you seem to be into equius

I get a totally different feel off people depending on which homestuck character is their icon like

John: probably rly sweet and doesn’t like discourse
Rose: analytical in depth posts one minute and shitposts the next
Dave or davesprite: really cool and gay, posts about how gay they are
Jade: a sweetheart who will drag you if you step out of line
Jane: draws fanart, usually of jane, and they’re rly peaceful
Roxy: The Best™ posts, and a fun personality
Dirk or lil hal: cool but shitposts about their feelings, gets a lot of asks
Jake: I already love them based on the pfp
Aradia: they like femslash rarepairs, draws them
Tavros: really defensive over homestuck and doesn’t get memes
Sollux: a lot of shitposting. A lot.
Karkat: Sweet and wonderful. The best blog.
Nepeta: they post memes and art
Kanaya: Super Sapphic on the way
Terezi: a rolemodel who knows the ropes of homestuck tumblr perfectly
Vriska: get ready for some discourse on your dash pal
Equius: will hug you if they could, but is bad at replying to ims
Gamzee: either just started homestuck and is sweet or gets into a lot of discourse
Eridan: acts like a big deal but don’t know how to edit their theme
Feferi: a literally sweetheart who posts cute aesthetics
Calliope: seems sweet but they can destroy you
Caliborn: acts tough but can’t handle anons
Davepeta: wonderful n nice but they may be a furry.
Jasprose: their blog is anarchy
Any other sprite: a wildcard but i trust them
Any guardian but bro: a mature person, good place to go to for advice
Bro: no
Any carapacion: sweet and good
Any lepricon: gay and mysterious
Fancharacter: Cool™ and probably has a lot of art

say if it’s accurate for u in the tags I need the data

Oh man! I know it’s been some time but I just have to say it: I loved the latest upd8! I mean, look!

First of all we have Tavros preventing Gamzeecalypse simply by throwing him off the rage game right into love limbo and all thanks to got-brought-back-to-life-by-Terezi confidence!

Then we have Feferi, who decided that Green Sun is a great opportunity to have beach party and Gamzee happily complied, as always! Murderstuck completely avoided and all thanks to Terezi-and-John-bringing-back-Feferi-to-life-movement!

Of course, it’s not like it stopped srs pale GamKars from happening, I mean, why should it??? Karkat never stood a chance against Gamzee-not-being-bad-thanks-to-Terezi-thinking-it-out-properly!

And because Terezi-thought-Eridan-deserved-a-second-chance-cause-this-would-only-be-just, Eridan gets to shine as a quadrant and history nerd! Also, don’t you think it’s a perfect situation for Rose to learn how to auspisticize?

And man, it was obvious that Terezi was going to bring Nepeta back to life so she can finally bond with her non-F4C3T1OUSLY and wow, can you see this helping Nepeta bring shipping out of the shadows and getting over her Vantas crush at the same time???

Then, there’s Sollux. Welp, shit happens when you make blind dude stay around. Guess it’s no big deal since he didn’t mean to and without drama Rose might see it as a wake up call from fate.

Almost forgot about this one! Look how happy Gamzee seems to be, like for the first or second time in his life probably! And he is bonding with Kurloz! Yay, finally bonding with dancestors!

Oh man, and then there’s Equius utilizing his fi%ing skills and helping alphas with prototyping properly! Aren’t you glad Terezi and John brought Equius back to life since it’s not his fault society messed up his head and his death was a result of that?

Some more Equius knowing what is he doing (oh, and there’s Vriska’s head too, I wonder what’s up with that).

And then there’s like Fedorasprite (FedoraPipesprite anyone???) helping guide Jane to her Dad and Kanaya seeing herself having a makeover done in another timeline and wow, aren’t you glad Terezi brought back to life everyone whose death seemed to be UNJUST.

Cause imagine what if she brought back to life only one character and that character would act like if whatever it did actually fixed everything thanks to its overgrown ego and what if it would steal other’s characters plots and character development and possible outcomes and-

OH W8.

just noticed something

in [S] Make Her Pay, right before Aradia starts beating the shit out of Vriska, there’s this image:

which i originally thought was Vriska trying to start something. But upon closer inspection, what I had seen as a fight pose is actually much more peaceful and submissive. 

Notice how her left hand, which, being (arguably) her dominant hand as well as being made of metal and therefore much stronger than her right, is lowered and in an open, somewhat relaxed position, while her right is loosely extended with her hand open and facing sideways. 

that doesn’t seem like an aggressive gesture to me. More like a handshake, or maybe an apologetic ‘hey, look,’ sort of thing. We know when she’s feeling cocky she’s ALWAYS smiling, and she folds her arms over her chest and leans backward, or puts her hands on her hips, or otherwise just really gives off an arrogant facade that gives the impression that she just really loves fighting. 

