Between Two Turrets - Come chat with Saiyaka! [COMPLETE]

http://i.imgur.com/oU1ol2p.jpg _Welcome to the latest installment of Between Two Turrets, a new Q&A series from the NA Community team in which we'll connect you with various Rioters to chat about League, life, and anything in between. You can expect an installment every couple weeks or so, with Rioters from all over jumping in to spend some time with you on the boards._ _This week, we've got visual designer and classical vocalist (that's her in the Diana login music) **Saiyaka**!_ ----- **EDIT - Alright I'm heading back to work guys, thanks for all the questions! I'll try to check back over the next couple days in case any of you have more questions.** Hi there! I’m Lisa and I’m a Visual Designer. Sometimes I sing, make funny voices and always fail at beatboxing. I’m a classically trained vocalist, and from time to time have the opportunity to work with the music team on a number of League of Legends pieces like Diana’s theme - Daylight’s End, Orb of Winter from the Pentakill album, The Freljord theme and one of my favorites - Demacia Rising. As a visual designer, I work on layout, composition and building style guides for the web experiences of everything from the Urfitational to more serious events like Shurima. My favorite champ is Vayne. I’m currently playing Final Fantasy XIV - Hyperion server :3 I love classical music and good web design. I’m always looking for new music for my daily commute, playing League or just to listen, so send me your favorites~ I keep up with a small [music blog](http://www.boldlyclassic.com/#classic-magazine) and post some of my League and non-League related music projects up on my [YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2hlzaTkdHTD9XxcZWdTpEw). Looking forward to chatting about design, travel or random music recommendations! Lisa, “Saiyaka”
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Saiyaka! What has been your favorite project so far during your time at Riot? Is there anything you've been really challenged by?
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=Anchris,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:06:03.835+0000) > > Saiyaka! What has been your favorite project so far during your time at Riot? Is there anything you've been really challenged by? My favorite project as a Visual Designer would be the Shurima website. There were a lot really new and interesting things we tried and a lot of really great opportunities to stress out the web developer I worked with. As far as challenges, I'm in a little known ranked team, by the name of Teenage Mutant Ninja Tabi. We've recently entered Bronze 1 - A team best. Everyday is a challenge. However, the biggest challenge is having to explain why the name is just HILARIOUS. I mean... come on... It's like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but it's Ninja Tabi, which is an item in the game - a premium play on words.
Riot Geo (NA)
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Ooooh bronze one! Wooooo {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}}
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=Riot Geo,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:44:02.131+0000) > > Ooooh bronze one! Wooooo > > {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}}
Unzipped (NA)
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Your singing on Diana's theme was so beautiful! Did you get to write the lyrics? Will you have other opportunities to create more login themes?
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=Unzipped,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:22:02.157+0000) > > Your singing on Diana's theme was so beautiful! Did you get to write the lyrics? > > Will you have other opportunities to create more login themes? Thanks!~ The lyrics were written by another Rioter - Devon Giehl "RiotRunaan" I believe. They are amazingly well written. I'm always excited to have a reason to do music things, so if there are opportunities the music team sees, like the backing vocals I did for things like Demacia Rising or even the Nami recall I'm always interested~
Riot Geo (NA)
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When can we expect a solo album?
rinsujo (NA)
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>Favorite champ is Vayne. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo......... So on a more serious note though, what inspires you/how do you decide what sort of Layout to give each event? Does it depend on the content, or is there something else that leads you to design the pages the way you do? (As long as I'm understanding the web design part of your job correctly.) Second question, how does one become a classically trained vocalist? Are there college courses on vocals, or is it more like instrument lessons with a tutor? Third and final question - Diana/Leona... Best champs? Yes or Yes? Any awesome music/minisite stuff for them in the works? (Rito Plz.)
