best quality: Compassionate + Encouraging(Also doesn’t rely on poetic words to flirt. *flaunts wingspan*)
worst quality: I feel as though we don’t know too much about Az which is a bummer since I think his character can be intriguing if we delve deeper into the Shadowsinger.
ship them with: H A P P I N E S S
brotp them with: Bat boys (Rhys and Cass) along with Feyre and Elain. Can you just imagine a prank war going on in which Az secretly helps the boys AND girls during the mischief without anyone catching on???
needs to stay away from: Probably the Inner Circle after they have had a long night of drinking. I can definitely see Az playing the mother hen and trying to make sure his friends don’t destroy Velaris in a drunken stupor.
misc. thoughts: He is a motivational character that needs more page time. He has so much potential and he literally gets lost in the shadows of other well-known characters. But we’ll get to see more of him in the future at least!
I think I was being a little too dramatic last night.
I honestly will never hate kyman. Like that’s never going away and I’m sorry if it seemed like I totally ditched the ship. I guess I was so irritated with Cartman in last night’s episode that I was done with anything Cartman related and wanted to change some things.
But yeah I’m still a huge kyman fangirl and will always love future kyman where Cartman actually takes care of his mental health and is a mature person. He needs to grow up in order to be in a relationship and that’s a fact.
Hate sex is definitely a thing, but there’s a level of loathing too virulent for hate-sex.
And that’s exactly the amount of disdain Carlisle and Caius have towards each other, in my opinion. They have very similar drives– Carlisle’s profession was identical to Caius’ when he was human, right down to the “burning wrongdoers” aspect– and similar flaws. They’re incredibly defined by their convictions. In short, looking at one another is like seeing one’s reflection in a fun-house mirror, all distorted and generally terrible.
I guess I’d need a lot of character-building to really see Carlisle and Caius as a viable ship, instead of “two people hissing accusations at each other and sulking”? But I’m open to persuasion.
best quality: Selflessness + Cunning + Protective of his people and loved ones
worst quality: Tends to try and sacrifice himself too much - AKA has a bit of a hero complex
ship them with: Feyre, darling.
brotp them with: Bat boys (Az and Cass)
needs to stay away from: Unprotected sex. I don’t want to see no little younglings flying around and creating chaos until he and Feyre have more fun adventures and are ready to settle down. (And I’m pretty sure the Inner Circle needs time to mentally prepare for a Feysand child 😂😂😂)
misc. thoughts: Nice tattoos. Very nice. So nice I would like to touch them and- well you all get the point. He probably is really good at giving tours around Velaris and finding all the stores with the best deals. He can take me shopping any day and then we have dinner… *looking at all of you with a dirty mind* (pauses) *whispers* But I’m not opposed to THAT either.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES im dumb and still dont know how photoset dimensions work here godddghfj
OK anyway i guess this is a disjointed spiderman homecoming au-ish thing purely because i loved how zendayas character was reading that book and i thought it would be hilarious to see keith reading it too considering how much he loves bonding
It’s time for today’s Hiveswap development team interview!
Hey there folks! We’re back with our next Hiveswap developer interview, right on schedule. This week we’re chatting with our animation director Angela Sham, who – as some of you may already be aware – was already creatively contributing to the Homestuck universe before she started working on Hiveswap. So let’s jump right in!
Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?
Hullo!! My name’s Angela and I’m the animation director on Hiveswap. I’m responsible for overseeing the development of sprites, cutscenes, and basically anything that moves. Together with our lead animator Adrienne, I help to make the pictures go. I’m very lucky to be drift compatible with her.
When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?
Two years ago What Pumpkin (WP) brought me on to animate Act 7, and then I transitioned into game work! Speaking of Act 7, you can check that out right here if you’d like.
Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in animation? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?
I didn’t ever expect to be an animator, to be honest. I didn’t go to school for art, and animation was a manic sort of hobby that helped me concentrate. When I graduated I decided to give it a shot as a career and happened to start freelancing for Sparkler Monthly, where another WP employee was also working, and that was when I joined the Homestuck team. My advice is, there is no one “right” way to enter the field, so draw what you want and put it out there. In my case, I drew fan art and a Homestuck fan animation called “A Lullaby for Gods,” and… here we are! In fact, you can watch “A Lullaby for Gods” right here if you’re so inclined.
