Let’s Start Anew

Hello everyone, It’sa me Ronnio! (Lol mario, get it?)

Yeah, I noticed that there hasn’ been anything posted on this blog for quite a while. (A LONG while.) You may have noticed this too, or you may have forgoten entirely that this blog even exists. No worries man, no worries.

Here’s the deal; I have always really wanted to be a blogger, so when I started this blog I did TONS of research on what makes blogs succesfull, and I tried all of the suggestions. ALL of them. It got to a point where blogging was tiring, I wasn’t proud of what I was writing, so I quit writing altogether.

That’s not the purpose of blogging to me.

Sure, some people might think it’s nice to go to a blog that has all the post related to each other or at least to a central theme. Maybe some people only read blog posts that have pictures. Perhaps you hate surprises, so you like it when bloggers tell you what they plan on writing about, and what projects they are working on.

I just can’t blog like that. I tried, I failed, and I’ve done so multiple times. I have attempting and abandoming blogs for at least 10 years.  I am just not a “content creator.” While I do like drawing, I don’t have all the time and energy that it takes to make my own paperdolls for people to use. I have never really cared for monthly newsletters. I could ramble on and on about how I don’t have the skills, desire, or patience to be like all of the famous and succesful bloggers, but that is not really what I was planning on saying in this post.

What I really want to say is this:

Ronnie dolls is coming back.

No, I will not write on a regular schedule.

No I will not include pictures for every blog post.

No, all my posts will not follow a common theme.

I will write about what I want to write about when I ant to write about it. It may be boring, it may bee deep, it may, or may not be about dolls. I don’t care if the name of my blog ceases to make sense. It is my blog, and if you have problems with it, you can just leave. This blog will just be me writing, because that is what I love to do. You are welcome to read what I write, or you are welcome to ignore it, this blog is made by me, for me. Because that is something that makes me happy.


Gyrados and the Dragon we can Become


With the release of Pokemon Go, the words “Magikarp” and “Gyrados” are returning to daily conversations. Whether these words are new, returning, or have never lost popularity among your circle of influence, you’ve likely heard some snickering over their connection.

There are endless memes about it:



(Please note: these memes do not belong to me.)

“How could Magikarp- something so worthless- evolve into Gyrados- the great and powerful Dragon?!?”

Most people however, don’t realize that this is not a new concept. By “not a new concept,” I mean that the creator of Pokemon was not the first person to think that a floppy fish could turn into a sea dragon. In fact, this evolutionary pattern has been floating around Japanese mythology for over a thousand years.

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Of course, the fish-dragon I am referring to now is not actually a Magikarp, but is instead the koi fish. (However, koi were developed from carp, so the name must not be much of a coincidence.) Koi are popular symbolically because they are known to swim upstream no matter what. They swim bravely and diligently. Nothing can distract them; nothing can stop them. It’s even been said that these fish can swim up waterfalls. Accord to Japanese legend, if a fish successfully climbs a waterfall, it will eventually pass through the Dragon Gate, at which point it transcends into a dragon.

Granted, this is merely a legend, but it is a good source of inspiration. Anyone can in some way become a “Dragon” if they “Just Keep Swimming,” (Oh look, a Disney reference.) Although I’ve been pondering this mythological chain of evolution a lot recently, I’ve had a hard time applying it to myself. I’ve been struggling to keep my blog a float, as you may have noticed by the lack of post recently. I’ve had a hard time keeping in touch with friends, had a hard time staying healthy, but most importantly, I’ve been struggling to look at myself as the Dragon I know I can become.

That will change though, I’m sure of it. I’m not sure how, but eventually I will climb to the top of the waterfall. I look forward to meeting those of you who are already there. To those of you who are still making your own trip t the dragon gate, feel free to shout out if you need a swimming buddy, I’m always here.




~~~Fun Links~~~

Wanna learn more about Koi? Here’s a good reference for you: [Click Here]

Want to make some sweet moving fish art? I found this tutorial earlier today: [Click Here]

The Shortest Post I Will Ever Write

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Mother’s Day: Time to Play

In case you weren’t paying attention, this Sunday is Mother’s day. (Quick buy a gift!)
In celebration of this event, it is my honor to introduce Dolls, Dragons, and Daily Life’s first Guest Blogger: My Mom.
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A child’s work is to play. Both young children and older children learn through their play. When children are not allowed to play they do not fully develop into a well-rounded adult. Having taken many childhood development courses before having children I was blessed to know these things.

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Dolls: It’s what I do!



You may (or more likely may not) have noticed that I did not publish a blog post last week.

I DID, however, WRITE a blog post. I was not very satisfied with it, so I sent it to a few internet strangers  friends for feedback. The number one question I got back was; “What do you do?” To be honest, most of the time I don’t do anything. But when I do do stuff I do stuff with dolls. (Yes, I said do do, get over it.)

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