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=rinsujo,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:26:46.089+0000) > > NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo......... > > So on a more serious note though, what inspires you/how do you decide what sort of Layout to give each event? Does it depend on the content, or is there something else that leads you to design the pages the way you do? (As long as I'm understanding the web design part of your job correctly.) > > Second question, how does one become a classically trained vocalist? Are there college courses on vocals, or is it more like instrument lessons with a tutor? > > Third and final question - Diana/Leona... Best champs? Yes or Yes? Any awesome music/minisite stuff for them in the works? (Rito Plz.) YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssss......... :3 To put it into context, I had just binge watched all the Underworld movies and decided that Kate Beckinsale was going to be my new hero. So. Yeah. The short answer is there are a lot of factors from content to mood to platform (desktop, mobile, client). I generally try to do creative brainstorms in the beginning where the whole team gets in touch with how everything should feel - In the case of my last site for [Shurima](http://promo.oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/shurima/index.html), It was all about elegance and openness, so we created a layout that felt large and impactful. I think we went through a million different ways to draw a circle and several mood boards where we collaged images and inspiration that didn't include sand in an attempt to dig into what else about Shurima was important besides the fact that it's a desert. We came out with this idea that we want to let the art speak for itself and support it with really light and refined elements. I studied opera performance specifically, so it was a lot of vocal coaching and recitals. I had to learn the piano and I cried, and so did my instructor I imagine. During one of my piano recitals she literally asked me if I wanted to try that again... LOL And Yes Diana/Leona best champs :P after Vayne. Second best champs, but still best champs like best best champs...
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i didnt rlly know what to write so hi
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=dr4gen sl4y3r,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:13:52.788+0000) > > i didnt rlly know what to write so hi Hi :3 Listening to this right now, how about you? :O https://youtu.be/0rLp-_yBGWg?list=PLAVl_RkGLBFvt26VS-tmcz9v061R4rejL
Pellarhodon (EUNE)
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What's up?
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=Pellarhodon,realm=EUNE,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=000f,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:45:56.098+0000) > > What's up? Playing too much Final Fantasy XIV right now. Heavenward is out and I'm a super cute Au Ra, so the MMO itch is super real. haha...
What are your thoughts on winter melons? http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/food/winter_melon-jpg.jpg?sfvrsn=2
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=MeanGreenMachine,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0013,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:53:22.912+0000) > > What are your thoughts on winter melons? > > http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/food/winter_melon-jpg.jpg?sfvrsn=2 https://youtu.be/djXTQFpfeTA
SnapDag (NA)
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Favorite champ? mine is {{champion:101}}
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=SnapDag,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0015,timestamp=2015-07-15T20:54:21.635+0000) > > Favorite champ? mine is {{champion:101}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}} {{champion:67}}
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you did the river spirit nami recall? damn that things is beautiful
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=warpenguin555,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0017,timestamp=2015-07-15T21:03:42.229+0000) > > you did the river spirit nami recall? damn that things is beautiful Thank you : ) Took about 10mins in a crowded office. I really like doing random things like that, haha.
MsWhimsy (NA)
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Hello Saiyaka~ I miss you! D:
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=MsWhimsy,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0021,timestamp=2015-07-15T21:18:04.941+0000) > > Hello Saiyaka~ I miss you! D: (っ˘̩╭╮˘̩)っ
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what was your favorite non-Riot project?
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=lvl99summoner,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=001b,timestamp=2015-07-15T21:08:55.244+0000) > > what was your favorite non-Riot project? Every once in a while I will do vocals for a friend's industrial band, Gentleman Junkie. I loved doing a different style of vocals and getting out of my comfort zone a tiny bit for a remix of one of their original songs! https://youtu.be/VofGN_9GnME The remix on my channel isn't the final - their album, "From the Moment that I saw You" just released recently, so the final mix ended up on there. ^_^
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hello. So I would like to ask you how a visual designer got drafted into singing for the music team. did they just ask around Riot for an experienced singer, or did you actively come to them? Also, isn't it weird to hear your own voice in the game? On a less serious note, how did zou decide on your ign name? It has a familiar ring to it, but I can't put a finger on where I heard it before (I might just be bad with names). greetings, chae
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=chaetopterus,realm=EUW,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=002a,timestamp=2015-07-15T21:28:09.664+0000) > > hello. > So I would like to ask you how a visual designer got drafted into singing for the music team. did they just ask around Riot for an experienced singer, or did you actively come to them? Also, isn't it weird to hear your own voice in the game? > On a less serious note, how did zou decide on your ign name? It has a familiar ring to it, but I can't put a finger on where I heard it before (I might just be bad with names). > greetings, > chae Hm... I remember meeting Christian Linke when I was out to lunch and that lead to a short audition where we setup one microphone in the middle of our dark theater, appropriately named Nocturne, and he flipped on some epic orchestrated piece and just told me to sing - very Phantom of the Opera now that I think about it... At any rate, it was likely the best outcome from eating at Subway. I think a lot of these sorts of things happen off the cuff in situations you don't necessarily expect : ) The cool part is that Riot is a place where you can have these tiny conversations and people listen and make them into bigger things.
