- She'll have to bring it to the tailor to have it let out.
WAY out.0 likes4 hitsDec 23, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieVriska's new outfit is AMAZING! The buttons on her hood are so cute and her red boots and her twintails cape <3 <3 <3 <3 WHY WOULD SHE EVER CHANGE OUT OF IT (by tidalqueen)Thanks, I like it do.
Doesn't it sort of make you wish you had horns, so you could put a hood like that to practical use?
I mean, it doesn't really make ME wish that, because I am a 31 year old man.
But I could understand if it made some other people wish that.1 likes29 hitsDec 23, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieNow go read a shit load of novels by Westerners because you hate any kind of mention of "the animes", which many of your fan base is interested in.I don't actually hate the animes, I just sort of shrug at them theatrically for hilarious purposes.
The animes represent a wide body of entertainment which includes some good stuff, as well as an absolutely incomprehensible amount of shit. Like anything.
Any smart guy could have concluded that's how I felt about it though, without me saying so. Drawing rigid conclusions from a pool of ambiguous, tongue in cheek remarks is foolish. Rigidity in perception is the hobgoblin of a shallow mind. This hobgoblin's visage is the portrait of inadequacy, and he casts his mischievous leer at you from the other side of the looking glass!
And thus it was the animes taught you how to be a better person. Thank them kindly.0 likes5 hitsDec 23, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- This joke makes no sense.0 likes1 hitsDec 23, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieI'm going to join in the inevitable howling chorus of "ITS BRITISH" here. Written by Terry Pratchett, its actually a series you'd probably like for its persistent snark and devotion to toying with the shape of how stories go.Oh god it's another dude taking me serious.
I have read several Discworld novels.0 likes2 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieOK, so you don't like references to the animes. Is there anything else we should steer clear from in asking questions, lest we invoke the wrath of AH? (by joelathon)Please submit a list of your top ten favorite animes, and a brief essay on what makes each one so amazing.
Then we'll talk.0 likes2 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieTerry Pratchett made Discworld. Terry Pratchett is not Japanese. (people are pissed off...)Hahahaha and the dumb guy to correct me turned out to be you!!!
Can I get a no shit up ins.0 likes4 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieSo if past experiences are anything to go by, since you've yet to get to the Final Boss Homestuck is less the half over right? Chapter 7 will be a doosie.My plan at the moment is to make Act 7 serve as pure wrap up. Perhaps consisting only of several significant animations.
If that is that case, then Act 6 would function as the last "normal" act.
But you know how these things go. Plans can change.0 likes8 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew Hussiehttp://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6 is the URL of page one of Homestuck. But when you replace the 6 with a number 1-5 you get the different MSPAs that youve done before, including HS Beta. However 3 is a single bloody spade titled ??????. Explain please? (by IHaventGotAName)It's the Midnight Crew adventure I didn't do.
In the Homestuck universe, MSPA is currently running that MC adventure.
And in the troll universe, that adventure is actually taking place, on post apocalyptic Alternia.0 likes14 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- It was cloudy and I couldn't see it.0 likes1 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- And once again, my Formspring account has been befouled by references to your favorite animes.
You just KNOW that's got to be made by somebody Japanese.0 likes3 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- No?0 likes2 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieDid you make the Black lance that Tavros has look like Sn0wmans? Or did you just use Sn0wmans lance/cigarette holder to save time?That would be PRETTY LAZY of me wouldn't it.
The trolls had a long and eventful adventure. Karkat took Jack's regisword and used it to make a regisickle. We can infer that at some point they managed to duplicate and/or steal the queen's lance. The queen either kept her original copy of the lance, or stole it back, or it got sent to Alternia via the exiling process, just like the Queen did to become Snowman. At which point Snowman recovered it.
There are so many possible ways to explain this.0 likes1 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Whoops no!0 likes2 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieIn the Image Manip thread, it was noticed that the scenes with gratuitous amounts of troll blood weren't all that disturbing until you turned the blood red, which is a normal response I suppose. Was this one of the reasons you gave them unrealistic blood?No.
Really, imagine me sitting around thinking, I gotta come up with some means of taking the edge off all these future bloodbaths I'm planning. I know... rainbow blood!!!
The hemospectrum was just an idea that grew quite organically, something that wasn't part of the picture at all until after Hivebent was underway . It turned out to be a pretty good detail to fuel some of the dilemmas and intrigue surrounding the trolls' story, as well as just something kind of fun and unique about their race. Hivebent was in part about fleshing out the details of the race and setting them apart from humans, in a fairly traditional sci-fi world building sense. All grounded in humor of course.0 likes3 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieWhile back you answered a question about tropes, and I loved it. tvtropes.com is a joke of site, where people who spend all day watching TV and playing games go to feel academic. Reading that doesn't make you a great writer; you just sound Dennis Miller.I didn't intend to completely rip on it. It's a pretty entertaining site in some ways, and definitely in moderation.
