Monster Hunter

blade and fire// under the same sky

MH4U Cards

Reposted by official Monster Hunter on Facebook!
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a call to the past// the missing watermelon

Didn’t turn out anything like I wanted, but I’m starting to get a better idea of how the Blender interface is used.
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I went to workshop on building Shopify themes recently, it was helpful to get a guided look of liquid.
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A poogie-baking session for a belated birthday event!
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Yuri!!! on Ice is airing this season on Crunchyroll.
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three pairs of footprints// x-day

I’m still working on the projects on Free Code Camp, though very slowly, and often I get stuck going in the wrong direction. Most recently, I have created a cat-shaped calculator, and I’m still working on the Pomodoro clock project. MLS commented that half the time spent on the zipline projects are actually research, which is surprisingly true.

View the demo on Codepen.
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I applied to the Learn IT, Girl program last year, and have been accepted as a scholar. I have a mentor(!), and the project will be in JavaScript. Normally, you’re supposed to pick a new language, but I think this time around they allowed mentees to explore a new area, rather than start a new language, depending on their knowledge. My original idea involved exploring WebGL and audio. The more research I do, though, it seems I might be using SVG and the web audio API to control it. The program runs until the end of spring…I think I need to read a bit more to figure out the kinds of questions I should be asking when starting project.

I’m currently learning PHP (and SQL, but it’s not a language) at work  and absorbing a lot from the more senior designers. I tend to not think about scale, since I’ve mostly worked on small projects, so this is something I’ve been trying to put into practice.

This book recommends a software that doesn’t exist anymore as the main part of the tutorial. Borrowed it from the public library; don’t buy.
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I’m not entirely sure where this will go. When I was asked by my mentor why I was interested in the Learn IT, Girl program, I was a little hesitant in my answering. I am interested in programming for fun, and hopefully to use towards an interactive art practice in the future, and learning web development seems like a detour in itself. But I really am enjoying myself, there are challenges  I can’t solve alone (in a timely fashion).

I do want to continue working on multimedia content, and JavaScript…is just an extension of that. I’ll probably still be a designer (what kind? not sure) for a long time, and even if I did learn some web development. I’m still not comfortable with labeling myself as “full-stack web developer,” or a “front-end developer,” or a “front-end designer.” Is there something so truly wrong with having the title of a visual, graphic or web designer, or must you be a (software) product-type? After traversing the co-op work system, you realize that you have to be adaptive because you’ll always be the most junior person on the team, no matter what you do.

It exists. *I don’t own a Macbook, despite the drawing.

I’m a little interested in motion graphic design (and maybe VR) in the future, but as usual, one step at a time.

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For TheOASG.
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Monster Hunter Valentine’s~
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And some Fire Emblem ones.
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Gif that didn’t turn out so well.
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Still debating whether to get a Skillshare account to take a few courses. Some are free. Though, there’s also registering with RGD to consider…

red and roar// erase and reverse

Happy Lunar New Year!

Textures created by Borbone.

Bonus: 心想事成 x Immenseness Ticket S for Robostrike! Hopefully we’ll hunt together again when Monster Hunter X comes out in English.

金猴年到 – “Golden monkey year is here.” Furious Rajang is written as “金獅子”(golden lion), but I chose the monkey interpretation.
出入平安 – “May your travels be safe.”
年年有余 – “May you have surplus and remainders year after year.” 余 sounds like 魚(fish).
心想事成 – “May your wishes come true.” I am reading 心想 as “heart’s desire.”

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the midnight whale// soul’s blade

Sep-20-15
I went to the international premiere of the Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast at the Toronto International Film Festival! This one was probably my favourite so far out of all his films, though I really enjoy Summer Wars as well.

He mentioned that between his last film, Wolf Children, and this one, his wife and his wish for a child came true, and that was one of the reasons that The Boy and Beast was made. While Wolf Children concentrated on the bond between mother and children, this one was very much fathers and sons. The film has a lot of heart, heavy in some places, but light throughout.

Some rather blurry photos of the director during the Q&A after the film. He answered some questions about his inspirations for the film.
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Other photos of the area around the theatre.
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I also recently went to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, but I didn’t have a lot of time to see the art, as we were there for a wedding. We stopped for foot-long hot dogs and didn’t have enough time to explore the gallery before it closed. XD
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A CTRL-A kind of wedding~ The centrepieces and place cards were made by Maplerose.
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Monster Hunter Club (モンハン部) creed, as translated by gaijinhunter. Just wanted to make it into a poster.
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I went to a “Introduction to User Experience” workshop run by the lead designer at Wattpad(!), and tried out empathy mapping for the first time. He mentioned that designers at Wattpad often have to “wear many hats”…and I felt a bit relieved, hearing that from a more experienced designer.
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Scribbling.
Most of the time, it’s memories of job interviews.