As my home on the web, Nightbringer.net is my site collective. It links and houses every site I currently run. My favorite kind of sites to visit and make are character shrines, analytical tributes to characters, and as such, that is the majority of what you will find here. I have other types of sites, however: a personal blog (soon!), a fansite to my favorite actress, and fanlistings. The latter are addicting.
I've been building websites since the late 90s, but I didn't become serious with the hobby until 2007 when I made my first character shrine to a Final Fantasy character. Since then, I've accumulated quite a few, as you'll discover when you explore my network. I prefer to properly maintain the sites I own before making new ones, so I'm pretty slow when it comes to debuting new sites, but I will absolutely make more.
In June of 2017, I decided to merge my shrine and fanlisting collectives. Aside from one network being easier to manage than two, I wanted my visitors, no matter where they find me, to be able to interact with me in one place. The two collectives were a little redundant, as many of my fanlistings are also shrines.
I love to write, especially about things I love, so it's natural for my fanlistings to grow and evolve into something more. I have no problem with fanlistings remaining more fanlisting than shrine, but I try to write something on the subjects of each of my fanlistings, so you'll be able to find a little of me in each one. All of the fanlistings listed under the Fanlistings header on my sites pages are currently more fanlisting than shrine, and they each have varying amounts of written content. Some will eventually become shrines and will be moved above the header and listed as a Shrine & Fanlisting. Some won't, and that's okay! I hope you enjoy visiting all of my sites, whether they're full-blown tributes, simple fanlistings, or something in the middle of each (Helloooo, Leatherface)! While I definitely play favorites with some of my sites, all of my sites and fanlistings are important to me and receive my work and attention.
A rose by any other name...
Nightbringer.net is not my first domain, but I plan for it to be my last. I like this name, and I really don't like moving my sites. Previous domains I've called home are: dragonzord.net, sharkboy.org, sinspawn.net, dogged.org, and walkthesky.net.
I first heard the word Nightbringer when I played Final Fantasy X. It's one of Tidus' weapons. While that was enough to draw me to it, the word Nightbringer is also used in a variety of other science fiction, horror, and fantasy TV shows, video games, comics, and movies. Nightbringer just looks and sounds cool on its own, too, when looked at away from fandom. The words together completely suited my network. Nightbringer is pretty, but dark, and I love that. Since I tend to like a lot of dark stories and characters (Parasyte or Battlestar Galactica, anyone?), my sites are definitely at home under this name.
Registration and Hosting
Nightbringer.net is registered by NameCheap and is hosted with A Small Orange. I have been with both for years and I have no intention of leaving them anytime soon. ASO in particular has amazing customer service, and their packages are extremely affordable.
My hosting resources at Nightbringer.net are unfortunately limited, so hosting is by invitation only. I offer it to friends in need whose sites I want to see remain online. The following networks are hosted at Nightbringer:
All of my layouts across the network were made in Adobe Photoshop CS5, and hand-coded by me in Notepad.
Previous layouts for all of my sites can be viewed at my layout archive Tumblr, In the Rearview.