First and Last words in supernatural.
i went down to the middle school today for relay for life and i saw my old social studies teacher i had a crush on (don’t talk to me) and he was like “hey how are you i haven’t seen you in ages?” and the first thing i blurted out was “I JUST TURNED 18” and jesus christ if that’s not the thirstiest thing i’ve said in my whole life
friendly reminder that liara will most likely live to see every member of the normandy crew die of old age ✿◕‿◕✿
i either play the video game for 5 minutes and then pause while i do other things for several hours and then resume playing or i play the game continuously for several days there isnt an in between
Ok, this kind of breaks my heart, and I feel like it’s exemplary of something that I think is one of Hussie’s greatest strengths as a writer. Well, two things.
The first thing is that he has this incredibly strong grasp on the fact that for the people sad things are actually happening to, they are not dramatically resonant or bittersweet or poetic. They are just sad.
When Vriska and John meet in dream-bubbles, Vriska doesn’t consciously think about how heart-wrenching it is that, in death, she’s meeting the one person that she kind of tied her hopes of redemption to, only for him not to remember any of the stuff they shared that she remembers as meaningful. She’s just a little sad about it, and a little unsure, and trying to make the best of it all.
And just recently when Dave sees Dirk for the first time and we all went batshit trying to figure out what tender, tragic things might be going through his head, and then his reaction is basically “DO NOT WANT.” He’s not thinking about the godforsaken tragedy of it all, he’s thinking that he’s upset and wishes he wasn’t. Like real people do tend to react to stuff at first.
Which kind of brings me to the other thing I wanted to talk about. Which is that Hussie completely and totally gets that he doesn’t need to spell out what a character is feeling. He understands the power of audience empathy and he uses it to his advantage. When presented with an opportunity to make it crystal clear to us what a character is feeling, he will leave it vague almost every time.
And not only that, but when he does tell us how a character feels (as above) he keeps it general. He understands that he can tell us that WV feels sad, and we understand immediately that sad is a severe understatement of how WV must be feeling, without needing to be explicitly told. Hussie implies, rather than states, and he leaves it up to us to understand and imagine based on our comprehension of the characters involved and the situations they’re in.
What he expects of us is to fill in the blanks and flesh out the story with our own emotional reactions and with our empathy. He asks us to participate on an individual level in constructing the emotional resonance of the story, by embellishing it for ourselves as we go.
This is a good post because it lists the perfect examples that make Homestuck what it is: a story driven primarily on the reader’s emotions.
this is everything i have ever wanted to say about homestuck
who decided that you need some deep back story in order to justify your tattoo
if you think a deer is gonna look cool as hell on your arm then go ahead and get it tattooed
“Hate You” just gives me a lot of feelings ok
like I can’t handle their laughs at the end they’re just bgfhjdkghsdf
never let me go
Remember that one time Vriska died in a heroic attempt to get revenge because Jack killed Terezi and Karkat because a lot of the Homestuck fandom doesn’t
Remember how it was her fault they died at all? Or maybe how the universe wouldn’t allow her to do something good, because killing her was better? Or maybe how Terezi felt remorse for having to kill her, even though Vriska wouldn’t have given a shit if it were the other way around? Remember how she was a worthless bitch and her death was the most benevolent thing Andrew ever did with her character? Because not enough of the fandom gets that.
Hey guys, remember how Vriska was upset about killing Tavros? Remember how she killed trolls to feed her lusus and keep her happy? Remember how Terezi killed people for “justice” and rigged the system? REMEMBER HOW VRISKA WANTED TO GO OFF AND FIGHT JACK TO SAVE HER FRIENDS BECAUSE SHE WAS TIRED OF WAITING AND DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO WAIT TO DIE BECAUSE SHE KNEW HE WOULD FIND THEM, JUST LIKE ERIDAN DID? REMEMBER HOW VRISKA DIDN’T KNOW THAT JACK WOULD FOLLOW THE FAIRY DUST TO THE METEOR AND KILL KARKAT AND TEREZI? REMEMBER HOW SHE DOVE HEAD FIRST INTO THE FIGHT AFTER SEEING THEIR BODIES? REMEMBER HOW SHE GAVE HER BELOVED DICE TO JOHN. HER BELOVED DICE THAT WAS LEFT TO HER BY HER ANCESTOR. ALSO, HOW MANY KIDS DID VRISKA KILL? OH WAIT. NONE.WHAT ABOUT TEREZI? SHE GOT JOHN KILLED AND DOOMED THAT WHOLE TIMELINE.
VRISKA KILLED BECAUSE SHE HAD TO TO STAY ALIVE ON ALTERNIA. SHE DIDN’T KILL ANYONE ONCE SHE GOT INTO THE GAME. SHE TRUSTED TAVROS, SOMEONE SHE WAS TRYING TO HELP (in her own weird way), WITH HER LIFE/DEATH. AND REMEMBER HOW TAVROS TRIED TO KILL HER FIRST??? I REMEMBER.
DON’T YOU EVER LET ME HEAR YOU TALK SHIT ABOUT HOW VRISKA WAS A HORRIBLE CHARACTER AND HOW “HER DEATH WAS THE MOST BENEVOLENT THING ANDREW EVER DID WITH HER CHARACTER.” SHE WAS A GOOD FUCKING CHARACTER AND THE FANDOM HAS THIS ETERNAL IMAGE OF HER BEING A BITCH WHO DESERVES TO DIE AND FRANKLY, IT PISSES ME OFF.
ugh thank you
there are almost no “canonically straight” characters because writers don’t feel the need to explicitly state heterosexuality everyone always forgets that