Decided to try journal skins for the first time. This is just a test run to see how they work. Was really hard to find one I like. There are an awful lot of awful ones. Garish and over the top and filled with gaudy borders the size of Texas and lots of little pre-programmed pictures of cartoon characters, lousy fanart for shows I don't give a damn about, lousy fanart for shows I do
give a damn about, more of those goddamn mass-produced technicolor wolves and/or sonic-ripoffs that seem to have been plaguing the intermanets of late*, and other crap like that which seem specifically designed to draw your eye away
from the text. Even many of the simple ones have colour schemes that scream "angsty teenager's Facebook page" and/or "crackpot paranormal conspiracy theory blog" (the two groups tend to make very similar bad decisions about interface design for some reason). I want my journal to look interesting, not incinerate peoples retinas. How are they supposed to look at my art if their retinas have been incinerated? The sad thing is that these are apparently the "most popular". I suppose there's no accounting for taste.
Actually, that should be the official motto for the internet.
"Welcome to the Internet:
There's No Accounting for Taste"
* Remember when it was just furries that we had to put up and/or quietly avoid eye contact with? Those were the days, my friend. At least furries tended to have a little bit of originality to 'em. Now its just "take a wolf/sonic-ripoff, make it a bright colour that it oughtn't be, give it wings or some shit and a "trendy" (read: godawful and not actually worn by any real youths, trendy or otherwise) human hairstyle, and stick together an angsty word with a nature word to make its quote-unquote name." And about half of them are working from a template. That's not creativity. That's a goddamned assembly line. You can't call it an "original character" when its practically identical to every other interchangeable lupine Marry Sue. And don't even get me started on the fricking ponies.