Someone might have noticed the lack of actual written content on Oddlogy. If you didn’t, I hope you at least enjoyed the pic dump. Anyway. The last time I wrote I promised photos of silly cooking adventures. Sorry, but no. Can’t do it. The reason for my blatant refusal to post them at this time is that I am at work.
Did you notice how subtly I twined in that I have, since last written confessional, gotten a job? A real job. A job which pays my bills, and more! It’s pretty amazing. I started a few weeks ago and, let me tell you, it’s fucking awesome. Sure, mornings are pretty much bollocks. But the amount of lack of suck in getting a salary more than makes up for the unnatural sleep cycles. It also helps to have very relaxed sliding hours, as long as I try to be present between 10 AM and 3 PM…ish. Yeah. No doubt I will eventually get sick of being in the rat race but, for now, I’m enjoying the hell out of it.
Shall I tell you about my job? I’m a game artist at RAY, which is an acronym for something which translates to Slot Machine Association. Slot machines are slowly becoming a thing of the past, although we still design for the mechanical machines, too – the really interesting part is getting to make new games for the touch-screen machines. So far, the collection is pretty much around the traditional multiliners and card games and such, but I have great hopes for getting to work on something new at some point. The job itself is lovely – I pretty much get to draw and (3D-)model all day. Lately, I’ve been sketching ideas on a couple of different themes for a mechanical game, while finishing up a transition of an existing poker-game from one screen to a double screen version.
I’m working among a complete assortment of nerds, which means I’m feeling kind of at home. It means most people are shy, socially awkward and smell funny; people tend to congregate around video games in the afternoons, and pretty much speak the same lingo (mumble). Happily, I have some ex-classmates among my colleagues, and there are two of us mythical girl-creatures here. The atmosphere is very relaxed. I like it!
Lots of other things have been happening as well, but I might need topics for later. Meanwhile, if you happen to be in Finland, and if you have a chance to go to Lappeenranta, there’s a tiny exhibition by someone you might know:
It looks like I’m getting extended display time, so even if you can’t make it before March 3rd, it might be worth it to check in anyway.