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Hello, guest! I'm Kitty, and you've stumbled across Ultima! My goal is to provide you with graphics and resources, as well as with any requests that you might have. I take requests for buttons, glitters, banners, and mood indicators. I have one serious rule: do not steal. I spend a lot of time on these, and you don't need to steal them. Go ahead, take a look around. I'm sure you'll find something you enjoy. And if not, why not request it? If I like it enough, I might even add it to the site for others to enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

+2 Requests
Back from another semi-hiatus

Wow, I'm horrible at updating this summer! Normally, summer is the time that I get the most done with my sites, but apparently this summer is different. Not only do I have five (difficult) books to read for school (plus one essay, sixteen workbook pages, and a fill-in-the-blank type-thing), but I'm also volunteering at the library & my youth group is doing a TON of stuff. So I may be inactive a bit this summer. So sorry.

Anyways, I've finished two requests. One has been up since July 3. I'm really late on that one, and I apologize. Oops.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kitty is back from Hiatus!

Fail Kitty is fail. I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates. I was gone from June 26 - July 2 for summer camp in South Mississippi, and then as soon as I got back - the next day - my father told me that we would be going on a family vacation to Tennessee. I had a great time, but unfortunately I was unable to update my sites (or even tell anyone that I was away!) while I was gone. You don't have to worry, though. I'm back, and will be updating as soon as I possibly can.

First things first, I have one button request to complete for BoardPaint (they sent it in while I was away; Fail Kitty forgot to close requests before she went to camp), then I have a few banner ideas that I'll have to mess around with.

I'm sincerely hoping to get Ultima back up and running to its full potential before I have to take a break for my Senior Year. I'm going to busting my behind in order to keep my grades up this year, so I might not be on as often as I should. I'm even contemplating just shutting Ultima down. It's not as entertaining as it used to be. Maybe a week of intense graphic-making will be good for me.

All that remains is for GIMP to unfreeze. It froze right in the middle of the button request - thank goodness I had saved it before messing around further. I simply tried to change the font color...and it's frozen. I might have to restart my computer to get it restarted. But no worries.

Thank you all for sticking with me. I sincerely hope this will go well.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ULTIMA WILL BE ON HIATUS UNTIL JULY 2, 2011.

Wow, Kitty fails. It's been two weeks since I've updated, and now my only update is that I'll be on hiatus for a week!

Here's the reason: Summer camp. I'll be rebuilding a community that's still in despair from Hurricane Katrina, then going to New Orleans. I'll be back very soon, and I'll bring a bunch of new content with me, I promise!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Well, that's over with. Ultima didn't place in Genericizing's SOTM, but I did participate! So a new award has been added to the "Sitely" section for you to take a gander at.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vote for me @ Genericizing?
+1 Icon Request

Someone requested an icon of Riza, which is a character in an anime/manga series.

On another note, mind sparing a vote for me at Genericizing? It would really show your appreciation for Ultima! I'm counting on you, denizens of Neopia!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vote for me @ Genericizing?
Listed @ Smiley Central
Listed @ Starcross

I was listed at two different sites today, Smiley Central & Starcross. They're both directories (of course).

I'll probably spend most of the day creating awards for my review site because I deleted the old ones that I had. Expect new graphics for Ultima by the end of next week.

In other news, Ocarina of Time 3D (for the 3DS, of course) comes out on June 19. Be warned: if I get this game, Ultima might be put on the backburner for a while. I love me some Zelda!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vote for me @ Genericizing?
Listed as "recommended" @ The Faerie Compass
Listed as "recommended" @ Android Directory

So I went on a directory-check today, and much to my surprise (and delight!), Ultima has been listed as "recommended" on two of the directories it is listed at! I'm really happy about this; probably more than I should be.

I tried to make more graphics today, but without any of my stuff from my old GIMP program, I ran into walls and I couldn't find any of the old stuff online so I could put it on my new program. I apologize. I hope to be able to be back to full capacity by August, more-than-likely by the end of June. Over & out!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

+1 Button Request
Vote for me @ Genericizing?

