OH OKAY I SAW A THING SAYING THE BODY PILLOWS WERE GROSS BC ERIDAN AND BRO WERE THE WORST CHARACTERS IN HOMESTUCK AND IM LIKE HELL YEAH BRO IS BUT SWEET ERIDAN??? BUT YEAH I AGREE W/ U IM SORRY FR THIS INCONVENIENCE PLAZY
I MEAN YEAH my main problem is hes underage and the entire “bUt tHis is the hOmeSTuck universe he could be ANY AGE!!!!!!” argument is honestly so bad because we only ever caught a glimpse of the character when he was 13, and he acted 13, he had the psychology of a troll 13 year old and thats the eridan that we know and love (or hate) and a bunch of 18+ eridan fangirl/boys are gonna get A fucking body pillow of a 13 year old and that will never fucking settle correctly for me i find that SO gross (: yeah
the year is 2018. someone, probably a new homestuck lured in from hiveswap, decides to see what happened last 6/12 after just discovering it was a thing to be celebrated. they see that one post that’s a 6/12 timeline and think, wait, 2017 isn’t on here. why? little did they know, we don’t talk about 2017’s 6/12. it’s a shameful thing to even think about. they discover that all memories of 6/12/17 have been deleted, except one post simply titled “your ad here: $700.20”.
The streets are empty. Wind skims the voids keeping neighbors apart, as if grazing the hollow of a cut reed, or say, a plundered mailbox. A familiar note is produced. It’s the one Desolation plays to keep its instrument in tune.
It is your thirteenth birthday, and as with all twelve preceding it, something feels missing from your life. The game presently eluding you is only the latest sleight of hand in the repertoire of an unseen riddler, one to engender a sense not of mirth, but of lack. His coarse schemes are those less of a prankster than a common pickpocket. His riddle is Absence itself. It is a mystery dispersing altogether, like the moon’s faint reflection, with even one pebble of inquiry dropped in its black well. It is the most diabolical riddle of all.
“Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.” -Walt Whitman
Yes, you are certain Walt Whitman said that. One hundred percent positive.