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    Be the Sea Dweller Lowblood

    > Be the sea dweller lowblood.


    This is actually a pretty typical afternoon for you.

    There are times when you really hate being a SEA DWELLER. Being at the bottom of the hemospectrum sucks roe. On days like this, you half consider slicing off your own fins. It won't change your blood color, but even trying to pass as a SUBJUGGLATOR would be better than being a sea dweller.

    But you'd much rather slice off the head of the next LAND DWELLER that looks at you funny.

    You can't do that, though. Not unless you want to get culled on the spot.



    Your name is ERIDAN AMPORA, and you have a ROTTEN BANANA PEEL on your head.

    You are ten solar sweeps old, which means you've been living off of Alternia for several seasons now. But you are fast approaching your eleventh wriggling day, and you only have one quadrant filled. And you have no job. When the imperial drones come around with the FILIAL PAILS, you're glubbed. Of course, as usual, you BLAME THE STATUS QUO RATHER THAN YOUR OWN FAILINGS.

    Flowing through your veins is nearly the filthiest blood the hemospectrum has to offer, almost lowest on the scale. As such, you are a SEA DWELLER, an inferior race of troll distinct from your betters by mutation and habitat, an out-caste which serves under the entire species.

    In your youth, you had something of a GENOCIDE COMPLEX, making it your sworn duty to KILL ALL LAND DWELLERS in order to ascend to a less benighted social status. But you were unable to acquire any allies or resources in this cause, and eventually gave it up. Now you think the whole idea was silly. You were a silly kid.

    You hold a fascination for SOCIO-POLITICAL HISTORY AND REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS. Due to the controversial nature of your idols, you rarely ever bring them up, but you are secretly enthralled with their stories, which tell of the SOLIDARITY OF THE OPPRESSED and the INJUSTICE OF THE MINORITY-MAJORITY RULE and CLASS STRUGGLE and ROMANTIC INTRIGUE. You hide this part of yourself as well as you can, but occasionally your personal outrage leads to IMPASSIONED EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS, and thus most people tend to regard you as a BIT OF A FOOL.

    You suppose you had better get this peel off your horn and go home to clean up. Today is the day you are going to attempt to fill one of your empty quadrants, and you're not gonna successfully woo anybody if you smell like a dumpster. Not anybody you'd want to woo, at least.

    What will you do?

    And who are you wooing in which quadrant, anyway?


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    >Make a friend. Friendship is... pretty important.
    >Also look for a job.

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    >Go meet your morail Feferi, low-blood unity!

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    >Consider the "kitty-cat shipper girl" for one of your quadrants. After you clean up, of course.

    ...

    They have brick buildings and dumpsters on alternate-Alternia?

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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    Quote Originally Posted by ponytailArtist View Post
    They have brick buildings and dumpsters on alternate-Alternia?
    Sketchy-looking brick alleyways with dumpsters are a universal constant!

    Incidentally, this isn't Alternia. Being a young adult, Eridan has moved to one of the many other planets in the trolls' empire.

    I don't have another update yet, but should later today.

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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    Quote Originally Posted by ckret2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ponytailArtist View Post
    They have brick buildings and dumpsters on alternate-Alternia?
    Sketchy-looking brick alleyways with dumpsters are a universal constant!

    Incidentally, this isn't Alternia. Being a young adult, Eridan has moved to one of the many other planets in the trolls' empire.

    I don't have another update yet, but should later today.
    An adventure about trolls outside of Alternia? ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE!

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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowmanne View Post
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    They have brick buildings and dumpsters on alternate-Alternia?
    Sketchy-looking brick alleyways with dumpsters are a universal constant!

    Incidentally, this isn't Alternia. Being a young adult, Eridan has moved to one of the many other planets in the trolls' empire.

    I don't have another update yet, but should later today.
    An adventure about trolls outside of Alternia? ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE!
    When you think about it, the trolls in Homestuck spend the majority of their on-screen adventure away from Alternia anyway.

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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    Quote Originally Posted by ponytailArtist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowmanne View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponytailArtist View Post
    They have brick buildings and dumpsters on alternate-Alternia?
    Sketchy-looking brick alleyways with dumpsters are a universal constant!

    Incidentally, this isn't Alternia. Being a young adult, Eridan has moved to one of the many other planets in the trolls' empire.

