when i started reading this 2009

There’s that post going around about wishing to be able to delete your memory of one videogame. Well, I wish I was able to delete my memory of reading the Pandora Hearts manga so I could experience all the feels and heart-wrenching plot twists once again!
Vincent Nightray is one of my favourite fictional characters ever. When I first started the series, I was more into his brother (Gil) and Break, but I must admit Vincent was one of the main reasons why I started the manga right after finishing the anime in 2009.

Wow, trying to switch back to drawing in my Pandora Hearts-y style was so weird!

I just found my DA from when I was 13. That’s eight years ago.

I’m about to show you some relics from my ancient past. A past in which I was on the road to becoming a furry. An age in which I had a fursona. 

An age in which I read… Warrior Cats. 

And a stern reminder that artists don’t start out great. 

It’s a long, image-heavy post, so I’m going to put most of it under a cut. For reference: 

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anonymous asked:

what particular dan and Phil videos do u recommend watching for people that are new

ohh boy anon i hope you’re ready for what you’re asking for hahaha (nah really though the phandom is great and dan and phil are good people to watch so i’m happy you or whoever you’re asking for is interested and i’m honoured you came to me!!) but warning this might get long because i’m gonna use this ask to make a kind of exhaustive list if you don’t mind lol so i’m gonna put a read more here and go wild.

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anonymous asked:

i've been watching anime-manga commentary lately, and one of them was about naruto as a whole series (the flaws and the good) and now i'm wondering, what was your initial thoughts about the canon naruto? like, what did you like about it and what were the flaws that you wanted to fix upon in dreaming of sunshine (unless it's gonna be a spoiler, then you don't have to tell everything haha) - and also, what has changed in your impression of naruto since you started making dos and now? thanks!!

 Oh gosh. So, this is a massive topic. And I don’t want to really get all ranty about it or anything but that’s probably going to happen. >.>

I started watching Naruto… years and years ago. I mean, DOS was started in 2011, so that might give you a hint, but I’m pretty sure it was before Shippuden. A quick google tells me the Shippuden anime started airing 2007 (japanese) or 2009 (english). The manga dates are a bit earlier, but I didn’t actually start reading that until I wanted to ‘catch up’ later on, and even then I gave up reading during the war arc and only really picked up the last few chapters when the series ended.

So almost immediately I think we can tell my attraction to the series is rooted in the early installment stuff and not the later DBZ powergaming. I liked the Wave Arc. I thought Haku and Zabuza were interesting antagonists, with provoking backstories that were great mirrors to the protagonists and provided an interesting mirror image. I liked Gaara, who (again) was an interesting mirror to Naruto. I liked the world that we started to see around all these characters - flawed and complicated, with a lot of players moving in the shadows. I liked that Naruto wanted to change it all.

I thought we would get more character arcs with the side characters. I thought we would get Sakura development. I thought things were building to a Sound-Konoha war and we’d get to see a lot of Tsunade-Orochimaru-Jiraiya stuff - interactions and backstory and development. And I’m a little disappointed that most of that never really happened.

(And then timeskip. Personally I just don’t like time skips. You lose connection to the characters. Either nothing happens (and therefore things are weirdly the same) or you miss out on great content. Still, that’s a personal opinion.)

Overall I think the series has serious problems with its female characters and giving them, yknow, actual character. I think the epilogue is so full of holes that it deserves to be struck off completely. I think the ‘man-behind-the-man-behind-the-man’ of the war arc was so extremely tiresome. (99% of Uchiha characters make me have a kneejerk ‘no’ reaction now and the only reason Sasuke escapes is because I write him in DOS, not because his canon self is any better.)  I think that including the Sage and Kaguya did the series no favours and things got ‘too big’ in a way that made it difficult to care about the characters involved - how many thousands of people died in that final battle? And yet the only meaningful ones were Neji and the Ino-Shika parents.

But there are people who have presented those opinions in better and more thoughtful ways than I can. These are all discussions that have been around.

And okay, all these rants make it sound like I don’t actually like the series. I do! I wouldn’t still be in this fandom if I didn’t. I’m perfectly capable of putting books down, turning off movies and walking away. I actually really like Naruto. I like core of the series and the themes and ideas it sets out in the first part. And there was a lot of cool fanfiction that kept me invested.

