themeless

this isn't the place

I am not ethereal. Neither am I the fine dirt of the earth. I don’t have any idea where I fit. I don’t photograph myself anymore, or anything; I have nothing to show you. 

I left the arcade for a professional writing job – and this is so good it’s golden – but it gives me a focus for my failure fevers. Anxiety sinks in its teeth and, for the first time, tastes the blood of fresh meat.

If I could pull this out, spin it into thread, coax a shape from the stiff, glowing fibers, then I’d have an art to share. Something to show. “Look,” I wouldn’t have to say. “This is mine. How does yours compare?”

I am happier now than I have ever been. Still, I am continually hardened. Too much of the climb, of the gruff, horned goat. When we swim, we sink too deeply.

You wouldn’t know this. You don’t know me, and I’ve never known what I do here. Bit by bit I disappear under the pressure of my own eraser.

It’s a truth we both know: with nothing to show, you won’t remember me by morning.

Awoof, let’s see.

First of all, goddamn generated sprites. If I were a little less lazy, I’d personally contact every person that has ever created a fantroll with the sprite generator and *thoroughly berate* them as I resprite them a better fantroll.

Second, his symbol. When/if your troll has a canon symbol, it means that they’re related to the canon character that bears the same symbol. Ergo, only Serkets can use the scorpio symbol. Vriska has already explained that each caste (not including mutants) has a myriad of symbols, and only trolls that greatly resemble the one who originally bore it (read, cerulean-blooded females with scorpion tail+claw horns and eightfold vision) can possess it, along with its respective last name.
I’d still advise against using canon symbols unless you plan to do something with all of them (like skdaks2’s AU genderbent zodiac-themed fantrolls), and make sure it’s set on an alternate universe.

His name is too human, as well. Troll names are almost always based on words relating to their theme or symbol (like how Karkat’s name comes from the indian equivalent of the Cancer zodiac sign, and Vantas is the name of a drug used to treat prostate cancer).
It sounds too much like “Joestar”, as well. I don’t like it.

Trolltag doesn’t seem to relate to his theme, and the words he chose don’t seem fitting for a tag. First, because people will automatically think of our friendly, capped rapping robot. Second, because including something related to quadrants can be either pathetic (like a human using “I-Love-Lovely-Love” as a username), or highly distasteful (like a human using “Horny69Sex-KinkyBunny” as a username). Same with the quirk.

Oh, wow, a hemohating lowblood. Watch out, here comes Mr. Originality.

The imagination part makes me think this is a self-insert. It’s clearly a shared trait.

That lusus belongs to the Vantas line. Don’t touch the Crabstrosity.
(I’m also going to take a moment to express my disgust towards people who think trolls actually call their lusii “***-mom/dad”. The only instance we’ve seen of a lusus being called something like that was when Vriska mercy-killed her lusus, and it wasn’t her who said it, it was the narrator, because Hussie wanted to humour the fandom’s then-new-fashion of calling lusii “***-mom/dad”. Trolls don’t have a solid enough concept of family to call their lusii something like that. One could even say that they only apply the term “mother” (as in an actual, proper female progenitor) when they refer to the Mother Grub. Beyond that, the rest of the canon trolls have always called their lusii by their names, like Glb'golyb, Aurthour and Pounce de Leon, or their species, like Bicyclops and Tinkerbull.)

I’m gonna compliment the creator, though, their land in the Medium really fits this troll. Suction is a great part of this character. He sucks so much.
No, but in all seriousness, the land doesn’t relate at all with them. Land names relate to the players’ God Tier titles (and to their interests, as well), and neither Flames nor Suction relate to being a Page of Blood.
More importantly, how do you depict suction with a physical shape? Vacuums? Black holes?

The correct name for the weapon is “icosahedron”. “Dodectet” isn’t even a word.
Plus, complete Vriska ripoff, 0/10.

And lastly, your troll shouldn’t:
a) Have a human moirail
b) Have canon characters in his quadrants
c) Have John Egbert, who doesn’t seem to understand how troll quadrants work, as his moirail
d) Refer to a, b and c

Officer Dorkleer

OH GODS WHY.

Soraru is a carmine red colored

NO…

sea dweller

NOOOOOOO!! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST PEOPLE! WHY DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A HOMESTUCK OC IF YOU’RE NOT FOLLOWING THE FEW ‘RULES’ YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW TO HAVE AN APPROPRIATE FANTROLL GOING ON? YOU CAN’T JUST COME UP WITH A NEW COLOR, PULLING IT LITERALLY OUT OF YOUR ASS, AND DECIDE TO MAKE IT A SEA DWELLER(WHICH, AS FAR AS WE’RE CONCERNED, ARE ALL ROYALTY) JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’LL BE CUTE!

who wears an eyepatch which most of the time is a medical eyepatch while sometimes, he will change to a pirates one which is black. He often has a short dilemma on wearing the red or the black colored eyepatch.

