You see that swirl in the background? Great swirl. Love it. Also: Don't know how I made it
So, I was fooling around with the Spiro paths option in Inkscape and I found I could make some really cool lines with it. Then I must have clicked something I shouldn't have, because every line I try to apply a pattern to just freaks out.
It doesn't help when most tutorials seem to use a different version of Inkscape than mine. When I see the tutorials, I notice that "Pattern Along Path" is applied automatically. Instead, mine applies "Power Stroke"
Anyway, it'll probably start working again eventually and I'll have no clue what happened.