The colours look great to me... but I'm also on an Apple Cinema display, is that bad?
No really I love the choices, soft beige and mauve, oooh, so pretty. With the sketchy borders and boxes, I adore it. The collage is hilarious. I see that idea done a lot, hand-drawn is the rage I guess, but yours is particularly enjoyable. Go stormtrooper!!
Great illustration and background gaphics, but I would work on content presenation more.
Firstly, whats the logic behind selecting dates (15, 18, 22)? Why the posts inbetween are not dated? They may be lost from visitor attention.
Typography is too squeezed. I would add more space between the lines and apply a 1-2 points larger font (and to me some serif font would look better with such style, but that is 'ad gustum').
And the controls that are graphically styled (language switcher, share link, player controls) visually merge with the background and some may get lost from visitor attention for sure. They are nice and to leave them in such style I would add some extra effect that distinguishes them from the background, say add them a bit of depth by adding a slight shadow that would bring them 'closer' to viewer, or smth like that.
And sheet for content could be a bit wider as there is a lot of space on the left and right sides and long posts may make a page too long.
Sorry for being too critic, thats just my opinion!
Wow absolutely amazing. Once this is up I can see it being showcased on Smashing Magazine or the like. Only critique I have is the white content area is very small and narrow. I would have expanded it more. Other than that it reeks of total awesomeness!