We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time, and what games are you playing currently (if any)?
This is an impossible question; how could you ask me this!? You’re gonna have to settle for categories of favorite/influential games, including hits like I Cried for 50 Days (Shadow of the Colossus); Why Am I Doing This to Myself (God Hand); I Have a Mouth and It Is Screaming (Rule of Rose, Haunting Ground); I’m Just RPG Trash (Final Fantasy IX, Okami, Paper Mario, Kingdom Hearts);and Gitaroo-Man (Gitaroo-Man). I’m currently playing through NieR: Automata, and I drive around in Grand Theft Auto V when I really need to relax.
Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own animation work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?
Street Fighter III, BlazBlue, and Skullgirls for sure.
As an animator, you must have some favorite cartoons and/or anime – tell us about them!
Tekkonkinkreet was the film that made me want to animate. Something about it made me realize it was possible, that such an incredible thing was made by people, even though I grew up on a healthy diet of cartoons and anime. Some favorite cartoons include Hey Arnold! and Ed, Edd n Eddy, while Samurai Champloo and Escaflowne rank among my favorite anime. Animators who have been especially influential to me include Hiroyuki Imaishi, Yutaka Nakamura, Norio Matsumoto, and Sergio Pablos. I could talk all day about animation, so I’m gonna do you all a favor and head myself off at the pass.
What’s your workstation like? Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!
I work from home, so it gets very… uh… listen, there are a lot of snacks within arm’s reach, between my monitors and just a bit too close to all of my art books. Nobody should be told about this, let’s move on.
Favorite Homestuck character?
HMMM. The beta kids are nearest and dearest to my heart; I can’t rank them because they wouldn’t be great without each other. And their patron trolls. So I guess I have eight favorite characters, and are we only being asked impossible questions now.
Favorite Homestuck ship?
GUESS SO. In the early days, I was really ready for Karkat >3>John to happen, but after all these years, the long-buried ship that I think of every so often when I’m lying awake at night wondering where it all went is… Dave/Terezi.
Favorite Homestuck flash?
Lord. I’ve been going through flashes for like 40 minutes now, and this one is actually impossible. This isn’t an answer, but the first one I checked was Jade:Enter, then Jack:Ascend, then Descend, then Make Her Pay, then…
Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?
I know. You don’t think I know, but I know. I’m there too.
I’m binging humans are weird posts right now and I am probably going to get way too into this later tonight, but just the entire “hold my beer” culture interacting with Very Serious Alien Diplomats makes me want to scream.
Alien: By my calculations, the leap from the landing bay to the ship is too great for your physiology, Human Steve. I will call for assistance–
Human Steve: nah, nah, nah, C’Rahn, nah I know parkour.
Alien C’Rahn: Who is Parkou—aaaaAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Alien C’Rahn: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I KILLED THE–
Human Steve, rolling: LOL sick!
Alien C’Rahn, rushing to the edge and seeing Human Steve alive: HOW?!
I listened to “Believer” by Imagine Dragons while doodling and well I ended up drawing this, because the lyrics kinda reminded me of Keith and his relationship with Shiro (even if you don’t ship them, they’re still closer than the rest and Shiro is a big part of Keith’s life). And it really hurts me that Keith loses Shiro time and again, only to get him back more broken than before.
I’m really excited to see if Keith will find him in the next season, too. If there’s something left of the old Shiro to be found anyway. I guess my all-time worst case scenario would be the Paladins finding Shiro, but he got brainwashed and is now the enemy, fighting the team for a few seasons, while Keith stubbornly believes that there’s still something of his good old Shiro left in there. All he has to do is get him back and he’ll remember. He’ll remember that he’s one of the good guys and most important: he’ll remember that he belongs to Keith. Not the Galra. So a heartbreaking chase across the universe starts in order to get a hold of their black Paladin.
This would be the worst they can do to me. Seriously. I don’t want to see how that’d affect Keith - and the rest of the team. I’d simply die.
But I like to believe that their fates (again, even if you don’t ship them) are somehow woven together and they’d find eachother no matter what. I still believe in a happy end!! :3
i cant believe myself like im an adult now but i just stumbled upon a post talking about how boring percabeth is as a ship and suddenly my 12 year old self rose up in rage like how dare you they are true love and perfect for each other