end of act 6 act 5

anonymous asked:

explain homestuck

one day a CS major with some photoshop skills decided he wanted to make a silly user-submitted command comic about some asshole kid walking around his house, which would explode into some Plot Shit, generally following the model of a previous work, Problem Sleuth (which ran for a year and concluded itself cleanly, i.e., had an actual Beginning, Middle, and End)

anyway, then The Internet Teens picked it up and suddenly this guy’s audience was no longer CS nerds looking for shitty CS jokes and ridiculous plot shit, but teens looking for Feels and Gays

anyway the two things got combined and seven years and 7,958 pages later with probably approaching close to an hour of animation and ~4-5 hours of flash games spread throughout, we are left with an animation reflecting on just how many times the same characters have fucking died.

it was supposed to consist of seven acts.

the following is the current act structure:

  1. Act 1
  2. Act 2
  3. Act 3
  4. Intermission 1
  5. Act 4
  6. Act 5 Act 1
  7. Act 5 Act 2
  8. EOA5 (once upon a time, people thought this 13-minute animation was the climax)
  9. Intermission 2
  10. Act 6 Act 1
  11. Act 6 Intermission 1
  12. Act 6 Act 2
  13. Act 6 Intermission 2
  14. Act 6 Act 3
  15. Act 6 Intermission 3
  16. Act 6 Act 4
  17. Act 6 Intermission 4
  18. Act 6 Act 5 Act 1
  19. Act 6 Act 5 Act 2
  20. Act 6 Act 5 Act 1: Again
  21. Act 6 Intermission 5
  22. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 1
  23. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 2
  24. Act 6 Intermission 5 INTERFISHIN
  25. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 3
  26. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 4
  27. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 5
  28. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 6
  29. Act 6 Act 6 Act 1: Homosuck
  30. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1
  31. Act 6 Act 6 Act 2
  32. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 2
  33. Act 6 Act 6 Act 3: GAME OVER
  34. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 3 (psyche the ride never ends)
  35. Act 6 Act 6 Act 4
  36. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4
  37. Act 6 Act 6 Act 5
  38. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 5

essentially, all you need to know about homestuck is this: if someone tells you it’s a cohesive unit they’re lying, and if someone tells you it’s ending, they’re also lying

Homestuck Meta Theory

Alright, so I know there’s a lot of people disappointed with the ending, again, I sound like a broken record by this point. And don’t get me wrong- While I love the ending, I would still love to see more of the characters and the story! I just feel it’s a good end as it is. I’ve made a lot of theories about what the End means and everything about Act 7, but all of the things I said, about the Jujus, about becoming freed from Paradox Space, it made me think about the rest of the story, and I believe it has made my entire idea of what Homestuck is change.

So the big question here is, what IS Homestuck? Most people, including me, when talking to someone who knows nothing about it, will speak about the story, the 4 Kids playing SBURB, and the subsequent destruction of Earth. And then mention its huge amount of references towards programming languages, popular culture, storytelling in itself, and it’s self-referential nature. But this Ending has got me thinking that maybe the reason why so many people have been disappointed in the End is because they got Hussie’s intentions wrong.

We tend to reference how the humor and the nature of Homestuck’s narrative is a little extra onto the story, and while it is true the story itself and the characters have drawn a big part of the Fandom, I thought… What if the important part of the Narrative isn’t the Story, but the Meta elements.

As soon as I made connection, everything about the ending began to fall into place. I have commented before that I feel Act 7 is like being shown the Good Ending of a video game without seeing its Neutral Route. 

The Kids have Earth, and Juju Vriska uses manages to flip the ending so that instead of being trapped by Paradox Space’s rules…

They manage to ‘End’ the game properly and get their Happy Ever After.

All while Caliborn is shown getting his power of Immortality, and while we’re left ambiguous about what happens to Vriska and Lord English and everyone in the Dream Bubbles…

Another thing people have complained about is the Character Arcs.

They say how ‘different’ the timeline is. What was the point of Rose’s alcoholism if then Vriska just swats the drink away and it never had any relevance anymore? Terezi’s relationship with Gamzee never happened. Dave and Karkat got together? The Game Over Timeline is bad, everyone agrees that people dying is never good, but they also claim that suddenly having all that Character Development changed made them unable to relate to some characters anymore.

And of course there’s always the mention of how Vriska, even though she’s an abusive 8itch, ended up being somewhat of a heroine, or at the very least not seemingly getting too punished…

That’s where the Narrative itself told us there was something off.

DAVE: rose we dont have fuckin “arcs” we are just human beings

Many have mentioned it, about how not having a closure to certain character arcs referenced this portion, the notion that the characters didn’t have an arc. The same way she then references Jade breaking Endgame ships and such. Rose’s power is Light, and her information source comes from the same place as SBURB and Skaia. It’s a game. Of course she’d have the notion that all of them have to fit certain predisposed stereotypes or their stories have to follow a certain pattern- Rose is looking at their lives since SBURB started as it has been. A Story.

But Dave is having none of it. Dave is beyond the thought that all they do has to follow a set pattern, and claims they don’t have character arcs. This might sound like a clever device by Hussie so he didn’t have to explore more of each of these character’s lives and he could close the comic leaving some loose ends but, there’s more.

Hussie? As an entity? Exists within the story. This would be all fun and dandy if it were a couple of stupid references and memes. And that’s what many people think! Most of his appearances in canon have been a joke, really. But…

Hussie joked about his influence on the comic, when his bot-self was about to mess up with the Kids in the Yellow Yard, but eventually didn’t do it. And yet? His fight with Vriska. His interactions with Caliborn. Everything pictured above? Hussie is a physical entity that follows the same rules as everyone else in Paradox Space and can influence the story. But he’s not a self-insert. He IS the Author. He is the one who wrote every of these characters and continued the story. He’s not another character, he’s himself, in the Homestuck Universe.

And then it began to dawn on me, that perhaps the Meta aspect of Homestuck was a bit more than Fourth-Wall Breaking fun and references to real life stuff. Of course, this train of thought led me to another main plot device that has never exactly been explained to its full extent. Jujus.

