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63478 No. 63478
Last thread: >>62956

So John's pretty most of the remaining ships in the harbor by pointing out the simple truth of the situation. Prepare for incoming fan-rage.
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>> No. 63479
If you want rage, look no further than basically half of tumblr.
>> No. 63480
I'm sure that opening post was saying that John was pretty MUCH SINKING most of the remaining ships etc.
But, I'm not raging. This is what a lot of the more sensible fans have been saying for a long time, and readers who archive-dive through the whole thing to this point will probably be thinking the same. Looking over the big picture, how much is really important?

Tl;dr I accidently the whole thing
>> No. 63481
Hrm. Well, I'm a mite disappointed, but I can see why Hussie would want to emphasize it so hard. For a long time so many fans' enjoyment of the comic has been tied up in and monopolized by the romance aspect, when shipping really isn't that deep or inventive in the long run and there's tons of other facets in HS to focus on.

I know this is all super obvious. Just kind of musing aloud.
>> No. 63482
Alternately, this comes immediately after a series of updates that were all about romance (Karkat's feelings for Terezi and Dave's still unknown feelings for her), following a series of updates that were heavy on romantic content (everyone loves Jake), and John, while being sensible here in one way, is not, in fact, an author mouthpiece. He's giving his own opinion.

(Or, you know, as a teenage boy trapped for three years on a battleship with no other humanoids besides his 1/4 dog sister, his half-ghost grandmother and his half-bird best friend who may well be dating his sister, he would RATHER not think about romance of any sort.)

In all seriousness, what John's saying about the emotional impact of that one day is reasonable. I find it sad, not because he doesn't still carry a torch for Vriska after one day, but because he took away such a negative/dismissive opinion of her after what meeting him did for her.
>> No. 63483
Has he ever really made an attempt to separate his own thoughts about the plot from his characters'? I thought he pretty much just cloaks them in snark and funnels them through the cast whenever fan outcry spikes.
>> No. 63484

It did something for her because John is a fucking nice guy. He's a hero.
>> No. 63485
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I thought it was pretty funny.

Provides a new viewpoint on John, or rather, a more effective way of pounding in old messages (He doesn't give a fuck, especially not about friends and family).

On another note, it's always funny when a author lambastes shippers.

But once again, this is just another thing to wait and see what the actual outcome will be.
>> No. 63486
All this metastuck.
>> No. 63487
Wow they're churning out the anger art quickly today aren't they? Anyhow, he logically wouldn't give much mind to someone like Vriska. It was one day. Imagine being in like a camp or a party and talking to some person for quite a lot of time, and generally getting along, but ultimately nothing ever comes from it as you likely never see that person/hear from them again. Same case.

Overall, he hasn't even really talked all that much with anyone outside of his friends. As far as the trolls go, he knows Karkat and Terezi due to them tormenting him/Dave mentioning Terezi and her trying to kill him, and maybe Gamzee as Karkat's weird clown friend. He kind of talked to Kanaya, but that didn't count. He'd probably remember Vriska's name if he thought about it, but that doesn't matter talking to Jade, who barely spoke with her.

As for the whole romance business, that's what keeping feeling reserved and epilogues are for.
>> No. 63488
He may not care about romance at the moment but he does care about his friends and family. He was sad that his Dad and Rose died. Or at least it seemed like he did.
>> No. 63489
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Honestly all of the smug "anti-shipping" (why is this a thing) posts have been equally bad.

The reaction by both sides has been equally awful in different ways.
>> No. 63490
I think it's kind of hilarious, tbh. People are taking this much too seriously.
>> No. 63491
i wouldn't have a positive opinion of a stranger who told me she'd killed a bunch of people in cold blood and only became a bit remorseful about it after she killed one of her friends. and still acted pretty nonchalant about it. and tried to remove blame from herself by placing it entirely on societal standards. i mean, sure, i might have helped that person find themselves and begin to question a deeply flawed cultural system, but i couldn't have known that after interacting with them over the computer a couple of times in one day. i would have just seen a person who was really fucking messed up, if kind of fun to talk to.

which is exactly how john feels.
>> No. 63493
Romance issues aside, did anyone else find this update to be a little bit depressing?

Dave and Rose and the trolls (and WV) are obviously all off having their own misadventures, all running around discovering secrets of the game, getting to know each other better, and even adventuring off in the dreambubbles.

Meanwhile, John and Jade and Davesprite are...
Playing an MMORPG?
With nobody to interact with but hordes of unintelligible consorts and pawns?
They don't even get to visit the dreambubbles regularly, and it seems like when they do, they only fleetingly encounter troll sessions that have no idea who they are.

Not going to lie, it seems like they sure grabbed the short end of the stick in this situation.
>> No. 63494
Jaspers saving us from awful conversations. Truly a hero.
>> No. 63495
WV is a pawn too you racist! The carapaces on the ship are sentient. >:(
>> No. 63496
You know, from looking at various Homestuck livebloggings and such, a number of livebloggers have gotten the impression at some point or another that John is a bit sociopathic. What with him not even giving a second to stop and think about the fact that most of the human race is now dead and just going around like "Yay! Adventure!"
>> No. 63497
The good thing is is that they got davesprite around.
Sure they got nana and jaspers, but they're both coyish and one's a fucking cat.

I do agree that both john and jade seem to have to got the short end of the deal, but hey, they both got their houses and all of the planets on their ship. John and jade can sit snuggly in the fucking squiddles and watch bad Nic Cage movies all day.
>> No. 63498
Guys, I think the site just died.
>> No. 63499
You can just tell Hussie is having tons of fun making these shitty Ghostbusters pictures.

I love how John and Jade are having this serious conversation with these ridiculous images in the background.
>> No. 63500
Hahaha, people are really getting upset- no wait, people are SURPRISED by this? Now this is getting a bit silly.
>> No. 63501
What they always seem to miss though is that Andrew himself has stated that all the moping and sad stuff that doesn't really contribute to plot happens off scene. It can be assumed that John was devastated by the loss of his dad and everything he knew and loved, but what would the point be of having 20 panels of him mourning before moving on? It's effectively the same as Equius and his reaction after Aradiabot exploded. Touched upon, but generally kept offscene.
Now, it's been a year later. Over the first day, he may have just moved forward to try and cope, because everything else was so overwhelmingly bad. But now he's had some time to cool off and work past some of those demons. Though I could see how they'd suggest he's become more withdrawn now if he hasn't vented this stuff to Jade over time.
>> No. 63502
But the carapaces are as sentient as WV. Are you saying WV is stupid?

Also they seem to still have their planets so access to the secrets of sburb is still available. Neither group has it better than the other since both are having fun despite being seperated from each other for 3 years.

I think most interesting thing that has been hinted an act ago is that John+Jade meeting Grandpa Harley which might happen in an intermission segment.
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>> No. 63505
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I've not read it yet but does John specifically say something about Karkat? I'm seeing a couple of pictures specific about Karkat in particular being friendzoned.
Thats ship's 'been sunk' for ages! Ever since he stated he was not a homosexual.
>> No. 63508
People are stupid.
Fans are worse.
And then there are the shippers.
>> No. 63509
wait isn't the JohnxDave ship sunk way long before this even happened?
>> No. 63510
I love how people are taking everything John says at face value when he says
>JOHN: at this point i could not give less of a rat's ass about romancey stuff!
about a minute after saying
>JOHN: like, have you thought at all about what it's going to be like when you see dave again?
>JOHN: i mean, after the way things are going with you and dave sprite?

