If I was a lizard, I would be a Western Blue Belly lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) because they are locals, have sarcastic little bitch faces, are drab on the outside but pimpin’ in secret (shiny blue stomachs) and because they like doing pushups.
I go to bed pretty late every night because I suck and have personal work (in that order) so I’m up late enough to hear noises coming from outside my open window. I really love the night air so I keep it open all the way, which means around 230am after the sprinklers have gone off, I can clearly hear the low grunting noises. The last few nights there have been noises from down the block that I initially attributed to cats fighting or having sex, but upon closer listening it sounds a lot less like two cats and more like one animal screeching periodically in a way I haven’t really heard before. And the other night there was a low snarl and the sound of something hitting the side of the building, and then the noise of something heavy-bodied running through the foliage outside. I am going off of purely auditory senses, but at minimum it sounded about the size of a spaniel dog.
Anyways. Part of me thinks this might just be a large hyperactive raccoon, or at the most unlikely, a wild pig running around the neighborhood or something. But the other part of me is definitely hoping for a Beast.
In addition to getting experience/ free food, this is one of those foot-in-the-door kind of opps that can lead to other fabulous things if you do well. Also you will get to learn a lot and work with fun*, attractive** people.
My company puts a very strong emphasis on hiring people who are willing to learn and grow. Even if you aren’t at 100% proficiency at everything on the list, there is potential support here to help you learn it as long as you are hard-working and willing to put in the extra effort needed to quickly ramp up.
Anyways, if you’re bumming around after graduating or are stuck in freelance hell or ???, check it out.
Today I left my job at Disney Social/ Playdom, which has been my workplace for the last 2 years. It was also my first job. It meant, and means so much to me that I was even hired… I had no professional portfolio, no references, no reason to be hired except that my comic and I were randomly spotted at Fanime. When people ask me how I got in the games industry I really have to give them my best “I don’t even fucking know” face.
Coming from a purely freelance background was very difficult, since I’m used to working in a dark room by myself. I have never done well in groups prior to this, but today I had so many people to say farewell to and I’m sitting here now and kind of (ok really) crying because I love them all a lot and it is tough to leave. But being an adult sometimes means doing the hard thing and going where the challenge is. There’s a saying:
"A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for." ― William G.T. Shedd
and I guess that’s me right now.
Anyhow, I spent most of my time at Playdom developing and creating content for this game called Full Bloom.