Tuesday, July 29, 2014

cryllio:

fredrickaloundz:

cryllio:

spacechannel-42:

fredrickaloundz:

spacechannel-42:

fredrickaloundz:

I’m still pissed at Equius for letting Gamzee kill Nepeta.

Um. Equius was dead first??

If he hadn’t let Gamzee kill him he could have prevented Nepeta from dying?? He was supposed to protect her, but he let her die.

OH. I GET IT NOW.
Equius was so hardcore in his belief of the Hemospectrum, he just couldn’t bring himself to attack someone “superior” to him.

But I agree, he messed up as badly as someone could. You can’t reason with a psycho clown.

Okay no. Gonna have to stop this train right here. Equius new confronting Gamzee was a bad idea, and super fucking dangerous thats why he left nepeta (The best fighter when she has a clear head) of the team behind to try and protect her just in case things went south. This is FAR from Equius’ fault, he wanted to avoid using his super strength and try and reason with some-one he considered an ally. He wanted to save a friend even if he was a inbeded in his hemoist attitude..THAT HE WAS FIXING BY THE WAY HENCE HIM CALLING KARKAT LEADER. Equius made many mistakes in the past yes. but he was slowing fucking fixing himself and his attitude unlike a certain purple blood. So you can’t even blame the hemospectrum for this. Gamzee is just a murderous asshat clown and you should be pissed at HIM not Equius.

Obviously Gamzee is at fault, but if Equius had killed him, he couldn’t have killed Nepeta. That’s a fact. (I also feel like I should mention that Equius is actually one of my favorite characters, and I’m just kind of angry that he could get over his weird submission fetish to protect his moirail.)

At first he didn’t even know it was gamzee.. he thought it was terezi because of the glasses. Then when gamzee revealed himself it was too late. Also HE TRIED TO PROTECT NEPETA if you played the flash game or watched it played. Equius left Nepeta in a hidden room and told her to stay for her safety. Saying “if he could get over his weird feitsh” is just like saying “if gamzee could just calm the hell down” pointless because its part of who they are.

I love how everyone forgets that Gamzee’s caste canonically have mind-controlling powers when it comes to the issue of Equius failing to kill him. Seriously, the guy is FAR from perfect but trying to make him 110% responsible for being killed by a guy with MIND-CONTROLLING POWERS is the definition of bitter stupidity.

Hussie literally said that it was ENTIRELY possible that Gamzee used his powers to A) enhance Karkat’s panic to the point of making him useless, B) make Terezi believe that Vriska was the culprit in spite of all the evidence otherwise and C) to make Equius too afraid of going against the spectrum to act.

But nah it’s all Equius’s fault, poor sweet fragile helpless sweet sweet Nepeta needed a big strong guy like him to purrtect her and he let her down :(((((((((((((((

Sunday, July 27, 2014
FINISHED my PAPERWORK yet, DARKGAZE?D ==> Yes sir
D ==> My title is E%ecutor Darkleer, sir
NOW now DARKSTARE, i THINK i KNOW the NAMES of MY own EMPLOYEES, don’t I?
D ==> Yes sir
THAT’S just WHAT i THOUGHT! HEheHEheHEheHEheHEheHEheHONK.


Getting real tired of your back-talk Darklook
Also, headcanoning Darkleer as being bigger and taller than GHB (who I imagine to be a pretty huge guy himself) is suffering, everyone on Parp autos GHB into being the biggest troll.
It’s nearly as bad as headcanoning Shortscar

FINISHED my PAPERWORK yet, DARKGAZE?

D ==> Yes sir

D ==> My title is E%ecutor Darkleer, sir

NOW now DARKSTARE, i THINK i KNOW the NAMES of MY own EMPLOYEES, don’t I?

D ==> Yes sir

THAT’S just WHAT i THOUGHT! HEheHEheHEheHEheHEheHEheHONK.

Getting real tired of your back-talk Darklook

Also, headcanoning Darkleer as being bigger and taller than GHB (who I imagine to be a pretty huge guy himself) is suffering, everyone on Parp autos GHB into being the biggest troll.

It’s nearly as bad as headcanoning Shortscar

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why can’t parpers use NSFW tags correctly?

thatpikminguy:

As in, this for example. Do keep in mind everything I’m using as examples are all things I’ve actually seen on parp.

If a troll wants to RP a NSFW thing, they may use “InHeat!*troll*” Erm, no. Trolls aren’t animals. They don’t go into heat. So no.

If a human wants to RP NSFW, they may use “InHeat!Jade”. WHAT. The person RPing IS a human! They should know humans don’t do into heat! Like, what the FuccuF, guys?

