I posted in my other site about how I rediscovered my old blog http://tearstotiara.blogspot.com and as soon as I did that I also stumbled upon an old blog that used to be heavily involved in anime. The site in question is http://hyper-parfait.blogspot.com
At the time of this writing, the latest post is from January 16, 2012 which means it’s nearly been a decade since the site have been active. Revisiting that site is a sombre experience in and of itself but also heartwarming knowing that the internet truly preserves what is posted.
But more importantly, it also reflect a changing interest that we used to have. I used to be an active anime lover too, creating more fansites than you could could. I even have one from angelfire and geocities, though I forgot what became of them.
Some of my sites that are still surviving include a livejournal site, a tears to tiara fan site and a fan site for an anime black cat. The inactivity of a lot of these sites, including the hyper-parfait website one serves as a silent reminder that as we grow up, our interests change through time and I believe just as how I gradually lost interest in anime (and rediscovered it now), maybe the author of that site has experienced the same.
Fansites frozen in time- an archive of a piece of history
It wasn’t doom and gloom however, even as these sites become inactive, they will remain not just with us but with the internet. Even if blogspot for example were to be taken down somehow, wayback machine have an archive of most of the internet.
Truly, the only hopeful thing that arose from here is that nothing in this internet ever truly disappears.
This digital trip if you will has encouraged me to redouble my efforts in blogging again. And I hope to be able to document more of the internet’s history again Even once we’re gone, the Internet Preserves.
Here’s the post that inspired this sombre trip down nostalgia lane: https://www.yaoimangazine.com/2021/02/01/my-old-fan-site-from-2009-now-tops-keyword-for-tears-to-tiara-yaoi-a-blast-from-the-past-still-no-arawn-x-arthur-community-in-sight/