Desiderata

Welcome to Desiderata, Essi's fanlisting collective. May I present: random info about this madness, I mean, website.

Site info

Desiderata was opened on February 26th, 2006. I discovered fanlistings in 2002, but I opened my first one in 2003. I didn't get that much into building them until 2005 and now I might be a little addicted. :p

What does Desiderata mean?

I named my collective after one of my favourite prose poems, Desiderata (1927) by Max Ehrmann. The title is Latin for “desired things” and/or “something desired as essential” etc.

My favourite line has to be “With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” To learn more, visit Wikipedia.

The designs

The current layout was published on December 2nd, 2008 and it features a very fine British actor, Paul Bettany. For the best viewing experience, you need a screen resolution of 1024×768 (at least). The previous layout was up for over two years and it featured my very favourite actor and person I admire the most, Johnny Depp. The first layout featured the hilarious talk show host Conan O’Brien.

Version 2 featuring Johnny Depp Version 1 featuring Conan O'Brien
Version 2 Version 1

What are fanlistings anyway?

A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as an actor or a movie, that is created by an individual and open for everyone to join. The only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name, email and country. To show you’re a fan, you can put a small link button or a text link on your website (if you have one).

More information about fanlistings can be found at the original fanlistings directory TheFanlistings.org. All of my fanlistings are listed there.