There’s the Sucker…

The Crowbar…

The House Juju…

A lollipop that could change character’s personalities, making them immediately make up for aaaall of their mistakes without a care in the world, start alchemizing new weapons, and end up exactly where they needed to be.

A crowbar that can break other of these mysterious devices, and more importantly, has been shown to be able to interact with the Website itself, which seems to be its own physical entity as well!

A house that gave John the ability to change the story, and that ended up being used against the Big Bad of the entire comic.

A puppet that trapped the Souls of various characters and became the gateway for the Big Bad of the comic to become who he is.

A mysterious pair of rings that oh so conveniently appear and disappear on characters, and leave you wondering what they really do, but clearly shown to at least be able to revive someone who, by no other means in the story, would have been able to get back to the world of the living.

Jujus are mysterious, when you look at them from the perspective of the characters. They have no beginning, no end, they just appear at some point and do a loop through time, ending up exactly where they appeared first. They are powerful artifacts able to change reality itself, with no explained origin… But we are no characters. We have seen what these things do on the comic through its entire lengths.

Jujus are plot devices meant to alter the Meta of the comic. They are not things that make sense in a true physical reality. They are artifacts that alter the rules of the plot. Because that’s what the plot is. A story. Because Homestuck is not real, and it acknowledges this.

Or at least… It was supposed to acknowledge this. Many have also claimed that the last updates were so disappointing, compared to Cascade, as Cascade managed to solve so many plot points, but this last one felt empty of everything. Plot. Character Development. That’s where Jujus and Hussie come in.

Hussie dies, in his own comic, a comic that acknowledges him as the actual AUTHOR of the events taking place. And later, we see…

Caliborn, the young version of Lord English, acknowledging Hussie’s death, as he takes the rest of Act 6 and makes it his. Through the use of the Command Prompt, through his own drawings, he begins to write his own story.

[S] Cascade had so many plot points resolved, and these last updates didn’t. Because that is the point. Ever since Act 5 ended and Act 6 started, Hussie has begun to lose control of the story. He was killed by Lord English, the big bad, who also took control of the narrative. Vriska acknowledges a narrator speaking, and forces the narrative to shift back to her opening the Juju chest out of frustration. The command prompts, John’s retcons- At this point, Hussie is no longer in control of his characters.

The Game Over timeline was bad, but it felt like it had more Character Development. That is because it was a not-retconned Timeline. The characters had struggles, the plot moved on forward, some people was possessed, it was all prime material for a conflict and a resolution afterwards! But Aranea’s intervention made it a Doomed Timeline. A Bad End. We all know how Doomed Timelines work, so everything that happens there would have been totally irrelevant. But John didn’t want to accept that. Roxy was still alive, and sad. And Terezi wanted him to fix things up. So instead of acknowledging he was in a Doomed Timeline, like Roxy did? Roxy, who saw her mother-daughter die in her arms, and claimed there might be nothing left for them. And meanwhile, John just managed to get his powers ready, zapped back in time and solved everything.

New problems arose in the new Timeline, sure, but not as many. And a lot of the character arcs were suddenly shoved back. Rose no longer struggles with alcoholism, Karkat doesn’t chase after Terezi, and becomes Matesprits with Dave after mellowing down. Gamzee, one of the biggest dangers, is shoved back by Vriska until he’s barely relevant anymore.

And all of this might just be me trying to find an explanation to the sudden loose ends not being tied. But I think, all of this, was meant to express more than Hussie rolling the story back or changing the story to fit other things. No.

We go back to Dave’s words. We’re real people, we don’t have arcs. We are real people. In a comic, where the author is a character, and that always acknowledges it’s a comic? Dave saying they’re real people is big. It was taken as a joke, because they are characters, come on! Right? … Right?

Well of course they are. But that’s the thing. Up until Act 6, all of the various characters were nothing more than that. And even during the Game Over Timeline, they were nothing more than that. But Hussie’s death, the ghosts, no longer relevant, trying to fight back against Lord English? Caliborn’s acknowledgement of a story and trying to take control of it? And finally, John’s powers.

The House Juju gave John something more important than being able to change the Timeline.

The ability to make Selfcest canon.

Wait no- That wasn’t it.

The ability to alter the plot to his own whims.

John’s zapping doesn’t follow the rules of Paradox Space. It allows him to change the timeline as he wishes and it still be the Alpha. Not only that, but he can also warp out of the story itself, sending people and things to the background of the website.

It’s when Vriska starts to try and find this Juju that everything about the narrative begins to shift gears. John now can change the plot. Which means he is not adhering to the rules that bound them all anymore. He can go back, bring people who were dead back to life, save his friends, and aid them get a better ending.

And in this new timeline he’s changed? Everyone seems a bit different. They have gone through different things, and are as confused as anyone else about what is going on. This is the moment where these characters stop being characters.

This isn’t a story about Four Kids playing a Game, getting involved in Shenanigans and trying to live a happy ever after as villains try to plot on destroying them and reality. Homestuck is the tale of the characters from a webcomic, becoming self-aware, and escaping the grasp of the author and the narrative.

I don’t know if this is what Hussie intended, and if it is, at what point he planned to start leading the story this way. I might just be crazy and be reading too much into this? But as I see it? It closes every single loophole in this story.

Doomed Timelines are meant to be nothing. They are meant to fade, and not be relevant anymore. But the ghosts are having none of this. They WANT to be relevant in this story again. They create an army, and head off to defeat the biggest threat in the entire comic.

Caliborn knows reality itself isn’t as it seems, and tries to make his own story within it. He strives to become almighty, and then begins to destroy and rend reality itself so he can make way for his own rule.

Vriska knows she’s in a story, having interacted with the very Author and the command prompt! But she is not trying to change the story- All the opposite. Vriska follows the rules of the story, closes loopholes from what she has seen, but tries to be the one who causes everything. She wants to be in the spotlight of this tale. She creates Bec Noir just because she had seen it in her screen. And knowing this is a story, she goes off of her way to find methods to defeat each of these villains, at any cost. Because in a story, once she defeats these big, powerful foes, she’ll be a heroine, and everyone will regard her so highly, she’ll be over everyone else. Just like she wants.

