deathbloom noun /deTHbloom/ A condition or time when one is able to find freshness, vigor, or beauty in the termination of life; to find radiance in the act of dying.
Deathbloom.org was established in 2002, a million years ago, by me, Jessie J. Created as an outlet for creative endeavors, deathbloom.org was a website that housed numerous personal writings, including a journal spanning decades, as well as various website layouts as I was teaching myself the art of web design and web development. Back in those days, the mid-90s to early 2000s, there was a small community of girls & women (now known sometimes as "internet oldschoolers") - & a few men as well - from around the globe who also built and maintained their own creative websites. Those websites housed things like our diaries & web designs. Some of these include wallflower.nu, deadexplosion.org, notyoursenorita.net, ohlovely.org, poetic-jester.org, heartsick.org, misarah.nu, onatuesday.com, empty-house.com, melodramatic.net, disturbance.net, deviate.org, delish.net, narcissistic.org, cyanotic.org, tickertape.net, garbotalks.org, out-write.net, vociferate.net, altern.org, tinted.net, ambrosia.nu, underjoyed.org, explodedarling.org, leopardprint.org, plastique.org, uninvited.net, implied.org, raindrown.org, unpretty.net, triggerbaby.org, mirabelle.nu, among countless others (I wish I could remember them all!) Deathbloom.org was a part of that group and I also wrote on hour-glass.nu, honey.vociferate.net, heartbutcher.net, bedlam.raindrown.org, and on a few livejournals. We were all a little punk rock, a little riot grrrl inspired, obsessed with bands like Hole, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, etc. We joined webrings and "cliques" and had guestbooks. We shared stories, shared our lives. I think of that time now as "the good old days." I've lost touch with most of those girls, but wish that weren't the case. Unfortunately I did not back up my content (aside from my writings which are now largely secret) so I have little record of that time. Any records I have found are here. I would love to eventually put together a directory of girls who participated. I have a lot of nostalgia for that time & still love designing & developing websites.
If you were a part of this community or remember what I'm talking about, feel free to drop me a line. Or if you are interested in reading some of my latest writings you can find them under my pen name at brixtonbell.com. I also have a severely outdated blog and a professional portfolio website available for viewing. Either way, I would love to hear from you. There's not much here on Deathbloom anymore, but this website has been a huge part of my life so I'll likely have it forever. Deathbloom has a special place in my heart.
If you somehow found your way to my little corner of the web, welcome. Drop me a line & say hi.
- Jessie J.