TIME TO UNVEIL MY DESIGN SUBMISSIONS

I held off on it because I wanted to do one single big masterpost of them, so… here it is!

Now, because of a wisdom teeth extraction and baffling computer problems, I was unable to do much arting at all for roughly a week and a half. I like to think I’d have been able to submit more stuff otherwise, but as it is I managed to finish 6 designs (of 10 available slots) and I think that’s a good haul. Without further ado:

Slick Snow

This one was supposed to be for last year’s design contest, but for whatever reason I was under the impression the deadline was several days later than it actually was, and ended up tweaking this one for several days past the deadline. It did mean that I had very little to fix this time around, and I got to submit this one pretty early on. Woo!


Under the Sea

This is my only non-vectorized submission. The original is a 600dpi manga studio file, and I happened to have kept her on her own layer, so I was able to isolate her and make a design around her. Not much to say about this one.


The Seer is In

When the Sylph is in, she sets up a cardboard booth and makes you listen to stuff you don’t really want to hear. When the Seer is in, she crashes down on a malfunctioning jet-pack, rises up from the fire and ashes like a furious goddess, and makes you do stuff you don’t really want to do. It’s way less sexy than it sounds, but at the same time way more hardcore.


How far we’ve come

Hoo boy. I began this one while recovering from surgery, and struggled with it as my computer kept freezing and crashing on me for reasons unknown. I rolled back updates, cleaned the tower’s guts, removed components, added components, all for the sake of finishing what I began. After some point this stopped looking like a drawing and started looking like random colorful shapes spelling out despair and pain. No design has ever caused me this much frustration. Motherfucker better be dang worth it, is all I’m saying.


Scourgeling

This was actually meant to spell “Scourgelings” but I typoed it on the submission form and it didn’t seem worth it to resubmit the whole thing for a single character. All the more because the original submission was approved and went up about an hour or so before [S] Seer: Remem8er rolled out, which felt to me almost like a sign from the gods. Not to mention, after the update, the contest was sure to be deluged with Scourge Sister-related stuff, and I thought it important to stay ahead of the wave, so to say. ;D


Sgrubbers Assemble!

Since my first assemble design was so frustrating, I wanted to try my hand at it again with something simpler and more playful. And man, let me tell you. Don’t let this design pull the wool over your eyes; it may look simple and playful, but was anything but. I utterly failed at the simple and playful part of the exercise.

That said this is still pretty dang great, even if I had to do most of the detailing and polishing at my job’s computer with a malfunctioning mouse because my sister took over half this last week with emergency home-shopping and cleaning sprees. The title is as corny as it gets and I think that fits the tone, too. Simpler times!

SO these things remind me of troll blood from HoMeStUcK and I call em frozen troll blood. When my normal friend was visiting me she looked in my mini fridge and asked “WHAT ARE THOSE.” (Yes she was using a Vine joke.) I replied, “Frozen Troll Blood Yo.“ I have never seen somebody so disappointed and worried for my mental sanity.

Cal’s dramatical-sexy gaze :o) 

Gamzee - me :o)

Karkat - princess

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Homestuck quizzes be like

*dont kill me* Whats your favorite color?
*hides behind Gamzee while sharing a faygo*

1) MUTANT CANDY RED

2) rust red 0_0 (no that looks stupid) 私のコックを吸います

3) bRONZE/cHOCOLATE BROWN

4) mu2turd yellow

5) :33

6) I Would In Fact Choose A Much More Sophisticated Color, Something Like Jade Green

7) T33H33 T34L 1S TH3 B3ST COLOR! 4LTHOUGH 1 WOULD 4LSO CHOOS3 4 D3L1C1OUS C4NDY R3D >;)

8) wee8eeeeellllllllllllllll i w8uld think 8LUE w8uld 8eeeeeeee a superi8rrrrrrrr color :::;))))

9) a STRONG bl00!

10) I cAn HeAr CoLoRs MoThErFuCkEr :o)

11) sexually frustrated sea dwweller purple

12) GLUB!! Royal m—–Egent(whale)a pink!! Glub!

