Valkyrie.nu was registered in September of 2009 as a new gaming/fandom collective. Previously, the sites here could be found at december-rain.org. What it really came down to was wanting to have a more professional portfolio online
to showcase my art and design work. The former domain has been used as a portfolio site several times in the past. The name kind of reflects me as a person, so I didn’t want to give it up. Nor did I want to give up my precious fansites. I see so many people these days packing up and leaving because they felt that they “grew out” of making fansites. Instead of going that route, I invested in a domain where I can keep my online hobbies alive. Valkyrie is graciously hosted by Bubble.nu!
It’s been several years since I’ve had a .nu domain. I originally wanted to re-register my old one. However, I decided to pick something different. After working on my comic/community project, I became interested in Norse mythology. Valkyries were female deities that chose who would die in battle before taking them to Valhalla. They are often pictured with beautiful wings or winged headgear and horses. They’re also popular within video games, namely Valkyrie Profile. Additionally, it’s also the name of one of Rinoa’s weapons in Final Fantasy VIII. Since she’s my favorite character of all time, I’ve always wanted to have a domain somewhat related to her since I began making websites.