09/29/2023So I still haven't been doing much with the site (progress on the old PC shrine has been held back a bit by a rework) since I've still been quite busy, but a lot has happened this month! Not only the flood of followers I've gotten in the last several weeks, but I got engaged earlier in the month and today is my birthday!
Hopefully I can get some time soon to put more stuff up here, there's a lot of fun ideas that are scratching at the surface, plus I found some really old art in my closet recently I thought was lost to time. Gotta make time to clean out my scanner for that (and the rest of the backlog of stuff I wanted to scan for the site for months now).
08/10/2023Didn't manage to get done what I wanted for tonight, but today was my site's first birthday! Summer is the busy season at work so I have had to put this project a lot further back on the backburner than it was. It is weird to have skipped so many months between logs. I had started the scaffolding of a new shrine placeholder, so perhaps that and the shrine's icon can be done within the next couple of days or so. I've been on such a nostalgia kick lately and have been jonesing to work on this site, I just haven't been able to.
I also just wanna say a big thank you to everyone who's followed, and especially to those who've stuck around after my work on this project has slowed to a crawl. I appreciate all of you, and I love this place and all the cool sites I've seen on it to pieces!
05/03/2023Hopefully I'll have some time to make more substantial updates this weekend or something, but I wanted to say thank you for over 50k views on my site! I got my links page caught up with more buttons to other people's sites and a link to the neato thing I used to make gen 1 style Pokémon cries for my little sprite and the fakemon I made of my cats. There is now also a way to reach the newer meme page but you'll have to find it yourselves :3
04/08/2023Managed to squeeze in an update today and not just little bits of poking around with stuff. The Dragon's Lair now has 4 completed dragon pages. There are a couple of short ones left to do but then a few of the remaining ones are a bit more involved and long so I'll get to them when I get to them. There is also a secret meme page I made the other day that I'm sure some of you have seen but nothing links to it at the moment - I have plans for that and some other little silly single-page things.
03/22/2023Trying to find time to do stuff here again, but I've been busy, haha. This is definitely a project that could only have been pumped out at the rate I was doing before because I was unemployed. Updates will always come but they'll be a lot slower for sure. I have a lot of things still planned for this site!
In other news, because I now work in a sticker shop, I have a massive advantage to making and selling my own sticker designs! Three of them are now available in my Ko-fi shop, which now has a link on the Links page separate from the normal Ko-fi link.
02/01/2023Did mostly a bunch of minor housekeeping stuff during the span of time since my last log, but in the background I'd been making graphics for the Dragon's Lair section, both the navigation animations and splash illustrations to sort of reboot each of my old dragons that now have their own pages. Some of the dragons never really had names, so it'll be interesting figuring out how I want to do header stuff.
I also made a shrine icon and placeholder shrine page for Kaiba within the last week. I'm not sure what I want to do with the page, but I want it to have the vibe of the show, feature music and other stuff, and have things to explore all delivered in a unique or interesting way.
01/14/2023Took a break from doing redesigns of all my old dragon characters (which will eventually be used as main images for each of their pages in the Dragon's Lair) to write up the Cat Mom Glossary in the Pet Zone. I want to add images and maybe audio to it at some point, but hey, the data's all there!
12/31/2022Wanted to make ONE last entry before the year ends. I managed to finish getting all the art from all the years in my Historical Archive gallery section (and a few remaining new things from this year) yesterday. I wanted to do a bit more tinkering with things but there just isn't time, haha.
I did also want to say thank you for 50 followers - hadn't done so yet, and I should! Neocities has been one of the best things about 2022. It's my chill little haven where I've been able to just relax and play around and even get a steady little trickle of new mutuals and visitors! It's been nothing but positive here - so much better than social media. I hope next year is full of even more Neocities goodness :3
12/17/2022I made art assets for a GifyPet yesterday so I wanted to knock out the basic layout of the Pet Zone so I could actually put her up someplace! I had also decided some time ago that when said page was up I'd remove the cats from the shrine index page and have them as part of the Pet Zone instead, leaving the shrines for fandom only. I still need to make icons for the couple of other shrines I want to make on that front, but that's not a priority at the moment.
