I will start with the horribly obvious: yes, I have been absent since last July. I may as well have fallen off the face of the earth, and then, to make matters even more unforgivable, about three weeks ago, Naeolia itself disappeared. And then when it returned to the WWW two weeks ago, a blaring 403 Error orange page sat as if it were mocking its existence in shame. And now, it is apparent that I, Nicole, and Naeolia have returned.
I can explain a part of my sentiments in neglecting Naeolia and Erised (which has yet to be resurrected, doubtful in the near future) for the past half-year. Mainly, I needed to concentrate on the pressingly important matter that is the first semester of my senior year. I have passed through the earthly disasters of applying to colleges, scraping through with good grades, all while maintaining shreds of good humor and sanity. The secondary reason for my lack of activity was what I call my “muse.” I temporarily lost the motivation, inspiration, and direction I need to run this website, and when I was starting to become enlightened once more, of course the former reason served as an insurmountable obstacle. But now it is March and I have safely crossed the charted waters of January (end of first semester) and February (beginning of second semester). Highly ironically, I suffered half of February (in separate periods of time) in either extreme sickness or excruciating pain. I missed an entire week of school (never have before) and spent a night in the emergency room. I am finished now, with this probably slightly depressing talk. On to happier, yet still obvious (and some less obvious) things…
New layout! I think I’m getting better—my coding time has drastically reduced compared to that of the past. I hope it looks right in your browser and screen resolution; if you think something is off, please tell me! The left side should stay fixed as this right content area scrolls. The latter also adjusts according to the width of your browser. Feedback much appreciated.
I have a new host! Megori graciously runs Tetsunosuke, a free hosting website for both subdomains and domains. I know this will probably mean that in the future I will have to move again, whether it is for my own freedom or Meg’s inability to host websites any longer. But I credit her for Naeolia’s quick reappearance on the web after my old host evaporated on me. Thank you so much, Megori!
I have been reorganizing much of the content having been given this opportunity (to re-upload all of my files to a new server), and will continue to do so. I also have a mass of resources to edit and upload that I hope I can offer very soon. I apologize to my affiliates for my extended absence, but I will be making rounds again soon. Hopefully I will find that I still have a couple attached to me and sadly, I will also probably find some lost ones. I am really tired now so I’ll end this here, but I will say it feels wonderful to be back.
P.S. If you encounter any broken links or downloads as you browse the site, please notify me. It is very possible I have missed files in the upload process.