Monday, January 12, 2009

New banner

That's right, not just a new banner, this things finally got a fuckin' banner. The heat is finally back on, so I've spent the majority of this post-job evening working on the damn thing. I went through loads of images and experimented via photoshop. After spending hours manipulating images I realized I could use a little more experience with the newer photoshop (I haven't used it since 7). I wouldn't say this banner is permanent, but it will work for the time being. Knowing the way I change my fuckin' mind, it's probably going to be different within a week.

If your not familiar with the image, let me tell ya a little bit about it. It's from one of my favorite Shaw Brothers flicks of all time, Five Elements Ninja. Directed by Chang Cheh, this is one of the bloddiest and fun of the Chinese-style Ninja flicks I have ever laid eyes upon. The scene from the banner is of one of 2 brothers getting slaughtered by the element gold ninja. I first rented this movie back in the early 90's and it has forever been ingrained in my psyche. If I remember correctly, I rented this and 5 Deadly Venoms in the same night, which is one of my top movies of all time. All I can say is I probably felt as if I was touched by god that night, or something close to sober sex.

Anyhoo, if you like the banner or not, leave a comment about it. If you love 5 Elements Ninja or 5 Deadly Venoms, leave a comment. If you don't like any of the 2 movies mentioned, you might as well have "beat me senseless" tattoed on your forehead.

I have heat now. So I am going to relax with a movie for the first time in days.



  1. Pretty spiffy banner there...keep in mind, though, that the version of Photoshop on your computer isn't the full version. You can learn Elements and be reasonably proficient at it in about a week because the options are seriously pared down and navigation is simplified. Once you feel comfortable, I can always install CS3 Extended for you if you want it...otherwise, I'd be happy to create some graphics for you myself.

  2. I might take you up on that. Let me know when you want to contribute to and I'll hook you up.