so i was thinking about how i couldn’t really get into homestuck until there were characters i cared about, which started in act five, and then i was like, okay but why did it take me so long to care about the beta kids?
and i think the reason is because in the beginning i didn’t trust hussie enough as a writer to understand what he was doing with the characterization. like, i remember reading the first few john and dave logs, and thinking “wow, this hussie guy thinks he’s really funny but he’s just coming off as a tryhard loser.” i didn’t get that it was DAVE coming off as a tryhard loser. because dave is the 13yo boy with a blog that you meet on the internet, and once you realize that he’s intentionally being characterized that way, then those logs are pretty fucking funny.
and same with rose. her logs are a lot more endearing when you get that it’s intentionally a facade. because rose’s cool erudite observer persona wouldn’t be that interesting of a character, but the girl putting that on IS.
with the beta kids (well dave and rose, and john to some extent, and not really jade), they’re SUPPOSED to have the kind of personalities that you’d have when you’re 13 and talking to people over the internet, and it’s exactly the kind of thing that you’d look back at in a few years and be like “god, i was so embarrassing.” so it’s cool that homestuck goes on for long enough that we can actually see dave and rose (and john) start to look back and have that realization. and start to grow out of those personas.
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ok so i know the whole highblood/lowblood lifespan difference thing is very tragic but every time i see somebody using that as a plot device in an erisol comic i just think of what a shitty old guy sollux would be. sollux using his age as an excuse to get out of everything. sollux turning his hearing aids off while eridan is talking. sollux running over eridans toes with a motor scooter.
I’m just thinking about Godtier Ascension as a concept, and how there is this certain bittersweetness to it, despite the fact that scenes of ascension are definitely high points.
Of course sharpestrose already wrote a fantastic post about this here, but what I want to talk about is more… what actually changes when the kids Ascend.
And what it is, really, is that there is a loss of vulnerability. When those sweet little baby teenagers die and are reborn they come back without some of their doubt, their fear, their fallibility and their sweetness.
Think about the kids right after their Ascensions. Aradia spring right into combat with Jack Noir, in immediate command of her own capabilities and of the situation. There’s no hesitation in her.
And when Jade Ascends it’s the same. She is glowing, she is powerful, she is fearless.
When Rose and Dave Ascend they look calm and wise and almost… old.
Then, in contrast, look at the moments right before death and ascension. Vriska bleeding out alone on her quest bed, Jade being laid to rest by Jack Noir, John allowing Vriska to put him to sleep, Rose and Dave, terrified and waiting for death. These are the kids at their absolute most vulnerable. This is them at their youngest and sweetest and most innocent.
And it’s almost like the game recognizes that that’s something to mourn, the way the fireflies and birds swarm around the John and Jade’s bodies. It’s a celebration and a send off, yeah, but it’s also a memorial. It’s an acknowledgement that something is being lost.
And I just keep coming back to the image of Godtier John looking, not down on his small discarded mortal body, but up at the huge projected image of his sweet little face in the Skaian clouds.
Like it was a loss. Like it was a sacrifice. Like it was something important.
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THE NINE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN. An info-graphic for my editorial class and god am I thankful it’s done. Way too much went into this than what I had time for, but hey… I actually kind of like it?
Now excuse me, I must return to my fashion major lifestyle and go sew a coat u_u
EDIT: Re-uploaded with easier viewing!