Do you love Homestuck? Do you want to support your fandom? Do you think you’ll have free time summer 2015? Do you have experience in any sort of leadership position (either online/in a fandom or offline)?
If the answer to these questions was “Yes!”, then we’d love to have you on the HSWC 2015 mod team!
We know it’s a bit early, but without mods we won’t be able to run the HSWC in 2015. We’re thinking of implementing a lot of changes and we’d like to start talking to new mods early to get their input and ideas. We have a lot of infrastructure in place that will help you do your job, and it’s actually a pretty fun event to run. We need you!
HSWC Mods are most directly responsible for tabulating their liaison teams’ round points, as well as staying in touch with their teams when they need help. More generally, all the mods also work together to keep an eye on things, help establish HSWC rules and protocol, and sort out misunderstandings. The workload is generally about two-four hours a week.
If you’re interested, please click the “Read More” to learn how to apply!
(sorry for spamming the tags, but i thought this would be the best way to make sure this post gets seen :/ )
so i have an idea. it’s very simple. i can’t be the only one sitting alone in my EridanDirk/AradiaKanaya/DirkSollux/KanayaSnowman/JohnTavros/etc shipping corner(s), lamenting how nobody writes these ships. so i propose doing a fanwork exchange a la Giftstuck or Ladystuck, except the criteria is that it’s only for pairings that have less than 5pgs on AO3 (or whatever). and it would run during the fall maybe (or whenever there isn’t some other Homestuck fan event running at the same time). like the other exchanges, people would make requests and specify which pairings/characters/topics they’re okay to write about/draw, would be matched, and we’d finish up with everyone getting a fic/piece of art.
(depending on what people are interested in, it could also include gen fics on characters that aren’t often written about, in addition to ships.)
so my questions are: #1 would anyone be interested in this and #2 would anyone be interested in helping me run it? i think i can deal with modding/organizing duties okay, but i’ve never done anything like this before so it would help if more experienced folk were on board too.
And no I did not misspell ‘DirkJake’. This is the team dedicated to the adorable companionship of Dirk Strider and Jade Harley! I consider it a rare pair—simply because most people i talk to either don’t ship it or never even thought of it—so we’re going to have to bust our asses to give it our all and introduce a new amazing ship to those who fit in the latter of ‘never even thought of it’!
Now I know you’re wondering… Why should I join Team DirkJade? Well, besides the fact that we’re rad, DirkJade is actually incredibly cute in a number of different ways!!!
Dirk and Jade are sort of robotically inclined, a perfect shared hobby for them to go nuts (and bolts) over!
Shy Dirk attempting to woo his senpai in adorably dorky ways.
Jade Harley is both sweet and adorable (and also occasionally feisty!), which is a good match for the relatively cool, collected, and sort of awkward Dirk.
The ship has a few really cute ship names, such as: Spacejam, Harley Davidson, etc etc.
If you still need convincing, just send me a message. ;)
This pairing can be manipulated in a lot of great ways and I really want to see what we all can come up with!
Obviously we’ll have much more planned and a better idea of just what we’re going to do when it gets closer, but I’ve been seeing plenty of posts in the dirkjade tag about a team for hswc and had already wanted to do this for some time!
So if you’d like to join our little group, please follow these instructions! I hope we can get some amazingly like-minded individuals in on this, and even make some astounding art while we’re at it!
I also apologise for posting this so late, but hopefully we’ll have a good number of people on board to get this thing rolling! For the time being, I’ll go ahead and sign up to be friendleader, but if you’d like to be the friendleader, just send me a message and I’ll be more than willing to give it to you!
Okay you guys, as you all know the Homestuck Shipping World Cup is starting up soon and you know what that means, right? Shipping galore! Right now registration is going on still, all the way up till the end of this month, and other people are hard at work recruiting for their teams!
Which brings me to the reason behind my PSA: Team Gamzee<3Karkat is just two members away from being officially IN the competition and we need our fellow shippers to join this most miraculous of teams so we can have fun and compete! Of course we want a full team of thirteen, that would make it even more fun, but for now let’s focus on why you guys should sign up for team Gam<3Kar~
•They are both total babes and are total babes together
•And also really cute
•Like wow are they cute together
•Gamkar has some seriously legit porn
•Like seriously I can’t take how amazing they are together
That’s really all I can think of off the top of my head. I’ll, like, make a PowerPoint later or something and try again, but yeah. Join Team Gamzee
So, I’m not sure if someone already did this, but I got curious and tallied up how much each character gets shipped in HSWC.
I was joking with someone that Dirk is the manwhore of HSWC, because there are so many ships with him… Turns out he is not the most shipped character in the cup, but the one who is should surprise no one…
There are 38 characters being shipped in HSWC. I tallied how many times each of them appears in a team ship. (If the same character appeared twice in the same ship, as in karkat<3karkat and dirk<3<dirk, I counted that character twice.)
now let’s not forget about the actual ship, which as shown here in one gif that it’s a mess of emotions and stupidity that make their whole relationship the best!
