My name is Ariane, and I have been a fan of Oded Fehr since 1999. Ardeth Bay (The Mummy/The Mummy Returns), Antoine Laconte (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo) and Eyal Lavine (Convert Affairs) are my favorite Oded characters. I enjoy making wallpapers and icons featuring Oded Fehr or his characters. I’ve also written some fan fiction.
I first noticed Oded Fehr in the movie The Mummy, where he played my favorite Mummy character Ardeth Bay. Being very much into Star Trek and Dark Skies at the time, I however promptly forgot all about Ardeth, Oded and The Mummy except occasionally reading some fanfic. It wasn’t until the 2001 sequel, The Mummy Returns, came to movie threaters, that I crossed from being a casual fan to fannish fan – which to me means, “I need to make a fansite!”.
I started a picture fansite for Oded Fehr that same year, and maintained it on various free webhosts for a couple of years. The main content of the site was my photo & magazine scans, and my wallpapers featuring Oded Fehr or one of his characters.
Then, in 2003 I think, I adopted one of the two well-known Oded Fehr fan fiction websites, Land Of Dreams, when the original owner couldn’t keep it anymore. I purchased my very first domain at that time, landofdreams.net, and the Oded Fehr image fansite resided there in a subdomain for two years. Then I bought my second personal domain in 2005, crystalfires.net (which I still operate) and moved the site to a subdomain at that domain. In 2008, I finally bought the domain this site is still housed on today.
In February 2008, I adopted the other well-known Oded Fehr fanfiction website, Weaver Of Dreams, including its forum/message board (and yes, I kinda feel like I’m the Borg! LOL), and those are now active right here on the site. I had to decide on whether to keep both fan fiction sites active, Land Of Dreams and Weaver Of Dreams. I decided to retire Land Of Dreams because it was a lot quieter than Weaver Of Dreams and it wasn’t really a good idea to run two archives especially because number of submissions had declined a lot from its heyday, so I put Land Of Dreams into archive mode – it is still available to read stories on, but new stories are posted only to Weaver Of Dreams.
Until now, I had been doing the main site by hand-coding html/php pages. But I’d been falling in love with WordPress for a while, and finally in March 2008 I converted the entire site to use WordPress and Coppermine for the gallery and turned it into to a full-blown fansite, with news and all and not just images.
I run this site alone, but Dawn and Mommints helped out as moderators for a long time, and then later Desert_Rose14. And the fans there are fabulous about posting any and all new Oded info they find, and I try to get all of those posted up on the main site too.
Scripts this site uses: WordPress (main site), Coppermine (gallery), SMF (forum), eFiction (fan fiction archives), PHPMelody (videos) and Affiliationally (affiliates).
Updated: August 2016