1. ladystuck iii: ladypocalypse now

    ladystuck:

    ladystuck:

    Ladystuck, short for the Homestuck Ladyfest Exchange, is an annual New Year’s fic and art exchange celebrating the girls and women of Homestuck. It’s for all those of us who feel that ladies and their relationships with one another are too often neglected—mostly by fandom, but sometimes by canon too. It’s a chance to uncover stories that don’t often get to be told—and to get together, make cool stuff, and celebrate some awesome characters. :>

    You can find out more about the challenge here:

    Signups are now open, and will remain open until 11:59 PM Chicago time on October 21. We hope to see you there!

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP <

    If you have any questions or concerns, or need an AO3 invite, please email us (ladystuck at gmail).

    Morning reblog!

     
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    secretarybird:

SMTstuck Feferi - Law Hero
Feferi is the law hero, she knows what’s best for you! And she knows you’ll like it. (She’ll make you like it. You don’t get a choice. 38) 38) 38)
(Her fusion is Sedna, the whale goddess who was once a girl, before her father chopped off her hands and drowned her. Or maybe she was something else, in a girl’s skin.)

&#8212;I was all set to flail about how cool Sedna!Feferi&#8217;s design was and then I noticed that human!Feferi is using an improvised spear made by lashing a kitchen knife to a pole.
YOU DO NOT FUCK WITH LAW HEROES.

    secretarybird:

    SMTstuck Feferi - Law Hero

    Feferi is the law hero, she knows what’s best for you! And she knows you’ll like it. (She’ll make you like it. You don’t get a choice. 38) 38) 38)

    (Her fusion is Sedna, the whale goddess who was once a girl, before her father chopped off her hands and drowned her. Or maybe she was something else, in a girl’s skin.)

    —I was all set to flail about how cool Sedna!Feferi’s design was and then I noticed that human!Feferi is using an improvised spear made by lashing a kitchen knife to a pole.

    YOU DO NOT FUCK WITH LAW HEROES.

     
  3. kidcrimefighter:

    anonymous asked:

    why do YOU like homestuck

    homestuck is actually like. everything i want in a narrative, really.

    it’s really funny but also has a lot of actual drama and serious stuff and is usually good at balancing the two, it is complex and sprawling and experimental without taking itself too seriously. it has lots of amazingly entertaining and three-dimensional characters with interesting and varied dynamics. it has a great aesthetic that’s totally its own, lots of great simple designs that make the characters both recognizable and customizable in a way that encourages so much of great fanart! it’s unabashedly weird and constantly plays with audience expectations and tons of tropes, there are lots of twists and they hardly ever feel cheap. the story is ridiculously huge and ambitious but so far hussie has always had an impressively strong handle on all the plot threads he leaves dangling in the air, there’s always a sense that even as he improvises nothing is introduced without some idea of where it’ll end up and how it’ll get there. the story is ridiculously quotable, the use of language is just really colorful (haha) and fun, there are so many great and distinct voices. the use of repeated phrases and images and even poses creates this great internal vocabulary of associations that i really enjoy. i like that it’s such a modern take on the coming of age, kids becoming heroes in a fantasy world story, with internet friends and internal memes and the way the whole tone of the story revolves around that very casual internet chat style dialogue, which is not only funny but helps to humanize the characters and the story as a whole. i appreciate that it’s better at representation than a lot of similar adventure stories tend to be, especially in terms of having lots of major female and/or not-straight characters. there’s fantastic worldbuilding (i was just thinking earlier today about how my enjoyment of the title system is actually similar to my love of bionicle as a kid, and the mixing and matching of elemental and mask powers, just as you can mix and match classes and aspects). the story rewards close examination in a number of areas - plot, character, worldbuilding - and i’m always noticing new things, or new ways to look at things. also i love comics (web or otherwise) and i love comics that experiment with the medium, and homestuck is obviously great at that (and not so obviously - there’s the incorporation of gif and flash animation and games, sure, but i’ve written before about how hussie can do some great stuff just with still panels).

    also i love this fandom! obviously it has its problems but overall they don’t strike me as problems much worse than any large internet fandom inevitably has (young fans being obnoxious, widespread misinterpretations, various unexamined prejudices, harassment, entitlement) (those are just problems with the internet/humans in general, really). but i just love the creative output of this fandom, which tends to border on the ridiculous - i’ve been on the internet for a while and i’ve never seen such a constant stream of incredible fanart, not to mention lots of great cosplay, fanfic, meta, and all the other ways fans show their appreciation for what they love and share it with each other. the fandom overall has always seemed pretty welcoming and fun, there aren’t huge conflicts really. i would love homestuck even if i didn’t want to touch the fandom with a ten foot pole, but the people i’ve met here and the general sense of excitement and creativity have made me want to spend more time thinking and talking about it, just because it’s fun to participate! the fandom makes me want to be a part of it. not every part of the fandom, but, yknow. a decent amount of it.

    All of this, plus (for me) the existence of a vibrant, fascinating alien culture (two of them now) with both deliberate parallels to humanity and obvious turns for the weird, with two very different takes on dystopia and some wonderful messed-up kids who try to negotiate their places in their inhospitable worlds/universes. Xenoculture sketched out in broad strokes with a huge amount of room for extrapolation and interpretation from the readers, and then a fandom that has seized on that and delighted in the thousands of ways to pick up details about those aliens and go “hey then what if —”

    It’s a huge, thrilling emotional and creative ride, and I’m so glad to be involved.

