I think that's probably from me posting links to that article every were I could find to post it cause I was excited
Considering most of my posts on forums are usually a mixture of misspelt words and astricks censoring out the swearing I think people had to be curious what the fuck I would write
Honestly I think the biggest problem with your banner at the moment is that it doesn't fit in with the rest of your site design.
The sexy video games one fits in with soft blues and greens in there backgrounds with the soft blues and pale colours of the advent children screens.
Kirren Gillens one is plain black and white minimalist wich compliments the minamlist design of the blog with no backgrounds etc.
Honestly I'm not a fan of the Kirk Hamilton banner.
Your one though seems weird since your background and general look of the site is kind of grungy dark greens and yellows were as your banner is mostly pinks and whites and all clean vector art.
You need to decide weather you want to go with a grungy or a clean vector look. (Honestly I prefer the grungy look, especially since you're focusing on games as litrature
it seems appropriate to have a physical tangible feeling site design)
Also I agree with Kelso that an ideal design would incorporate elements of both video games and literature.
I've got an idea for something that might look cool, I'll give it a shot when I get home and get on photoshop.
The racist one.