What's your greatest League cheese combination (ie Rammus with Zhonyas)? You love classical music and your music blog has an article on Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April, which includes music from amazing composers like Debussy, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff (Rachmaninov? Still have no idea which one is correct). Who's your favorite classical composer? We all know "One does not simply have a favorite song." So, what is your go-to song that you have been listening to recently? Ever heard of the song, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto? (´ 。•ω•。)っ⌒♡。.
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=MagicalPonySpike,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0032,timestamp=2015-07-15T21:41:28.888+0000) > > What's your greatest League cheese combination (ie Rammus with Zhonyas)? > > You love classical music and your music blog has an article on Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April, which includes music from amazing composers like Debussy, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff (Rachmaninov? Still have no idea which one is correct). Who's your favorite classical composer? > > We all know "One does not simply have a favorite song." So, what is your go-to song that you have been listening to recently? > > Ever heard of the song, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto? > (´ 。•ω•。)っ⌒♡。. Hm... I'm not great at cheese, but back before I understood how items actually worked I built {{item:3157}} + {{item:3026}} on Morgana and thought I was the smartest because I was invincible... I'm a really big fan of Russian Romantic composers. Dmitri Shostakovich is one of my favorites. Due to some really extreme circumstances people basically branded him a pop music sellout. Recently - hmmmm... since I've been racing through the expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, I've been listening to a lot of Soken's music he composed for the game. The Heavansward theme, Dragonson is g o r g e o u s . . . ! https://youtu.be/FtuwltmTp9I Thanks for the song :) I have a soundtrack playlist on Spotify, this will make a fine addition.
A rioter whos loves dragonsong?!?! How did I miss this chance to post here. And Between this and the diana thing, you're so my favorite rioter besides Ironstylus that is. > I just finished Your Lie in April and it's has a lot of really good classical music in it :3 > >7 year dance with FFXI Online.. Actually maybe you're just my favorite now, especially if you reply to this so late. On the off chance you see this or decide to reply, since all the primals have great themes, imo; whats' your favorite Primal theme from XIV? Mine was Ramuh until Heavansward, now I'd say it's Bismark's; especially the final phase song. Since you played XI for so long what class did you mostly play? (I am dragoon in XIV & was in XI). Since you asked for music my favorite track from XI hopefully you had it heard it before though ^^; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6Es1h8W0g And final thing have you attended "distant worlds" or at least heard of it?; It's orchestral performance of FF songs live, I traveled to see it about 2 yrs back, and it was awesome and so worth the travel. One of the albums from it below, including "Answers" from XIV at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRKU5iW89NQ
Saiyaka (NA)
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I liked the Shiva song a lot, which is basically the whole reason I farmed for the Shiva pony! Unfortunately she doesn't fly... Bismark's theme is fantastic, but I think I like Ravana out of the two new primals, because it's all about that bass :P CoP had some great music :) Sarutabaruta theme is like the most nostalgic song on the face of the planet for meeeee~ I've never been to Distant Worlds, but I've heard a lot of good things and have all the albums, lol. One day I'll make it to a performance. Especially since the 3rd album has Answers on it! <3
Mpathy (NA)
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Besides classical, what other genres of music do you like to listen to?
