grimdarking

it’s almost midnight so here goes i’m getting into some fucking discourse about cupcakes of all things

alright i read basically all the mlp grimdark shit in seventh/eighth grade because i thought i was cool and edgy (i was not) and the thing that baffles me about cupcakes is the way it shaped how the fandom sees “pinkamena” despite the fact that like… in the actual fic she never turns into “pinkamena.” like the whole time she’s doing this awful stuff she’s laughing, she’s happy, her hair is poofy, she’s making bad puns… like i don’t like cupcakes or any mlp grimdark really but the only reason you can argue cupcakes may have worked is because pinkie stayed in character the whole time, that’s what made it scary. so why the heck is the fannon interpretation of flat-haired pinkie “cupcakes” pinkie

new genre concept: soft apocalypse

the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch. 

people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.

as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.

im thinking of drawing a small thing with the sides as different types of homestuck “modes”. right now im thinking grimdark prince, trickster morality, and crockertier logic. haven’t decided what to do for anx yet. maybe a sprite? idk

What your favorite 3D console Zelda game says about you:
  • Ocarina of Time: You were born in the late 80s or early 90s and spent your childhood reading fantasy novels. You played this game when it was relatively new and it Changed Your Life™. You're a hardcore fan of the series but you bitch about every new game that comes out.
  • Majora's Mask: You love art games and stan for indie developers. You can't take anything at face value and love grimdark introspective AUs of innocuous stories. You almost definitely had a Hot Topic phase in middle school. Halloween is your favorite holiday.
  • Wind Waker: You're either a bright and innocent soul who loves adventure or a dead-eyed jaded motherfucker. Whenever anyone says the words "kiddie shit" you go ballistic.
  • Twilight Princess: Ocarina of Time fan born eight years later. You're not nearly as elitist as they are which makes them see you as their sworn ememy.
  • Skyward Sword: You're very soft and have a pastel tumblr theme with tiny text. You still love Disney movies. Hardcore Zelink shipper.
  • Breath of the Wild: You have Breath of the Wild and I hate you.