Meenah you are missing out
also if this song is legit supposed to be composed by Cronus then I really want to hear the rest of his music
he’s a horribly talented little shit
life was so much easier when i could ignore him as a cartoon creeper with no redeeming qualities goddammit
My absolute 100% favourite headcanon is Cronus being actually a genuinely good musician.
IT JUST MAKES EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM THAT MUCH BETTER—and also it ties into the whole squandering-hope thing Eridan had going on, right, like, this turns the sum totality of Cronus into a tragic waste.
The sad thing is I always assumed Cronus was a good musician, and that was just part of the overall disaster that comprises being an Ampora. If Cronus was going to be into music, he was going to be good at it: all the Amporas seem to pick things out to focus on and then level this near-obsessive focus on it, and with art, if you work your ass off at it, you’ll get good.
See, Eridan’s hive was full of maps and charts and books, and he was said to have reached the highest tier of FLARPing alongside Vriska. He only really played at wiping out the landwellers, but when he decided to kill all his Angels, which weren’t even supposed to be killed, which took minutes of concentrated fire from a legendary weapon to go down, he wiped them all out in a few months. Dualscar was similarly obsessed with eradicating the gamblignants (though we don’t know if he was going through the motions for attention like Eridan with his genocide thing or seriously exerting himself like Eridan with the angels) and even if he was a laughingstock for trying, Mindfang really enjoyed their enmity, considered him a great opponent, and was deeply disappointed that he’d flipped red for her. He was great to hate, but gross to like, apparently. And here’s Cronus growing up in a culture that would never have given him a gun or sanctioned his more overtly destructive impulses. He had to channel all that drive and ambition and talent and frustration somewhere, and it was apparently music.
The awful thing about Amporas is that they’re so relentlessly self-centered. Both the creative and martial arts reward that kind of focus. But when it comes to working out how to be a good person that people will like? Yeah, good luck, chief.
no guys just imagine
all the kids playing this song
Oh my god where do I download this
JADE DOES NOT PLAY THE FLUTE, SHE PLAYS BASS!!!
haemospectral asked: Could I get a rip of the completed scratch from [S] Cascade, please? (on the beat mesa would be preferred but either way is fine)
I was gonna say check the masterlist but it actually isn’t there. well it sort of is thanks to that one time I ripped everything from cascade but the beat mesa image you want is not put together because of the way it was animated sO
here you go. I put it together for you
and here’s top down view! both rips are totally transparent, of course, so don’t worry about the yellow glow around the scratch.
Okay, so here’s my LOWAS fanart. It turned out better than I was expecting, considering it’s my first ever bit of Homestuck fanart. Here’s the playlist I was listening to while I was working on it =3
Rebloggin’ my own art, because sometimes I have to remind myself that I drew this one night without any preparation, and that I’ll likely never draw anything of this quality ever again.
i read it with an implied “he’s STILL a sweet harmless cutie baby” but you might be right about that, which yeah would be a BIT too extreme
The wording is…. garbled, to put it charitably, so they may have been going for both your interpretation AND mine.
I am going to be an annoying pedant here and disagree in the degree of emphasis because it hits on something that’s been gnawing at me for ages. (I’m not annoyed at you, btw, this is simply a good jumping off point.)
It’s not a bit too extreme, it’s WAY the hell over the line of acceptability, edging into thoughtcrime and ideological purity territory, and that actually frightens me.
It is intensely messed up for these kids to harass people like me and Roach and ceruleanCynic and others, telling us that we are bad and awful for writing stories in which we explore the possibilities of a fictional person’s capacity for redemption, or for the possibility of their life and choices having gone another way. It suggests a creepy adherence to a belief in how even the possibility of someone having the capacity to do great harm renders a person tainted and unredeemable.
(If anyone reading this believes that, unfollow me now, because I was tainted ages ago.)
Nevermind that in these fics we might be telling our own difficult stories, that we might be exploring the capacity for caring and mercy we have in ourselves, or that we might be holding up a mirror of our worst selves as a reminder to everybody that sometimes, there but for the grace of God we go.
No, it’s all ‘You’re an awful person for having any sympathy for this character, for any reason, and you’re awful for even thinking they have the capacity for redemption.’ It’s a bunch of snotty kids with hard-ons for righteousness taking the the things they know intellectually about abuse and justice and using them as weapons against anyone who disagrees with them, not even stopping for a moment to consider that what is all academic to them is lived goddamn experience to some of the very people they are busy stomping all over. (Like, oh, say, ME.)
So. It’s a very big damn deal, from where I’m sitting.
Dave: Hey karkat this was my favorite book as a child.
So our school had an assembly and a teacher read this book to the whole school and you could just hear the muffled laughter from random homestucks in the crowd and then they decided to make the whole years theme “be a bucket filler” that was my favorite assembly
actually my favorite thing
Really, Homestuck fandom? I thought we were past this. Bucket jokes weren’t funny to begin with, and they sure as hell aren’t funny now. I refer you to this video, if you need reminding.
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It occurs to me that "Eternity Served Cold" by Malcolm Brown could make an awesome theme song for Ice King/Simon Petrikov from Adventure Time. I briefly flirted with the idea of making a music video with this in mind, though I’m not sure if I have the time/attention span to actually make it happen.
this is it
I have found it
the best panel of Homestuck
reblogging because rip panel :(
IT LIVES ON, IN TUMBLR. NEVER FORGET CAUCASIAN.
Hussie if this gets to 500,000+ notes can it be canon again?
I GOT TO THIS PART AFTER IT WAS TAKEN OFF SO I NEVER SAW IT
I miss this. :(
I wrote a paper on this, no joke.
I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS IN SCHOOL TODAY
IT’S A SIGN
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