Saiyaka (NA)
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I listen to a ton of soundtrack music from games, movies, anime... Yuki Kaijura and her work for Xenosaga III is one of my favorites. Final Fantasy VI was really memorable too. I have a really long commute, so I'm looking for something to remedy the boredom - Listening to Freezepop and a variety of Jpop, but looking for recommendations here~~~
Mpathy (NA)
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I would recommend a Japanese band called Blood Stain Child if you are okay with or like metal, more specifically Epsilon which is my favorite album by them. They have a sound that is a mixture of metal and trance that I think sounds rather nice. I would also recommend Gorillaz, especially their album Demon Days. Those two are really my top suggestions and hopefully you can listen to them, and enjoy them as well. Thank you for your time!
Saiyaka (NA)
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Demon Days is fantastic. I used to play that all the time when I had a radio show in college, lol I like a lot of metal, especially if it mixes with other genres, like those crazy epic rock bands (Epica, Nightwish, Dream Theater, etc.)
DartFeld (NA)
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have you listened to the fan remixed FFVI album Balance and Ruin? hours and hours of nostalgic gold. if you're a hardcore purist, though, these remixes may not be for you. the Impresario (the opera scene) is one of my favorites.
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=DartFeld,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=000b00000003,timestamp=2015-07-15T23:12:04.050+0000) > > have you listened to the fan remixed FFVI album Balance and Ruin? hours and hours of nostalgic gold. if you're a hardcore purist, though, these remixes may not be for you. the Impresario (the opera scene) is one of my favorites. Balance and Ruin was amazing! The Impresario is near and dear to my heart. The detail even in the opera scene - one of my favorite games. Even Celes doing Maria's aria was surprisingly well structured.
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Hello ! I have some great questions . 1 what is your favourite joke in the game ? 2 what is your favourite song of the game ? 3 what is your favourite Pentakill song ?
Saiyaka (NA)
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1. Katarina's joke where she stumbles over the word macabre, because it was based on a true story 2. Welcome to Planet Urf :3 3. Ohmwrecker... if I had to choose just one... https://youtu.be/MqB_wKUJcZg?list=RDMqB_wKUJcZg
Sqkerg (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=Saiyaka,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=00090000,timestamp=2015-07-15T22:09:04.443+0000) > > 1. Katarina's joke where she stumbles over the word macabre, because it was based on a true story Story on this?
Saiyaka (NA)
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I think the voice actress for her original VO actually messed up the word macabre and so they made it part of the joke, haha...... I still don't know how to pronounce :3
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What's your favourite support to complement your Vayne? ^^ Random music recommendation: Zoe Keating for wonderfully layered cello music.
Saiyaka (NA)
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Oh, this cello music is great!~ I love Nami. She can toss out her heal when I go in to poke, making trades so much easier, and then the buff is great too. And the hard CC is great, because my positioning is awful.
Jabalor (NA)
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visual designer? Mind telling us some of the proyects you have worked on? What has been your favorite one? P.D. I loved your voice in the Diana login <3 it still gives me goosebumps
Saiyaka (NA)
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I worked primarily on events like Snowdown, Harrowing, but also the faction/story events like Freljord and Shurima. I recently joined the skins team, and am really excited to work on fun ways we can present all their amazing work to the world :) Shurima was definitely my favorite, but fun fact: [Pulsefire Ezreal's reveal website](http://promo.leagueoflegends.com/pulsefire-ezreal/en.html) was the first website I ever designed, so I am a tiny bit partial :3
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Saiyaka, you already got this a lot, but you were amazing on the Diana login music. I remember listening to it over and over. It's my favorite piece from league of legends. You're awesome, go on a date with me :>?
Saiyaka (NA)
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https://youtu.be/g3TP6XZ1Baw?list=PLAVl_RkGLBFvt26VS-tmcz9v061R4rejL
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You mentioned you're playing ff XIV atm. Have you played any of the other final fantasy games? If so which is your favorite? Mine is XII, a lot of people hated it {{item:3070}} but god i had so much fun with it!
