Confused about the unicorn?

Some in the Shoutbox are still wondering what this mysterious unicorn is. Most users have probably seen it since one of us made it the default cursor on April Fool’s Day. But some have been left in the dark. To end all confusion, here is the unicorn:

It should take the place of your regular cursor while you’re browsing the Wesleying page. It works for me on Safari 3.1 and Firefox 2.0.0.11 on Mac. I’m assuming it works on the usual PC browsers, too, but if not, leave a note in the comments.

Current polling indicates that 57% of Wesleying users either like the unicorn or are indifferent. 37% apparently dislike it. And a sorry 4% actually despise the majestic, mythological creatures.

36 thoughts on “Confused about the unicorn?

  1. Anonymous

    Oh my goodness, the unicorn is SO obtrusive! I empathize completely with the dislikers/haters. I, too, struggle immensely to “deal with” clicking on things with the tip of its horn which is actually exactly like clicking with the tip of your typical arrow and therefore no more difficult than usual. It’s just so big and bulky, at least 42 times bigger than the arrow, blocking out all the serious text that I am trying to read very seriously on my serious laptop, and moving it to the (not serious) side would be way too difficult and it’s not like I ever feel as though I have to move the arrow to the side so WHAT THE FUCK! Wesleying, please get rid of this cursor ASAP! While you’re at it, please stop advertising events that may be remotely fun and consequently spoil our mission of seriousness, because my extremely serious parents and former high school teachers read this blog and I don’t want them to see something so STUPID and FRIVOLOUS as an ENORMOUS unicorn cursor that is at least 1,764 times bigger than a perfectly fine arrow and which makes an immense mockery of all things seriously Wesleyan.

  2. Anonymous

    Oh my goodness, the unicorn is SO obtrusive! I empathize completely with the dislikers/haters. I, too, struggle immensely to “deal with” clicking on things with the tip of its horn which is actually exactly like clicking with the tip of your typical arrow and therefore no more difficult than usual. It’s just so big and bulky, at least 42 times bigger than the arrow, blocking out all the serious text that I am trying to read very seriously on my serious laptop, and moving it to the (not serious) side would be way too difficult and it’s not like I ever feel as though I have to move the arrow to the side so WHAT THE FUCK! Wesleying, please get rid of this cursor ASAP! While you’re at it, please stop advertising events that may be remotely fun and consequently spoil our mission of seriousness, because my extremely serious parents and former high school teachers read this blog and I don’t want them to see something so STUPID and FRIVOLOUS as an ENORMOUS unicorn cursor that is at least 1,764 times bigger than a perfectly fine arrow and which makes an immense mockery of all things seriously Wesleyan.

  3. Anonymous

    I don’t see the humor in a unicorn cursor.I’d much rather be amused by interesting, funny posts.I would also stop reading wesleying if i had to deal with the unicorn all the time.

  4. Anonymous

    I don’t see the humor in a unicorn cursor.
    I’d much rather be amused by interesting, funny posts.
    I would also stop reading wesleying if i had to deal with the unicorn all the time.

  5. Anonymous

    Why don’t we keep it until the end of the month? That seems like a good compromise. I agree that the unicorn is a little too silly to keep FOREVER, but it’s fun in the short term, and the people who don’t like it can handle it for a month.

  6. Anonymous

    Why don’t we keep it until the end of the month? That seems like a good compromise. I agree that the unicorn is a little too silly to keep FOREVER, but it’s fun in the short term, and the people who don’t like it can handle it for a month.

  7. Braille

    uh… so as the person who put the unicorn up in that… and who wrote the poll thing… I have to say that I think it’s pretty awesome. And I can see a lot of people thinking it’s not awesome, hating unicorns, etc. That’s cool, and its probably a good reason to take it off. Even though it’s awesome. Because people don’t like funny things.I’m amazed it’s still there. And it will probably soon be gone. But I really hope it isn’t taken down due to some fucked up bullshit official-ist argument like that voiced by anon 3:05 up there. Go polish your squeaky-clean white-tiled room with your toothbrush or something. The segments of the media, parents, faculty, prefrosh and the administration who aren’t able to read something written on this blog with the attitude proper to the authors intention because of a little internet silliness can go cry their serious little hearts to sleep with their hypoallergenic pillows.if you really hate the unicorn, install adblock SE on firefox, enter the URL of the unicorn image, and your browser will refuse to load it. Problem solved. (until it’s gone, which i’m sure it soon will be.)

