Extra Vacation

An air plane. That takes you places.

Feel free to let me know if you have any idea from what anime/manga this picture is. I just love it! It reminds me of my childhood, of the long and hot summer vacations, when we visited my relatives in Norway or Finland. Lazy days at the beach, hunting crab fish with net and a bucket. White sand and clear, deep fjords. The clouds almost like mountains of ice.

Today I really missed my friends from the Junebud Crew. I have never worked on a place with the same family spirit! People really cared about each other. I remember when the lead animator Karrey bought me a liquorice cupcake as a surprise, “just because she wanted to” <3 Anyway, I’m sure there are many awesome adventures out there. There’s nothing bad that wont bring anything good with it, so I’m trying to relax and catch the last days of summer before I go back to sitting in front of a computer screen.

Yesterday I left my phone at home, took a long walk on the beach in central Malmö, watched the sun set over Denmark (you can almost see Copenhagen from the tip of Malmö). Took a swim in the crystal clear water, read a book and felt pure happiness.

From the cray fish party last weekend! Me and my friend Tim.

A very disturbing and uncanny napkin!

Malmö by night!

7 thoughts on “Extra Vacation

  1. Mauro

    From someone that also works in the game industry (on a different level); found this blog / post by accident and would like to see a more elaborate post on your behalf on what do you think about work environment on video game companies, as compared to others. I’ve worked in many different jobs and did many different things, and I never found a work environment like where I am now. Coincidence? :)

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    1. Saxen Post author

      Nice you found your way here :) I haven’t worked on that may places yet, but I did like the feeling at Junebud. Still a bit sad it’s over now. Where do you work, or where have you been working?

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  2. Mauro

    Working at Blizzard – Europe, at this moment. I’m very sorry to hear your experience is over there, didn’t realize that. I’m delighted to see however the impact this experience had on you, simply because I truly believe I’m probably never going to find a work environment such as this one. Many people seem to think games make people more closed, or simply arrogant. I’ve met so many awesome people from games… :)

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      1. Mauro

        Aye it is, but in the end it’s the people that make it worthwhile :) always wondering about other game companies, if people have the same spirit, or if it feels just like another desk job. Anyway, sorry for the small intrusion here ^^

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        1. Saxen Post author

          Haha don’t worry! I’m happy to have readers that leave comments :D I think it depends on what company you are on. If you are at a really big company, and you are specialized at only modelling, you might sit around and build trees for 6 months in a row (happen to my friend). But if you are at a small company you usually need to be able to take on many roles and shift between them. I don’t know. You work at a really big company, do you ever feel like it’s a 9-5 desk job?

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          1. Mauro

            If you allow yourself to come in and only do what you’re asked to do, without any other care in the world, it will sink in like a desk job. Yes, work here can become a little repetitive. But all these people that make the company what it is are right there beside you, with so much in common… suddenly you feel like you’re finally home :)

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