I’m making this post so all of you even here on tumblr knows how cool Hussie is, so if I could have your attention for a second, please.
Probably all of you have read today’s (10/18) update. If you haven’t then go read it now before you continue.
So if you have read it then you have already seen this:
Caliborn’s so called OC, his self insert into his own story. Now, what were you thinking when you saw this picture. Probably “Oh, that’s Jake, getting possessed by Caliborn or something. Also first guardian wings for some reason?”
But what you probably didn’t know is that Hussie didn’t come up with this design and in fact this had originally nothing to do with Jake. Take a look at this:
Pretty neat, eh? I can almost hear you “Oh, that’s some neat upd8 art, but lol what’s up with the sword? Can I haz a source?” BUT YOU ARE WRONG. This is not an upd8 art. I repeat, it’s NOT an upd8 art. This image was posted by forum user Nakkirz on Mspaforums’s Art Thread on 11/28/2010, almost 4 years ago. Also on Deviantart, here.
So Hussie just referenced a 4 years old fanart drawn for an old theory (Jack Noir = Lord English) by an old fan. He could have just drawn a Jake English himself, but no, he decided to reference something that one of his fans created. And that’s one of the things that keeps me reading Homestuck, the fact that Hussie keeps paying homage to fandom schenanigans, even if they are 4 years old.
Keep being cool Hussmeister. ( although putting the source on mspaintadventures would be a nice thing to do)
Thank you for your attention, dear Homestuck bretheren, you may return to your life now.
Edit: Caliborn has commented on Nakki’s post on dA
Edit2: Hussie made a newspost about it, go and read it.