oh and where did that horse and cart come from in the first book?
honestly I tend to disregard anything in the first book that isn’t collaborated in later books, because the worldbuilding clearly isn’t complete in the first book
but the Mystery Dairy Products show up in every. damn. book.
were the fire-throwing bagpipes alchemized into existance? because they sound like a thing that didn’t exist without the help of alchemy
nope, they came that way - Theo and Sleipnir’s canon is really heavy on the MAD SCIENCE!!!
aw shucks it is the standard disclaimer for these things at JJ, albeit maybe more in bramble-typical language
I think Lenz said it best when he posted one a few months ago: “everyone is drunk/high/sleep deprived/on too much sugar/just themselves sadly”
- Favourite Female: Rose
- Favourite Male: Gamzee
- 3 Other Favourite Characters: Terezi, Dirk, DD
- 3 OTPs: Gam<>Kar, Terezi<3<Vriska, PM/WV
- Notp: Gam<3Kar
- Funniest character: Jake
- Prettiest character: Rose. (Especially Alpha Rose. She grows up hot.)
- Most Annoying Character: Cronus
- Most badass character: Jade. (Especially Alpha Jade.)
- Character I’d like as my BFF: Dirk
- Female Character I’d Marry: oh gosh lots of them, but let’s go with Jade
- Male Character I’d Marry: I’ll say Jake, I can have a half-feral island child harem, right?
- Character I hate/dislike/least like: Kanaya has always made me uneasy for reasons I can’t quite articulate
I usually host mine on 8tracks.com. It’s free, it’s got a decent interface, and it’s good for short FSTs in particular - it requires at least eight songs, and you can’t have more than two songs from the same artist. A lot of songs are already in their database but it’s still probably a good idea to own (“own” for whatever value of legality you’re comfortable with) the files in case they’re not there already. (I also generally like to stick it all in a zip file and stick it on sendspace or a similar filesharing site, but a lot of people like to stay on the more legal side of such things.)
In terms of the creative process - honestly a lot of the reason I’ve been doing so many mixes lately is that they let me listen to my ipod at work, so while I’m filing stuff I just have a sticky pad on my desk that I’ll occasionally jot a song title on? I don’t get as good of results if I set out to pick from a list without listening to them, but if I’m listening on shuffle sooner or later I hear songs that remind me of a bunch of characters, so usually I work on several lists at once. I like to pick out a good mix of thematically and lyrically appropriate songs - which can be either serious (Kirigiri, with her Mysterious Past, got a lot of wistful pieces) or ironic (Celes, the gothic lolita highroller who is Secretly A Hick, got a mix of tongue-in-cheek goth music and twangy country). When I’ve got enough songs for a character, I get them put in the right order and pick out a line or two from each to put on some cover art.
Same chances of success as the last one, only this time you have a 5% chance of accidentally summoning Ammond instead
i always thought that her penmanship was like that because she put so much art into it it became too much art and not enough words
Haha no she is just terrible.
I mean yeah she’s capable of cleaning it up when she wants to (and probably can do a fair hand at imitating other peoples’ handwriting) but when she doesn’t have any reason to write nicely she’s
joaniam replied to your post: sionnachsskulk replied your post Bramble has meant…
headcannon, arsast actually has the worst penmanship, while rossan worked really hard on his. Staiko has surprisingly good handwriting, and Lazapi dabbles in old-style caligraphy sometimes
When Lazapi bothers to put some effort into it she can do really gorgeous caligraphy but most of the time she has by far the worst handwriting. Like yOu kn.w hOw her quirk i~ nigh indecipherable ~.metime~. Yeah that gives you some indication of what her penmanship is usually like.
joaniam replied to your post: I have the strangest urge to overexplain myself in your askbox. im sorry. Its not that i dislike your shipping (not at all, i occationally quite enjoy the antics in your bramble is a loathsome shipper tag) it just makes me sad when people say things like oooh they were a couple that makes this scene 10x more [insert feeling here] im not surprised that people do that or anything, i just had a day where i noticed it more? on your conversation.
i actually was sad re: l/r reveal because i wanted to be like them when i grew up. living with my best friend, and doing what i loved and helping people. and then they were romantically involved but those are my messy feels SPECIFIC to r/l
Ok, I can understand that.
My reaction was really more along the lines of “oh, cool, this makes the Living Circle temples a monastic organization that doesn’t condemn romantic (and presumably sexual) relationships between its members.” Which is not something you see very often, in fiction or IRL.
Ah, no, I understand.
And on reflection, I think I may have been drawing some false equivilances there? There’s definitely a correlation between my being aware of Lark and Rosethorn’s relationship and my intense feels about them in Briar’s Book, but I’m not sure there’s a causation. It’s more likely that it’s just that as a kid, I tended to focus a lot more strongly on the kids, and not so much on any of the adults - on my recent reread I also had a lot stronger Rosethorn+Crane feels than I remember having as a kid, and for all that I joke about spadeshipping them, they’re very clearly not romantically involved.
author meltdown? details pretty please?
Ok so. I am not sure how much you are aware of the history here, but the Midnight Crew started out on several fan-sponsored bonus pages of Problem Sleuth, as non-canonical characters.
Later, after the Midnight Crew had started appearing in Homestuck, the fan who had sponsored the original bonus pages (who went by several usernames in various places, I remember him as Professor) decided to do a fan adventure on the MSPA forums. This was when the fandom was still mostly centered on the official forums; fan adventures were really popular (not that they aren’t now, but with the fandom more centralized the popular ones tended to be really well known).
Anyway, around the time that the Intermission is running, Professor decides to do a fan adventure about the Felt, simply titled The Felt. As one does. And inserts himself as the Midnight Crew’s mysterious boss, kind of an opposite figure to the then very mysterious Lord English. As one does. The adventure includes a number of elements that have never precisely been contradicted by canon, including several flashbacks to the Midnight Crew building the city; it also includes elements that would later be shown to be completely inaccurate, such as an origin story for Snowman which had her start out green like the rest of the Felt. Hussie indicates knowledge of The Felt, both Hussie and Professor imply ongoing correspondence between the pair of them, Hussie comments that the fan adventure has some “good ideas” about the origin and powers of the Felt.
People start speculating on how much of The Felt can be considered Homestuck canon. Hussie clarifies that he has permission to use elements from The Felt but that nothing should be taken as canon unless it actually shows up in Homestuck proper.
Hussie posts this page in the closing sequence of the intermission; the diamond-shaped pendant on the floor is the same design as a pendent worn by Professor’s shadowy mysterious self-insert in The Felt. Fans argue over whether this is a polite nod to an influential fan or confirmation that fan adventure can be considered canon. Fans argue a lot. Professor becomes profoundly uncomfortable with the drama his fan adventure is causing. Flamewars start to spring up, primarily with people attacking one another for treating/not treating The Felt as canon.
Professor ragequits, cannot be enticed to return to the project for love or money. The Felt, to my knowledge, remains unfinished to this day.