On how the site got its theme

[Note: Site theme and title have been changed later. This post is no longer relevant.]

Is my blog title inspired by Queen?

Yes, and no, at the same time. For instance, I don’t think I’d have come up with the phrase had it not been for Bohemian Rhapsody. But I like to believe otherwise.

The actual thought of including ‘silhouette’ in the blog name, came yesterday, when I realized that I’m totally incapable of spelling ‘silhouette’ correctly. Though I’ve looked it up in the dictionary millions of times, I always get a red squiggly line underneath the word, whenever I type it.

I needed to get over this horrible shortcoming. I needed a plan. An then, bingo! I included it in my blog’s name. Now I can glance at it everyday. Pretty smart, don’t you think?

I was desperate to keep ‘man’ in the title too, you see, for I had just turned 18. I needed to flaunt my adulthood.

I first named it A Man’s Silhouette, then distorted it here and there, and finally decided to stick to Silhouette of a Man. It was here, that I realized: what I came up with is something I hear almost everyday in one of my top favourite song. Needless to say, I felt incredibly stupid.

After that I set out to find a nice picture to serve as a header. I needed:

  • a beautiful scenery of dusk/dawn
  • a man’s silhouette present somewhere in the picture

I found both, but on separate pictures. Frustrated, I turned to my old friend: Photoshop. I ruined the perfect sunset scene by inserting the man in it, but I didn’t care; it fitted my purpose. I needed to make the banner fade to black on either side. I needed to… [insert miscellaneous editing activities here]. Fatigued, I lastly rummaged through available themes, found a suitable one, and changed it to all-black.

The so-called ‘philosophical’ meaning of the theme, in case it exists, is best left unexplained.

Anyway, all the above mentioned crap happened yesterday. And that’s how, my dear friends, I spent my 18th birthday. =_=

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