Originally Posted by amysaurusrex
So yeah, I'm incredibly confused and looking for any ounce of help anyone could offer. I think this template is a reeaaallly nice looking one and I'd love to get it to work if possible.
usually the problem you are describing has nothing to do with the .htaccess file. that usually happens if you have your SITE URL in the ADMIN options set incorrectly.
but without a link to your blog, its impossible to guess what the problem might be...