why neocities?

I discovered neocities one day while looking for pixel doll customizing games. Being a '98, I spent most of my time in the 2000s playing doll games on sites like girlsgogames and stardoll, but I didn't actually know about dollz until now. From dollz pages I continued browzing other neocities sites and loved the creativity and community.
I don't think I'll use it forever, though. To be honest, I'm the type of person who can only hyperfixate on one thing at a time so I might end up accidentally ignoring the site for a while after a month or so. But it works for me for now while I figure out where I'm going here!

why start my own site?

  • I've loved site customization since my childhood piczo days, and as more social media platforms remove such features, neocities is a breath of fresh air.
  • Everything on this site must pass through my hands, with consideration to how and where it's added, as opposed to the idle reposting I do on twitter and tumblr.
  • I've always thought it's interesting that I can categorize my life by what site I used the most at the time (piczo to facebook to stardoll to tumblr to twitter), but I've never built a site of my own before.

what are my goals?

  • To engage my creativity in a public (but niche) space.
  • To showcase my collections and passions.
  • To build a corner of the web that embodies me, and that I can reflect on later as I grow and change.

this is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeits of our own behavior) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of

p l a n e t a r y      i n f l u e n c e

— King Lear Act I Scene II