Hi!!! I'm the
Joppmaster Webmaster. You can just call me Mary! Here you'll find a few things about me. You'll quickly learn that I don't understand containers and padding all too well, but I'm making improvements very quickly.
I bet you're wondering what Jopping is. Basically, it's when you're jumping and popping at the same time. A dance move. Most importantly, it's also a song by the group SuperM, which is made up of NCT, EXO, and SHINee members. I kinda started an inside joke about it in my calculus class and I was like "What if I bought Jopping.net?" So I did, and the rest is history!!
I don't want to say too much about myself, because I'm saving most of it for the about page. Some basics are that I'm 18, from the United States, and go by She/Her. I'm Wasian, like metal and NCT, play DDR and Pump It Up alot, and I like drawing and sewing.
My bad! I thought I updated on Halloween. I haven't had much time to sew this semester, but I told myself that I'd make my Halloween costume to showcase my sewing skills to some people on campus. That kept me occupied most of October. Unfortunately, it was like 20 degrees F (-6.66 degrees C, lol) and my costume is not weather friendly. What I ended up doing was wearing warm clothes in between classes and changing inside the buildings. Got quite a few comments on it, including my professor who said she admired my dedication. Other than that, I've REALLY gotten into metal. It's been like this for about a half year now, but I don't really care much for Kpop anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still love NCT, but I'm just really bored of the current Kpop scene. Nothing that has released in the past two years has been good other than a few excpetions. The fashion style is also super boring. The genre isn't distinct from western pop anymore. Anyways, none of this really bothers me because I exclusively listen to metal now. What does that mean for this site? Probably nothing. Gonna talk a bit more about metal albums, but the aesthetic won't change. I'm not a big fan of dark imagery, at least when it comes to representing me. I still (and always will) love cute things and think Jopping is hilarious. I'm also working on some more graphics. I'll update soon, and I'll post the project notes for my Reimu cosplay.
Update November 26th, 2023: Graphical and general update
Update September 30th, 2023: Graphical changes
Update September 3rd, 2023: Changed blog back and altered tiles on homepage
Update August 29th, 2023: Created personal and project blogs
Update August 18th, 2023: Added new project blog post
Update August 8th, 2023: Small, unseen optimizations to make loading faster
Update August 7th, 2023: Redesigned blog page and integrated theme on all pages
Update July 31st, 2023: Added 2 rows to homepage and added more to About page
Update July 30th, 2023: Completely redesigned About page
Update July 21st, 2023: I am so happy! I had an epiphany about how much people liked the old color scheme and artstyle of an old version of my website, so I finally solidified a nice style and was able to implement it. So yeah, complete redesign of my site!
I've very much lost interest in cosplay for the past three or so years, but it would be ridiculous for me to not showcase my sewing skills on campus for Halloween. In terms of Reimu, I just kinda listen to Touhou music in rhythm games. I don't have a whole lot of supplies or space in my dorm, so Reimu was something very doable in a short amount of time. The only pattern I had to design was the collar shape. The rest of it was super easy. I did it without drafting to get it done as fast as possible. Ending up looking really cool, and was one of my cheapest projects.
While I've made several stuffed animals, a lolita dress, and various small things this summer, I never ended up making a full design until the very end. Initially, I became obsessed with this purple jacket you see here, but I couldn't find any material that I liked enough to continue it. Ironically, the two best designs I have made were created while waiting for materials to make other jackets I never ended up making. This one is the same
NCT 127 wear these jackets for "Kick It", and they are red in the music video (you can even see Taeyong wearing one on the bottom of this page). However, I already have a red bomber jacket, so I decided to make this yellow varient they wear for a few stage performances. I opted to use a raincoat material, because it was the best shade of yellow I could find, as well as a decent material. Plus, I have a bad tendency to make things not very weather-friendly. I initially ordered a snake-skin vinyl online. However, when it arrived, it had all these cancer warnings on it and was plastic wrapped on a roll. I made the decision to throw it away. Because I needed a really small amount of the fabric, I just found a snake-skin shirt on Amazon and cut it up. The snaps were a pain to put on, as I've never done it prior, but I much prefer the look of snaps as opposed to zippers on jackets. I made sure to use a nice, heavy lining to make the jacket warm. This is undoubtedly one of the best things I've made.
I'm sure you've seen the little character on my website. Basically, it's a fanmade character for the idol Taeyong of NCT, which my website is dedicated to. Tyongya, the character, is pretty much exclusively in plush form. It's hard to get them overseas, especially the full size ones. The 10cm ones go for like $50 or so here!! I really like to pride myself in the fact that I believe I can make anything if I want to, so I figured I would just make a stuffed animal of him from scratch. Here's that process, and it actually ended up being really funny.
Despite having a pretty extensive knowledge of drafting jackets, traditional clothes, and skirts, I did not have any knowledge of stuffed animal making. I understood the basic process of making darts, but that was it. I figured that once I got the shape right for the head, I could just slighly alter it for the body. Well, after sewing the first pattern, I think I laughed until I cried. The long one you see here was the first attempt. The next few attempts still looked like Family Guy characters. Eventually, the got less footballish and I got close to what I wanted. Next was the body. I had a rabbit stuffed animal pattern already, and I figured I could use a similar body shape. Unfortunately the weight of the head made it so he was unable to sit up on his own. I experimented a few times with leg and arm lengths and had a growing collection of Tyongya husks on my ground, but I got the pattern finalized and made him! I also made him a purple hoodie, and that was its own challenge, because he doesn't have shoulders, ha ha.
Anyone who is familiar with black metal knows that the terms sound quality and black metal are not associated, but man, does hearing this one on vinyl enhance the quality! The symphonic aspects of this album are really cool. Something a bit different than your standard black metal, and I'm glad it exists.
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