I am a recent graduate of Temple University, with a BA in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media.
I've also formally studied business management, finance, international business, Chinese, and philosophy.
I graduated 8 months ago, and have since been engaged in a great many endeavors. I began by building a studio and workstation, creating Phy GTS (gaming and technology studio) on Youtube. Before getting off the ground, the show's name was changed to Phy Global Technology Studio, because I was finding myself uninterested in covering gaming news updates.
The episode provided below is the only episode that I completed in 24 hours time, and thus is the only show that made it onto youtube. It was my first beta episode, demonstrating the primary format of the show, primary to people I know, and was a major accomplishment for me, since I had taught myself the Adobe Production Suite from the ground up over the past few months, creating all the animations and graphics for the show myself, with virtually no prior experience in this area, outside of tinkering a bit with photoshop and illustrator years before.
Unfortunately, just following the release of my first beta episode, my school loans came in and it became necessary for augment my income through another means. This has caused me to have to postpone the work with the show, perhaps indefinitely, in order to become self sufficient. This is why the framework for Phy GTS exists, and essentially nothing more. Sad day. Here's a link if you'd like to see that lonely, generally underwhelming first beta episode: Phy GTS
Since postponing production a couple months ago, I have been hard at work, and before telling that tale, I will note one immense development that has taken place just 3 weeks ago: I have discovered that I am gluten intolerant.
While this doesn't appear to be good news on the surface, it is ultimately outstanding. This is because, for the past 2-4 years, I have been unwell virtually everyday
. It has been an outrageous condition, and I've been trying countless measures to alleviate the symptoms, by changing my diet several times over, changing my exercise schedule, and seeing different doctors (though I've refused medication - why take something to suppress symptoms of something from which the cause is unknown?).
Anyways, I have since confirmed that the gluten intolerance has been the culprit. I have been enduring rather intense anxiety symptoms for many months, which have been increasingly disruptive to my workflow, which is generally non-stop 7 days a week.
Enough about that. Point being, It's been rough, and recently I feeling outstanding! Truly thankful to have finally discovered, and overcome, the cause of my lack of well-being.
So over the past month, I've started my own local laptop repair business, Affordable Laptop Services (or ALS). Here's the website: Affordable Laptop Services
. This is my first website ever, I hope you like it.
I've also obviously recently become involved in Construct 2. I investigated Stencyl, Game Maker, Game Salad, and Unity, but after due diligence, I found Construct 2 to be the most promising for my current ambitions. I can't explain enough just how happy I am to have discovered this tool. Prior to discovering it, I was preparing to learn ActionScript3 so that I could begin gamemaking with Flash and Flash Builder, both of which I have very little experience (though I've become a bit more comfortable with Flash over the past several months, just haven't focused on it). After Effects has served as my primary animation tool, coupled with CrazyTalk Animator Pro.
One of the many reasons I love C2 so much is because it reminds me so much of the Starcraft Broodwar Campaign Editor and SCMDraft2. I used both of those extensively to build some very large and complex (and awesome?) Used Map Settings maps. I probably made around 100 maps in total.
So now I'm working on my laptop repair business, building a couple games with C2 (and doing TONS of reading for it - thanks to the awesome community!), investigating multiplayer integration, though I fear it's over my head at this point, and watching conferences on HTML5 gaming development. I'm also applying for 2 positions at Weebly in the coming week, so wish me luck!
Oh and by the way, I understand that my username and avatar may give off the impression that I am female. This is not true, and I will never pretend otherwise. I have been using the username "teahousemoon" for some time; it is the name of an Enya song, and I absolutely love the name, plus the instrumentals are so fitting for it. Likewise, I discovered this image online some time ago, and thought it was also quite fitting to depict the name and feeling of the song, or perhaps Enya's music in general. Just seemed a good fit, I apologize if this choice of avatar and name are deceiving...I just like them.
Anyways, that is a bit about me. I'm here to stay, so I look forward to continue to get to know, and become involved with the C2 community. So far I've felt very welcome, and I am excited to contribute in any ways that I can.
Thank you for reading!