14 January 2020
*Northstar.nu, Ishida Uryuu, Kamiya Kaoru, *Hakanai.net, Ephemeral, Satoh Takeru

I finally finished the design for my overdue latest FL, Satoh Takeru, who is probably the only Japanese actor I have been obsessed with. My fascination for him predictably came about when the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film came out in 2012. I stalked every Japanese blog and site, bought official merch (photobooks, calendars, DVDs), downloaded Japanese apps (like LINE) for exclusive content, binged on his shows, hounded videos with fansubs, and even started learning Nihongo (I’m nowhere near fluent, sadly, but I can read basic kana and know basic grammar). I literally spent thousands of pesos on this man lol. I’m more of a casual fan now, but with the last installment of the RK movies coming out later this year—to my biggest surprise, since I thought the trilogy of films ended in 2014—it’s fitting to put up a small appreciation page for him.

I cross-linked this with my Kaoru FL, of course, and added a few other RK-related affiliates. As to my other sites, I added Yumichika to Ishida as an affiliate, and changed Mal’s member/affiliate information for Ephemeral, Hakanai, and Northstar (and Katenkka’s, too).

23 November 2019
*Northstar.nu, Tony/Pepper, Ishida Uryuu, Ephemeral, Tony Stark, Elementary, Good Tidings, Pastels

Been busy IRL, so here’s a collection of small updates the past few weeks:

  1. Nov. 8: New affiliate for Elementary (Lucy Liu)
  2. Nov. 10: New affiliate for Viola Davis (Emma Stone)
  3. Nov. 11: New buttons for Good Tidings and new affiliate (New Year’s), and updated the network section of the domain
  4. Nov. 13: New affiliate for Pastel Colours (Cool Colors)
  5. Nov. 15: New affiliate for Ishida Uryuu (Nel); edited former owner’s (Betty’s) info at Elementary; new affiliates for Tony and Tony/Pepper (RDJ)
  6. Nov. 17: New affiliate for Pastel Colours (Colours), Ephemeral (Fanlisting collectives) and Ishida Uryuu (IshiHime)
  7. Nov. 23: New affiliates for Good Tidings (Holidays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)

7 November 2019
Ishida Uryuu, *Hakanai.net, Christopher Nolan, Good Tidings, Pastels

Got approved for this subject a couple of days ago, but it’s been a wishlister of mine for like forever so I set to work on it quickly, and now it’s ready for release! Please join Delicately Soothing, the fanlisting for pastel colours! (And yes I’ve adopted the British spelling just because it looks cooler)

I also added new affiliates for Christopher Nolan (Inception and Arthur+Eames) and Ishida Uryuu (Muramasa). Incidentally, it was Uryuu’s character birthday yesterday. ^^; Also added the new FL owned icons for Hakanai.net!

Lastly, some new updates for Good Tidings: a new 100×50 code, some new guidelines regarding finished layouts, and sent the thank-you finished icons for Rhys and Laurie. ♥

31 October 2019
*Northstar.nu, Dog-Eared, Ishida Uryuu, Scented

Hit by a sudden flash of inspiration, so I started work on yet another a new site. (⌒▽⌒)☆ Done with the initial phase of the layout; coding is to come next. Just have to write a little content and then we’re good to go~

In other news, I finally got around to adding icons to my sites at Northstar.nu. ^^;; Also tweaked the CSS there a bit more, until I’m finally happy with how the content is rendered on the page (especially with the “About,” “Design,” and “Projects” sections).

More housekeeping:

  1. /log: Fixed the CSS so the entry backgrounds now have rounded corners, edited the .htaccess (with help from Lys, as ever! ♥) to drop the PHP extension in my files, and finally got around to adding a to-do section
  2. Ishida Uryuu: Decided to go with a fixed top nav, hopefully it looks better!), and added a new affiliate, Rukia
  3. Dog-Eared: Made the content into an iFrame so it aligns better with the header image, but now I seem to be regretting the two-column layout decision since the site is so text-heavy >_< This design really works better for smaller sites with little content. So I may have to change the layout soon, no matter how much I like the current Kuroko+Nigou one(个_个)

28 October 2019
Ishida Uryuu

I spent most of yesterday designing and coding a new layout for ARROWS OF LIGHT because I could no longer take the rushed ugliness of the first one. xD As with Tony, I initially wanted to have a two-column layout, but it wasn’t working for me so I decided to just roll with this one-column result. (Really liked how the header turned out, btw; again, I made the blend and textures myself from stock photos, augmented by So-Ghislaine’s. It may not look like much, but I am at least pleased with how it looks!)

New codes were added, too—both my own and the rest of Estefania’s codes, which she kindly donated last April when she passed on the members’ list to me. ♥ Also added a few affiliates to the site: Shinji & Aizen, Ichigo & Zaraki, Byakuya & Rukia, and Gin.

5 April 2019
Ishida Uryuu, Kamiya Kaoru

New affiliates: Added Grimmjow to Uryuu, and Aoshi, Saitou and The Kyoro Arc to Kaoru. ♥

3 April 2019
Ishida Uryuu

After going back and forth among three design options, I decided to go with layout number four and release Ishida Uryuu into the world:

The Ishida Uryuu Fanlisting

(As always, I’m not particularly sold about this design, but it’ll do for now.)

My immense gratitude to Estefania for allowing me to inherit her list, and for letting me use all the codes she made! ♥

12 March 2019
*Northstar.nu, Ishida Uryuu

Please say hello to Christine and Joy, my newest affiliates! ♥

Also the other day I was complaining that the first two layout drafts I had for the Uryuu Ishida FL weren’t coming together for me, but yesterday I had too much inspiration. xD My first time to work with a zigzag one-page layout. It looks OK in Photoshop, so I hope I can code it properly *g* I wanted to do a good job on this because I’m so grateful Estefania took the time to send me her old list, which had more than 1,000 members!!! Took a chance on her old email and it paid off. So I want to do Ishida justice and hope my layout can reflect that~ :3