But we can see here that isn’t the case. Her body language is much more submissive and apologetic. She’s not smiling, her back is stooped, herhead is down, and her face gives off more of a ‘hey, I’m sorry’ kind of impression than a ‘you’re in for it’ one. 

And let’s be honest here. If Vriska wanted to fight, she would have pummeled Aradia all over again. She’s powerful enough to give Jack Noir a run for his money. But she let Aradia beat her up. Why? 

Because she was trying to make it up to Aradia. She was trying to apologize for killing her. Vriska feels awful about what she did. She didn’t want to do it in the first place, but Scratch maniulated her into it (that doesn’t erase the fact that she still did it, but the fact remains that she never wanted to be the way she is). In this frame we catch a glimpse into a side of Vriska we rarely get to see: she’s apologetic, insecure, reaching out to make amends. And she lets aradia beat her to a pulp without retaliating because, deep down, she feels that she deserves it, and she doesn’t want to hurt her again. 

Now, an argument could be made that she was trying to get aradia to beat her to within an inch of her life so that she could get Tavros to take her to her quest cocoon and ascend to god tier. But if that were purely the case, wouldn’t she have orchastrated a less painful way? Wouldn’t she have come at aradia the way she normally does, ensuring aradia would be angry enough to attack? Would she have put her life in Tavros’ hands willingly, not knowing for a fact that he would stand up for her? This is the person she always accuses of being spineless and weak. And using her powers would undoubtedly make it impossible to convince aradia, because being mind-controlled by her would make him appear like a zombie–aradia would know in an instant that her longtime friend wasn’t acting of his own volition. 

One thing we know about Vriska is that when she takes chances, she makes sure all of the odds are in her favor, and that she is in control of every piece of the puzzle. A plan in which she depends upon the heroic action of someone she thinks of as cowardly does not sound like a plan she would make. Rising to godtier was obviously only a plan B for if she ever got seriously injured, otherwise she would have just cut out all the middlemen and done it herself. Asking Tavros to put her out of her misery yet not psychically forcing him to do so wasn’t premeditated, it was the product of a severely wounded Vriska, who feels betrayed by aradia, and is now seeing a new, braver side of tavros and pinning her hopes of having someone there for her on him by testing his resolve. She doesn’t want to make the choice for him again, as she had pre-sgrub, because she feels guilty about that too. In a way, this is her twisted way of asking for forgiveness from tavros, feeling that her chance to make amends with aradia is shot. In the ‘K8LL ME″ scene, she has become isolated from everyone she had considered her friend, having burned all of her bridges before sgrub, and is now pinning the last of her hope for…redemption, friendship, validation… all on tavros, because he’s the only one left. The only one who helped her when she was dying, the only one who believed in her (or so she feels). 

And this really explains her behavior on the meteor. The whole flash, every single one of her interactions is her desperately trying to reach out to anyone and everyone, trying to redeem herself by hatching a plan to kill jack–blinded to the concequences of this action, trying to antagonize terezi for some bit of blackrom normalcy from their scourge days, initiating a conversation with eridan of all people, being friendly and supportive to feferi and nepeta, trying to connect with equius and kanaya, encouraging tavros, trying to joke around with sollux, and humoring karkat and gamzee. And her interaction with Aradia? She avoids trying to apologize, seeing as it was something that apparently set her off last time, and instead adopts her usual abrasive style of talking. She admits that aradia’s clapback hurts. When Aradia threatens her, saying she could ‘kill her with a twitch’, vriska says ‘yeah, but you won’t!’…which seems like a taunt at first, perhaps meant to imply weakness, or rub it in her face that tavros protected her, but I think it could also betray a bit of hope. ‘you didn’t kill me when you had the chance’, to vriska, could seem to be something like ‘there’s hope that we could put the past behind us and be friends’. 

idk just some thoughts 

I think if Homestuck has a central theme, it’s basically this:

“no one makes a fool of me!”

*everyone makes a fool of them*

I could also just say “dignity,” but that’s better.

If you can never accept being embarrassed, you make yourself incapable of learning (see: Jack, Caliborn, Eridan, Hal, Bro); but if you decide that the loss of dignity is deserved or your fate, you give in to self-annihilation (see: Gamzee, Dave, Equius, Sollux, Andrew Hussie The Character).

And if you refuse to let yourself feel it, your perception of the world around you becomes literally warped. The kids who couldn’t see their own writing on the walls all in some way refused to have their feelings hurt. Jake and John mostly seem to be ignorant of what’s going on in their heads, while for Terezi and Rose, it’s an act of self-defense.

