goldenbonnies  asked:

Update: Talk to horrorterror, had some tea that turned everything pink for like two minutes, she was actually pretty nice and called me her friend! = >

That sounds like you had ran into that one tea-and-knitting horroterror from Oglogolth’s book club. Very nice lady. Always brings biscuits. She insists it’s biscuits.

Glad you make friends, keep up the good job!


anonymous asked:

Feline here! So if Doc Scratch is an emissary to the horroterrors, does that mean that my Scientologist Doc Scratch is now off the table? Can he be both human cult leader and emissary at the same time, and his oracular visions are from LE? Does LE kill other horrorterrors? Also, what kind of animals are there on Skaia? What do carnivorous Carapacians eat, and how are these animals farmed?

WELL!!! The story of Doc Scratch and his origins will need to be its own post because that’s a BIG DEAL (and no, your scientologist scratch idea was not thrown out the window, you’ll see!) but to answer the question of what animals are native to Skaia…

Skaian animals run the same gamut of diversity as on Earth but with the caveat of being form another planet that has a different astronomical history. It’s possible there will need to be a very subtle new branch of animal classification that I would personally put in between Kingdom and Phylum tier, determining whether the following animals are Earthling or Skaian. To whit:

The Kingdom is Animalia, because we’re talking about Animals. The Origin is Skaian, because we’re looking specifically at animals native to that planet. The Phylums of Skaian animals are generally the same, because it will include a LOT of the same types of animals. Skaia still has Cnidarian animals, like jellyfish, corals, and anemones. It also still has Molluscan animals, such as gastropods (snails), a SHITLOAD of cephalopods (octopus and squid), etc. There are also the more complex animals, like chordates, which is where we step out of the ocean and onto land animals and amphibians.

Carapaces themselves are in the chordate phylum, subphylum Vertebrata, but they would obviously not be classified as “human” or even CLOSE to human, for that matter, because this is where things get Fucky.

For the purposes of this answer I made a cute little diagram explaining the basic taxonomy of a human being. For any kind of animals to be drawn from this base, we go backwards and make up some kind of imaginary deviation from it. Let’s say for example, instead of a Homo sapiens, a bipedal creature with a big brain and no tail, there was a Felis sapiens, a creature with the same big brain of a human, but with a tail, that stands on four legs, and has all the other trappings of a cat.

You can go backwards from this to make up a bunch of cool animals. How does a carapace square up taxonomically, then?

(For the record, a lot of the naming is just latin gibberish I made up because most/all taxonomic names are in latin)

From this, we can go backwards and determine what other kinds of land animals there are on Skaia that would branch off from the previous taxonomic classifiers. What other kinds of “lucoromutous” animals are there? What about the other animals that might exist on Skaia, like Skaian mammals or Skaian amphibians? I’d basically have to come up with an entire ecosystem, but thanks to this knowledge of taxonomy and my own imagination, I at least don’t have to start from scratch.

TL;DR Carnivorous carapaces eat a lot of deep-sea fish from Derse, or otherwise hunt local fauna to their ecosystems that would take a lot longer than one answer to explain.

aquatariuswriter reblogged your post “Next nerd incoming….. Eridan. Do you think he was justified by self defense in killing fef?”

Friend, I’m afraid you’re wrong.

Grimdark cannot happen unless one is dabbling in dark magics/horror terror stuff. Like Rose was. Rose went grimdark because of her communication with the outer rings, her obsession and ensuing use of horribly dark magic, and the trigger, her mother dying. It’s been speculated that it’s something that was specific to herself, because of the game shenanigans.

Eridan did not have either the horrorterrors, or the dark magic. He was angry, and the two panels are a styling choice. He dabbled in white magic, in ‘science.’ Not in dark. Feferi would be a closer choice for someone turning grimdark, since she was actually in communication with the horrorterrors.

Another note: Grimdarkness is not a light switch. you can’t turn it on and off. Rose’s grimdark stayed with her until she died and then rose (haha) again,  due to her god tier statues.

While the subject of Eridan’s ‘self defense’ is still, erm, debateble if we’re being generous to him, it’s certain that he did not, and could not, go grimdark.

And I assure you that he could and he did.  Why? Because he was ghosting his other classpect - Sylph of Rage. It’s not connection to Horrorterrors that warrants grimdarkness, it’s unleashing the uncontrollable inner rage that has been triggered by a stressful event.

He keeps flickering between Prince of Hope and Sylph of Rage further on.

That’s why Jade who has no connection to Horrorterrors whatsoever goes grimbark because she holds big amounts of aggression inside herself thanks to being prototyped with Bec who is perfectly capable of it. 

I’ll go even further and say that Gamzee’s “Hero/Murder mode” is also a sign of grimdarkness.

His face is literally black under the make up and hair. That’s the most GRIM color of DARKNESS you can get.

Rose’s grimdarkness is triggered by Horrorterrors and that’s true! But in her case this is the only way she could achieve it, because she, as a player who has no connection to Rage aspect whatsoever, needed external help with it. Horroterrors are the best beings in the universe she could come to. Why?

Because Horrorterrors are alternate Gamzees. That’s why we never see alternate Gamzees in dreambubbles or in the army Tavros has gathered. 

Their blood is exactly the same color as Gamzee’s.

