Domain

Sutarodo.net was registered in April 2016 and has been the home of my network since July 2, 2016. The name was purchased and is hosted by Dreamhost. The name originates from an area in Super Mario World and appears again in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars: Star Road. It is usually accompanied by beautiful colors and adorable stars, and it's one of my favorite locations in the series. Sutarodo is the name of this location in the Japanese versions of the games.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is one of my favorite games! Star Road is an important place: it is where all wishes become Wish Stars which then fall to the surface to grant the wisher's desires. This is a concept seen in a few other Mario titles, and it's always been one of my favorites. These wish stars are filled with the wisher's hope. I often get attached to characters and concepts that define hope for someone else or have lost all hope.

I have had three other domains in the past: nymphean.org (which I can never spell), exire.org, and sylvarant.net, and have been hosted on multiple subdomains, most of which is almost nearly ten years ago at this point. I left the community and hobby behind to pursue other interests in 2009 and returned in 2014 with a new outlook and new experiences regarding programming and design. My writing is a little rusty, but I think I'm gaining more confidence from practice and also thanks to all my friends!

Design

This is the second version of Sutarodo, featuring my favorite Sailor Soldier: Aino Minako from the Sailor Moon franchise. The header image is a scan obtained from Minitokyo. Textures and patterns are by Seaside Digital, AgataCreate and Mikari. Header font is Be Perky, and content font is Roboto, obtained from Google Fonts. Previous designs can be found here! Thanks for teaching me how to seamless pattern, Masao!