Monday, July 6, 2009

We Built this [Geo]city

This is a little off topic as far as books are concerned, but while I was looking up an old romantic poem I wrote in high school for a random buzzers contest, I logged in to one of my old Geocities sites. I'm sort of dating myself here, but I was a computer nerd before it became trendy or cool. And Geocities was my jam. That's where I had many, many homepages back when I spoke HTML when I should been learning Spanish. My best website, The Coven of Amy, a tribute for the Buffy character Amy Madison, was even recognized and published in the now defunct Sci-Fi Teen. When you're 16 and have no friends, that's pretty awesome.

Well, when I logged in to retrieve this poem, a little message pops up saying that Geocities is officially shutting down in October of this year. I knew (and sort of stopped using G-cities) when it got bought out by Yahoo! and the ads went all wonky all the time. But to close all the geocities sites on the internet!? That's just plain bananas!

I'm going to try moving the Coven over to an old angelfire site I have set up, but... angelfire has deleted many a site from me more than one time with no cause or reason. Hopefully it's not like that if I put some work into moving everything over (and work it will be, since I largely forgot how to do all this stuff), but... geez. I wish there was a way to stop this from happening. It's sad. I'm inconsolable.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

UPDATES (for all those people that don't care) - the Amy Madison site cannot be relocated on Angelfire due to their crazy ads, so if you know a good home...

The Joyce Summers site I ran, 'Mama', IS up on Angelfire now. There's also no fanlisting for her through thefanlistings.org (which, back in the day, used to be SUPER COMPETITIVE)- so I applied. Hopefully I'll get it, but I'll make a bigger deal about the Joyce site if I do. That might be the only remaining site left, folks.

Ryan said...

I meant to put the Joyce site link-
http://www.angelfire.com/magic/vampireeat/joyce/index.html

Too Hotty said...

I'm gonna start a fan site for your Something Blue poem.