DoS was mostly (okay it was a little bit a ‘fix it’ fic) about ‘well why did these things happen’. Not about changing them, not about being some ‘rationalist’ take on it all. I can’t understand why people read DoS and complain about how silly things like sending a team of genin after Sasuke are. That’s canon. It happened.

But I mean, things have changed. Some of them I planned, some of them I didn’t but they seemed logical when it happened, and some of them are just because I got sick of people asking and kinda regret now. Thems the breaks. I think if I ever actually finish writing DoS I’ll do a massive rewrite and cull everything down like this is a sprawling first draft. But who knows. I may not ever actually finish writing.

-Silver Queen

anonymous asked:

Sorry to bother you but I remember almost everything from that sims 2 post except for what that pearl necklace/bracelet combo looked like and I know I'd recognize it if I saw it. Do you think you could point me in the direction of where to look or give me a brief description or something? Sorry again I just know it's gonna drive me crazy otherwise

I had no idea what this ask was about until I got to the pearl part (not your fault nonnie, I was reading my email past midnight again). That freaking pearl necklace/bracelet combo! I thought maybe we collectively imagined it when I went searching, but then I found it on page 3 of Google Images. My my, how the tables turn.

This thing was THE hottest shit circa 2009. Those of you who started playing TS2 after its popularity died don’t understand. Dozens and dozens of sims, all wearing these pearls. Classy sims wearing the white version, photoskinned clothes, the latest Peggy curls. Goth sims wearing neon versions and, like, tutus, and those enormous Nouk pigtails. Every legacy founder worth their salt had a pair.

anonymous asked:

I read a fic a while ago and I can't find it now. It was based in 2009 and Dan had a baby and he went to see Phil for the first time but Phil didn't know. I think it was called Blanky or something?

Where’s Blanky? - Dan is a teenage single father when he starts talking to Phil in 2009.  He doesn’t tell Phil, but Phil finds out for himself when Dan comes to visit him and something falls out of his bag.

- Tori

gaysandaliens  asked:

AY HMU WITH THEM CHYAN FIC RECS I SAW THAT TAG

Frat!Verse

This series is really good. Definitely one of my favorites, and I love the Sharpay/Chad friendship that happens. 9/10 dentists would recommend.

Ryan’s Three Rules

This long fic is also really good, but much more dramatic. Really cute. Ryan isn’t just a pushover like he is in a lot of other fics.

Boy Disease

I don’t remember what happened in Boy Disease, but I remember really enjoying it! I guess I just liked Chad driving Sharpay’s bright pink car…

The Greatest Time of Year

Christmas fic! Long again, and a bit on the dramatic side, but hey, these beautiful pieces of literature were written in 2009 so can you really blame them?

As Normal As Things Were Likely to Get

As Normal As Things Were Likely to Get is basically just Chad and Troy saying “bro” over and over. Cute little “oh my bro is gay” fic.

I feel like I’m missing so many good ones! So sorry I overestimated my fic re-finding ability. I only saved the longer ones I guess! When I read Chyan I read it all at once so they all kind of blend together into one great mass of dancing baseball gays. Anyway, I hope these get you started on your way to a Chyan future.

Bonus:

Crack fic. Very crazy. A must read.

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Three days ago, I loathed you. I used to dream about you getting hit by a cab. Then we had our little adventure up in Alaska and things started to change. Things changed when we kissed. And when you told me about your tattoo. Even when you checked me out when we were naked. But I didn’t realize any of this, until I was standing alone… in a barn… wifeless. Now, you could imagine my disappointment when it suddenly dawned on me that the woman I love is about to be kicked out of the country. So Margaret, marry me, because I’d like to date you.

