I wasn't going to post to this community but after some prodding I thought some folks here would get a kick out of it. I re-created the old Dystopia site scheme as a layout layer for S2 based on Smooth Sailing. It's fully customizable but if you leave the defaults alone your journal will end up looking like the site did back in the day. I've written up an entry summarizing the whole project over on my journal. This might be a good alternative for folks who don't want to give up the orange and purple but still want to access the new features available in either Vertigo or Horizon.
Welcome to the new LiveJournal
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