Requests are OPEN! To prove this, I filled one button request today!

In other news, would you please spare a vote for me at Genericizing? I would love you forever! No, really. Vote for me because I have an awesome site!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Listed @ The Faerie Compass

I've finally redownloaded GIMP! Thank goodness! Everything's going to be okay. Requests are still closed, so don't get too excited. I'm going to work on making sure my graphic skills are where I want them before I open those requests back up again.

In other news, I reopened Siren's Song Reviews, so if you need a review for your site, don't be afraid to ask! I really want to start reviewing again!

Other than that, though, I am pleased to announce that Ultima has another affiliate, Shine, a graphics site by Rabbit! Ultima was also listed on The Faerie Compass.

Sad news: I had to shut down my directory. You can read why here. Thank you for supporting me.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Listed @ Android Directory

So I've been listed at Android Directory. I'm listed there as a recommended site. That really makes me happy.

Remember to spare a vote for your favorite graphics site! *pokes button up above*

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kitty's out of school!
Applied to be listed @ Android Directory

Yes, you heard correctly. Kitty's out of school and she's got the whole summer ahead of her! I'm going to work my hardest to get Ultima back to being SUPER-ACTIVE again. I'm talking like three or four new icons PER HOUR.

...
Okay, so maybe not that active. A couple of new icons per day, one or two resources a week, that kind of stuff. It's going to take a lot of hard work. I've gotten lazy over the past few months. But don't worry; Ultima's going to be back, and I'll be better than ever. Prepare for the awesomeness to come!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Still waiting on computer hard drive.

Yeah, yeah. I'm a horrible person, I don't know what I'm doing, blah, blah, blah. There's the small fact that it'll cost $100 to get my old computer's hard drive back that had all of my brushes/fonts/textures/etc. on it. So, I suppose I'll just go ahead and download GIMP and do some basic things while I wait. I'm sorry for the delay. I'll try to get my hard drive back as soon as possible, but there's the small fact that the old computer was a family computer, and Dad says we have to wait 'til he has an extra $100 to spare on the computer. I just want my graphic program back!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Looking for a sister site!
Entered SOTM

Yeah, there's been a few issues the past few weeks. Namely, the computer's been going haywire, but don't worry. Very soon, Ultima will be up and running better than ever before! I simply have to redownload GIMP and find all my brushes and fonts again. There's the small matter of obtaining my old computer's settings before I can do this, but that shouldn't take long.

I sincerely apologize for everything that's happened the past few weeks. Stick with me, and I promise, everything will be okay.

Edit, 4:20 p.m. I entered Genericizing's SOTM competition. Help a site get back on its feet and vote for me? :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

KITTY GOT A NEW COMPUTER!

I have lost ALL of my brushes, fonts, and textures.
I got a new computer today, and I have not had the time to work on getting everything back up and running. So I apologize in advance for the fact that there won't be very many updates in the next week or so. REQUESTS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please, please, please bear with me. I'm so very sorry about this!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Keep on Keeping on

Things aren't quite as awful as they were - I mean, the computer hasn't shut off in a while, but I haven't tried to open up GIMP in a few weeks. Now that we're not doing anything in school, I'll have a lot more time to focus on my graphics site. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Oh, and if you want to, graphic requests are open. I'll try to get to them within a week :) Thanks for understanding!

Friday, April 29, 2011

EXTENDED HIATUS?!

Well, my computer's all messed up. I'm hoping to get back online sometime before school lets out. I know I've been gone for a while.
KEEP LOOKING FOR UPDATES!
That's all I have to tell you for now. If you need more information, please neomail me. Go to shadowedbeing and click the neomail link. Thank you!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Unforeseen Problems

Yeah, Kitty's got a few issues. For one, she went on Spring Break without her computer. For two, her computer was in the shop for the next three weeks with some serious viruses. So, I just got my computer back yesterday, and am currently struggling with school stuff. So please wait a few days before Kitty gets some new graphics up.

I'm sorry for the delay!

