When my sister and I watched the upd8, we knew we had to do something about it. This is us playing Moonsetter! Mind the mess ups, we haven’t practiced this in forever, and this is the first time we’ve ever played it together!
showtime (piano refrain) – malcolm brown & kevin regamey // sunrise – erik sscheele // homestuck – mark hadley // doctor – clark powell & michael vallejo // creation – tyler dever // alternia – seth peelle // keepers – toby fox // candles and clockwork (alpha version) – alexander rosetti // underfoot – erik scheele // cascade – toby fox // moonsetter – toby fox // stargaze – nick smalley // do you remem8er me – malcolm brown // heir of grief – joren de bruin // mother (piano) – erik scheele // thanks for playing – max wright
I love Candles and Clockwork(alpha.ver) next my love were Green Ghost and Moonsetter<3 Homestuck many many music are so great!!!!!! That just my 3top in my way(#######
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I already did a double tribute to Moonsetter and Upward Movement (check that out here) but there are lots of great Moonsetter remixes so I wanted to do one by itself. Just carrying on the tradition of having one more Moonsetter remix than is strictly necessary but it’s okay because they’re both good.
Stride - Kalibration
Moonsetter (Extended Intro Version) - Toby Fox, featuring Samm Neiland on viola and Clark Powell on cello
Moonsweater - David Ellis
Moonsetter - Toby Fox, featuring Samm Neiland on viola and Clark Powell on cello
Songs belong to their artists and What Pumpkin. Moonsetter by Toby Fox.
I hit 2k last night (!!!!!) and wanted to do something special! I’ve made some really great friends here, (despite what I say about Blue Hell)! I will also be unveiling a couple of networks over the next couple of months: another Star Wars network and a Criminal Minds network. I love you all! Stay excellent❤️ -Sarah
EVERYTHING I HOPED FOR FROM THIS UPD8 PLUS SOME HAPPENED. I’M STILL SPAZZING OUT.
Ahem, apologies. Favorite character and all that. SQUEE! *cough*
Reaction and speculation below!
First thing of note: Vriska has a new symbol! Oh come on, there was no way this *couldn’t* be her symbol. It’s a very well-done looking one too.
And here we are, new Alpha!Vriska, to the tune of “Moonsetter” no less! What’s she up to?
An Instagram parody? Interesting. I’ve never even touched Instagram (thought I’ve heard of it), so this probably doesn’t have as much impact for me. That aside, looks like we’re getting a ‘montage’ of her time on the meteor. Hell yes!
Heh, Karkat still got clobbered by John’s ‘bucket message’!
Unfortunately, this becomes mildly depressing when you realize that shortly after this, THIS happened:
Bwahahaha! Rose looks very unimpressed. This is just so…Vriska, it’s hilarious!
Uh oh, Gamzee…But wait…I thought Terezi came to Gamzee in the original timeline…?
Whoa, it was never said Terezi was the one to make the ‘first move’. It just…happened. See, THIS is why I make a point to check EVERYTHING when writing this stuff. If Gamzee was coming onto Terezi like he was here, given her absolute *crap* self-worth after killing Vriska…Dang, I knew it was an abusive relationship but this just makes it creepier.
Unfortunately for Gamzee, Terezi in ‘this’ timeline is far less open to his advances.
And of course.
Given the tension that defined their relationship for so long, it’s heartwarming to see that the ‘Scourge Sisters’ are finally back together. Vriska had been trying to mend bridges with Terezi for a while, right from their first conversation actually, but Terezi was understandably resistant:
And during Alterniabound:
When Murderstuck happened, as we know, in the original timeline Terezi tried *really* hard to convince herself that Vriska was the bad guy who needed to be brought to justice. But it also began to become clear that despite her best efforts, Terezi still cared for her:
And in the original, ‘doomed’ timeline where Vriska survived occurred because Terezi couldn’t go through with it:
Sadly, Paradox Space forced Terezi’s hand, leaving her the wreck we knew in the original timeline. In THIS timeline, however, John’s retcon powers gave her a ‘third option.’ This panel really says it all:
Oh, hi Vriska. Check out the ‘Light Aspect’ coffee cup she has.
Kanaya and Rose look un-amused that she killed the moment. Look at her face though, what a dork (though isn’t everyone in Homestuck a dork?).
So, does this mean Vriska’s presence interfered with Rosemary? Very possibly. On thinking about it though, that would probably be for the better.
…Oh god, please don’t kill me Rosemary fans. But remember what Karkat said in the ‘old’ timeline concerning Rosemary?:
Rose and Kanaya became worrying codependent on each other, to the point it damaged Kanaya’s relationship with Karkat. And was implied to have interfered with Rose and Dave’s relationship in turn, given one of Dave’s lines at the end of the trip:
Rosemary is a nice pairing, definitely one of the more compatible ones. But if a relationship gets to the point where it starts damaging your other ones, that’s probably not a very healthy relationship. Vriska’s disruption was needed to prevent the above from happening.