John? I don’t think he knows he’s in a story. But he has the power to alter it. And after he begins to mess with the timeline, the rules of Paradox Space begin to shatter around him and his friends. Time loops, Rules, Plot, why would they care about how a story goes, if it’s not a story, it’s their lives. They just want to be happy and get away from this cycle of destruction and death.

I’d even go as far as to say God Tier Calliope knows this. If her Land and her Earth were anything like Caliborn’s, she might also been in contact with the command prompt. Perhaps the fact her entire mission was a self-sacrifice to collapse the Green Sun represented how she, too, saw Paradox Space as what it was- A construct that kept these characters trapped as that. Characters. And the only way to escape its grasp was the erase its very existence, using Lord English’s destruction to tear a hole through the comic, and destroy it.

In this way, everything that happens towards the ending makes perfect sense. There are hundreds, thousands, who knows how many timelines, in which every plot hole will be closed. But we’re not following these. It would be easy to cause, say, the Condesce to wake up. Because of her immortality curse given by Lord English. Or the Draconian Dignitary get to the Frog Lily Pad. Something happens, interrupts the kids from entering to the new Session, and bam! Suddenly more plot! Their entrance to the Universe is blocked. Terezi worries about Vriska, so they begin to plot a way to help her defeat Lord English. The black hole in the Session that likely leads to Caliborn’s land becomes relevant, and they all have a trip to beat up Caliborn. Something happens to Calliope, her ring has ended up in Caliborn’s hands as well, he traps the kids, the Alphas beat him up, all loops are closed, we have a bittersweet, predictable ending. And this has happened. In many timelines before. Over, and over. Perhaps the one we’re following isn’t even the Alpha, for that very reason.

But it doesn’t matter. I talked about how the Jujus were a way to alter the plot, and let’s go back to this, and look at my theory about the Kids Souls being Trapped for all eternity in this Juju. The moment Caliborn uses this Juju, he kickstarts the entirety of the rules of Paradox Space. These kids we follow through the story, are trapped in a plot, with rules dictated by narrative that they HAVE to adhere too.

Then the ghosts decide that this is bullshit, and that they, even after death, want to still be relevant. Instigated by Vriska and Meenah, and aided by Aranea’s mind control, they manage to find a way they can alter the plot once again, a Juju. John touches this Juju, and suddenly he gains the power to alter this plot as well, and begins his and his friend’s journey to escape the clutches of Paradox Space and the comic itself.

John was trapped in the house all along. So of course, shoving his arm through it? He managed to grasp at the other side. He got a taste of what it was to be free. And he gained the power of changing the plot as a result.

Then, Vriska becomes alive again. She’s relevant, and bashes down on her ghost self. Ghost self that had at one point tried to make herself relevant, even though since she’s dead she shouldn’t be. This way, Vriska proves that, while she acknowledges the story as a story, and wants to be always present and in the middle, she never sees it as something she has to escape. She has no character development, because now, in this timeline that John has changed, she’s free to do whatever she wants, she’s her own person without a character arc, but doesn’t find the need to become said person. She doesn’t want to change, she wants to keep following the plot, and take down the big bad.

So Vriska takes the house Juju from her alternate self, goes against Lord English, beats up the Author of the comic itself as a last Fuck You, and then uses the Juju towards him. And this is when Alive Vriska makes her big mistake. By following this plot, this story, the Juju house crashes behind her…

She’s on Lord English’s side of the house. Because both of them know the comic is just that, a story. He knows about the narrative, and the author. So he kills the author, and becomes the big evil that must be defeated. Meanwhile, Vriska knows about the narrative, and the author, so she beats up the author and tries to become the heroine.

Caliborn and Vriska could very well strive to break free of Paradox Space in other ways, but instead they do what they do best- Be themselves, and fuck shit up in the process. And it’s this mentality that in the end, as the House Juju appears, tells us that both of them have been doomed. Doomed to be trapped in this Collapsing Paradox Space there’s no escape from.

Except there is an escape.

Because the door opens. It opens for the Kids and Trolls on the lily pad. And it opens for the Ghost Army and everyone else in the Bubbles. These are people that have been living aside from the story for a long time. The ones that are alive in the Session have had John change everything and the events happening after make them question Paradox Space itself. And the dead ones or the ones just stuck in the Furthest Ring? They fear being forgotten. They fear being erased by the collapsing Paradox Space, and had faced Lord English to try and become relevant once more.

Of course Condy’s curse didn’t wake her up. Of course DD didn’t appear. The moment the Juju appears, the story is done. There is no more plot. Because it’s not a story. The ones wanting to follow the plot are now seeing it crumble, seeing everything end. And the ones that wanted to become relevant against Paradox Space- Why would they need to even follow the rules? They are trying to escape them.

The Plot Holes are part of the plot in itself. John and everyone else didn’t need to fill it up. Because they are not part of the story anymore. We didn’t see their character arcs close. Because they are not characters anymore. They are not characters anymore. They don’t need to show us they have grown- Or maybe they haven’t even grown. They are always growing, learning. But now, they have escaped this evil Universe that trapped them and forced into cruel and crueler situations. They have escaped to a peaceful realm. They don’t need to keep following the story. They are happy and free to live their lives however they want.

They are finally happy.

Tips for When you Feel Angry

1. Stifle your first impulse to react by saying or doing something negative. Instead, stop and either do the opposite of that, or simply choose to respond by doing nothing at all.

2. If you can remove yourself from the situation, then that is probably the best thing to do for now. That is, detach temporarily and choose to walk away. You can talk about what happened, or the issue, later on.

3. Speak calmly to yourself so you don’t over-react. (Figure out in advance what will likely work for you.) Depending on the person, it could be something like “Just chill” or “Leave it for now” or “This isn’t the right time to talk to talk about this.”

4. If you feel as if the person has really pressed your buttons, make yourself count to ten before you think about responding. At the same time, focus your attention on slowing down your breathing, and doing what you can to make your body relax.

