uhhhhhhhhhhhhh could i get a song you think would fit to every Kid???? (alpha and beta kids ukno?)
jane: “queen of peace” by florence + the machine
Like the stars chase the sun Over the glowing hill, I will conquer…
Oh, the queen of peace Always does her best to please Is it any use? Somebody’s gotta lose
roxy: “change” by taylor swift
Somebody else gets what you wanted again
And you know it’s all the same,
Another time and place
Repeating history and you’re getting sick of it
Tonight we’ll stand, get off our knees
Fight for what we’ve worked for all these years
And the battle was long, it’s the fight of our lives
But we’ll stand up champions tonight
jake: “rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated” by rise against
When I die, will they remember not What I did, but what I haven’t done? It’s not the end that I fear with each breathe. It’s life that scares me to death…
When we built these dreams on sand, How they all slipped through our hands… Let’s take this one day at a time, I’ll hold your hand if you hold mine. The time that we kill keeps us alive.
dirk: “this too shall pass” by danny schmidt
But I’m scared to ask, how can nothing seem to last?
‘Cause like a cancer in your body, it all just goes too fast
We think too big, we think our self is one whole thing
And we claim that this collection has a name and is a being
But deep inside, when every cell divides…
And so I never prayed myself except to those that prayed for me.
rose: “which witch” by florence + the machine
And it’s my whole heart
Weighed and measured inside
And it’s an old scar
Trying to bleach it out
And it’s my whole heart
Deemed and delivered a crime
I’m on trial, waiting ‘til the beat comes out
jade: “life’s for the living” by passenger
Till then I’ll make my bed from a disused car With a mattress of leaves and a blanket of stars And I’ll stitch the words into my heart with a needle and thread Don’t you cry for the lost Smile for the living Get what you need and give what you’re given You know life’s for the living so live it Or you’re better off dead
dave: “hast thou considered the tetrapod” by the mountain goats
But I do wake you up, and when I do
You blaze down the hall and you scream
I’m in my room with the headphones on
Deep in the dream chamber
And then I’m awake and I’m guarding my face
Hoping you don’t break my stereo
Because it’s the one thing that I couldn’t live without
john: “life less frightening” by rise against
Time again I have found myself stuttering Foundations pulled out from under me This breath is wasted on them all Will someone answer me
I don’t ask for much Truth be told I’d settle For a life less frightening, a life less frightening
and i KNOW that’s standard fare, i know most of us are over it, but i still can’t wrap my head around the fact that it’s been a year already? because homestuck had been such a big part of my life for so long, and suddenly- it’s gone.
homestuck redefined fandom for me, and i know that there won’t ever be something quite like it again- the way we came together, the upd8 culture and the cons and the panels, the lyricstucks, the fansongs and animations and meetups and the way we were a family, of sorts, united by our love for this dumb webcomic that brought us together- there’s never going to be anything like that. homestuck was a cultural masterpiece, a revolution in and of itself, and i honestly don’t think anything can top it in terms of impact.
homestuck was just so big, so much, for so long, and it’s hard to believe that- it’s not anymore. and it’s hard to believe that everyone’s moved on from something that we loved so much, that shaped us so much, that brought us together like nothing else before.
and maybe there will be no more spin the faygo games at cons. maybe there will be no more lyricstucks or fansongs, no more bucket full of homestuck-style panels, no more rush to make upd8 art and cosplay new characters and update shipping charts with all new quadrants. maybe it really is over.
but we’re all still here, whether we like it or not.
we’d use to joke that “the ride never ends.” and it doesn’t, not really. because homestuck is something that sticks with you no matter what.
so this is a love letter to my favorite story, the story that made me who i am. happy 4/13, everybody. thanks for eight fantastic years.