Ke-Ri’s Domain is the weblog of young girl named Keri. On her main website, she very clearly states the reason she started her website was because she was seeking a husband. From the main picture on the site, Keri doesn’t look all that old to begin with and by begging the viewers of her site not to tell her dad about the site because he would “kill her and make her go to college”, it only leads me to believe that our author is quite young.
After sorting through her opinion of supporting Timothy McVeigh’s actions, her plea for someone of the male persuasion to offer her some companionship since she’s “down for a whole lot”, and the generic GeoCities/Yahoo layout, I was able to finally reach the weblog.
Information I gathered from Keri’s weblog? She quit the track team to learn about the internet. As of Nov 11, Keri was going to run away from home the next time her dad sits her down for a talk. Her only three requirements for this husband she’s looking for are as follows: “he must be a nice person in general (this includes animals), he must have a place where I can stay that he pays for himself, and he must have fairly high-speed internet access and a computer IN HIS HOUSE”.
These are the highlights. In short, this weblog is about how much Keri hates school, hates her dad, and wants to find someone to be her husband.
I’m just honestly disturbed by so many things at this site. Keri’s home life is bad enough that she’s only been “advertising for a husband” on her website since early November. And as of Dec 2 (and also the most recent post), she’s decided to move in with one of her internet suitors. The main reason she chose him? She was really into the amount of internet access Luke could offer.
Honestly, this weblog scares me. It can’t possibly be real, and if it is, I’m truly saddened by how miserable Keri’s life must be to push her to the point to move into an apartment with a complete stranger to avoid living with her father. Someone’s got some real issues here and it’s just a bizarre situation you read about at this website.
There’s a staff of 10 writers that are listed as writers to this weblog, and they all do their fair share of posting. I was prepared for mass confusion. However, I was pleasantly surprised.
The latest entry was the story of one of the weblog’s authors taking their first Geocaching Expedition. Albeit they were under the influence of drugs while taking this little journey, this particular author does an entertaining job of giving us a humorous, detailed description of the Expedition. And further into the archives, there’s a long post that’s a rant on current events. It’s probably the most opinionated post I found here, but the opinions of this particular author are very well backed up and the writing style of such topics is done in an extremely clear manner.
All the different authors have their own unique way of posting – some will post narratives, others will bounce back and forth between posting about their social life and national current events, and there were some one word posts that I couldn’t make heads or tails of. In all, this group weblog does a good job of not turning the posts into a conversation going back and forth between all the contributors and gears itself more towards entertaining the masses that do visit the site.
The design of the site is something I liked. It wasn’t anything complex at all. Each author has a specific icon that’s posted by the title of their post, and the posts are offset in boxes that are a different color from the background. It’s a sharp looking site.
I wanted to know more about these authors. I know part of the fun in a weblog like this where nearly everyone uses nicknames is being anonymous, but I couldn’t help but want to know more about this group of writers.
There were times when I thought I need to smoke something illegal to get the full concept and humor of this weblog. Not being under the influence of any type of hallucinogenic drug while viewing it confused me at times, but for the most part I was able to get a good idea of what these kids were writing about. It’s a fun, college-aged weblog that’s worth a visit just to get to know this gang of students.
Immediately I was impressed by the design of House Arrest. (Maybe because I too am trying to eek out a living as a coder and I’m aware of how much work goes into self coding a website…) Soon I was impressed by all of House Arrest.
The blog is very honest, very candid and enjoyable. You really get a sense of the author’s ‘voice’ as you read the entries. She quotes Cure lyrics, posts the occasional cartoon, poems etc. Lots of interesting stuff here.
After you are done reading the blog there are other sections as well.
There is Crafty Bitch, which details her explorations in stitching.
Salvation, her take on the calorie crunch
A lifetime ago, truth is better than fiction
Book Club, book reviews and recommendations
I think this is a great site, it is full of author’s identity and has a sharp overall look and feel punctuated by lovely graphics. –applause–
Nice pleasing look. Not busy nor sparse. Nice menu on the left side. Links to
archives on the right.
This is very much a personal blog containing simply thoughts and ideas but
with some interesting comments of gizmos and programming.
What’s interesting about this blogger is that his style changes with the
subject. If he’s writing about programming then the style reflects his
earnestness. If the entry is about music, then his enthusiasm for music comes
through. But if he’s simply spilling out the thoughts that are on his mind, and
completely new style emerges, one that’s quite different from the rest.
The blog itself is really more of an entry point into the author’s entire
site, which is just a personal, and homey as the blog is. Hopefully as time goes
on the author will continue to share with us as consistently as he’s done for
these first few weeks of his blog, because as evidenced by the entries so far,
when he ‘let’s his hair down’ (so to speak) the result is quite spectacular.
As far as looks go, well, this one is just about as plain as you get before
the plainness becomes stylish. But, keep in mind that when it comes to a balance
of form and function, function can more than make up for lack of form.
The blog is fairly simple to navigate — everything’s right there on the main
page. The archive link actually just leads to some archives of a few of the more
While this blog was categorized under ‘News/Links’ I could find little of
either. The entirety is the philosophical musings/ramblings of the author.
Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a category for that, and there really
doesn’t seem to be a category (that I’m to choose from) that best fits this
blog. I selected entertainment, because that, to me, seems the best reason
(intellectual entertainment) one would have for visiting and reading this blog
OK, here’s where we get to the meat of the review. The rest is more or less
objective observations. The blog is plain, simple, and contains philosophical
ramblings. What you really want to know is whether the ideas expressed are worth
your while reading. But first one more objective observation. The entries are
written in a deep sounding philosophical style that make whatever it is they are
saying, hard to get at. Bad if they don’t really say anything, tolerable if
there are some good things included. But there’s the catch, whether they contain
jewels or air could very well depend on the reader. I can give my subjective
impression, but that may not necessarily be what you will get.
The author has expressed some deep thoughts. Reading the various entries in the
blog I could see the inner working of a mind as the author strove to make sense
of life. It would be a mistake to read this blog as source of answers, but if
you have the time, it makes for an interesting observation into an active mind.
The author lacks the ability to express thoughts very clearly or concisely, but
they are still the author’s thoughts and I found the journey worth the time I