ironic hipsters

In case you were wondering, here’s my vintage, one of a kind copy of FWN. Complete with sticky goo on the cover. Yes, everyone this is what we did in the early 00s. We made cds for each other, decorated them and gave them out as presents. Totally a lost art today. I recommend it.


Ike:
Soren, you’re smart, but you’re not good when it comes to your emotions. Come over here.

Soren:
D-don’t treat me like I’m a child! I’m not that–

Ike:
Come on.

Soren:
Shut up! Shut up…

Ike:
Then I’ll come over to you.

Ike POV-ish Hurt/Comfort thing. Cover is by Kiu22 and used with permission.

You’re Not Alone
Sondre Lerche - Let My Love Open The Door // Katie Cappuccio & Charlie Bolling - Keep Holding On (cover) // Derek Cate Never Gonna Be Alone (cover) // Matchbox Twenty - Overjoyed // The Damnwells - I Will Keep The Bad Things From You // SafetySuit - Believe // The Goo Goo Dolls - Hey Ya // The Fray - Heartbeat // Vanilla Sky - Umbrella (cover)

whenever i see anything from the first few acts of homestuck because it makes me so emotional that this is where it all started
with a dork who likes ghostbusters and putting fake arms into cakes
with a mature snarky gothic girl who likes knitting and h.p. lovecraft
with a meta-ironic hipster dude way ahead of his time who makes music and shitty memes
with a simple sleepy pacific islander girl who is friendly, loves gardening, and has an OP dog

this is who we initially knew them as. but as their priorities shifted and shit got more threatening to their lives and existence, we were able to see character arcs and what really affected them all the way to the end. even shit in hindsight that we thought was funny but was revealed to be really sad or more serious

john egbert wanted to be a hacker but was really bad at it. thousands of pages later he’s altering the entire reality of a game to save his friends and session from a decaying timeline.

rose lalonde wasn’t fond of her mother’s drinking habits. years later, she’s acquired a taste for alcohol on the meteor despite not even liking the taste. seeing her mother die at the hands of jack really fucked her up i guess

dave strider always thought his brother was cool but just toying with him. years later he’s sitting with his brother’s alernate universe teen self before their final battle, and finally venting his buildup of realization ever since jack killed him that his bro was abusive and his ‘irony’ was just masking how sick he really was.
dave learned that he didnt always need his cool dude funnyman facade to be likeable

jade harley initially wouldnt hurt a fly and didn’t do much. later she’s one of the most important characters and she’s responsible for saving the essentials from the kids’ first session like the planets, the sprites, and skaia, and responsible for creating the Space Frog. she’s like the one thing the big bad wolf bec noir can’t touch since bec, even prototyped with jack, was still her loyal companion. thats how she ascended to god tier in the first place.
since jade was given the most important responsibilities, she’s grown much more assertive and can get shit done

thats not even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why i love homestuck so much. i think the fact that it was spanned out over such a long time made the characters mature…in a relatively realistic time span

i know homestuck is long as fuck but thats what makes it so good. this comic is written by one guy. he has massive talent in worldbuilding, characters & development, humor, the meta intelligence and genius planning behind all that paradox time shenanigans, and the fucking devotion. one person. and its just… these fuckin characters are so realistic

got fuckin damn