How I Customized My Site

If anybody’s interested, here’s how I customized my site. Starting with the Twenty Sixteen theme, I set the following colors.

ColorValue
Background#16161d
Page Background#16161d
Link#4cd6f4
Main Text#ffffff
Secondary Text#fafafa

I then added the following styles under Additional CSS:

.site { 
	margin: 0;
}
.wp-block-quote {
	color: #fafafa !important;
	border-left: 4px solid #fafafa;
	margin-left: 0 !important;
}
.wp-block-pullquote{
	border-top: 4px solid #fafafa;
	border-bottom: 4px solid #fafafa;
}
.wp-block-pullquote blockquote {
	color: #fafafa !important;
	border-left: none;
}
.wp-block-pullquote cite {
	color: #fafafa !important;
}
[class^="wp-block-"] figcaption
{
	color: #fafafa !important;
}
.wp-block-code {
	color: #16161d;
	background-color: #fafafa;
	padding: 8px;
}
.wp-block-code code {
	color: #16161d;
	background-color: #fafafa;
}

I also took advantage of the Widget Visibility feature provided by Jetpack to set up the sidebar on the front page.

I know there are newer and possibly better themes than Twenty Sixteen available, but this is good enough for me.

The Skeleton Key

Click this image to watch on YouTube…

I never really got into Epica, even though symphonic metal bands with women on lead vocals has been my thing since I was a kid. I think it’s because of the whole “beauty and the beast” schtick where the beast usually means some dude doing death metal vocals.

But I might have to reconsider and give Epica another shot with their new album Omega, or dig up my copy of The Divine Conspiracy. Then again, I could just replay this video. The costumes Simone Simons wears are gorgeous, and one of them reminds me of the opera scene from The Fifth Element.

Credit to Metal Goddesses for bringing this video to my attention.

Obsolete Beings

I’ve been listening to Voïvod this morning since I borrowed their 2018 album The Wake from the public library.

Click this image to watch on YouTube…

This is weird, proggy metal—and I like it. There’s definitely some jazz influence in here, but according to Wikipedia some of the band’s members are fans of King Crimson.

That’s fine with me, since I grew up listening to King Crimson thanks to my dad, and if my life had a soundtrack I suspect “21st Century Schizoid Man” would be part of it.