Hobbies Websites


So… I was bored these last few days and thought about going to check out a lot of websites I haven’t been to in awhile. It brought me to the ugly realization that all the people I use to ‘mingle’ with on the internet are pretty much gone or off doing something completely different. I guess I shouldn’t be too shocked. It has been years and I left that world myself to work more on cosplay and photography.

It is sad though.

I miss a lot of my internet buddies, even on LiveJounal it has been kind of dead. I suppose I should go and be more active with communities that look alive and just start over but… yeah I don’t know if I’m that dedicated anymore.


The one that shocked me the most of the waller community. Most of the people I admired or chatted with are gone. They haven’t updated since 2011 or longer. Then I got even more shocked to see that Animepaper.net is closing down. At least Minitokyo is still there but I wonder how active it actually is besides lurkers. (uh… I happen to be one of those lurkers lately).

I was tempted to try walling again. It’s been a long time since I wanted to do any graphics because making websites was my actual profession. Coming home to do it just didn’t seem like fun. My work is still with computers but not so much with web design anymore so I’m feeling the itch. Thing is, I’m not sure if I should waste my time if the community for it is dead. I wouldn’t be super active, a wall every month or so… I want to be able to open Panikku.com again but there are no ideas!


Anyway, all this just made me reminisce about my days when I was always on the internet making graphics, posting up journal entries, visiting friends journals and chatting away on msn and aim. OMG I sound so damn old!!! lol

I don’t even feel like a good blogger anymore since my posts all seem to be boring. I don’t post lots of pretty pictures of food, makeup, clothes and so on so forth. I need to get with it! Ashley you old lady! Stop being so boring and get more active online again!

Of course, cosplay and photography are still going to be my main priority. DeviantArt is the one community I’m always visiting – especially since I’m an admin to three groups. Got to keep checking to approve submissions!

It’s time to try and come up with some other things to do online besides cosplay though. Wish me luck!

P.S. I’m thinking about opening up hosting again since i haven’t been putting my space to good use lately.

P.S.S. If you want to see me and my sister dance horribly to PonPonPon dressed as Ranka and Sheryl from Macross Frontier – check out the youtube killswithcake page.

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6 thoughts on “Reminiscing”

  1. I don’t know if this helps, but if you’re running dry on mutual links, you could look at Domain/Anime Network sites. Your affiliate pages are a good start actually. Maybe your affies’ affies could get you somewhere, hopefully. Surely at least one of them could help you plant the seed for revival. I’m not sure if any of this made sense, but I hope it did in some way possible! >.<

    You said you're thinking about opening up hosting? Perhaps that'll attract new, potential online buddies! How's that for some glimmer of hope? 🙂

    Also, that YT video. O.M.G…YES! That is all.

    1. Ah, it isn’t really about that. I was just thinking about making desktop wallpapers again or premade graphics and I thought I would go around and look at all the websites that I use to admire or friends pages and most of them had closed down or hadn’t been updated in a long time.
      I want to be a good blogger again but I don’t think I will ever be as active as I use to be… making posts almost everyday.
      But I’m not really dead on the net haha, I just tend to be more alive when it comes to cosplay and not on the anime/manga side of blogging. I should be more active in those again I suppose.
      Thanks! It was fun. BTW, I look forward to being blog buddies.

  2. Like I was saying on Twitter… I miss LJ too! And having a community where I felt like I belonged..! I dropped off the face of blogisphere and graphic making after I started college, and seems like all I can keep up with the majority of the online friends nowadays is on Facebook, where they’re leading real-life lives. Some people went into web design related things, others in programming related things, and then other people into some completely unrelated things.
    And LJ was such a great place to write about things without being worried about people reading that shouldn’t be… I’ve had so many instances where I just wanted a place to rant but there were no where I could write it without the fear of having them be found…! 🙁

    I’ve kind of left most of the communities and have been working on creating my own through my own niche though… Making stuff like http://avmalformation.org and the Facebook Pages are what I spend most of my time on these days, and I’m glad I had fun with the AWD community in the past to be able to have at least SOME skills in making graphics and such so I don’t have to be rolling around with too horrendous a looking things to fill my pages and websites with. XD

    If you are ever bored and want to make some things for us, we’d love extra help… 😛
    Wishing you well! I’m still blogging… periodically! XD
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    1. You know, I don’t have as many people to read on LJ or have them read mine but there is still a small handful of people there that I like to stick around for. I’m thinking if I was to do those friend posts again I would get more active people…. it is just a lot of work lol!
      I have to use my LJ for my rant posts for sure otherwise I would not be able to get it out and just chill, so even if no ones really reads it that is fine.
      I’m still a part of many communities but I don’t really stay active in one for a long time. Such as, on twitter I remember to check it a lot from time to time and then I go a long time lol.
      Do I have you on my facebook? I can’t remember, if not we must friend each other if you don’t mind. xD
      Make some things for us? You have a wallpaper/graphic site or something?

    1. Hehe, yeah I love the show it comes from but you have to be in a certain mood to watch it because it is really over the top sometimes.

      Ah, yeah I guess bloggers have died out too but I wasn’t really meaning blogs – except for LJ. xD

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