ParadoxSpace, the comic, strikes me more as high end fan fiction, rather than an expansion of the background events and characters. What's your take on it?
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bladekindeyewear:

  1. You say that like it’s a bad thing,
  2. And I don’t think there’s quite as much difference between the two as you would imagine.

As Andrew put it:

Those who like HS are extremely fond of the characters, yet those characters are trapped - “stuck” if you will - inside a very particular narrative, which itself has been at the mercy of my ability to produce it. So when I think about the future of Homestuck, I envision projects which liberate the things people love about it from the story itself, and most importantly, from my intensive personal effort.

Subtract the bit about Andrew’s personal effort, here, and focus more on the narrative they’re stuck in. We love seeing Homestuck’s characters do things together, even when those things are totally irrelevant to anything. As a fandom, we’ve made fanart and mini-comics galore for that sake. This just formalizes the characters’ liberation from a narrative that doesn’t have as much room for fucking around as we would like to see. The logic behind it is solid and welcome.

If you’ve ever heard of C0DA, Paradox Space is essentially doing the same thing for Homestuck as C0DA is doing for The Elder Scrolls lore.

ovisdraconae:

kvotheunkvothe:

brodingershat:

That point in a piece of fanfiction where you can tell something embarrassing is about to happen so you start fucking around on tumblr because you’re a huge baby with a crippling overabudance of empathy.

I do this with every media I consume. I pause movies and have to walk around and prepare myself for second-hand embarrassment sometimes.

I have to do this with my own writing.

I don’t do it with my own writing, but yeah, I really don’t like second-hand embarrassment from fiction. It just makes me cringe when I know that a character is going to make such a complete fool of themselves. Especially if the anticipation of it is drawn out. It makes many American sitcoms unwatchable for me.

ovisdraconae:

the-long-man:

alecmadeablog:

soundgoodizer:

mhmsmusic:

baschfire:

cyrilthewolf:

dxindustriesinc:

gibbontumble:

darkedge42:

uberbeast007:

ragetracks:

What’s your music producer name?

White honeybun

white burger :V

White cookie

I’m not wearing a shirt and I don’t even remember the last thing I ate

Black Special K

grey pretzel

white chocolate

Black Breadstick

Grey Tuna.
Oh

Pizza.….somehow I dont think I’d be allowed to use that as a name.

Teal Sandwich?

Blue Oatmeal and Toast

ovisdraconae:

the-long-man:

alecmadeablog:

soundgoodizer:

mhmsmusic:

baschfire:

cyrilthewolf:

dxindustriesinc:

gibbontumble:

darkedge42:

uberbeast007:

ragetracks:

What’s your music producer name?

White honeybun

white burger :V

White cookie

I’m not wearing a shirt and I don’t even remember the last thing I ate

Black Special K

grey pretzel

white chocolate

Black Breadstick

Grey Tuna.

Oh

Pizza.
….somehow I dont think I’d be allowed to use that as a name.

Teal Sandwich?

Blue Oatmeal and Toast

ovisdraconae:

placiddream:

osfleurs:

anogoodrabblerouser:

The odds of being attacked by a shark in the US are 1 in 11,500,000, but no one gets mad at people who want to avoid the ocean.

The odds of a woman being sexually assaulted in her lifetime are 1 in 6, but if she doesn’t feel safe around strange men she’s a stereotyping bitch.

Strange old world we live in.

not to mention they preemptively hunt and kill sharks to “prevent attacks”.

I think you’re on to something

I literally just imagined a shark themed mermaid poking her head up out of the ocean at a crowd of dudes on a beach who are refusing to go into the water and calling them a bunch of “stereotyping assholes”.

If I ever play in an aquatic tabletop rpg campaign, I want to play a shark-themed mermaid now.

ovisdraconae:

derxwnakapsyla:

devilearring:

altamirage:

wenlao:

Final Fantasy X and Professor Layton.
Hmm Sin reminds me of a puzzle, Tidus why don’t you solve it. 

LOZ: Wind Waker and Harvest Moon: A New Beginning
Sanjay as a Rito
that is all

no more heroes and sims 3
????????

Pokemon Glazed and Phantasy Star Online 2
The end result is Agastya’s Moemun Emerlad Fore Nuzlocke.