He's the one who brought "romancey stuff" up in the first place! He suddenly changes his tune when Jade turns the question around on him.
>> No. 63511
Indeed John may be a tad dishonest : P
But at the same time the way he's written seems to be as a direct mouthpiece for his writer (happens alot doesn't it, not even counting the explicit authyor-avatar/s in the series)

It is funny that he
>>Implied implications
between Jade and Davesprite nefore rapidly back-peddeling, I was thinking how to make a joke about two furries being together on a battleship for three years...

I am kind of glad though him saying he wasn't so totally cool with Vriska and her stuff, and he just seemed to be going along with her in such an absolutly chill fashion because it was all so surprising and confusing for him to experiance.
>> No. 63518
>But at the same time the way he's written seems to be as a direct mouthpiece for his writer (happens alot doesn't it, not even counting the explicit authyor-avatar/s in the series)

People certainly say it happens a lot. To me it seems like people are either raging because they think Hussie is attacking their ships or crowing because they think Hussie is insulting shipping.

While what he's actually doing is writing John consistent with how he's always been written. Kind of a dick when it's not really important to the other person, relatively flat (or, alternately, under the surface) emotionally, and engaging in fairly realistic young teen sibling banter with Jade.
>> No. 63519
The shippers tend to forget/ignore that John stated he's not a homosexual nearly two years ago.

and they will still ignore/forget about that for months to come!

In other news, I have a feeling that user gb_702323 is Davesprite.
>> No. 63520
Does anyone here think that these Ghostbusters panels are metaphorically foreshadowing of things to come, maybe something related to the final battle? You see various players in a wild chaotic setting with ghosts and the last Ghostbusters panel features John's and Jade's lone avatars taking down a giant powerful monster. In addition, John has took on a leadership role for his "squad".

It just seems like this game is an obvious parallel for the endgame of the kids' session of sBurb as of whole.
>> No. 63521

Haha, why do these people even care about what's happening in the comic?
>> No. 63524
i have no idea why people get attached to pairings because they're "canon" or get really, really angry when their pairings are shot down in canon

like if you were a big shipper of john/rose you PROBABLY imagined them kissing and doing non canon things together and getting married and having a million kids--and that's the stuff you get attached to because you thought it up yourself. so you're just like any non-canon shipper and you have been from the start. why the fuck do you care if it's canon or not when the things you are really invested in are in your own head? what is stopping you from shipping john/dave NOW that didn't stop you two years ago when it was in a similar non-canon state?

also 2 john/rose fans who thought it was canon, keep shipping them anyway because it's not bad that you're shipping something NON-CANON!!! but don't count your chickens before they hatch and i hope that if you bothered anybody else about how their pairings were awful because they weren't canon that you feel really bad about it.

2 sollux/aradia and kanaya/rose fans you are not safe from this either, neither of your pairings are canon even though you say they are a lot of the time
>> No. 63525
>canon pairings

within the main 16, or rather, 20 characters there are presently no canon pairings or pairings that have been consistent.
>> No. 63526
>within the main 16, or rather, 20 characters there are presently no canon pairings or pairings that have been consistent.

>> No. 63527
>or get really, really angry when their pairings are shot down in canon

I would say it's a mix of just wanting to be right and projecting themselves into the pairing. Arguably fantasizing isn't bad and neither is projecting, it's when you fail to realize that's what you're doing and letting it warp your perspective on canon.
>> No. 63529
I think they mean pails, not pales.
>> No. 63530
Oh my god John's spine is broken.
>> No. 63531
I kind of wish the intermission would never end. This is the pointless nonsense for which I follow MSPA.
>> No. 63532
My god!
An argument for shipping which is neither condescending or insane!?
Am I still on the internet?
>> No. 63534
End the comic here, cut to credits. Id be satisfied.
>> No. 63538
Eeeew, ectoplasm...

I'll bet 3 Green Suns that unconscious John will end up in the dream bubble the meteor is passing through.
If not then he will meet with some variant of the Sp8der 8itch. You know. For closure.
>> No. 63539
>people caring about romances between crude sprite-represented characters with preteen mentalities

I will never stop hating myself for enjoying this comic.

Props to Hussie for finally steering everything away from the moronic romance web tangle though, I guess.
>> No. 63541
...And cue the Soap Opera white-fuzzy-bordered dream!
>> No. 63543
I bet John sees UU/uu, similar to Slick seeing Karkat at the end of the intermission.
>> No. 63544

spateder. spay-tuh-dur.
>> No. 63545
There were three or four posts about it near the end of the last thread.

Personally, I'm pretty certain this Ghostbusters reference is foreshadowing the final battle. Or at least an important battle.
>> No. 63546
I could not give a rats ass one way or another.
I'm just in it for the adventure yo.
>> No. 63547
fuck yeah that's what I'm talkin bout
to hell with all of this speculation drama bullshit
>> No. 63558
It's almost like that Futurama episode... except Vriska is already dead so she can't even have that ;_;
>> No. 63560

Hmm. This is a good point. Jade talking about teleporting below:


So did Jade just teleport or phase through the wall? Is "phasing through" matter a Space power?

For that matter does this mean that teleportation has always been a Green Sun/First Guardian only power?

Or is it just that teleporting faster than light is not allowed in the Yellow Yard even if it were a Witch-Not-Green-Sun power because the speed of light is an actual limit in that place?

Can Jade still teleport, possibly still due to Witch of Space powers, but only at sub-luminal speeds, effectively limiting her range to the ship while crossing the Yellow Yard?

I've just been intensely curious to find out more concrete definitions about both the limits and powers of Witch as well as Space.
Anyone want to attempt sussing out anything from this?
>> No. 63561
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Whoop, sorry for double post, but I just checked the actual gif.
Looks like it was some type of matter phasing.

Also, yay for recursion? He's thinking about how he's thinking about being knocked down?
>> No. 63563
You know, I was wondering.

Why can't the trolls and Rose and Dave IM John and Jade anymore? They both have computers, so what's stopping them?
Does the internet not work in Paradox Space or something?
>> No. 63566
The bottom line is it gives off the wrong impression.
>> No. 63568
So is this supposed to be John getting a little crush on Roxy (by callback), or John wondering why he was knocked on his ass? Because if it's just John wondering why he was knocked on his ass and then he wakes up... Boooooooooring.
>> No. 63569
There's no loveheart there, just him wondering why he was knocked on his ass. And we really don't need him getting a crush on roxy
>> No. 63571
It seems to me that IM programs operate on a kind of link system between universes, yeah.
Creating a SBURB session appears to link up the internet on the planet with the incipisphere somehow (as it does with the power grid), and Sollux' trollian application linked the red and blue universes (in line with his recurring theme).
On the other hand, trollian could not access the kids' incipisphere beyond the point where the Scratch started seriously dismantling it, and it could not access the meteor beyond the point where it left its own incipisphere.
So I'd say it's likely that they won't be able to pester, troll, bother, memo or otherwise electronically communicate during the trip.
>> No. 63572

Why not? It'd be hilarious. Besides, boy hasn't seen an available female in a year and he's in the throes of puberty, throw him a bone.

Besides could you imagine Rose's reaction to finding out John is crushing on her reset mother? Hilarious!

But yeah I think you're right. Unless John figures out the reset players are the guardians and maybe starts to build an expectation to see his dad again, then, I don't know what else to make of this update.
>> No. 63573
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>> No. 63574
You know John does seem like Roxy's dream mate. He has the genes of Jake, the MANGRITTY-NESS of Dad, and the pankster attitude of Jane.
>> No. 63575
but it's dave who thinks roxy is hot, not john

>> No. 63576
Is that all you guys can think about?
>> No. 63578
You know, given that genetically John is Dad's (half-)brother, he probably looks a lot like him...