5. To help with this, distract yourself by visualizing something that’s relaxing. For example, it could be a peaceful scene like the mountains or a lake. Alternatively, it could be something funny that has happened recently.

6. Speak directly to yourself, and make yourself act rationally. You’re responsible for you and how you act, and what you say. Don’t be controlled by your powerful emotions. You don’t want to end up with regrets later on.

In case anyone got overly sidetracked by the Russian spy drama and Twitter tirades, the following bills HAVE been introduced:

1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Please share widely. Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote “NO”…but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and country.

Marvey and romantic tropes

Inspired by these awesome posts: x, x, here’s a list of ten (of many tbh) romance tropes played with in Mike and Harvey’s narrative, starting with ones that actually are on TVTropes, followed by ones that are just general narrative things (All gif credits at bottom of post):

1. Meet Cute (+Rescue Introduction)

Do I even need to explain this one? A sick grandmother, running from the cops, mistaken identity…Literally the first 20 minutes of this series is about these two and how they’re going to meet thanks to some crazy circumstances, and how a malfunctioning briefcase full of pot is going to change their lives (and they don’t even know it yet):

2. Forgotten First Meeting (Or Connected All Along if you want to be finicky):

Harvey passed Mike and Trevor on the street ‘five years ago’ when Mike was working as a bike messenger and Mike said ‘If I ever look like that shoot me’ which is ironic because he will work so hard to look like that in five years but also not that ironic because Mike probably said that to deflect Trevor’s attention from the fact that he is 100% checking Harvey out and very interested in what he sees (And it is what he sees, since the camera is Mike’s gaze and it does a full elevator scan. Interesting choice there, editors):

3. Disposable Fiancé, and the Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario:

I’d have to post the entirety of 3x02 to illustrate it all tbh? From the ‘We’re done but I’m still going to be pissy about your new relationship nvm that the trigger for you falling into the relationship was that you were upset from our “break-up”’:

to the ‘I’m going to get right in your face for maximum UST and heartbreak for when I tell you we’re done’:

to poor Louis becoming the disposable fiancé who sees an opportunity:

and woos Mike:

while Harvey denies to himself how much he loves misses him (while looking that heartbroken jesus gabriel):

And of course it doesn’t work because right as Mike and Louis are about to ‘make it official’:

Along comes Harvey like everyone knew he would with these faces and ‘You’re not going back on your word [to Louis], you’re going back where you belong [with me]’:

And then you get the Big Damn…High Five:

(with Louis looking on which is bittersweet because unlike the usual disposable fiancé scenario he is sympathetic).

4. Race for your Love:

Okay, literally, this is even more romantic here than in its usual use?? “Most commonly found in Romantic Comedies, Race For Your Love usually occurs five minutes or so before the credits roll.” “Someone is about to leave the city/state/country forever, but their lover runs to the train station/airport to convince them to stay.” 

Except Mike is not about to leave the city he’s about to turn himself in to make sure Harvey doesn’t do the same, to protect Harvey, and Harvey’s running to stop him?? And we get shots of Harvey running this long fucking run in slow mo (and it continues into the next episode lmao):

5. Odd couple:

“A friendly (sometimes romantic) relationship between completely different people, usually the main characters.”

Good lawyer, bad lawyer. Winning vs caring, etc., their contrasts would need a whole separate post:

6. [Saving the] Damsel in Distress:

Mike is literally Harvey’s damsel in distress lmao?? It’s always because of something happening with Mike that Harvey ends up doing his angry “I’m going to save my bb” power walk:

7. Act of True Love [Fight]:

“An act of sacrifice or high risk, motivated by love, which proves beyond a doubt that you put your loved one’s needs before your own.”

Not only do they both pull these, they fight about who gets to put the other’s safety above his own, multiple times:

This happens again for a whole half fucking season I’m not going to post gifs of all of it because it would be too many but it culminates in a downright physical fight because Harvey’s pissed Mike’s pulling the Act of True Love and has locked him out of doing it and so he throws a fucking glass and then goads him into hitting him because he’s in that much pain over what Mike’s doing for him what the fuck:

And then Mike goes to prison and Harvey gets him out because of course, and you’d think it’d be over now right? But nope.

Narrative things that aren’t really on tvtropes:

8. Protectiveness/Possessiveness:

They’re just very, very protective and territorial of each other. Not hard to interpret as a romance trope at all. Again, to illustrate, I’d have to post gifs from the whole show so just have two at random:

9. “Staring at the empty space you should fill”:

I mean, I guess there’s a platonic interpretation for standing outside someone’s empty office with your morning coffee, broodingly staring at the chair they used to sit in. I usually only see behavior like this in romantic contexts in other media though:

10. “At Your Door” parallels

Doorstep parallels are just an otp staple and they have the most in the show. Like, someone still has to make an updated version with the most recent examples lmao, so here’s another two at random:

Gif credits: x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x

Alright, so now I’ll get into a bit of detail with what was happening while making these gifs (and don’t worry, I’m fine. Sometimes it’s just fun to talk about what was happening when you acted something out, y’know?) 

1: ACTING: Okay, this day I had a really hard time getting ANY tears whatsoever. I was dry as a bone. So I ended up using eyedrops for this. *sighs*

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We played a game last night where we sorted Doctor Who clips onto what I like to call “The Castellan-Soldeed Scale of Melodrama.” The lowest mark on the scale represents the egregious under-acting of “What? No, not the Mind Probe!” while the highest mark is the ham-fisted melodrama of “mY DREeeEEeems of CON-quest!” Why did such cheesy acting exist in early Who? Well, film was expensive and budgets were small. Redoing a scene was prohibitively expensive and as a result these serials went out in a charmingly unrefined state. Results as follows:

0- The Castellan: “No, not the Mind Probe!” from The Five Doctors

1- Guy who is shot by Zaroff: [Does not react when a gun in pulled on him] [Makes no movement when shot and dies noiselessly] from The Underwater Menace

2- Crowd, upon hearing the announcement of a new age of prosperity: [a few lukewarm hurrays] from The Pirate Planet.