And Vriska knows and then doesn’t know. Like Rose, she’s willing to destroy reality to escape her own pain, but Rose can’t bring herself to overwrite or discard parts of herself. Vriska, whose sense of who she is is broken, does it compulsively.

anonymous asked:

what is.,, a list of reasons to love equius

  • he is such a loser
  • D–> Hi
  • I mentioned this yesterday but him flirting with gamzee
  • He and vriska being… friends??? i guess? or hatefriends, maybe. 
  • listen he’s genuinely concerned about her in vrisky business
  • ONE DAY i’ll write a metapost about this but i think he’s pretty easy to read him as a closeted gay man and that goes pretty far in explaining why that whole thing with aradia was so weird
  • him have OCD
  • him autistic
  • genuine distress
  • idk he just…..,., seems to try to help people and be nice? when he can??? even though he’s bad at communicating
  • From [S] Past Karkat: Wake up:
    VRISKA: I must say, I am really disgusted 8y how you’ve resorted to following orders from that low class slo8 with the hideous mutant 8lood.
    VRISKA: I thought you were 8etter than that! I thought WE were 8etter than that.
    EQUIUS: D –> I…
    EQUIUS: D –> You’re absolutely right, it’s disgraceful
    EQUIUS: D –> I think it is possibly time to admit I have some sort of problem
    EQUIUS: D –> I would very much like to honor my position on the hemospectrum and mistreat those beneath me, and yet… 
  • this convo he has with dave is so good
  • That part in [S] Equius: Seek the highb100d where he rps with Nepeta
  • idk if arquius counts but 90% of the shit he says is hilarious
  • he calls dirk “vitamin d” once
  • also that semi-reunion he has with davepeta
  • ARQUIUSPRITE:  *Arquius submits his question to Davepeta in the form of a third person statement, thereby acknowledging once and for all that he is in no way above the childish nonsense of his former moirail*
    ARQUIUSPRITE:  *He in fact acknowledges by e%tension that he is not above anything or anyone, and never was*

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips regarding writing john, jade, dirk, jane, or jake in pesterlogs?

The biggest tip I have for general pesterlog writing is to go find an actual canon pesterlog for whatever character(s) you’re going to write and read it, first. It REALLY helps with settling into the voice. Pesterlogs aren’t just specific quirks, it’s the way each character uses their quirk to change how their sentences flow and the kind of pool of vocabulary they each pull from. They each kinda have a different internet language. I use mspawiki’s links under the character portraits to quickly find conversations when I’m doing this cause it lets you quickly look up pesterlogs by act and characters involved.

other than that, for Dirk you have to remember that Dirk always wants to sound smart and capable and put together but his uncool nerdy side is constantly slipping through the cracks and undermining this goal. Also any time Dirk Strider has An Emotion Of Any Kind in a pesterlog he tries really hard to smooth it over with sarcasm or rambling joking (a lot like Dave but a little more self aware – Dave just lets himself drown in his own bullshit, Dirk is aware that he is about to drown and desperately looking for the ladder out.) And whenever he actually does snap at someone (he does it with Jake and Roxy sometimes off the top of my head – I seem to recall he’s generally more gentle with Jane overall) you can tell he always feels like immediate fried shit about it and even about being angry in the first place and all of his negative emotions are paired with like 18 flavors of guilt.

Jane is fun to write because she has a really nice, pleasant TONE to her pesterlog chat voice but she’s mad about half the time about something and is constantly struggling with like no I have to be cool I am collected and polite and in control versus WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS NERD I’M TALKING TO RIGHT NOW EVEN SAYING/DOING??? She tries so hard to keep a tight lid on everything and the dichotomy between Jane’s actual emotions at any given time and the pleasant way she’s trying to force her expression of them are what make her pesterlogs so funny. Oh and obviously sometimes the bottle overflows and explodes. Also you have to remember Jane outwardly is very sure of her own intelligence and understanding of the world to the point where she often misses very obvious things because she feels she already knows what is going on and takes situations for granted. Something I’d write her as actively Working On post-canon (along with the bottling things up too much stuff.) 

