12/10/14 Upd8: No Place Like Home (Redux)
So THAT’S what the phrase was for! (Redux cause I used this as a title before but hey it was important.) Reaction and speculation below!:
You’re describing Terezi in a nutshell, John. Also, this was a callback:
But we already established her powers are shot, didn’t we?
??? What are you talking about?
It’s the return of the ‘No place like home’ phrase! But…what exactly is going on here? John, what are you doing?
The fuck!? But look, it’s half of the Homestuck title!
Something extremely significant is happening here!
I just went back and checked AND THIS WAS RETCONNED. But where does this lead?
A password entry? This is new, well, let’s try!
The password is HOME. And, submit!
Bottom John reaction=My reaction right now.
Whoa, just, WHOA.
Hussie, you are a GENIUS.
The password system was for the benefit of archive readers. Those who reach this point from now are are going to be tempted to click [????]. But they will be greeted with the password, which they must know to continue. Without the password, they have to continue along the original A6A6I4 track. It’s going to be one of those ‘Ah HA!’ moments for archive readers in the future.
But ladies and gentleman, we have grasped the Timey Wimey Ball! I mean, the other version of John hasn’t seen Typheus yet. For him, he hasn’t experience what the John who just zapped in experienced. What going to happen to him, I wonder?
But TEREZI! You are officially back in the game! I am so happy for this you have no idea. I speculated in my reaction post before the original ‘No Place Like Home’ that Terezi would lead into Vriska’s reappearance:
Okay, there are a couple things I want to note: One, Terezi has been shockingly involved here. She’s half of the Scourge Sisters, and has just kicked John and Roxy into gear (Seers make it really hard to tell how passive they are when they do stuff like this, seriously). And she heard something important:External image
Terezi has been one of the greatest victims of Aranea’s shenanigans. And her arc post-A5 has been about dealing with her killing Vriska. Is Pyrope about to drag her fellow Scourge Sister back into the plot?
That theory fizzled along with Terezi’s powers. BUT NOW…
Even if that theory is still wrong, I really should have seen some form of this coming. We weren’t even sure what she had been trying to do in the original timeline (from my original reaction post):
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:( At least you tried…
What was she trying to do, anyway? What was the theory here? It’s hard to say.
I wrote it off as vague stuff. But now we know! And so, we re-learn Lesson One of Homestuck: NOTHING is unimportant!
Do you all remember that conversation after Dave and Rose met up with the trolls? I quoted part of this earlier, but I’m going to cite the whole thing now:
How did she know her talents wouldn’t be critical, indeed.
Seer of Mind, it’s time for you to step up and do your thing!