Hydeist was first launched on December 13, 2005 as nothing but a simple appreciation of Hyde under the free webhosting site, GeoCities. The site mainly focused in showcasing photos of Hyde and lyrics from my well-picked songs from his albums and singles. As I add stuffs to the site, I’ve started adding information about Hyde and thus, turning the simple portfolio into a shrine.
Some months later, I’ve stopped updating the mini shrine due to lack of internet access and the shrine has been put up into an indefinite hiatus until GeoCities finally closed down. Which happened to be a dreadful dismay and heartache to my part because I wasn’t able to backup the entire website. So, apparently, I lost the important tidbits. Lucky me, I didn’t delete the pictures and the songs at that time. Because of this, I was left to start from scratch, digging into my head and re-reading the resources I’ve had.
Hydeist also experienced a lot of host hopping until I was able to buy my own domain and found a stable yet reliable host. And since that Hydeist has been online since late 2005, I have also experienced majority of computer issues—and that includes unrecoverable files from my hard disks, which explains a pretty much empty gallery at the moment.