Doomed Timeline thoughts
Let’s start with the obvious that everyone’s talking about
So this was the first clue to everyone way back that all of this could’ve been a doomed timeline, this never really convinced me to be honest, I doubt Menaah’s insight, being a Thief of Life, on what the Alpha Timeline is supposed to be. Then I realised she might have been showing yet another case of aspect duality making her more attuned to the Doom Aspect.
This still wasn’t enough for me, like I said before in another post, Gamzee’s death, in any timeline, being doomed or not, is not to be taken lightly. If Gamzee was so easy to get killed as to being cut in half we would’ve seen him in the dream bubbles, from the countless, infinite doomed timelines… at least a sight of him, but there’s nothing. When Hussie takes the narrative:
So what? We have the first dead Gamzee in any timeline? That seemed really unsettling to me, and mainly the first reason that made me doubt about the doomed timeline theory.
A lot of people have pointed out the fact that before the flash all was glitching, but during the flash we see no glitch. Remember when it first glitched? It was when Vriska was going to go to Bec, hence dooming the timeline before Terezi stops her. So this leads me to think glitches may be indicators that a particular action is about to be taken which will doom the timeline.
So as for now, we only have really little information about things that will take place in the Alpha Timeline. While Jane’s weapon is sinking into lava we get a glimpse of Skaia’s clouds, being the maximun symbol of light, remember Skaia’s clouds always show what’s supposed to happen in an Alpha Timeline:
So Aranea making Jane fall asleep is supposed to happen, which means Jake was supposed to die (and then revive) in order for the hope field to dissipate. This also means Jade’s death is part of the Alpha Timeline because it was one of the events that lead to this one.
Bec Noir and PM are supposed to take jade to her quest bed. And Karkat and Kanaya are supposed to watch Gamzee kicking Terezi’s butt.
Gamzee is supposed to save Terezi. Why though, even in the flash animation we can clearly see Gamzee doesn’t touch Terezi anymore, He has no intention of killing her. Is his real intention to taunt Karkat and kill him?
Maybe this is a vision of Terezi again? Being a Seer of Mind she may know what particular action doomed this timeline? Are we not giving enough credit to Gamzee’s actions just rapidly labeling them as insane clown shit?
Maybe this is Terezi, not reacting to Gamzee’s sudden change when Aranea lost control of him, BUT realising a particular action that is forking this timeline?
I think Gamzee knows this is a doomed timeline and wants to specifically say something to Terezi, I really need to think this because it’s all a mess in my head right now.
I am 100% confident that John’s fight with Caliborn did happen. Everytime the flash swaps to John vs Caliborn, the entire Background turns dark green. This fight has nothing to do with the Doomed Timeline.
Let me remind you that the artifact allowing John to zap gives him. like some people say, “canon powers”. The artifact gives John the power to affect the Narrative of Homestuck itself, every action he takes becomes canonical. We got to the point that Homestuck is Hussie, Caliborn and John (and in some way Vriska) fighting over the Homestuck Narrative itself. So this really happened. What are the implicataions then?
Now we can clearly see in Caliborn’s eyes all his manga inspired crappy art. MY FINAL THOUGHTS? All that happened to the kids and trolls, all the Dommed Timeline is Calibron’s work. Rewatching so many times made me notice the obvious:
I laughed so hard when I saw them running like this. It’s pretty obvious this is the stereotypical anime running. So was this put here just to be funny? I don’t think so, it’s too much of a coincidence that we see this just after seeing how manga influenced Caliborn.
My final thoughts are that John vs Caliborn really left Caliborn kinda shocked. I think he vents about it creating all this events in the Doomed Timeline. Like I said, as silly as Homosuck was, it gave Caliborn total control of the Homestuck Narrative for a while, and he still has that power to some extent.
Further thoughts in part 2: