Professional software developer. Still uses Game Maker for hobbyist (FOR NOW) purposes. PC Master Race (Switch and PS4 are alright too) gamer without much free time. Queer, Christian, pronouns: She/Her

Joined on August 8, 2006, 4:32 AM Visited on May 25, 2019, 4:28 PM

Welcome to 2018

by Nighthawk

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Hey everybody, what's good? It's been a while. I occasionally peek in and see what's changed here for nostalgic reasons. Found the discord server, joined that, said hi, figured I'd make a post here though for good measure. 

Life's pretty different these days. I moved out of my parents' place almost two years ago, I've had three developer jobs now and I'm hoping this new one sticks for a while. It's not my dream job but the pay is good, the work is manageable and the people are chill. (Albeit significantly older than me.) I'm still hoping that next game I finish is going to help propel me into a career as an indie game developer, we'll see if I actually finish one of them though first haha. Latest foray is like an online co-op slay the spire with a 2D final fantasy aesthetic. (I'll share more details another day if I feel like it.)

Also, I'm a girl now, welcome to 2018! I've been transitioning for about a year, on hormone replacement for about nine months, and I'm out basically everywhere but work at this point. (It'll be a bit of an HR thing when I do come out there and I'd rather wait until my "new hire probation" finishes up first.) I didn't make many people's most-likely-to-come-out-as-queer lists, partially due to my being pretty openly religious, but that's also part of the reason it took me so long to finally get it out there. Either way I feel a huge sense of relief in being able to speak openly about it these days and it feels so much more honest. That, and watching my appearance change over time, wearing whatever the heck I like, and finally being addressed the way I've wanted for years is just 👌.

Aaaanyways I'm really interested to hear about where people are and what they're doing these days. I'm kinda overly sentimental and it'd be really cool to reminisce with folks here who remember me from way back when.