cosmic kingdoms// roll on, lonely star

Local weather app: Github / Demo *Note: Might not work in Chrome if you have geolocation disabled.

Looking through the typefaces on Google Fonts.

I completed the Learn It, Girl mentorship program a few weeks ago, and currently waiting to hear back with the evaluation. Until then, you can check out the project on Github, and try out the demo.
JS Music Mixer Project3

Process gif.

Trying out something in ThreeJS, but it didn’t make it into the final project.


I have been spending a little time here and there on volunteering. To clarify, the session I mentored for was design-related, rather than development.
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Meow~ (w.i.p.)

I suspect this sign was placed here because of our group…
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Ace assist!
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Really need to get back into drawing a bit more. I’ve been neglecting a lot of ideas that have been scribbled into notebooks, but no action has been taken yet.

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the midnight whale// soul’s blade

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.

Other photos of the area around the theatre.

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

A CTRL-A kind of wedding~ The centrepieces and place cards were made by Maplerose.

Monster Hunter Club (モンハン部) creed, as translated by gaijinhunter. Just wanted to make it into a poster.
monhun-bu poster-2

monhun-bu poster

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.
Most of the time, it’s memories of job interviews.

magna cum laude

Had the show opening for “Blank Slate,” which contains the works of the graduating fine arts class. The show runs until April 5, with viewing hours listed on the UWAG site.
UWAG Thesis Showing Opening Set-up Blank Slate statement Opening reception Thesis catalogue
I did not get any photos because the gallery was really crowded, and unlike my studio mates, I failed to get a photo of myself and my work.

my sword and shield

I sometimes think about “small problems” (everyday things I think can be resolved with a little bit of extra effort for less effort in the long run); and yesterday’s discussion with Pjcherri was about the lack of pockets on female outfits for smartphones, and ways to get around it. Although people might say that putting the phone in a purse will suffice, a purse is actually not appropriate for all situations, and most people are unwilling to put their phones down, even for a little while.

Next time, I will actually look up what the item is before I tell people my solution was (in a joking, call-caps manner) “SMARTPHONE GARTER BELTS,” when I actually meant was thigh holsters and garters, or variation on the thunderwear for phones. Overall, with the new BlackBerry 10 out, smartphones are going to be a part of our lives now, we might as well make room for it. It’s slightly uncomfortable to watch friends and co-workers put their phones in strange places…or perhaps my definition of “strange” is stricter.

But the overall idea is that I was thinking that the phone aound be safer closer to the body. But that would mean that I’m enforcing the idea that women have some reason to have their phone nearby? @_@

Team Willet 2~ I played for the first time, and I’ll hopefully get better so I can be more useful in team battles. Art by S. Lannigan.

Thanks to everyone that helped with the semiotics of “casual” attire.