A couple days ago, BZPower's 16th anniversary, happened to also be my account's 10th anniversary! Wow! 10 years of this. Can't believe it
A lot's gone on since I last really checked in! I somehow managed to claw my way through my undergrad program and finish a whole thesis film and graduate; I am now a proud Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation! Fancy.
Personal life's been through all sorts of ups and downs but now I'm in a nice place where I'm working on my portfolio while I look for an animation industry job, have time to see my friends again, and have a wonderful partner, also an animation student and world class nerd, who I love and we've had a lot of fun adventures together this summer (and they surprised me with Bionicle: The Legend Reborn on DVD as a gift, so, you know they're a keeper ). In less than two weeks the international Gishwhes scavenger hunt begins, and I'm all pumped up for that, and after that I've got Jury Duty and my summer is ending with my annual Russian-Jewish summer camp counselor thing, which will be fun!
Currently I'm finally catching up on Game of Thrones in time for the new season, I'm on the fourth right now (you know who on the show just died and I'm so happy lmao). This is just, like, an amazing year for media for me. The incredible 10th series of Doctor Who just ended on a spectacular note, and in a few short months our first new Star Trek show in years is gonna drop, so I'm basically in heaven. This is perfection. In addition to all the other stuff coming out. Oh, and games! I'm gonna catch up on all the games I couldn't play for years. I'm super into fighting games now cause of my friends so we're all gonna be training to go to EVO next year (we almost went this year but it didn't work out, but watching the finals on TV again was wild).
Participating in that art contest was super fun, I've missed being really involved in Bionicle community stuff. I'm gonna try to go to Brickfair NJ, so fingers crossed! I somehow forgot for a while how I always wanted to like work for LEGO or Advance or any of the other studios that make the Bionicle/LEGO animated stuff and whatnot so I'm definitely gonna aim my sights at those and try to land a job there, what a dream come true that would be. Maybe I can find myself on the team working on G3 whenever that rolls around
It's so crazy though, how much time has passed. I joined BZP when I was still in middle school. I'm def gonna drop by the memories topic to unload there, 'cause I have a lot of great ones. I'm really glad I get to continue some of the fun and connections made off the site. Though it may not seem like it, I actually do check in often to see what's on the front page and what's new in the blogs!
I love you all! What a wonderful bunch you are. Happy belated birthday, BZP! Here's hoping there's more to come!