October 19, 2009: Okay, I guess I'm full of poo-poo. End of Updates was a poor choice of words. Though, I did say it would be a while before I updated again, and it's been quite a while. Well over a year! Whoops...!
I didn't really plan on updating soon, but after a post in my guestbook, I figured I'd come by and check on things. A thank you goes out to Robert for the post he left that was a much needed boot in the bum. I'd also like to thank him for making an "archive" of my site, and for the nice words. And I apologize for not checking the guestbook sooner. No worries about me forgetting about my site or Tripod taking it down, though. I've got everything backed up, including this page. If Tripod does remove the site, I'll make sure I find somewhere else to host it. I discovered the wonderful thing known as FTP, so uploading the entire site somewhere else will be MUCH less painful!
Anyway, I'm going to do some cleanup on the site, and add info where needed. I've got some extra time on my hands right now, so there's no excuse for not fixing things up a bit (darned videogames...). There's a fair bit of outdated stuff floating around the site, and I have a few things bookmarked that I'd like to add. Feel free to poke around the site and find out what's been added!
On a sadder note, one of the sites in the Links section will no longer be receiving updates. Ana Leistner (aka Prismix, phantom-mint), author of the Reality Unknown Silhouette Mirage Shrine, passed away in January, 2008. Unfortunately, I didn't find out until earlier this year, and didn't get around to posting this info until now. After the "Tripod free accounts being deleted" scare, I'm wondering if anyone is looking after the site for her. She also had some great Silhouette Mirage fanart, but I can no longer find any of it, since she shut down her DeviantArt page a while back. If anyone knows if her site is being looked after and if her art is still available somewhere, please let me know. Thanks Ana, for sharing your art with people, creating a neat little Sil Mira shrine, and for linking to my own. You'll be greatly missed.
That's all for now. And again, thanks for visiting.
February 9, 2008: As you've probably noticed, it's been quite a while since an update was done. It's hard to find time to work on the site, since I'm busy with other things. This will be the last update I do for a while.
I'm no longer putting fanworks on the site. I'd like to, but I just don't have the time, or the space. Free web hosting just won't cut it when it comes to image, video, and music files. The free hosts I've looked at either don't offer enough space, don't allow "image galleries," or just don't work properly. Fanfics and other written works are fun to read, but can be a pain to set up with HTML, especially if they're a few pages long. Some people don't always take the time to proofread their works, either, and that can make things even more difficult. If I get some paid webspace one day, I'll try to make some room for fanworks.
The forum is going to be shut down. It's really not active, and I don't have the time to manage it. I'd put someone else in charge, but I don't know how to, and I don't feel comfortable with the idea.
Some people have offered to help me out, either with some of their own webspace, or using their own time to work on the site for me. I appreciate the offers, but I have to turn them down. I don't want to take a large chunk of webspace someone else is paying for, especially if I can't easily pay them; it makes me feel like a mooch. I'd rather not have someone else working on the site for me, either. I put a fair bit of time into it, and I don't feel comfortable letting someone else start to work on it. Sorry if that sounds crazy, but it's how I feel.
That's about it, I guess. Thank you for visiting. :)