Neverwinter Online and…Dungeons and Dragons Online, since I tried it for shits and giggles last night.
They’re both D&D.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!?!?!?!?

Diablomon III: Reaper of X
Great. So not only do I have to breed the right natures and abilities, not even to mention IVs, I have to find the right gear for my team!?

ovisdraconae:

derxwnakapsyla:

devilearring:

altamirage:

wenlao:

Final Fantasy X and Professor Layton.

Hmm Sin reminds me of a puzzle, Tidus why don’t you solve it. 

LOZ: Wind Waker and Harvest Moon: A New Beginning

Sanjay as a Rito

that is all

no more heroes and sims 3

????????

Pokemon Glazed and Phantasy Star Online 2

The end result is Agastya’s Moemun Emerlad Fore Nuzlocke.

Neverwinter Online and…Dungeons and Dragons Online, since I tried it for shits and giggles last night.

They’re both D&D.

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!?!?!?!?

Diablomon III: Reaper of X

Great. So not only do I have to breed the right natures and abilities, not even to mention IVs, I have to find the right gear for my team!?

bladekindeyewear:

Son of a DICK.

Went into work this morning and saw on a TV news feed that the US Supreme Court struck down campaign contribution limits. Of fucking course. Scalia is like an evil version of Aggy from Prequel, able to concoct a fresh line of bullshit to support whatever the hell position he wants; the rest of the court right are almost equally willing to shit on any part of established precedent and constitutional law they can drop their pants around if it gives more votes and funds to the Republican Party.

(Read up on the nature of the Bush v. Gore decision, for instance, if you have some reading time. That’s a thorough law and logic analysis of every inch of the decision; have the patience to sit through it all and I guarantee you’ll be astounded.)

The only way we can fight back now is a constitutional amendment. If you give a shit about the United States ever becoming a fair democracy again, please go sign the petition.

If you aren’t American you can sign it, too! It requires you to put something in the “Zip Code” box to sign. I put a Canadian postal code in there, as I am Canadian. It worked fine. I have a lot of American friends and would like to see them not live in a country that sucks.

EXPIRIMENT

koblala:

Reblog if you would date a bisexual person

Like if you wouldn’t because there is “too much competition”

Trying to prove a point to an asshole

here have some pepsi

here have some pepsi

As a friend of mine said: “Because no actors’ faces appear on the screen in an animated movie. … It’s too hard for the Hollywood crowd to use animation as a vanity project.”

ubercream:

mister-smalls:

ubercream:

mister-smalls:

Petition to sit down all the people who make coma theories about Adventure Time and tell them “listen, this fucking show is about the last human living in a post-apocalyptic world where deadly magic has been reawakened following a global thermonuclear war that wiped out the rest of the human species, how much fucking darker do you want it to be”

Even though I thought my first Creative Writing professor was kind of a douche, he made a good point about this. One of our first assignments was to write in this eerie, otherworldly style (we were mimicking a specific author whose name escapes me), so we had to write about eerie otherworldly things happening. It’s no exaggeration to say that more than half the class had a “big reveal” where we find out that the story’s strange events and themes are all in the mind of some person in an insane asylum, or someone having a drug trip.

My professor said something like, “you just successfully wrote a world that feels separate from our own, but got frightened last minute and shoe-horned in normalcy. You showed that you were afraid to commit to something different and interesting.” Though I’m typically a contrarian and a piece of garbage, I am inclined to agree with my professor. I feel like people who write coma theories and the like are afraid to accept that the world of the story is separate from our own. They like everything wrapped up in this crazy little realism box where nothing out of the ordinary happens in fiction.

you win the Best Addition to a Post prize

Thank you :)

Also, to someone who did a coma twist at the end, I would say “Well, since it was just some asshole’s fever dream, thus none of it was ever real in any capacity, I no longer give a shit.” No reason to give a shit, since they just sucked all the reality out of the story.

Addendum: I actually kind of have the opposite problem, where I find it difficult to stay within the bounds of the real world. Makes this second year short fiction class I’m in, where we have to write litfic, harder then it probably should be. Not taking a no-SF-allowed class ever again, if I can help it.