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open hiatus: school time :'(

School is starting for me, it’s my first year (undergraduate) at university so I dunno how things will go; a lot of adjustments need to happen.  I’m flying to Montreal on Thursday and moving into the dorm on Sunday, thus, I will be super busy and most likely will not update the site at all… I’ll probably only visit to check up on things… I might not even have time to reply.

The problem is that my dorm doesn’t offer complimentary wi-fi/internet… I have to pay extra $400 CDN for a whole year, which is a lot. I only have internet access on campus and so I think, the time I spend on Ettudis might diminish a bit. I’ll keep everyone updated on how things go, but at the moment, I don’t think I’ll have much time to comment, fix things etc etc. Thus, the “hiatus: a little break” sign… just a catchy header to tell everyone I won’t be back for a while. But thanks everyone for visiting!


theivery; a tumblr theme copied v.15 menu bar

So I wasn’t going to do this but I’m a bit too upset to not say anything about it. I usually like to deal with “stealing” privately and not make a huge fuss out of it but this is a bit… I dunno. I just want to bring this into light. Basically, I came across someone who had copied my menu bar effect from version 15 (used the codes as base) for their public tumblr theme (aka. the tumblr theme with MY menu bar is available for use).

The menu bar took me many days and nights of sweat and stress and hair-falling-out before I got it right and perfect. I take pride in knowing that the menu bar was pretty damn original (I mean, after my years of browsing around, I haven’t seen anyone make something like it). I guess I’m pretty possessive of the effect because I would be positively angry if I saw anyone do the same thing (EVEN if they figured it out themselves after they saw mine). I know I shouldn’t feel that way, I mean, I’m probably not the *original* but still~ I want to, like, put a copyright on it or something.

Maybe I should just… I dunno, write a tutorial for it, make some themes including it (I am actually halfway in the process of making one but it got interrupted by my priority/OCD-need to make a new site layout).

I mean, inspiration does NOT equal *oh this is cool, I want to use it, so let’s copy*. When I saw this cool sidebar effect on a theme by atmosthemes, I immediately knew (how to go about coding it) and wanted to code something like it. But then, after some contemplation, I know I shouldn’t. I respect Aleeza, her themes are amazing and copying her (even if I didn’t use her codes) would be absolutely unoriginal and disrespectful. I mean, sure, its hard to know the original source of an idea on the internet, but her idea was original, and I ain’t gonna steal from that.

Anyhow, I just hope that person messages me back ASAP (and maturely about that matter) otherwise, I won’t get a good night’s rest tonight.