Holy shit this might just be real
Penguin: ok
Penguin: well first thing i noticed rereading homestuck
Penguin: just like the trolls have two teams, RED and BLUE by the way, when they start off
Penguin: there are two different ways of thinking going on before cascade
Penguin: one, dave and terezi, is that everything is predetermined and you can't escape fate
Penguin: two, blue team (the other was the red team) vriska and john, believe strictly that they can challenge fate, rebel against it if you will
Penguin: now who is the main puppeteer of all the fate strings in paradox space
Penguin: Lord English
Penguin: he travels back through time rigging every event to his liking so that he is born and no one can oppose him
Penguin: he is literally the guy behind every single frustrating homestuck shaenanigan
Penguin: so the fact is aspects like breath and light don't believe in things like destiny. Breath is all about freedom of choice and light is strong in believing in luck
Penguin: you see it in vriska trying to face jack anyways, or rose being reckless to figure a way to save everyone
Penguin: and well, john being his spazzy glitchy self
Penguin: time and mind on the other hand
Penguin: when terezi does the coin flip thing while talking to dave she says 'let me tell you a secret'
Penguin: 'luck doesn't really matter'
Penguin: thats not just her hating on vriska that is because she has an understanding of mind and the mental paths a person will take and those are bound to logic. Part of a pre determined scheme
Penguin: which is why she mixes so well with time, because time in lord english's universe is also set in stone. You cannot defy what lord english has planned or you die
Penguin: so we already have two massive ideologies going one up against the other
Penguin: then theres another thing, dave and john aren't actually these adorable dork buddies like the fandom makes them out to be
Penguin: i mean they are best bros but, they also have a friendly rivalry going on
Penguin: its also a very typical thing, the 'dork' vs the 'jock' or in this case, cool guy
Penguin: matter of fact when john achieves god tier dave starts bitching with terezi about getting to god tier too
Penguin: then theres the fact that as soon as that doomed dave who didn't make it to god tier dies, he's contacted by aradia
Penguin: hussie would literally have no reason to make them meet aside from time shenanigans, but instead aradia hints to her being a 'servant' and that dave is too. And guess what, that very important conversation they have with one another happens just while gamzee vriska and eridan are making a murderdome out of the meteor and everyone else in the fandom is preoccupied with a lot more shit than two time players casually meeting in dream bubbles.
Penguin: then theres dave's quest
Penguin: remember the legendary POS, the sword
a pied wagtail: the one he already has?
a pied wagtail: (and aradia's a /maid/. She serves time)
Penguin: Dave breaks it the first time to get it, and Davesprite tells him that it is part of his quest to break it
Penguin: guess who hands him that sword, again, later
Penguin: grimbark Jade
Penguin: serving condy, who, likewise, is the servant of....
a pied wagtail: le
Penguin: yes
Penguin: if my hunch is right, dave's personal growth will have to rebel
Penguin: to the rules time has set in stone
Penguin: and to lord english
Penguin: 'breaking the sword'
a pied wagtail: ooooh
a pied wagtail: that would fit in with the cool kid thing
Penguin: definitely. Hussie is making everyone believe dave is gonna die heroically, killing lord english
Penguin: and maybe he will, but hussie also has this way of suddenly making characters turn bad out of the blue or causing massive plot twists
Penguin: i would not be surprised if this happened with dave instead, and he became a temporary antagonist due to time mechanics he can't escape
Penguin: john is obviously gonna be a big doofus, understand jack shit and attack him
Penguin: theres way too much juxtaposition between dave and john anyways
Penguin: and the theme 'red vs blue' keeps recurring
Penguin: do you really think hussie would pass the chance to make all davejohn shippers die in anguish
a pied wagtail: no
a pied wagtail: so far as i'm aware, hammertime has the most fics on ao3
Penguin: exactly
Penguin: hussie is going for the kill
Penguin: (well here i am gathering the clues to that theory)
Penguin: (altho i don't think dave is gonna act explicitly evil)
Penguin: (more like, cold, controlled evil)
a pied wagtail: (perfect)
a pied wagtail: (that is exactly how he would act)
Penguin: (yeah man)
Penguin: (also guess what)
a pied wagtail: (hmm?)
Penguin: (i wonder why dave got so scared of time travel over 3 years that he barely wants to use it)
Penguin: (i mean, i know theres the dead dave thing)
Penguin: (but, what could hussie possibly add as extra meaning)
Penguin: (and what if dave subconsciously has 'a feeling')
Penguin: (that every damn time he time travels he's just accomplishing someone else's, not his own scheme)
Penguin: basically time players are like puppets to Lord English
Penguin: And, holy shit, I just realized something that happens in Homosuck
Penguin: JOHN vs
a pied wagtail: ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
a pied wagtail: D:
a pied wagtail: DDDDDD:
a pied wagtail: in all the witch-related books by terry prachett, there's this thing called borrowing. and it's basically a way of being other animals? but for it to work you have to give the animal gentle nudges in the right direction, not fully take it over. maybe le can do that?
Penguin: hmmmm
Penguin: well its not exactly that i had in mind
Penguin: this is not a thing that comes from influence over decisions, not as a direct consequence, at least. This is a thing that involves time travel in a stable 'alpha' timeline
Penguin: lord english doesn't rule over peoples minds and is pretty bad at persuading them, i mean, have you /seen/ Caliborn?
Penguin: but he rules over time
Penguin: and time means events, history, plot
a pied wagtail: ooh
Penguin: time players are more sensible to how time flows and 'happens'
Penguin: so dave might just be aware of how LE is influencing him
Penguin: if not get fully manipulated by his orders
a pied wagtail: but don't lords destroy?
a pied wagtail: so
a pied wagtail: maybe le's not influincing the events so he gets what he wants
a pied wagtail: maybe he's destroying the outcomes that he dislikes
a pied wagtail: he's basically making sure the alpha timeline happens how he wants it to
a pied wagtail: and making all the others doomed
Penguin: exactly man, although lords don’t just destroy, those are princes. Lords rule over all.
Penguin: that, thats the whole basis behind every single doomed timeline
Penguin: the ones that 'lord english didn't like'
Penguin: its not paradox space itself that causes doomed timelines
Penguin: well it is since time is a major component of space and LE rules over all time
Penguin: but basically its lord english’s will that decides the events that will take place and be considered 'alpha'
Penguin: you get it easier after you re read it
Penguin: if you think about it, that would make calliope one half of paradox space, and lord english the other half
Penguin: well, caliborn
a pied wagtail: that fits in with the swirls on the cheeks
a pied wagtail: and therefore the colours of the sburb logo
Penguin: It's all starting to connect