Just saiyan.
>> No. 63579
this panel of somebody sitting down with a small flashing thought beside them circled in red is getting kind of old. how many times have we seen variations on the same gag now, four?
>> No. 63580

I can only remember it happening to Jake
>> No. 63581
There was also Vriska after Kanaya went Little Mac on her.
And Jack when PM confronted him . . .
And at least one other that I can't remember.
>> No. 63582
It's John getting knocked on his ass. Jake has made this same face several times, and none of them were romantically related.
Obviously it's a genetic generic "what the fuck just happened" face.
>> No. 63583
God, I hope not. A bit counter-intuitive after yesterday's update.
>> No. 63586
Yeah, but it would be just like this comic to clearly and unambiguously set out a course for the rest of its run, and then swerve completely in the other direction.
>> No. 63599
Not exactly sure that possible seeing that Pre-scratch Dad is the same as Post-scratch Dad. It make more sense that both Dads weren't related to John & Jane genetically and were adopted.
>> No. 63603
Nanna said she had a son in that pesterlog with fedorafreak, didn't she...?
>> No. 63604
We don't actually know the two dads are the same, they just look that way in the stylized depiction we have of them. They would be very closely related if one was Jane's son and the other, alpha John's, so them looking a lot alike makes sense.
>> No. 63605
I miss Feferi she was nice :(
>> No. 63606
Meenah, huh?
>> No. 63607
Meenah? Me, nah.
>> No. 63608
Based on the Sanskrit name for Pisces. It was probably suggested when Feferi was being named way back when, but Andrew could have just come up with it on his own.
>> No. 63609
yay, more troll stuff!
>> No. 63611
Meenah meenah

Doo doo dee doo doo

Meenah meenah

Doo Doo Dee Doo
>> No. 63612
About Fedorafreak! I have a feeling that he's Jade's grandpa, and that he was 98 going on 99 when he entered the session. He will eventually be sent near the Crocker factory during Jades birthday where he will grab Jade and take her to the island. He was over 100 when he died from his perspective. He might have had a short conversation with his younger self. This is the only thing I can think of. Fedorafreak probably wanted to keep in touch with his nephew.

He was bloodied during a fight with Jack Noir.
>> No. 63616
That still doesn't automatically assume that she gave birth to Dad. That way it was set up it could have meant this or she adopted Dad.

Even for Hussie, to use the same spite for two different-genetically Dads, would be extremely lazy. Not to mention on Hussie's Big Wall of Kill in the last intermission had Dad scratched with a red-X and green scribbles on top of that leads me to believe that both Dads are genetically similar.
>> No. 63617
If Alpha Dad is the genetic son of John and some woman and Beta Dad was the genetic son of Jane and some man, that would make the two Dads as genetically similar as half-siblings. Considering how the character Dad is intentionally vague and generic, it would make sense for the same sprite to be used for such similar characters.
>> No. 63619
>Even for Hussie, to use the same spite for two different-genetically Dads, would be extremely lazy.

Genetics or no he's fundamentally the same person both times around, so I don't see why he wouldn't be represented in the same way.
>> No. 63620
But John has completely different genetics than Jane. John shares Jane's and Jake's genes while Jane is her own clone. If any of the Dads were biologically related to their parents, Pre-Scratch Dad would share Jane's and Mysterious Egbert Husband lineage's genes, while Post-Scratch Dad would share Jane's + Jake's(John), and mysterious married-as-Crocker wife lineage's genes. Both Dads would have an assortment of genes that they would still be completely dissimilar despite having few of the same genes. I mean it seems kind of weak of Hussie to use the completely same sprite with no variations(not even a difference in clothing for goodness sake) for two people with a different genetic background. Even Grandpa and Poppop sprites are different.

There's been an old theory that Dad is related to Sassacre due to his trademark nose. Suppose he's been adopted from the lineage just like pre-Scratch Jake&Jane was adopted by the Colonel.
>> No. 63621
Because Dad isn't supposed to be a developed character with a personality and whatnot, he's supposed to be a generic, abstract father-figure. That's why he doesn't have facial features. That's why all his interests are generic fatherly things. Alpha Dad doesn't need a different sprite from Beta Dad because, even if they only share 25% of their genetic makeup, they're still pretty much the same guy when you step back.
>> No. 63622
So this is what...pre-Scratch Condescence?
Inb4 John meets pre-scratch Mindfang.
>> No. 63623
Your dad theories can suck it. Mine is better.

All the kids and all the paradox clones are infertile. Nanna married Old Mr. Egbert, they contacted an egg donor BAM now you have dad.

In the alpha timeline, PopPop Crocker was in yaois with Old Mr. Egbert. Or best friends whatever, and he got his platonic best friend to be a sperm donor to the same egg donor, hey look it's Dad again. What a constant. Booyah.
>> No. 63624
Can't tell if sarcastic.
>> No. 63628
I hope young Mindfang's name doesn't make a pattern by being Jalika. That sounds just awful 8888(
>> No. 63632
>Because Dad isn't supposed to be a developed character with a personality and whatnot, he's supposed to be a generic, abstract father-figure. That's why he doesn't have facial features.

All of the guardians have minimal facial features because the represent what they are from the kids' perspective. I mean how can you be so 100% certain that Dad is genetically different and not the completely same Dad genetically between the two universes?
>> No. 63635
For the same reason you can't be sure he's the same man adopted by both Nanna and Poppop in each universe; not enough information, and it probably doesn't matter anyways. I'm just saying that it's entirely possible that the two are different men filling the same role with the same appearance is possible.
>> No. 63636
Momey on the table says that we will probably find out about Dad's origin if not in the comic then probably on AH's tumblr.
>> No. 63637

You really do want a heroic death huh.

Wait what happens if you die asleep in a dream bubble?

Roxy's dreamself is ACTUALLY THERE so she would die.

Man dreams are weird.
>> No. 63638
Looks like I was only half right.

Will they try to wake Roxy's Dream Self, do you think?
>> No. 63639
Roxy might fall asleep and wake up on the meteor occasionally while Rose brings her up to speed on the whole scratch thing.
>> No. 63640
You're not supposed to wake a sleepwalking person.
>> No. 63641
Haha Johnny-boy, you might be a god-tier but thats still just a god-tier dunce.
>> No. 63643
>MEENAH: whoever heard of an alien ghost
>JOHN: i know, right? that's what i think sometimes.
>JOHN: it's strange combination of sci-fi things. like alien stuff is all about science, right? at least it is in movies. aliens LOVE science. but then ghosts have nothing to do with science, they belong to the supernatural realms, which have more to do with religion i guess? or about a lot of hocus pocus and superstition, maybe even magic. science rarely enters the equation, unless it's something awesome like ghost busters, which makes ghosts and stuff ALL ABOUT science, even though the ghost science is obviously a bunch of total nonsense. i guess contact mixes aliens and ghosts because jodie foster saw her ghost dad in outer space? but then, that was probably just a science projection from an alien, to make her feel less sad about her dead dad, and not a real ghost or anything. i guess the lesson is that science and aliens teach us that ghosts and religion are fake? although, it turns out ghosts and aliens are actually real, so maybe science and religion have been lying to us all along. *shrug*
>MEENAH: nerd