And Jake, I think a lot of people struggle with or are intimidated by writing Jake because of his vocabulary quirk, but when I write Jake I just try to keep in mind who he IS, what persona he’s trying to perform as, because Jake in pesterlogs is always trying to put out whatever persona he thinks is most what the person he’s talking to wants to see. Some flavor of movie hero. What’s fun about Jake’s quirk is that he uses those old timey words/minced oaths in a way that like, makes it seem like he’s adverse to swearing (like, say, equius) but then he’ll just let fly a sentence with both a minced oath AND flagrant fucks or shits or what have you without a single care and it’s like BOY WHAT? lmfao god I love Jake. It REALLY helps to re-read some of his actual writing in canon. One thing I see a lot is that people just assign him British slang which isn’t quite right – if you want a more accurate vocab list to pull from for Jake look up like early 1900s American slang, it’s more the flavor. The other big thing with him is that you actually have to structure his sentences such that like, he doesn’t use punctuation a lot so he has this like long run on rambly tone punctuated with short clipped sentences, it gives him a really specific kind of manic barely controlled tone, which is VERY APPROPRIATE because Jake English is like five seconds from flying apart in every conversation. 

I’ve never written john or jade in a pesterlog so imma not expound on them but I hope this helps a little 💪

anonymous asked:

What exactly is considered "chuckle-voodoos"?

going by just looking at Gamzee, it can be hard to tell due to the characters naturally capricious and ragey nature and what is or isn’t influence from Lil Cal (since we really don’t even know what lil cal can canonly do to people since hes only ever seen doing whatever it is he does to Gamzee)

but thankfully we also have Kurloz as an example for them who uses them explicitly in no uncertain terms on Meulin, regularly using them on her to make her an unknowing pawn for his religion and he’s never encountered lil cal so there’s no interloping unknown influence in the way

when he does this, her eyes turn his shade of purple, she speaks and does whatever Kurloz wants her to do, and once its over Meulin remembers nothing

so it’s pretty much just a variant of Vriska’s Mind Control Psychics, except for Kurloz/Gamzee’s whoever it’s used upon has no recollection of it happening

lots of the special powers of the troll caste’s all seem to be variants and different types of “Psychic Mind Control” 

Maroon uses it to control objects from afar, Brown uses it for animal communion, Serket Blue for direct troll mind control and suggestion (but it can be resisted), Purple Chucklevoodoo flavor is the same but seems to be stronger, less able to resisted, and leaves an amnesiac effect afterwards, as well as Serket Blue seems to only be able to control Minds, Purple seems to be implied to be able to control Mind and Body as well

you could even spin Equius’ Super Strength as a variant of a psychic power as like his Mind psychically forcing his body to be on 100% all the time always fully adrenalized and constantly using 100% of his own strength

and while Sollux’s eye lazers can be thought of as merely an eye related mutation, canonly the Psiionic was used as a Helmsman, controlling and entire ship to move anyway they pilot it, using only their mental powers while hooked up physically to the ship, you can spin both as being “Psychic Energy Generation” both for Sollux’s eye lazers and the Helmsman Powering the ship as well as piloting it

Heck even Jade rainbow drinker powers is just, the body reanimating somehow after death, meaning specifically their Minds are somehow able to be preserved after death, and going by the natural pattern, it’s probably happening Psychically as well, both the mental preservation and the body moving around (but likely unconsciously and uncontrollably as in Equius’s case)

even the rarely spoken of Lime Bloods were seen as a threat for some reason in order to be killed off like that, it’s likely that caste had a significant psychic power up their sleeve as well

Homestuck fic gothic

@curlicuecal I did the thing

There has recently been an influx in Dave crackships. Davefef. DavePM. DaveDaveSerenity.  DaveDaveGamzeeDave. Daves upon Daves upon Daves. You go through the entire archive. The character tags repeatedly list Dave and only Dave. You reread the actual comic. The first page begins with “A coolkid stands in his room.” You hate time travel.

You read a fic instead of sleeping. Your mind grows weary, and the shadows in your room seem to grow. The words melt down the screen, bubbling and churning as something underneath stirs. A presence looms over you and grasps at your mind. You blink, and find yourself in the middle of a Squiddles intermission chapter. You stop reading.

You don’t get why there are so many JohnDave fics. The filter says there are more than 4000 results. Why is it so popular? You refresh the page, hoping for a new fic containing your rarepair. There are 5000 result for JohnDave now. You refresh the page. 7000. 10000. 15000. Please. You just want one. One rarepair fic. You refresh the page.

One writer has decided to give the Trolls literal snakes in place of their tentabulges, in a horrific combination of troll and cherub reproductive biology. Other fics soon follow suit. Nobody finds anything wrong with this.

Scourge Sisters and Equius. Arasol and Equius. Dirkjake and Equius. He looks on in silent judgment as pairings kiss and cuddle and fuck. Why is he there. Where is he coming from. Nobody seems able to answer your questions.

