about me

my name is Rottie! I'm a 17-year-old geeknerd who likes doing creative stuff in my free time, when i'm not on epic intergalactic ventures or in my devious lab cooking up evil schemes. I hope you enjoy my funny little corner of the net! Don't forget to take your shoes off on your way in. (please.)

why was this site created? for the love of all that is decent, why??

Great question! The answer isn't all that interesting, though. I pretty much just thought it would be fun to have my own website, discovered Neocities, and the rest is history. I like having a space where I can just be myself, and HTML's approachability paired with its allowance for in-depth customization is a match made in heaven, especially when compared to social media (which can feel very monotonous very fast). It's also great as a coping mechanism; the modern internet feels less like a dystopian corporate hellscape if you have a corner of it to call your own.
I'll admit that I had low expectations at first. I do love to learn, and I've been interested in coding since I was 9 or 10, but it takes the stars aligning for a hobby to stick with me long-term. To my surprise, though, I ended up really enjoying HTML; way more than I thought I would, in fact. What you see on your screen is a product of about 2 year's worth of learning, forgetting a bit, re-learning, taking a break, rehauling twice, re-learning, forgetting again, and learning some more. I'm proud to say that this site has been going strong since September 2021, and I plan on keeping it that way for as long as this organic, fallible fleshbag body of mine is alive and kickin'. (Or at least until I get tired of it.)

I hope I can continue to make this site a worthwhile place as I expand my coding skills and learn more about website upkeep in general. Feel free to drop a "hello" in the guestbook if you'd like!