The proposal (2009)

anonymous asked:

Hello! I wanted to thank you for your hard (but much appreciated) work and dedication to Kyuugou's ACID TOWN. Your translation skills are also really admirable! May I ask for how long you've been studying/practicing Japanese? :)

an embarrassingly long time for how useless I am at speaking it. T_T I started teaching myself back in 2005 and took classes for a few years after I graduated college around 2009. Since then it’s mostly just been flashcards, a lot of books, and reading a lot of manga and watching a lot of anime. My goal was to be able to read manga in Japanese and I’m just about there… and yet when I visited Japan earlier this year, I was completely unable to understand basic stuff like “Would you like a bag for that?” or “For here or to go?”, so I feel like there’s been a gaping hole in my education. They don’t teach you basic everyday life stuff in classes or books. They teach you useless stuff like how to tell people your major in college. 

I’ve also been doing translations for a manga called Rainbow, which is a lot easier to translate than Acid Town for some reason. Recently the chapters have involved a lot of court jargon, which I’ve been picking up from playing Daigyakuten Saiban. x_x 

anonymous asked:

How long have you been on the Jonerys train? I used to argue with the fandom back on 2009 about Jonerys happening. Everyone laughed at me but whos laughing now? haha

Hello fellow Jonerys fan,

Well, I was on board back when I first watched season 1 in 2011. I didn’t read the books until afterward, I think I started before season 3. I joined the fandom in 2013 (that is discussion fandom) and back then you couldn’t talk about Jon and Dany getting together. The mere mention of it was enough to drive people crazy, you would get ridiculed and insulted. It was a very harsh environment at the time. 

There were very few of us that really believed in the possibility of Jon and Dany getting together and who were willing to admit it. I stayed quest for a while but then decided that I wasn’t going to hide from what I felt the course the series was taking. 

So, yeah, after all the grief and ridiculing, who is laughing now. LOL!

TTFN

anonymous asked:

Wait,, h set up sarah and brendon??? I remember that brendon said that he met sarah at a panic! concert but he said that she said that she had a boyfriend. which either she juat said that so he wouldnt hit on her or she was still with jeremy. It had to be in 2009 though

yup. she was still dating jeremy at the time and when she was single (her and jeremy broke up jan 2009) hayley reintroduced them (panic played some show w nfg) and so hayley set them up bc they started dating that year! and brendon also recently confirmed this, id always read it but i’d never seen him say anything so when he did i was glad bc that’s cute

Time Glitch whole family

This happened in 2009. My highschool started at 9 and my whole family would wake up at 7:00 and leave a little after 8. One morning my mother, my brother, and I were getting up as usual. We all had different alarm clocks, were checking the time constantly,showered, cooked, ate breakfast and watched the morning local news. When we piled up into the car the clock read 7:10 on our all of our devices. We went back inside to confirm the time on the cable box and the home PC, and sure enough it was around a quarter hour past 7. The only way this could be possible is if all our alarms malfunctioned and none of us read the time correctly during our entire morning routine…..But when we walked back inside the local news was running the same story from earlier. We left the house a few minutes later to have some hot chocolate (coffee for ma) and some lighter breakfast items (since we already ate) at a popular breakfast restaurant to kill some time and shake off the ooky spookies.

Cutting Through The Matrix

how not to come out

genre: *looks up alternative ways to say ‘Fluff’*

warnings: none

words: 1.4k? i guess?

Summary:  Dan and Phil’s secret to being so careful on camera and not accidentally out themselves come from years and years of practice. They keep writing down on their small notebook the ways to not come out, until they don’t.

a/n: I promise I’ll post longer things soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this short thing! I didn’t mean to make it serious, just like an easy read! Have a nice day!

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gebranntgebrannt  asked:

When was your first marathon run? How was the experience? :)

My first marathon was in 2009. I ran a half to qualify for the full marathon at the National Meet. That year it was held in Edwardsville, IN, but we stayed 20 minutes away in St Louis which was fun.

Marathons are always interesting because unlike just about every other race, you never (or never should from what I have read/been coached) run 26 miles prior to the race. Longest I’ve heard people run in training is 20 miles. I’ve never had a training run longer than 16. Mile 20-24 is usually when people start “hitting the wall” and everything gets tight/sore/painful/etc. so it’s always difficult to predict how it’s going to go, especially for your first time. I had run slower than I set my goal for, but still pretty happy. I ran 2:59:26, just under three hours and have yet to be under 3 since.