EYE PATCHES WOULD BE COOL IF THE CREATOR WORKED A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THEM, MIND YOU, BUT AS FAR AS I CAN TELL FROM WHAT I’VE READ, THIS IS JUST SOME ADVANCED LEVEL AKITO/AGITO RIPOFF FROM AIR GEAR, WITH JUST A DASH OF PIRATE SOLLUX ON TOP.

SO, TO SUMMARIZE: A MUTANT SEADWELLER WHO BOLDLY SHOWS OFF HIS BLOOD COLOR ON HIS CLOTHES, EVEN WHEN HE’S MOST LIKELY ON THE SEA, WHERE THE MOST VIOLENT AND HEMOLOYAL TROLLS LIVE(AKA: SEADWELLERS). NOT TO MENTION DYEING HIS HAIR THE SAME COLOR HIS MUTANT BLOOD IS, BUT ALSO WHITE! DUAL HORNS BECAUSE CAPTOR RIPOFF.

-Officer Chainswag

Good News!!  Racism Is A Sickness Is a Shirtcitizens/Shirts For Good Grantee!!

Yes, some good news for a change!! 

I just received word today that the Racism Is A Sickness project will be receiving a Shirts for Good grant from Shirtcitizens, an online, custom screen printing on clothing retailer based here in Philadelphia. 

Big up to Lexjay Walker, the organizer of the theme-Less group show currently on display at Impact Hub in Northern Liberties, for the connect.  

The grant will enable us to receive customized t-shirts for up to 15 participants who succesfully completed the Racism Is a Sickness interviews and photo shoots for the project by the end of August.  Up to five additional t-shirts will also be gifted to members of the project team who have worked so hard in contributing their time and talents to this effort thus far.  The t-shirts will feature our new logo, along with those of the community partners that helped make the first phase of this project possible.  

I’ll have more details to share as they become available, but in the meantime, follow Shirtcitizens on social media and say thank you to them for their generosity and support!!   


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HELLO GUYS, CHAINSWAG HERE. NO, DORKLEER HASN’T TAKEN OVER THE BLOG, AT LEAST NOT YET. I’VE BEEN RATHER BUSY LATELY, BUT I PROMISE TO BE MORE ACTIVE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS WEEK, OR THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT ONE. THAT IS A PROMISE, OKAY?

NOW, I’VE PREPARED A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU, SO YOU CAN HAVE SOMETHING TO READ WHILE I FINISH STUFF UNRELATED TO THE BLOG. 3 QUICK REVIEWS OF FANTROLLS THAT…WELL, YOU KNOW THE DRILL.

Keep reading

Let me try to recover myself before I start ranting…the picture…no, I can’t…I can’t deal with it.

Name: Morinth Valkari
Blood Color: Black
Symbol: Iridescent Infinity
Age: ?????

Unnecessary 7 letters on the name and the last name. I hope this is a honest mistake and not some kind of twisted and fucked up way of creating something inbetween a fantroll and a fancestor.

Black blooded…sigh…we already discussed a lot about this particular blood mutation, let us just…yeah, say it’s bad and skip it. Also, fuck the creator. Fuck the creator hard in the ass with a pine tree.

Symbol: Unoriginal Unoriginality

Age: Funny, that was my exact same reaction when I saw this OC: ’?????’


Back Story: She was the first troll, she had pure white blood the white containing every color in the universe (yes that is true) after trolls were developed they had colorless blood, no caste, no order, thus forth she spread the colors in her blood to make the Hemospectrum, taking all of the color out of her blood turning it black. She then became an outcast, lowest of the low, lower than a mutant. As the years went by she met trolls, loved some, hated others, and watched them all die.  She had become used to this lifestyle as she aged very slowly, currently taking a look of 21 years of age. She currently has a normal life (as normal as you can get with my O.Cs) with a Matesprite (Emmitt), Moirail (Dani), and Austpacis (Alexii and Victora). 

Overpower: The OC.

You are not making a themeless, unoriginal, godmodded, blatantly overpowered fantroll, no. You take things even further, and describe your fantroll as the Ancestor of every troll. Of every single one of them. Creator, were you high when you made this? Please, tell me you were. Or at least heavily inebriated.

And let us not even mention that heinous and 2edgy white hair, the sollux-like glasses and horns.

Author/Artists Notes: I know her blood part of backstory might seem racist but it’s not supposed to be and most of the names don’t match up with the 6 letter requirements but no fucks are given, Also she was my first troll O.C so I hadn’t read homestuck at the time that’s why it’s all wonky with the requirements

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH MY FUCKING GOD, I LAUGHED SO HARD. SO FUCKING HARD. SO, YOU’RE TELLING US YOU MADE AN OC FROM A WEBCOMIC YOU HAVEN’T READ?! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, THIS IS GOLDEN, PEOPLE, THIS IS FUCKING GOLDEN.

Also, your troll’s blood backstory may not be racist, but it is based on the same roots as racism: Idiocy and ignorance.

-Officer Chainswag