One of the worst things about it is not necessarily the site, but the influence it has on the way so many people discuss entertainment. Dropping trope names starts to become a substitute for original ideas and critical thinking. This also leads to flagrant misdiagnoses of what's going on in a story as some pretty bland minds struggle to shoehorn everything they see into a defined trope.
It's like religion. Silly people forfeit original thought and substitute it for reference to excerpts in scripture. TvTropes is the holy scripture for anime nerds, and less caustically, just a bunch of young people who don't really know any better yet.0 likes11 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieIf the "light" in Vriska's title refers to luck does that mean that Rose also has an improbably high amount of luck?There's more than one word to the title though.
Thief of Light means she can take luck from others. This makes her lucky.
Seer of Light would better translate to "understander of fortune". Whatever that means!
But we should note that it's pretty questionable how well Rose has been keeping up with her personal quest duties.0 likes3 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieIf a player is killed, does the dreamself always replace them, or does the dreamself die as well if they are not quickly resurrected through some special method? Like how Dream John started bleeding from a stab wound and Dream Vriska started bleeding out?There are only two ways we know of that the dream self can serve as an extra life.
1) The corpse must be kissed by a prince or princess. (Please note, they are technically all princes/princesses of their respective moons.)
2) The player must die on their quest bed/cocoon, in which case their dream self takes over while upgrading to god tier on the battlefield.
The dream self also takes on the critical wounds sustained by the real self, but in a delayed fashion. Note how dream John began bleeding a little while after he was stabbed. These wounds are healed upon resurrection.
Presumably the dream self will eventually die from the same wounds inflicted on the real self, but after a time delay. This would suggest the player has a pretty brief time limit to complete their resurrection.
We've only seen three examples of this. John and Vriska, who both died on the quest bed/cocoon, so the time limit didn't matter.
Sollux was also resurrected after being kissed by Feferi. This means after he died, she made the trip between her world and his in QUITE A HURRY.0 likes1 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew Hussiehow much money do you make on merchandise?? the new shirts sold out pretty fast but for all we know you could have only made five of them.We've only been printing around 100 of each design when stocking shirts. More than that would require a significant setup and staff to ship out in a timely fashion, beyond what I have now which is just my friend Cindy shipping them out herself.
Next year hopefully I will be able to put things in place to satisfy demand. Having to dealing with significant demand for this stuff caught me a bit off guard, because until quite recently, it wasn't really like that. Also, what modest sales there were, Topatoco handled for me, and I never had to think about it.0 likes3 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew Hussiepap shoosh nak doof shoosh:doop nak:pap hoo hoo hoo hoo haa haa haa haa hee hee hee heeYes, that's right.
You all asked me really insightful, pertinent questions.
And this is the one I chose to answer.0 likes1 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieI've noticed the ludicrous amount of money your adverts pay to get their games/businesses/pornsites on your site. How much money do you get off of these guys? I mean, $152.80 for ONE advert??? DAYUM!!!!I WISH
Those are brief spikes in price that only tend to last an hour or so. Typical rates are way lower.0 likes1 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieIt doesnt seem very light hearted with this constant tormenting of poor Tavros. Your being pretty frigging sadistic for you to be drawing out his suffering for so many updates.Yeah but a story doesn't have to be just one thing. What's so hard to understand about that?
There have been other heavy moments. Bro died, dream Jade died, etc. Neither those moments, nor this one, nullifies the thousands of absurd jokes already littering this story, and those still to come.
This little segment was a bit of a Hivebent throwback. (If you can really "throw back" to something that happened over the summer.) Hivebent was still pretty silly, but it was darker and a bit more psychologically charged than typical HS action. This sequence taps into the Hivebent melodrama again, and steps it up a bit, since of course the story is moving forward and raising the stakes, as it should be.
And all that aside, there's still some humor present here if you take a step back. Understanding the full context, we see that some pretty silly cartoon mobsters from the future are simultaneously urging a confused boy to kiss/kill a girl. Believe it or not, that's actually a pretty humorous scenario!
But that said, I'm not going to pretend this whole thing isn't completely fucked up. Of course it is. That's the point.0 likes1 hitsDec 22, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieHomestuck started out pretty lighthearted! I suppose it would be dumb to ask if you intended for it to get darker later on, but is the level of darkness about what you envisioned? Was Cal originally the only intended survivor at this point in the story?It's still lighthearted.