Someone asks you about the dead lesbians trope. You don’t understand. What dead lesbians? Rosemary is the strongest pairing you have ever shipped. They crush all their enemies with ease and have gratuitous makeouts afterwards. “Please help,” the authors beg. “They’ve become too powerful. We can’t control them.” You fail to see what the problem is.

You hear a noise outside your room at 3 in the morning. You open the door. Andrew Hussie is sobbing on the hallway floor, surrounded by miniature figurines of horses. You close the door.

fleecy  asked:

i am noodling about with a nepeta/vriska fic so how about those two?

1.

Vriska freaks Nepeta out, but I had to go check if we even know if Vriska likes her or not.

and actually? Signs point to yes!

They only have one interaction in canon, as far as i can tell/remember. Vriska is super gung ho to rp with her, and they’ve obviously done it in the past at least once or twice, but Nepeta shuts the conversation down p quick due to Vriska being a terrible rp partner. Vriska: ::::( of disappointment.

And here’s the thing, right? Equius has forbidden Nepeta from playing games with Vriska’s group… but who was inviting Nepeta to play games with Vriska’s group in the first place?

2.

I’d draw from there. She meets Nepeta through Equius, since he’s close enough she’d *know* if he had someone over, and acts overly friendly & invites her to play a game just to fuck with Equius, since *he’d* know that’s actually an invite to get murdered.

So of course her compelled but confused refusal is a hilarious blueblood injoke, right? But over time she starts to see her as more than Equius’ pet feral - sees her take down some terrifying deathbeast? Saves Assists Vriska in taking down a terrifying deathbeast, not that she didn’t have things 888% under control herself obviously? - and invites her to hang out for real.

Nepeta, of course, says no.

Fiiiiiiiine, but they can at least exchange im handles, whereby Nepeta is later introduced to Terezi, Aradia, and Tavros.

Eventually Vriska finds out Nepeta and Terezi are best rp buddies, and she is jealous. Of, weirdly, Terezi? Vriska could be a great RP partner too! She has the perfect character already!

Yeah…. that session ends badly, and future sessions are just nepeta awkwardly excusing herself, and Nepeta *still* won’t accept the standing invitation to play games in person even though Vriska promises she won’t murder her at all!

And here is the thing, ok. Vriska is not used to being denied. She’s *definitely* not used to being denied by someone from such a lower caste. Vriska is a g8 h8friend who has n8thing to prove… and she will d8mn well prove it!!!!!!!!

Except… do you know the difference between a hatefriend courtship and a matesprit courtship? I ask because Vriska does not seem to have figured it out….

One day Equius intercepts her. He is furious because he thinks she’s still fucking with his moirail to fuck with him, even though that isn’t it at all! (Okay, maybe a little, but just because it’s funny.) She just wants Nepeta to want to hang out with her as much as she wants to hang out with Nepeta! It is like a special kind of wanting that never goes away!

(so maybe he could put a good word in like, idk, how Vriska’s known Aradia for ages and hasn’t murdered her yet? And Nepeta’s way more kickass than Aradia anyhow. Has Equius *seen* her fight?! Wow.)

Equius… did not come here to walk Vriska through her redrom feelings (does this mean he’s cheating on Nepeta or being a good partner? troll romance is hard and it is giving him sweaty palpitations) but he did come here because Nepeta *does* want to hang out with Vriska, so.

He does still say the part of his prepared remarks about what will happen to Vriska if she hurts Nepeta, though.

I keep seeing "blogs Homestuck characters would have” and I'm going to set the record straight

 John: 2010 memes and tutorials on practical jokes. He posted a screamer once but a follower told him that was fucked up and he deleted it and never did again. Sends kind anon messages. Basically the leader of a whole friend group, seems to know everyone personally? He and Jane have running arguments about cake. 

Dave: aesthetic pictures of swords that he’s glitched beyond recognition, his own “art”, basically a tumblr funnyman along the lines of like, slimetony, but with more SBAHJ. Lots of weird niche memes, makes his own music and it’s actually really good. 

Rose: “Welcome to my twisted mind” is her header, no one can tell if she’s serious or not. “Here’s how to summon a demon” kind of tumblr witch. Probably the reason people in that world worry about the literal Stealing of Human Bones.

Jade: “I will take care of you with crystal energy” kind of tumblr witch. Lots of pictures of dogs and other cute animals! Didn’t really figure out that you don’t have to add comments to every post you see but it’s okay because she’s super sweet. Someone once sent mean messages to her and her friends and she took them down so brutally and effectively that they deleted. Everyone’s a little scared of her but they love her so much.

