theoryofturtles

theoryofturtles

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're welcome, and thank you! I did my part, but it's always the writers doing the hard work. I just help. :)

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +4 points

Thanks! Good luck to you, too! (It does feel cool, even now, I have to admit. I have Star Wars credits, ffs.)

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +7 points

"Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong."

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you! That's what I'm hoping for, too!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

Awwwww yisssss gif hug

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 4 replies · +4 points

Thank you! I'm glad we could shower you with light and joy and also probably tears and heartbreak amirite.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

Huuuuugs, thank you.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

The moving is suuuuuuch bullshit and awful. I have an apartment full of patched-together IKEA furniture because why bother getting better stuff if you're just gonna move and probably see it broken?

I'm trying to be excited, thank you!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 5 replies · +12 points

Thank you for your kind words! I was (oh god past tense) an editor: I worked with writers and designers to make all the writing better--from dialogue to creature names to codex entries to error messages and oh, so much more--and then get it off for voiceover recording and/or localization. The editing team being a central service, I got to work on all the games at the same time, which was exhausting but also awesome.

And, yeah, I can't say anything about Andromeda, and I appreciate you knowing that! If only all fans did. :(

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 21 replies · +38 points

It's my last day at this job--and on this career path. I'm quitting not just the company (BioWare), but the industry (video games) and the entire tech sector (byyyyyyye). I'm moving across the continent on my own dime, back to my hometown, without a job or even a lead because I'm not sure what I want to do next except something in volunteering or community activism. The opposite of what I've been doing for the last 20 years, or so it feels like right now.

Am I making the right decision? I believe so. I've had a good run in games: worked on some of the best-known and most-loved franchises, met amaaaaazing people who are now dear friends, and helped make the cultural landscape a little bit better from my presence, especially as a female developer. I'm not getting any younger, and this industry so, so, so takes a toll. I want to do something else, and I'm ready for it.

Still. I'm scared and excited. I'm worried and relieved. I can't wait to go, and I'm dreading all the logistics required to go. This will be my fourth career change--and much more than my fourth relocation because games make you move around so much, chasing jobs--but it's still a lot to process, and I'm doing all the stuff by myself, and I'm tired and fumbling and hopeful and IDEK.

But! I'm glad I finally signed up for a commenting account. I love this website and this community. Toast is best. Thanks for being here, whether you knew it or not, while I was making the decision to quit and then actually doing it. And thanks for listening. <3