are a homestuck character

another valuable writing lesson i’ve internalized from Homestuck: make your characters like things. and not cool things. the homestuck kids are richly devoted to terrible Nicholas Cage movies and bad romance novels, historical reenactment, nerd rap, and wizard slash. they make shipping grids. they are furries and bad hackers and LARPers and juggalos. 

that’s what gives characters depth, not their sparkling eyes or their bad-ass ninja skills, or genius I.Q. give them disorders and hang-ups and quirks, make them obsessed with sudoku or crafting stuffed animals, make them loathe bananas and going out in the cold.  

  • What I say: I'm fine.
  • What I'm thinking: Can you believe how badly the fandom has treated Roxy Lalonde since she was first introduced? They either make her Dirk's best friend who gives him relationship advice when he's upset. Or they give her alcohol and a cat. Her personality is more than just alcohol, a cat, and Dirk's therapist, or just a funny prop. Where's fan content with her as a scientist? A coder? A gamer? A fanfic writer? Where's the in-depth meta about her overcoming addiction or her fixation on femininity or her relationship regarding her mom and the post-apocalyptic world she grew up in, or her compulsive-heterosexuality when she's obviously more comfortable flirting with girls? When the fuck is the fandom going to respect Roxy Lalonde?
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Some things are really hard to watch.

useful things for sprite edits

the beta kid sprites provided on the MSPA wiki, compiled

the beta troll sprites provided on the MSPA wiki, compiled

the alpha kid sprites provided on the MSPA wiki, compiled

the alpha troll sprites provided on the MSPA wiki, compiled

the beta kid symbols and text colors, edited from the MSPA wiki

the beta troll symbols, blood colors, and text colors, edited from the MSPA wiki

the alpha kid symbols and text colors, edited from the MSPA wiki

the alpha troll symbols, blood colors, and text colors, edited from the MSPA wiki

the god tier aspect symbols and colorschemes provided on the MSPA wiki, compiled

the god tier class sprites provided on the MSPA wiki, compiled

the god tier sprites, edited from the MSPA wiki


feel free to use these as you wish. if you need a sprite made, send me a message and i’ll do it.

you ever think hussie mightve bought his tickets to that con and his outfit and the fidget spinners with the money we paid with those ads

I was never really into Homestuck, but I still miss this little bean…