4 January 2020
*Northstar.nu, Shounen, Shoujo, Scented, Good Tidings, Cappuccino

So yesterday I put the domain on a brief hiatus. I’ve been creating like four different new layouts for it, but nothing quite felt right. Ugh. Layout block is the worst. Good thing Affeli.us offers free templates for precisely this occasion. Hopefully I get out of this rut soon.

In other news, my first new FL for 2020 is now up: it’s for one of my favorite josei manga, Cappuccino, a short series by Marmalade Boy creator Yoshizumi Wataru. I read this three years ago, and I’m still thinking about it today; that’s how hauntingly heartbreaking the story was, and how well-written it is. (Also added it as an affiliate to Sailor V.) It’s my first time to use a stock photo for a manga site, but I’m liking the effect (if I do say so myself). I just hope it doesn’t confuse people. xD

Other stuff I did today:

  1. I tweaked some of the content in Fine Print. (I really should change its layout soon!)
  2. I looked up some CSS section dividers and am itching to revamp (even retitle yet again) my fanfiction site! Better add that to the to-do list.
  3. …Speaking of which, I’ve been meaning to get my coding done for the /log section but have not been able to *sigh*
  4. I put down the signup section on Good Tidings, and put up the reminder in the Participants section that layouts have to be up until Jan. 15, 2020. :)
  5. I added a ton of affiliates cross-linking my own sites to the Shoujo and Shounen FLs. :) On that note, I better add revamps of those two on my list. I like the art I used for the layouts, but the layouts themselves are ugh :
  6. Lastly, tweaked the CSS and image size on Scented. I hate ugly scrollbars, so I “camouflaged” the colors a bit, and made the header image smaller to better suit my resolution (1366×768).

1 January 2020
*Northstar.nu, Tony/Pepper, Project Clique, Kamiya Kaoru, FREE! Movies, Good Tidings

Happy New Decade (2020), everyone!

  1. All icons have been emailed for participants of Good Tidings
  2. A very generous hosting upgrade was given by Leprd (thank you, Lys!) ♥♥
  3. Added new cliques to Project Clique (Carla’s Element and Mine!)
  4. Did some minor CSS/HTML tweaks to FREE! Movies and Tony/Pepper
  5. Added Saya and Janna as domain affiliates
  6. Updated the RK FL affiliate link for Kaoru

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. ♥

4 November 2019
Ainna.me, Good Tidings

The other day, I set up the information page for Good Tidings, the 2019 Holiday Layout Marathon I’m hosting (and I’ve added Rhys and Lene as participants):

Sign-ups close Dec. 1, 2019. Come join! ☆

In other news, I’ve updated the index page of Ainna.me to add a more functional/informative menu. I am also officially launching /PULSE, my mostly-RL microlog.