at anime expo today after the homestuck meetup we had a special guest: the guy who sings some of the homestuck soundtrack (Michael Guy Bowman) he’s sung shit such as warhammer of zillyhoo, how do I live, maplehoofs adventure and so on and so forth. we homestucks kind of just sat around him in a circle in a cult like manner as he played us some songs, the last one “how do I live” was recorded very crappily but here yall are. it was amazing to be in the presence of an actual god lol he made my day
Some of the other photos from the GameGrl photoshoot that we took at the wonderful Arcade UFO, the only Japanese-style game center in Texas. Any one in to fighter games, music and racing games would love this place! Luckily everyone was cool when I walked through the doors looking like I did. Enjoy!
Homestuck Vol. 9 track art for all of my tracks. The artists are old friends Tavia Morra (“GameGrl”, “Minihoof’s Adventure”) and Richard Gung (“Another Jungle”), End of Infinity author Cari Garafalo (“I’m a Member of the Midnight Crew”), 8bitkitten (“Elephant Gun, iRRRRRRRRECONCILA8LE”), and Austin-based cartoonists Victoria Grace Elliott (“Busting Makes Me Feel Good”) and Emery Ferguson (“Another Countdown”).
Over a year ago, I decided to learn Sburban Jungle by ear and sequence it out for reference using a ridiculous amount of instances of magical8bitplugin. It eventually turned into an attempt to make it into something listenable, but I abandoned the project in the early summer of last year. This afternoon I decided to take the initiative to go ahead and finish it, and I’m happy to finally be able to call it done. Enjoy!
I pictured Jane Crocker inverting her role to act like a Doom player with this sort of music, so I hacked it up from the original track in a couple hours in Audacity (and thus deserve no credit). The track art is similarly hacked-up from the original in photoshop.
Not that I allege it’d actually happen at all like I describe below. But it’s fun to pretend. :)
If you would indulge my sick imagination, think of Jane walking down a dark purple hallway into a chamber near the heart of Derse, ready to confront )(er Condescension. Then, halfway through the track, she enters the chamber to find her freshly-slain Dad on the floor, the Batterwitch shoving her bloody trident deep into his back. You see Jane’s distraught eye, as you did when John saw his own dead father. Then the skull imagery starts to fade in around her as she steps toward the witch, inversion taking hold.
Finally, Jane grabs the Condesce by the throat, enraged, and in a conflagration of ashen and sulfuric Doom energy, the troll empress ages rapidly and decays until she melts into dust.
And on the following pages, music long over, and Lord English’s immortality curse taking hold around her, the heiress dons the ash-soaked tiara of the fallen witch, her macabre trophy as she takes her rightful place on the throne.
We’ll be hosting this concert and meetup free of charge in a generous friend’s back yard. Homestuck fans: cosplay is highly encouraged and the success of this concert will be judged on the number of Dave Striders that show up.
2pm on February 25, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Keep your eye on the official Facebook event for details.
A remix for Bowman, whom I will be joining on stage at SXSW this year. Downloads are disabled for now, since Bowman is planning to put this out in a compilation or something somehow sometime down the line. Get the original album Ithaca here.