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.
While all art here was drawn by me, the song and characters are not my property and belong respectively to Two Steps From Hell and Andrew Hussie. I am not profiting off of the use of these creations.
A long time ago someone proposed the prompt: “What I learned in Homestuck is…?” and I never could shake the idea. I wrote the script for this about a year ago, remade the panels about three times, and finally ended up with this. Please take your time reading, the song does not have lyrics. I recommend viewing this on my blog rather than on your dashboard.
Late to the party, as always! But in case you haven’t heard, I’ve been artworking on HIVESWAP, making tons of backgrounds!
I’m really happy to see Joey and company gorgeously animated into my contributions. It was a LOT of fun doing the family portraits, for those wondering who’s A. Claire, I won’t say anything nyehehe >:B Also painting these moirails were a total delight TvT
You might be excited for the game now, I’ve been like that for a long while, hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
i wanted to start an askblog for them years ago, like, back when ancestors were actually relevant…..but i never did. so i decided 2 months ago i was gonna go for it now since i draw them so much anyway. and i love toddlers. so thats happening in the next couple days
i think the reason i never did this ask blog before was that i was worried people weren’t ready for my headcanons but. i think you can handle them now.
bshjkfdjskfdjk so according to google it’s like, hell o’clock AM in the US right now so i can post this without dying. anyways @casentine posted the link to this wonderful contribution to the worldwide database of dirk strider content with the link to transparent lineart. (thank u for my life.) i was like hey lets colour something you haven’t done that in a while
then i remembered that i haven’t downloaded the tablet driver for my tablet yet SO i did it in ms paint instead. i’m sorry. i love him and also cas’s art. have some prime quality 9pm content
to be a hipster but homestuck was better when there wasnt any welovefine and
hot topic and kickstarter. when it was just a man and his computer, and a
couple great collaborators, and your ass was keeping a sharp eye on the
minuscule god tier hoodie restocks to snag one before they inevitably sold out
again. I miss homestuck before hussie took year long breaks and i miss topatoco
and i miss the homestuck store and i hate sifting through 8 miles of fanart
disproportionately slapped on t-shirts for actual merch that doesnt bring me
the same sense of excitement that it used to. it only brings resentment that if
i buy something welovefine is going to enter me in a giveaway for squiggle lines drawn by hussie. which is not that funny?
that would have probably made me laugh in 2012. but the thing is that you can
shit on your fandom all you want when you’re providing good quality content.
youre an aloof, eccentric creator. but when we’re all waiting on a game we
backed years ago and was promised years ago and was promised for REALSIES
months ago, when you’ve cut off all interaction on twitter, destroyed your own
forums, and left the one tech guy in charge of repairing the forum to be the
SOLE SPOKESPERSON for the state of your company, im not??? going to laugh when
you’re like “hey guys enter a contest to win squiggly lines drawn by
especially when the incentive to obtain more entries for
that “””GRAND PRIZE””” is to buy things from welovefine, to link as many
social media accounts as you can, to beg your friends to do the same, to make
daily homestuck posts on instagram and then let their system confirm it like a
goddamn receipt so it can spit out more entries for your stupid squiggle lines.
is it so much work to offer a genuine commission? it’s all so cynical and
commercialized which is??? honestly kinda shitty considering how much homestuck
riffs on that culture???
and at the end of it all homestuck social media (what’s left of
it anyway lol) has the nerve to constantly be like “we’re all still stuck here forever
guys, right guys? right? right? ….right?” while we all kind of stare at them like a dad trying
to use a meme, a meme he fucking CREATED and somehow destroyed.
Homestuck is truly the ultimate tragedy, the epitome of a great rise and a greater fall, but I’m still waiting on
my catharsis and my copy of fucking Hiveswap.