OK, it isn’t spring everywhere but it’s just turned spring where I am, and my solipsism is really playing up.
To celebrate, I’ve been spring cleaning. The blog was well overdue for a zhoosh-up and hopefully the new look gives a better overall idea of what I’m going on about. I also donned a gas mask and hair net and went back through the soot-caked posts of yesteryear, to fix up broken links and mysteriously vanished pictures and such. People, it was ugly back there.
I’ll be adding some new categories which will take inspiration from our Strange Flowers’ pearls of wisdom, map their points of intersection, explore their fictional counterparts…all will become apparent in the next few weeks. There will also be more visuals to evoke their worlds and highlight their creations.
And up top you’ll see there are some new permanent pages. In my research I often come across texts, videos and what have you in German and French, so speakers of those languages will hopefully find some inspiration there (and that’s about as polyglot as I get). There’s also the Strange Flowers Atlas, which collects all of the locations in the ‘Places’ category, soon to expand and lose its Eurocentric focus.
As I haven’t had a chance to try out the new format on other browsers/platforms/resolution sizes, please let me know if anything looks weird/requires excessive scrolling/takes forever to load. I will be tinkering for a few days so please excuse the mess. Of course you may be seeing this post in a reader or email and wondering what I’m babbling about, as the changes are most apparent on the home page; have a look here.
I hope you like the changes, and thanks for dropping in and/or sticking around.