1. Got more to do, but reached a good stopping point and things seem to be working.
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Tickingnectarine's Bloodswap Stop

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by tickingnectarine, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Okay. I've been wanting to make a bloodswap literally for years. And I think now might be the perfect time to do it.

    Homestuck is back with the epilogue, and a lot of people are upset over it. Upset over characterization, upset over headcanons, upset over really messed up things happening. So while Homestuck is on a lot of people's mind, not everyone is very happy with the state of the canon right now.

    So why not an AU, then? Keep the characters we all know and care about, change their circumstances enough to affect the course of the plot, start writing and see what happens.

    I've toyed with this idea long enough. Time to start putting things on paper. Feel free to ask questions, make suggestions, tell me how much a nerd I am for doing this, etc.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  2. Pre-work 1: The Swap.

    This story will swap the trolls in pairs.
    Aradia - Karkat
    Tavros - Gamzee
    Sollux - Terezi
    Nepeta - Vriska
    Kanaya - Feferi
    Equius - Eridan

    The Kids will each be swapped as well.
    Jade Egbert
    John Lalonde
    Rose Strider
    Dave Harley
    Jake Crocker
    Jane Lalonde
    Roxy Strider
    Dirk English

    The characters will keep their canon Class, but will have the Aspect of their new "family." For example, Aradia is the Maid of Blood and Jade is the Witch of Breath. They will also keep their canon chumhandle initials, but the actual words will change. The exceptions are Jade and John- Jade will change from GG to EB, and John will retain his original initials of GT.
     
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  3. Pre-work 2: Character Bios.
    The format I have in mind for the character bios, and what information is necessary for them, is something I've pondered since day one. However, this has actually become easier thanks to the introduction of Hiveswap. All character bios will consist of the following:
    Name
    Title
    Screen Name/Chumhandle
    And three Troll Call style tidbits of information.

    Once I have all these established for everyone, I can expand on it as necessary while still having enough information available for people to jump in.
     
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  4. Character Bios: UPDATED 4/28/19

    Karkat Megido
    Karkat Megido
    Knight of Time
    catastrophesGenesis
    Always shouting, not always at living people
    Hates you as a friend
    Provides cryptic romantic advice from the other side
    Gamzee Nitram
    Gamzee Nitram
    Bard of Breath
    TC
    Just a simple farmer, really
    Okay, actually a member of a secret cult
    Also prone to sudden mood swings
    Terezi Captor
    Aradia Vantas
    Aradia Vantas
    Maid of Blood
    arterialAberration
    Grave rob- I mean, archeologist in training
    Knows she'll probably get culled, doesn't care
    Doesn't care about much at all, really
    Vriska Leijon
    Feferi Maryam
    Feferi Maryam
    Witch of Space
    celestialCaretaker
    Strangely diurnal, fittingly sunny disposition
    Adopts any animal she sees
    Far more likely to stab you than expected
    Sollux Pyrope
    Nepeta Serket
    Nepeta Serket
    Rogue of Light
    apexCarnivore
    Huntress of the most dangerous game
    She's got you in her sights, and her quadrants
    Has purrfected the art of feline wordplay
    Eridan Zahhak
    Tavros Makara
    Equius Ampora
    Kanaya Peixes
    Kanaya Peixes
    Sylph of Life
    glbgolybsAuspices
    Heiress apparent to the empire
    Prepares for her future by "helping" friends with their problems
    How do you read all those trashy novels underwater?

    Jade Egbert
    John Lalonde
    Rose Strider
    Dave Harley
    Jake Crocker
    Jane Lalonde
    Roxy Strider
    Dirk English
     
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  5. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    :swoon:

    i don't have anything coherent or constructive to say rn, but i am super psyched for this
     
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  6. Added sample character bios for Karkat and Kanaya.

    So, while everyone's names and titles are determined by their swaps, their chumhandles aren't. I need to work on those. Right now I have:
    Karkat- catastrophesGenesis
    Kanaya- glbgolybsAuspices
    Jade- enthusiasticBotanist
    John- gratuitousTomfoolery

    And that's it. 4 down, 16 to go. I'd like to somehow incorporate the word "Aberrant/Aberration" into Aradia's handle, "Tempest" into Equius's, and "Gambit" into Vriska's, but beyond that I don't have any solid ideas. Anyone else?
     
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  7. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    omg, perfect
     
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  8. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    aradia: her canon is apocalypseArisen, so apocalypticAberration? aberrantArisen?
    vriska: she's of heart now, so i kinda like involving that - adoraGambit? ("gambit of the heart" lololol)
    equius: no clue
    tavros: acrimonousToreador, if you want to keep the Taurus symbolism? idk if you do, i don't know if you plan on having the kids raised by their canon lusii or their "new" lusii. (tho i think it's new lusii from kanaya's new chumhandle) if not, i like arbitraryTemper, but that has a lot of my own hc's about tavros (and as an heir of rage) in it
     
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  9. I like these thoughts! Sorry for late reply, been doing an antique show with mom for the past two days. Will try to work on this again tomorrow
     
  10. Added a sample character bios for Gamzee and Aradia. Also, I have decided that Terezi Captor totally plays Troll Flight Rising.
     
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  11. One of my Facts for Nepeta Serket is just. >:3c
     
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  12. Okay, after a longer-than-planned break in updates I have two new profiles for Feferi and Nepeta Also remembered the chat handle I had for Equius- centurionsTempest. thanks for your patience, guys.
     
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  13. This project is officially on back-burner again.
     
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