When Jake and I started this blog we talked about how it was all going to work. We've spoken at length about how ignorant we are about computer/hyperlink/layout/format crap. Luckily, there are several people who have taken it upon themselves to help us out and we want them to know how much we appreciate it. Amy is the talent behind our buttons. She has actually made several buttons which you can find by clicking these four words. They're not set up to use on your blog because we're retarded, but if you're smart enough, I'm sure you can figure out how to steal them and use them as buttons. Good luck. Don't ask us for tips on how to do it, cause we don't know.
We also discussed a plethora of things including the anonymity of the blog. We knew that the only way we could be 100% honest was if nobody knew who we were. But then Jake had a pretty good idea. He suggested that we find one of those "Cartoon Yourself" websites and create some animated images of ourselves that we could attach to each of our posts... kind of like an image signature.
We got distracted once the blog started up and the idea fell to the wayside. I recently stumbled across MyWebFace and decided to give it a shot. I created myself pretty quickly and then started working on Jake. I couldn't get it right so I gave up and emailed him what I had. He called me back and here is our conversation in a nutshell:
J: I don't like them.
C: Why not?
J: They're too avatarish.
C: What does that mean?
J: It's like they're trying so hard to be as realistic as possible, but really they just look fake.
C: Isn't it good that they look fake? I mean, if it was too real, then people might recognize us.
J: I guess so.
C: So what's the big deal? At least people will be able to have some sort of mental picture while they read our posts. Who cares if it's too cartoony?
J: I would rather it be more cartoony, like Garfield or Xmen.
C: Fine, if you don't like the ones I made maybe you could get Jim Davis or Stan Lee to draw some for us.
J: Uh... Sorry, dude it's not that you did a bad job drawing--
C: Whatever dude.
J: In any case I was talking to Lisa and we were talking about Twilight again. She told me how disappointed she was in who they had cast as Edward Cullen. She said she already had this fantasy about who HER Edward Cullen was and what he looked like and it was ruined by the actor they'd chosen.
C: (thinking) So... you're comparing us to Edward Cullen?