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Our New Header!

Just finished ... our own header, now replacing the borrowed one. While keeping some similarities of style with the familiar header from the original [ profile] maryrenaultfics of yore, this has been designed to be immediately recognizable also as distinct.

Perhaps most obvious is the black ground. However, a different selection of graphics has been composited, again with the intention of symbolizing various of Mary Renault's novels. Most striking among these images are perhaps the famous Cretan bull rhyton (original photo by Wolfgang Sauber, taken from Wikipedia), and the Etruscan winged horses (original photo by Ulrich Mayring, also from Wikipedia).

The website logo is seen in the centre of the header, comprising the initials MRF2, with "maryrenaultfics2" across the centre. For this version, the logo is superimposed upon a gold laurel wreath commemorating the tenth anniversary of [ profile] maryrenaultfics. This reflects the fact that the first project to be undertaken on this community is the completion of the Ten Years On (10YO) Celebrations that were begun last summer.
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Credit Where Credit is Due....

Former members of the late lamented [ profile] maryrenaultfics will undoubtedly recognize the lovely header that tops each page of this site. It graced the earlier community over the course of last summer in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of [ profile] maryrenaultfics, and was a variant of the header that has been used at that community since 2009.

Because we launched a bit prematurely, owing to the closure of [ profile] maryrenaultfics on January 4th, we don't yet have a proper header of our own. Temporarily, therefore, this is being used—a placeholder, if you will, for the one that will take its place once I've completed it. Of the various versions of the [ profile] maryrenaultfics banner, this one was chosen since the first project on this new site will be the completion of a Tenth Anniversary (10YO) ficlet series that went on hiatus in last fall and could not be completed before the old comm closed.

Credit needs to be given! Like all the headers on [ profile] maryrenaultfics, this one is the creation of one of its moderators, [ profile] my_cnnr. If you want to see more of her handiwork, have a look at this Fanlore article, which is all about [ profile] maryrenaultfics's banners.