About

Who are you?

Young woman, rather introverted, and currently in college doing electrical engineering. Hoping for either some sort of low-level hardware/firmware job or a controls system sort of thing. Not sure yet. And I'd like to consider myself a nice, caring person. I've struggled with some social anxiety issues in the past, but I'm getting a lot better, and I'm sure you'd like me if you got to know me.

What is this site?

Mostly a dumping ground for random thoughts. It's split up into some broad categories. The Articles section, the earliest one that actually had semi-regular content, is where I try and explain and/or gush about things that interest me or stuff I'm working on. It doesn't get updated super often though, because coming up with content is hard. Some newer sections are the Hacking Notes, which contain some notes and utilities for older video games, the Projects, which is a list of more substantial stuff I worked on that someone might actually want to check out, and the Doodles, which is just where I try to creatively express myself.

Any favorite games/webcomics/whatever?

Check my Links page for things I like from various indie devs and producers. But as far as more mainstream stuff...

I'm not super into video games. I'll play them from time to time, but they're not a big part of my life. Some games I'm kinda into right now are deltarune, Tetris Attack, and Pokémon Prism, a ROM hack of Crystal.

For movies, my all time favorites have to be Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump and About Time. I like my movies and literature to have a lot of strong character interaction more so than a flashy grand plot.

My musical tastes are... unorthodox. Honestly, SoundCloud, YouTube, and old video games shaped my music tastes way too much. But in short, the things I like are either earworms with a good bassline (I'm a sucker for 80's J-Pop and 00's alternative) or nice instrumental pieces that really make you experience the music as just a little bit more than what it is at face value. (stuff like Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Blue Album-era Beatles and Pink Floyd.)

What do you do in your spare time?

Spare time? Hah. Like I have a whole lot of that anymore. Right now my big pet project is a Game Boy game! It's slow going because of school getting in the way, but I think it'll be neat when it's done.

When I'm not working on that, sometimes I like to doodle or write stuff. Or just browse Twitter and Reddit. Yeah... Generally speaking, if I were to somehow become a NEET I would be driven to insanity. I need to make things. I have the pace of a glacier sometimes, but I can't just sit around watching TV all day without feeling unsatisfied.

What's with the username?

Surprisingly short story, actually. I was watching a Mario gaming marathon for charity (by the now long-defunct group ExtraLives, headed by MonotoneTim, who is a pretty cool dude), and I needed an username for the chat. I thought "You know what's cool? Those Boo mushrooms from Super Mario Galaxy that turn you invisible." So after a solid 15 seconds of thinking I typed "InvisibleUp" and I stuck with it. In hindsight I really should have chose something with less syllables. Inviz is a nice compromise, I suppose. "Viz" is fine too. Not "Invisible", that kind of irks me tbh.

And the ghost mascot?

I started out for years with a logo that looked vaguely like a ghost from Pac-Man. I really wanted a unique profile pic, so I made one. That being said, a few years later I decided that it kinda sucked. I felt a need to have an actual kind of human face to represent my posts instead of just some weird abstract logo thing. I wanted to have a more personal presence on the 'net than I had let myself have before. So, I came up with Inviz. I'm not 100% happy with her yet, but she's miles ahead of the other thing.

I guess you could say she was sort of inspired by Napstablook from Undertale and Vivian from Paper Mario TTYD. I could have just drawn myself as a human, but I wanted to try my hand at designing a character instead. And I've gotta keep up the ghost theme, you know? Also, I dunno, I'm kinda too squirrely about privacy to use my actual face. Probably a good thing, to be honest...

Got any of those 88x31 buttons?

Heck yeah! Keep the dream of the 90's alive. Don't forget to link them back here.

How do I contact you?

Aww, you want to contact me? That's awesome!

If you need to contact me your best bet is to shoot me a PM on Reddit (/u/invisibleup), a tweet at @invisibleup or to my email at [my username] at outlook.com

I have a Tumblr (which I haven't updated in years) at @invisup. Note that I DO NOT own invisibleup.tumblr.com or the Instagram account. I have no idea who those are.