if there were ever to be a homestuck movie, i would hope to god that the go-to, repeated-far-too-often, trailer joke would be john, standing in the bathtub in the stairway, staring balefully at his cell. “rose, you can see me right. tell me. whats wrong with this picture.” preferably being cut to after a shit-ton of action scenes.
su critics need to chill tf out. its a kids show. it was made for the kids. filler episode packed with moral lesson stuff? kids arent usually obsessed with the plot like you all are and the lessons are good lessons most kids shows dont even hit on. height difference issues? kids dont notice that shit and god forbid a creator have a touch of individual creativity. bright colors? yep thats for kids too. kids. like. bright. colors. yeah the majority of the people who watch su are older teens and above but kids are the target audience. this show was created for children. now can we all respect that please.
OKAY so at the beginning of know who you are, maui’s on his little haka-rock. the next time we see him is on te fiti’s island, when the ocean dumps him on te fiti and gives him a watery middle finger as it recedes. my question is, how did he get in the water?
possibility one is that the ocean went “hey, you abandoned moana, you’re terrible”, and just kinda kidnapped him off his tiny rock. which makes sense, because he did disrespect its chosen one. how rude, maui.
or, concept: maui swims. because moana is turning back toward te ka, the demon that is actively trying to kill her. she’s holding the heart in one hand, y’know, the homing beacon of death. she has neither a harpoon nor an oar. and maui can’t hear her. (he can’t hear her greatest weapon - her mind and her voice.)
so what does he do? this precious mortal that he left to die, about to get smote by te ka - what does he do?
he swims, of course.
back into the ocean he goes. because he knows what it’s like to be abandoned, and now he knows what it’s like to abandon, and it’s odd, swimming with hands and feet and not gills and fins and maui’s kinda bad at swimming but he does it anyway.
because he will not abandon moana again.
(and the ocean stops - thinks - maybe he does deserve to stand before te fiti. maybe he does deserve to stand next to moana once more.)
Ya know, despite the whole shit with the Cult Ending, at least its existence did bring up something so genuinely hilarious, whenever I think about it now, I can’t help but laugh. Credit to my bud @zilyana for pointing this out to me.
So, throughout the different dates you can go on, there’s a reoccurring character that appears at random. This guy’s name is Quizzmaster Quinn. His only purpose to the story is to create hilarious dialogue involving his badly failing marriage, and how he and his wife are on the verge of a divorce.
In one of Hugo’s dates (2nd or 3rd, I can’t remember,) however, it reveals Quizzmaster Quinn and his wife have started going through couple’s therapy, and happily states that they’re on a good road of recovery. And who’s the person giving the therapy? The resident Youth Minister, Joseph Christiansen.
With the Cult Ending taken into consideration on Joseph’s character, the fact that Quizzmaster Quinn was so damn depressed about his failing marriage, that the demon who was most likely compelling the two’s growing animosity, actually felt bad for what he did, to such a degree he had to step in and at least let this guy have some sort of joy, is the funniest fucking thing.
Quizzmaster Quinn was the hero of the story all along.