It is in fact relentlessly lighthearted, even in the midst of serious drama.
The villain is a FUCKING DOG WEARING SUNGLASSES.0 likes3 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieDuring the latest animation, Dream!John begins bleeding from the same wound inflicted on Real!John. Since it looks like the fireflies are reviving John (like the kiss to Sollux and whatnot), does the wound represent the two Johns switching places?Speculation abounds.
All we know are the facts of what we saw.
John was stabbed; killed.
Shortly after, his dream self began bleeding from the same wound.
And then, this became irrelevant, as his resurrection completed itself.
We don't actually know why. Often we have a reasonable amount of information to make inferences regarding things that go by silently in animations. But other times, new mysteries are presented in animations. This is not a case where we "should" know why this is happening, if only we could identify the pieces which explain it. It is unexplained phenomena.
We'll have to wait and see.0 likes2 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKNAKANAKANAKANAKNAKOh will you SHUT UP.1 likes50 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieIf Dave is you, and his psychological problem thing is his comics, then is Homestuck a personal analysis of your insecurity with your comics (or something like that?)Dave isn't me, that's stupid.
He says funny things, the sort of things which I myself tend to say on occasion, because get this - I'm writing his lines!
But even on those finite grounds, I guess that makes him arguably some class of author-insert avatar, doesn't it? Or it would, if there weren't literally already one of those somewhere else in the story.
Here's the thing on that. Ordinarily author inserts are embarrassing glorifications of themselves. But with Dave, I had to take a little something off. Because in reality, aside from the fact that I don't wear shades, I am considerably cooler than Dave. This is a fact of the truest proportions. Consider that all of his remarkable achievements (SBaHJ) are in actuality my own, while the scope of my real life credentials eclipse his considerably (time travel notwithstanding).
Sometimes it is actually physically painful being this cool. I preemptively welcome your compassion, and monetary patronage.
<HUGE> 8) </HUGE>0 likes2 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- I vaguely remember reading this exact question posted several days ago.
What the hell is wrong with you?0 likes4 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieHow did the Breeze succeed in putting out the fire if, and I quote the 17th century French nobleman Walt Whitman, "wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire"?Because it wasn't wind.
It was THE BREEZE.
Also Walt Whitman was an ignorant sack of shit.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieHey Andrew Hussie. I'm still waiting on your answer on the rate of formspring questions per flash update.Ok, I just clicked "More questions" like 6 or 7 times, and all the questions on the page were still asked within the last hour.
Honestly, I don't even read 1/20th of the questions submitted.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYY0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieThis isn't a question, but... I have to thank you. I had writers block, saw the update, and the sheer amount of concentrated awesome protruding from it obliterated my writer's block. Great work man, and thanks for helping me out incidentally!Cool! You should never allow the lack of content to get in the way of production, much like you should never let the truth defile a perfectly good anecdote
I wonder what it's like to have writer's block?
The day I get it will be the day a billion horses die in deafening unison. Don't go outside that day.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- I never talked as a kid, so there is pretty much zero overlap.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieWill we ever see Andrew Hussie in-story again? Will he be able to save Fantasia from the Emptiness? Can he defeat Xayide, I must know.He'll be around.
When he's least expected, and most unwelcome.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieGiven the nature of Homestuck, do you have any regrets regarding the characters, plot, etc? Maybe looked back at something you did a year ago and gone "ah, crap, I wish I'd done that differently"? Not that I'm saying you should -- everything's real coolWhile simultaneously realizing that everything I do can always be better in every single way, regrets and rear view gazing are excluded from the process deliberately. This is storytelling in hyperspace. Everything is done with the intent to make something as good as it can be, as loose as can be, and as FAST. FAST. FAST. as possible. Lamenting decisions is at odds with this approach, and would be irrational. If I allowed room for second guessing, then I'd be doing something completely different.
You can isolate any single thing from this, written or drawn, and conclude that with a little more time, some more drafting, editing and revision, it would improve. Such are the benefits that more conventional productions enjoy. They are how works of entertainment become polished. But that's not the mission here. There is virtually no editing going on here at all, at any stage, from conception, to typing, to drawing, to animating, to posting. The most written editing I'll do is tweaking a phrase or two after copy-pasting the text from the doc into the browser while updating. Drawings are never drafted or revised. It's always done in one shot. I don't storyboard the animations, and often don't really have the full scene sequence in mind until I'm nearly done. It's very fluid. It's all part of the challenge this represents to me in totality, and an aspect of its experimental nature.
