2000 club

Okay kids, it’s time we took a look at this image of the Signless and his apostles.

Now how about we just have a quick run-through of the symbolism used in this page.

All the Ancestors are relatively featureless - a trait typical of the albino lusii, faceless guardians and semi-tangible First Guardians throughout Homestuck. But on each of them, there’s a main element which stands out for symbolic reasons.

The eyes.

The Dolorosa’s eyes are visible in a bright yellow because she’s a Rainbow Drinker - glowing yellow eyes are an important trace of said Drinkers.

The Psiioniic’s eyes are, of course, visible in their red and blue tones because this eye mutation is a prominent part of all the Captors. It’s also possible he’s wearing a lens or visor of some sort, which would be coloured due to the fact that it’s part of his clothing.

But then there’s the last two.

The Disciple is the only one without eyes here. The Signless, despite having nothing important about his eyes in particular, does have his eyes drawn on, in bright candy red.

The only real reason why the Disciple’s eyes would not be shown would be that her hair is obscuring them. But guess what? The Disciple’s hair is explicitly drawn here. The Disciple’s the only one with drawn hair in this image, and it’s specifically shown to not be obscuring her eyes.

So why would the Signless’ eyes be shown, especially in that colour, when they’re supposedly just the same as Disciple’s (only red), whose aren’t shown?

Well what other character do we know with prominent, bright red eyes?

(That’s Terezi, by the way)

And for what reason were her eyes red?

They were burned, which led to her being blind.

Now, we know that Kankri, who is genetically the exact same person as the Signless, was a Seer. Terezi was also a Seer - and as Karkat and Latula were both Knights, we can assume there was some sort of fateswap going on between the Pyropes and the Vantases.

So what if the Signless was blind?

Additionally, the Signless was a prophet.

If he was blind, that would make him a blind prophet.

So, long story short - what if the ‘Blind Prophets’ that Terezi holds in such high regards are actually a corruption of a singular Blind Prophet - and that Blind Prophet happened to be the Signless?

We know that Redglare was a follower of the Signless cult, at least.

early 2000s childhood nostalgia list

heelys
heelys being banned in public spaces
blockbuster
walking into a blockbuster and seeing all the new movies on VHS
VCRs
feeding a tape into a vcr and how satisfying it was for the little flap to close behind it
mail-order Netflix DVDs
trying to decide how to order your DVD queue
wii
wii sports bowling with friends and throwing the ball behind you just to make all the miis jump
club penguin
who among your friends has the best puffles
YouTube
the way YouTube channels looked At The Beginning, sort of low-res with soft ish beveled edges
MSN
little blue pawn shaped icons and feeling so alone when nobody you knew was online
clippy
that thrice-damnned paper clip

feel free to add more

common folk:  can maybe buy a basketball or a deck of playing cards

rich folk:  spend 2000 bucks on golfing clubs so they can have someone drive them around giant lawns for the whole sunday afternoon while the rest of us are helping our dads wash the car and mow the lawn