Roxy: Used to post a lot of positivity for others along with a lot of self-hate, later revamped and is all about positivity all around. Also sends kind messages. When she deletes things They Stay Gone. Despite Dave’s popularity her posts circulate the most and it’s not uncommon for them to go around 4 or 5 times on everyone’s dash per week. She’s just nice. Once someone yelled at her for her posts about booze and alcoholism way back and she did the internet version of sitting them down and talking earnestly about addiction. They apologized. She said it was okay but never do that again because no one owes you their life story. Running series of “jokes” with Jane about being married, eventually they start dating.

Jane: tumblr version of those surreal food bloggers. She posts tons of recipes but they’ve got kinda weird shit in the background like “obey” in tiny font on the pictures and the descriptions are vague. Basically food gothic. Also posts terrible jokes and puns, on occasion starts discourse in the utensil and cake mix fandoms. Also posts A TON of comedians, Parks & Rec gifs of Ron Swanson, and makes gifsets of her favorite black-and-white noir detective films. Posts selfies of herself in a mustache. Replies to anon hate with stuff like “Listen, buster, I have literally dealt with attempts on my life. I have received letter bombs from people angry with my family’s cake mix. You don’t scare me.” Once had a huge breakdown though. Everyone ships her and Roxy.

Dirk: Made a tumblr bot called, like, “halbotover9000″ or something, but it became sentient and started making callout posts for him and ruining his friendships. It went inactive for a while and everyone assumed he deleted the bot, but really he just passed it on to Equius. When it resurfaces there are just tons of posts about milk and horses.

Jake: He has no idea what he’s doing, how do you use tumblr, can everyone see these posts? Here’s a cool rock he found in the forest. Starts a whole Gigantic Tumblr Anger Thing, is totally oblivious until it all crashes down. Deletes his blog for a while and then makes a new one in which he barely interacts with anyone ever but he seems somewhat happier. Puts tags in the description like Jade, but more unintentional.

Aradia: Similar to Rose, but posts WAY more depression memes. Also her blog has a lot of archaeology stuff? Talks about time travel a lot, too. Really enthusiastic or totally apathetic there is no in-between. Has an elaborate ongoing roleplaying scenario with Vriska, Tavros, and Terezi. When Vriska hurt Tavros, she set a bunch of her followers (she calls them “ghosties”) on Vriska, which ended with Vriska doxxing her. She came back though, in a quasi-relationship with Equius, who she broke up with after discovering lesbianism. Now gay as hell.

Tavros: POKEMON! GOTTA CATCH EM ALL! He posts a lot of stuff about the Peter Pan movies, books, musicals, etc. Reblogs posts about being disabled and also posts about self-esteem and how to build it. Is constantly being torn down by Vriska, eventually tells her to fuck off but not until WAY after the incident. He posts stuff about keeping animals, especially cows.

Sollux: Who are we kidding, he’s on reddit. He says it’s because it’s cooler but he’s really just sort of scared. 

Karkat: His blog is Emo™. He posts sad song lyrics, rom-com gifs, and FUCKTONS OF ANGRY POSTS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE WHAT HE LIKES. All his writing is in all caps, people ask why. He says it’s because the world has earned his rage. Really the caps button got stuck a long time ago and he got used to it and now lower case looks weird.

Nepeta: Cat gifs cat gifs cat gifs!!!!! Volunteers at an animal shelter, posts about kitties looking to get adopted. Super sweet. Lowkey a furry and interacts on those “open rp” posts only to get made fun of, doesn’t really understand it. Gets a ton of anon hate for no reason? But she’s friends with Equius and Equius is………. uh…….. so eventually people leave her alone. She’s listed as a “cringey” blog sometimes but everyone who actually follows her thinks she’s adorable and is a little happier when they see her on their dash. 

Kanaya: Lesbian Blog. Inserts herself into tumblr drama all the time to mediate, mostly ends up making things worse. Got so mad at Eridan that he deleted his blog, is very proud of this. Posts pictures of herself with her chainsaw and elaborate topiaries. Fashion aesthetic. People reblog her selfies with “holy shit step on me” and “I’m too gay” and she loves it.

Terezi: get ready for that shitty leetspeak, it’s ya gal Terezi Pyrope here with so many gotdamn bright colors that your eyes will spin. You thought Dave had a bad theme? She’s got the worst one. Posts memes about everything. Roleplays with Nepeta sometimes and no one can tell if it’s sincere. Used to roleplay with Vriska but they had a horrible fight which ended in a way people don’t really know but afterwards she got someone to post a picture of her with bandages all around her eyes and the caption “1M BL1ND NOW YOU DUMB FUCKS”. People tried to call her out but damn she is. She is the law. Don’t try that shit on her she’ll destroy you.

