espurrthefestivepokemon asked: How did you learned about Homestuck and when did you start reading it?
I found out about homestuck because I would see people post about it on my dash, back when I had a blog just about things at my school, and way before I had a personal blog (BOOM ITS SELF-PLUG TIME HELL YEAH)
And considering it’s just about to be Fall semester finals, it’s fair to say that this is my 1 year anniversary of starting homestuck!
Anonymous asked: I'm sorry Homestuck, but the man behind me, David Bowie, hasn't been having the greatest of days. That doesn't mean that you don't still get love from me, David Bowie, Homestuck, but it does mean that this message is, unfortunately, all I, David Bowie, have to offer you today. I'm very sorry Homestuck, and can only say that I hope you get to SPACE as soon as possible.
Stick with it Bowie! We all know that, no matter how many supermodels or quarts of glitter are in your life, a man is still just a man. And that makes us weak. But despite that, we make great films, and music, and works of art. What mountain or forest or boulder can say that? Beautiful forces of nature like those are only beautiful because we say they are beautiful, and that is what makes us strong. The world is ours to see and interpret, and true enough, SPACE beyond it is as well. We’ll be getting to SPACE soon enough, Bowie. You and me, together!
Anonymous asked: you talked about the hero's journey of homestuck? could you explain that?
I’m guessing you’re talking about this post? You really want me to get into this??? Basically the Hero’s Journey is like a literary trope that you use to craft a story involving a character or set of characters that has a specific goal in mind and must transform themselves to achieve that goal. You can read it super in-depth here. What’s great about it though is that it can be applied to en entire story, a set of characters in the story, a single character, or even just a single scene. Its a macro and microscopic tool. Joseph Campbell, basically the originator of the idea, described it as “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” but Dan Harmon (creator of the show Community) simplifies it to
- A character is in a zone of comfort,
- But they want something.
- They enter an unfamiliar situation,
- Adapt to it,
- Get what they wanted,
- Pay a heavy price for it,
- Then return to their familiar situation,
- Having changed.
Homestuck is a fantastic representation of the Campbellian Hero’s Journey, mostly because stages in the plot are literal reiterations of the common steps (Confrontation and Atonement with the Father, Meeting with the Goddess, Death and Rebirth, etc.). Homestuck is also a great rejector of the model, especially in those same steps. The Goddess and the Father are both supposed to be representations of Power over one’s life, but (say in John’s case) we see that isn’t totally true (The Goddess could be seen as Vriska or Terezi, who are both shown to be just as inept, and the Father, John’s literal Dad, has canonically little power or influence over John’s life or his plot in the story, instead serving as an additional motivation for revenge in regards to Bec Noir).
Okay this is way too long already, but I’ll walk through John’s Hero’s Journey (which let’s stick with HJ for now)(not handjob) under the cutRead more
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Today’s a question day!!! Send in any asks you have!
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I’m not kidding when I say that this is my favorite homestuck video
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"Your name is KANAYE"