Saiyaka (NA)
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I played FFXII right after a 7 year dance with FFXI Online... so, the gameplay was too similar, which is why I stopped playing it. FFVI is my favorite, because all the characters were fantastic and the music had really strong melodies. The story also tackled some pretty serious concepts that would be difficult to pull off in modern games... I really like character stories and FFVI had a surprising amount of character development :)
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Hi Lisa, I absolutely love your voice Diana’s theme - Daylight’s End. It's shows how talented you and everyone at Riot is!! This song is probably the single most influence to picking up Diana, and her being my main ever since. As this is one of the few, if only?, theme songs with lyrics have you been asked to sing on other projects? Is there any plans to include lyrics to other themes/songs with in the game.
Saiyaka (NA)
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Wow! It's really amazing how music can be such a strong motivator :D I've sang on a few other projects, like Demacia Rising, Orb of Winter, but nothing else with lyrics. The music team is really good about choosing music to fit each specific champion, like Jinx and Vi. Lyrics add a new dimension to a song, but it has to work for the character in the end.
p4nkk7 (NA)
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If you were to create a band what 4 member would you have in it, concluding that you were the main singer? {{champion:67}} {{summoner:31}}
Saiyaka (NA)
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Hm... I think I just want to duet with Serj Tankien. -_____-
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I have been playing League of legends for about a week now, when i saw the new announcement i'm like, something everyone knows something about and not i...Than i saw what song you sang for....Listened to it and it brung me back when i was more into a different game and then I started fangirling. I was wondering [and it's still in the basic draft process, not to mention I have never wrote a song before] if you can possibly look at these lyrics I made for Ekko's song (because every song needs a version of singing). But I doubt it will be good enough (in my opinion) Anyway, when i thought i just heard about you I was amazed to realize it was a song I listened to a lot (before I even knew about LoL) But hearing your voice brang me back to my past memories and made me smile. First lines of the lyrics to the song- can you hear my voice, so loud and clear, so loud and clear, thro time and space [Tho I am kinda new to this game I have yet to explore the website more. So a basic main way to contact me would either be email or skype] Skype- Athena Ash Email/Google + -[ Athena Ash](https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AthenaAsh) I am just a creative girl with a unknown future and career, my lines of fate shall guide my to my victory in life.
Saiyaka (NA)
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Welcome <3 I didn't write the lyrics (RiotRunaan the wordsmith), but this looks like a really cool start :) Hope to hear it sometime~
oogabuga (NA)
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Saiyaka~ I seem to recall you posting random haiku on the forums back in the day. Was that you or another Riot S.... Would you write a haiku for us here? Thanks!
Saiyaka (NA)
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Past life. Haiku life. Always about Soraka. Haiku life. Past life. <3
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Do you have a playlist that you listen to while you work?
Saiyaka (NA)
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https://open.spotify.com/user/1214127916/playlist/7zgjGTMidBd0cOmPJ8pVbl That's my favorite spotify list I listen to when I work. It's kind of epic without being distracting when I'm trying to focus on something :)
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whats your favorite anime> im not a full anime watcher but i watch a bit ie dragonballz naruto and bleach and some more whats ur fave? mine is naruto
Saiyaka (NA)
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Eden of the East. I don't even know why, I just loved a lot about it. The art book is also fantastic. If you like action shows, Kill la Kill was super fun. I just finished Your Lie in April and it's has a lot of really good classical music in it :3
GRiiM (NA)
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Greetings, Saiyaka My question is: What brought you in to LoL and how long have you been with Riot Gaming as a visual designer (or with Riot in general)? P.S. Sorry about my vulgar name. When I get enough IP, I will change my name to something better.
Saiyaka (NA)
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Hi! I started playing League to keep in touch with some friends from when I lived in Minnesota~ The friends I was playing with eventually moved out to LA and for a little while I basically lived in a gaming house, lol. Without them I never would have applied :O I've been a visual designer at Riot Games for almost 4yrs. (wow!) I think I was visual designer number 3 and now it's a team of all types of designers from interaction and UI to illustration!
