Hi, I'm Kat.
You probably could have guessed based on my site's name (or because you've seen my Youtube videos).
I'm a queer thirty-something with a wife and two dogs. (she/they is fine)
I have a Youtube where I talk about the weird parts of culture from my formative years. I have videos about dress up dollz, PF Magic's Petz series, adventure games, and more. It would probably be fair to say I'm kind of a nostalgia junkie.
about meI've been online since the 90's. I was a weird, neurodivergent kid who found websites about dragons, and quickly wanted to learn to make my own. I had a number of websites as I grew up, ranging from dragon, anime, and virtual fansites to online journals. I spent a lot of time in AOL and Yahoo chatrooms - mostly Rhy'Din roleplay rooms - and through the internet, discovered many of the things that would influence my interests for the rest of my life.
Through fanfic, I discovered my own queerness. Webcomics and livejournals introduced me to trans people.
Nowadays, I'm trying to limit my social media time. However, you can still reach out a number of ways if you want to chat and make friends!
I've been lurking around Neocities for a few years now - ever since MAX2019 introduced me to the site. But recently, I decided to make my own.
Like many others, I find the push for "web3" to be somewhat troubling for a lot of reasons. I do, however, agree with some of the ideas that are supposedly a part of this new internet paradigm: decentralization, a decorporatization of the web, and user driven creativity. However, for a lot of reasons, some of which are outlined on this site here, I don't believe that web3 is the way forward.
Thinking about it, I realized that a lot of what I wish the web is, it used to be. Before new coding standards, social media, and giant corporations pushed us out, the internet used to be made by us: people crafting personal sites and tools to share with likeminded folks.
I want to make this site a place of exploration and discovery, as well as just a fun creative outlet. It's far from perfect - I'm not a very good coder, and I'm bad at keeping a cohesive theme - but I want to encourage anyone, regardless of skill level, to join me.
Below are some links if you're interested in learning more.
Please look around and have some fun! I hope you find something worthwhile.