I love that that's her only reaction.
>> No. 63646
Wow! That flying meteor is much smaller than I thought.
>> No. 63647
I think it's just Hussie lacking any sense of scale.
>> No. 63648
You know how in some video games where you travel around on an overworld map and all the towns look like three buildings until you enter them? I think it's like that.
>> No. 63649
It's a DREAM bubble. Dreams are not usually very realistic.
>> No. 63650
I think it's just a blown up projection. I'm pretty sure it would be alot bigger in comparison to the tree.
>> No. 63651
Even in death Vriska continues to haunt the pages of homestuck.
>> No. 63652
why she cryin'?
>> No. 63653
'cuz her eyes got burned.
>> No. 63654
You say that like it's a bad thing.
>> No. 63655
I'm just saying. It's just a dream bubble.
>> No. 63656
Hussie has gone to great lengths to be ambiguous about the scale and ethnicity of the meteor. This is so the reader can decide themselves what it is.
>> No. 63657
>page 006666
>> No. 63658
In my fanfictions I always write it as I would if I was writing a giant rock of a volcanic texture, and its girth is always substantial.
Really no matter what Hussie says thats basically canon.
>> No. 63663
"Looks like John is still an idiot".

>> No. 63664
Now the real question is...is this the exact flashback conversation? Or is Terezi going to be communicating with a dead Vriska in real time?
>> No. 63665
Judging by how these things have happened in the past, I think it'll be the exact same conversation up to a point when Vriska realizes that she's dead.
>> No. 63666
Both. That's how dream bubbles tend to work.
>> No. 63669
The dead trolls are... Mindfang and the Condesce's ancestors?
>> No. 63670
No. In the most shocking twist yet by far, they're the pre-Scratch counterparts to these ancestors.
>> No. 63671
So now we know how long it takes to make a scratched session universe.
>> No. 63672
Aranea is kind of a dumb name.
>> No. 63673

It's the name of one of Charlotte's daughters in Charlotte's Web.
>> No. 63674
How is it any more or less dumb than Karkat or Nepeta?
>> No. 63676
Anyone else have the feeling that The Sufferer and his ancestor Pre-Scratch were a pretty big deal, as in a leader of the trolls instead of Meenah's lineage? It explains why Aranea wears his sign and according to Doc Scratch why in general the pre-Scratch were supposedly peaceful. Possibly Meenah purposely cause the trolls to scratch because she wanted her bloodline to shape the troll's(and the universe they will create) history? I mean she seemed happy to be dead and of a plan succeeding. Not to mention she was for a brief second shown laughing at the end of the act 6 part 2 flash. What do you think?
>> No. 63680
well fuck, was hoping i would get to see the whole memory rather just a portion.

i'd be lying if i said i didn't enjoy reading aloud vriska's assholery
>> No. 63693
Pretty sure she was talking about, well, how old a universe is "from the inside". Any universe.
Order of events: She dies->Scratch->A2 universe is created->a good dozen billion years pass->troll civilization forms on alternia
>> No. 63703
it isn't if you know spanish
because it sound like Araña that means spider beside if you give it the same pronunciation it sound good
>> No. 63705
I don't like Aranea's name because it sounds too close to Aradia.
>> No. 63714
I do agree with this objection...

But then, when we've got three characters whose names are JA_E already, it's obviously not something Hussie cares about. :P
>> No. 63721
I love Aranea.

Gettin' philosophical up in this 8itch.
>> No. 63722
>blah blah blah flimsy in-story justifications for why Vriska's death had to happen to cover real-world shitty writing
>> No. 63723
Is being a hero of Light why Vriska was the only one in her team rambling about existential stuff any normal teenager would ramble on about anyway? Uh, okay.
>> No. 63724
>Not realizing that Aranea's quirk is the same as Mindfang's

I agree that the way Vriska's death was set up was shitty writing, though. It stands out because Hussie is an excellent writer, but over thousands of pages, it's hardly surprising some aren't going to be good.

Still, I'd rather "Vriska's death was an inescapable dichotomy due to a rare bout of poor writing" than "Terezi killed Vriska because she wanted to and/or believed she was right to."

The former is a brief lapse in writing that doesn't hurt anything outside itself, the latter derails Terezi's character for the rest of the story.

And while it doesn't excuse the way that dichotomy was established, the idea that identity and free will lie in what you are INCAPABLE of doing is fascinating stuff. I haven't seen this particular treatment of the question before (I doubt it's original because so very little is and the many worlds theory isn't exactly hot off the presses, but it's new to me). The idea that who you are constrains possibility, and that that constraint defines who you are? Very, very interesting.
>> No. 63725
Bitch had it coming, It's fair enough that Terezi is conflicted about it with how messed up Troll society and relations are, but Vriska dying was nothing bad.
>> No. 63731
I just realized something. If Aranea is the pre-scratch counterpart of Mindfang and Redglare, then that vacant 12th spot is taken up by uu/UU. Which means uu/UU were/supposed to be part of that session

>> No. 63732


Aranea could mean that, as part of the pattern for all trollkind in Terezi's universe (or even just as part of the session that originated it) she is an ancestor to ALL of them.

She could also mean that she and (pre-Scratch Redglare) were matesprits, kismesises or the pre-Scratch equivalent.

I don't see anything in Aranea's design that evokes Terezi, she has Vriska-colored blood and text, she has Mindfang's exact quirk. Her being both pre-Scratch Mindfang and pre-Scratch Redglare makes little sense.
>> No. 63733
Someone on tumblr is claiming Aranea was originally meant to stand for both Libra and Scorpio. Five second google search brings nothing on that, but there's this:

>Libra was known in Babylonian astronomy as MUL Zibanu ("the scales"), or alternatively as the Claws of the Scorpion. The scales were held sacred to the sun god Shamash, who was also the patron of truth and justice.[5] Since these times, Libra has been associated with law, fairness and civility. In Arabic zubānā means "scorpion's claws", and likely similarly in other Semitic languages: this resemblance of words may be why the Scorpion's claws became the Scales.
>> No. 63734
File 133283167570.png - (142.54KB , 1848x179 , i hate myself.png )
No, she is the pre-scratch Mindfang. She is genetically related to both Terezi and Vriska in the way Rose is related to Roxy and Dirk. She is descended from them genetically--Aranea was their daughter in her session. Whether Terezi and Vriska even knew each other in the pre-scratch universe is unknown, but it doesn't matter really, because everyone was made through ectobiology and their relationships don't factor into that ("Mom" Roxy and "Bro" Dirk didn't seem to be aware of one another's existence, and Dirk is gay anyway).

Mindfang might have a true sister in Redglare. Aranea takes after Vriska, "Redglare" took after Terezi, but they are like a little nuclear family.

Or they could have different other mothers so the family tree turns into a huge clusterfuck like the one pictured here. I tried to keep it to the canon/fanon pairs but then it ended up in three chunks which is why there are some weird ones in there (Eridan/Aradia??). I just pasted them together, I don't care enough to figure out what the most accurate shipping pedigree would be. It's just an example.
>> No. 63735
>She is genetically related to both Terezi and Vriska in the way Rose is related to Roxy and Dirk.

