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Schweickart On “The Porch” by NASA on The Commons
Via Flickr:
(March 6, 1969) Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, stands in “golden slippers” on the Lunar Module “Spider’s” porch during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. This photograph was taken from inside the Lunar Module “Spider.” The Command/Service Module and Lunar Module were docked. Schweickart is wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU). UID: SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-00 1108

Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, stands in “golden slippers” on the Lunar Module “Spider’s” porch during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. This photograph was taken from inside the Lunar Module “Spider.” The Command/Service Module and Lunar Module were docked. Schweickart is wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU).

Lands of Music and Recommendations!

There are a lot of very pretty land themes for the Beta kids, but fewer for the rest of the homestuck cast. I’m going to suggest more off-the-beaten-track land themes for the betas and introduce some for the alphas and post-scratch trolls.

Part One: The Kids.

First, you should check out Medium by Clark “Plazmataz” Powell, which I mentioned in the last rec list. It’s a gorgeous album for the Beta lands. I won’t suggest any from there this time just to mix things up a bit, but definitely check it out.

Okay let’s get started.

John: The Land of Wind and Shade 

Original Land Theme: Doctor

Artists: Composed and Performed by Kristian “Dacen” Anderson, Mixed by Eston “silence” Schweickart 

Album: Land of Fans and Music

Art by melodiousDiscord

There are a lot of LOWAS songs by nature of Doctor’s popularity as a leitmotif, but this is one of my favorites. It fits the mood of LOWAS beautifully.

Rose: Endless Climbing

Original Land Theme: Endless Climb

(Track art from Endless Climb because Volume 5 doesn’t have individual track art.)

Artist: Perry Sullivan, original (Endless Climb) by George Buzinkai

Album: Homestuck Volume 5

Yes, Endless Climbing is a different song from Endless Climb. It’s mostly a remix, and a very pretty one at that. 

Dave: Tribal Ebonpyre

Original Land Theme: Atomyk Ebonyre

Artist: Erik “Jit” Scheele, original ‘Atomyk Ebonpyre’ by Toby “Radiation” Fox

Album: Homestuck Volume 6: Heir Transparent

This one is just…hilarious honestly. But it combines the intensity of the original Atomyk Ebonpyre with the ridiculousness of the Crocodiles and I think that’s a pretty good description of the Land of Heat and Clockwork.

Jade: Frog Hunt

Original Land Theme: Frost

Artist: Michael Guy Bowman

Album: Homestuck Volume 8

Track art by Tavia Morra

Surprisingly, there are actually a lot of songs for LOFAF. They’re all real pretty and atmospheric, and they all do a really good job of hitting different aspects of the land. This is one of the cutest and most atmospheric, I think. And look at that adorable track art.

Okay, now we’re getting into slightly less charted territory with the alpha kids, so I’ll have to use a bit more creative freedom here. 

Jane: Jane Dargason

Artists: Clark “Plazmataz” Powell and Robert J! Lake

Album: Homestuck Volume 9

Art by Dawn Davis

Jane definitely got the short end of the homestuck music stick, but Volume 9 has a decent number of really pretty Jane themes. This is one of my favorites, and one of two on the album that include her land. I may as well include the other one here as well, Princess of Helium also by Plazmataz. Whereas Jane Dargason fits well with the whimsical nature of the helium pods, Princess of Helium is sadder, and would fit well with the deadness of the land. Also poor Jane has had to deal with enough sadness to warrant a sad song. By the way, the songs in Jane’s [S] Act 6 Act 3 interactive flashes are Rain from Medium (technically a Rose song) and Ruins (With Strings) from Volume 5 (which was the original for one of the more common leitmotifs throughout the hs music canon).

Jake: A Taste For Adventure 

Artist: Seth “Beatfox” Peelle 

Album: Homestuck Volume 9

Art by minty

So this one is actually used in canon three separate times, the second two using the last couple minutes specifically for LOMAX. Since there aren’t any explicit LOMAX themes in the music canon yet, I figured I may as well recommend this one. Especially because it’s actually an amazing song and by far my favorite Jake theme. Beatfox has a way with orchestral pieces, and he’s also the one responsible for Creata and Conclude. Good for him. By the way this includes a bit of Dissension, Jade’s original strife theme. Very fitting.

Roxy: Portrait

Artist: Jeremy “Solatrus” Iamurri

Album: Homestuck Volume 9

Art by Kate Holden

This is definitely one of my favorite Roxy songs tbh. It isn’t a LOPAN theme since there aren’t any of those yet, but I think it fits the dramatic and mysterious feel of the land, as well as of Roxy’s various void-ventures.

Dirk: Tombs & Krypton

Artist: Rob “Inoshiro” Little 

Album: Land of Fans and Music 3

Art by fueledbyanimation

We’re back to songs actually written for the purpose I’m suggesting them! This one is pretty and atmospheric, while also conveying the sadness and…I guess loneliness of LOTAK and Dirk’s experience on it. Also check out Dominion from the same album, by Thomas Ferkol. It seems to be a LOTAK song as well and it’s similarly gorgeous.

Alrighty, that’s the kids! Next up is going to be the Alternian Trolls’ lands, which this time I think I’ll probably do in a separate post. I’ll link it to this one though. I think I’m not going to do the Beforus trolls’ lands, since those songs would pretty exclusively be from Beforus (the album). I’ll give a link to the album on that post though.

Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Apollo 9 prime crew lunar module pilot, participates in a Countdown Demonstration Test. He is wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU. In addition to the spacesuit and bubble helmet, the EMU also includes a Remote Control Unit on his chest, a Portable Life-Support System backpack and an Oxygen Purge System. This equipment was completely independent of the spacecraft during Schweickart’s spacewalk. He was secured only by a tether line.