Let us tell you about Homestuck

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Wiwaxia, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  2. TheOthin

    TheOthin nerf lyn

    I read meat first, then candy, which is my personal recommendation.

    I I liked both of them overall, although meat more so. Better high points, and not as bad low points. The beginning of candy, in particular, was not easy to get through.
     
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  3. Reading candy first, because who the hell eats raw meat is why. First sentence:

    “John thinks.”

    They changed the perspective from second-person to third-person. That can’t be good.
     
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  4. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  5. mericorn

    mericorn doin my best

    So the best theory I've seen so far is that Meat is Caliborn's fanfiction and Candy is Calliope's. I'm not sure if it's true, but it's what I'm going to hold onto.
     
  6. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    if anything I would think it was the opposite
     
  7. gemini28

    gemini28 Don't Do A Hit

    So, i REALLY enjoyed the epilogues. i read candy-meat, and i think that was one of the most fucked up things ive had to read in, a while, that wasn't specifically dead dove fanfic.

    but man, it is a weirdly satisfying read. i felt an actual emotional gutpunch once dirk started talking in his meta voice. the link between that and muse calliopes talking about how different storytellers can warp stories (or whatever the hell all that was) just fucking destroyed me. also, the thing with the car and candy john being wrong in who, exactly, died in there? chefs kiss

    i also got it pointed out to me that dirks Ultimate Self involved doc scratch, lord english, and arquiussprite. so...while i dont think he fell apart physically like rose, i ALSO dont think at all that hes in his right mind. but, because of who he is and who hes absorbed, he doesnt realize that anythings truly amiss. muse callie also needs to shape the fuck up, candy was a nightmare hellscape, if aptly named.

    FINALLY i dont think that these characters cant be saved somehow. while i dont know what canonical machinations there can be to stop both the Ultimate Self and a fully realized muse, i can enjoy myself by thinking solely about another narrator beating them soundly about the head with a broom and yelling at them
     
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  8. Aondeug

    Aondeug 宗教の学生

    Slept on it. Opinion is still that it seems pointlessly meanspirited and nihilistic. I can understand that that's not the intent, but authorial intent only matters so much. The thing feels mean, cruel, and intensely nihilistic. None of which I'm here for, especially that last bit. Nihilism and I have never had a cordial relationship, and it's only grown colder the older I get. So back to my regularly scheduled 'Homestuck can't possibly be ended satisfactorily and honestly that's fine because I'm not even really here for that but instead the pieces of an incredibly flexible mythology that I am free to do what I please with', I suppose.

    I also still don't want a continuation to it. My thoughts regarding Homestuck ending in that regard remain the same as they were when Act 7 dropped. I'm just happy it's over and I want it to stay over because honestly the canon is beginning to wear out its welcome.
     
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  9. TheOthin

    TheOthin nerf lyn

    I'm finding it easiest to just think of meat as the alpha timeline and candy as a doomed timeline. They both coexist in Homestuck Epilogue canon, which is essentially a sequel to Homestuck but not necessarily the only "possible" course of events.
     
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  10. I give up.
     
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  11. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    rose: "Whichever way our fate unravels, there's too much of...something. Too much blood, too much sugar."

    and there's a third omnipotent narrator in this mess: hussie himself

    there might be a third epilogue incoming
     
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  12. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    That's what a lot of signs seem to indicate but at the same time I don't want to Sherlock fandom this and be sitting here waiting for a secret "real" ending that's never going to happen.
     
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  13. Wretched and Vile

    Wretched and Vile A very bad person

    The ~\*Secret Good Fourth Sherlock Episode*/~ is the Hidden Homestuck Epilogue we're all waiting for
     
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  14. Aondeug

    Aondeug 宗教の学生

    I have heard it said that on the thirteenth day of the fourth month in The Middle Of Nowhere, Arkansas that a certain boy found the Hidden Homestuck Epilogue on the deep web. This boy spontaneously realized the truth and reached Enlightenment and with him so did six hundred and twelve giraffes and one thousand and twenty-five swans and that the Godhead Pickle Inspector bowed his head to the ground in reverence and chanted the boy's name out four hundred and six times.
     
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  15. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  16. Gyro Zeppeli

    Gyro Zeppeli Pseudo Anti Cult Leader

    I just finished both sides of the epilogue, and I really enjoyed it. I'm a little bit of a sucker for this sort of thing anyways (very much in the "I just want to see what it looks like when it all breaks apart!" camp), but I also didn't really ever get the big feeling that anyone was particularly ooc (as is the predominant take I'm seeing on other social media sites).

