The misogynistic misanthropic homicidal gun-crazy header image up there… well, it came from somewhere.
I do graphic design every now and then. I enjoy working with graphic design software (I use Photoshop, but I was more of a CORELDraw person when I was younger) as much as I enjoy writing stuff. My graphic design skills aren’t very good, but I think I know what I’m doing.
I opened my Photobucket account just awhile ago and found the blog headers I used back in the first iteration of The Marocharim Experiment, back when BlogDrive was still hosting the streams of piss… I mean, thought. Nostalgia somewhat set in; the difficulties of free-hosted blogging, putting up with slow loading times, and staying up nights working on a cool-looking header. Content is still king, in my view, but there’s really nothing wrong with making your blog look pretty. Besides, a change of header – and a change of theme – defined the “volumes” that organized the thousands of posts I’ve written for the past few years.
So without further
adieu ado , I’d like to present some of the headers from memory lane.
Ah, nostalgia: sometimes I loathe you, but most of the time, I love you. Let’s cut words for now and just focus on images. Click to go to the photodump.
I used to have a thing for the occult, and I love black and white gradients.
I loved reading Ayn Rand back in the day.
The scoliosis is that bad. I started emphasizing the “X” in Nevermind Chronicles.
Paying tribute to black, red, white, and Serial Experiments Lain.
The first time I used white for a blog header.
Another tribute to Rand and Atlas Shrugged.
Perfect Drug 1
The beginnings of a medical nightmare… in header form.
Perfect Drug 2
A variation on the Perfect Drug header.
When metallic colors became my thing.
Maro Christmas, Everyone
No one under gradiented mistletoe.
Whiskey and Blue Curaçao
Back when I was still enjoying Tony Hawk games.
Space Tornado Black
Sci-fi, and perhaps my favorite header.
When faced with new fonts, messed them up. Lasted for 3 days.
Space Tornado White
Variation of Space Tornado Black.
Maro Cut 30
People wanted a picture, and they got Hell. Haircuts = bad.
It should be called Twilight, but I have my pride, you know.
It ended here, but the Experiment continues.
For me, header images are more than just placeholders; they’re quite meaningful. Each header began stories, blog entries, frustrations, randomness, happiness, resistance, fun. They wouldn’t look bad in t-shirts, but… nah.
Maybe it’s time I made a new one.
 Wow. Someone pointed out that I wrote “adieu,” not “ado.” Hacking cough or pneumonia or have my diseased excuses for hands amputated, it’s a blog edit or nothing. I hate doing edits, but heck, I had to; talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Thanks, girl, for pointing that out to me. 🙂 – Marocharim