As part of the Amassment One-Pager Event on Discord, I finally got off my webdesign butt and created a new site:
“Darmok,” episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation
This is my absolute favorite Star Trek episode, and I’ve had this site on the back burner literally since 2015–so glad for this event to help push me to make it! I hope you enjoy learning some more about this episode, and if you love TNG and have a site, definitely contact me about affiliation or link-exchange!
First off, a wonderful wonderful update: I got married on June 21st, 2020! A day I have thought about for twelve and a half years finally came true thanks to the help of lots of loving friends and family <3 it was awesome! 😀
One reason I’ve been pretty slow on updates around here is that my new husband and I are now living in (and renovating/cleaning out) the three floors of the home I grew up in. My dad got remarried in April and moved in with my stepmom instead of staying here–her one-level house is safer for him, given his limited mobility (especially since his strokes in 2018 and 2019). So we’re working on replacing carpet, painting, redecorating as necessary, and processing out all the items we no longer need, etc…which is taking a LOT of time but will be well worth it in the end!
I did, however, make some time to update my “new music” playlist over at Mellifluous–didn’t realize I’d discovered 14 new songs since February! 😀 Check it out when you get a chance!
I updated my music site, Mellifluous, this evening! Now it loads with a fresh new YouTube playlist, containing my recent favorite music–no more waiting years to update because I don’t feel like fiddling with HTML. Woo for modern conveniences!
While updating, I also discovered that all my other playlists and even one of the videos on my All Time Favs page was deleted or missing, so I went through and fixed those problems. All playlists and videos should be good to go again! (It had been about 3 years since I checked them…whoops, lol)
Anyhow, enjoy the newness, and I hope you find a new favorite song among the things I’ve added! I’ve got a little bit of everything!
I met my January goal of tidying up Declutter and Unspend! YAY! Good momentum thus far! (The content just needed a bit of rewriting, and there was a code bug in there I had to squash too, LOL)
The next goal will be is to rework and relaunch my gaming site, The Gamer’s Repose. Proposed changes so far:
- Probably archive most if not all of the “game guides” pages within the individual game sections
- Write more articles for the “Gaming Tips” sections
- Combine all lists of links into a masterlist, and sort it better
- Condense “Site Info” into one page
- Condense Sitemap
- Completely redesign layout
I’ve already started on a lot of this work (like the layout, combining and condensing), but it still needs a lot of love. I want to make it an unusual gaming site, more focused on the life of a gamer, how to take care of collections, how to have more fun with it…any ideas for articles along that line that you’d like to see? Send it through the contact form!
Phew, can you believe it’s already 2020?! Lots of things have been happening IRL, but I did want y’all to know I’ve got some great stuff planned for this year:
- January 2020: Rework my two GIF-heavy advice sites, Declutter and Unspend
- February 2020: Revamp and relaunch my gaming site, The Gamer’s Repose
- March 2020: Update my music site, Mellifluous
- April 2020: Launch of my Seto Kaiba fansite, tentatively called Progress
- May 2020: Rework and update my faith site, Living Words
- June-August 2020: Time off, because a wedding and honeymoon could be happening! :D!
- September 2020: Resume work on my Eighth Doctor fansite, Absentia
- October 2020: Rework and relaunch my ASMR site, Unwind
- November 2020: Resume work on my Sound of Music fansite, Something Good
- December 2020: Perhaps the launch of a fun new project that’s currently in development, if time permits!
YAY I might actually get most of this done this year! Message me and let me know what you’re working on this year 😀
a world of Animal Crossing fansite
After 2 years of being suuuuper lazy, I finally fixed up this site, adding TONS of illustrative images and rewording content where necessary. Let me know what y’all think (and if you find any code bugs I still need to squish, let me know that, too xD)!
The Nostalgia Project has its first link! Ainna of Northstar.nu emailed me a few days ago and let me know that my site had inspired her to finish her own nostalgic project about the late 90s web clique Scented Angels–her lovely tribute is called Scented, and so I’ve linked to it there to join in the memory fun! (I’ve also linked Ainna’s main domain on my Links page, under “friends”–check her site out when you get a chance!
Also, I’m currently doing background work on both Tomorrow’s Calling and The Gamer’s Repose. Both sites will receive edits to their articles, pictures, and layouts as I get time–no changes are up yet, but I hope to have some things uploaded soon. (I am superbly lazy and spend a lot of time messing around on my tablet at home, XD, but I am getting things done slowly but surely!)
This is the thing I’ve sortakindanot been working on since…March? April? I don’t even know, but I finally finished it! Yay for work computers and plenty of downtime to put the finishing touches on it! (Using my personal computer has become a bit of a beast, and I’ve learned that I am not 20 anymore and thus cannot hunch over a laptop in bed for hours on end without paying for it later. Oops xD)
This site is a flashback to good memories and good times for me, remembering the style of late 90s/early 00s fansite designs and content, using new tools and resources to recreate the old aesthetic, and revisiting a very important part of my fandom life. (I even have a splash page! So early 2000s! So legit!! LOL)
I hope this site is as fun for you to visit and read as it was for me to create–I sure relearned and remembered a lot, and reconnected with a part of myself I hadn’t realized had faded into the background. Let me know what you think, and I hope it inspires you!
After about 2 years, both my Exits and Links pages have received fresh layout updates and content reviews! WOO I DID SITE STUFF AFTER EONS *pompoms*
Both now sport more floral layouts to match the domain layout (which I’m still pretty happy with), and they involve better coding and design techniques–the exits page in particular features a new CSS technique called Flexbox, which will make my designing life about 5000% easier. I’m now super excited to try this on some other layouts!
I know it’s been more than a few hot minutes since I did much on my domain, but I’m still here! It’s just been hard to muster up the energy to work on websites much. I want to do stuff, but then I boot up the computer and my brain is just “you know what? …nah.” LOL! I still have several ideas for my sites, though. I will start nudging some things around in March and see how many flying flips I can spare for webdesign stuff!
Speaking of computers, I may be looking into getting a new computer at some point this year, because my current one is almost 7 years old and I’m not sure how much longer she’ll last. 🙁 She’s been a good one, though, and I don’t want to trade her in till she just doesn’t run anymore. I really like the ASUS brand laptops (especially the gaming ones like this one) because they just seem to be made to last much longer than normal laptops, just like I like ’em. If anybody has recommendations on what I should upgrade to, especially if it’s within the ASUS brand, let me know!