About

Northstar.nu is a fanworks-oriented domain, collecting all my online projects. I'm Ainna, and designing personal sites has been my favorite form of escape since 1999.

Launched: January 2019 | Host: Leprd Space

I chose a name that is based on my love of the night sky and its romantic associations. The north star, perhaps better known as "polaris," has come to mean the star to which the earth always faces. I have heard it used idiomatically to refer to that one person to whom your heart is anchored. I feel that this metaphor is a very apt image for the kind of love that appeals to me the most—one with whom no one else will do.

I love couples and find ships in pretty much anything I get into, so I wanted a domain that would reflect my affinity for romance; thankfully, Northstar.nu was available. I like the alliterative look of the URL, and I also like the paradoxical feel afforded by the ".nu" extension—because it can be read like "new", the constancy of the north star is combined with novelty, as if to mirror my tendency to fall in love with things, old and new, while not losing sight of the core things that matter. ♥


Network

I'm primarily a fandom content consumer, but I need a more personal alternative to the fan spaces social media sites provide. These are what the sites below are for. :)

Design

You're looking at the fourth version of this site, released July 14, 2019. I was in the mood for something clean and borderless, and Pillara's sketch of Haruka and Michiru has the understated elegance and beauty I wanted to convey. I hope the effect is simple, light, and ethereal.

Full credits & disclaimers » Fine Print

Below are matching 100x50 buttons for each of the layouts I made for this site. I only use fan art of characters that I deeply care about, and for which I obtained permission. I claim no ownership of any of the characters featured here, who belong to their respective creators. I am just a fan showing appreciation.


  • v1. Shiro+Keith
    (January 2019)

  • v2. Natalie Portman
    (March 2019)

  • v3. Tony Stark
    (May 2019)

  • v4. Haruka+Michiru
    (July 2019)

Contact

I enjoy hearing from people who share my interests. ♥ For comments or questions, holler at me over here:

her(at)northstar.nu


Updated Aug. 12, 2019 | JoinedFine Print