Now I’ve run a total of 5 full marathons, 3 Boston qualifying times, and have run 2 Bostons (2013 and 2015…hoping for 2019!).

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well. I tried to post this from mobile TWICE today and it disappeared into the ether both times so now I am royally pissed but ANYWAY

good things:

waking up in my friend’s warm and light apartment, and laying on the couch chatting for a while before going into town and poking around in the cute little shops around hornstull

the bao bun place was closed so we went back to the healthy cafe and got food with flowers on it and ate it in a lovely little innergård, then I got a vanilla latte to go (forgot how partial I was to them and this one was particularly good) and walked up along montelius vägen and enjoyed the view as always 

went and had indian food for lunch with an acquaintance I hadn’t seen for a while, more wandering it the properly summery weather and laughing about her experiences as an exchange student in the US 

biked home and actually enjoyed some internet time, reading fashion blogs I used to follow when I just started being an internet-addict, from like 2009! so nostalgic. 

Got some cleaning and chores done as well, then decided to be done for the day and ate cheerios for dinner in bed because I can

lahatmahal  asked:

saw your birthday post for kenn (yay!) and i saw the bullet point for kenn and maeno being super close and im like a total beginner when it comes to seiyuus so could you share more about them? lol when i read kenns interviews he mentions maeno alot so i got curious :3

Hi there! First of all, welcome to the seiyuu fandom and I’d love to tell you all about these lovebirds besties ^^

Kenn and Maeno got close through the VitaminZ series, which is an otome game produced by D3P that was released back 2009. The two voice the main posterboys for the series, Ten and Sen, and so they had a radio show which ran from 2009 to 2011. That’s pretty much where their whole ‘relationship’ started cause before that they knew of each other but had never really talked to each other much. Up to that point Maeno called him ‘Kenn-san’ and in the first episode asked if he could call him ’-kun’ which he found embarrassing, but Kenn replied he doesn’t particularly mind how people call him and so they started calling each other by ’-kun’.

That’s also the episode where they established their nicknames for each other which are now pretty much universally used by fans. Kenn already had the nickname ‘Kennu/けんぬ’ from his musical days, and so when they were trying to think of a nickname for Maeno, Kenn immediately suggested ‘Maenu/まえぬ’ and now it’s stuck really hard lol. If you search either of their nicknames in google or twitter you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the other’s name pop up immediately after XD

So yeah, that radio show is heaps of fun and I highly recommend you listen to it if you’re a fan of either Kenn or Maeno, since they generally act like dorks the entire time and after even the first few episodes you can feel them getting super close to each other. Nowadays when they’re asked about how they got close they normally say it’s because of that radio show, and they found out they both have similar hobbies - well, mainly video games XD

Throughout the VitaminZ events the cast was always teasing them for being close and acting like they were dating as well LOL. Like, they’d tell stories about how they were always seen together and meeting up like they were going on dates, and lending each other stuff. And so the audience loved to shout ’Congratulations!!’ to them d(ゝω・´)

Even after VitaminZ they continue to be super close and mention each other in radio or at events even when the other isn’t present or even in that series to begin with. For instance, in Tsukiuta their characters are the representatives for the month in which the other’s birthday is in (Kenn’s character Aoi is for May and Maeno’s character Haru is for March) and so in the cast interviews when asked about what was an important event which stood out in those months they answered each other’s birthday was important and how they gave each other birthday presents that year. In the cast comment of the first Ten Count drama CD, Maeno said that the only seiyuu who’s visited his house is an ikemen seiyuu whose name has four letters and starts with K. Maeno also admits to being a bit mysophobic but the only person who he’s okay with letting them go to the toilet at his place or sharing food with is Kenn. And finally (cause if I list every other time they’ve mentioned each other this post will be double the length it already is), in Starmyu radio when asked what he liked about Maeno, Kenn said that Maeno’s image is pretty serious but he also has a lot of cute sides to him as well (人´∀`*)

