21 May 2019
Ranma/Akane, Tendou Akane

For a design that I wanted to be easy to make, I spent waaay too much time on the new Ranma/Akane FL layout. >_< Still featuring fanart by Spelarmind, this time a sketch of the two squabbling lovers (+P-chan). I wanted something simple and clean, and this art piece did very nicely. I like the design, but I’m kind of sick of it now after spending more hours on it than I planned.

Because the HTML structure for that design is also based on my Akane FL, that site’s markup and CSS have been cleaned up, too. Grateful for having found the solution to my extra whitespace layout problem, with such a basic fix! ♥ Also decided to put the updates for Tendou Akane in its own category.

16 April 2019
Ranma/Akane, Sheldon Cooper, Tendou Akane

The Big Bang Theory will always be one of my favorite sitcoms, and Sheldon will always rank high in my list of my favorite characters. So imagine my glee when Joss allowed me to inherit the old list, and donated a plethora of codes!

The Sheldon Cooper Fanlisting

In other news, I’ve added Nabiki as an affiliate to the Ranma/Akane and Akane FLs. ♥

3 April 2019
Ranma/Akane, Shounen, Kamiya Kaoru, Tendou Akane

I finished two new FLs (since my TAFL deadline is coming up)! I’m still not sold on the CSS of these sites, but they will do for now:

The Shounen Genre Fanlisting The Kamiya Kaoru Fanlisting

Thanks again to Miyukiko for letting me use her gorgeous YYH fanart for the Shounen FL!

Also this really goes against my design principle, but I’ve had to use a promotional movie still for Kaoru’s layout, since I couldn’t find any good fanart of Kaoru that I could use with the artist’s permission. : Also took a while to decide with a smaller content area, but the layout is slowly growing on me. Immense thanks again to Kris for allowing me to inherit her list!

Added the Ranma 1/2 and Ryoga FLs as affiliates for the Ranma/Akane and Akane FLs. :)

25 May 2018
Northstar.nu, Ranma/Akane

It took me several days to be happy with the layout (it’s growing on me), and then another three days to get the coding just right and just decide on the colors, but now it’s finally finished:

The Ranma and Akane Fanlisting

They’ve been my OTP since I was 12, and it’s so thrilling for me to finally be able to run their fanlisting. :) My interest in them was renewed a couple of years ago when I learned that the first chapter of the manga saw print in 1987—meaning the manga is celebrating a three-decade milestone. ♥

Now all that’s left for me to decide is if I still I want to change scripts—I’ve always loved Enth, but the join form has too many fields that look complicated to someone outside of TFL, and I want to make it simpler. I’m also not averse to coding everything manually. Hmm. I will need a few more days on this.

23 April 2018
Northstar.nu, Tony/Pepper, Ranma/Akane, Kurama/Botan

I initially did not want to get back into FLs when I closed Beatifique.org in 2013, but now that I am back into the online fan communities I realize how inevitable putting up these little tributes are. ^^; My plan is to ultimately convert these into small fansites, but seeing as I generally do not have enough stamina to maintain them, putting up at least a fanlisting guarantees some other purpose (other than for my own entertainment), namely, to “unite all fans” of a particular subject (per TFL slogan).

So before I could change my mind, I went ahead and applied for three OTPs about a week ago: Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, Ranma and Akane (TAFL), and Kurama and Botan (also at TAFL). Applying for these sites on the Network, with their four-week deadline to put up a working site, will certainly do wonders for my motivation to finish any of these tributes I’m planning so that this domain doesn’t feel so empty.

And today, I received the approval for all three of them! <3 They were all wishlisters once upon a time (when they were all still managed by very capable owners), so getting to run them is really thrilling for me. I'm getting on making sure the Pepperony FL is crosslisted to two other categories (aside from Relationships: Book/Movie, I should have it listed under Animation and Comics, too), so let's keep our fingers crossed for that. :)