    I don't have another update yet, but should later today.
    An adventure about trolls outside of Alternia? ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE!
    When you think about it, the trolls in Homestuck spend the majority of their on-screen adventure away from Alternia anyway.
    You know what I mean :V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancakes View Post
    >Make a friend. Friendship is... pretty important.
    > Make a friend.

    A friend? Seriously? HERE?

    With whom, exactly? You're surrounded by land dwellers. True, they ARE all low bloods. You are not in the highest class areas of SURROGIA's mega-metroplex, and in fact it would not be inaccurate to call this area a SLUM. But low bloods or not, they are still land dwellers. You hate them and they hate you.

    Besides, you already have friends. Yes, friends plural.

    Well, okay, so it's only two.

    And you haven't heard from one of them since you were five sweeps old.

    > Have a flashback.


    You even used to be KISMESES. In a "childhood grudge" kind of way. It was never very serious. But she said you could still be friends/enemies when she dumped you, and she never exactly took that back, so you suppose you can still count her on your list. Even if only due to a technicality.

    Of course, to this day you assume she dumped you because she didn't want an interracial relationship.



    You still don't know why exactly she stopped talking to you. It's probably because she got sick of you and your revolutionary ideas. Sometimes you lay it on a little thick, and okay, you get it, maybe that's a bit off-putting, but these are seriously serious issues. In any case, she just stopped talking to you one day and never started again, and you never found out why.



    Sometimes you still wonder whatever became of her.



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    OH NOOOOOOOO

    >Vriska: Please don't turn out to be dead!

    >Eridan: Go home and speak with your other friend, which isn't too comforting since she's not much better off than you are, if at all.

    The highbloods are looking kinda evil there... Especially since they all ganged up on Vriska at the same time. The caste system is pretty harsh in this world ain't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponytailArtist View Post
    The highbloods are looking kinda evil there... Especially since they all ganged up on Vriska at the same time. The caste system is pretty harsh in this world ain't it?
    Harsh indeed. Admittedly, Vriska DID just paralyze Tavros. If a highblood did that to a lowblood, the lowblood would really have no recourse for revenge; but Tavros is basically royalty, whereas Vriska is... middling at best.

    Besides, her psychic powers are really too strong for someone as low as her. Power like that should only be in the hands—or rather, the minds—of the gold bloods. She's a menace to society, don't you know.

    In the highbloods' defense, one of them did it only because the voices told her to, another did it in a manic fit that he'll regret very shortly, and the third was talked into it by the other two.

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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    Is the hemospectrum reversed? Because this adventure looks pretty cool.

    Eridan: Get a better home.

    Elaborate on your other friend.
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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    So, does that mean Karkat is some superblood, and Crabdad is an "outer fucking god the size of a city?"

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    I think Aradia is in charge. Although Super High Blood Karkat sounds awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tectonicRobot View Post
    Is the hemospectrum reversed? Because this adventure looks pretty cool.
    I should think that would be obvious by now.

    >Eridan: Walk home whilst flipping people off.
    I am a human being of unspecified social status and I perform activities of a certain nature for varying lengths of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponytailArtist View Post
    >Vriska: Please don't turn out to be dead!
    > Vriska: Don't be dead.

    You can totally handle that. Why would you be dead, anyway? You have too many irons in the fire for you to afford to die.

    You wonder if any other troll on Surrogia has as many irons in the fire as you. YOU DOUBT IT.

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    Vriska: Reminisce about what happened about a 1/4th of a second after you sent your last message to Eridan.

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    >Talk about your TWOO WUV, FEFWEWI. Because I want to see you stutter.
    Also, Vriska: Harbor grudge against highblooded Megido.

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    Oh thank gog... ^^; Wait, wait a moment...

    >Vriska: What's your relationship with Terezi here? Not that I'm accusing her in particular for blowing off your eye and arm or anything... Also, who built your fancy robotic appendage?

    >Eridan: Go home already! You like dumpsters as much as the next low-blooded troll but come on, you got things to do.

    200th post, and it ends with me being intensely relieved. Whew!

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    For the record I love Eridan's stitched up scarf and pants.

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    > Eridan: Go home already.

    You go home already. Your ability to completely ignore the presence of land dwellers when you're in a bad mood makes this scene rather easy to illustrate.

    There is a bulletin board with job listings on the way. You suppose you might as well stop and read that as you go by. Even though you KNOW there will be nothing worth taking.

