Welcome to hydeist: an angel's tale, a shrine dedicated to Hideto "HYDE" Takarai from a well-known Japanese rock band; L`Arc~en~ciel. Currently, you are hydeist's visitor, accompanied with . While some of the contents are still unavailable or under heavy construction due to countless revamps that I've been doing for the past 11 years, you can and will be able to lurk or browse majority of the completed infomation. The multimedia section holds a small gallery at the moment and will soon be filled with wonderful photos. Please enjoy your stay!
Posted by Aki
February 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

Major Facelift + Gallery Upgrade!

That’s it! Hydeist just had a major facelift, replacing the previous layout that were featured since August 6, 2014 and starting the year 2017 with a more modern and professional look. :3 But, before we forget what Hydeist previously looked like, let’s all have a last peek:

So, for the last 11 years and a half, I could say that this is the first time that Hydeist had a decent and professional looking layout (although the last two layouts are decent as well). And blimey! Hydeist has been running for that long with not much of an update and some under construction pages (LMAO).

It’s really difficult to keep track of the media section especially that I don’t get much of donations. So, if you are big fan of Hyde and L`Arc~en~ciel and you have some photos you’ve taken, scanslations and the like, you are very much welcome to share them to us! And you can send them directly to aki@hydeist.tk and we will gladly add them to the media section with proper credits! <3

With the media section involved in this update, I am very sad to say that the actual old photos that I have (that were up for gallery addition) has been wiped out (for the nth time) when my desktop’s OS unfortunately got corrupted. I tried to have the files saved if there’s hope, but since that the desktop’s HDD was not partitioned that time, I wasn’t able to save all of my files (not just Hydeist-related files, but ALL of my important shenanigans). :'( I should have uploaded them when I had the time /creys

That again, I’m back to zero. O_o Why is this always happening to me? D:

Included in the major facelift is the upgrading of the gallery section. Since Hydeist has been founded, I’ve been managing the gallery section with manual scripting. If I’m going to hold a big collection of the gallery, I’ll be needing a gallery script, right?

At first I’m thinking about using Coppermine, but kind of hesitated because the script is a huge file. So I ended up using Plogger, which I think is a lot more easier and simple. :cute: Besides, it’s under the recommended list of my host’s Softaculous scripts.

Posted by Aki
August 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Guestbook + Season’s Call

Guestbook project is finished! Alas, my experiments for the Hydeist guestbook was successful after two days of trial and error. I got fed up with simple tag/chatbox scripts that floods everything up, so I’ve decided to give MySQL a try for this and viola! (^_^)/

On the other hand, since I was busy doing the guestbook page, changing the watermarks on the screencaps was delayed. I’ll start going back to the screencaps today if I have the chance, unless something comes up again in my head that would probably delay it again. XD

[EDIT: 9:48 PM]
Done changing the watermarks for the 2009 Live in Paris screencaps and added the Season’s Call PV screencaps.

Posted by Aki
August 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

Link PV Gallery

As I’ve mentioned yesterday, I was supposed to do the updates this coming weekend. Turned out that the said spare time came way too early. XD Anyway, the Link PV under the screencaps section is now up, with a total of 23 pictures.

Also, I’m supposed to do the other screen caps but I’ve decided to pause it for a bit and change the current watermark I’ve put on each images since it still have the old URL — for comfort’s sake and to avoid confusion, I think I should do that first. Tee-hee~! :3

Posted by Aki
December 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

New Addition to the Gallery

Good day! Here I am again making a manual update for Hydeist. Since the last update, I’ve been doing various things for this shrine so I’d be able to finish it by the end of this year. Hopefully! If not, at least have it 95% complete.

As of now, I still have some contents that needs revamping, the rest are all good. For the main updates and obvious ones, first off, I’ve finished the hydeist page; a page of my blabbing about why I love Hyde. (/u) I’m still planning to add something there but I’ll include what would it be once I’m satisfied with it. Second one is that I’ve added the Drink It Down screencaps on the multimedia, having 54 pending for Link and Kaze ni Kienaide.

Also, I’d like to thank the people who visited this shrine even if it’s not yet officially launched! You know who you are, and for that I’ll give all the love to you guys. 😉

Posted by Aki
November 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

Slacking Off 101

No, don’t look at the archives—you’ll see how many months I’ve been slacking off since the proposed comeback of this shrine. >:( No, seriously. I’m really not slacking off. I’m just busy with my life outside the internet and I’m actually working on two shrines simultaneously. There’s a bunch of work to do there and wait, I’m running out of English.

First of all, I was really disappointed and not satisfied with the previous layout that I’ve made. It was so… dull, I think that’s the right word. So I’ve decided to reconstruct the design into a different one; although it has the same header image, only that I’ve added a shadow image and changed the fonts, background and colors around the entire place. And this satisfies my vintage taste. I feel like I’m looking in an old love letter placed atop an old furniture inside an ancient mansion. Dreamland eh? :3

Secondly, woooh~ I’ve finally managed to open up a bunch of pages that were left empty these past few years. Well, not exactly empty, they were just not published during those times. Two pages are honestly in a state of coma heavy construction; naming gallery and screencaps. They are not empty now, you can somehow browse some pictures there. The old ones are still piled up in my old hard drive and I still haven’t transferred them to my external hard disc mainly because (1) I can’t find a cable that would fit into the motherboard and (2) I don’t know where the hell is my old hard drive.

I can honestly think that maybe Kami-sama is punishing me for slacking off and forgetting about this shrine. *facepalm*