They’re so close now that fans always look out for their interactions and even other seiyuu/kouhais comment on it. Like last year in Arslan Senki radio Hanae Natsuki randomly brought up Maeno and said, “Do you love Maeno-san?” to which Kenn got embarrassed and said, “Well, it’s not like I hate him!” and Hanae-kun replied, “But you’re ALWAYS going Maenu, Maenu!” LMAO. Also, sometimes it now feels like they get cast in certain characters because they’re known to be close in real life - I find it in no way a conincidence that Maeno plays Kuga Shuu who’s one of the main characters in Starmyu and Kenn just so happens to be cast as Toraishi Izumi who is Shuu’s childhood friend.

tl;dr Kenn and Maeno have been super close for a long time now, to the point where it’s not even just a running joke or a fan thing, they’re actually married besties. I’ve noticed that people who are biased to one of them tend to also be biased to the other, cause whenever they’re around each other they end up bringing out the best in each other and being even more precious and adorable than normal ^^

George W. Bush got Reading Rainbow canceled.

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about how, no, seriously, George W. Bush got Reading Rainbow canceled. First, though, a little disclaimer. There are two things you need to know about me: I’m not from the U.S., I was an awkward kid, and I’ve always loved reading. I realize that’s technically three things, but I reckon that the last two mean pretty much the same thing, so … in any case, I didn’t grow up with Reading Rainbow, but I instantly respect and admire anything that encourages kids to pick up a goddamn book every once in a while.

Reading Rainbow started all the way back in 1983 and (counting reruns) continued until 2009, when it was finally pulled from the air because it just wasn’t resonating with modern kids who don’t even know how “turn on” a print book, right? Not exactly. It was actually because of something even stupider than that tired old joke.

PBS canceled Reading Rainbow because they didn’t think it was educational enough.

5 Great TV Shows Canceled For The Most Insane Reasons Ever

Cz accidentally writes a passionate essay about UTAU and stuff.

Oops, long post guys. Sorry. I just sort of work up this morning and started typing it. It seems important, so I’m just gonna put it here and make sure to shove the rest of it into a read more down below. Good luck. LOL


I never had formal training in linguistics. In fact, I hadn’t studied it at all when I started my work in UTAU back in 2009. This gave me quite a disadvantage when it came to working with other people in the fandom. No one really took me seriously and I didn’t know any of the right vocabulary. “What do you mean by glottal stop??” But I think this may have actually given me an advantage when I started to work with English in UTAU.

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I’ve finally completed Naruto !! The volumes are in Italian that’s why I’ve completed it only now. Omg Naruto is the longest serie I’ve bought so far! I still can’t believe I actually have all the 72 volumes in my hands XD

Click on the images to see them more in details! I chose to show some volume’s cover I like from the first to the last volume, plus I received a special gift when I bought the last volume!!

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THANK U HOMESTUCK

i can’t believe homestuck is finally over!!! holy shit!! gosh it feels so so so strange to be able to say that for real… homestuck is over… homestuck is over. homestuck has ended. there was a time where i had begun to think i’d never see the day, and yet some part of me had secretly hoped i’d never have to. but all things must come to an end eventually. even homestuck.

and what can i say other than what a literally fucking life changing journey this has been.

i first got on board with homestuck in late 2009, a few months or so after it had begun. a good internet friend of mine, holly, had been reading it for a while and was desperate for people to talk about it with, so she started pestering me about it. i finally threw caution to the wind and jumped in when she showed me pics of WV and can town like “look at this amazing shit you’re missing out on”. she was right. i did look at this amazing shit i was missing out on and thought, “holy shit, this is some amazing shit im missing out on”. by the time i caught up, act 2 had only just ended, with only a small handful of pages of act 3 available. WV: Ascend is still one of my personal favourite [S] pages to this day. not only was it virtually the last thing i got to see before catching up and having to start waiting for upd8s, but its also the first time HS really pulls back the curtain and gives you a real glimpse of the true scale of this story thats only just beginning to unfold. it really sets the tone and makes you feel like you’re getting into something truly epic.

and SHIT boy, it just started getting better and better from there!! i even ended up managing to drag my sister into it as well, because just talking to one friend online about it wasnt cutting it anymore!! this shit was so good, and i needed more ppl to yell at. and well, to be perfectly honest, i really didnt have very many friends back then, in real life OR online. but ive always been really close w/ me sis so of course i was gonna drag her along for the ride.

