2017 Projects List!

Hey, cool, I did manage to update again before the end of the year! LOL

After scanning through the Visionary Sphere Network, I’ve come up with a list of things I’ll be doing (hopefully) in the coming year. Doing this month-by-month list really helped with motivation this year, so I’m counting on its continued success in 2017!

Overall 2017 Goals

Month-by-Month Goals

Happy 12th Birthday, WMWorg!

Twelve years ago, I bought a domain for myself, not expecting much more out of myself than to create just a few fansites in one fandom, plus maybe a domain hub like so many of my fellow mid-2000s webdesigners. How wonderful it has been to see this little place grow to become a haven for all my various interests, plus a few informational/educational advice sites as well!

2016 especially has been productive and accomplished, with several new and relaunched sites; November 2016 itself became busy as I started my November Nouveau program of random productivity (LOL). Though I don’t know quite yet what I will be able to accomplish in the last few days of the year, I look forward to what 2017 has in store for the Visionary Sphere Network!

(Bonus: happy birthday to me! 😀 )

The Terrible Tooth and December Plans

My December plans are a bit more scaled back due to some unforeseen circumstances (see below), but I still hope to finish Absentia. Let’s just say it was a good thing I had so much energy and got so much done in the early parts of November!

I am, however, on the mend now, and I’m looking forward to completing the site for my favorite Doctor before the end of the year. I actually have a few new articles I’d like to add, too!

As for what happened to me these last couple of weeks:

Trigger Warning: Health stuff, possible grossness

Starting on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, I got hit with terrible jaw pain…which evolved into terrible tooth pain on Saturday…which turned out to be a severe abscess in my left bottom jaw, finally discovered on Sunday morning. A cracked tooth that had been heavily filled and rebuilt in February had never been quite right afterward, and unbeknownst to me, decay and infection had continued under the filling. Despite this, the tooth had suffered in silence before the infection finally spilled out into my face, swelling my cheek and jaw and making it impossible to eat or even clean the tooth without stabbing pain. Neither cold nor heat would soothe this pain; only 800 milligrams of ibuprofen would even begin to handle its throbbing.

I thus spent most of the Thanksgiving holiday cradling my face, taking obscene amounts of Valium and Advil, and sobbing/screaming my head off, especially at night (occasionally contemplating whether bashing my face against the doorjamb would help anything). But thankfully, after 2 (TWO!!) trips to the emergency room, I finally got antibiotics enough to start easing my suffering, and got a root canal in the tooth two days later. The panic I felt at having to have a dental procedure done was eased much by my awesome dentist (and his suggestion to take a couple Valium before the appointment); even though I hate having dental work done, I wanted to be free of the pain more than anything. The procedure took 2 hours and 15 minutes (the poor tooth was apparently very bad off), but after the numbing shots I didn’t feel a thing! (It’s oddly great to say the numbing shots were the worst part LOL)

Now I am about 6 days post-procedure, and I am able to eat almost normally again, brush my teeth without yelping, and able to sleep on my left side without discomfort! Whee! (And it’s SUPER nice to not be restricted to pudding, soup, and mashed potatoes LOL)

November Nouveau, Round 5: Declutter!


Declutter
a philosophy

Just as I did with Unspend a few days ago, I edited and reworked this little site as well! (The decluttering advice is better and so is the formatting, thank God, LOL)

(By the way, have I ever told y’all how much I love Google Fonts? Because I really do. They make my life easier and thus I can be the lazy efficient designer and developer that I want to be. ♥

November Nouveau, Round 2: Good Ol’ Ev!

Hooray! Another November Nouveau, because apparently all my productivity has come back in droves!

Today, I bring you a small revamp:


Good Ol’ Ev!
a fansite for Evinrude from The Rescuers

This little site didn’t need any work on its content, so I was able to just shine up and polish the design. Now armed with Google Fonts, better color selections, and some formatting changes, this site hopefully reads and looks much better! 😀

November Nouveau, Round 1: Inexhaustible Peace!

Thanks to a random surge of energy, I completed the first of hopefully many “November Nouveau” edits here at WMWorg just a few minutes ago! Here’s what I did:


Inexhaustible Peace
a site for Helen Burns from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

This little site was one of the first fansites I built when I got into the Amassment community, and while I felt it was already a good site, I did have a couple things I wanted to tidy up. Those “couple of things” ended up being a lot more in-depth than I thought (LOL), but the site is SO much better off because of it. Check it out and see what you think!!

A Look Back and a Look Forward

Whew, it’s November already! I still have a couple of projects in the hopper for 2016, but here’s what I’ve accomplished this year so far:

Wow, I didn’t think I’d accomplished QUITE that much this year, but it’s been a busy 10 months at WMWorg! March was my most productive month, though–weird!

Looking ahead, this is what I plan for November and December:

Whew, looks like a lot of work (and it probably will be, not going to lie), but I’m excited about it too–I’m not going to actively build any new sites or do any huge revamps in November, so I’m going to be able to do more little tasks around the domain. Check back for updates!

Revamped: Something Good


Something Good
a fansite for The Sound of Music

whew scooting in right under the wire omg

This once sorta-embarrassing site has gotten a facelift and about 500% more content! Here’s what’s been added:

  • Full plot summary
  • Trivia
  • Fan responses
  • More complete character listing
  • Essay section
  • Better article formatting
  • Individual song pages
  • Corrected/polished layout
  • Google Fonts instead of web-safe fonts (LOL)

Still to come because my real life is super crazy right now and my neck is one giant headache-causing knot:

  • More essays
  • Additional screenshots for the plot summary
  • More detailed song analyses
  • Song lyrics for each video
  • More fan responses
  • More trivia
  • Better site buttons

Please enjoy all I have uploaded thus far, and check back soon for these planned updates!!