About Serenitatis

Serenitatis.com, 1997-2015
My oldest website, started September 19, 1997. Enormous image gallery dedicated to Usagi and Mamoru, from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon.

After almost eighteen (!!) years online, I am retiring Serenitatis.com as of June 15, 2015. I have several reasons for doing so, but a lot of it boils down to time. I have very little time for it.

Also, eighteen years is a long time to run a website.

Serenitatis was born out of frustration, filling a gap (in my eyes) in the Sailor Moon image gallery niche. It was something I felt I needed to make at the time. I still like the series, and I still like the characters. But things have changed. The Internet is quite different than it was in 1997.

I’m different. I don’t feel the same about Serenitatis as I used to. My drive to improve it is gone. That time has passed. And though I’m usually all for archiving and preserving things, there’s something to be said for closure.

It’s time to turn out the lights.

If you’re a visitor of Serenitatis — bonus points if you remember it as The Gallery of the Silver Millennium — THANK YOU. Thank you for visiting my website. I’m glad you liked it. I appreciate you all, very much.

To my fellow fansite owners, all the great people I’ve met over the years — EIGHTEEN YEARS, can you believe it?? — I wish you the very best. Special hugs to Athena and Buruma, who bug me on Twitter and try to talk sense into me (or distract me with shiny objects and cute animals. As good friends should.)

A shoutout to my terrific affiliates: Ai no Senshi, Isshou ni, Manga Style, MoonKitty.net, MoonPrincess.com, Moon Sticks, The Sailor Senshi Page (a site older than mine!!), SailorWar.net, Three-Lights.net, and Usagi and Mamoru’s Universe. Some of my favorite fansites are in this list.

Thanks for reading! Here’s my email if you want to say hi.* Also, you can still find me puttering around at Serapii-Kisu.net!

*Please don’t email asking me to put the site back up. Also, please don’t ask for a ZIP of all the images. Everything I had is out there — probably at much better resolution!

Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for invigorating the Sailor Moon fandom in the 90s/2000s! This site was such a big part of it! All the best for the future! Sailor Moon Says!

  2. says

    18 years! Amazing! Thank you for an awesome run. Serenitatis was such a huge inspiration to myself and probably many others in the Sailor Moon fansite community! Gone but never forgotten! :)

  3. says

    18 years is amazing and I wish you wouldn’t go!! You were definitely a huge inspiration to me, so thank you. You will be missed very, very much!! ;_; <3

  4. Cassi says

    Wow, that is an incredible amount of time!! Thank you for everything and all the work you put into your beautiful site! Great luck on your future endeavors! :)

  5. Adriana says

    Thanks so much for having this bright light . Your site always made my day as a teenager. Good luck to you.

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