the nameUpon its opening, and for the nine years that followed, my collective was known as Holding On. There was no real source or reason for it save perhaps a lyric, an unplanned and spur of the moment kind of name, and with it came the most important lesson I learned about naming things - it's hard to unname a thing, even if you never really liked it. Eventually, I did, and in 2014 my collective was renamed to Softly Call, after the rendition of "The Parting Glass" sung by Sarah Greene in Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. This one, I did like - and as glad as I was to get away from the first, it still didn't feel quite right... and in 2017, I changed it once more. Jane Doe is my third time lucky. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking of Max from Life is Strange when this name popped into my head (and I might have been wearing her t-shirt whilst coding the layout), but it's not just for her. A Jane Doe is an unidentified, anonymous woman, and it makes me think of all those fictional women I've fallen head over heels with over the years. When I began making fanlistings, I had no idea of the subjects I'd own, the heroines that would mean the most to me, because they didn't even exist yet: after so many years in this hobby, what I own next is likely to be something new, someperson or thing unexpected. It's rather perfect.
layoutThis layout features an unmasked Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening, and was made by me in Paint Shop Pro 8. The fonts used in this layout are Abhaya Libre, Amatic SC, Amita and Magnolia Sky. Textures are from subtlepatterns. I've never featured Lucina in any of my layouts before, which is a crying shame and is now happily rectified. Also, I love purple. The hover text over my owned fanlistings was something I was pretty sure I could achieve with CSS, but it was this tutorial on GeekGirlLife which helped me succeed.