A fanlisting can be defined as a web clique that lists fans of a particular subject. Unlike most web cliques, a person does not need a web site in order to join. Fans from around the world submit their information to their approved fanlisting and they are then listed to show their love for the subject. They are a fun way to create a small website dedicated to something you are a fan of -- and then other fans can also add their name to show they are also a fan!
In early 2004 -- back when I still went by the alias Kylara, a good friend I met online introducted me to the wonderful world of fanlistings. My first fanlisting (for Vahn of Legend of Legaia; while no longer open, I do currently own the approved fanlistings for both Legend of Legaia and another character from this game, Noa) was created in March of that year. As a huge fan of both anime and manga, I was, of course, very interested when TheFanlistings.org decided that due to the sheer number of fanlistings devoted to these subjects there was a need for a second network: AnimeFanlistings.org.
After creating a number of fanlistings, it did not take me long to apply to join the staff at both networks. Shortly after AnimeFanlistings.org was opened, I was contacted by the network owner and asked to become a part of the staff. For the next four years I had a blast helping to manage category updates -- it's hard to believe it's been another four years since I was last on staff! During those four years I also spent a chunk of time on staff at TheFanlistings.org.
Between the two networks, I've staffed a number of categories. Relationships (applications) at AnimeFanlistings.org will forever be my baby as that was my category for over three years. I also staffed Series (full), Relationships (troubles), Fanstuff (full), Episodes (full) and Characters (applications) there. At TheFanlistings.org I staffed Fanworks (FUCO), Songs: Bands/Groups (FUCO), Links Centre and Awards (full).
Since 2008, I've essentially dropped off the face of the fanlisting world; the most recent fanlisting I've created was opened 12th February 2008. Ironically, it's for Final Fantasy XI, the game that has sucked up most of my fanlisting time! In recent years a lot has changed; I've graduated from college and am in the process of returning to graduate school. I've gotten engaged and am planning my wedding for early 2013. I now go by the alias Anexya (with a brief period of time as Anexia as well!), though my given name, Danielle certainly isn't a secret.
So! There you have it. For all that I'm not very involved with the fanlisting world anymore, it will always be near and dear to me; I have so many lovely memories associated with these little websites. I'm very glad to have Project Aishou back up and running!
Project Aishou is This website is a Tarnished Network production, listing fanlistings approved by TheFanlistings.org and AnimeFanlistings.org. It is not to be duplicated without written permission. I claim no ownership of or association with any of the subjects listed here. Project Aishou is happily powered by Enthusiast. Spam trap.