Could it reach another level with a more intensive editing process (or one at all)? Of course. With enough concentrated reexamination, I'm sure the thing could be smoothed to such a seamless literary state, it could enter Earth's atmosphere without catching fire. It could certainly be more illustratively maniacal too. But editing is a time sink. Even a little is too much, because the top priority by far is speed. To bring as many ideas to coherent realization as quickly as possible. I get the most out of visuals with the least effort, and even though it doesn't look like I'm using all my artistic ability to make this, I do use my full experience as an artist to understand how best to optimize. Strong, simple shapes and silhouettes, dynamic composition, attention to color choice, minimal splashes of animation, all those things go a really long way for making striking visuals without requiring much effort.
It just occurred to me recently that I haven't even reread the whole story in more than a year. (It's too long! Who has time for that.) There was a time in the early going, when it was a couple hundred pages, I'd reread it now and then to develop a feel for how it read, and help solidify my thoughts on the new project and develop ideas for where I wanted to push it in its fledgling state. But after rolling for a while, rereads became unnecessary. I maintain all relevant story data in a part of my mind which I'm sure has adapted itself to be completely useless for any other task besides keeping track of Homestuck. (Though I will say, mingling amidst community discussion does help keep some details fresh in the mind.) The only time I go back to an earlier page is to verify a particular phrasing or such, or to check out a panel as a drawing reference. Other than that, I'm not sure if I've reread more than 10 consecutive pages in a year. That would be rear view gazing.
But having said that...
Maybe I'll give it a full reread in the near future, just for the hell of it.1 likes3 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew Hussieso what exactly happened to john's real body? the fireflies took it, and he glowed and then... something. did he combine with his dream self, so now their the same body, but in skaia?We saw what happened to John's real body at the end. It's still lying there on the quest bed, bloody and dead. It is now a corpse forever. It did not combine with the dream self. The dream self is an independent entity which wakes up and walks around when the player goes to sleep, or in this case, dies on his quest bed.
When that happens, you may notice the dream self also wakes up on a corresponding quest bed on the battlefield. With a little inference, we can gather that since players have duplicate quest beds on the battlefield, that this is likely how players are normally supposed to get to the battlefield, rather than crashing into it via moon.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieSo, was that just like what happened with Sollux, where John died and used his dreamself as an extra life, or was that something new that we haven't seen before that Vriska will be insufferably smug and Fred Savagely face-punchable about now?It's both.
John is using his dream self as an extra life, like Sollux did.
But it's also something we haven't seen. He was not resurrected in the same manner. Sollux was kissed by a princess, and his dream self woke up and took over as the "real" him, with no additional benefits. John died on his quest bed, which clearly leads to a much more elaborate resurrection. His dream self is taking over, but now as the fully realized Heir of Breath.
Vriska knew this would happen, and it's heavily implied she went through the same process. In fact, she practically stated it outright. We don't know the details yet.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieAre the terms "the Medium", "the Incipisphere", and "paradox space" interchangeable? If not, could you explain their relationship to each other, and other parts of Homestuck's cosmology?No. The Medium is the generous ring of space surrounding Skaia, and bound by the Veil. It's where the planets orbit. As it is in between these two things, it is literally the medium, as in the space in the middle.
The Incipisphere is all of these, Skaia, Prospit, the Medium, the Veil, and Derse, stopping short of the Furthest Ring. It is in fact a bubble in the Furthest Ring.
Paradox space is even broader. It encompasses everything, including the Furthest Ring, all Incipispheres ever, and all universes.0 likes2 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Thanks!1 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieWhat WOULD happen if a seizure kernel wasn't prototyped before entry? Will we ever know?Rose talked about this. The battlefield would not undergo its next transformation. The final form of the battlefield is necessary to create a universe. Without it, you can't win.0 likes2 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieWhen GPI first ascended to godhood, we were not longer able to give him commands (save one and its variants). Is the same thing happening to WV with John's ascension?Maybe.
John just died. From WV's perspective: game over.0 likes2 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieHow do you keep the sound so perfectly synced on the animations? I've always experienced desynchronization when I try long files with sound.The desynchronization of sound streaming on the timeline is one of the most terrible things about Flash and the programmers should feel ashamed of themselves. I always remedy this problem by making stuff late in the timeline happen just a little later than it's supposed to, by progressively wider margins. But hey maybe there's some better answer to this than I'm aware of.
Lol at everybody coming here to read answers about the story only to find me talking about lame Flash technical stuff.0 likes1 hitsDec 17, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieSir, as a reader who had to catch up on a year and a half of homestuck, and have been reading the last few moments serial, I think I am the most appreciative of this Vriska development. There are no filled plot holes, merely well planned explanations.YES, THIS GUY KNOWS WHAT'S UP!!!!!!!
