was watching us. They then drove off. We learned the two women were staying around close by though. We try not to be seen at Halal restaurants, but we cannot eat from the other restaurants. They spit in our food, throw things in our face, give us old food, yell at us and refuse to serve us. That is why we can only order from our own kind. The most offensive incident was when a construction worker, yes a construction worker was rude to us. He didn't want us sitting in our vehicle in his presence. My mother asked did he have a problem sitting on our own block. He behaved like he couldn't stand the sight of us, he didn't want to be near us; as if we are like disgusting, unclean or we are lepers. I even saw a woman with two girls walking passed our vehicle. One girl spit on the vehicle and did a Nazi salute at us. The mother didn't correct her, but smiled and encouraged this behavior. The most shocking incident was when my family saw our neighbors wearing full KKK robes in the street. It was board daylight, and they didn't care who saw. My family watched as they stepped into their white trucks and drive away. No matter how many times I see that, it always shocks me to see people wearing KKK robes in public. This is every single time we are in our vehicle.

Stores or Other Public Facilities: My family cannot go to stores or anywhere without facing extreme racism. People roll their eyes, stare at us, speak rudely to us, don't want to touch anything we have touched, don't want to touch us and they even tell their children don't touch something because we touched it. Personally at times, it can be hurtful to be in public and see someone refusing to touch something you have touched or refusing to take something out of your hand. At some facilities they don't allow us to enter. Like recently, I really don't like going into the local Petco because the manager and everyone are very racist. The manager always talked to us like we were children. It was obvious he did not like us. The most offensive time was when he reluctantly returned an item for us. Walking away, I heard him say in a low key how we always come to America and think we can take it over, and run everything. He was sick of us being in the country. We ignored his comments. One time I remember, just recently though, when the workers saw us walking into the store, they turned off the lights like they weren't open. My step-grandma who mostly walks into the stores for us, went inside and they told her they don't open until 3:00 p.m. However, we saw them opening the door only for Whites.

Police: Last I wanted to mention the police. I am not anti-police, but I'm disappointed how the police changed so much after Trump became president. They were okay at first, but they suddenly changed. The police now rolls their eyes at us, talk rudely and engages in racial profiling. Almost all the time, the police forces us to prove we paid for items in the store when they don't require this from White customers. They even look all through the bags, our purses, pockets and examine the receipt. We are always followed around in stores by guards. Apparently, we are banned from being on the park or any public premises. Every time my family are sitting in our vehicle, they always treat us like we're trying to cause others harm. How cold, detached and biased the police have gotten, my family avoids them. We just stay out of their way, not wanting them to shoot us. The most annoying problem is when the police always suspects we're trying to steal or we already stole something. I read how the extremists are becoming police officers which would explain everything. However, they make all of the police look bad.   

This is an example of the things we go through as minorities. We cannot speak in different languages, wear ethnic clothing, in the hospitals and clinics they refuse to treat us, we cannot wear anything that can be mistaken as a hijab. I like to get in touch with my own culture and wear Indian clothes, but I cannot wear it in public. Also the most annoying harassment is from the false assumption that all Arabs are Muslim. What people don't understand is that there are many Arabs who are Christians as well. I dislike this race war that has started. I appreciate and respect everyone from all cultures, religions and backgrounds. I actually like getting to know different cultures. I also like meeting people from different countries.

Last, I have to mention the Native Americans who are invisible to America. It's a beautiful culture and I have been witnessing when Native Americans are getting beaten by Neo-Nazis only because they are Native American. Also, their history, heritage or culture is not being respected at all. The treaties about the land is also not being honored. Please preserve their culture.            

 

Biggest Inspirations

It would seem most writers have at least someone who they've admired and who has inspired them for their career. Although the only support I received was from my mother and sister, there are a few I have admired. Mostly I took inspiration from music and different songs. Some songs can seem like the lyrics were written for you. At the end of this I will share the artists and songs who have inspired me. Now I would like to mention the individuals who have gained my admiration.

Since I am a writer I will first share other writers who I admire. My favourite writer is Sir Author Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. Unfortunately, there are not many modern day authors I really admire or modern books I enjoy reading. The classic authors like Charles Dickens and Jack London are the authors I admire for their writing styles and stories. It amazes me how they were capable of writing works that have outlasted their time, despite of their age.