    You can't stop for long, though. Not unless you want to risk running into the troll who tossed you in the dumpster. Which was completely uncalled for and unprovoked and you absolutely did nothing at all to prompt it.


    Okay. So sue you. It was not your proudest moment.

    But a guy's got to eat, and you are tired of mooching food off of your moirail/roommate/only friend. You are already mooching a place to sleep, since you cannot pay rent. And since she is somehow even lower on the hemospectrum than you, you feel particularly bad. Way to exploit your underclass, you hypocrite.

    You are just lucky he threw you in a dumpster instead of the sewer. Just because you can breathe underwater, that does not mean you want to get your gills full of load gaper discharge.

    In retrospect, you wonder why you thought you would catch anything edible.

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    Re: Be the Sea Dweller Low Blood

    >Is there an ocean on this planet? You could probably make a decent living as a fishermen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuade View Post
    >Is there an ocean on this planet? You could probably make a decent living as a fishermen.
    True dat.

    >If the job listings involve anything near the ocean, go for it. If not, go home and try not to be too depressing in front of your moirail/roomate/only friend. And especially don't consider proposing for matespritship; You're mooching enough as it is.

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    > Eridan: Go fishing for jobs.

    See? Just like you thought. Nothing worth taking. Only a few of the listings are open for anything lower than indigo, and those that you CAN take are terrible.

    SEWER MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
    No. It's not just the fact that that's nasty, it's the fact that the job will kill a sea dweller. A land dweller that takes it gets an air tank, and can't do as much underwater; but a sea dweller is just tossed in the drink, and has to filter all the toxins through his own body. They pay is excellent, but if you survive long enough to get your first paycheck, it will all go to your hospital bill.

    "SSSKY'SSS THE LIMIT CAFE" CASHIER, WAITER
    Food service is for losers. And so you'll keep refusing to do it as long as you remain in denial. The fact that this job is open up through blue bloods does nothing to change your mind.

    Besides, you've heard unnerving rumors about what Sssky'sss owners do with sea dweller employees.

    IMPERIAL AQUATIC SCOUT
    Hell no. You don't let the "imperial" fool you, you know ALL about imperial acquatic scouts. They are sent into enemy territory to scope out the opposition, and once they report in, they are left to die. If they refuse to report in, telepaths are used to read their minds, their lovers are killed in retaliation, and then they are left to die.

    You can tell the job is a trap because nobody even bothered to give it an ominous portmanteau name, like NINJAQUATICS or something. You would absolutely sign up to be a ninjaquatic if that were actually a thing that existed.

    And on and on. All of the jobs are either too dangerous, or too far beneath you.

    The reason you are jobless might be because you think that if a job will take YOU, then it's not a job you want.

    > Be a fisherman.

    You suppose that could work. If you actually knew how to fish. Why would you learn how to fish when usually you can just jump in the water and grab some?

    You really, really don't know what you were hoping to accomplish with your sewer-fishing.

    In any case, it is a terribly low-paying job. Fish is seen as the food of sea dwellers, and so the upper classes will not eat it. Meaning the entire sea food market consists of a bunch of broke losers who also know how to jump in the water and grab their own fish.

    Besides, there are no large bodies of water on Surrogia. It is in a fixed orbit around its sun, so one side is too hot for water and the other side is too cold. Its fixed orbit means half the planet is eternally free from sunlight, and thus Surrogia is the most important planet in the Alternian Empire besides Alternia itself (which is overrun with useless grubs anyway). The Alternian cities on Surrogia's dark side are kept constantly heated, using solar power collected on Surrogia's light side, and so a few small lakes and ponds have been able to thaw out in urban areas. But nothing like an ocean.

    You have heard rumors that Surrogia has a series of underground rivers, kept warm by the pipelines bringing electricity from the light side. In these underground rivers is a resistance organization of sea dwellers. Someday, that organization will rise from the waters and onto HER IMPERIOUS CONDESCENSION's capitol city, which is situated as far from the light side as possible.

    This organization is called the INTERPLANETARY RESISTANCE OF INDEPENDENT SEA-DWELLERS, or IRIS for short. You are not sure what other planets are supposedly involved in this resistence, but the title is impressive enough that you figure there must be some basis to the rumors.

    You would join them if you could. But you have no idea where they are.

    In the meantime, you might as well go home and fret about your love life.
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    You could always donate your body to science. Who knows. Maybe all the drug testing could change your blood color.

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