12/14/2022Made some fun placeholder pages for the Pokémon and Zelda shrines. The former took longer to do than I meant for it to 'cause I had to record two of the sound effects myself in an emulator. Apparently Gen 2 era cries for Gen 2 Pokémon are impossible to find on the internet. Maybe someday I'll record them all and put it up in the Goodies section.
12/04/2022Doing a bit of minor housekeeping today, like finally adding the Blender badge to the badges section and turning that into a marquee (not sure if people could tell it was scrollable so that was bugging me and I changed it). I also added the credits screen and background swapping features to the Game Boy Camera page like a week ago and forgot to make a log about it, whoops! That page is now feature complete, there just needs to be more pics in the gallery and I might make more backgrounds at some point.
11/24/2022Threw together a placeholder for the Dragon's Lair page yesterday. Mostly it was because I made a Dragon Cave account and grabbed some eggs without realizing they die in a week if not hatched so I had to make something really quick to put them on. Still haven't worked out how I want to structure the content and navigation of that section so it will likely be just eggs for a while. I also added several new Neocities links to the Links page!
11/21/2022Made the Pondering page a couple days ago - the basic structure of it is done, just needs some good ol' scripted interactibility. Still need to make more pics for the Game Boy Camera page. I've made the credits screen but haven't implemented it yet. I did a little bit of general site housekeeping just now, though - linked some more Neocities, added another quiz result, and updated the to-do list.
11/05/2022Got a bit of new content up (namely 2011's gallery and some tidbits on the about page), but mostly I just optimized the heck out of a big chunk of my images and cut my storage usage in half (even though it's barely any in the first place X3). I've kind of settled on a process for future optimizing of images, so I won't have to go back over new ones. It has been a long time since I bothered using JPEGs - which was certainly in evidence based on which years already had their images in that format and which were Oops All PNGs!
11/03/2022Still plugging away at adding content to the galleries, namely the art galleries at the moment. There are a lot of years to go through but thankfully I've reached the 2010s! Some of these years are making me realize I should find some way to record video of some of the Flash stuff I did. I don't currently have a way to do that, but I'll likely find one!
Behind the scenes (which will show more when I get to the Time Machine stuff), it's been a doozy piecing together the chronology of 2007/08 specifically. A bunch of stuff is missing, including two entire OCs. I have had some luck in discovering a bit of lost media digging around and reactivating accounts I didn't realize I could access/reactivate and finding little tidbits. At the same time, though, some of it also reminds me once more how much on the internet is just purged if not preserved deliberately. 2003 and earlier are years I'd love to be able to map out properly as well, but nope! There's gonna be a lot of guesswork.
10/26/2022Been trying to completely populate the galleries page, at least to the point of having things in each section. Still need to take newer pics of my collections (and might add a plushie collection at some point, as well as pics of old desktop setups since I found some of those in my diggings).
Actually got some more stuff on the goodies page - I just made a Blender button I'd been meaning to make since I used it to make the shrine icons. I've also added a set of Windows 9X style icons I'd made for a project years ago but I figured I'd make them available here! Lastly, I added a bunch more people's Neocities buttons to the Links page. There's still a couple folks I wish had buttons but maybe someday!
10/21/2022Hit 9000 views last night! Had been saving a sound clip just for it - see if you can find it! Also just now got around to adding some stuff to the "neat stuff" section of the links page. I'd say it's now complete enough to remove Construction Pikachu from it. Slowly but surely ticking things off my to-do list!
10/11/2022Still have no idea what I'm going to actually put on any of my shrines content/layout-wise (will have to peruse others' sites for ideas), but I'm at least making the icons for the main Shrines page! I couldn't not use rotating 3D renders for them since I already have most of the models I'd want on-hand (the Star Trek ones are my own, as will be the 3 cats - I just have to make edits of another cat model I made).
For the Dragonball one I haven't decided whether to make Dragonballs or Vegeta. I have an alternate one for Star Trek of Data if I decide to do the latter and go full blorbo mode. I also want to do a bit more styling, like individual backgrounds or something. There are a couple more shrines I'm not sure if I'll actually do, as well (a pet bird from childhood and Rurouni Kenshin.