Horoscope Review: George Tupak, Visionary Psychic Shaman, Version 2.0
He's "George" Now and Smiling; Does It Make Him Less Fake?
Below, with the red theme, is a screenshot of Tupak the Visionary Shaman's website homepage as it looked from inception in 2011 until mid-August 2012. From their office in Hong Kong, the owners of "Tupak's" website maybe thought the unsmiling model chosen to represent their business wasn't attracting enough customers for $99 fake psychic readings. Behind this tough-looking "Tupak," named after an Inca warrior and a murdered rapper, is a backdrop of cosmic darkness. The red script looks as if it's written in blood; a bit scary.
Tupak 1.0, Before mid-August 2012
Tupak 2.0, August 2012; What a Difference!
Your Opinion, Please
Which do you like better:
The Makeover: How and Why
- Now he's "George Tupak," and the pose and expression are friendlier
- Blue is a calming color, less aggressive than the red theme.
- The model's shaven head is less prominent. In the U.S. and some other places, a shaved head signifies "badass," meaning aggressive, tough, intimidating. The head is now also contained within the website's "banner" area, so it seems less aggressive than before.
- Shirt is white instead of dark gray/black
- He's backed by rays of light instead of cold cosmic darkness
- The "dreamcatcher" on the right is gone! Maybe some real Native Americans complained that they didn't want a fake psychic business using an image of one of their sacred objects
- Instead of "The man who can help you change your life!" it says "Take the lead!" This is probably because "Tupak" isn't a "man" but a robot email program, and also because "Tupak" didn't change any lives; complaints of false advertising were and still are piling up. It also implies that helping you isn't Tupak's responsibility; it's yours. (In that case, who needs him?)
- The words "Visionary - Shaman" have a new, normalized typeface, easier to read.
Blue "George" looks less authoritative and more approachable, more like a therapist an unhappy person might befriend and confide in. The white shirt signifies "purity" while the dark gray/black shirt signified "mystery." The white clothes and beams of light also hint at Christian Resurrection imagery. Red "Tupak" led you into darkness, but blue "George Tupak" is a creature of light. Here's my review of Tupak's readings and services, in case you want more detail on those. What the website update boils down to is: Would a genuine visionary Shaman, in touch with divine forces, tone himself down and change his name so he'd seem more like a regular guy? You can be the judge of that.
The website's remaining text, and the services offered, are unchanged. It's a purely cosmetic website "facelift." To respect the owners' copyright, the screenshots analyzed here show only the top half of Tupak's homepage.
Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews psychic and horoscope sites for quality and accuracy. Copyright 2012 by Sylvia Sky. Sylvia does not necessarily endorse the ads that appear alongside her articles.