Northstar.nu is a collective of all fan tributes I make, serving primarily as a form of online escape. Bought in January 2019 (replacing domains I bought in 2008 and 2017), this domain is generously hosted by Lysianthus at Leprd Space.


Name

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; labeling someone as your north star is metaphorically referring to him or her as your soulmate. Clearly, the monoshipper romantic in me chose a domain name that is a very apt image for the kinds of lovers that appeal to me the most: one true loves, with whom no one else will do.


Purpose

Northstar.nu is a fanworks-oriented domain, where I produce and house small online projects that have something to do with fandom consumption: reading fics, collecting doujinshi, and creating and joining fanlistings. (I'm a big animation and animanga fan, so you'll see a lot of those here.) Since I consider myself a shipper, you will find that most of my projects are romantic in nature.

I've been making personal websites as a secret pastime (off and on) since 1999. Playing with Photoshop and coding HTML/PHP/CSS is, strangely enough, soothing to me; I suppose I like the thought of creating something beautiful and functional, using a skill that no one in real life will ever believe I have. (Dissociation is key to sanity, sometimes.)


Aesthetic

Because I am not an artist by profession, I cannot really say there is a theory or method to my design; I just go with what I think looks pretty. xD I tend to be partial to minimalist, asymmetrical layouts that emphasize whitespace and the merging of the foreground to the background. Occasionally, I would go for balanced, clean lines and a polished look. The art style I am always drawn to is the impressionistic style—I love the look of rough sketches and watercolors, and this will be rather obvious in all sites in this domain.

In celebration of Avengers: Endgame, version three of the site features an MCU Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) fanart by Hallpen (DeviantArt), augmented by royalty-free textures and stock photos from Pixabay. Launched on May 3, 2019.


Below are all my online projects lovingly produced and housed in this domain. Sites are sorted according to type.

Sitewide

The MCU Series (May 2019)


Fanworks


Listings


General


Cliques: Domain Whore
General: Anime General: Manga General: Doujinshi General: Josei


Relationships


OTP: Yusuke and Keiko (YYH)
BSSM: Haruka and Michiru Bleach: Ichihime Bleach: IshiHime Disney: Aladdin: Aladdin and Jasmine isney: Sleeping Beauty: Aurora and Philip HP: Harry and Hermione IY: Miroku and Sango KKJ: Marron and Chiaki MCU: Tony and Pepper Naruto: Naruto and Hinata Ranma 1/2: Ranma and Akane RK: Kenshin and Kaoru X-Men: Rogue and Gambit Fairy Tail: Natsu and Lucy GW: Heero and Relena Furuba: Haru and Rin FMP: Sousuke and Chidori Naruto/Boruto: Sai and Ino Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy Star Wars: Anakin and Padme Voltron/VLD: Keith and Allura Voltron/VLD: Shiro and Keith The X-Files: Mulder and Scully YYH: Kurama and Botan YYH: Yusuke and Keiko


Characters


BSSM: Aino Minako / Sailor Venus Bleach: Kurosaki Ichigo Bleach: Kurosaki/Inoue Orihime Bleach: Ishida Uryuu Fushigi Yuugi: Nuriko FY: Nakago FY: Soi Naruto: Hatake Kakashi Naruto: Uzumaki Naruto Naruto: Uzumaki/Hyuuga Hinata Naruto: Uzumaki Boruto Ranma 1/2: Saotome Ranma Slam Dunk: Rukawa Kaede RK: Himura Kenshin Voltron/VLD: Princess Allura Voltron/VLD: Keith Voltron/VLD: Pidge Gunderson (Katie Holt) Voltron/VLD: Shiro (Takashi Shirogane) WK: Fujimiya Ran YYH: Urameshi Yuusuke YYH: Kurama YYH: Botan YYH: Mukuro YYH: Hiei


Series


Bleach Series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Series Codename wa Sailor V Naruto Series Ranma 1/2 Rurouni Kenshin (RK) Voltron: Legendary Defender (VLD) Yu Yu Hakusho (YYH)



Good night, Mr. Stark.