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Contact Information:

Drop a note, say hello:
subsane at gmail dot com

Past Designs:

Here are the past designs for the site. Version 1.0 (generically titled "The Simpsons Video Game Site") was a thing that I made in FrontPage, and I lost the original files. The past is past and all that.

Version 2.0
Version 3.0
Version 4.0
Version 5.0
Version 6.0

The Story:

It was late 1997, probably some time in March. I was a young and impressionable lad in a club that taught students about the business world. We were all lucky enough to go on a field trip to a little place called Film Roman Animation. It was a typical office building, real flat and generally boring. But inside was a different story. The entire bottom floor of this building was HQ for the animation of The Simpsons. There were dozens of cubicles, each one occupied by an animator doing his animation thing. Later the next year I actually recognized an episode from the work I saw in those cubicles.

The rest of the tour consisted of several offices of the guys in charge (all covered in strange posters and NAKED chicks, cool), and we got to watch Tree House of Horrors VI (the one where Homer goes into 3-D world). Then, we went to Shakeys Pizza. Overall, it was one of the best days of my youth.

Now forward to January of 2002 when I began work on my first video game guide for Bartman Meets Radioactive Man, which I originally posted to GameFAQs. The first version wasn't all that good, but it improved with subsequent updates. This was my first experience with working on video game content.

Finally, about this site. Around the same period in 2002 I discovered a place called Noiseland Arcade (now shut down), and I was inspired to create my own Simpsons video game site just like it. I called it "The Simpsons Video Game Site". The folks at The Simpsons 100 (also shut down, god I'm old) helped a brother out and it slightly improved as I learned to create compelling content before spending time on the design.

Eventually I tired of using free host after free host for the site, and Ben from Simpson Crazy offered to host this little hobby of mine. It was then that I got my first taste of a site free from horrible banners and annoying pop-ups. Shortly after the move to Simpson Crazy, I received a message from Simon Lau of New Springfield that his site had officially closed. It was a sad day for me, as I had always admired his website. But, onward and upward as they say, and I wished Simon luck in his future endeavors.

Fast forward to April 2005. After three years of moving and changes I finally bit the bullet and purchased a domain for this site and the one I use to this day: (formerly, in memory of Simon Lau's Noiseland Arcade. I figured it was time to stop moochin' and pay to have the site online. As I'm sure I did everywhere, I have to thank Ben from Simpson Crazy for hosting the site for a year.

It's been some years and the site was down for a decade until I resurrected the place in March 2018. I started a career in video games in 2004 and it's led to some of the best experiences and travels in my life. I even got to work on The Simpsons Game and attend the launch party in 2007! The world has changed to one of Tumblr blogs, YouTube reviews and playthroughs, and of course wiki sites galore. I'll work on adding more to this place when possible, but until then I hope you enjoy this time capsule of the bygone era of Simpsons fan sites.

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