Aír (NA)
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*ahem* NIGHTCORE!!!!!!!!! So energetic it almost makes you want to 1v5 or start an awesome play.... not always a good thing but still is good for keeping energy up! My favorites include (search these with the work nightcore too, otherwise you get the slow originals, nothing wrong with originals, I just love nightcore :3): - Last Resort - Angel with a Shotgun - Dollhouse - Take a Hint - Pretty Little Psycho - I'm Gonna Show you Crazy - I can walk on water I can fly ***** favorite ***** Yeah, I hope you like it, or at least see this comment... :3
Saiyaka (NA)
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ooOOOOOOOoooOOOooOOooo great suggestions :)
Did you had fun to create the Shurima event ? (I want to be a designer too and I love Shurima) You just did great with that website. And the Diana login song was so scary for me but your voice is beautiful *-* {{champion:17}} {{champion:17}} {{champion:17}} {{champion:17}} {{champion:17}}
Saiyaka (NA)
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Thank you!! The Shurima site was really difficult, because there were a lot of firsts for design, like splitting the informational style content from the story or narrative content and making sure the overall message was still clear and consistent. We also implemented, for the first time, tracking your rewards in real time, which was more complicated that it sounds and we had a few different iterations of how the UI would work. It was pretty interesting watching all these different teams (champion, story, skins, gameplay, etc.) come together behind the scenes to create one really big event. Super cool! Good luck with your journey into design - there are so many different areas to learn about!
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Do you like turtles?
Saiyaka (NA)
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> [{quoted}](name=Lux Pro Player,realm=NA,application-id=cIfEodbz,discussion-id=mgqsVRvA,comment-id=0070,timestamp=2015-07-16T05:40:39.139+0000) > > Do you like turtles? https://youtu.be/CMNry4PE93Y?t=8s
Saiyaka (NA)
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Thanks for all the questions guys :) I'll try and answer more throughout the week, but feel free to keep in touch via Twitter (@Saiyaka). I love all these music recommendations! For those of you on FFXIV, see you in Heavenward~ ♬♪♫ ヾ(*・。・)ノ ♬♪♫ https://youtu.be/stDMSAhXrOo
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I just wanna say uhhh...I love your voice Saiyaka and Diana's login is my ringtone! {{champion:131}} Diana is my main for jungle!
Saiyaka (NA)
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cooooooooool!~~~ I'm on someone's phone :O
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I logged onto league & i see "Come chat with Saiyaka!" instalogged & at the VERY least wanted to say....Hey :) was reading through the feed a bit to refrain from asking any redundant questions & first off I wanted to say that your a capella "Aria di Mezzo Carattere" was amazing! legato lines sound effortless (& it's NOT easy x.x) If you had to choose between Dragonsong & Answers to lay the vocal track for which would you choose?(& can you maybe actually do that someday? XD) I have a not so cute Au Ra that needs more friends to play with! Might you be able to recommend some vocal warm up exercises? I'm a tenor thinking about going back to try for the Civic Theater Chorus in Downtown San diego & I've never been good at warming up my own voice :p Also planning to invest in a digital mic to start original & classical tracks (working on Silent Noon - Ralph Vaughn Williams & du bist wie eine blume - rubinstein) Any recording Mic/equipment recommendations? aaaaannnnddddd....that's it :) you're awesome, keep smiling & have a GREAT day! XD
Saiyaka (NA)
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These are tough questions... o.o; Maybe Answers, because the range is fun, but they are both beautiful. I'm really liking [my Au Ra](http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/90800/) :) She kind of reminds me of Balalaika from Black Lagoon... I don't really do any fancy warmups aside from scales, arpeggios and a variety of breathing exercises. One of my favorites, is by far the most annoying, but really wakes up my muscles. It basically sounds like a siren and you go from as low as you can to as high as you can. Here's a video - turn down the volume - I'm not joking. It's basically the worst, but also kind of the best. haha. https://youtu.be/KGrfkAvZ_ek?t=1m I use really cheap recording equipment. It comes down to what you are trying to get out of it. I just record myself so I can use it to hear what I sound like, not that I'm really trying to do anything professional. Best way to get better is to listen to yourself I suppose. I did a bit of VO work and picked up a shock mount and pop filter, but again depends on what you want out of it :) Good luck with all the music!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NROzG-IGNgs one of my favourite anime ost
Saiyaka (NA)
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I liked Zankyou no Terror. Never listened to the ost. Will check it out, this song is pretty~
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