I haven’t looked into Rosemary much, so I can’t really say much else definitive. Does this mean it won’t be a thing? Not necessarily. But Rose and Kanaya *cannot* shut themselves away from the others like they did in the ‘original’ timeline. And Rosemary didn’t get off on the most ideal foot either in the old timeline, considering Rose kissed Kanaya while *drunk*. How drunk? Drunk enough that as soon as the kiss finished she started falling down the stairs with a smile on her face, seemingly oblivious to what was happening:
What’s more, Rose remained drunk for most of the trip, and Kanaya refused to address it until the end. What’s worse, it’s stated Rose *lied* to her about alcoholism being a thing:
I don’t know guys. I can see the appeal of Rosemary, but looking over how it occurred during the ‘original’ timeline…Starting a relationship while inebriated is already shaky ground, there’s the implication Rose was drunk to some degree for most of it, and then there was the ‘not leaving each other alone for less then a minute’ mentioned by Karkat which probably contributed to the failure to acknowledge Rose had a problem…
Again, I haven’t done as much looking into Rose and Kanaya as the other patron troll-kid pairings, but I’m seeing enough red flags here that Rosemary not being a thing in this timeline over the course of the meteor trip was probably for the best.
(Again, don’t kill me Rosemary fans! I’m just the analyst, and aside from JohnVris I’m indifferent to pairings.)
I wanted to stop at this panel to note Dave and Karkat are getting along FAR better in this timeline then they did in the old timeline. But then again, a lot of the tension between them in the old timeline came from the fact that they were in a ‘love triangle’ of sort, with Terezi being a mutual romantic interest:
But in this new timeline, John advised Terezi not to date Dave OR Karkat:
Seems she took his advice. Considering how her relationship with Dave crashed and burned in the original timeline, and how she and Karkat…just weren’t going to happen, it was probably for the best. Also, it allowed the two boys to be friends from the start.
Case in point. But look, Rose is drinking. In the original timeline, this was where her problems started. But as we know:
Rose didn’t become a drunk in this new timeline.
And that would be why. Vriska has never been one to ‘tiptoe’ around an issue. That kind of brutal ‘There’s a fucking problem here’ attitude was something the meteor crew needed.
THIS is where I went ‘Wait, fuck, I RECOGNIZE THAT ART STYLE!’ That’s the style of the Homestuck fanartist, ikumaru! Holy crap, they actually got draw for an HS flash! Must be a hella proud moment.
Congratulations, ikumaru! You’ve always been one of my favorite fanartists, and I’m so happy you got to contribute to the comic like this!
On another note, damn the DaveKat is strong in this one…
Oh, HEY, I was wondering about this after ‘She’s 8ack’:
Also in the ‘new’ version of the scene, Terezi still has her glasses, which means she’s still blind, which in turn means Aranea never got to her. I wonder if this version of the meteor encountered the A1 trolls at all…
Guess this easily answer that question. Also, watch the numbers I added, they’ll be important in a few here. These are some absolutely *adorable* pictures, and it’s great to see the A1 trolls again like this (Hey, I rarely dislike a character and the A1 trolls are no exception):
That Scorpio symbol…You know, I thought Gamzee was initially talking about Aranea in this scene (give her [S] GAME OVER stunt) but he’s probably actually talking about Vriska. Either way. Kurloz doesn’t look happy at the news (And Cronus giving Mituna a hard time as usual in the background).
Oh wow, the other Vriska’s ghost wasn’t erased. We FINALLY get an answer to that question.
Oh yeah, about the numbers, it was mostly to make sure and also show…I count only ELEVEN Pre-Scratch trolls here. Why is that significant? Well, are we forgetting?:
Where the hell is Aranea!?
Oh man, after [S] GAME OVER, the fact she’s currently unaccounted for make me hella nervous.
Vriska looks a little in shock, and can you really blame her? *That was supposed to be her original fate.* Yet it’s only through the effort of her ‘other self’, John, and the ‘other Terezi’ that this version of her was able to live. While the original Alpha remains in the dreambubbles, dead and never having gotten the chance she did. It’s a version of the ‘who’s the ‘real’ self’ dilemma we’ve seen reoccur across the comic. This meeting had to have had an impact on her.
Why are we suddenly with Jane?
Vriska!? Having apparently taken over Gamzee’s role in the B2 session, apparently:
I still wonder where those time boxes came from…
Tavrosprite! Which means Jane in this timeline actually got a proper sprite. Interesting…
It looks like Vriska is making sure the B2 prototypings get done.