  8. Braille

    uh… so as the person who put the unicorn up in that… and who wrote the poll thing… I have to say that I think it’s pretty awesome. And I can see a lot of people thinking it’s not awesome, hating unicorns, etc. That’s cool, and its probably a good reason to take it off. Even though it’s awesome. Because people don’t like funny things.
    I’m amazed it’s still there. And it will probably soon be gone. But I really hope it isn’t taken down due to some fucked up bullshit official-ist argument like that voiced by anon 3:05 up there. Go polish your squeaky-clean white-tiled room with your toothbrush or something. The segments of the media, parents, faculty, prefrosh and the administration who aren’t able to read something written on this blog with the attitude proper to the authors intention because of a little internet silliness can go cry their serious little hearts to sleep with their hypoallergenic pillows.
    if you really hate the unicorn, install adblock SE on firefox, enter the URL of the unicorn image, and your browser will refuse to load it. Problem solved. (until it’s gone, which i’m sure it soon will be.)

  9. Kurose-san

    I have an idea. Considering that everyone presumably either likes or is blissfully indifferent to a normal cursor, yet 37% of readers actively dislike the unicorn, it seems sensible to get rid of the goddamn unicorn.

  10. Kurose-san

    I have an idea. Considering that everyone presumably either likes or is blissfully indifferent to a normal cursor, yet 37% of readers actively dislike the unicorn, it seems sensible to get rid of the goddamn unicorn.

  11. spazeboy

    I propose a solution for people who hate the unicorn cursor: Subscribe to the Wesleying RSS feed, and read the blog posts from your preferred feed reader. You’ll get the content without the cursor.Sure, you miss out on commenting, the shoutbox, and all of the sidebar links/information, but those resources are best utilized with a unicorn cursor.

  12. spazeboy

    I propose a solution for people who hate the unicorn cursor: Subscribe to the Wesleying RSS feed, and read the blog posts from your preferred feed reader. You’ll get the content without the cursor.

    Sure, you miss out on commenting, the shoutbox, and all of the sidebar links/information, but those resources are best utilized with a unicorn cursor.

  13. Anonymous

    Don’t count the indifferents with the likes. But DO count the hates with the dislikes.Like beats dislike/hate by only 1%.

  14. Anonymous

    Don’t count the indifferents with the likes. But DO count the hates with the dislikes.

    Like beats dislike/hate by only 1%.

  15. Anonymous

    so what? we’re college students and we’ll obviously have unprofessional posts anyway. i dont see what all the hullabaloo is about. its a unicorn, not a penis or something offensive.

  16. Anonymous

    so what? we’re college students and we’ll obviously have unprofessional posts anyway. i dont see what all the hullabaloo is about. its a unicorn, not a penis or something offensive.

  17. Anonymous

    It is cute for April Fools Day but it is unprofessional and takes away from the legitimacy of an upstanding blog like Wesleying. Of course we can (and should) have fun and silly posts, but such an idiotic cursor makes a truly amazing blog seem like a childish joke. Wesleying isn’t only viewed by current students, but by the media, parents, prospective students, faculty, and administrators. When Wesleying tackles real issues or engages in meaningful discourse, it should be taken seriously. This cursor seriously undermines that goal.

  18. Anonymous

    It is cute for April Fools Day but it is unprofessional and takes away from the legitimacy of an upstanding blog like Wesleying. Of course we can (and should) have fun and silly posts, but such an idiotic cursor makes a truly amazing blog seem like a childish joke. Wesleying isn’t only viewed by current students, but by the media, parents, prospective students, faculty, and administrators. When Wesleying tackles real issues or engages in meaningful discourse, it should be taken seriously. This cursor seriously undermines that goal.

  19. Anonymous

    why don’t you add the undecided 15% to the 37% that hate it and make it 53%. i hate that shit.

  20. Anonymous

    why don’t you add the undecided 15% to the 37% that hate it and make it 53%. i hate that shit.

  21. Justin L.

    Thirded. Indeed, 2.0.0.13 seems to break it. Looks like it’s something with the JavaScript?

  22. Justin L.

    Thirded. Indeed, 2.0.0.13 seems to break it. Looks like it’s something with the JavaScript?

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