Unlike any other
place in cyberspace...
"My favorite aspect of websites is their duality: they're both subject and object at once. In other words, a website creator becomes both author and architect simultaneously. There are endless possibilities as to what a website could be. What kind of room is a website? Or is a website more like a house? A boat? A cloud? A garden? A puddle? Whatever it is, there's potential for a self-reflexive feedback loop: when you put energy into a website, in turn the website helps form your own identity." -Laurel Schwulst
02.01.23I accidentally deleted all of my images yesterday and have spent multiple hours recovering. Yikes!
Thankfully, it's all sorted now!
A few days ago I finished an area in the 90's and Y2K vault that details 90's and Y2K TV shows. So far there are only 20 television series on the list, but there's a lot of detail which takes time to produce. I'm really proud of how it turned out, though!
I will continue to add additional shows as I am able. I also plan on producing more content for this vault, including 90's and Y2K music, movies, notable figures, a timeline of the decade, and my own commentary on the era. If you come across this, please let me know what you'd like to see!
As the becomes well-rounded, I will add other vaults covering more decades. I would like to do 80's, 70's, 60's, etc., until basically all of the last century is covered. This will absolutely take time and will in no way happen overnight. This is going to be a project that spans many years, and I hope that people can enjoy it for decades to come.
I added a Wiki! Here is where I'm going to put articles and content that just doesn't otherwise fit onto the website. Things that I don't have certain areas designated to, but still want to include/write about in some form or another.
Users are permitted and encouraged to create an account on the wiki, and may contribute content as they wish. Please see the wiki homepage for more details in regards to that.
01.07.23I've been doing so much work around here, but I haven't really been posting updates!
I spent a TON of time working on my theme, adding boxes on the sides for additional content, and making everything responsive. It still may not be perfect on all devices. I've tested it with most browsers on all of my different devices, and it seems to be in good working order, but some issues may still come up. If this is the case for you, I would love your feedback so I can work on fixing it!
I've been playing around with different e-commerce options and purchased a new domain where I plan on opening an online store. Any Aesthetic will be a virtual lifestyle store that offers clothing, unique products, home goods, novelties, adult toys, spiritual tools, nosalgic items, retro gaming equipment, books, and more. There will also be functionality allowing users to browse by personal aesthetic, no-matter what their style may be.
I've been experimenting and creating vaults for all of the various topics I hope to discuss: so far there's one for the 90's and Y2K and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. These are definitely not finished, there's still so much I want to do!
I've also been piddling around in the garden and added a page for entheogenic plants. An entheogen is a psychoactive substance that is used in a religious, spiritual, or shamanic context to induce altered states of consciousness. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in learning about, definitely check that page out!
Everything around here is going to be a big work-in-progress for a while. I feel like I've managed to establish a lot of the basic "infrastructure" required for me to build and scale. Now it's a matter of actually creating the content and doing the damn thing. I'm definitely going to focus more on marketing and advertising at some point, but I really want to take it slow and make sure that the website is on solid ground before I try doing promo.
Overall, I'm having a lot of fun and I feel like I am learning SO MUCH. That's one of the main reasons I do this. Learning new skills is so exciting!