During the last day at PAX Prime back in August, I was asked to stop by at the Behemoth booth. So I went there while Derek was in the line for Uncharted 3.
I got to the booth, was called into the back room and got some big news. Words cannot describe how I felt when I heard it. But maybe Japanese emoticons can. Sorry if they don’t display properly on your computer.
They offered me a FULL TIME JOB as a PLUSH DESIGNER at their office in San Diego! The Behemoth, my most favorite game company in the world whom for years I’ve been making plushes for as a hobby for fun!
I really thought they were joking at first. And then they told me that they were serious.
∑(〇Д◎ﾉ)ﾉ < Eeeeeeh?!
It felt like a dream because, well, it’s my dream job. Before I started jumping up and down with the joy, I wanted to tell Derek the news and hear what his opinion was, because we’d have to move to SD. So I didn’t give them my answer right then and there, but I’m sure I had a huge smile on my face.
ヾ(=^▽^=)ノ < I will get back to you! (but my answer will be YES)
I met up with Derek after he played the demo at Uncharted 3, but he had to deal with the airline companies to reschedule our flight, so I patiently waited about an hour until he finished. I couldn’t hope for a better reaction from him when I told him the news. He was ECSTATIC. And the whole thing slowly started to sink in.
♪♪＼(^ω^＼)( /^ω^)/♪♪ < w00t!
As soon as I got home to NY, I wrote an email officially accepting the offer before they could change their mind. And I danced a little.
┌|≧∇≦|┘♪♪└|≧∇≦|┐♪♪┌|≧∇≦|┘<omg omg omg omg omg
If you follow me on Twitter or Google+, you probably noticed that I was in San Diego for the past several days. I’m writing this from my temporary living space in San Diego. I came here and started to situate myself in the office and the area. I’ll still have to go back and forth between SD and NYC and deal with the whole move and stuff.
My first stay was less than a week, but it’s been SO AWESOME. Everyone in the office is SUPER NICE. (-waves- (´･ω･)ﾉｼ
I have a desk in the office with a super duper sewing machine on it. I’ve already started sewing stuff and I’m feeling very productive. I’ll still be making plush and food in my spare time. So don’t worry, I’ll keep on blogging!
Just so you know, I’m not working on the games here, so don’t ask me game related questions because I won’t have answers for you.
I’m going back to NYC again, and hopefully I’ll blog more while I’m there!
tl;dr I’m going to be moving to San Diego to work for The Behemoth as a full time plush designer! w00t!