13) slime ghost green! :B

14) black or lavender purple 😒

15) coooooooooooool red B/

16) blue!!!!! :D

17) hoo hoo!! Well gosh diddily darn tootin hmmmmmm welll maybe light blue!! 8B

18) i leik uhh ponkkk (like* punk* pink*)

19) self loathing daddy issues orange

20) im not interested dirk

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  • Character:*has realistic mental illness that causes them to make bad decisions, voice their loneliness or feelings, act on those feelings, and/or snap and become insane in some way*
  • Fans:what the fuck what a shitty character oh my god they are such a fucking lonely ass, thirsty ass motherfucker lmao get out of here salty asshole
So how about the Horrorterrors? Theory time!

So I’ve been seeing this theory going around that doomed Godtiers are actually the horrorterrors(I can’t find the original post, sorry), and that got me thinking… What does Hussie say about Gamzee again?

Not a single timeline. Not one. Which means in every single doomed timeline, guess who keeps on living no matter what? Gamzee. In timelines where he is Godtier and in timelines where he is not. This means there are an endless amount of Gamzee’s running around in timelines that no longer exist, and yet he keeps living, and living, and living, and living for all eternity.

However, unlike Godtiers who’s bodies regenerate, no matter how much Gamzee goes through his body cannot regenerate. It has been show canonly that his body doesn’t heal like a Godtier would.

Any Godtier would have had to regenerate from all those wounds. Any normal person would be dead. Getting shot by a machine gun multiple times and being beat with a crowbar all in a row? Yeah. Pretty deadly.
But what happens to a body after thousands if not millions of years of getting wounded, aging, and much more? (For anyone that has seen Doctor Who or Torchwood, just think Jack Harkness!) It heals wrong, and of course his body would heal wrong because he doesn’t know how to take care of himself. On top of that it distorts by aging past when it should, and who knows? Do trolls ever stop growing? We don’t know what their canon biology is like, but there are many headcanons about it.
After so long one might begin to slip past a natural state and into something more “God-like”, especially given his psychic abilities that he already possesses, plus floating around paradox space, and a slow decent into madness from being neglected and alone not only during his early life, but also after everyone else had faded completely out of existence. Without hope, which a Bard of Rage needs to survive, the decent into madness and mental torture would not take long.

And what color blood do the Horrorterrors have?

Purple. They have purple blood, like Gamzee.

Now, when you take a look at the abilities that we have seen the Horrorterrors use, they are very similar to Gamzee’s chucklevoodoos. As we know, chucklevoodoos are very powerful and can do many different things. What we know for canon fact about them so far is as follows:

They can pull things from other places, such as memories, or the void, etc, and materialize them into peoples dreams.

They can be used for telepathic communication, as seen with Kurloz when he “talks” to Gamzee.

They are also used for manipulation and mind control, however the levels vary depending on the will of the user. Kurloz subtly manipulates Meulin at first, implementing the cod piece in her mind to give it to him, and when she does he has a fully mind controlled conversation with her.

Relating this back to the Horrorterrors, all of these things seem to be things that the Horrorterrors are also capable of. For starters, before the dream bubbles were created, all dreamers without dreamselves when sleeping came in contact with the horrorterrors though their dreams. Where do chucklevoodoos have the most power? As seen in the examples above, in dreams and the subconscious mind.

Not to mention Horrorterrors created the dream bubbles, which ties back into the ability of chucklevoodoos.

Creating dream bubbles through chucklevoodoos would not be hard.

They can pull things from other places, such as memories, or the void, etc, and materialize them into peoples dreams.

Pulling memories from others and creating new “dreams” with them inside it wouldn’t be difficult for someone who has transcended past the confines of the natural.

And what is showing up in the dream bubbles? Carnivals!

No one really understood why there was a carnival here, because it sure wasn’t one of Vriska or Meenah’s memories. If the Horrorterrors created the dream bubbles they could also put whatever they wanted into them using their abilities. And if they are indeed Gamzee, then his want to create the Dark Carnival could finally become a reality using the dream bubbles. The paradise planet too, perhaps?

Another interesting fact that had been heavily implied in canon is the use of shades against the influence of things. It is explicitly said by Rose to Dave about the Horrorterrors.

This may also be true for Lil Cal’s influence, which would explain why Dave was never fully influenced by the puppet, unlike Gamzee or Jack English.
Gamzee is a servant of Lord English and had been under Lil Cal’s influence in most, if not all of those doomed timelines. Gamzee is fully influence through void powers(Equius) and chucklevoodoos(Gamzee). If the horrorterrors are Gamzee, that influence would still linger making the Horrorterrors be engulfed in void-thus now residing in the Void, or furthest ring. It would explain why the Horrorterrors are also unable to be heard through shades.

