About the Site

Hopeful Despair was purchased June 30th, 2009 and is being hosted on Dreamhost. It was a name that I coined up in a sort of tribute to two of my favorite characters/one of my favorite couples: Nozomu Itoshiki and Kafuka Fuura from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Nozomu is the despairing Zetsubou-sensei, and Kafuka is one of his students, who is hopeful and optimistic. You put them together and they're hopeful despair!

About the Layout

The layout features, of course, Sensei and Kafuka :3 It uses two of my favorite colors, blue and purple. Made in Adobe Photoshop CS2, and coded in Notepad. Background texture from Squidfingers.