affectation :: disclaimer
when you look at me, you better look hard and look twice.  [bruce springsteen, 'brilliant disguise']

What you need to know from below can summed as follows: Don't be a dick.  I'm aware of the inherent presumptuousness of writing a disclaimer.  I'm writing it not because I think that someone might actually want to steal something from me, but more to cover my ass.

I'm not responsible for any death, injury, or destruction resulting from someone reading this site.  That burden lies squarely on the shoulders of you, the reader.

The thirty-five millimeter film shown at left is, in fact, to scale.  Yes, I'm obsessive.  The scale of the soundtrack is not quite right; if you were to run this "film" it'd sound like chipmunks [or weasels, or your other suitably high-pitched animal of choice].  See, the soundtrack blown up this large should display one second of sound for every 1824 pixels.  I am using the slightly more visually accessible scale of one minute per 202 pixels.

If you're curious, the soundtrack's Guster; the first two minutes and thirty-eight seconds of "Demons", to be specific.  Why "Demons"?  I needed a sound wave to use, I like that song, and as a bonus, it embodies the concept of "affectation" well, in my opinion.

If you're scratching your head because you don't know what the hell I'm on about, the soundtrack for 35mm film is the stripe directly to the right of the picture.  When the sound is optical, the stripe is purple; when it's magnetic, the stripe is brown [the same shade of brown as the tape of an audiocassette].

The design of the site [if it can be really called such] is mine.  I wrote the HTML, PHP, and whatnot myself in metapad.  Oh, wait.  Part of the whatnot [i.e., some of the Javascript] I cribbed from Webmonkey.  Don't copy any of the other stuff without asking.  It's just common courtesy, you know.

The photos at left are mostly mine; the others generally come from stock photographs on and other such sites.  I think I also have a few stills from movies in there, too.  I used Adobe Photoshop 7.0 [can't justify getting CS] to make site mock-ups and edit images.  Please, contact me if you want to use any of my images, because, well, they could be mine.  Also, because I have larger versions of most of them.

The subtitle quotes are from various sources; each quote's source is given in its alt text, if you're curious.  Though, you must be, if you're taking the time to read this, and you've gotten this far.

The font for the menu and title is Century Gothic, which is apparently owned by the Monotype Corporation.  Unfortunately, I don't think it's standard.  A shame.  It would've saved me from using clumsy text images, though it wouldn't look as smooth.  Life's full of trade-offs.

This page validates as HTML 4.01 and CSS.

I think that's all.

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