like a year and a half later, in april 2011, my sis and i were going to attend our first con together, brisbane supanova. homestuck was right in the thick of act 5.2 by this point, and we were both HELLS of into it, so we were wondering if we’d see any homestuck cosplays there. we kinda doubted it tho, homestuck still felt like this weirdly niche internet thing back then, and on top of that we lived in australia, where basically nothing cool ever happens. yet to our surprise we did end up seeing a few homestucks about. not many, but a few. enough to be REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. there was even a john wearing the wise guy slime suit and they had a fear no anvil hammer!! and at one point we were even standing in line for food and we happened to see a really good Dave cosplay walk by, with a SORD and everything!! without a second thought, or even a first, we both ran straight out of the line to chase him down and get a photo. it wasnt until after the encounter that we realised… fuck… we lost our place in the queue lmao. it was worth it tho. totally worth it.

later on that very same day, i was waiting outside the bathrooms for my sis, and out of the ladies room came this adorable karkat cosplayer. i didnt talk to them, tho, and then my sis came out right after and i pointed like “look!! karkat!!” and she told me that yes, she already saw her in the bathroom, and even got a photo. lmao.

our first ever con was a lot of fun, the highlights definitely being the handful of homestucks we happened to see. i wasnt really even expecting to see one, let alone a handful… and apparently, neither were they!! after supanova weekend, i was checking out the MSPA forums (rip) and i stumbled upon a new thread somebody had made saying they were an aussie homestuck fan, brisbane local, and that they were surprised and excited to have seen a few homestucks at the supanova they just attended over the weekend, and wanted to know if there were anymore brisbane local homestucks lurking the MSPA board and if they wanted to organize some kinda fan meetup in the city sometime. enough excited responses started popping up and eventually the plans were settled.

i was definitely interested in going, tho i was really nervous about it. im a pretty shy person in general, and these were a bunch of complete strangers, not to mention that brisbane is like an hour train ride from where i live, and is also a city i was not familiar with. and i was gonna have to go all by myself, because sis was busy that weekend. i almost didnt go because it sounded so daunting, but i ultimately decided to bite the bullet and take the plunge because HOMESTUCK!!!

the plan was to meet by the wheel of brisbane, which was. easy enough to find, even for someone stupid like me who didnt know the city. the main thing i was worried about was actually finding the people because i didnt know what any of them looked like. we were all strangers!! luckily some of them had homestuck shirts so once i spotted a conspicuous crowd of Nerds standing around with a couple of HS shirts i was like. welp. there they are. my people. i swallowed my nervousness and went over and said hi.

it was a good day. no, a GREAT day!! there were about 12 of us at the meetup, and after introductions, breaking the ice was pretty easy since we all had the common interest of homestuck to spend literally all day as a group discussing and laughing about as we wandered the city. we even took a photo together of us all laying all sprawled out on a set of steps into the botanic gardens like we were all pieces of shit who failed to heed our bros warning of stairs. they told us, dog.

at one point we attempted to cross the road at a stoplight but half the group got stuck on the other side of the road. “haha, we’re roadstuck” somebody said. i dont remember who it was, but that became The Big Meme of the day, and went on to become the name of the facebook group that was set up later that night for us to all keep in touch and arrange future meetups and hangouts. over the following months, we met up more and more, word started spreading, and little by little more local brisbane homestucks began to hear about us and our group began to grow and grow.

it was amazing. i was having the time of my life. in such a short amount of time i had gone from having almost no irl friends, to having almost more friends than i knew what to do with!!! homestuck had helped brighten my life in ways i never expected. heck, i even ended up finding my first ever girlfriend through roadstuck. remember that karkat cosplayer i mentioned we saw at our first supanova?? that was her!! of course we didnt realize that until quite a bit later. she didnt make it to the first couple meetups, and once she did we didnt recognize her as the karkat either. it wasnt until she one day mentioned she cosplayed karkat once and showed us a pic that we put it together!! how… serendipitous!! ((btw we arent together that way anymore, not for a long time now, for reasons that are really neither here nor there, but we are still BEST FRIENDS FOREVER to this day, which is even better if u ask me!!))