Just kidding, y'all. His is just one of many varying legitimate points of view.
Thank you, though.0 likes1 hitsDec 13, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieDude, quit deflecting questions with insults. It's pretty unbecoming when I know you could shoot them down much more eloquently. It makes you seem desperate to defend you choices.There are plenty of answers below which reek of eloquence. Should I repeat myself every single time? Occasionally I select a question for the sole purpose of talking smack with a doofus. Because it's funny!
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- Andrew HussieWow, you're becoming kind of a jerk. People may not be wording these in the politest of ways, but other people who are stable minded may share some of these opinions and you're pretty much insulting in whole. Shouldn't they be allowed to have views?I am not a jerk, I like to joke around.
Do my jokes disallow varied views?
My jokes would be pretty dangerous if they did that.0 likes0 hitsDec 13, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieBecause guess what dumbass? You crossed the line where people stopped hating her as a character and started hating her as a plot device. You let the praise Vriska's fans had for you go to your head.Wait, that's what I did???? See look at this. More fan fiction.
Please, for the love of god, try to graduate from junior high school soon. The world cannot handle the tremors of your pubescent thunder.
In the meantime, please discard your keyboard. It will serve as nothing but a gateway to limitless public humiliation and sorrow.
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- Andrew Hussieokay, did Dave's decision to NOT go back in time and stop DD create an alternate timeline that the kids now inhabit? I am just confused as to the temporal mechanics of this current scene. Or was it the other Dave going back in time and getting killed?Dave went back in time to catch DD in the act.
That was a MISTAKE!!!
That Dave became doomed. He died. The timeline he left behind also became doomed. It was the timeline he disappeared from, never to return.
The three other kids in that timeline then proceeded with their adventure without Dave. They were also doomed.0 likes1 hitsDec 13, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieIf you were planning on introducing a masterful manipulator by Act 4, why didn't you start foreshadowing it then? The end of the troll arc was not soon enough to make Vriska being responsible for everything not look like a major retcon.Retcon? You're getting carried away.
Recent events have revealed her to be responsible for exactly two more things than we were previously aware of.
Jade sleeping a lot.
DD killing Dave.
Let's look at the first one. We had a girl who fell asleep a lot, inexplicably. We had an evil troll who liked to put kids to sleep as her primary means of influence. HMMMMM.
With Dave's death, her involvement was actually reasonably foreshadowed. We knew Vriska was responsible for killing Dave at least once, according to Karkat, per her feud with Terezi. Now we know how. Could it have been foreshadowed MORE SO before Hivebent? Maybe... but how, and why? All we knew was DD went to Dave's place to get the journal, in the exact window of time it was on the toilet. How did he know it was there? Some mysterious "anonymous tip" I guess. Now we know the nature of that tip. I'm struggling to think of a way in which additional foreshadowing would have actually improved this event.
Other than that, her being "behind everything" was a statement made by her, an exhibit of bravado. We have no evidence regarding what else she's influenced.
But yeah, looking at those examples you're totally right. I'm just WAVING MY RETCON WAND AROUND, WEEEEEEE.
Recasting in the light of new understandings is not always the equivalent of retconning.
I should point out there isn't much dissatisfaction about this really. I've just been cherry picking a few questions which strike me as stupid.0 likes1 hitsDec 13, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieYou should definitely consider getting more sleep! Why would you stifle your poor poor brain cells by answering formspring questions at 1am?Are you serious? 1am is like noon for me.0 likes1 hitsDec 12, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieHold on... How come Vriska could read Jade's "Holo-screen" (?) Did she somehow learn how to read in English?Oh fuck, Homestuck's leaking like a sieve, EVERYONE ABANDON SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!0 likes1 hitsDec 12, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieMy school is going to do this retarded mural thing, made by students. You're skinny enough to pass for a teenager, so you wanna give us a hand? I don't have the cash, but I could probably gank five thousand one dollar McDonald's coupons.I appreciate your suggestion that I appear youthful, but the truth is I would likely be arrested as a child predator the moment I set foot on to your campus, sorry.0 likes1 hitsDec 12, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
- Andrew HussieHey, I get the story purpose behind having all these depressing conversations about the trolls issues, but have you ever thought that it might be kind of unfun, or at least boring, to read pages and pages of batshit insane Vriska and pathetic Tavros?It's actually hilarious though. Every bit of it is hilarious.
There is not a single moment in which I was not personally chuckling when writing Tavros's sad sack conversation with Jade.0 likes1 hitsDec 12, 2010 | Andrew Hussie of MS Paint Adventures
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