The boys over at Conservative HQ are hawkishly watching news bulletins to ensure all the parties are receiving equal airtime and there is no obvious bias in the reporting. Typically after a bulletin, a Tory spinner hits the blower to complain about unfair treatment and to seek a redress as soon as possible. In the canteens of the BBC, producers are muttering that these annoying calls have already begun — albeit with a difference. The Tories are phoning in to complain that Jeremy Corbyn isn’t receiving enough airtime.
Is it exhausting to have to talk about such heavy topics when you’re promoting a show?
you know, I thought going into this that it would be daunting to have
all these kinds of conversations, but it really hasn’t been. It’s been
pretty empowering. I don’t really fancy myself politically inclined, nor
do I fancy myself politically articulate in any way, shape, or form,
but I’m finding myself being really engaged and excited about the types
of conversation that this show is bringing up.
There are going to be some
interesting conversations that come out of this show, and there’s going
to be all kinds of responses. People are going to be wildly inspired and
wildly depressed and wildly offended.
Yvonne interviewed by Cosmopolitan. Read the rest of the article here: [x]
and i KNOW that’s standard fare, i know most of us are over it, but i still can’t wrap my head around the fact that it’s been a year already? because homestuck had been such a big part of my life for so long, and suddenly- it’s gone.
homestuck redefined fandom for me, and i know that there won’t ever be something quite like it again- the way we came together, the upd8 culture and the cons and the panels, the lyricstucks, the fansongs and animations and meetups and the way we were a family, of sorts, united by our love for this dumb webcomic that brought us together- there’s never going to be anything like that. homestuck was a cultural masterpiece, a revolution in and of itself, and i honestly don’t think anything can top it in terms of impact.
homestuck was just so big, so much, for so long, and it’s hard to believe that- it’s not anymore. and it’s hard to believe that everyone’s moved on from something that we loved so much, that shaped us so much, that brought us together like nothing else before.
and maybe there will be no more spin the faygo games at cons. maybe there will be no more lyricstucks or fansongs, no more bucket full of homestuck-style panels, no more rush to make upd8 art and cosplay new characters and update shipping charts with all new quadrants. maybe it really is over.
but we’re all still here, whether we like it or not.
we’d use to joke that “the ride never ends.” and it doesn’t, not really. because homestuck is something that sticks with you no matter what.
so this is a love letter to my favorite story, the story that made me who i am. happy 4/13, everybody. thanks for eight fantastic years.