2.25- Fedorin: [Drinks poisoned wine, chokes, apparently attempts to wash it down with another sip of poison] [Falls over] from Enemy of the World

2.5- Guy from crowd who actually raises his arm in celebration. Props to you. From The Pirate Planet.

3- Group award to everyone in The Ambassadors of Death shootout who displayed Python-esque levels of under-acting.

4.3- The Doctor, holding the Master at swordpoint while dramatically eating the Master’s sandwich. From The Sea Devils.

5- True neutral, appropriate acting for the situation at hand. I nominate Solon’s surprisingly even-handed acting in The Brain of Morbius.

5.5- The Seventh Doctor’s famous “UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING” monologue mocking Davros in Remembrance of the Daleks.

6- The Sixth Doctor’s ‘evil mastermind’ monologue at the very beginning of The One Doctor.

6.75- Zaroff: NOTHING IN THE WORLD CAN STOP ME NOW! From The Underwater Menace.

7- the very end of The Dominators, where Two attempts to stop their companions from falling over in an earthquake and just kind of. Let’s Zoe fall into the gravel while they cling onto Jamie

7.5 The melodramatic fighters in the Ambassadors of Death shootout, notable mention to Action Hero Brigadier.

8- “Ramon Salamander” (really the Second Doctor in disguise) cowering away and falling onto the floor because​ they’re afraid Victoria might hit them

3.5-8: Croagnon in the body of the Chief Caretaker. Was nominated to both under-acting and over-acting and I can’t argue with either. Apparently the creative staff told the actor to tone it down and he wouldn’t listen. From Paradise Towers.

9: the end scenes of The Dominators, particularly Rago yelling “OBEY!!!” Made funnier by the fact that The Dominators is possibly one of the dullest serials in Who history.

9: The famous “No one in the colony believes in Macra! There is no such thing as Macra!” monologue from the mostly missing serial The Macra. If you haven’t heard it, please look it up. We were howling with laughter as we were watching this.

10: The one and only “My DReeeeAAAAMS of CON-quest! scene from The Horns of Nimon.

Okay guys......

I know a time jump is probably gonna happen & I don’t wanna get anyone’s hopes up but just bear with me here: I was chatting with @bellamyblakesprotectionsquad2k17 @forgivenessishardforus @hehmionee we were discussing the “scene” that “proves” the time jump to some people: possible spoilers under the cut

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | bonus (complete) [💕]


1 | 2 | 3 | 4(more coming soon)

Gang!AU drabbles

Jimin | Taehyung | Yoongi | Jungkook (more coming soon)

BTS as bfs

Hoseok | Seokjin | Namjoon | Yoongi | Taehyung | Jimin | Jungkook

BTS as Vampires bfs

Yoongi | Seokjin (more coming soon)


Part I Part II

Act I, Part I Act I, Part II

Act II, Part I Act II, Part II

Act III, Part I Act III, Part II

Act IV, Part I





In case you were distracted by the Russian spy drama (I admit, I have gotten a tad sidetracked) the following bills HAVE been introduced:

1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Let's Talk About Andronikos Revel


(And only a couple of my followers play swtor that I know of, so you all get to help me deal with my pirate feelings)

Second most underrated romance in the game. (Felix Iresso is the first - but that is a post for another day). Lots of potential spoilers below, read at your own risk!



  • Enlisted in the Republic Army at 18. Was a rising star in the Republic, made Captain faster than almost anyone ever. 
  • Double agent wiped out his entire team. Every man and woman who served under him was killed and he couldn’t do a damn thing to save them. 
  • He blamed the Republic for their deaths and deserted. 
  • Unlike a lot of Republic deserters, he didn’t join the Empire, cause he hated them, too. So what does he do? He became a pirate and harassed them both!
  • Started off small, but works his way up, finally captaining the Sky Princess. Has a loyal crew. By all accounts, he was damn happy. 
  • He found a sith artifact that basically made his crew go crazy. They mutiny and eject him in an escape pod. He’s picked up by the Empire and goes to jail for a year.
  • When he got out, he went to Tatooine, because that’s where his first mate, Sylas Wikes was. That’s when he meets the Sith Inquisitor.

Here is what not many people talk about. In the quest to get the artifact from Wikes, Revel has to kill every single crew member of the Sky Princess. Can you imagine how that would mess you up? Having to kill men and women who were loyal to you, who were your family? Who trusted you to keep them safe because you were their captain? AND YOU HAVE TO KILL THEM? It would mess me up.


  • By the third conversation it’s obvious that the Inquisitor and Revel are digging each other. But he makes it clear to her that he’s not a play thing, that he’s his own man. 
  • He doesn’t get jealous and respects the Inquisitor’s decisions. On Alderaan, the Inquisitor can sleep with Urtel and Revel doesn’t blink an eye. In fact, he finds his own one-afternoon stand. 
  • HE GIVES HER A SWORD. Fifth conversation, instead of flowers, he gives the Inquisitor a sword that has a personal meaning to him.
  • After they sleep together for the first time, he asks her out on a proper date. He could have totally opted for a non romance sexual relationship, but he asked her out. And he asked her about her dreams and what she wants out of life. HE LISTENS TO HER.
  • What a lot of people don’t like about the romance is that he leaves the ship twice. But each time he promises to come back and he does. Revel has his own life outside the Inquisitor, which I love!

Something that doesn’t get touched on a lot is that he is there for her for all of act II and III when it really wasn’t clear whether the Inquisitor was going to live or die. What’s more, by my count, there are six instances when the Inquisitor has to do something where she might potentially die.

SIX! And Revel is next to her the entire time, he doesn’t waiver, he doesn’t ask her to stop, he has to watch her die over and over and instead of saying ‘this is too much,’ HE PROPOSES!