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011

Short hiatus!

Beware the short hiatus! I'm going on vacation (it is Spring Break, after all, and my family enjoys traveling) and will not have access to a computer during this time. I'm sorry, everyone! Expect a few new graphics when I come back (if GIMP cooperates)!

Monday, Mar. 14, 2011

GIMP's spacing out!

Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been busy with school, of course. Anyways, prepare for a few new graphics in the next week or so, possibly before Thursday (when I leave for vacation). My graphics program (GIMP) froze up on me the other day, and I lost a couple of really cute icons that I was going to put under the TWEWY section. So that's one think to look forward to.

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011

1 new TWEWY icon

Sorry for the lack of updates. I did manage to create one new The World Ends With You icon today. It features Joshua. Josh is one of my favorite characters. He's number two, next to Minamimoto, of course. I love Minamimoto! Anyways, enjoy.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

3 new Final Fantasy banners
4 new Zelda banners

It took a while, but I'm slowly redoing all of my banners. I got rid of ALL of my Zelda banners, and put up four entirely new ones. I redid one Final Fantasy banner (the Chocobo one), and did two completely new ones. Enjoy.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

DL is now our Sister Site!

While there are no new graphics today (school, anyone?), I do have some exciting news. Dark Light has become my sister site! She was my SS when Ultima was Shattered Crystals. When that site died, however, she helped me get Ultima up and running. Go check out DL now!

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Four new buttons from DL!

Nothing new added today, as school is literally dragging me through a river of mud. On the flip side, my wonderful friend Tina has made me four link-back buttons for Ultima! They're gorgeous. Thank you!

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

Now affiliated with Otaku!
(Re)Listed on several sites

I'm now affiliated with Otaku! If you're looking for some awesome animanga (anime/manga) and gaming layouts/icons, then go and check out Otaku! You won't regret it!

In other news, I was (re)listed on several directories.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

Four Final Fantasy icons redone
One TWEWY icon redone
Navigation added
New link-back button
Site History redone
Sitely section prepared
Counters added.

Whew. It's time to launch the site. Wish me luck, my friends!

Edit, 2:35 p.m. I neomailed the sites that I was previously listed on to see if they would change my name from "Shattered Crystals" to "Ultima" in their listings. I'm so tired.

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Signs added to the Resources section

Whew. I'm really tired. I added at least ten versions of five different signs - Moved, Hiatus, Coming Soon, Welcome, and Closed. They're arranged in alphabetical order on the Resources page. Please check them out. Ultima should launch tomorrow!

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

The grand opening might have to be pushed back to Saturday, possibly even Sunday. I realized that I do have a few more things to do than I originally thought. It all depends on how much time I have tomorrow after I get home - and whether or not my sister will relinquish the computer. She refused to give it to me today, so this is just a quick explanation before I have to log off. Now, beaaaam me up, Scotty!

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

49 icon placeholders added
Requests & Resources pages coded

I closed down the main page today (/~hungry_green_skeith) and put up a temporary placeholder message. Ultima should officially launch either Friday or Saturday. Tomorrow I won't be able to work as much on it as I would like. Thursday, I'll work on the Request page some more - mostly with previews and stuff.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

Graphics page coded

That took a lot more time than I would have expected. Anyways, I've got to run, so Happy Single's Awareness Day!

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011

Icon placeholders created.
Site should (re)launch by Friday.

Today went pretty well. I spent most of the afternoon on GIMP, creating some resources that I hope will be a part of the future Ultima. If they don't...well, I spent a good two hours wasting my time. I should be launching the site by Friday. Tomorrow will be spent cleaning up the graphics section of the site and re-adding all those textareas. (So...many...textareas...)

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011

This isn't going so well. I managed to make two buttons today, but the second one will probably be trashed. Later, perhaps, I'll make some more. Tomorrow, I'll probably work on the resources section.

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

Credits cleaned up and redone. The next week shall be a test of whether or not I can get this site ready to be launched by next Friday.

