Good news

In lighter and brighter news, we have a new banner and background!  They were designed by Chibiwaja.

About Siggy

Siggy is an ace activist based in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and has a Ph.D. in physics. He has another blog where he also talks about math, philosophy, godlessness, and social criticism. His other hobbies include board games and origami.
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9 Responses to Good news

  1. I really like both the new banner and the new background! 😀

  2. It looks very Commodore 64-ish. I approve.

  3. Oh, this is very nice!

  4. nextstepcake says:

    Oooooh, looks awesome!
    Are you going to set this as the favicon to? (There’s some way to do that on wordpress but I’m not sure on the details since I did it completely by accident)

  5. Sable says:

    The background is nice. Am I reading too much into it by seeing a Homestuck reference?

    • Siggy says:

      Probably, yes. But now I’m interested, what’s the connection to Homestuck?

      • nextstepcake says:

        Haha I totally though of homestuck too:
        In homestuck, the trolls have a complex relationship system in which the main types of “romance” (which can vary a lot more than the human version) are signified by card suits:

        Diamonds = moirallegance
        Hearts = matesprits
        Spades = Kismesis
        Clubs = Auspistice

        More info here:

        (Troll romance and it’s implications for human relationships, and the possibility of having multiple important forms of acceptable relationships, is a fascinating subject, btw. And seeing what fans do with the quadrant system and how that relates to humans is so cooool. )

      • Siggy says:

        Oh, right, the quadrants. I don’t think it is an intentional reference, ’cause the card suit symbolism in ace communities predates Homestuck (it connects with the word “ace”). It’s just a wonderful coincidence that Homestuck invented an incredibly asexy alien romantic system, and decided to represent the different romantic types with card suits.

        One time I found myself raving to David Jay about Homestuck, but I’m not sure he had any idea what I was talking about.

      • nextstepcake says:

        actually looking at it now it also reminds me of nepeta’s shipping charts.

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