(1. Interlude before Act II, dealing with Thanaton 2. Going to save her apprentices on Quesh 3. Fighting Thanaton at the end of Act II 4. Using the machine to repair her body on Belsavis 5. Learning the Dreamwalk ritual on Voss 6. Accepting the Kagesh on Corellia)

What’s also great is that there’s a lot of ways to write them. Most of the versions I’ve seen have them immediately forming a bond after he joins the crew and starting a relationship right away. Personally, I don’t have them sleeping together until Act I is over, just before Act II. Revel needs some time to mourn his crew before he’s ready to jump into a relationship, is the way I look at it. You can write them light hearted, or more dark (HAVE I MENTIONED HE HAS TO WATCH HER DIE OVER AND OVER?) But the fact that there are a number of different ways to write them is another way that they’re great.


Imho, this is the best romance in the game. I can’t think of another romance (except possibly Vector/Agent) where the the male romance treats the female PC with as much respect to the women’s autonomy. He does not get jealous, he does not make crude remarks. This is a very well done mature romance. The Sith Inquisitor is also one of the best story lines in the game. And if you ever want to scream with about the sith and the pirate with me, please let me know. 

  • what he says: im fine
  • what he means: At first, Dave has an extreme unfondness of Karkat, thinking of him as the shouty troll who enjoys his romance films and everything he does that Dave doesn't like is a way for Karkat trying to bother him. Their dislike for each other only increased when Karkat tried to split Terezi's time between them both with a grid, which dissolved into penis ouija and Karkat getting tangled in Dave's god tier cape.
  • During the meteors' final approach towards the B2 session, Karkat contacts Dave because Skaia is visible and Dave is beginning to be treated like how Karkat used to treat Sollux. Later in their conversation, they are revealed to consider each other 'bros' or 'best friends'.
  • As shown in the Vriskagram flash, Dave and Karkat have developed a much closer relationship on the post-retcon meteor journey. Here Rose mentions what sounds like penis Ouija having turned from a violent tussle in pre-retcon to a giggly dick-drawing session post-retcon. It is also shown that they enter a romantic relationship, as signified by Hussie on his Twitter, Vriska, and Jasprosesprite^2. Vriska suggests that they had some sort of complicated romantic situation that vacillated between multiple quadrants, and Jasprose says to Nepetasprite that Karkat is involved with someone else now in that [the flushed] quadrant. The Davesprite part of them also admits that "It still feels right" to have a crush on Karkat. Davepetasprite^2 states that, to the surprise of the Dave part of them, the concept of having a crush on Karkat is not something they are internally conflicted about. It was further implied by ipgd's vine, in which Hussie himself confirms it directly, and earlier by ipgd herself that Dave and Karkat are involved with each other romantically. Around the ending of Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 5, Karkat expresses concern, hoping that Dave is okay. This is also Karkat's last line in the comic.
Revision Tips

1. If you study English/English Lit then make an overview of the novel/play you’re studying with key quotes and just what happens throughout each act/chapter. Then print it out and highlight important quotes and events. (I have made one for Hamlet if that’s use to anyone and am in the process of creating one for The Great Gatsby).

2. Highlighters are your best friend. But you have to know how to highlight properly. I used to be the one that would highlight entire paragraphs at a time but that’s not going to help!! Highlight single words and phrases or key sentences. (I recommend mildliners - they’re my new favourite thing and they’re double-ended which is always handy).

3. Flashcards. These can be used in a lot of different ways. I use them for key words - so one one side put the key word and on the other, the definition. I also use them for history - so a key event on one side and what happened on the other. They can also be used to condense information down from your notes/textbook.

4. Timelines. These are great for history, politics, English - anything really! For history, obviously you use these the old fashioned way - beginning date at one end and end date at the other. Only write down KEY events and then elaborate on these in your notes/flashcards. For politics, basically do the same. For English, it’s slightly different - you can write down what happens throughout your play/novel but you can do it act-by-act or chapter-by-chapter or just beginning of the book to the end. Whatever floats your boat.

5. Mindmaps. Ah, the good ol’ mindmap/spider diagram whatever you call it. These are just great for note making, an alternative to your average, boring notes, going from left to right across the page. (Make these look pretty with colours- I recommend sharpies, mildliners and staedtler fineliners)

6. Post-it notes. These are great for putting all over your textbooks. Condense a page worth of notes down to a post it note to save you from reading an entire page. These would be great to go over last minute before an exam. 

That’s all I can think of right now, if I can think of anymore tips, I’ll be sure to make a part two to this post! I hope this helps!

Act 1: homestuck is about 4 friends who play a game.

Act 4: homestuck is about 4 friends who play a game and end the world

Act 5: homestuck is about 4 friends and some aliens who play a game and destroy their universes

Act 6 acts 1-5: homestuck is about 4 friends, paradox clones of their parents, and some aliens who reset reality and die a lot, and a green time demon kills the author and fucks with the story

Act 6 act 6 acts 1-6: homestuck is a story about a bunch of kids who retcon their own reality in order to escape a death game

Act 7: homestuck is a story about of bunch of characters who become self aware and leave the fuckin story

Via a friend:
In case anyone got overly sidetracked by the Russian spy drama, the following bills HAVE been introduced:

1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Please copy/paste/repost/reblog/share widely. Contact your House Representative and ask them to not only vote “NO”…but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and our beautiful country.

;;: trump presidency = real life American horror story

Act Like Nothings Wrong- Masterlist

Hey Guys! So I finally made a masterlist for my T.O.P/Choi Seunghyun fanfiction, so that its easier for you new guys to read it chapter by chapter and you regulars can re-read your favourite bits to your hearts content! ;) Its completed <3 Enjoy!

Story Summary: When your friend drags you backstage at a bigbang concert, introducing you to Choi Seunghyun, a man that causes you to lose all sense and reason, what else is there to do, but act like nothing’s wrong…

Chapter 1 -  When your friend drags you backstage at a bigbang concert, introducing you to Choi Seunghyun, a man that causes you to lose all sense and reason, what else is there to do, but act like nothing’s wrong…

Chapter 2 -      “    “    “  

Chapter 3 -  You are in a club with BIGBANG and you end up losing them in the crowd

Chapter 4 -  You discuss your feelings towards TOP with Jiyong, before being taken to Bigbang’s condo.

