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Welcome to my blog!! here you'll find personal blog entries as well as other stuff I find worth writing about. feel free to scroll down or use the navigation to the left to take a look around!
my new guitar!!
It's been 5 months since the first & only blog post!! I always knew this page would be the hardest for me to update since I'm not the best at blogging :P but I'd love to keep this more updated as I plan to keep this site up forever, and I would love to be revisit old memories in the future.
I never really talk about it on here, but I play guitar & a few other instruments! I want to eventually record some of my songs and share it on here, but recording and mixing is so hard for me. I also just need to get a new mic :p I mainly play fingerstyle songs on classical guitar, but I've gone through a lot of phases and can play a bunch of different stuff :)
I've been looking for a new classial guitar for a while, and I found this super nice one for $100!! The images of it were so low quality so I was a little worried about it's condition, but I drove out to storage unit and met the seller to see it. It ended up looking amazing in person besides being super dirty!
I cleaned the guitar, replaced the tuning machine & strings over the next week, and it sounds great! It was made in Japan in 1972 too - over 50 years old!! It has lots of scratches & scuffs as expected for an old guitar, but none of them are major enough to effect the sound in any way. I honestly love the scratches and think they give the guitar character :) Here's some pics I took while I was fixing it up!
the cedar on the guitar looks soooo pretty, and I love the decorative pattern on bridge & head. hopefully i'll be motivated to upgrade my mic next and record it soon! I'd love to share how it sounds :)
What inspired jeith.neocities.com?
My first blog entry!! I wanted my first entry to be about why I created jeith.neocities.com and what inspired the design on it. I spent most my childhood on the web, especially from the years 2002 to 2012. My first memories on the internet are browsing through fansites hosted on geocities & Nabiscoworld(I also remember a kid friendly animal encyclopedia type website in the mid 2000s that I spent a ton of time on - please let me know if this sounds familar, i can't find it!).
Before smart phones, going online really felt like an event, like you were actually going somewhere. I remember being away from home and having anticipation to go back online to check all the forums & fansites I was visiting regularly. Since we now all have smart phones, this feeling is gone as we're always connected online, and web design has started becoming devoid of personality. Being here on neocities is me trying to get back to how the web used to be.
Most the design of this website is inspired by video game UI & geocities websites. The backgrounds on my website remind me alot of kirby, but they're all from Paper Mario 64 & Paper Mario TTYD UI. I took small screen shots from these menus:
and I made them part of the site's background after adjusting the colors & dithering them! The first three paper mario games were a big part of my childhood, so I wanted to include it in some way on the website.
Websites from my childhood are also a big inspiration behind the website's design. I really love the aesthestics of the old web, and I wanted to lean into the more whimsical side of it. Having repeated images for the background was a must, and the scrolling containers on my site are based on frames. Most other influences from the old web here are more obvious like the use of marquee tags, dithering, & gifs.
I'm really happy with how the website's looking so far, but things are always bound to change! I want to add many more pages, and I hope to build much more on the currently existing pages. It may be a while until I have any shrines ready, but I'll be including completely different designs for those too. Thanks everyone for visiting & making jeith.neocities.org possible!
there's a few projects I'd like to blog about in the future. I haven't started most of these projects yet, but this includes:
removing edge sharpening from toshiba tv
changing clock battery in dreamcast