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!
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!
Finally managed to do a little maintenance and updating on my music site, Mellifluous, and my ASMR site, Unwind. Mellifluous now boasts 5 “hot new” songs from my collection, audible through YouTube videos, and Unwind has 67 new featured videos! Wooo!
In other news, I am still hard at work on my Seto Kaiba fansite and hope to release that later this year if time and health permit. (I’ve been facing possible surgery so things have kinda been crazy around the house :/ )
an ASMR information site
I made a new site! And in other news, pigs are growing wings and taking to the skies!!
This site covers the pleasant psycho-physical phenomenon of ASMR. There is a general info page plus plenty of curated pages of videos, sorted by type to help folks explore and appreciate this pastime.
I’ve been enjoying and benefiting from ASMR for a few years now–it helps with relaxation, boredom, and sleep, all things I definitely need help with (LOL). My hope is that my site will help explain it better and help others discover their favorite ASMR “triggers.”
(Many many thanks to dubiousdisc for helping me troubleshoot the design–we finally got it readable and pretty! :D)
a music tributes site
I vastly expanded my old “WMW.org Radio” site to become Mellifluous, a music tributes site featuring “new to me” songs, all time top favorite tracks, and five 20-song Youtube playlists assembled according to various themes. It’s got plenty of room for expansion as I add more favorite songs and create new playlists, but for now, enjoy what I have uploaded so far!
My third project of 2017 is live! (Actually, I even completed it yesterday–thank you, snow days! xD)
Now this little page shows the current state of my novels…yup, that’s right, novels! I took the one big book I’ve been working on for YEARS and officially split it into three books. The second and third books are novel-length already (over 75,000 words), and the first book will be as soon as I beef it up with more story and description. At least…I hope so ^_^;
Anyhow, take a moment and check out the new and improved-ness! YAY PRODUCTIVITY AT LAST 😀
College Classes I’ve Taken
This little site has gotten its Google Fonts and some style tidying along the way, as well as some added information. WOOT! (I had intended to finish this in July, but since I finished Clefairy so early in January, I figured, “Why not try to finish another project?” 😀 )
Now to check the 2017 projects list for what else I can do in January…!