So the LAMB, a really great association of movie blogs, has a running feature in which users submit their blogs for critique by fellow bloggers. Although I think it's a very useful feature, I didn't think there would be a reason to enter my site: I know the design of my blog is riddled with flaws, but I am also aware of what those many flaws are. As you all are more than well aware—and as I've pointed out repeatedly in many random posts—this site's biggest flaw heretofore had been it's godawful, cringe-inducing name: Dave's Blog About Movies and Such (ugh, the very sound of it makes me shiver). Why I stuck with it for so long is beyond me. Maybe I just wanted to have something to complain about.
Anyway, unbeknownst to me, someone submitted my site for participation in the above-mentioned LAMB feature. And I sure am thankful. (UPDATE: I was reminded that, apparently, I did sign up for this feature. Wow, memory loss is kicking in really early for me.) Nothing like seeing your own concerns about your blog reiterated by fellow bloggers, to give you the swift kick in the ass necessary for changing your ways. The first thing I did after seeing the comments, understandably, was change the goddamn fucking name. Three years stuck in a rut of a loveless marriage with the previous blog name was three years too many. And so I came up with the new name, KL5-FILM, lickety-split. But the changes didn't stop there; with a new name came a need for a new banner, and I came up with two. This is where I need your help. I can't decide which banner to use. I have to choose between this:
Right now I'm leaning toward the A*P*E banner, but if enough people think otherwise, I might switch to the Little Murders banner. I'd really appreciate your feedback on this.
(Of course, these aren't the only changes to come to my blog. Over the coming weeks, I'll nibble here and there at various design aspects that have been bugging me for some time. Try not to get a'sceared if the new blog design becomes too different and strange and such.)