Except that's not true on the count of troll genetics and the ectobiology session being vastly different from humans'.
>> No. 63736
They were created via ectobiology in an unknown manner.
>> No. 63737
"vriska's death was bad writing" is only 'true' if you're a vriska fanatic

also a character having shoulder-length hair and glasses doesn't make them a direct relative to the other character with shoulder-length hair and glasses that is ridiculous

especially when every troll is related to every other troll anyways
>> No. 63738
God damn that chart is filthy with shipping.
>> No. 63739
As has been pointed out, that's not how troll genetics work. A troll couple donates their genetic stuff to the mother grub where it is added to a giant slurry. A troll child could have the genetic material of thousands of different troll "parents" in addition to their most significant ancestor. I'm guessing the ectobiology session that created the trolls worked the same way, with all the ancestor ectoslime being mixed together to make the 12 kid trolls.
>> No. 63740
Karkat's ectobiology stuff had three tubes for the "parent" parodox clones and three for combination of the parent slimes. If trolls reproduce with just two sets of dna (and they probably do, considering they pair off to produce genetic material), then Ariana would have just Terezi and Vriska's dna, but share a parent with two other trolls from her, uh, ectofamily? These other two trolls would need a third parent involved, but I think we should hold off on guessing exactly who that is until more pre-scratch trolls show up. Bias and whatever.

That aside, I'm pretty sure Meena is Eridan's what with the noncapitalization and leavin g's off of things. If that's important to your shipping or whatever.
>> No. 63741

Vriska dying is kind of a cliched result of a redemption arc, but her story was over. She didn't have a natural role to play in the larger narrative past that point, especially in light of the timeskip, so removing her was probably the right choice.

However, the specific way the scenario was constructed didn't establish that there were only two possibilities. Terezi is supposed to have tried everything (mentally), but that didn't include "not making accusations her powers should have made easy to prove untrue?" Vriska was completely unwavering in a course she had just been talking about being unsure of? It's a poorly written scene.
>> No. 63742
>and three for combination of the parent slimes.
Thing is that the combined slime does not even use a tube, at least in the kids' session. The whole thing with the troll ectobiology is pretty weird.
>> No. 63743
i just wanted to illustrate a point in a way that hopefully wouldn't get me heat? do we hate all the popular troll/troll pairings now?

i don't think it is even really shipping because it is ectobiology and doesn't require any sort of relationship between parents at all. i actively dislike like 3/4 of that chart, it's not what it looks like i swear

Did it? I thought the machine looked pretty much exactly like the humans', there was just more jars. It's nice that it's not a simple 2 parents-2 children setup. Although it is still possible that they are related in the way that chart illutrates, they may be all half-siblings of one another, either in a big daisy chain or in smaller groups of 4 or whatever.

I've always figured the descendants, like all trolls, were basically clones of their ancestors. They have a primary parent who donates their whole genome and possibly many (or no) secondary parents who each donate a few sequences to modify it. I just don't think it will be as alien or as clean as this in the story proper, should it ever be explained.

What I said is true though, it's fairly obvious Aranea meant she was genetically related to Vriska and Terezi via ectobiology. Aranea just takes after Vriska more than Terezi (and any other troll who might have donated some DNA to her) just like Redglare might have some Vriska or Karkat or idk Equius in her but will still have Terezi's blood colour, horns and typing style. >>63731 makes absolutely no sense.
>> No. 63744
>I thought the machine looked pretty much exactly like the humans', there was just more jars
Main difference is that the kids had four players and four tubes, while the trolls had twelve players and twenty-four tubes for some reason.
>> No. 63745
Does anyone know what page that was on/provide a screenshot? I can't find the troll version.
>> No. 63746
Alterniabound, when you take Karkat all the way down to the ectobiology lab.
>> No. 63750
>> No. 63755
That's how it works normally for the rest of troll civilization, but not the players. Same goes for all the human players. None of them were conceived in the traditional ways because they're either their own paradox clone or descended from other player paradox clone pairs.
>> No. 63758
Exactly. The human players were made by mixing the DNA of two parent clones in the same way a human child is a mix of two parents. It would make sense that the trolls had a similar parallel in their ectobiology mechanics. First the ancestors were cloned from themselves, then all their genetic material was blended and the genetics of the twelve troll players were extracted.
>> No. 63763
Because Karkat and the other troll characters are the post-scratch players, they would actually be the parental group, while the "ancestors" we know are the recombinants.
>> No. 63767
Assuming things worked for the trolls the same way they did the humans, which we don't know for sure. The order of scratched sessions is reverse for trolls and humans, who knows what else could be.

I disagree. If John had tried to talk Vriska out of it, then there could have been a slim chance of Vriska not fighting Jack. But Vriska was completely unwilling to show any kind of weakness or uncertainty to any of the other trolls. No matter what Terezi could have said, no matter how true, Vriska would never have listened to her. Even if Terezi convinced Vriska that fighting Jack was a bad idea, Vriska still would have gone just to prove to Terezi and the others that she was right. Even if she wasn't sure she was.

That's my interpretation of Vriska's character, anyway. I do believe the only options were to stop Vriska by force or let her inadvertently get everyone killed.
>> No. 63776
Exactly! She's fucked up in the head due to Scratch.
>> No. 63777
What do you mean, the order is reversed?
>> No. 63778
That kind of requires assuming a few things about Vriska we don't really know, doesn't it. Especially since in light of the recent update we know those might not have been the only choices.
>> No. 63779
It's the choice THIS Terezi took. Other choices were made and became doomed timelines. That or there were only two choices BECAUSE Terezi used the coin, she only saw two options.
>> No. 63780
I mean the players of each respective session were spawned on opposite sides of each Scratch. In the troll session the players were ecto-born AFTER the scratch happened. In the kids' session the players were ecto-born BEFORE the scratch happened.

>That kind of requires assuming a few things about Vriska we don't really know, doesn't it.

Like I said that was just my interpretation of her character, but I'm basing it on the stuff she told John. When he asked her why she never just vented to the other trolls, Vriska said she couldn't let herself look weak to them.

Think about all the crazy shit Vriska has done to look strong. Based on how far she is willing to go to protect her ego, and what she said to John, I think the conclusion I came to is an accurate one.

But like I said this is just my interpretation of her character. I'm not saying I know how things would have gone down with absolute 100% infallible positivity, just that this is how I think things would have happened.
>> No. 63784

I agree about why Vriska did it, I just don't think it was demonstrated that it was the only possible outcome. That is a high bar to clear, especially when Terezi is supposed to be a master manipulator.

Less than a day ago, Vriska was cooperating with the other trolls to fight the Black King. During Hivebent, she and Terezi directly worked together during the scheme to exile first the Black Queen, then Spades Slick. She was unwilling to show weakness, but very recently she had been willing to work together.

For Vriska's death or everyone else's (and a Doomed Timeline) to be the only two options, we have to accept that there was NO WAY for Terezi, the manipulator, to convince Vriska not to go without directly challenging her pride.

Not because "Vriska does a dumb and self-destructive thing" is implausible, but because "Vriska can't be redirected by Terezi" isn't sufficiently demonstrated by the text when we've got Vriska wavering but unwilling to admit it, Terezi able to see that with her power, and a history of Terezi getting the better of Vriska in battles of wits.
>> No. 63787
Why isn't this dumb comic updating I demand updates

>> No. 63789
Probably an interactive comic like Magicant or some shit where weird shit happens...

or the fan album.
>> No. 63791
Sylph stuff!

Man this is so cool.
>> No. 63792
So Sylphs are healers/therapists/helpers all in one, then?
Neat. I also like how Hussie showed us the god tier design, since we wouldn't get to see that otherwise.