Lastly, you  might be thinking if an animal wanted to RP nsfw, you’d think they would use “InHeat!”, right? Apparently not. Apparently, according to parp, animals don’t go into heat. They just become horny (Lookin’ at you, Horny!Becquerel. Lookin’ at you). 

Parpers, please correctly use the right tags for the right species. Thank.

Trolls in heat is stupid as shit and sorta dubcon territory too, not to mention a lazy as hell way of writing. ‘I want PWP so I’ll make my character impossibly horny and too stupid to just masturbate, I’m a genius!’

But no, horny animals aren’t necessarily in heat either, because it refers to the estrous cycle in females. Bec’s a boy dog. ‘Horny!Becquerel’ is accurate, whereas ‘InHeat!Becquerel’ wouldn’t be. Sporting a red rocket does not an in-heat animal make.

This is one of the worst posts I have ever made.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

alexiorsay:

ppl are always like “no game is perfect you can’t please EVERYbody” but when was the last time you heard a motherfucker complain about portal

Didn’t /v/ vote Portal 2 as their least-hated game of the year and then complain about it winning the place of least-hated game of the year

Does that count

Thursday, July 10, 2014

appleskank:

okay but trolls of differing castes aren’t capable of inbreeding with the term “inbreeding” for the purposes of this discussion equaling individual gestation, i.e. pregnancy and childbirth

all naturally “borne” trolls are related in a similar way that all naturally born humans are related— that is, distantly. trolls have the additional characteristic of being spat out from the same bearer but since their gestation is inside eggs that is a COMPLETELY different biological gestation-reproduction cycle that needs to be examined— in comparability with egg-borne creatures that we have and know of on earth

that aside, since incest isn’t really a “thing” to trolls the term “incestuous slurry” while a p great term is probably intended more for the human audience of the comic than the trolls it is describing

anyway

you’re right hussie isn’t a biologist and probably made shit up but the thing is that the reproduction through the mother grub is still essential to troll reproductive biology

blood colors cant and dont mix because as we know from young handmaid’s arc trolls DO breathe but what we don’t know

now in biochemistry you would learn that what gives blood its red color has to do with the chemicals that blood carries to bind oxygen (namely iron) and that there is a breed of octopus that has blue blood because of the binding agent (which is copper instead of iron, and helps it to survive below freezing temperatures)

now the common definition of a species is “a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding”

if trolls of varying blood types use different binding agents to carry oxygen in their blood then it stands to reason that they are of different species and thus not capable of interbreeding with each other, which leads to the incestuous slurry which keeps genes to some degree isolated

the only genes that could truly mix in the slurry would be genes from trolls that are the same caste

which probably leads to the “clone” type feel of many ancestor-descendant pairs, because some genes probably never even split and merged

which means that trolls could possibly donate 23-chromosome gametes split by meiosis OR some kind of full 46-chromosome mitosis-sex cell foreign species sexual reproduction thing which is also really cool

hell maybe it’s a mix and then you could get into the “emotion” part of the process— how do strong pairs yield more potent offspring? maybe strong pairs are more “fit” (likely to survive and reproduce) so when you are in a strong pair you put out “better” genetic material (the type of emotion and sex triggers which reproductive cells/gametes are released)— stronger possible troll babies that are basically clones instead of half-cell gametes

so then you could posit that “clone” babies have a better chance of surviving slurry-wise and rising to the top so to speak

idk fictional biology is super cool but basically that’s what i was saying.

In biochemistry I HAVE learned that what gives blood its red colour is iron, thanks. Pretty sure I learned that when I was 13 and in science class where kids would pick their scabs so we could look at a drop of blood under the microscope while our teacher told us cool facts about what was in it. I know that there are multiple animals out there with different blood colours (such as a turquoise-blooded tree-frog). I’m also aware that trolls are aliens and insect-based and thus the example of a yellow-blooded* ladybug or the like would probably be closer to them. Still not entirely sure on the relevance of it to a heavily fantasy-based webcomic written by a guy who (among other things) admits to have made up the entire hemospectrum idea and everything it entails on the fly.

I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t been stated that it’s even the binding-agent specifically in troll blood that causes the colouration for them. They’re aliens. Space aliens. I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t necessarily abide by Earth fauna standards in many cases.

While I do agree that alien biology is pretty cool, given that A) Homestuck is written by a guy who actively seems to enjoy giving very little information about troll reproduction and B) that we have no idea how big or small the actual troll gene-pool is and how that would effect the levels of incest going on and C) they’re space aliens with friggin lazer beam powers among other things, that we can’t really make ANY claims about it other than what’s been outlined in the comic.