I don't admire many actors or actresses, but there is one who has always inspired me. I'm sure Robert Downey Jr. won't wish to remember his past, but it's his beginning and present success that inspired me. Yes, he made a lot of mistakes in his past which led him to trouble. Many doubted the future of his acting career due to these mistakes. However, it inspired me how Robert Downey Jr. was capable of pulling himself out of the rocky start and become a successful actor. I am just drawn to those who are labeled as underdogs and who the world underestimates. If someone like Robert Downey Jr. or anyone else can become something, I feel as if me, someone who has the world against me can prove everyone wrong and actually become a success myself. This is another reason I loved the Shounen Anime like Pokemon, Naruto and others. I also admire the young people who make something of themselves. Me being young, people always are disdainful and tries to convince me someone my age cannot write over 40 books and start as many projects I have started. I have had old men harass me online telling me how there's no way I can write over 40 books, 100 manga and get published by my age. Before I even start, they are already counting me out and saying I cannot become a successful writer. As a lone wolf, I need not the acceptance or approval of anyone else. My family supports me and that is all I need. Also, the people who proves the negatives wrong that underdogs can become great. We are not delusional, but ambitious.

I also have a favourite film director/producer which has to be Tim Burton. His style is whimsical, original, quirky, weird, but yet brilliant and captivating. I love the uniqueness of Tim Burton's movies, which is why I admire him. Because of Tim Burton, it makes me feel like my weird and my different style can also be accepted. I always strive to be different, interesting and original. I won't publish anything until I have created a perfect masterpiece. This is why I've worked so hard for years on all of my works. Even my living doll career he has inspired me for. I wear clothing that people perceives as taboo and not normal for them. I find it nice to be different. I love wearing Victorian, Lolita, whimsical and vintage clothing. This is why I also admire Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who always wears whimsical clothing. Most of society believes becoming a real life doll is too strange, but these are the people who inspires me to believe it's fine to be quirky. Actually, it is possible to make anything out of a career, even as something as whimsical as being a living doll.

Okay, lastly I will share which music artists and songs that inspires me. Music is an essential part of my writing and living doll career. I will share the full playlist for each of my projects soon, but now I will only share the most inspiring artists. They are Paramore, Red, Breaking Benjamin, and a few others. The songs are:

  • Back for More - Five Finger Death Punch
  • I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin 
  • My Turn - Hoobastank
  • High Heels - Brave Girls 
  • Now or Never - Digital Summer
  • The Pride - Five Finger Death Punch 
  • Aggression - Palisades 
  • Stronger - Through Fire 
Later I may add to this, but these are just my inspirations. 

Comparing the Drumgole DNA (Strange Similarity)

I have been learning about DNA and more genealogy. What I learned is how similar the Drumgole family's DNA is to my own DNA. Now, this is the family who adopted my mother, and who doesn't have any ties to my family. Due to this similarity, I saw how Ancestry and 23andMe combined our DNA with the Drumgole family's. In a way, I don't understand this because even if we thought the Drumgoles were our real family, the DNA wouldn't have matched. Ancestry at first briefly gave my family different results, but when knowing what race we have identified with and we claimed the Drumgoles were our family, they changed the results to match their ancestry. Anyway, I found documents and articles which further shares the DNA and ancestry of the Drumgole family. I will share this and then compare it with my family's DNA. There are similarities, but slight differences that can be obvious we are not related.

I remembered my step-grandma telling me her mother's father was a full-blooded Native American. I am guessing of the Cherokee tribe. Recently, I found a document when my step-grandma's mother was four years old. Both the mother and father were labeled as negro, the term in the past. This was when I honestly doubted what my step-grandma told me. That was until I came across this "Black-Dutch" a term used for people with darker skin complexions than usual Europeans. I read how many Native Americans considered themselves as this, and even Portuguese. This is where the confusion of my own DNA can occur. Then there is a Portuguese Indian term, which is only Native Americans. However, there is also that term referring to Indians from India or any other Indian country in Portugal. The issue in the United States is that most confuse the term Indian for Native American. If anyone else found evidence of my step-grandma's claim, I would be interested in knowing.

