My name is Teddie!
I'm the webmistress of this little cloud on the internet.
It's nice to meet you!

I'm not very good at talking about myself. I'd rather let my site here do
the talking for me, but...since you're here and all, here's a little introduction:

late-20s-something gal from New England • chicken and cat mom
something of an artist but I'll let you be the judge of that • likes yuri anime
can read tarot • plays old videogames • wears frilly dresses sometimes
still listens to emo music • likes the smell of musty basements •
sleeps in lacey vintage nightgowns • scared of robot dinosaurs

My virtual home-away-from-home here on Neocities is about 4 years old now I made this website back in the fall of 2017. When I started it, it was a real mess - a fun mess, though! I was literally just throwing stuff at the screen and seeing what would work. I had no idea how HTML worked, besides maybe writing one line of code for my Neopets profile when I was 9. I had to learn everything from the ground up. It's embarrassing to admit, but it took me a WHOLE WEEK to figure out how to make a picture appear on the screen!

As I continue to grow my little space here, I've come to learn how precious having your own webpage can be. A little project that started as a half-joke, something that I wasn't sure if I could even pull off, ended up becoming a sanctuary away from the growing corporate web. The community here was so much more kind and welcoming than I could ever have imagined--I've found endless inspiration here, and found like-minded folks that I would have never met otherwise. The support I received from my new friends kept me to push learning about web design...I still have a lot to learn, but I'm grateful for the help I've been offered to make this site what it is today!

Growing up, I would spend hours looking at homemade websites about everything and anything: a digital graveyard for passed-on tamagotchis, a super sparkly gif-ridden trove on the history of unicorns, and a carefully-kept diary somebody's elaborate dragon roleplay adventures are just a few that stick out in my memory. (If you want to read about my memories of growing up online in-depth, check out my memoirs!) To truly "surf the web" was a purposeful action: in the earliest days of the internet, you had turn on your clunky computer, sign in with dial-up...and god forbid if someone had to use the phone while you were online! Even as technology improved in the early 2000s, the internet felt like its own little world: a place where people could share a little piece of their souls, spill their passions, to anyone and no one at all.

So my little website is something like a love letter to the internet of days past - a little rough around the edges but (hopefully) full of genuine passion. This is where I feel most like my honest self on the web! My main goal here is to simply create a space that I would have appreciated when I was a little kid on the internet - some place peaceful, but also a free space to let my freak flag fly. I hope it offers you a brief reprieve from the fast-paced, performative culture of social media these days.