also known as index of works, or projects.
in the musical a chorus line, the song "what i did for love" is the auditioners' love letter to their ability to dance. at the start of the song, they're presented with a question: if today were the day you had to stop dancing, how would you feel?
the whole song makes me emotional, but my favorite lines are:
look my eyes are dry; the gift was ours to borrow.
won't forget, can't regret what i did for love.
it's a nice reminder that the things we are able to do are gifts we should be glad to have. for someone like me who struggles sometimes to see the value of my work, who always wishes i were doing something more important/ambitious/universal with it, it's a reminder to appreciate that i can do it at all. and when i can no longer do it, i'll be glad for what i made while i could. everything i do out of love is important!
it's also a good way to remember that everything i do should find its roots in love, rather than the pursuit of something frivolous like clout or prestige or good graces. love can be cringey. love can have no market value. love can be just for me, and it can be for like two other people, or it can be for everyone. whatever! as long as i do it for love!
a 150+ page graphic memoir i wrote and drew for my senior thesis about moving to another country for college. my most ambitious creative undertaking to date!
a tiny zine about my freshman year at college and the adjustments that came with it, made in my junior spring. an early iteration of everywhere a garden.
a tiny 8-page zine about funny/bad tinder matches. i feel silly having used tinder at all, as someone fearful of strangers and extremely hermity, but i got this zine out of it!
a valentine's day zine about kpop girl group sensation TWICE and craving romance. title derived from TWICE's song "what is love?".
zine made for a comics class i took my freshman spring. it's all about crushes! i remember having a lot of fun making this one.
2016 ~ 2017
a high school art club solo project – an original fiction comic! i made two out of five planned issues before losing steam. i plan to revisit this story at some point though... there's a lot i think i'd have fun changing, now that i'm a bit older!
2020 ~ present
i devoted a lot of time to the lore and cast of my animal crossing island. the theme of my island is "pretty boy club" but there's so much more to my villagers than that! website is still a work in progress.
2020 ~ 2022
i drew a LOT of yuri & bernadetta from fire emblem three houses over the course of two years... honestly was surprised because i'd never gotten into a pairing that hard. my purples! they are so dear to me.
2020 ~ 2023
i joined a number of fe3h zines as a page and/or merch artist. zines are so stressful, but i love seeing the final output in the end! i've discovered i like making merch.
list/gallery to be added.
a presentation i made for my stuffy corporate job, introducing people to the ways Young People connect with each other online outside of usual ultra-corpo social media.
made for a powerpoint party with my friends. i ranked my quarantine blorbos based on irl dateability, as an insane person does
gave a talk at a student conference about applying to schools outside the country. i was extremely organized as a high schooler and planned out my entire application process, so i was happy to outline it for a new generation of panicked + hopeful high schoolers!
2019 ~ present
i've been recording my favorite fics in a spreadsheet, because bookmarking on ao3 is not enough. it automatically updates my stats whenever i add stuff, and my tagging system is robust + me-catered. i love it.
2020 ~ present
i've spent the past year or two fiddling with my notion until i got it to a setup that felt intuitive to me specifically. i love having everything the way i like it!