Although there are some Spanish traits, I found the ancestry traces back to the African slaves and Native Americans in Spain for the Drumgole family. Their family's DNA goes to another ancestral direction from my family's. It is from the Indigenous natives to Brazil and Mexico. I came across a race called Amerindians. They are an Indigenous of both South and North America. 

I came across a chief named Doublehead and below that I found a tribe called Powhatan. It strangely said the descendants of Pocahontas. If this was true, the Drumgole family never told me this.

We both have ancestry from Africa, but from different regions and slightly different traits. It was confirmed that the Drumgole family also have high percentages of the regions Ancestry and 23andMe told my family we descended from. This wasn't true. The Drumgoles have traits from West Africa, Central and South Africa. The Drumgoles and I both contain traits from Ethiopia, but they are different percentages. While mines is very low (4%) and due to the slave trade, the Drumgoles have a higher percentage from Ethiopia. It also says, the Drumgole family has little to no percentage from the Middle East, India, Caucasus and Central Asia. I am still unsure that the Drumgole family have no traces of this. 

The Drumgole family's Native American percentage is high, with three major tribes. They would be Cherokee, Blackfoot and Powhatan. From Russia, I have found a great percentage of Russian ancestry in the Drumgole family. However, it is from the Siberian/Nenet Native tribe. This puzzled me, and so I went to compare my own Russian background to see if I had the same DNA. I instead found Caucasus Turkic and Iranic races. They are Chechen, Avar, Tatar, Ahiska, Circassian and an old term called Ruthenian. This includes modern day Ukraine, Russia, Slovak, Poland, Romania and Belarus. Recently, I found a 22% of, well it was labeled under soviet. I wasn't for sure what this meant.  I have also found percentages from Uzbekistan and Turkey. The Drumgole family I discovered has no Turkish traits.

There was some term to refer to those mixed with African, European and Native American ancestry. This term is called Melungeon. It was made popular by a Nashville journalist, a Drumgole. Yes, I have heard the Drumgole surname is of Irish origin. Also that the Drumgole family contains DNA from Irish and Scottish traits. It is more like a mix of Irish and Scottish. 

Now the Jewish trait can be the most tricky and confusing. I have heard my step-grandma claim her family has Jewish traits. For years, I wasn't sure how true that was. Recently, I read a document mentioning of Portuguese Jews. Still, I am still searching for documents or something to prove this claim. I have found the Drumgole family's haplogroup, they would be E1b1a and Q1A3A-1.    

As you can see, there can be slight similarities and slight differences in the DNA. 
 

Making More 2 Player Games

As new games are being made and developed, less are 2 Player Games. I wanted to share my projects and share my opinion about the game industry.

I began writing ideas for new video games years ago, maybe back in 2006 or so. I even wrote ideas for consoles, but with the competition, I am unsure if I will develop the console. For sure though I will get my games professionally developed in Japan. 

I noticed there aren't many offline full co-op games anymore. Now, the trend is online options for a 2 Player mode. Even older consoles like the PlayStation 2 has limited 2 Player Games. Majority of games however are 1 player. If it does say 2 Player, it is actually the cheap, short multiplayer mini games. I believe there should be more offline, couch co-op games. I really like to do something about it, or create something that is missing. 

I read how some players prefer to play alone, online, but I also read many who likes couch co-op games. I feel developers should at least give players that option of choosing one of the 3. So I am presenting this to developers, while I am currently working on games. These are games I have worked on for a few years, but I improved them. Hopefully I will continue after I move. 

To give a little bit about the games, I am a game writer for Anime roleplaying games. I also have worked on a Korean game. I will give another post about that project. However, this is the reason why I am learning fluent Korean. So people misunderstood on what I thought about the relation between Japan and South Korea. I feel no one should criticize without knowing the full story. Anyway, the game is based upon my Korean series I am starting. That is another crucial reason to learn Korean. 

Although I work on Japanese and Korean games, I may expand my interest in other types of games. So that's my plan and proposal to game developers. Currently my family is discussing this. I just think there should be more full offline video games.

My Tony Tony Chopper Sewing Machine

This is my new One Piece, Tony Tony Chopper sewing machine. I ordered it a while back from Japan, but this is the first time I opened th...