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  • Lately, I haven't been able to share project updates since I haven't made any progress with my writing nor publishing. I always strive to get a lot done, but I was ending up doing less than desired. I am glad to say my recent work has made progress. Even if it's slow, I think it's better than no progress. I was happy to see page numbers actually move this time. However, I wish to write more as I use to because I could write an entire chapter in one session. The only problem was that I felt that I never had publish worthy material. Now my writing did improve a whole lot. I know you can't tell when I'm posting things with errors, but I tend to write differently for projects and blog posts. I just tend to see the error after I post.

    Although I'm not a hundred percent, I've been taking some pain medicine so it won't be too severe. It has helped (not really), but nothing has actually solved the problem. I guess because no one figured out what it was. I wish to find out why I have severe pain so it can be resolved finally. I do have to get back to writing.

    Anyway, I am in the process of rereading the first book of Polar Qimuktis, and working on the second as usual. That's nothing new, but I put one of my books together. It's the one I have mentioned before that has a demon POV. I wrote only the highlights first in one document. At first, they were just random ideas that seemed disorganized especially trying to figure out which book to put what in. I did plan this one out as I always do, but I had some ideas I had to write down before I forget them. Now, I turned this one into a trilogy and organized the scenes.

    Writing this particular one is something I never thought I'd do. I never thought I would write a book with a demon as the main character due to my religion, and we're always taught to stay clear away from things of this such. It can feel stranger knowing the main character is based from a real demon, many of the characters are. To give a little hint, it's a male demon and so the main character is male. Strangely, after one day finding this demon, I haven't been able to find it again. The demon is perfect for the main character, but it can be hard trying to learn more about this demon. I don't have trouble for the other demons though. I always worry about summoning him by obsessing over this demon. I do know some facts about it, and that the demon is a beastly type with several different forms.

    For manga updates, I pretty much have the first volume planned out. I actually pulled up an older outline, realizing the older one was better than the newer version. I know there's not many pages you have to do for manga, but I'm not sure why it's taking so long finishing it. Again, this is a Shounen which is my favourite categories in manga. This series has many of the elements in typical Shounen manga in order to follow tradition, but it's a different story and stuff like that. I know how much I hated short manga/anime series, and so I am working on making a long series.

    I have started new game projects, wrote some notes down, but placed them on hold for now. I am glad my projects have increased since having just a couple of games to work on.

    I hope to be able to get more work done. I will keep sharing updates when I have any to share. 

    Getting More Work Done...

  • So, I will begin streaming and recording my gameplay. I did start on Mixer but I wasn't happy about the quality I was receiving and so that's why I am trying to set up Twitch. It's not done yet, but here is my Twitch channel. I'm not too good at working new things, and so I'm trying to learn how to set it up and stuff like that, mainly how to navigate through the website and learning how everything works.

    I was wondering what could I upload on YouTube first and I thought to start with some gameplays. I uploaded one of Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, but I think I'll redo it because that was a live stream from Mixer. That's a game I haven't played in a few years, so past the first few levels may be a bit strange. My channel will not just be for gameplay though.

    I really would like to start a thing for sampling and reviewing different tea, coffee and cocoa. I purchased some tea from Russia and never tried it because it was a gift for my mom, but I could do it for a video. I just have to have a tea set from Russia and a Kawaii one from Japan. I will be doing the baking stuff too steered towards Kawaii looking food.

    Recently, I found something I wanted to make and that's Syrniki, Russian styled pancakes. I was drawn to this because the pancakes are miniature, more fitting the type of food I will show on my channel. I just have to get the kitchen ready and gather my Kawaii appliances.

    I noticed the Japanese language goes hand to hand with Kawaii stuff. Evidently, since it originated from Japan, and so I've been recently trying to get back into learning Japanese. I will be using both Japanese and Russian though.

    UPDATE: So, the first Twitch live stream was a huge fail because I forgot how to play Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures which was a disaster. My mom advised me to not live stream a game I haven't played in years to not look stupid. That makes sense.


    YouTube and Streaming updates

  • Here is a Q and A since I received some other questions. As usual, I am willing to answer questions and I will answer them on the blog to fill in some blanks about me.


    Q: Do You Enjoy Your Work?

    A: Of course I do. My greatest motto in life is doing something you love doing, if you don't enjoy what you do, you minus well not even waste your time on it. I always strive to work for my passion.

    Q: When will your book be available? You are a writer for fantasy adventure?

    A: Due to health issues, it's a delay, but my book will be available this year. I do write lots of Fantasy Adventure and the first series I will publish falls into that genre. I am not limited to just Fantasy Adventure. I also write Horror, Science Fiction, Western and other genres. My work tends to lends more towards adventure and action though.

    Q: What made you write a book based upon Native American culture?

    A: Purely by my upbringing. I was raised to be very familiar with the Native Americans and their culture. I've spent years learning about their culture which developed a passion for these people. I am grateful to have known the Indigenous people and I would say they were the only good thing that came out of not being raised to know my real family. I was simply interested in the culture and wanted to write what interested me.

