Five Second Films tried something new this week. Alongside their usual crazy comedy sketches they posted an additional 5 videos under the title "Bummer Week". These videos were a break from comedy and an attempt at something more serious. I thought they were pretty good!
I came here to pimp this out because I'm damn proud of it. The Pilgrim King. It's a 27 minute dark fantasy audio drama, and it's written by a friend of mine who happens to be a fantastic author. Check it out.
I just wish thirteen year old girls looked like Vriska five years ago. Yes, complete with gray skin and horns.
Fascinating. Tell me about your mother.
Originally Posted by Bluecho
Originally Posted by Ixelrod
Originally Posted by orderboundChaotic
Can someone tell me what a heartstring is? I still do not understand.
It's the origin of the phrase, "striking a chord".
Basically, it's like if someone tugs on your heart strings, it means they've played a chord that resonates with your heart. An emotional syncronization, if you pardon the less-than-apt metaphor.
Originally Posted by orderboundChaotic
So, Andrew is performing surgery on certain readers? Is he licensed?
Originally Posted by The Orange Man
Originally Posted by Mikker
We do need to see more Vriska.
Why doesn't Homestuck focus more in Vriska?
I mean seriously, we get more Gamzee than Vriska now...
If you arrange every panel of homestuck in a mosaic 1025 panels wide, you will find that it forms a portrait of Vriska.
Originally Posted by Diminuitive Calvin
So this is more of a weird coincidence:
I was looking through a february issue of the New Yorker. It had an article about potentially dangerous asteroids, and a "planetary defense foundation" called B612.I didn't think it was all that startling, but then these three cartoons followed it:
I just looked up cuttlefish. Turns out they sometimes eat each other. And have green-blue blood. And have three hearts. And see about eight times better than most creatures. And their eyes are Ws
FEFERI IS KANAYA (because vampire) IS TEREZI (because teal blood) IS SOLLUX (because three lives) IS VRISKA (because vision 8fold) IS ERIDAN (because W) IS NEPETA (because tranistive property of Nepeta) IS LORD ENGLISH (because shut up).
I will throw rice at you so hard. You have no idea how hard, you will all be saying "ow, I wish that fat fuck wasn't throwing the rice so gog damned hard, how the fuck does he even throw rice that hard with those weak-ass noodle arms?"
Other people will be looking on, saying "man, calm down, it's just rice. You need to chill your punk ass down," and I'll be all "NOOOO! MUST THROW RICE! YEEARGH!"
Also quotes, but of the "Oh my god everything makes sense now!" kind.
Originally Posted by GideonWells
Originally Posted by Newlemming
Hmm.. so Jack's been going around murdering the dreamselves. We already know what's happening here.
Jack has acquired the knowledge post-scratch of the regicidal older Noir who's currently in the Troll's incepisphere.
He knows that killing off the dream-kids before they can God Tier will make things much more one-sided. Derse-sided, specifically.
Sorry if this was obvious to everyone else.
I'm not sure it is that complicated. Ignoring Jack and the Midnight Crew the game would still be locked into a stalemating cold war. Each side would get the same upgrades. I believe Jack is Sburb's chaos causing construct designed to break up the stalemate. Hussie used the example of Bowser in Super Mario games when describing Jack and other constructs. They follow a programming. Outside of player induced changes of plans they would do the same thing over and over, same core personalities until player events forces changes.
* PM's interactions show that Jack Noir regularly sends low level minions and others on assassination attempts attempts.
* Judging by his lack of prototyped clothes with meeting Karkat, it looks like he and the BQ always get in a fight over wearing silly outfits.
* Judging by Karkat's introduction to Jack, Jack encounters a kid and stabs them. It should be on one of their worlds.
- If Kid survives he adjusts his plans and activates the Regicide Quest against the Black Queen. (Remember, he stabbed Karkat).
- If Kid dies, he shrugs and continues on with his programming of hunting down all the players.
- In this regard I think Jack servers as Sburb's "enrage" timer. You aren't leveling fast enough on your planets? Jack kills you. Taking too long to even get into the game (supposed to start playing at 13, not 15.5 silly alpha kids)? Jack kills you.
* Letting Jack get a ring speeds up the game considerably. Bec Noir is a threat because you aren't supposed to prototype the first guardian. There looks to be a window of time kill him without this messing the game up beyond repair:
- If Jack get the ring because you haven't leveled enough after starting the quest, he kills you for going too slow.
- Considering Jack killed the BK and the game continued, this may or may not be a hard enrage. If so, this is another you fail Sburb by going too slow.
TL, DR: Jack is Sburb's "You are taking to long. WIPE! " mechanism. The alpha kids are 2.5 years late getting into Sburb so Sburb is wiping the raid.
Originally Posted by kaoticAntagonist
Something a lot of people forget is that regardless of how hopeless eridan was in romance and in life he was one of the most badass trolls ever.
Dude killed monsters everyday in order to feed an even bigger monster. He literally held his species survival in his hands at 6 sweeps, and no one was really worried because he made killing giant troll-eating monsters look that easy. They mistook personality for skill, and one thing he had a lot of was skill. He was studying conquerors and shit at that age too. His desk was full of war campaign maps. tool or not the man had shit locked down.
He was also one of the most fashionable trolls and his pants were hands down the best. And he pioneered wearing scarfs constantly, and pulling it off with ease. And a cape that makes you more badass when you take it off? Pure style.
Before Sgurb he was in the top 4 strongest trolls easy, along with Sollux,Vriska, and Equius (and Vriska is questionable since she could not control her dice back then).
And he went through the entire game without upgrading shit, while fighting a planet full of things trying to kill him that scared everyone else off with how fucking strong they are.
And he killed them all in a month.
After this he finally gets an upgrade and casts fucking magic spells stronger than sollux's eyelasers.
No matter what your opinion, the man was badass, and even if you dont respect him you must acknowledge that.
Jerry from Penny Arcade linked to this really cool documentary on the demoscene:
I think this is the first actual documentary anyone's made on the scene, even though it's been around for like 25 years and is still prolific. The documentary's a little slow-paced, but interesting if you're a huge nerd like me.
I got fed up with the spoiler dungeon in my previous signature. It was confusing and I did not like it. The basics boil down to this: The guy in my avatar is some variation on the work of stock photographer Gilles DeCruyenaere, probably edited insanely by a person who is super awesome. There is a fifty percent chance that that person is Ash, but sometimes other people get in on it too. AVATAR BY NIMZ WHO IS AMAZING
Also I made a tumblr because I hate myself. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12681553/corns/tumblrcorn.png And now these days you will find me mostly on the tumbr. I do love you much forums. We had a good go of it. But tumblr fits a person with my attention span so much better. I still check here often, but I do not post as much. Fell free to contact me where ever, and if unsure, assume I love you.
Do not even look in here it is a goshawful mess that I do not have the time or sanity to deal with.