About

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April is a computer science PhD candidate at UCSC. Her research interests involve creativity support tools, computational creativity, and artificial intelligence. April has been involved with, designed, or created: a game played on an embroidery machine, a blackwork embroidery pattern generator, and an educational crochet game. She has also authored complex autonomous agents, designed a procedural dialog system and multiple RPG quest systems, as well as taught high school students how to program and make games. She spends her spare time learning new crafts, playing games, gardening, and cooking.


 

Games/Series I Love

  • Persona (3 and 4) (100%’s)
  • Harvest Moon
  • Fire Emblem
  • Danganronpa
  • Zero Escape (100%’s)
  • Atelier (100%’s)
  • Civilization
  • World of Warcraft (End-game raider)
  • Kirby
  • Monster Rancher
  • The Witcher
  • Metal Gear (100%’s)
  • Shining Force
  • Final Fantasy (6-9 mostly)
  • Suikoden
  • Castlevania
  • Pokemon
  • Nier, Drakengard 1-2-3 (100%’s)
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Silent Hill
  • The Sims, Sim City
  • Undertale (100%)
  • Stardew Valley
  • Long Live the Queen
  • Otome games, Romance Games

Crafts I Love

  • Crochet (Expert), Knitting (Novice), Amigurumi
  • Polymer Clay (canes, focal pieces, beads, sculpture)
  • Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor)
  • Sewing, Quilting, Stuffed toy design
  • Weaving
  • Jewelry-making
  • Latch-hook
  • Embroidery, Cross stitch
  • Papercrafting, Scrapbooking, Origami

Anime/Shows/Movies I love

  • Trigun
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Black Butler
  • Berserk
  • Bastard!!
  • Hellsing
  • Adventure Time
  • How Its Made
  • Too Cute
  • Criminal Minds
  • Disney/Pixar films
  • Anything by Studio Ghibli