can't believe it's been a year since it ended

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“Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday. We graduated high school, saying goodbye. That feeling that you get at seventeen or eighteen that nobody in the history of the world has ever been this close, has ever loved as fiercely or laughed as hard or cared as much. Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday and sometimes it feels like someone else’s memory.”

- One Tree Hill, 23/09/2003 - 04/04/2012

It’s about five minutes until 4/13, so I just wanted to say something really quick.

It’s been a year since the comic ended, and a little less time since I last really got involved in the fandom, but Homestuck is always going to be a huge part of me, and I’m never going to stop missing it.

It really changed a lot about the way I see the world, and how I see myself, too. I made a lot of friends and met a lot of really cool people because of this comic, and I got to be a part of some really cool things, and I’m going to treasure all of it, always.

So, just. Thanks to everybody who was involved in the experience that was Homestuck. 

And that’s really all there is to say on the matter.

angorathekid  asked:

Please please please share with the world the story of how you convinced your high school to take you to Mega for "community service"

Oh my god okay so. This is one of my favorite stories and it’s also sort of the story of how I got into cosplay.

I went to this really fancy high school in Florida. Super preppy, super homogenous, basically the high school from every bad teen movie but REAL. We had an anime club but it was really more like… all the nerds go and sit in the art room, talk about nerd stuff, and sometimes watch anime club.

Anyway. When I became an officer of the club (I can’t for the life of me remember if I was the secretary or the vice president) I realized that we were actually required to do community service in order to maintain our status as a club at this school. This was great in theory, but I looked around the room at my fellow club members and was like no way in hell are any of these people going to show up for community service hours I’m gonna get stuck doing like 200 hours by myself.

So I started trying to figure out how I could fix this little problem. And I came up with a really great idea that would let me do something that I’d always wanted to do and hinged entirely on my ability to bullshit authority figures like a champion.

I went to the dean of students and was like “Look. This club is already providing a really valuable service to the school by providing a safe space for students who otherwise would feel really ostracized by the rest of the community…” etc, etc in that vein for quite some time until the dean was like “OKAY OKAY WHAT DO YOU WANT?”

And I was like “I want to take the anime club to a convention in Orlando. It’s a gathering of other anime clubs from other schools and I want our club to use our community service hours to go as representatives of the school.”

And he was like “Okay sounds good, just get permission slips signed by everyone’s parents.” He asked me no questions and literally didn’t even look this up at all. I could have been taking us all to a strip club and he never would have known.

And that’s how we ended up with a school sponsored bus and driver taking my dinky little anime club (in all of our baby’s first cosplays) up to Megacon (along with our club supervisor who was dressed as Agent Smith from the Matrix) and I’ve been cosplaying ever since. 

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: it's been almost three years since the release of the last professor layton game and i'm still not over it. like i can't believe that there aren't any more professor layton games. i can't believe how abruptly one of my favourite franchises ended. i want more professor layton games. please. pretty please. just take my money already !!!