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You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to one of the internet’s finest remaining personal web logs. I thought so much of Wordpress that I elected to establish my administration here via the CMS so thoughtfully provided by our benefactors. I have been proud to call this blog my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to sites unknown, welcome to LytonDarque Design.

Responsive Style Construction

Error If using a mobile or other device with small screen resolution to view the site, please use your browser’s menu to “Request Desktop Site” or similar for the moment. Responsive styles for this website are currently under construction. … Read More

Ongoing Story: Depth Detachment Continued

Run It was a long walk down that hallway. His mind wandered but the unending darkness permeated even his thoughts. He couldn’t quite construct the details of a figure in his mind’s eye; imagination reduced to the complexity of a drawing done … Read More

Only One One

She used to tell me that there would always be new ones, as if connections were easy for her. She used to tell me that I was her one despite this. I no longer believe either of these. The only thing that … Read More

I Am The Ghost

IMG_20130608_210905 Sometimes at night I pull myself from my computers, wander into the center of my dwelling and stare at the furniture. I become aware of the ticks of each of the two clocks that carry on endlessly throughout each diurnal cycle. They … Read More

The Sims 4: Simlish Flavour

Capture So as everybody who’s anybody in the gaming world knows by now, The Sims 4 has been announced … for a some-time-in-2014-release. But I’m not here to talk about it! Instead, I’m here to, for no reason, translate the Simlish on the new Read More

Furcadia: Proposed Web UI Adjustments

Remember when I said I’d attempt my own mockup of the Furcadia Web UI? Well I’ve followed through on that, to a degree. Before I begin, let’s note that all copyright for the source UI I’ve used is that of Dragon’s Eye … Read More

Prevent HDD Sleep in Windows 8

main-cfg I thought I’d share this with anyone interested, especially since it’s taken me many Google searches to actually find this. I have found an alternative to NoSleepHD, which doesn’t auto-start properly on Windows 8 and hasn’t been updated in a while. The … Read More

YAY: Pizza Post

pizza Today I ate a pizza. This was not an ordinary pizza. It was advertised as a pepperoni pizza and my expectations were just as innocent. But alas, upon opening the cardboard enclosure, the 9.4 inch frozen mutant inside assaulted my gaze. Exactly Read More

Ongoing Story: Depth Detachment

I’ve decided to start writing a story in pieces, with the eventual hope of having enough material to create an electronic book of some sort, even if it’s a short story. One: Clinging … Read More

Furcadia: Proposed UI Thoughts

NewFurcUI Before jumping into the image below, note that this is a light-hearted assessment of a very preliminary mockup for Furcadia’s proposed new Web UI, taken from their page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1810822448/furcadia-the-second-dreaming … (I’m a backer. You should be too.) All DEP’s rights are reserved Read More