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What I’m up to, #6

June 23rd, 2015

Time for another “What I’m up to” entry! This one will be a little different. Normally, I post updates on what I’m sewing, photographing, and playing, but I’m saving the photography part for my next Project 52 recap. I’ve replaced it with which websites I’ve been updating lately!

What I’m sewing

Remember how last time, back in March, I said I was making new curtains? Uh… yeah, I totally procrastinated on that. I started them, then left them sitting there for a few months. However, I felt the itch to sew recently, so I’m working on them again!

This is for our game room, and we really just need a valance (part that goes across the top) to block the light that seeps through the top of the blinds. However, I like the look of curtains on the side, so I added them for decoration. I have most of the valance done and just need to add loops to it!



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Confessions of a Blogger

December 17th, 2013

I saw this over at Georgie’s blog, so I decided to grab it and do it too :)

When did you first start blogging and why?
A blog was actually one of the last “types” of sites I made. It came about after I realized I was using the updates section of one of my other sites like a blog so… I finally created an actual blog. I think it was around 2001 when I opened my first blog with a friend.

Have you had any past online presence?
Like mentioned, a blog was one of the last types I tried out. I’ve owned several sites throughout the years, about 30 or so. (Not all of them are up and active, of course.) There are 3 that I would consider my most popular.

The first is Fake Wings, my past graphics site, back in the day when the Anime webdesign community was thriving. Some people still remember me as the “Cat from Fake Wings”. The second is Hachi Roku, which is still up but is now an archived site. It was one of the very few Initial D sites back then.

The last is one of my early sites, Rain of Blood. It only covered one of the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs, yet the hits on it soared after the RK series was brought to US television. 11 other RK site owners and I then started up a very popular RK forum/community.

When did you become serious about your blog?
I’ve owned a few blogs in the past, but this is the first blog I took seriously enough to start paying attention to what I post. Sure, comments shouldn’t be the reason I blog (and it’s not), but when I began getting more comments, I started to spend more time on this site than others I own.

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Going on 5 years

February 18th, 2013

It’s Silent White’s birthday! I rarely mention my sites’ birthdays because… after making so many, I just lose track of when I started each one. Liza wrote about her site’s birthday earlier this month, which reminded me that this blog also started in February – Feb. 18 2008 to be exact. This means, it’s now 5 years old. I decided to do the same thing as Liza and list out a few facts about this blog :)

1. Though this blog started in Feb. 2008, this domain was actually bought in Nov. 2003, making it over 9 years old. It started as an art domain with a gallery of my works and a sketch blog before I changed it over to what you see now.

2. The name Silent White comes from a Japanese song with the same name: Silent White by move. It’s the only site I have that’s named after a song.

While I’m at it, here’s how I named my other domains.

  • Shattered-Wings was from my fascination with wings and flight. A lot of my sites back then were named in similar ways: Fake Wings, Broken Wings, Fly High, etc.
  • Hachi-Roku translates to eight-six in Japanese. It’s a nickname for the AE86, which is the car that the main character in Initial D drives.
  • Twilight-Realm is from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which has a twilight realm in the game.

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