    Like, especially in meat, given that
    most of the cast are explicitly being manipulated to act differently by Dirk
    , but as a whole most of the so-called oocness just registered to me as "wow that person really changed over the span of like two decades. welp, guess that's what people do."
     
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  17. lvkz

    lvkz Well-Known Karkat

    warning: jade shade
    jade trying to get into dave and karkat's relationship was SUPER embarassing and i'm legitimately uncomfortable
    WILL THIS HAPPEN TO ME? WILL JADES TRY TO GET INTO MY RELATIONSHIP

    "IT'S BLACK CHEMISTRY"

    GIRL BYE
    i liked the part about karkat for president though. that part was extremely realistic to my fanfiction of what dave and karkat would talk about

    but jade was ew ew ew ew ew imagine a person actually acting like this
    imagine being happy in a relationship and then a girl comes and tries to spange on the love you share. you think you have a friend but after all these years, they're lonely, right, you see them slowly lose touch with what is appropriate and start to demand physical affection. IT JUST MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE I SELF-INSERT AS THE CHARACTERS TOO MUCH ITS TOO REAL I HAVE LONELINESS ISSUES AND IMAGINE GETTING THIS PATHETIC...
     
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  18. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    Ancestor Zine! lowkey I wanna start collecting zine info, but I gotta remember to add this to the fandom events thread
     
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  19. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    i haven't gotten through candy yet, i only read meat. idk when the choice was first presented (before the two options were out), i picked meat just because it ... seemed like it would have "more depth" in the ending? from the description? anyway

    now removed by like two days from it, most of my hurt feelings have subsided. i guess the only reason it feels meanspirited to me is that, like, it's one thing to write this shit as what-if fanfiction where you just wanna see shit burn? but i am like, hardcore, a happy endings only sorta person, so it bothers me having meat be any kind of canon. but w/e

    i love my strider's, and i can't ... say i'm surprised by how this dirk turned out - idk, if what he was saying about ultimate self being true (which! i am taking with a grain of salt because dirk is and has always been a self absorbed prick who can't see jack shit, even if it's right under his nose, if it disagrees with what he wants to be true. then he got narrative power to make whatever he wanted true), then, that means somewhere in there, lil cal and caliborn are in his head, right? (and like, gamzee, and i guess arquius) and i've always sorta ascribed to the theory that beta bro was "corrupted" by lil cal, so i feel like then dirk's ultimate self would be corrupted too? :( still. i am sad about it

    and GOD how he interacted with trans roxy and davekat was ... so gross. like i actually had to step away from the screen when he was trying to get dave and karkat to kiss, holy shit, that was so fucking creepy, and he kept making weird comments about top/bottom and whatthefuckever (which i mean, i guess makes sense since he's supposed to be Supreme Toxic Masculinity, but still) and then how he was like "but ..." with his whole schtick about "giving people privacy" and his rants about how we, the reader, were just gross voyeurs - uck uck uck.

    also like, personally i get it, but i so want to strangle dirk for jake. like! yeah! he broke your heart! because you were dumb teenage boys? that's like. what happens. in teen romance. yOU HAD ACCESS TO ALL OF 21ST CENTURY MEDIA, HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW THIS???? that's not like, justification of any sort for warping his brain so badly that you fucking broke it, because he wasn't actually in love with you and you made him that way, and then fucking. "you will never break my heart again" motherfucker fuck you. pobre jake :(

    also upset by how jane and jade got handled. i mean jade just straight up doesn't matter for a significant portion, which sucked, because i was so on board with davejadekat. like! she gave them graphs! i definitely feel that like, in a world where dirk didn't have narrative control, jade would've been the kick in the ass dave and karkat needed to stop dancing around each other. (then again, technically dirk had narrative control that entire time so idek)

    jane's whole xenophobia thing was just. idk. not what i wanted from her. i don't even CARE about the economy, dave, does it even matter when you're living in a post scarcity paradise. i did like the explicit parallels between her and feferi though

    johnrezi was so good though. i was so happy to see terezi give up on vriska. felt so good, man.
     
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  20. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    okay one last thing. i finally read that twitter thread linked earlier and

    i like that a lot actually. it does take out some of the sting for me
     
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