     
  4. mercurialmalcontent:

    roachpatrol:

    A bunch of little prize draws! In order: Feferi floating around, Tavros being a hunk, Vriska Jerusalem, and the Goddess of Light and Rain. 

    DAT TAVROS.

    yessss. the Tavros was my request and I have to say I am one extremely satisfied customer.

     
  5. Homestuck fandom: have sudden and painful jolt of understanding re: tv fandoms’ “season hiatus” plight

     
  6. kdubzart:

i was in the middle of drawing grimbark jade all fierce but then my dog came up to me and did this at me for ten minutes until i agreed to pick him up and cuddle him. Dogs are babies.

YOU CUDDLE THAT PUPPY RIGHT NOW
YOU DO IT

    kdubzart:

    i was in the middle of drawing grimbark jade all fierce but then my dog came up to me and did this at me for ten minutes until i agreed to pick him up and cuddle him. Dogs are babies.

    YOU CUDDLE THAT PUPPY RIGHT NOW

    YOU DO IT

     
  7. chocobo-strider:

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    TT: Oh shi-

    AR: Initiating lock down. Hang on to your plush posterior mounds.

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    ONE…TWO… Condy is coming for you

    THREE… FOUR… Can’t barricade your door

    FIVE… SIX… Going to kill the Prince

    SEVEN… EIGHT… It’s too late-

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    TT: Nine…Ten…

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    TT: I survived again.

     
  8. Anon on the kink meme wanted a xeno prostitution scenario and HELLO MY WEAKNESS. Double bonus weakness for a chance to write Homestuck some hooker fic that wasn’t about desperation and misery.

    He gives you his address, which you type into your calendar, and you remind him that you’ll need cash at the door before you come into his apartment. He’s entirely reasonable about the whole thing, so either he’s one of the good ones or he wants to kill you. Probably the first thing, though. When you hang up the phone you feel pretty good about the job.

    Your name is Tavros Nitram, and you make your living by having sex with aliens. It’s not a glamorous job, but you can set your own hours, the pay rate is good now that you know what you’re doing, and it leaves you with enough free time to enjoy your hobbies. You have a small hivesuite of your own in a majority-human city, a subscription to (and highly ranked character in) Fiduspawn Moon, and a pretty nice mostly-online social life. You have two hours of work on Saturday night that will pay for your groceries, phone, and internet for the next month. You like to think you’re doing pretty well for yourself.

     
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    roachpatrol:

Mituna the backseat gamer, for trickshire!

74LK T0&#160;7H47 B4B3, 5H3&#160;53XND5 Y0U T0&#160;7H3 N3XT 4R34
2hut up, ii have 2iideque2t2 two turn iin

    roachpatrol:

    Mituna the backseat gamer, for trickshire!

    74LK T0 7H47 B4B3, 5H3 53XND5 Y0U T0 7H3 N3XT 4R34

    2hut up, ii have 2iideque2t2 two turn iin

     
  10. 09:59

    Notes: 185

    Reblogged from roachpatrol

    Tags: homestuckfic rec

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    roachpatrol:

slipstreamborne:

FOR WANT OF A SCREW - AO3 update (some revisions to part 10/second half of Chapter 4 compared to how it first appeared on the KM)

There’s a crumple of fabric lying half under the coffee table, but when John reaches for it his hands close around a line of cold metal snaps. One of Dave’s shirts, then. He yanks at it in annoyance, intending to dump it unceremoniously at the foot of his roommate’s door, but when he pulls it into the lamplight he’s met not with pilled grey cotton but a rainbow mashup of fat, coyly smiling cats.
Puzzled, he holds the shirt out at arm’s length, taking in the orgy of dumpy, jewel-tone felines in all their garish glory. What in the world…?
“Thanks,” rumbles a voice behind him, close enough that hot breath tickles across his part. “I was looking for that.”


I love this fic so much.

This story does such amazing things with John as an unreliable narrator, willfully refusing to read events the same way the other people involved are doing. Also I want more fic with Tavroses like this. What a great Tavros.

    roachpatrol:

    slipstreamborne:

    FOR WANT OF A SCREW - AO3 update (some revisions to part 10/second half of Chapter 4 compared to how it first appeared on the KM)

    There’s a crumple of fabric lying half under the coffee table, but when John reaches for it his hands close around a line of cold metal snaps. One of Dave’s shirts, then. He yanks at it in annoyance, intending to dump it unceremoniously at the foot of his roommate’s door, but when he pulls it into the lamplight he’s met not with pilled grey cotton but a rainbow mashup of fat, coyly smiling cats.

    Puzzled, he holds the shirt out at arm’s length, taking in the orgy of dumpy, jewel-tone felines in all their garish glory. What in the world…?

    “Thanks,” rumbles a voice behind him, close enough that hot breath tickles across his part. “I was looking for that.”

    I love this fic so much.

    This story does such amazing things with John as an unreliable narrator, willfully refusing to read events the same way the other people involved are doing. Also I want more fic with Tavroses like this. What a great Tavros.