Another thing about the summary pages in Homestuck, Homestuck has way too much information presented on just about every page, and given that it is longer than the time it takes to plow a corn field with a toothbrush, they kind of need to be there. At first they were in the form of general summary pages that gradually became more witty because nobody was reading them, and now we have Caliborn arguing with the narrative to emphasize what is going on. At the moment, he is less of a character and more of a dynamic, like the NPC that accidentally reveals where the secret base is. Except Caliborn hates the entire game. So like a Disgaea NPC, if Disgaea hated you any more than it already does. Nice weapon there, by the way. Did your mom pick it out for you?
Usually in media, the storyteller relies on the audience to utilize their own critical thinking skills in order to analyze the story. Unfortunately, Andrew Hussie has no faith in you, and therefore takes the time to spoon feed you some critical thought mash that you may have thrown out in high school. Or you are not in high school yet. Or never went. Either way, Andrew has no confidence in your thinking skills, and really, really wants to point out some real life lessons that you might lack the knowledge and wisdom to have figured out.
For example, having every single problem solved with deus ex machina makes for a boring, awful, shitty story. Additionally, the characters in Homestuck tend to have a thing called character development. You know, like how people change over the years and realize things. You might not be old enough to have gone through such significant change, so he really feels the need to point that out. Also, people generally have emotions. Maybe you knew that.
Critical thinking is important. Really, really important. Most of the time, you never hear about authors butting in saying that the popular critical thinking applied to their story is incorrect or insufficient. Sometimes, they do butt in.
One of my favorite recent example is Gigidigi’sCucumber Quest, and her hilarious ongoing strife with members of several online communities. She has declared multiple times that one character has a crush on another character, and her fans try to argue with her. She is wrong, clearly, because, well, uh, you know, think about it. Members of TvTropes and Tumblr are apparently in a fuss over how to analyze this relationship, in feverish denial that any sort of bunny person crush is going on. Really funny. In her FAQ, she explains for the millionth time, yes, Peridot has a crush on Almond. This is a fact. This is the truth of the comic. Straight from Gigi, the person who is making the comic. Her comic. She says in regards to her comic that a part of her comic is a comic fact, and people tell her that she is wrong about her comic, the comic that she made.
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Maybe I have been playing Tomodachi Life too much, but those balloons immediately reminded me of the art for beads. I remember what the beads look like, because they caused me to lose a game of card matching with Mamoru from Megaman Battle Network 3. Thanks for the tissue box. Really makes me feel better.
I just wanted to thank you all for coming out tonight, especially those who read this post. See, the feels shared between me and the people who read this post are overwhelming. Initially, I came out here to attack, but honestly I am having such a good time right now. As stated in the post.
You might get a feel when no good Friday (gf), but I assure you, Friday is a Friday. Today is Thursday. Nowhere near nighttime. You have a while.
As explained in the post, this will probably be the last chance you have to read this post before it becomes less relevant and the feel sharing comes to a pause, perhaps a halt, maybe even with a bit of a screechy sound effect.
I would say, reading the blog without the post is like reading this blog without the post. You may have read many similar posts, but there is only one exactly like this post. Unless you have already seen this post, in which case you understand what I am talking about.
You and me? We could have a moment. But you need to read the post.
Well, that sure is enough of talking about the importance of the post that was originally posted yesterday, as a day has passed since the typing and the details detailed in the post are becoming reality. With that, I must do the actions for the events listed in the post. You should probably read it, by the way.
So, as a lot of you may know, I have a buddy named Duke. The peanut butter to my jelly. The sock to my shoe. The two of us grew up together, and he is the inspiration for a lot of my posts.
Duke was a Homestuck liveblogger previously known as DiscoveringHomestuck, and managed to get caught up before I did. The two of us were a liveblogging duo, and to this day he remains the only Homestuck liveblog I have ever endorsed. We have been on countless adventures together, and he has always been there to help me through life’s ridiculous curve balls. Offline and on, the two of us somehow manage to come in a bundle a whole lot of the time.
Duke is a fun loving joker with a passion for video games and technology. He has incredible charisma and is always there to make others feel better with his ridiculous sense of humor. Not only is he fun and hilarious, but he is also a freaking tank. Something constantly seems to want him dead. Yesterday, with an incredibly, incredibly, incredibly low heart rate, he managed to call an ambulance to save his life. Allegedly, he was technically comatose either during the call or shortly after. He is currently in the hospital with norovirus and is responsive enough to keep telling jokes.
Hopefully he will be released within the next few days, but I would sincerely appreciate (and I know he will too) any kind, funny, uplifting, or otherwise positive messages you have for him. He no longer uses tumblr, so I will pile up the messages and deliver them to him.
If you have ever been Duke’s friend, fan, follower, or just want to send something to him, send me an ask or submission starting with “Duke:” or some other indication that it is for him.
Additionally, you can use the tag “gwsduke”, as in, get well soon Duke, to tag him in posts.
Duke’s favorite characters are Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess Links. He has a thing for guys with swords. Who can blame him.
So, on my phone right now. Technology. Cool, right? Except, I somehow came across a lengthy quote on TvTropes that is incorrectly credited to someone else. The quotes page on Homestuck, quotes about Homestuck.
Actually, I made that post! It took me an extraordinarily long time to write. Many, many hours. A ridiculously inappropriate amount of hours. One of my most popular posts. Probably hundreds of thousands of hits on that post alone.
I know next to nothing about how TvTropes works, but I would sincerely appreciate if that quote was credited to me, and not the random Yahoo user who happened to copy paste it.
15 things to know about Homestuck, for the record. Regardless, can anyone who knows a thing or two about TvTropes shoot me a message on how to potentially correct that? Thanks.