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I made my original online presence at Spazmatics.com, which was my father's stub on Yahoo! for our band of sorts. It was only a single page, but it gave me the desire to have my own website for Pokémon.
My father switched to a proper host and put up a real site at Spazmatics.com (www.spazmatics.com). On the
Fan Pages section, I put up several pages containing cheats and tips for the Pokémon video games.
Creation of part of that site gave me the tools to put together my own site, Pokémon351. This site was never put online, but it gave me the ideas and desire to build a website focusing on multimedia and information about the Pokémon video games. Unfortunately, the site didn't get very far, but it did plant the proverbial seed that eventually turned into this site.
As my father had lost interest in updating Spazmatics.com and had changed his band name, he desired purchasing a new domain and gave me the opportunity to have a domain and hosting all to my own. I was given mere seconds to come up a site name, and I had decided on Mario Minus World (www.mariominusworld.com) to attempt again to make a site about game glitches and random information that most sites didn't provide. I uploaded a few low quality videos (involving a camera in front of the TV) from Mario and Pokémon games. The site remained relatively dormant for several years.
The site was renamed to Buizel.Net (www.buizel.net) and started to focus more on adding non-gaming content.
I properly added a forum to the site, hosted by Forumer.
The forum was migrated to the same host as Buizel.Net, in a self-contained phpBB installation.
The site was renamed to Floatzel.Net (www.floatzel.net) and started to focus more on Pokémon gaming news.
I purchased a vBulletin license, moved the forum to its own domain, and renamed it to Victory Road (www.victoryroad.net).
When boredom from updating Pokémon news struck, I began to work on a new test layout to start a site focusing on gaming information. A few days after getting into it, I decided to revive the original concept of Mario Minus World. The layout was given the code name of Mario Minus World.
I launched the Victory Road Adoption Center (adopt.victoryroad.net) after getting fed up with virtual pet adoption packages that I felt were unsatisfactory.
After analyzing various possible names, I moved the project to its own domain with the name of VGVids (www.vgvids.com). The project stagnated many times over the coming months.
Another test layout for a photo gallery was put together, intended to be completely free of a database. After completion, this project went unused.
By combining the previous layout with the photo gallery engine, I was able to create a new VGVids layout.
For a math class at college, I created a simple file browser at Zorua.me (www.zorua.me) to host files submitted by other students as a sort of file share. This file browser is the backbone behind the current file listing. At the end of the semester, the site was repurposed as my professional portfolio.
With VGVids still not officially released, I felt it was about time to hunker down and at least get it into a state for the public to see. Unfortunately, the project shriveled up, and I let the domain name expire.
I quickly whipped up a site and launched Badger Photo (www.badger.photo) as a hosting space for my wildlife photography.
A new layout was started, meant to replace the dilapidated Floatzel.Net site, inheriting code from both VGVids and the Zorua.me file listing.
The new site was moved to Lycanroc.Net (www.lycanroc.net).