Who am I and what’s on this blog?

A curious chuditchHi. I’m S J. I’m from Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and I like quolls.

Who am I?

For a day job I am a permanent full-time programmer, but out of hours I am a power hobbyist.

Past freelance and professional work includes fictional language construction, voice acting, 3D animation, composing music (including full soundtracks), character design/illustration and 3D modelling. (I am not currently looking for work.)

Other hobbies include learning languages, writing fiction, modular synthesisers, open source software, grand sumo and photographing my country’s lesser-known beasts.

What’s on this blog?

From 2012 to 2016, I had a photography journal where I took pictures of various obscure Australian animals at local zoos and wildlife parks. The Australian Animals category has hundreds of photographs of Australian beasts great and small.

From 2013 to 2018, I kept a creative journal about making an animated short. Relevant categories include A moment in the sun, RYGCBMK◯ and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

I caught the Eurorack bug in 2017-2018 and posted a lot about modular synthesisers. My modular synth is called DASYRAC after the dasyurid maruspial group, many of which are quolls.

Beyond that, there’s bits and pieces about making up languages, learning languages, doing drawing challenges and much more besides.