Why can’t parpers use NSFW tags correctly?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.