And yes, you can switch on and off grimdarkness. It’s called switching on and off your brain. Rose switched off her brain by dying, Vriska did it for Jade by putting her to sleep. 

And Gamzee?

Gamzee simply got calmed the fuck down by the most calming touch in Paradox Space. Considering the fact  his brain is taken over by Lil Cal’s influence, this means it was removed from his mind because Caliborn can’t stand fluff.

There are no accidents or stylistic choices for the sake of being decorative in Homestuck, friend. It’s not that kind of comic.

Have you never wondered why do we never see alternate Gamzees we know had to exist? We don’t see any of them thorough the story. There’s no alternate Gamzees in Tavros’ army, there’s no alternate Gamzee’s in Caliborn: Enter (where LE kills a ton of ghosts), there’s even no Prospit Gamzee’s dreamself that should exist by default - and yet, we don’t see it. Gamzee shows in the dreambubbles only once and it’s during the Ministrife!! flash, to honk at Tavros when he is pushing through people and searching for the ring.

Which makes it more than obvious it’s Gamzee we’ve known from “our” timeline, as he is honking either as mindcontrolled by Aranea self or muffled by others on the meteor self.

What do we see in the bubbles that isn’t ghosts tho? Or, rather - what else is around there, surrounding bubbles in the Furthest Ring?

These guys.

Very purple, very horroterrory

purple eldritch tentamonsters who has the exact same color of blood like Gamzee

the creatures that can borrow you the Rage aspect if you don’t have Rage aspect in yourself to let you flip out into Grimdarkness (Gamzee’s aspect)

shadowy beings, beings of the night, beings of the darkness

who can feel pain and are asking for help 

like a certain clown (albeit, for different reasons)

and their whisper can be resisted to through eyewear Dave has, which has made him resistant to Lil Cal as well

and the fact that Time and Space continuum in the Furthest Ring is the most complicated and flabbergasting thing ever only makes me ask: how long was Gamzee suffering there - how long does it take to make a four-limbed troll turn into such a monstrosity as a horrorterror.

And no, I don’t believe that because they’re “eldritch gods” that they has “always been there”, because nothing self-creates in Homestuck. You need a Void player to create something out of nothing (like Equius creates robots) - and we’ve actually seen a Void player create a monstrosity out of nowhere and putting it in the place it didn’t belong.

That’s right, Gl’bgolyb.

More, I’d say that since all lusi (lususes?) are some sort of reborn/redone/??? versions of ancestors, I’d say that Gl’bgolyb was done in the same way as Gamzee - Gl’bgolyb probably is Condesce thrown into Furthest Ring to reshape  by no one else but Lord English (partially a Void player). Why?

Cause Lord of Time is a cruel, cruel cherub. 

Now, either I’m right and we will see what’s the reasoning behind it, or I am not and there’s something entirely different going on. We will see.

I don’t make shit up. 

anonymous asked:

... Oh yeah. it's october the halloween month. LORD I AM LAZY. Relax the theme i thinked really fits. and i think it's beautiful(in some way because... horroterrors) and Spooky = D

Thanks I spent all of 2 minutes on it ;)

also I’ve made the playlist not autoplay for the people that asked (even though it totes add to the spoopy atmosphere)

~●●● About Rankstuck AU ●●●~


Title: Seer of Light

Ranking index: 0,64 (#9)

Light skills: clairvoyance

(First - casual outfit, second - formal).

As the Light Aspecter, Rose’s main job is to predict the future. Her specialty is to help people make decisions – when presented with several options she can decide which one will be the best for reaching the desired goal. Because of this she lives in the Residence with John and Dave, in order to be easily accessible when the important decisions must be made; she has a position of Royal Advisor. She also sometimes gets visions of a very distant future, but they are harder to decipher. Every Light Aspecter’s best friend is a crystal ball, and Rose uses it too.

She also hears the whispers of the Horrorterrors – louder and more frequently than anyone else – being both a Seer and having the Light Aspect; she often has nightmares because of them. To take her mind of this she learned knitting and writes books, but it doesn’t really helps.

Generally, Light Aspecters are physically inactive because they work through their mind, but Rose decided to learn how to fight Horroterrors – firstly, because she wanted an activity to distract her from constant pressure on her mind, and secondly because hearing their whispers comes in handy when searching for them.

At first people thought that her choice to make needles her weapon is laughable, but she proved that she doesn’t need anything else. She carries the needles and balls of yarn in that small round purple bag.

The Lalondes, like the Striders, are one of the oldest family lines among the humans, her distant relative Roxy from house Alpha has the same surname. Rose’s parents were Aspecters too – her mother is still alive and works as a scientist; her father was a Horrorterror fighter and died in a battle.

This may seem like a random fact, but she is also one of a few people who own a boat.

Rose wears the obligatory Light symbol on her head in a form of hair clips; I forgot to say that humans’ symbols tend to be flat, small or cover the head because the tradition requires them to be never taken off, even when sleeping. The trolls have it easier – when they sleep in sopor slime, their heads stick out, so they can wear whatever form they want.

Rose’s best friends are John, Dave, Jade, Kanaya and Terezi. She found a common ground with Terezi because they both work with their minds actively. She shares an Aspect with Vriska and when they were younger Rose wanted to be friends with her but Vriska wasn’t so eager.