But that doesn't make it any less true.
Mucking about in Illustrator and this sort of happened while I was trying to teach myself the Brush tool. That thing is really very nifty! There are issues with this: corners are wonky and look suspect when at higher resolutions, but I got out of it what I wanted to:
Teaching myself more about the Brush tool.
Teaching myself about the brushes for said tool.
Teaching myself how to apply a gradient over a stroke across a set of stroked lines.
Nope, you can't use it. Nope, it's not intended to look like anyone else's version of the same statement, but it probably does. Yes, this will be moved to scraps whenever I remember to do so.