Good news

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

About Siggy

Siggy is a physics grad student in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and makes amateur attempts at asexual activism. His interests include godlessness, scientific skepticism, and math. While not working or blogging, he plays video and board games with his boyfriend, and folds colored squares.
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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: http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Quadrants

        (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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