Oh, and Meenah is the Thief of Life, and not a Witch? Well, that confirms that the A1 roles aren't necessarily the same as those of their A2 counterparts.
>> No. 63794
i'm guessing slyphs are the passive counterpart to seers from this.
A seer sees what she needs to succeed through her aspect, while a slyph helps others to see what they need to succeed through their aspect.
>> No. 63795
The nature of Terezi's relationship with Vriska is in large part what made convincing her to back down impossible. Vriska couldn't stand being seen as weak by anybody, but especially Terezi. Their history together, Vriska's over dramatic need to get the better of her because of that old rivalry, ensured that any trick Terezi tried to play on her to make her stay would backfire, and only make her more determined to leave. If Terezi had employed a proxy, someone to argue in her stead, she might have had a better chance, but as she said by that point she had already painted herself into a corner. And anyway, all the decent candidates were dead at that point.

The thing you have to understand is that Vriska is a huge bundle of self-destructive impulses and neuroses. Reasoning with her is usually futile because her actions are governed by her illness, not reason, and while you can sometimes trick her impulses into acting against each other, sometimes that's just not possible.
>> No. 63799
Man, even Terezi doesn't seem to think that, and she should know Vriska quite well.
>> No. 63800
And with Terezi's admission in this last update, I withdraw my accusation that Vriska's death scene was poorly written.

Even more ;_; for Terezi, though.
>> No. 63803
>Why did I not see this coming?
>> No. 63806
Seems that way, but Kan said Sylphs are just like Witches except better.

Why do people do this? State only the obvious. It's as bad as people quoting a youtube video in the video's own comments.
>> No. 63807
>> No. 63808
wait where does it say meenah is the thief?
>> No. 63809
I don't agree. Sylphs are more along the lines of healers or therapists.
As a Sylph of Light, Aranea's ability (beyond simple healing powers) helps others heal emotionally by helping them 'see' things from different perspectives, as well as the objective truth. From what we've seen, I'd say that Seers and Sylphs are basically opposite support classes. While both Rose and Aranea (two Heroes of Light) deal with possibilities and facts, the way they use it are very different; Rose uses her knowledge and understanding of the world to shape the alpha timeline, while Aranea would use those very same resources to help others understand not only the past, but also the many possible ones.

And since we've already gotten the Sylph-Witch connection ages ago, I'd say that the Sylph is the Witch's passive counterpart. I still think the Seer and the Mage are in it together, since both work by prophecies and predicting the future.
>> No. 63810
>AG: May8e together we can 8ring the Thief of Life up to speed.

It's not explicitly said to be Meenah, but we know that Feferi and the Condesce both have Life powers. If you re-read the conversation with her in mind, it's kinda obvious. Not to mention that Meenah's first reaction upon seeing Roxy (both times!) was to try to attack her, which fits nicely with her title. And then there's how Alternia turned out after Meenah/The Condesce became Empress.
>> No. 63811
>Why do people do this? State only the obvious. It's as bad as people quoting a youtube video in the video's own comments.
Because there's always going to be someone who (completely or in part) missed what was going on. Case in point, the above.
>> No. 63812
oh, i misread. i thought she said thief of light and assumed they were both going to meet up with a dead vriska.
>> No. 63816

I actually thought the same thing too.
>> No. 63819
HAHAHAHAHA! What the fuck, Hussie? And where the hell are you?
>> No. 63820
Yeah, I think the question needs to be asked: where does Andrew live? I mean, when it was just "his study" or even "his house," it was easy to brush off. But now we see that he lives in a giant building overlooking a cliff to the ocean below with horses running in the background.

>> No. 63821
He's a god tier who saved a carapace from a dieing universe and constructed his house from photos of other people's houses and photoshop.

I guess what I'm saying is why the fuck do you care about the horses?
>> No. 63822
File 133317470650.jpg - (114.55KB , 400x485 , horse.jpg )
tower, horses, fog
he lives in the painting duh
>> No. 63823
Oh, ok. I was thinking that but I didn't remember that the background was all blue. Thanks for confirming.
>> No. 63824
File 133317612965.gif - (1.09MB , 410x305 , goodlord.gif )
>> No. 63839
File 133323259886.jpg - (87.16KB , 650x449 , hussiewinsatriptomars.jpg )
Who won that trip to Mars bro?
>> No. 63845
Whoever won that trip must have been pretty surprised when HE (or she) found out that there was a gang of green men already there. HE (or she) must have been pissed when HE (or she) found out that trip was rigged for HIM (or her).
>> No. 63848
Maybe for April fools day Hussie will pretend to end the comic.

except it's for real
>> No. 63849
File 133325008490.png - (137.31KB , 585x645 , huss.png )
What does it say about me that I've literally stopped reading the pesterlogs of any scene with the trolls in them?

All Hussie-centric scenes are god tier, though English is still a poorly designed baddie
>> No. 63850
It says that maybe Homestuck isn't the webcomic for you.
>> No. 63851
I'm of the opposite opinion. I love Hussie-centric stuff too, but I think English is crazy looking in the good way.
>> No. 63852
i'm hoping we get a flash before the close of this intermission
>> No. 63853
there's no requirements for reading a webcomic
you might be surprised to find people don't have to enjoy things the way you do
>> No. 63856
How was my post authoritative in any way? Anon asked a question, I answered. It's nothing to me if somebody doesn't fully enjoy a thing they're spending their time on.
>> No. 63862
Theres "YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO LIKE IT THE WAY -I- LIKE IT" and then theres "yeah I LOVE the Harry Potter books but I only read the even ones"

When you are completely leaving out parts of a story "YOU MIGHT JUST NOT LIKE THAT STORY"
>> No. 63863
>> No. 63864
No.She didn't say "better", she said "more magical". That doesn't mean "better".
>> No. 63865

Incoming Hussie memorial thread.
>> No. 63866
That is the most ridiculous weapon. Period.
>> No. 63867
What about the clock tower or the teaspoon scythe?
>> No. 63868
Nope. That thing is just ugh.
>> No. 63869
I don't get the horse proximity thing.

Also I like the panel where the focus shifts to Scratch's gun.
>> No. 63870
I remember throwing out there that the gun would be capable of killing Bec Noir/Lord E.

But really for an omnipotant demon English is becoming less and less threatening in a general sense
>> No. 63871
I really, REALLY don't think that this gun can or will be used to off LE.
You did read the thing about Hussie overestimating his omniscience on a regular basis?
>> No. 63872
File 133328660818.gif - (87.45KB , 650x450 , 04801.gif )
This is the fucking funniest thing. I love you, Homestuck.
>> No. 63874
>I don't get the horse proximity thing.

Hussie called LE a one trick pony. It's a very, very bad joke.
>> No. 63877
>The gun shoots from the scope
>> No. 63879
Could it be that Hussie has grown so obsessed in killing off characters that he would kill even himself to satiate his addiction???
>> No. 63880
I have absolutely no doubts.
>> No. 63882
Not even LE got the joke.
>> No. 63885
He's a mobster. Why wouldn't he have a gun linked to his power?
>> No. 63886
Why shouldn't he have a gold ak 47 is what you should be asking.
>> No. 63887
Good point!
>> No. 63888
A golden ak-47 with a multi-colour flashing magazine that shoots lazor beams from a miniature Green Sun in its scope?

Whether or not it's a gun is irrelevant, it's still ridiculous.
>> No. 63890
I'd say it's pimpalicious and tacticool.
>> No. 63897
File 133333071353.jpg - (16.99KB , 400x343 , 1255566841625.jpg )
Hussie memorial thread soon
>> No. 63899
File 133333128558.gif - (47.03KB , 650x450 , 04808.gif )
Mmmm whacha say,
Mmmm that you only meant well?
well of course you did
Mmmm whacha say,
Mmmm that its all for the best?
Because it is
>> No. 63900
Yay, no more self-insert bullshit!