Jane’s a normal teenage girl who can flip a table out of rage and attacks a jade killing child of an unwed couple
(not that jade is or was ever dead, and for the record there is nothing wrong with a certain lucky mind controlling pirate, and if you enjoy her and she’s one of your favorite characters I’m all for that, and hope she makes to the end of update alive for you)
in her sleep, and she can’t admit her feelings because she’s afraid of messing up.
Just like any normal teenager trying to confess to a crush.
And it’s so precious and sweet and then jake goes and makes out with a really hot decapitated head and that sort of spoiled the mood and sunk the ship.
And if you still don’t like this ship, you feel like jane or jake are to out of character in it for you, or you think they would be better off with someone else, that’s cool, there’s ton of other ships for you to check out and join.
But a lot of people don’t really think like that, and dislike the ship, which is perfectly fine, no one should be forced to like something, but some people just haven’t given it much thought before, and that’s a shame because it really is quite a nice ship.
i mean look she’s crying over dead jake even though she has no idea what the frick is going on, she just knows jake is dead and her gutsy gumshoe blue heart is breaking </3
but i mean they have cute moments too, like that whole part before fefeta died and ruined the mood.
forget what it’s called.
something to ctrl+t right.
And i mean the jane and jake are just really big dorks in general so it’s a ton of fun to do anything related with the pair.
And sometimes for the smaller ships, after seeing a big number like that, it kind of makes you feel like your ship is stupid and you shouldn’t bother signing up at all for it…
WHICH IS TOTALLY COW EXCREMENT.
“Every ship should be shipped no matter how small”
-King of Mars, Abraham Lincoln
I’m like 69% sure he said that.
Meaning you should partake in the fun, and sign up for your cute little ship!
In the long run, I want to put together a team for a ship that most people over look, about characters that are not exactly emotionally stable, which in the whole scheme of things make them hell of a lot more relatable.
Warnings: Violence, Character Death, Suicide, Body Horror, Blood, Implied Sex
Summary: For the first time, you’re going to finally have some semblance of control over your life.
Desperately, you hope and pray that nothing will take this from you.
Notes: Oh man, has this fic been a long haul.
This originally began as a fanfic for this year’s Homestuck Shipping World Cup; specifically, it was for main round 2. The prompt called for blending two genres that normally don’t go together. I knew that I wanted to do something in a cyberpunk setting, but I wasn’t sure what. Then, it hit me! “I’ll do vampire fiction,” I said, and it took off from there.
However, it quickly became apparent that the 4k word limit was far too tiny; I wrote an abridged version telling the events up until right before the time skip (aiming to write a part 2 after the round was over), but ultimately, my teammates and I decided that the story felt too much like the beginning of a much larger tale. As you can see, the final product ended up being a little over 9000 words. Even though it’s long, I’m still placing it in the HSWC tag because without the HSWC’s prompt, this work wouldn’t even exist.
I’ve been working on this for the last few weeks, and I’m so incredibly happy to see that I’ve finally finished it. I’m a bit disappointed with some elements of it, but I also feel like I’ve learned a great deal. To date, this is the longest work I’ve written, and arguably, the best I’ve written yet.
Despite its flaws, I’m proud to present it to the world, and I thank you dearly for taking the time to read it.
Guys. Listen up. This team needs love and I *know* that all you need is a little convincing. This is not just a good ship, but the best goddamn ship anywhere, ever. And here’s why.
1. Two very, very smart characters with the most intimate knowledge of each others’ boundaries and weaknesses with nothing better to do than fuck with each other.
3. One of them is Dirk Strider.
4. The other is also Dirk Strider.
5. One of them is Dirk Strider equipped with a vast galactic empire’s data, ridiculous processing speed, a thirteen-year-old’s libido and a grudge.
6. This pairing is a fucking GOLDMINE of thoughtful, intense shit dealing with the nature of the self, transhumanism, personhood, mortality and self-awareness. AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS CAN BE MADE INTO SOME SMOKING HOT PORN. I mean, if you like that.
7. If you can’t work Sawtooth and Squarewave and mini-Maplehoof into this hot mess as collateral damage then you’re not even trying. It’s like a gift basket of side pairings.
Your team will also come pre-loaded with a friendleader (me) who loves this pairing and loves you, in a platonic and brotastic sort of way. I’m also a mod of the HSWC and I’m in for the long haul, so you’ll never need to worry about being abandoned by your friendleader or lacking a point of contact.
This team is wide open. Any applicants are in like Flynn–no resume, no interview, you are GOLDEN, you beautiful fuckers. C'mon and help me drive this overclocked shitshow off the rails. :)
I’m seeing so many prompts and fills in br1 that aren’t going to get points because their formatting is wrong, and that’s a real shame!! Please read the full bonus round post before jumping into the round. In particular, please remember (and remind your teammates) to:
MAKE SURE PROSE FILLS ARE 400+ WORDS (that’s the work minimum! Poetry must be at least 14 lines)
If you made a improperly formatted prompt and someone already responded to it, don’t delete it, just create more prompts to make up for the loss! If you messed up a fill and someone’s already commented on it, delete your fill and repost it as a reply to the prompt.