…Wait a second…
If we assume that Fefetasprite:
Are still a thing in this timeline, and we assume that ARquisprite is about to become a thing in this timeline as well:
Combined with Tavrosprite, and…
I actually made a visual to help represent:
Guys, assuming the other B2 sprites are the same, all the trolls are going to be alive in some form for the first time since Murderstuck.
And considering how we’re now approaching the ‘endgame’ with this being the final ‘real’ Act…I am smelling something epic in the making here, if I’m right.
It does look like Vriska learned her lesson and matured over the course of the three year trip. Look at her expression when she curls up with Rose and Kanaya. For the first time *ever*, she was actually hanging around with friends like a normal teenager. No ‘game’ hanging overhead, no Spidermom to worry about, no ‘blood caste reputation’ to worry about, no nothing. Look at how *relaxed* she looks for most of the Flash. The scene with her in the lawn chair, a drink, and Gamzee fanning her was kinda symbolic in that way: For the first time, she’s no longer under pressure, and can focus on being herself, instead of focusing on what she thinks other expect her to be. As she told John towards the end of A5A2:
Though she wasn’t able to fight Jack, it seems like she followed through on the rest of this.
I do wonder how exactly her encounter with her ‘alt self’ went down, considering it was immediately after that we saw her with her trademark driven smirk. However, the fact it immediately flashed to helpful Tavrosprite (in the process helping Tavros, who she regretted killing) shows that it’s different this time around. She’s assumed more mature, and is hopefully closer to actual ‘hero’ now. I wonder what’s she planning…
I just saw the upd8 schedule and it looks like we’ll get a week break before the comic will start upd8 every week day, with the occasional week break. Oh man, I am going to be *busy.* And I am going to love every second of it.
2016 was straight out of the Pit of Carkoon and I’m so glad it’s over. I want to thank everyone who spread the word after I accidentally deleted myself, and everyone who has stuck with me since then! ❤️ ❤️
Thanks to everyone who contributed art! Everything turned out so good and you saved me so much time! Keep an eye on AO3 to see all this art featured in the next chapter, and keep an eye on updates, because we have more awesome art from contributors coming up!
☆ Here and There - Kagamine Rin // Minecraft is for Everyone - Starbomb // Back to the 80’s - Aqua // Sweet Float Flats - Gumi // Wreck-it Ralph - Henry Jackman // Run - SeeU // Gloam Valley - Super Paper Mario OST // Kotobatoraborato - Hatsune Miku // Common World Domination - Hatsune Miku // Special Stage 1 - Sonic Heroes // Smash! - Starbomb // Skydancer / Moonbeam City OST // Swoon.exe - Super Paper Mario OST // Blindfold Code - Hatsune Miku // The Simple Plot of Metal Gear Solid - Starbomb // Woah Zone - Super Paper Mario OST // Your Love Will Surely Skyrocket - Gumi // Minute to Win It - Wreck-it Ralph OST // Dolphin Race / Moonbeam City OST // Moonsetter (8-bit remix) - Toby Fox // On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz // Love Hate - Kagamine Rin & Len // Sunslammer - Toby fox // Death Should Not Have Taken Thee - Kagamine Rin & Len // The Star Festival - Super Mario Galaxy // Arcade Finale - Wreck-it Ralph OST ☆
follow you down to the red oak tree- james vincent mcmorrow // exploration- coraline soundtrack // goods- iamamiwhoami // moon river- the honey trees // lofticries- purity ring // moonsetter- homestuck vol. 9 // woodland- the paper kites // fountain- iamamiwhoami // aeolus- freelance whales // a taste for adventure- homestuck vol. 9 // wolves within the woods- the mariner’s children // plant life (instrumental)- owl city // the cave- mumford and sons // where no one goes (instrumental)- httyd2 soundtrack // hopeless wanderer- mumford and sons // it carved your name into the ground- the mariner’s children // the carnival of the animals (the aquarium)- saint saens // run boy run- woodkid // prelude to the afternoon of a fawn- debussy // playing for keeps- elle king (the doughnuts cover) // snail song- snail party // sis puella magica!- puella magi madoka magica soundtrack // astronaut- amanda palmer (totalspiffage cover) // fineshrine- purity ring // transformation- brother bear ost // witchcraft- pendulum // spitting image- freelance whales // claire de lune- debussy // dearly departed- shakey graves // find home- the honey trees // all the pretty little horses- nancee kahler mccraw // you’ll not feel the drowning- the decemberists (horizon cover)
u cant convince me he and dirk spun a mix with samples of moonsetter and dave DIDNT spend the entire time gushing about his boyfriend
in other news i want dirk to have a certain sort of reverence for karkat because he hears about him constantly from dave and hes been so good to dave that dirk is second hand grateful for his influence in daves life