Oh wait he'll just be in the dream bubbles now.
>> No. 63901
oh noooooocan we get back to the story please
>> No. 63902
The author is dead, homestuck ended and also poor Ms. Paint.
>> No. 63903
Well, I'm pretty sure Homestuck is over.
>> No. 63905
Quick everyone! If we all make believe wish that Barty can be the new narrator for a time, then maybe we can influence the subconscious of the Huss. Everybody just has to believe!
>> No. 63907

don't you see

it finally happening

she going to get up

she's gonna go to the type writer

she's going to finally fulfill her destiny

as the writer of homestuck
>> No. 63908
Finally, homestuck has a decent writer for once.
>> No. 63909
come now children that death was neither JUST nor HEROIC

>> No. 63912
Andrew Hussie's avatar is survived by his fat troll wife Vriska Serket, his mistress Ms Paint, his son Lil' Cal, his good son Rufio, and his ward Spades Slick.
>> No. 63913
File 133333657514.png - (38.37KB , 322x388 , 04810.png )
Anyone know the origin of this art?
>> No. 63915

He died saving Slick though

>> No. 63916
I lost it at the vriska face
>> No. 63917
File 133333720527.jpg - (855.34KB , 1683x990 , yeahhhhhhhh_by_doodle_master.jpg )
Old collab between Vivus and ink.
>> No. 63919
File 133333799279.png - (255.55KB , 480x360 , ohHIIIIIII.png )
Forgot pic.
>> No. 63920
Is.. Is that it? Are we free? Can we go home now? Is it over?
>> No. 63921
File 133333927261.jpg - (61.34KB , 479x750 , tumblr_lzasllM4m31qe3o5mo1_500.jpg )
. . . Well, that was unexpected and oddly hilarious.


Goddammit, Hussiie is entirely incapable of making his own quality art, the fucker.


>his fat troll wife Vriska Serket

this is relevant to my fetish
>> No. 63923
Fadeout to black time, looks like we've got a Huss in the Dream Bubbles on our hands.
>> No. 63924
And he wakes up in a dark void with Ryan North watching him sleep.
>> No. 63925
this is the part
where he starts fucking vriska in dream bubbles right

is the wait finally over?
>> No. 63927
dat vriska.
>> No. 63928
she's laughing at his demise
>> No. 63930
>> No. 63935
Oh hey!
Hussie died in his own webomic.
That's nice for a change!
>> No. 63936
I don't get it, why Vriska, out of all the characters he's killed?
>> No. 63937
Because she is his 2D Waifu.
>> No. 63938
It's a callback to her death. And Hussie is implying he is Nicholas Cage.
>> No. 63939
File 133335570763.png - (24.81KB , 531x389 , tumblr_m1tzycnn7f1qh8mxzo1_1280.png )
Andrew noooooooo
>> No. 63940
Don't worry, guys, death is pretty much meaningless in Homestuck.
>> No. 63948
You know, Gunnerkrigg really deserve more attention now that you mention it.
>> No. 63955
Gamzee is preserving the dead bodies.
Do you guys think that Hussie will revive the dead trolls?
>> No. 63961
I forget if we even had a proper april fool last year.
>> No. 63962
File 133340650585.png - (14.77KB , 650x450 , so dope.png )
No, the only other April 1st update was [S] Dave: Accelerate, and that was accompanied by an old rant about how much Andrew thinks websites doing April Fool's pranks are dumb when people were all "OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THIS AN APRIL FOOL'S PRANK?!?!?!"
>> No. 63965

Seer: Descend was around then. He may have been trying to get the second part where John died out on April 1st, but it ended up on the 2nd.

I remember when Accelerate came out, and I got really butthurt that there was suddenly Dave, out of the blue, overloaded with equipment and powers, and 3 gates were skipped. But then it was revealed to be the doomed timeline. Ah, fun times.
>> No. 63966
Hey, so remember how the genetic code for Gcat was BARK?

And now we see LE's gun goes BRAKA.

I feel like this is probably an intentional thing. No idea what its significance is though, or if it even has any.
>> No. 63969
File 133342646594.gif - (363.15KB , 479x359 , spazspazspazspazspaz.gif )



Don't do it, Andrew.

>Marry me?

My face.
>> No. 63970
File 133342669021.jpg - (24.02KB , 386x252 , 1332040101347.jpg )
mfw will you marry me
>> No. 63971
but she's not fat??????????

this joke is incomplete
>> No. 63972
he's finally ready to accept her no matter what she looks like
>> No. 63973
>> No. 63975
no no nonononoNNOONONONONONO
>> No. 63976
File 133342864293.png - (62.53KB , 500x250 , andrew you card.png )
...well played
>> No. 63977
I can't find the music thread.

>Release album after weeks of legal bullshit.
>Two songs are from a video game and had to be removed.

What a disaster.
>> No. 63978
He's not going to marry a kid. He's scaring her away with his awkwardness and self-indulgence.
>> No. 63979
Wait f'real?
>> No. 63980

When archival readers get to this part they aren't going to have any idea what the fuck.
>> No. 63981
Yep, this is the Indigo Archer song, nervous_testpilot - Switchyoutube thumb

Purple whatever it was is the same group.
>> No. 63982
Why is the page called Dota

I just got done with a game of Dota and clicked on the next button, and was weirded the fuck out
>> No. 63983
>implying we have some idea of what this is now
>> No. 63984
>> No. 63985
but yeah, my first thought was DotA too
>> No. 63986
Why does Tavros' land have horses? >:?
>> No. 63987
it's either
a) tavros' land doesn't have horses. there are only horses present because it is a shared dreambubble and there were horses on hussie's island.
b) horses were a feature of tavros' land like john's fireflies and eridan's angels.
>> No. 63991
This is gonna be seriously confusing for the archival reader. They never got to see Hussie's formspring and all that junk.
>> No. 63996
Yeah I have no idea why Hussie insists that archival readers won't need all the background context to get what's going on, unless he expects them to just ignore joke segments ike this.
>> No. 63997
I don't see why it's strictly necessary. The author avatar dying and immediately proposing to one of the major characters in the afterlife seems plenty absurd and funny even without that background knowledge.
>> No. 64000
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>10 day hiatus
>> No. 64007
rev up those metastucks
>> No. 64008
We waited 2 months for Cascade. 10 days is no prob B)
>> No. 64014
So is LE gonna do anything to the kids in transit?
Seems like an opportunity for Hussie to prune Jade's powers a little, as she is kinda overpowered in comparison to the rest right now.
>> No. 64017
Nothing, 3 nano seconds have passed and Jade/John are no longer in transit from LE's perspective.
But then again, LE could just go to the ship himself. He is omnipotent after all, plus...he's already there.
>> No. 64019
Yeah being too late for something is really the very least of LE's concerns. We never got to see the end of those three nanoseconds, so he could easily access them from any time he wants.

Also, the last time we saw Hussbot alive was during the 3ns, and we know what happened to him...
>> No. 64025
After reading many thoughts, I've come down to a few things I'd like to see happen (these can be together or not):
1. LE takes over the story somewhat and we finally get to know him.
2. We get to see what UU and uu are all about.
3. See what came of Aranea and Terezi's little walk
4. Have fun with Jane in her session, intro flash like the other kids' planets and what not.
5. Bring Barty into the story. Come on Hussie, show your bro some love.
>> No. 64026
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You know what I'd like to see happen?

