Rain, rain go away

5th June 2012 5 comments

So I have less than 2 weeks before my finals and I really should be studying as I haven’t been studying consistently (no time to!) but then I suppose it’s no longer called studying…rather cramming.  But I’m a procrastinator – a very bad one at that T_T. It’s going to bite me in the butt, as always. Do I learn? Unfortunately no.

But I’m in that ‘I don’t give a damn stage’ of pre-exams. Anyone get that too? 🙂

And I’ve also missed blogging and you guys 😀

HeartWar.NET’s new layout – here

So what did I decide to do instead of study? Finally upload HeartWar.NET’s new layout. It’s been sitting on my hard disk for the last…umm…3 months. Yeah, I have a habit of finishing a design then leaving it there to gather dust then going back and completely hating it thus redesigning and then the vicious cycle starts again. I’ll ramble more about it later (under the read more). Speaking about that cycle…I still have 6 month old layouts for my shrines that I haven’t uploaded either. Lol, yeah I’m that bad. I’ll probably won’t get them up until after my exams though.

It’s freezing right now in Australia! Really cold! It’s been raining for the last couple of days and finally looked sunny yesterday, only for it to start pouring today. I hate going to uni on raining days – you have to battle the rain, the wind, your cheap umbrella praying that it won’t suddenly flip on you.

Actually I had a pretty bad experience of that in my first year of uni. It was pouring – heavily pouring and really windy and I whipped out my $5 flimsy umbrella, hoping that it would somehow cover me as I trekked to the station. Unfortunately, a very strong gust of wind flipped it up and while I battled to set it straight with raining pelting me, another gust of wind attacked and ripped the material from the metal framework of the umbrella. Yeah guys, so I was standing there holding the framework thinking ‘What. The. Hell’?!

The only upside was by the time I did a mad dash to the train station and got into the train, I was so soaking wet that no one would want to sit next to me (that and probably because I looked like a drowned rat…). Needless to say I’ve also learned not to use those cheap umbrellas on really windy and rainy days.

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love is a drum, hear it beating for you

27th January 2012 10 comments

I’ve been kind of in a runt with my other domains – funnily enough, I manage to design everything but am too lazy/not motivated to add content. So most of HeartWar’s revamp, which was done months ago, is still sitting on my computer T_T. And now that the designs are quite old, I no longer like them. Vicious cycle.

Truthfully, I am not sure if I want to keep HeartWar.NET anymore. Oh no, I love the name. I’m certainly going to keep that. But I find that I no longer have time for managing shrines (or even getting them up, lol) and fanlistings. I’m hoping it’s just a phase but it’s pretty evident after a year of no updates. I still have to think about it though.

In other news, I’ve been on a designing roll. I’ve been creating simple WP themes of late:

 

Admittedly, it looks better when you can actually see it ‘live’ but I won’t show them just yet ^^.

I’m a messy, lazy coder and eventually if something does go my way, I do it the ‘hacky/wonky’ way 🙂 But I really tried to do it the ‘proper’ way and while it was a little tedious, it was also quite liberating. I dunno, my passion for webdesign just flared again 🙂

For the themes, I was thinking of: 1) Offering it for free. 2) Offer it for only Three-Words hostees 3) Offer it to only paid Three-Words hostees (incentive?) 4) Sell them for extremely affordable prices ^^ 5) Not offer it at all, lol.

The problem with me is that normally, if I design something, I like to keep it to myself rather than share it. LOL! Selfish, I know. But because credits can ‘magically’ disappear. I know people can still steal once you put it on the web etc. but yeah. Sometimes offering a layout/theme for download to some people means ‘we can just copy and paste the coding, yay!’ Urgh.

Which leads me to my next point.

I had a thief problem.

Sometimes I see common coding etc. but given the simplistic nature of my layouts, I don’t go ‘HEY! YOU STOLE FROM ME!’ because honestly, that’s just plain silly and stupid. I didn’t invent coding, just as Stephanie Meyer didn’t invent vampires. But I had someone blantanly rip my previous Sky-Song layout, along with HeartWar and a couple of other layouts. And she refused to acknowledge it or remove them. It became all messy, complicated and in the end I had to resort contacting her host who finally shut her down. Nonetheless, she can just come back again. I’m sure she’s stalking my blog – hi! But I shouldn’t let my life be dictated by ignorant people.

And speaking about ‘selling’ them for a cheap price – I don’t think anyone would actually buy them T_T. They’re simple. Well, admittedly the top two (which are the same themes but light and dark) are a little more ‘different’ but I dunno.

Would you ever buy a theme from me? 

*BRACES FOR REJECTION* 😀 Hahaha. No seriously, you can say no. I’ll just crawl into a corner and cry  still love you! ❤

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