Especially when we’re making claims that the entire trollian race is actually a series of closely-related but non-interchangeable races, even though the comic has never said anything of the sort. Sure, they’re different from each other, but I’m pretty sure the hemospectrum is meant to evoke different conditions/blood types than different species entirely.
*Ladybugs and other insects don’t have blood the same as other animals do anyway - it’s dramatically different in many aspects, with a couple of major ones being that it doesn’t contain insulin and in the case of insects it’s not even used for oxygen transport, even though insects obviously breathe air as do trolls.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

appleskank:

im not a biology or taxonomy expert but you know trolls of different blood types were never capable of inbreeding - aka the mother grub is not an optional accessory to reproduction- the slurry process is necessary and essential

trolls of different blood types process different chemicals in blood at different rates and other sciency stuff but basically the way their blood works has to be incompatible

effectually, trolls of different blood castes are not even the same species or probably even genus

as such: incapable of interbreeding

alternia has/had twelve “dominant” (solely biological, not taking anthropology or sociology into account) sentient species and that is kind of amazing

But the comic states that A) trolls ARE capable of inbreeding and it’s the norm for them, (All naturally-born trolls are related to a degree, hence the term ‘incestuous slurry’ being used) as well as says that “In the slurry, more dominant genes rise to the fore, while the more recessive find less representation in the brood. Especially strong matesprit and kismesis pairings yield more dominant genetic material. The more powerful the complement or potent the rivalry, the more dominant the genes.”

So in conclusion:

Trolls are gross and inbred, which probably explains the prevalence of mutations, many of which are terrible - it’s been stated that sickly wigglers are regularly culled, the reason they’re badly-formed in the first place is probably due to that.

Stronger unions produce more dominant genes, which presumably means that a particularly powerful union would produce a troll that had notable characteristics of both parents.

Hussie probably isn’t an expert in biology himself and made shit up as he went along. Not that it really matters since the trolls are clones of themselves created by ectobiology anyway, and thus probably have minimal (if any) chance of incest occurring. And even if it did they’re trolls and wouldn’t care.

orangelemonart:

drvalkyrie:

ernestinehemingway:

manicfool:

*Laughs maniacally* They say Homestuck cosplays are EASY.

SPIDERMOM [X] DAVESPRITE [X] ERIDAN [X] LATULA [X] GAMZEE [X] FEFERI [X] FROG ARADIA [X] DAVE [X] ROBO ARADIA [X]  JACK & DAD [X]

OH BABY

Oh hey Claire! 

I love this post to death every time I see it because everyone is gorgeous and inspiring, but one of these days i wanna make one full of “sub-standard” homestuck cosplays and how it didnt matter because unlike every other fandom i’ve ever been in, having a cheap, sloppy, or unprofessional cosplay didn’t change how welcoming the vast majority of Homestucks at cons were and how we all get photos at the shoots, also how the mostly-tshirt wardrobe of the characters makes entry level cosplay so accessible, and keeps the intimidation at bay, maybe with some then-and-now shots of people’s first homestuck fabric-markered tshirt to their best now thanks to the community’s supportive feeling. 

I never would have been in this fandom for as long as I have if homestuck photoshoots and con spaces weren’t so open to cosplayers regardless of skill or dedication to the craft.

I’m going to need an explanation for why Dave stole Lisa Simpson’s plastic pearls and assorted costume-parts from the drama-department of my old middle school.

It had better be appropriately hilarious.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
He was an autistic 17 year old boy, hormones raging inside his child like mind. Cherubplay prompts: The epitome of grace and sensitivity.
Monday, July 7, 2014

Anonymous said: The only thing I'd disagree with in your analysis of Vriska is that when it became obvious that Tavros just wasn't interested - during the kiss - she respected that. So she does respect consent, or lack thereof. An MRA would have been offended by Tavros not reciprocating.

vastderp:

I don’t agree that that scene was about vriska respecting tavros’s consent at all. she was offended by Tavros not reciprocating. explicitly so, and she was happy to punish him and manipulate him and bully him as long as it took to make him change his mind (which is an incredibly stupid way to make a person like you but that’s Vriska). not respecting consent is the entire reason she tortured him nonstop for years and eventually dressed up all sexy like his happy fairy fantasy, invaded his room, and tried to force him to do something sexual with her.

"i started assaulting someone after they rejected me, but then i realized it wasn’t working the way i wanted to and threw him on the floor with a disappointed sigh" is not "respecting consent." it’s not even close.

