If you’ve been around TAY for at least a little while, you’ve probably noticed by now that I usually use digital art of space as the header image for my Open Forums, and for articles that I don’t have a good header for. Perhaps you’re wondering why that is. Let me tell you.

So I’ve got a folder full of images like the one above by various artists on the Internet saved on my hard drive.. Believe it or not, it’s not to use as header images. You may or may not be aware, depending on how long you’ve been hanging around TAY, that I write a series called Spacemon, posting chapters weekly. It’s a written adaptation of a long-running tabletop RPG campaign that I’ve been involved with for almost 4 years now. It’s a game about Pokemon in space, and it’s been quite the adventure.

This post isn’t intended to be shameless self-promotion, but you can totally check the series out here on this handy guide to help you figure out where to start. If you want to, that is. Like I said, I’m not self-promoting, I’n just scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to post for SixTAY Days of Writing. Anyway, for the written Spacemon posts here on TAY, I like to insert images between the text to break up the white space a bit, and to serve as a visual aide to the reader.

Over the past 4 years, I’ve assembled quite the collection of art of spaceships, planets, stars, and all kinds of sci-fi goodness. So that’s how I ended up with a folder full of space art. At some point, I ran out of original forum ideas and stopped finding related header images. I had this huge folder of art that was easily accessible, so I started using it for header images. So yeah, there you go.