about the site
About a year and a half ago, I got hooked on Fruits Basket. I was really just looking for something new to watch, and so I gave this anime a try.
I ended up loving it completely and wanted to expose it more. That's how the site came about. At first, it was just supposed to be an image gallery, and I had already titled it that, even though
it's grown to have more than just images.
For a long time, I had stuck with calling it *Animanga Crossing::Fruits Basket Image Gallery*, but decided to change it. Recently, my host informed me that he would be closing his doors down after
2+ years. Oni has been a great host to me and like I said on the main page, this site would never have happened if he hadn't come along. So, I'm so thankful he has hosted me for so long. I didn't want the site to close down,
and so now I've found another host, my friend Tea. Since I changed hosts, I figured this would be a good time to change the name.
*Daisuki* is the main title for all my sites (bet ya didn't know I had other sites huh..hehe). I chose it because, literally it means "big like" or "to like alot" and that's what all my sites are. I've created all the sites because they're all
things I really like, from Fruits Basket to FanFictions/Stories to yummy & delicious bishounen.
about the layout
My layouts on this site change about once every 3 or 4 months. The newest layout, the one you see now, is something that I've been working on for a while.
I always like my layouts, for this site especially, to be simple yet *pretty*. As a web designer, I understand that not everyone is on DSL/Cable modem and so I try to make it
as *dial-up* friendly as possible. I also know that CSS isn't compatible with all browsers, and I tend to use alot of CSS on my sites, but I'm working on that too, so it doesn't look too
funky if you view the site on Netscape, Mozilla, etc.
I get asked alot of questions via e-mail, which i really don't mind answering, but here's some of the biggest questions i get:
Q: Why do you spell Kyou's name *KYOU* when it's really spelled KYO?
A: Well, I'll let you in on a little secret. It *really* is spelled *KYOU*. The form that alot of visitors are used to, Kyo, is the English adapted version of his name.
Kyou is how it's correctly spelled with the literal Japanese translation. It was altered to be *Kyo* to make it easier for the English speakers to pronounce (same with Yuki=Yuuki or Tohru=Tooru.
So, technically, either way works.
Q: So how come you didn't change Yuki to Yuuki and Tohru to Tooru?
A:LOL...I really have no idea. It just happened that way and I don't feel like changing it and I didn't think it was that big of a deal, considering both forms are correct ^_^
Q: Why does it take you forever to update?
A: As much as I'd like to update more often, I do have a job that takes up alot of my time. Plus, I'm currently studying to take my CPA exam, and for those who know what that is,
you know it's one hard exam and requires alot of studying to pass.
Q: Can you e-mail me when you update the site?
A: Yes I can. Just click on the *contact* link and there's a form there. Just fill it out and say something along the lines of
*add me to your mailing list* and I'll be happy to email you when the site gets updated.
Q: Are you going to add more images?
A: Yes, I am. Once I get a chance to go through all the dvds again, I'll add more. I never screen capped the juunishi in their zodiac form, which I really should kick myself for.
But, when I get a free moment, I'll give you guys more ^_^
about the webmistress
Let's see...I don't really know what you guys want to know about me or if you want to know at all. So, I'll share basic stuff.
I do have a blog, which is here: Chelle's Blog. I update when I can.
My name's Rochelle, but I mainly go by Chelle. Other people call me chello, roche, roro, dude. haha...I just turned 26 and I'm done with school. *YAY* I've been out workin in the real world, which has been pretty good to me.
I'm currently studying to be a CPA (certified public accountant), so wish me luck with that. I'll need a bloody miracle.
I am a big anime/manga fanatic and I have been one now for the past 4 years? That sounds about right. Alot of my money gets spent on anime and manga. I'm actually running out of places in my room to put
everything. Some of my favorite animes: Fushigi Yuugi, Ranma 1/2, Rurouni Kenshin, Fruits Basket, GTO, Initial D, Hana Yori Dango, and the list goes on n on...On to my list of favorite manga: Hana Yori Dango, Hanakimi, Fruits Basket, Kare Kano, Kill me.Kiss me, Hot Gimmick, Initial D, Naruto, etc.
I love music. I've been listening to alot of kpop/jpop lately...Some of my favorite bands/singers are Gackt, Asian Kung Fu Generation, L'arc en Ciel, 1TYM, Se7en, H.O.T., S.E.S., DBSG, & Taebin. They're on my playlist at the moment. Other than them,
CD's you'd find in my car...The Killers, Taebin, Se7en, Dashboard Confessional, Brand New, Blink 182, The Cure, HipHop Mixes, Reggae Mixes, Taking Back Sunday...hmmm I think that's it.