During collaborative study of their soul-based aspects in the new universe, Jane and Dirk learn that they can combine their powers to switch bodies.
After the initial screams of surprise from both parties discovering they are no longer in their proper vessels, Dirk is excited to tell everyone about this wacky, amazing discovery, but Jane, being the prankstress she is, has a much better idea.
Without telling anyone, the two switch bodies for an entire day, pretending to be each other. Jane goes about Dirk’s day, and Dirk goes about Jane’s.
Jane in Dirk’s body visits Dave for a jam session, in which she tries her best to freestyle rap, struggling not to burst into laughter the entire time. Dave notices an unusual amount of sitcom references in Dirk’s raps.
“uh bro are you feeling ok your rap game seems to be off” Dave mentions.
“Um, yeah! Uh, dude? Can you not handle my, um, sick rhymes? Too many Swansons for you? :B” Jane stammers through Dirk’s smirk.
“nah dude i can dig it it’s just kind of unusual for you is all”
Jade gets quite impatient and upset when Dirk visits Jane and Jade’s greenhouse in Jane’s body for one of Jade’s daily botany lessons, which had been a regular thing between the two since coming to the new universe. He insists on using rapper names for the plants that he doesn’t know the names of.
“jane, what has gotten into you??” Jade exclaims, “this is a hydrangea, not a… what did you call it?? ‘snoop doggicus???’”
“Shit, Jade, I’m sorry, I must have forgotten. What’s that one over there? Kanye Westius?” Dirk deadpans through Jane’s toothy gob.
Jade gets even more huffy.
They push the envelope more and more as the day goes on, messing with more and more of their friends, to the point where they can’t contain their laughter.
At the end of the day, everyone gets together for dinner, which Dirk and Jane planned in advance so they can prank everybody at once. As the two body swappers pass each other joke after joke across the table, Rose catches on.
“Ok, something is going on here. Dirk doesn’t usually snort when he laughs. You two have been acting so strange all day. The jig is up, what is going on?”
Dirk and Jane burst into laughter and come clean. Everybody at the table looks on in agog amazement. Roxy bursts out into laughter. Kanaya is completely baffled. John practically faints. Terezi claims that she knew the entire time.
Jane’s father puts his hand on his heart and sheds a tear, out of confusion, out of fright, and out of sheer fatherly pride for his brilliant prankstress of a daughter.
Hey Jane! I was making sims on the Sims 4, and started making the Homestuck kids! I made Jane, of course, and I thought you might want to see her! (If you want to see her other outfits, or other kids, just ask) :)
Gasp! This is so lovely! I really love the outfit you chose, especially the glasses. Everything is just perfect! I love seeing people’s Sims creations… everyone seems to be so darn good at it! Great work!
I think a lot about how when you end all the shipping configurations, 2 of 3 of Jade, Jane, or John are left (depending on who dates Roxy, unless you think Callie in which case all 3) and they can’t date each other so either they need to have humans or trolls on new earth, they date no one, or they’re gonna have to get used to the sweet embrace of carapace.
what she means:homestuck is ending tomorrow. Tomorrow. everything andrew hussie has worked towards for seven years is coming to a conclusion on 4/13. after tomorrow we're never getting another upd8, never going to see the characters we watched grow up again. there's never going to be another story like this one again. the fandom is slowly going to grow smaller and move on and stop caring about the incredible world that hussie built. and I know we all like to joke about finally being free from this hellpit, but frankly I'm not ready to say goodbye. I don't want to say goodbye to the characters I've loved for so long, to the comic that's shaped me into who I am today. I'm not even close to prepared for this but I don't have a choice. Because homestuck is ending tomorrow aND NOTHING IS O K A Y