As much as I regret losing the ripped paper and roughly painted look of the previous background, I prefer the calmer appearance of the new one. Less to distract from the actual posts. And a nicer color scheme.
But there is a secret to the new background. It’s actually a picture of Sybill Trelawney, as embodied by Emma Thompson. Or rather, a very small slice of one, repeated ad infinitum.
What can I say? I have a soft spot for her. She dresses strangely, she’s clumsy and insecure, she’s never even close to being cool, and no one takes her seriously. But she keeps being who she is and she keeps doing what she does, despite all the scorn and ridicule. And she is actually right more often than she’s not, despite all efforts (including the ones by her creator, J.K. Rowling) to make her look like a fraud.
Also, I imagine that Emma Thompson had a blast playing her. I know I would have. (“Yooouuu…are in grrraaavve danger!”)
And finally, what’s not to love about a person who throws crystal balls at attackers?