But looking even farther into this theory, where did Rose receive her grimdark powers?

She got her grimdark powers from the Horrorterrors, however she had to ask the cue ball. But whole was the one who suggested she ask in the first place? Doc Scratch. Who is Doc Scratch? Lord English. Who is Gamzee employed by? Lord English. When one is employed by Lord English they stay cursed with immortality and employed until their contract is ended. Any doomed Gamzee’s contract would never be ended, thus allowing Doc Scratch to use the Horrorterrors, through their chucklevoodoos, to manipulate Rose to do his bidding. When Rose asks the cue ball if the gods are evil, they respond with grimdarkness, which could possibly be abilities given to one by implementing such powers into ones subconscious, or perhaps what might even happen to a user of chucklevoodoos after descending past the confines of the natural.  

Yet another factor would be that Lord English has no use for doomed Gamzee’s. Lord English needs only a select few to create him, but all the others might as well be called useless. He might as well abandoned them. Now, Gamzee clings to Lord English for his hope. As said earlier:

Without hope, which a Bard of Rage needs to survive, the decent into madness and mental torture would not take long.

Gamzee needs to put his hope in something. Originally it was miracles, and when that was pulled from him via Lord English himself, using Condesce and Dave as messengers.

Which turned Gamzee’s hope towards Lord English through Lil Cal.

Now, as a person of faith myself, I can say for a fact that when you feel as though your God does not love you, that your God has left you, it feels horrible. But Gamzee knows that his “God” is real. Gamzee knows that his “God” needed him. However, doomed Gamzee’s that are no longer useful to Lord English become neglected, unwanted, and unneeded by the God they so fully adored. They sit and rot in a timeline with absolutely no one, not even the “God” that told them they needed him. To have his “God” stop talking to him and abandon him for thousands, if not millions of years, and as a Bard of Rage, chances are that he would grow very angry and bitter towards Lord English(just like someone of faith may grow angry and bitter towards their God after a love one dies, or their God does not prove themselves like they needed).

Then to have his “God” suddenly come back to him after an eternity only to begin to murder all of them without a single care?

They are angry, and bitter, and do not want to be murdered by this “God” they fasley worshiped, nor would they ever want his creation in the first place after realizing who and what he really is, not to mention how he treats them alone.

There is also the theory that Calliope is the Second Messiah that Gamzee talks about.

With that being said, the Horrorterrors were the ones who created a dream bubble specifically for Alt. Calliope to hide from Lord English in. 

The Horrorterrors would know how important Caliope is, seeing as how she is ‘The Second Messiah’, and they would need to protect her.

Ontop of all this, when going through the Horrorterror wiki you stumble across this about one of them: “His name(Nrub'yiglith) also bears a (less startling) resemblance to the names of several eldritch beings from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, such as Shub-Niggurath, “The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young,” and Yig, “Father of Serpents,” as well as “the Twin Blasphemies,” Nug and Yeb. This matches Fluthlu’s obvious allusion to Cthulhu himself.”
“The Black Goat with a Thousand Young”
- Gamzee is Capricorn, the sea Goat. There are an endless amount of ‘goats’ running around paradox space that can never die.
“Father of Serpents”
- Who raised Caliborn and Calliope? Gamzee.
“Twin Blasphemies” - Mirroring of the ‘Two Messiahs’. What happens when someone of faith turns their back and speaks against the faith? They become blasphemers.

A few extra small thoughts to wrap this up.

Gamzee is a character we do not know much about, at least if you do not dig for it. We don’t know his motives, his thoughts, or almost anything about him. The same goes for the Horrorterrors. We do not know what their motives are, we do not know who or what they are, we know practically nothing about them. Just like we know nothing about Gamzee. Another interesting connection is that the Horrorterrors only whisper when in contact with people, while Gamzee is very quiet in person and doesn’t talk much. His (post)murderstuck quirk also goes between yelling and whispering which leads into another observation. Feferi’s lusus, Gl'bgolyb, is an ‘Emissary to the Horrorterrors’, created by Doc Scratch for the ruling class on Alternia. Gl'bgolyb is known to release the Vast Glub. What is another cry in Homestuck to be referred to as vast? The Vast Honk, which putting with a Horrorterror, would tie in with the yelling part of Gamzee’s quirk.

As far as I can see, it seems to me that Gamzee being the Horrorterrors is not that far fetched!