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

Well. Here we go again. My graphic site is about to be reborn. Today I managed to get the layout all set up. In the next few days, there's going to be a lot of rearranging and recoding done. Stick with me!

Rules

Follow these rules and you won't get hurt.

1. Edward Elric is mine. Not yours.

2. Please, don't steal. It doesn't take much of a brain to steal; it takes a more intelligent to create their own site/graphics. Therefore, show your smart side and don't rip off other peoples' graphics!

3. Keep the credit on the graphics, please. This includes requested graphics, too. If you don't keep the link-back on your requested graphics, at least put credit at the bottom of the page. Thank you.

4. If you don't like the button/banner/whatever I've made for you, tell me! I can always redo something. It's not a problem. I want you to appreciate and use the graphic I've made.

5. Requests are done on a first come, first served basis. Be patient.

6. I would love it if you were to read these rules. Just don't put the word anime in your request form if you read the rules.

7. I'll make graphics for any type of site. I'll do 'em for applications, guilds, personal sites, whatever. Just send me a request form (if requests are open).

Sitely

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Awards

Award from Genericizing [www.neopets.com/~Kaliiox]

Site History

History

Ultima was started on February 10, 2011. It arose from the ashes of my previous site, Shattered Crystals. I was tired of the name, and I was getting tired of trying to keep the site updated. What I needed to do was do a complete overhaul of the site.

I began working on Ultima on February 10, 2011, and often asked my guild and my neofriends for help figuring out what to do and where to do it.

Ultima was launched on February 19, 2011 at 2:10 p.m. central (U.S.) time.

Past Layouts

Newest - Olders

None yet.

Projects

Icons

I have a lot of really bad icons. I would like to have at least fifteen quality icons for each section of my page. That might take a while.

Banners

Most of them aren't all that good. I need to update a lot of these banners. My goal is at least five quality banners per section.

Glitters

I have two sections for glitters: Pokemon and Neopets. I have a pretty good selection in the Neopets section, but I don't think I have one of every species. That's what I need to do for the Neopets section. As for the Pokemon section, I need to try and get at least one glitter per original Pokemon. Then I'll work on the evolutions.

Mood Indicators

I have a pretty sad selection of mood indicators, I'm afraid. They take a long time to make, and I'm having to remake a lot of them. (I switched to a new style of Mood Indicator a few months after I opened my site, and have since begun to remake all of my old ones.) I really only make them when people request them. I need to work on finishing the selection of mood indicators for The World Ends With You. I'm still missing several characters there. Next, I'll finish the FullMetal Alchemist mood indicators. Then I'll work on the main Neopets. No colors until I get the original ones done!

Credits

The Pages

Layout & CSS by kittycatisginger18. All stealers will be reported.
Main .png from Allianora.
All game sprites © of their respective rippers. I got them from spriters-resource.
The counter came from Boingdragon.
The "Who Else is On?" counter from whos.amung.us.
The non-default fonts are from dafont.
The arrangement of my "Welcome" content on my homepage was inspired by DarkLight.
Pixels from Peach-Pit.
Buttons #4, 5, 6, & 7 are from Dark Light. Thank you, Tina!

Textures, Renders, and Brushes

On Site:

Off-Site:

SutekiRenders, Owiranai-Kiss, DeviantART


The People

Thanks from the bottom of my heart to all of my neofriends and affiliates - particularly Siddey and Tina. This layout and complete revamp would never have been possible without you!
A huge thank-you to my guild, Scarlet Memories, for giving my feedback on my new layout. I LOVE YOU ALL! You're so amazing. Particularly Tina, who has her own site, DarkLight, which you should visit at all costs.
Another thank-you goes to Futago Graphics, for their help in teaching me how to create tables. You should visit them just for their awesome layout.
The biggest thank-you of all to The Neopets Team, who allows all Neopians to edit their petpages. Without them, none of this would be possible. Thanks, TNT! (Neopets)
All of the graphics on this page are © of Ultima and Kitty {kittycatisginger18}. These are not to be redistributed without credit or else punishment will be severe.



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