Not taking any chances

I scrolled past this and the guilt was too much

it is 2014 and this is the third chainmail-esque post i have seen on my dash today


New comic!

Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.

This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.


tried animating with this thing!! i only did 7 frames so it wasnt too bad and i love getting to use SAI, but its a super repetitive/slow process so i’d go back to toon boom for anything longer


Halloween falls right in the middle of asexual awareness week.
So, like, I’m not saying asexuals are super awesome skeleton warriors, but let’s look at the facts here…


Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)


september 30, 11:59 pm:


october 1, 12:00 am:




One does not simply piss off a pyrope

oh my fucking god imagine grazing the side of your ankle on that thing while skating eaauhghguhuhugh


Some Karkat and Sollux for your soul


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Your hobbies include collecting SKELETON MEMORABILIA, reading SPOOKY STORIES, and snapping PHOTOGRAPHS of GLOOMY TROLL GRAVEYARDS and posting them on your TROLLMBLR. (The more FLOATING ORBS that show up in your pictures, the better.) You have a vast collection of HILARIOUSLY AWFUL HORROR MOVIES that you watch while cramming your face with TOOTH-ROTTING SWEETS.

Your favorite activity by far, however, is TRICK-OR-TREATING. With the aid of your loyal GHOSTMOM and your trusty CANDYGOURDKIND, you venture out into the sultry dawn to bestow TRICKS and TREATS on your unsuspecting neighbors.

There are some trolls who like to tease you for your blood color, but you simply tell them that through your creepy veins flows PURE PUMPKIN SPICE, which everyone knows is the noblest of flavors.

Your Trollian handle is creepyKooky and you tend toOoOo speEeEak in a voOoOoice that quAaAaAavers.




sometimes i think about what if the trolls never played sgrub and feferi became empress

and she won in a showdown with the condesce, but let her live b/c feferi

so the condesce just sort of became her racist grandma that tries feebly to cull her on occasion by whacking her with her cane

~*~*~condy the racist ancestor~*~*~

Can we get a comic series about this holy fuck