Yes, things have changed a little around here!
It's been way beyond time for a layout change, so even though I'm not sure if it will stay this way (since there might be better background pictures out there if I can get them to work; I don't know yet), this is the new Lantern of Lightning for now. And knowing me, it probably will stay like this for a while. I worry a heck of a lot more about content than appearance, as anyone who's been around this blog for any length of time can easily tell.
Besides, I do like this look.