during the heyday of roadstuck, we used to have huge group chats on facebook basically all the time, every night. with so many of us in the group, these were a blast, and it was always active at almost all hours of the day. there were enough of us that there was always SOMEONE online. oh, i should mention!! one particularly fateful night in the roadstuck group chat is where my nickname seab first came about!! typos of our names became quite a meme in the group, and a number of my friends still go by these nicknames today!!

ohh, lets not forget one of the most iconic moments in homestuck history. one that happened in late 2011. the night that the end of act 5 was released, aka the day homestuck destroyed the internet. [S] Cascade!!! what a night that was!! ahh!! it was my birthday too!! my birthday is 10/25, one of the homestuck magic numbers. getting to finally sit down together with my sister, and watch this 13 minute epic, on my bithday, after months of anticipation, during the very height of our homestuck craze, screaming and giggling together as we flipped our shit over stuff like the screen starting to get bigger as jack was charging the red miles, and the kids going god tier, and then logging onto facebook to scream about it all night with the roadstuck crew… it was truly special, and remains one of my most treasured birthday memories to this day.

it was also around this time in late 2011 that i started to get into using tumblr!! i had already made a blog earlier in the year, but i only made a single pointless post and then abandoned it forever. but once a bunch of ppl in the roadstuck gang started getting way into it, i decided to get in on the fun too. i didnt really know much about what the point of tumblr was for a while but it was pretty fun using it as another social platform for fun times w/ the pals. it also ended up being a pretty good place to start sharing my silly homestuck videos i had been making occasionally in my spare time!!

speaking of, remember my [S] ancestors: whats going on video i made in march 2012?? lmao!! that really shot me into The Big Time and got me my first really huge influx of followers on here. some people started calling me a BNF (“big name fan”) for a little while!! can you believe that video has almost a MILLION views now?? i sure cant!! thats still so crazy to me!! one time, at another supanova, a friend introduced me to their friend as “the person who made the ancestors whats going on video” and their friend was really ecstatic like OMG NO WAY. that was a surreal experience, having someone who didnt even know me excited by my presence, as if i was someone of legitimate importance, and not just some silly kid who cries a lot and has too much time on their hands.

anyway, roadstuck, as it was, doesnt exist anymore, because… of reasons… but the friends i made still do, and thats what counts, because it turns out the real homestuck was the friends i made along the way, and im thankful for them all each and everyday. 

in fact it was through meeting so many different kinds of people during our time in roadstuck, and the stuff i started to read about as i spent more and more time on tumblr, that i first started to learn about trans people and gender and sexuality and all that stuff, which really opened my eyes to the world and helped me begin to understand things about myself i had struggled with for years without realizing!! who knows if i ever would have learned about all this stuff if i never got into homestuck???

it is honestly no joke when i say homestuck literally changed my life. all the friends ive made these past 6 and a half years, my identity and sense of self, my entire livelihood, everything i care about, its all thanks to homestuck, and i genuinely have no idea where i would be, who i would be, or what my life would be like today if it werent for this silly webcomic. i owe literally everything i am today to it and i can’t thank andrew hussie enough for what the past 6 and a half years has meant to me.

the end of homestuck is not just the end of a long-running webcomic 7 years in the making, but the end of a huge, incredibly important chapter of my life, and sitting down with my sister one final time to watch [S] Act 7, and say farewell to all these characters, some of my most favourite fictional characters ever, who have been with me every step of the way all these years, and getting to see them all finally be safe, happy, and living their lives together freely and peacefully after everything they’ve been through… just… its indescribably moving and im beside myself with emotions.

thank you, homestuck. thank you all the artists and musicians for all your hard work taking me on this incredible journey. thank you my dear friend holly, for pestering me into reading it in the first place all those years ago.

thank you, andrew hussie. thank you for my life

you’re literally my hero, and i just started crying as i was typing this sentence so i think it’s time to wrap this up before my tears start making it too hard to type. bye homestuck!!! im gonna miss you so much!! keeping up with the updates and discussing theories and meeting new friends and learning new things about myself has been some of the most fun ive ever had in my life!! ill never forget you homestuck!! BYYYEE!! WAHHH!!!