Shmuptacular is a site that has always been important to me. I started this site back in the beginning of 2005 as a way for me to learn web development and stay connected with the shoot'em up scene which was garnering a lot of indie support at the time.
Around 2012 I let the site lapse for a number of reasons relating to family commitments and time constraints. This was a problem that plagued a lot of my sites, including arcadeoasis.net. In the end I decided to roll these sites in with my personal site www.lawrencehageman.com.
If you head over to my main page at www.lawrencehageman.com you will see my personal site, which is about random things that interest me.. but mainly it's about retro gaming. If you head to my forums, which are available from that page, you will notice message areas under the forum for Shmuptacular as well as resources (file bases) and media (image and video galleries) which fall under the Shmuptacular heading.. these areas are all shoot'em up/STG related categories. You will also find a live chat room where you can discuss shmups with other fans.
Head over to the forums, make an account and help me get Shmuptacular back in the air! If you are interested in general gaming related topics, then be sure to check the main blog from time to time.
And above all else, have fun!