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DA-Networking Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Sweet. Those are impressive credentials... Does your da-networking ID show that? :D
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Sasajun Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
One on the way?! I didnt know that! Have you any name or known of gender? Oh and your a cat person too ;W; I dont see many cat owners. Oh Oh! I have a question. do you find working for gaming industry fun or rewqarding?
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Working in the games industry is definitely fun and rewarding. Sometimes it's a job and it gets tedious, like any other, but more often then not it's great.

We've had one ultrasound where the tech *thought* he could tell the gender. He *thought* it might be a boy. But it could still go the other way. If it's a girl, we're naming her Naomi. We still can't settle on a name for the boy.
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Sasajun Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Oh think of something classy @w@ Like Oliver (Oli~) Or Charles XD But bah! Hmm,You guys should make a list of your top 5 favorite names for boys, then compare and settle XD Ya never know., But Hey, You guys already had one, i am sure this is nothing new. Oh Oh! Is Kaya excited?
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My husband really wants to name the kid Vincent. I'm torn. Not totally sold on that. I want Ace, but he doesn't like it :P Just can't agree on anything for boys. lol....
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Sasajun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
U: Ace ... Vincent...
Name him droptables (lol nerd joke)
Hmm... well atleast if its a girl, you guys have an idea
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jermainewiire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
syphon filter? really? O_o
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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jermainewiire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
how was it first starting?
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... been a while. Um... I remember being all freaked out and edgy just because it was a new thing and I had no idea what all I was getting into. But everyone was super nice to me and very friendly. I was also VERY busy when I first started because I was too scared to sit and do nothing. lol.... So the second I finished something I went to higher-up artists asking for more crap to do.

I got so much filler work that never got used. lol.

I'm pretty introverted and tend to stick to my own little bubble, but the guys here were extreamly nice :)
It's also possibly note-worthy that I was the first female production person here... ever. We have an office manager that comes in for 3 hours a day to help with human resource stuff, and she's female. But that's it.

One of the designers joked with me not to long ago about how when I first started, his office was in direct line-of-sight of my cubicle (meaning, I could see his monitor from where I was sitting) and when the other designers would send him the raunchy joke images that they send to each other DAILY, he'd get all freaked out and paranoid that I'd get offended.

You definitely can't go into this industry without a loose sense of humor, because no one holds back. It's like working in a frat house.

I've witnessed some funny-as-hell pranks pulled here.
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jermainewiire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that really cool. i wondered what the enviroment would be like. Do you know if sony will pay people outside of the studio to create game assets? because i heard that some companies do.
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sony rarely contracts out individuals to do out-of-house work. We do make outside contracts for smaller specific tasks. Our studio outsources our pre-rendered cinematics to a smaller 3rd party company. It's all about who's sample is good enough, plus who bids a reasonable price. All budget stuff.

But not individuals.

Theres a studio in Eugene Oregon called BuzzMonkey and they do mostly outsourced contract work for other studios. We contracted them to do our cinematics for Dark Mirror. I know a couple old classmates who work there now.
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jermainewiire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ohh.... my final question is can you or some of your fellow employee's ever work from home?
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. No one ever really works from home. Everything is all on our network and of course there is the whole secrecy cooperate stuff that makes higher ups edgy about letting people take sensitive materials home.
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aliginge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Mommy likes smutty fanfics D:
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA.
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saturnmarieson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
I had no idea there were gaming companies in Oregon... O_o 'Specially not out in the middle o' nowhere. And woot for Digipen. *second semester freshman*
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol - yeah, barely. There's 2 game studios in Eugene Oregon. I know a couple people working out there. Only the one studio in Bend. I think there may be a studio in Portland... but I don't specifically know of any.
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mesod Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
cool i l love the last one logo
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phoenixdragon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
I'd like to go to..well..a school like the one you went to but..there's so many things I want to do lol. Voice acting among them X3...

AND CONGRATS! I didn't know you were preggers again?.

No, I don't keep up on journals x.x

..sorry -_-'
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CrucifixJEL Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sorta like a resume already...XD! even tho you're already working in an awesome industry...the game insdusty!
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fira-flame Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Oh? You live in central Oregon? My fiancee and I have been thinking about moving there in the next decade or two. What's it like? (: (pros and cons?)
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Meeehhh... It's better then the midwest, but not nearly as good as Seattle. Central Oregon is on the eastern side of the cascade mountains, so we get very little rain. I'm in Bend which is the closest thing to civilization that central Oregon has. Everywhere else sucks. And even Bend only just got a Best Buy 3 years ago.

Restaurant selection is crap - basically just fast food and some chains.

No culture anything. No museums, no zoos, no decent theater, etc. You have to go to Portland or Eugene to get anything decent and those are both at least 3-hour drives over the mountain passes.

Central Oregon is nice for people who are really into outdoor stuff. Hiking, Skiing - that sort of thing. I even hear that's some cool cave diving stuff you can do (The area was made by Volcanos, so there's caves all over the place).

Bend Oregon is also one of the few cities in the United States that has a volcano within the city limits.

woo. lol.....
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fira-flame Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Well, at least were were already looking at Eugene XD But that's on the side of the mountains so I'm sure the climate is pretty different.
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Athey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, the Western side of the Cascade Mountains is awesome. I haven't spent much time in Eugene, specifically, but I do like Portland.
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JAXMP Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
HOLY POOP ON A STICK
i just got accepted into digipen and filled my forms. it makes me giddy to think that i'll be going to the same school as you went XD
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