"this person doesn’t like what i’m doing, so i’ll stop" has never applied to her relationship with any other character in the entire story, including interactions with Tavros that took place after she so generously decided to keep her name off the Alternian sex offender registry.

she did not respect sollux’s consent when she hijacked his brain and made him murder his best friend, something that was later described as requiring “recovery” afterward and was miserable enough to push a guy who never initiates anything to hack a manual typewriter to try and get her killed as revenge.

she did not respect the consent of Tavros when she threw him off the cliff for refusing to play another of her sadistic games, and furthermore she left him lying at the base of the cliff with a broken back and used his paralysis as a weapon against him during the game

she drove the kid into a literal depressive stupor. he’d sleep all the time and avoid seeing her while he flew around on prospit for fuck’s sake.

she did not respect the consent of any of the thousands of people she fed to her lusus. 

she did not respect the consent of the billions of dead trolls she was mind-controlling at the end of Act 6, in fact she was still making them hurt each other to make herself feel better.

the only thing she ever did that showed anything approaching respect for consent was letting tavros fly away from her when he finally saw through her shit and told her to fuck off. see, there’s the example you should have used. it’s undeniable that she could have forced him to stay if she had wanted to, but she let him go. my response to your argument is still “you’re wrong” but the example i offered on your behalf lacks the ghastly douche factor of trying to make the “tinkerbell” incident into something noble.

 

I think that the closest Vriska ever came to respecting Tavros’s consent (or lack thereof) was actually immediately after the kissing debacle. She said that she accepted that he didn’t feel that way about her and she shouldn’t have expected otherwise, but she rolled with 8ad 8r8ks all the time so it wasn’t a big deal. With a lot of passive-aggressiveness and direct insults thrown into the mix because hey, she’s Vriska, she’s 8utthurt, and she’s never anywhere near as in control of her emotions as she claims to be.

Of course, immediately after that she accepts HIS apology which she herself admitted was unnecessary and groans about how she SUPPOSES she’ll help him AGAIN like she always does. And unsurprisingly things only get worse from there, with Tavros voluntarily saving Vriska from Aradiabot, voluntarily trying to revive her, but ultimately being unable to go through with a mercy-kill. Rather than focusing on the fact that she owes her life and godhood to him, Vriska uses this as an excuse to wail to John about how horri8le Tavros was in being too mentally broken to be able to show her his stabs when she wanted him to.

Sunday, July 6, 2014
vastderp:

rairii:

nuclearvampire:

dysfunctic:

4chan getting all hurt about the fact that they haven’t been able to scare homestucks. Ha! 

Oh my god, we’re breaking them.

This is hilarious.

as someone who saw 4chan born from the straining gray nethers of something awful a decade ago, i feel a weird sort of almost-paternal pity for this metaphorical troubled fifth grader who just put his dingus in the toaster and hit the lever and now it’s stuck and he’s starting to freak out.

As someone who still browses like five boards there, this shit is as embarrassing to the rest of the site as it is to tumblr itself. There’s like one thread about trolling tumblr up on /b/ which is filled with A) schoolchildren who are loudly fellating themselves for their epic trolling skills and B) other posters calling the schoolchildren and the OP a faggot.
Tumblr’s not much better, people are painting the lame gorespammers as the worst of the worst deadly elite trolls, so they can then paint themselves as the best of the best elite troll slayers who protect the innocent from their wrath.
Really it’s just a conflict between two groups of babies throwing the contents of their diapers at each other while crying.

vastderp:

rairii:

nuclearvampire:

dysfunctic:

4chan getting all hurt about the fact that they haven’t been able to scare homestucks. Ha! 

Oh my god, we’re breaking them.

This is hilarious.

as someone who saw 4chan born from the straining gray nethers of something awful a decade ago, i feel a weird sort of almost-paternal pity for this metaphorical troubled fifth grader who just put his dingus in the toaster and hit the lever and now it’s stuck and he’s starting to freak out.

As someone who still browses like five boards there, this shit is as embarrassing to the rest of the site as it is to tumblr itself. There’s like one thread about trolling tumblr up on /b/ which is filled with A) schoolchildren who are loudly fellating themselves for their epic trolling skills and B) other posters calling the schoolchildren and the OP a faggot.

Tumblr’s not much better, people are painting the lame gorespammers as the worst of the worst deadly elite trolls, so they can then paint themselves as the best of the best elite troll slayers who protect the innocent from their wrath.

Really it’s just a conflict between two groups of babies throwing the contents of their diapers at each other while crying.