    Q: Do You Live in Minneapolis? What is it like living there?

    A: I was raised in Minneapolis, but I now live in Columbia Heights. It's often called Minneapolis instead, but please know those are two different cities. I live in a small town surrounded by lots of factories and eateries. It is a close knit community and very old fashioned. Most who live here are seniors. It can be quiet, well, it use to be quiet and peaceful, but now crime has went up. The neighbors can be a pain if you're lucky to get trouble making and confrontational neighbors. It's a town stuck in their old ways and doesn't like too much change or diversity nor different cultures. However, that is sort of changing since different cultures have been moved into the town, not willingly though.

    Q: Are You Really a Model?

    A: I am starting a modelling career after transforming myself into a Human Doll. I'm modelling only for Lolita and Kawaii fashion. I won't release any photos until my Living Doll appearance is complete for that's what I want to be known for.

    Q: Can You be Considered a Human Barbie?

    I guess someone could if they wish to simplify things. However, I am not a Human Barbie because there are too many Human Barbies. I want to be a different type of Living Doll. I wouldn't mind if anyone calls me a Human Barbie though.

    Q: What is your favourite type of Lolita?

    A: I think it has to be Classic Lolita. I like how it looks more vintage.

    Q: Are you a cosplayer? What is your favourite cosplay?

    A: Not really, but I have cosplayed before. My favourite would be Peachette from the game New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe I watched from a video. I love the dress when she turns into a human. I love cosplay that's similar to Lolita dresses. I also love the cosplay from Love Live! School Idol Project, in which I have cosplayed a few characters before. I will cosplay Peachette very soon.

    Q: Are you still a gamer? What kind of games do you play? What game would you like to play?

    A: Yes, I like a variety of different type of games. I love casual games, games with kawaii styles, but I also love dark, horror games. I play stuff like Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled, Doom Eternal, Halo series, Lego series and a few others. I did like Minecraft, but I was never good at building anything and so I gave up. I am currently trying to find more games that's worth my time. Wait, my all time favourite is Don't Starve. I would really like to play Dark Deception. Horror games doesn't scare me at all. However, I also would love to play the Mario games, but I don't have a Nintendo.

    Q: There's a Russian Population in Washington, would you visit it?

    A: That's really cool. I never knew that. Yes, I would be interested in visiting someday. I know this person really wanted me to visit his state Washington, especially this town he told me about where Russians seems to flock to. Yes, I can visit Washington, especially now I have to see Amazon headquarters in Seattle.

    Q: How Are you able to speak Russian? Why do you need to learn it then?

    A: I did explain on the other blog in this post. I honestly cannot explain how I'm able to speak Russian without learning the language. Someone told me about the Collective Unconscious theory and I do believe that's the reason why and how. Just like the theory, at random times I can even read Russian. I am learning the language so I can read it automatically and all the time, and to better understand the grammar and everything. I do find it strange I can speak it fluently without learning Russian though.

    Q: Why do you look different than your mom and sister? Why do you look European? Is it true you were born with blonde hair and blue eyes?

    A: Many people wonder that, and the answer is because our family is mixed race. This often happens when you mix races. I have to disagree. I don't think I look European. There are lots of people from the West Asian region who looks like me. Yes, it's true, but my eyes changed to a light brown from an unusual reddish colour. I learned about the Kalash people of Pakistan who often have blonde hair and blue eyes. I do think it's because my mom's family who are European.


    Those are the questions I can answer for now. Many are using Linkedin to ask questions, and they can ask on any site I'm active on.

    Q & A 2


  • It's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post. If you would like to learn more about it, please visit here:

    What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

    From years of research, I learned mostly that was an incorrect way of developing characters, for it's best to detach yourself from your characters. That's what I've heard many experts advise and so I tried to detach myself from my characters as much as possible. Later on, I have noticed some traits from myself and my family slipping into some of my characters. For me specifically, I guess I use the interest of photography which is also my interest. For the book I'll publish first, Polar Qimuktis, I've included some pieces of my interests and personal traits into characters, but not that much. I guess I can say unintentionally my introverted personality I've made characters also introverted such as myself. 

    I noticed there weren't too many homeschooled characters and so I do have one of the main characters from Polar Qimuktis a homeschooled teen. I disliked how our entertainment just teases and badly comments about homeschooled people because it's not bad at all being homeschooled. This way, I can allow others to see a realistic homeschooled life, and that is someone who becomes more education and career oriented, which I feel is a personal trait of mine that I have used a few times. 

    Well, I also would love to see more characters wearing the type of clothes I wear, and so I wanted to create characters that has the same style. 

    Well, I'm not sure if this counts, but many of my characters were based from personal interests and traits I guess. My major personal trait I do repeatedly include is my strive to be self reliant and strong. I prefer to write female characters as a mirror of my family and my upbringing of being independent, to be my own hero and to be tough. I know my clothes doesn't read the same thing, but I strive for this and have always favored these sort of female characters. I get easily annoyed by female characters and I must carefully develop them into a character I can be proud to stand behind and for others to read. 

    IWSG July 3rd 2019

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