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
July 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

1st Week Progress

After Hydeist’s first week run using WordPress, I was able to transfer the previous updates from the old shrine’s CuteNews, majority of the informational pages has already been add up as well. Under the About Hyde tab, we have the following pages up and running: Biography, Profile, Fun Facts, Alphabet, Discography, Filmography, the Interviews section where we have the Hyde’s Diary and the Thoughts About Hyde, while the Timeline section is still under heavy construction, with the 1991-2000 published at the moment.

The rest of the newly added/transferred pages are under the Website’s tab. Also, since I’m using WordPress now, I’m still thinking how to handle the Interactive section because all of the pages there are using PHP, and PHP is not integrated in WordPress pages. Although there is a plugin I think, but I don’t plan to add more plugins so I’ll figure something out soon.

The multimedia section will have to wait—yet again. I plan to publish the possible pages first before installing the Gallery. Since that would be kind of doable, especially that I have to re-upload the images again, I’ll prioritize the unpublished pages first. I’m also working on another fan site—which happened to be One Piece—so I have to schedule any Hydeist updates during Tuesdays and Thursdays. My Saturdays and Sundays are for reading and a bit of blogging, so it’s occupied while I kind of pour my Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on One Piece. So yep, please bear with me again for the nth time! 😀

Posted by Aki
July 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Shrine Transition

It’s been more than a year again since my last update! Good Lord, always slacking off and with too many online projects I’ve been doing plus a lot of sleep ahahahah. To be honest, the very main reason why I’m lacking updates is because of the system I’m using since effin’ 2005; that is manual updates. Like I have to login to my cpanel and create or edit files/pages one by one which is causing me so much time and troubles. But alas! We are now switching to WordPress after forever of not trying it out. This way, I’ll be able to edit and create pages as simple as one-two-three and with the blogging system of WordPress, it’ll be much easier.

Since that we are currently transferring into a new system, kindly please expect that all of the links above are currently empty. I will not post an update to each pages that will be added but I will once the transfer is finished. 😀

That will be all for today, please bear with me!

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 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Slacking Off 102

First question to your dear webmiss just to clarify a lot of things: Why aren’t you updating Hydeist often? The possible main reason for that is I’m quite honestly busy with a lot of things going around my head. I’m currently 28 weeks expecting and God knows how exciting yet stressful it is, not to mention I spend 10 hours of work for 5 days with 5 hours of travel and preparation back and forth. To cut the story short, I can’t find the right time to update Hydeist at this point of life. XD

Moving on, you might be wondering why you’re being redirected from the old URL to this new one. Yes! Hydeist finally have her own free domain name. :3 I’ve went through several ifs and buts whether to do this or not, but in the end I pushed for it. Since this is a new home, alas a good welcome to the layout’s second version as well: An Angel’s Tale.

I might be updating some of the contents here this coming weekend, I can’t promise though but I will try in the hopes of securing some nifty spare time I might have. :3