Super Frog incorporated into Homestuck.

Both stories feature frogs and meteors. It could TOTALLY HAPPEN.
>> No. 64027
Does LE even have any business in messing with the battleship?
>> No. 64028
>Have fun with Jane in her session, intro flash like the other kids' planets and what not.

A walkaround flash like the one we got with John and LOWAS at the start of Act 4 would be really cool.
>> No. 64029
Who's Jane?
>> No. 64031
are you being sarcastic or serious
>> No. 64032
john and jade's inbred retard baby
>> No. 64054
No, actually. Jane is simply a perfect clone of herself. John and Jade are the "descendants" of Jane and Jake, but not the other way around.
>> No. 64080
There were dark spots in Scratch's omnipotence so LE may legitimately have not known about the ship behind the curtain
>> No. 64081
technically you're discussing "omniscience" here, not "omnipotence".
but yeah, if for whatever reason the space between the two fenestrated walls were to have a lot of local Void, what's going on there could conceivably be hidden from Lord English's awareness.
>> No. 64121
Update! Looks like the next flash will be added soon.
>> No. 64122
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>feferi gets a song on the human album
>> No. 64123
Heh, and people still doubt the return of our witch B)
>> No. 64125
I think it's more Glubulybls's (yes I can't spell it) song.
>> No. 64145
Ahh, mspaintadventures.com breaking

Good times.
>> No. 64148
that.. was fucking incredible. Protip: use TAB on every screen to see all your options, some of them arent very obvious.
>> No. 64150
Found this nugget of wisdom on tumblr:
"the four alpha kids are called nobles
and jane’s land has heilium in it
Helium is a noble gas
take the other three lands, lomax, lotak, and lopan
x,k, and n can stand for Xenon, Krypton, and Neon
all noble gases

if all the consorts are dead
because their session is void
then the other letter in the land name might also suggest places you put dead people

lopan - land of pyramids and neon
lomax - land of mausoleums/morgues and xenon
lotak - land of tombs and krypton

The only reason I really figured this out was the X in lomax. Not too many words off the top of my head that start with X except for like xylophone and xerox."

>> No. 64151
The skulls really reminds me of Problem Sleuth.

Proceed to next page? WHERE?

Oh yeah, not now I guess...
>> No. 64152
this is so fucking stupid
>> No. 64153

ur so fukin stupid

got em
>> No. 64154
this is awesome

is there an actual end though, i just made some lights and now i dont think theres anything else to do
>> No. 64155
There is an end.
>> No. 64156
Where do I get the iguana skull?
>> No. 64157
Look for clues and read some tablets.
>> No. 64158
Rotate the lanterns so that Dirk's light points south, which will make it bounce down the big hole Jane's house fell into. It will illuminate a switch in the cave area right before the unlocked door. Hit the switch and the balloon will fill up. The iguana skull will pop out when it leaves on the right side of the hole.

I did everything right up until the point where I had to pick up the iguana skull. It's not very obvious because it is grey like the rest of her world and doesn't really look like a skull anyway lmao.
>> No. 64159
Thoughts on the UU conversation?
>> No. 64160
UranianUmbra is clearly either in denial about her dissociative identity, or she knows about it but doesn't want anyone else too.

I don't particularly blame her. UndyingUmbrage does not seem like the sort of person you'd want to talk to, much less share a body with.
>> No. 64161
Some possible evidence supporting the "split-personality" theory.
>> No. 64162
UranianUmbra is clearly either in denial about her dissociative identity, or she knows about it but doesn't want anyone else too.

I don't particularly blame her. UndyingUmbrage does not seem like the sort of person you'd want to talk to, much less share a body with.
>> No. 64163
the split personality idea is stupid but it's also probably true

clarification: i'm not calling the people who figured it out stupid, because they are not, i am just saying that it is a really dumb plot/character point in general and i'm disappointed hussie actually did it
>> No. 64164
hes a ghost obviously
>> No. 64165
First thing I thought of when we saw Jane's land was the poem about Rose breeding lilacs from a dead land. The two human teams were set up to meet all along. Oh, SBURB!
>> No. 64166
Eh. I'm confident that Hussie will make something interesting out of this.
>> No. 64167
I wonder if that was one of the planned-ahead parts or one of the "I made this up to make something else make sense" parts.
>> No. 64168
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I bet Jake's land is LOMAX...

Course set clear for zombies!
>> No. 64169
I think that Jake is going to be dead during his trip into the medium like Sollux hence the dead on arrival. I think that Roxy and Dirk are going to die. The other four kids are then going to help Jane ascend to god tier so that she will be able to revive them.
>> No. 64170
I think it refers to dreamselves, not wakingselves.

This can't be the true end of Jake because he hasn't connected to anyone yet, and hasn't gone through the motions of setting up as a client either? The only way it could work is that he was Roxy's server and she made it in just before/after his death, and Dirk was Jake's server... but we know Dirk is Jane's server instead.

Oh, if Roxy is going to enter the Medium right away, Jake must have been her server because it wasn't Dirk or Jane. So the circle will go Dirk > Jane > Jake > Roxy > Dirk.
>> No. 64171
Sollux died on his Alchemiter from the vast glub, so it's obvious that he had to wait for the process to finish before he entered the Medium.
>> No. 64172

I think uu/UU is less about a personality and more about the different-gendered dream self. I'm gonna go ahead and say the dream self is male and the "real" self is female. Though I can't yet think of a reason they should be a different gender, just because we haven't seen it yet doesn't mean there aren't exceptions
>> No. 64173
That was awesome. Hoping to see more of these.
>> No. 64174
That game is awesome!


I don't have anything else to say!
>> No. 64175
I bet LOMAX is Dirk's.
>> No. 64178

According to Roxy, the order is Jane<Roxy<Dirk<Jake. So LoCaH for Jane, LoPaN for Roxy, LoTaK for Dirk, and LoMaX for Jake.
>> No. 64179
But that sequence is already fucked up due to shenanigans. Dirk had to function as Jane's server player, so he'll probably be next to enter.
>> No. 64180
That was such an amazing, fun update.
>> No. 64181
Rose plays the rain, Jane gets the flowers. Wonder if Jade's "Resolving frost into dew" will do something with one of the alpha kid's planets.
>> No. 64182
Except that we already know that UU dreams on prospit?
>> No. 64188
Honestly these were my thoughts. However, if it is the case somewhat, and there are two people sharing a body depending on some circumstance (i.e. awake/asleep), then Hussie could work it out that the two split into their own respective beings.

Also it work work out nicely to have it be two. That way, there are 8 kids & 8 trolls alive to continue playing.
>> No. 64191
I think it's LoPaN. Think about it.
>> No. 64192
Maybe UU and uu share realself but have separate dreamselves?
>> No. 64193
This is what I'm thinking will be the case. We still don't know why Sollux was a 'special case' in having two dreamselves other than twos of stuff is kind of his thing. I'm expecting the possible reasons for having more than one dreamself will be elaborated on with uu. They'll probably have one realself and two dreamselves. One dreamself on Prospit and one on Derse.
>> No. 64195
The realself's gotta die. There has to be something to finally make each distinctly separate. Could go places with the idea if this were the case. Much better than the personality disorder one.
>> No. 64212
Man, I hope all the Land-of introductions are like this.

Homestuck: a sequel to Myst
>> No. 64283
What, the FUU___________________________________________________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!___________!!!!!!!!!____________!!!!!!!!!_________!!!!!!!!!!!!w,ksyohw,ksoghip,
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