Chapter 5Waking up next to Choi Seunghyun, followed by cute texts and a surprise arrangement.

Chapter 6Going for a meal with Bigbang

Chapter 7 -  When you go to a live gig with Bigbang and they try to convince your friend to sing after you let slip that she’s pretty good, meaning you have to deal with the consequences.

Chapter 8Fun times with TOP and meeting the infamous YG

Chapter 9 -  Sleepy times with TOP and Daesung, (with a side dish of philosophical Jiyong).

Chapter 10 -  Waking up with TOP and a meeting with Mr Yang

Chapter 11Bigbang give you a tour of YG

Chapter 12Canoodling in the bathroom and jealous TOP, and being introduced to Epik High.

Chapter 13Epik High meet Lucie and Yang calls TOP to his office. :O

Chapter 14TOP returns from President Yang’s office. A brief glimpse of ‘Winner’ and the drive to meet with Tablo.

Chapter 15An Evening with Epik High- TOP explains your relationship up till now. You’re introduced to Tablo’s daughter, Haru.

Chapter 16You confess your feelings to TOP, a conversation with Haru ….and the end of the night

Chapter 17Waking up next to TOP and backstage pre-Bigbang concert.

Chapter 18Getting ready for the concert; a chat with Seungyoon of Winner, A surprising talk with Jiyong, Cheeky TOP and Jiyong surprising Lucie.

Chapter 19Jiyong finds his reason and introduces Lucie to the VIPs. Winner finds out you’re dating TOP and you reward him for an amazing concert, followed by Jealous Seungri and going to get celebratory drinks! :D

Chapter 20You go to the club with Bigbang to celebrate Lucie’s last day of freedom, but the night doesn’t go to plan…

Chapter 21Having a nightmare and being comforted by TOP, talking to Lucie the day after the incident, a visit to the YG building and Jiyong deciding to flash the cash again…

Chapter 22Shopping with Seunghyun, excitement in the changing rooms and TOP has a surprise…

Chapter 23Going to the Zoo with Bigbang :D

Chapter 24TOP takes you home and a lost Jiyong…

Chapter 25You wake up to a news report about your trip to the zoo the day before and your world turns upside down.

Chapter 26 -  Decisions are made and babysitting Haru.

Chapter 27 Top announces he’s in a relationship and you start to suspect that something is wrong…

Chapter 28You spend the day at G-Dragon’s pension- with a brief interruption by the paparazzi-  and meeting Mama Kwon (and Gaho).

Chapter 29The Confession

Chapter 30You meet with Lucie at a cafe and learn of the previous night’s activities and finding out TOP knew…

Chapter 31Lucie tries to deal with her love for both boys.

Chapter 32Waking up next to Jiyong, and attempting to get ready for the party with TOP.

Chapter 33The party- Yang has an announcement.

Chapter 34I’m sorry…’

Chapter 35 Lucie gets angry, going back to Ji’s pension, What happened after you left, desperate phone calls…

Chapter 36Lucie receives a phone call, talking about soulmates, walking Gaho and Homie, Lucie announces some news.

Chapter 37You call TOP.

Chapter 38TOP has a surprise…or two…(and there may also be an unplanned one…)

Chapter 39TOP’s Omma, Being reunited with TOP, and Lucie faces Daesung.

Chapter 40The End.

Tips for when you feel Angry

1. Stifle your first impulse to react by saying or doing something negative. Instead, stop and either do the opposite of that, or simply choose to respond by doing nothing at all.

2. If you can remove yourself from the situation, then that is probably the best thing to do for now. That is, detach temporarily and choose to walk away. You can talk about what happened, or the issue, later on.

3. Speak calmly to yourself so you don’t over-react. (Figure out in advance what will likely work for you.) Depending on the person, it could be something like “Just chill” or “Leave it for now” or “This isn’t the right time to talk to talk about this.”

4. If you feel as if the person has really pressed your buttons, make yourself count to ten before you think about responding.  At the same time, focus your attention on slowing down your breathing, and doing what you can to make your body relax.

 5. To help with this, distract yourself by visualizing something that’s relaxing. For example, it could be a peaceful scene like the mountains or a lake. Alternatively, it could be something funny that has happened recently.

6. Speak directly to yourself, and make yourself act rationally. You’re responsible for you and how you act, and what you say. Don’t be controlled by your powerful emotions. You don’t want to end up with regrets later on. 

Basic necromantic summoning ritual

Do not attempt this ritual until you have completed this checklist.
* Made and maintained a spirit altar long enough to communicate actively with the spirits it was made for.
* Slept along side the dead.
* Lost the fear of death.

There’s no faking, You must be 100% committed. Either you’ve done it or you haven’t. Lying to yourself will leave you the loser.
If you attempt this ritual for “fun” or to “experiment” you will fail and/or hurt yourself greatly. I am not responsible for damages to property or person[s] as s result of this ritual. Precede with caution. You have been warned.


+ Tall white candle and optionally a holder.
+ One of the following chalks or “Paints” : - Chalk (White)
- Anointed Chalk (White)
- Blood (animal or your own)
- Grave soil + Blood (animal or your own)
* incense containing at least two of the following:
- Blood (animal or your own)
- Jasmine
- Rose
- Wormwood
- Sandlewood
- Lavender
+ Covered glass of water
* Radio
* Black mirror, blood basin or incense.
+ Table.
(* Optional)

The set up.
1. No less than ten minutes before you begin, draw blood from your summoning hand. Roll the candle in your blood, thus anointing it.
2. Using a compass and using one of the chalk or paints mentioned in the “materials” section, make a circle that is at least half a meter in radius and no further than two paces from the table.
3. On the table, write the name or Cast the sigil (see “sigil making” in a future post) pertaining to the spirit in question.
4. Place the COVERED glass of water on the table.
5. If using incense to either allow the spirit to manifest in the smoke or to draw the spirit, place it on a hot coal at this point.
6. If using a radio to assist in “Hearing” the dead, turn it on and tune it to a purely static channel.
7. If using a black mirror or blood basin to assist in “seeing” the dead, place it on the table to the side of your summoning hand.
8. Turn off the light and place the candle behind the name or sigil. The ritual has begun.

