just...thanks

art notes to future self for cr art stuff:

everyone:hero’s crest with each of the five dragon scales

grog: has his shoulder tattoo as well as kevdak’s tribal bear tattoo redone onto his back, percy’s ascot and glasses

pike: nothing new tbh??? she’s got a cute ass bakery tho, EDIT: blue streaks going from the center down and one on each side all the way down, which leads to a blue ombre kinda tips

vex: white dragon scale armor, makes her hero’s crest her hair piece

vax: antlers tattooed onto his right bicep

keyleth: her cool ceremonial robe was tattooed on her chest and shoulders

percy: rose gold glasses made by taryon himself

tary: black armor of umbrasyl to match vex’s, long dangling earring on the left ear, haS A BROOM, hero’s crest without any scales

doty: book storage lil slot in left rib cage, weird right arm, vm crest on chest, left hand has a hole in palm for a book, can say “tary” exclusively, boots of elven kind

it’s so funny to me how much the homestuck fanbase changed in 2011-2012

like, initially hussie’s audience was largely just nerdy webcomic fans until it kind of branched out and was comprised mostly of those geeky ass cishet dudes who argue about power levels and call themselves gamers and shit

however, around hivebent the fanbase shifted immensely and a lot of teenagers and young adults – esp girls, and esp LGBT ppl – got super into the comic to the point where it pretty much blew up

and a lot of the geeky cishet dudes who followed the comic the longest were super bitter about it and talk at length about how “gayness” and “tumblr” and “shipping” supposedly “ruined” homestuck

however… for the great majority of homestuck’s popularity and updates it was a character-driven story with a super cool concept that carried the story but was largely never explored in-depth. we know very little about the setting (alternia, earth, etc) or the intricacies of the game mechanics (classpects etc) but we DO know quite a bit about the characters’ relationships and interactions

and that’s what kills me! tbh, character interaction and character development was ALWAYS one of hussie’s biggest strengths as a writer. it’s so funny that weirdo nerd guys who care exclusively about classpect nonsense, game mechanics, etc and proudly proclaim the “only ship they care about is john/roxy” don’t like the way the comic turned out

whether they were the intended audience or not, homestuck was never meant to be the type of media they’d really enjoy. i don’t know why they expected back to back epic fight scenes and explosions and grand heterosexual romances instead of hundreds of pages of insecure teenagers talking about their feelings. that’s always been a huge part of what homestuck was.

Midnight Memories

A/N: I saw a post a while ago with this prompt idea so if it’s yours feel free to tell me and I’ll give you credit!!

Warnings: cussing, a little bit of smut, mostly fluff

Originally posted by metal-armed-jesus

You smiled at your reflection in the mirror, readjusting your bikini and feeling confidence radiate through your body. 

A pool party. 

Not that you hadn’t had the idea before, but now that your birthday had rolled around, you decided to give in to the requests that your friends had made many times before. 

“You look hot.” Natasha said in the doorway, grinning as you immediately covered your stomach. 

“Shut up, I’m going to be underwater most of the time anyway.” With one last glance at your reflection, you grabbed the silky over-shirt and slipped it onto your body, hooking arms with Natasha and walking out of your room. 

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it’s just interesting to me how in mac and dennis’ relationship it seems to be an unspoken rule that whoever is perceived as the most heterosexual is the one with the most power over the other??

like, i’ve seen many people discuss how around season 8-10 there seemed to be a shift from there being more hints toward dennis being gay and into mac to more outright statements about mac being gay and into dennis, but what i haven’t seen as much about is how that correlates with who’s, for lack of a better word, in charge between them

like in mac and charlie die part 1 (season 4) dennis says “mac is dead and he’s still bossing me around”, and then in mac and dennis break up in the next season we see the whole apple-peeling thing. at this point in the series it’s clear that dennis listens to what mac has to says, he highly regards mac’s opinions and can be almost naive when it comes to mac

but then as the series progresses we see things like dennis giving mac “size pills”, dennis saying on multiple occasions that he doesn’t like mac, mac talking to frank about how much he puts into he and dennis’ relationship, etc

and it is… Super Fucking Painful to think about how both of them having internalized so much homophobia and hypermasculinity that they each subconsciously view the idea of being attracted to the other as vulnerable, which has to mean weak, which has to mean bad and wrong

and then in season 12 we finally get to see mac saying fuck you to all of this and having the strength to do what he knows is perceived as a weakness and dennis? dennis can’t do the same and instead he runs away because he knows and he knows that mac knows and he doesn’t want anything to change he can’t have things change because if he isn’t winning then he has to admit that winning isn’t what he cares about

People, this was NEVER just about Bluepulse; this was about the greater potential for trauma that can occur when someone who is not yet developmentally mature is exposed to sexually explicit behaviour directed at them, REGARDLESS of the intent of the older person regarding the well-being of the kid, REGARDLESS of the relative maturity of the kid in relation to their peers (guess what; a ‘mature’ 13-yr-old is still in fact a 13-yr-old).

So not only have you had this explained to you again and again, that romanticizing a ship between a 13-yr-old and a 16-yr-old could be legitimizing an idea that is dangerous to children in real life, but you pushed the person you forced to explain to tell you how that idea literally hurt her when she was a child … and then you used that trauma to dismiss her point.

I’m not playing around; if you ship Bluepulse you need to block me, bc I sure as hell don’t want you around if you’re not only going to support a toxic ship, but also willing to actively piss on someone who has literally had to deal with the traumatic consequences romanticized by that ship. You can’t say it’s ‘just fiction’ or w/ever, bc you were given a real-life example and you ignored it bc the ship was more important than the well-being of its potential victims. Assholes.