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> Jake: Commence Old-Timey Exclamations.
  • ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH, DEAR FRIENDS, ONCE MORE
  • THIS IS GLORIOUS I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
  • (I see all the sprites are hanging out together)
  • andrew hussie you had better not be about to make an over 9000 joke or I will quit reading this stupid webcomic so heLP ME
  • OH IS IT REALLY
  • IS IT REALLY
  • OH NO DAD IS SEEING JANE IN ALL HER EVIL GLORY
  • this is really the best reaction I could have asked for tbh
  • goddammit even when she’s being grimbark I love jade
  • oh my GOD all of these giant obnoxious exclamations
  • I simultaneously love and hate them so much
  • also I imagine this must be very disorienting for karkat and kanaya
  • suddenly this giant glowing mass in the sky
  • OH DEAR LORD DAVE’S COMMUNICATOR IS A FUCKING SMUPPET REAR
  • you know jake has been powering up for thirty pages now
  • AS MUCH AS YOUR GIANT OBNOXIOUS EXCLAMATIONS AMUSE ME THEY ARE BEGINNING TO GET A BIT OLD

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arisen-anew  asked:

I really don't have anything to add, but I still wanted to ask: Why do you think he chose death as the method to god tier. It always seemed odd to me, especially since no one has really capitalized on the whole "facing your morality" thing in-comic, and reached god tier through it. Mostly it seems sort of about facing some sort of realization about yourself, or facing some challenge that is related to your role. (making choices and stuff.)

PFS wrote this great analysis of John’s first death scene, discussing how he leaves behind all traces of the material world. I don’t know if she’s ever thought of it in these terms, but this is exactly what Gnosticism and the Breath aspect are all about.

It’s hard to say if the Gnostic themes in Homestuck belong more to the setting or to John’s role as the main character. Judging by certain events before the great hiatus, there may be no difference between these two things. At any rate you can just think of it as Gnosticism stuff: The material world is an illusion, and achieving enlightenment means you get to leave it behind and go to the “real” real world – by dying and giving up your meaty body.

It might be fun to compare this to The Matrix, which was very Gnostic but played around with which world was which. Note also that John is the only character who has existed as a being of pure spirit (breath). Even ghosts have to pee! I’m not sure what we can say about the incompleteness of god tier breathification. I’ll look at this in more detail later.