Act II.
The Ritual.
1. Light the candle
2. Loudly state the name of the spirit and any incantation you wish to use. Incantations should consist of demands, powerful words or vibrations. We are necromancers, Not witches. Save your poems and songs.
3. Gaze into the candle flame, black mirror, smoke or blood basin and wait for the presence of the spirit you have summoned. Continue step two if needed.
4. When the spirit appears, offer it the water on the table. If it accepts, uncover the cup. If it does not, skip to act 3.
5. State your reason for calling the spirit. Propose to it that you will give it a reward if it agrees to answer your question truthfully. This is what the candy or bread is for. If it denies, skip to act 3
6. Begin asking your questions or stating demands. Do not waste it’s time or your own, If the spirit lies to you. End the ritual.
If the spirit does not know the answers to the questions you ask, end the ritual. When you run out of questions you must give it it’s reward and end the ritual.

1. Thank the spirit for it’s time, cover the glass and smash the candle, flame down into the desk.
2. If the spirit is still present, announce in a firm voice “I wish not to play games with you, spirit. Leave this place at once! Be gone! I banish you back to the land from which you came!” Whist smearing the sigil or name that once brought it to you.
3. Extinguish the incense, wash your face in the blood basin or cover the black mirror in its cloth.
4. Turn on the lights and sweep up the circle. Wash the table of the sigil or name and despose of everything but the candle, which is to be left untouched till the break of dawn.
5. Wash your body in an intense purifying bath. If you have used a blood basin leave the blood on your face until the break of dawn
6. Cleanse the room and yourself of any residual energy.

You have now summoned a spirit. You have officially become a necromancer. You are on a road to vast power and endless knowledge. Never forget. Behind all candles and incense it was YOU who summoned the spirit. If the ritual did not work, it was for one of four reasons.
1. Your intentions where not pure.
2. You lack the experience to summon the spirit.
3. You did not do as instructed.
4. You are weak.
Find which one of the following caused the problem and fix it.

Best of luck.
- Sageous.

Prediction 7

My initial plan was for this season prediction to start at episode 1 but with everything I’m seeing on social media, I’m guessing all of this is going to be later. Either way, I’m leaving it as I originally wrote it, but if this one does even become semi-true I’m willing to bet it won’t be until later down the road because you know how the writers hate Gallavich fans…

Episode 1–Mickey is found in Mexico and Ian finds out from a news report while at work on break. Ian looks devastated. His partner asks what is wrong. The TV footage of Mickey being taken into custody is on a loop alongside his mugshot. Ian points to the TV and only responds, “that’s him…” She seems to understand.

Episode 2– Ian goes to the prison to visit Mickey. He isn’t allowed visitors due to his escape. Ian writes a note and begs the officer to give it to him. To get him to take it, Ian lies and says Mickey’s mom died and he should find out from family. To Ian’s shock, the officer takes the note without reading it. At the end, Mickey receives the message from the guard who offers his condolences. Mickey knows to act like something devastating happened, even though he is confused as fuck, and after reading the note acts macho-sad. 

^ That. After the guard walks away, he reads it for real, the camera showing the note:

        “Write me when I can visit. I miss you and still love you.”

In the next several episodes we may get some glimpses of Mickey in prison as Ian continues his own plotline. Around episode 5 or 6, Ian gets a phone call from Mickey in prison to let Ian know when he can visit (Ian topped off Mickey’s commissary shortly after writing the note because he still loves him so of course he did. I’m not stretching!!)

Episode 7–Ian gets to visit. Mickey catches Ian up on what he did in Mexico and how he got caught. He also reveals that some lawyer was going to try to get the charges dropped for emotional disturbance and lack of evidence (because this is Shameless so in this AU legal world this is totally possible) which would get him out early but he’d still have to serve for the escape. He doubts the appeal will work because of the breakout. Ian tells him to either let him know or ask his lawyer to let him know when the hearing/trial is and he’ll go. Ian touches the glass for a parallel from season 1 and this time, Mickey touches it too. Ian tells Mickey he loves him and when Mickey looks panicked (because let’s be real “I love you” is officially a PTSD trigger for these two by now), Ian tells him it’s okay not to say it back, but if he wants to, write it the next time he writes.

Originally posted by isalwaysboutlove

We probably won’t see much of Mickey again until the end of the season. Maybe episode 9 or 10 shows the trial/hearing and Ian does attend. Then, around episode 11 when Mickey is either guaranteed early release (because this is Shameless and if Fiona can get out of prison in less than a week for child endangerment and drug charges, Mickey can get off on temporary insanity or lack of evidence). He just has to serve a couple more weeks for everything to process.

Episode 12–Mickey is released at the very end of the season to Ian’s custody where he will be on house arrest in the Gallagher household (because let’s face it, the Milkovich residence would NEVER pass an inspection). They have a good long talk about their future and end with a Gallagher family dinner (because I’m a fucking dreamer, sue me).

anonymous asked:

i feel like were all missing something!!! like they know the script was leaked and they know that the clip with clarke would be a spoiler and make everyone think one way like it feels like were looking at a puzzle and theres one piece missing because they wouldnt want to spoil that like im sus 👀

Stop the writers deadass leaked the script on purpose leaving out act 6 👀👀 I agree wit you, that’s what I’ve been saying all day. I’m suppose to believe that the writers (who usually just compile a few scenes from the start of the ep to make the promo and sneak peeks) actually included something as spoilery as CLARKE BEING LEFT BEHIND ON EARTH right in their fucking finale promo???? Which assumingely would be from the end of the episode?? Nah, something is fishing. My prediction (guess) is that the scene of Clarke in the forest is a hallucination from when she passes out end of act 5. And that while unconscious the group (Bellamy) runs out to grab her and then takes off with her. I think they might make us believe for a second that a time jump has happened and Clarke has actually been on earth alone all this time… but yeah. Maybe I’m over-thinking things but someTHING DEFS SMELLS A LIL FISHY.