Vriska: The literal worst. holy shit. Has done most of the terrible shit in the book. Scams people, doxxes them, sends SHITTONS of anon hate. Spams the block button on anyone who calls her out and then posts infinite shit about them. Pulls receipts. But she’s holy shit pretty and has a legion of loyal followers who are just as willing to attack people because she Can Do No Wrong. A few people know about her awful home life but she warned them not to spread it on pain of death. Ran a fortune-telling blog but it was Bad Shit. Spiders, so many spiders.

Equius: Fetish blog he doesn’t know is a fetish blog.

Gamzee: ………….part of the clown uprising???

Eridan: “Eridan Ampora. 13. Male. Bisexual but don’t let it fuckin fool you I don’t take shit. White. My family has money. Basically everything tumblr hates. Women are bitches haha amiright?” Constantly posts about how he can’t get a date, also posts… wow some terrible shit. Also history, for some reason? And selfies with his rifle collection. 

Feferi: ENDLESS CUTTLEFISH PICTURES. ENDLESS. SO MANY FISH PUNS! SHE TAKES PICTURES OF HER FISH AND GIVES THEM CUTE CAPTIONS. Was friends with Eridan for a while, eventually realized how terrible he was and left.

anonymous asked:

Did equius do anything else considered bad? (Besides the whole aradia stuff obviously) Also whats your full opinion on what eridan did? [You dont have to answer im just rlly curious]

ok i love equius but his views on the lower casts are kinda :// lets be honest, and he does seem to (to put it in karkats words) get off on peoples orders. hes not TERRIBLE all things considered, but hes not a sweet baby that did nothing wrong

and as for eridan, i dont think hes a super horrible dude, i would if he were human but hes not, hes sort of supposed to be killing by the time he comes of age so he did. that doesnt make it ok but its not like hes a huge evil villain. the fanbase is split between “uwu my baby did nothing wrong soft boy” and “fucking horrible monster who deserves to burn” but hes just kinda in between. chaotic neutral if anything.  

Horse Asks

@revolutionaryduelist said:

Re: The Voidy status of Horses–I don’t feel that Horses as a Void symbol is all there is to say about them, but it seems to me that insofar as horses are related to Void, it has to do with their STRENGTH. Equius admires horses’ STRENGTH in particular, and physical strength is marked as Unimportant by the comic’s logic through a number of avenues besides

That focus on strength seems like the only thing linked to Void that i’d say is relevant to Dave so I figured it was worth mentioning

So by birth-killing Maplehoof, Dave would be destroying a symbol of STRENGTH, which Bro upheld as an ideal through his love of horses and acts of ritual violence? That holds pretty well! Though it doesn’t account for Roxy’s interactions with Void or the ghostly horses, so like you said there’s still more.

I think Void can also encompass ideals – Equius’s 100% strength and the cherubs both fawning over Roxy’s beauty might be related on that channel. Roxy’s power as a Rogue of Void essentially peels back the veil separating ideas/Forms from reality, so they come into existence? Like she has access to the invisible pleroma or some such… but idk how that relates back to horses.

anon said:

maplehoof is a horse that is normalcy or a fake presented version of it: what better way to describe the relationship of an alcholhic and her daughter or the destruction of any normality at all when a child(brought down on a meteor very non-normal)is brought into an abusive household! horses in general though no idea could just be another sense of artificial/fake? or maybe force? equius belief in the caste system was also forced and the caste was an artificial system. sorry for long ask :(

You’re good : )

I think you’re on the right track returning to Maplehoof’s intro to figure stuff out. I always took the pony as a way to show Rose balking at being treated like a pretty princess? Like the way she embedded the cutesy squiddle into a skull so her childhood interests were more in line with her goth aesthetic. But you’re right that Mom is kind of using gift-giving as a way to compensate for the more neglectful aspects of her parenting – a veneer of normality, like you said.

So from that angle, the killing of Maplehoof shows Dave breaking through the illusion that his living situation is normal? But then the tiny Maplehoof on Dirk’s desk would need to suggest something on this level, but he literally only interacts with alpha!Dave as mythic figure he idolizes, so it’s hard to transfer the model over to him.

anon said:

wrt the horses, i thought they were just representations of normalcy or attention? since mom lalonde tried to shove it in rose’s face i assumed she was trying to give her daughter some parental attention and proper care taking, which could make sense since dave kills that when he arrives in baby form?

My issue with this take is that it implies Dave is culpable in his terrible upbringing because he killed the symbol of normalcy. If Bro had killed the pony, maybe, but I think the previous ask takes this in a direction that doesn’t make Dave the culprit of his own abuse.