There are legit reasons why the mods ask you to do all these things. We’re not just doing it to bug you, this stuff makes the workload bearable when we’re counting and scoring all the fills!
I want everybody to get the points they rightfully deserve, so please be mindful of your formatting and work size! Tell your friends, and thanks!!
Signups for HSWC close in about 34 hours, so now is the time to really decide what you’re going to do if you’re on a team with less than 5 members.
If you’re gonna stick with your team through the deadline to see if you get any last-minute members, godspeed, friend! Hopefully it works out, but if it doesn’t, you’ll be allowed to switch to a bigger team or to Noir on May 9.
kind of want to do a homestuck shipping world cup thing
Anyone making a femslash rarepair team? I remember last time Jade/Kanaya was like, one person away from making it… Rose/Feferi would be awesome. Roxy/Nepeta and Kanaya/Nepeta have claims upon various corners of my heart: a girl can dream, right?
And, of course, there’re always non-rarepairs like Roxy/Jane and Nepeta/Terezi. <3 <3 <3
That being said, if anyone has any info on potential Stridercest teams of any variety or permutation I totally want in on that. I take for granted that there will be at least one Stridercest team, but wouldn’t want my ship to go unrepresented, so just in case! If anyone knows anything, hit me up by reblog or ask, whatever!
joined team kanaya<3vriska for HSWC since eridan<3sollux is all filled up! erisol will continue to be my main otp but i’m still pumped to get to be on another team that represents a ship that i’m head over heels for.
Really, though, if someone could also join team abstrata, that would be great. I know it’s a while yet til sign-ups close, but I really want this team to make it! And if team abstrata’s actually full by the time you check it out, how about joining team auspisticism? They’ve only got one person on the team, and they need five, and this blog was originally intended to be an auspisticism blog, so while I feel bad about joining a team that has no guarantee of producing any auspisticisms, it would really make me happy if team auspisticism qualified!
To all of the wonderful, talented, Captor-obsessed people who are in mutual-follows with me - I would love to do something with a Captor for the Homestuck Shipping World Cup. I don’t even care which one it is or who they’re being shipped with, I just want to draw them.
(I’m most likely writing this right now due to being ever so slightly tipsy, which lessened my fear of OH GOD I’M ATTEMPTING TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE I’VE NEVER SPOKEN WITH BUT WHO POST BEAUTIFUL PORN ON MY DASH ALL THE TIME. Please be kind - the social anxiety will probably kick in as soon as I hit the Publish button.)
Do you like shipping and/or robots? Of course you do, you’re in this tag. So this year, for the Homestuck Shipping World Cup, why not combine the two in an awesome theme team?
Since I thought sign-ups didn’t open until tomorrow, I don’t have one of those high-falutin’ powerpoint hingers to show you. BUT I still have plenty of reasons which should sway you over!
Features thousands of your favorite characters, including Squarewave, Sawtooth, Brobot, Autoresponder, Lil’ Seb, Aradiabot, Jadebot! (plus more doomed-timeline aradiabots than we can count)
Robots dealing with human emotions! Just imagine them trying to suss out the meaning of these strange human diseases of love and friendship!
There’s so many cute potential pairings! The rap-bots teaching each other techniques, Jadebot and Brobot battling monsters on an uncharted island, AR and Aradia comparing notes on how weird Equius acts around them…
Some other fourth bullet point! Yeah, bullet points!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Team Robomance! (Or Robots or something. We’ll work it out if there’s multiple teams about robots.)
-“We’re on a mining ship, 3 million years into deep space. Can someone please tell me where the smeg I got this traffic cone?!” -“Hey, it’s not a good night unless you get a traffic cone! It’s the policewoman’s helmet and the suspenders I don’t understand!”
hello everyone! as you probably already know, the roster’s up and the switching period begins on the 5th. if yr on a team of one, or have a team so full you dont really think it needs you, or even if you simply would rather change fr any of yr own reasons, i really hope you’ll consider team calliope<3kankri!
we have three members right now, so we’re nearly there, but we still need at least two of you awesome shippers to help us out! here are some reasons you should totally ship callikri:
Hey all! Just your local, social, friendleader for the Cronus<3Kankri team for HSWC checking in to see if I can find any of my other members so I can get to know ya before we get this show on the road. If you’re on the Cronus<3Kankri team, check in and lets see if we can get our dreamwidth community up and running.
And if you did sign up and aren’t sure if you made the team, you can check here. Hope to hear from those of you who are participating soon~!
Hey guys so uh I have been reading about the Homestuck Shipping World Cup and while I have very little experience with generating ship content/contests like these I think it sounds amazing and very fun.
Does anyone know if there is a Team Gamquius (specifically blackrom, but I would do a redrom team too if that exists or there is more interest) right now? It doesn’t seem like there is but I would be very very interested in forming one! If anyone wants to join in please let me know!
Just super pumped about my team’s entry for the collab round. We all did a super cool job in bringing our pieces together and making everything work as well as they did. I’m happy with what we accomplished because it’s amazing and wow.
But seriously go and take a look at it!!!! It’s so sugoi