@lordburn said:

A ring is sometimes called a band and a group of horses is also called a band?

…If that entire scenario was a pun setting the stage for Hussie’s proposal I am going to scream. Hoping there is more to it but I really wouldn’t put it past him.


Also also, @kidgecko pointed out a scene in Act 4 where Maplehoof expresses a fear of being bisected by the transportalizer (3627), which is a connection that gets repeated later with the horse puppet on Dirk’s wall. I couldn’t figure out what this means about Maplehoof in context, but at the very least it strengthens the idea that the bisected horse-puppet was meant to remind us of Roxy’s concerns about her panels.

anonymous asked:

Do you like to watch movies? What's your favorite genre? Who do you watch them with?

D –> Nepeta and i tend to have our matesprits over for movie night
D –> Hal told me this is called a double date

D –> I like most movies but nepeta is partial to romcoms and her matesprits both enjoy horror films
D –> Eridan likes war stories and hal seems to enjoy most sci-fi films

anonymous asked:

"•Canon Aradia does not seem like the type to do anything with equius. Their relationship was not talked about much, so why exactly do you think this?" You need to ask tumblr user 'damaramegido' about that. Acey can tell you AAAALLL about why equara was rape. As we used to say.

Okay, I might do that. But really–why did you tell me? What made you think that I needed to know this?

2

Equius Appreciation Night 

theskyshouldbeviolet hat geantwortet: ahhh maybe you could draw him attempting once again to shoot an arrow without breaking the bow? people seem to forget that he really wanted to do that but he was TOO STRONG.

Equius you can build robotic stuff just fine (that has to require some delicate handling), why do you always break the bow when picking it up.

So things Equius really should consider when trying to shoot an arrow is getting out of the habit of breaking bows. Also trying to learn how to actually shoot an arrow, relax and not fucking using the bow with force would help!

(my friend is majorly into archery. she’ll probably kill me seeing how horrible I’ve drawn bows and arrows here…)

anonymous asked:

I never realized how much romantic attention Karkat gets until you pointed it out. That's hilarious. I'll die laughing if Karkat is hot. Terezi liked him. Nepeta adored him, Eridan also seemed to like him caliginously. Equius didn't seem like like Karkat, but he got off on his orders. Is that everyone? Maybe you could argue Karkat and Sollux black flirting earlier in the story? thats 4-5 trolls out of 11. What was the thing about Kankri?

you forgot meenah! and vriska has this one sided blackish thing for him too. and regarding eridan, i think his approach was more red? it wasnt explored that much but eridan definitely had a thing for him too. cronus also flirted with him too lmao dang. karkat sure is smokin

and the thing about kankri was in openbound, hussies self insert had an info booth like araneas in it which he commentated on the beta trolls, and he outright called kankri “cute” so by extension karkat is too, since they share the same genes.

Anonymous asked: Equikat: In which a very needy Karkat gets a little silly trying to get a (at first) completely oblivious Equius’s attention, please.

(Warnings for xeno and nsfw because karkat’s a dirty little shit)

“Equius.”

“Mm.”

Sigh. Tap tap. Another sigh, and then in a slightly longer whine, “Equius…”

From your position behind him, you can’t tell what Equius is working on, but you can see that his ears barely even twitch when you say his name, and he lets out another, distracted, “Mmmhmm.”

You narrow your eyes.

Keep reading

@voidofair liked

   It is funny how everything around you seems to dissipate once you’ve found something you were looking for — even in the near-constant bustle and hubbub of a city like this.

You can almost feel the !!!s popping up over your head when you catch sight of Equius’s horn first, while definitely feeling the surprised little leap your pump biscuit makes. It suddenly seems like it’s been ages since you’ve seen him, or at least your version of him, neither as a sprite nor as… well, a body on the floor of that old laboratory. 

In any case, you bolt.

:33 < equius equius equius!

In all your anxious excitement, you call his name a few more times than is necessary, catching up to him before he might even have time to properly react to you. You throw your arms around him, for once not intending to topple him, and squeeze with all your (currently subdued) might.

:33 < i was really hoping i would find you soon
:33 < i was just in the dream bubbles with a bunch of friends and then suddenly here
:33 < and my specibus is gone and i f33l a little weaker but i
:33 < im alive and youre alive and
:33 < youre ok right?
:33 < i hope you havent had to be here too long without me!

You don’t feel as though your rambling scratches the surface of what you want to say, but you should probably slow down and let Equius speak. You don’t let go of him yet, instead just looking up with a mix of a joyful and sentimental smile.