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Started by Fairy September 25th, 2018 8:22 PM
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just goes to show that astrology is bs :D

I forgot that I was a Maid of Breath here. But that sounds awesome tbh.

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Well I definitely should get my ass in here, though for reasons I'll detail in a moment (after the sign up) I need help cause I'm MEGA behind.

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And now on to my question. So basically, after Homestuck ended I kinda fell out of touch with what was going on, and now after re-reading it again, I've found there's suddenly a BUNCH of new stuff around and I'm kinda lost on where I should begin, or what even I should be looking for to engage with. Like, I know of things like Hiveswap, but I also heard there was like a short novel released and stuff too. I wanna read/play it all, so can someone like, point where I'm going? Lmao this sounds super dumb but seriously, I'm at a loss here ^^"

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Well I definitely should get my ass in here, though for reasons I'll detail in a moment (after the sign up) I need help cause I'm MEGA behind.

Username: Circuit
Derse / Prospit: Prospit
Sign: Aquanius
Class & Aspect: Rogue of Hope

And now on to my question. So basically, after Homestuck ended I kinda fell out of touch with what was going on, and now after re-reading it again, I've found there's suddenly a BUNCH of new stuff around and I'm kinda lost on where I should begin, or what even I should be looking for to engage with. Like, I know of things like Hiveswap, but I also heard there was like a short novel released and stuff too. I wanna read/play it all, so can someone like, point where I'm going? Lmao this sounds super dumb but seriously, I'm at a loss here ^^"
AIDEEEEEEN i knew you were not gone forever!!

Hiveswap is totally extra and not necessary for the Homestuck experience. It's a pretty cute point and click game though, and there's an additional game called Friendsim related to that which I haven't even tried yet.

However, I thoroughly recommend you go and read the not at all short novel that was quite recently published online - it's huuuuuge really. We call it "Meat & Candy" but its official name is The Homestuck Epilogues. It's holy psyducking muk epic and much more gritty than Homestuck ever was, and includes all of the old characters and some new. go GO GO read it, let it take hours or days or a week, however much time you need, and then come back and vent here :>

Basically the epilogue starts off a certain way, and then it splits into two paths and you have to choose which one to read first, but eventually you will read both. I went with Meat first, but I kind of feel like maybe the effect would have been more profound if I had gone with Candy first! Up to you.

https://www.homestuck.com/epilogues (click > Start first, meat and candy are the second part)

Circuit

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AIDEEEEEEN i knew you were not gone forever!!

Hiveswap is totally extra and not necessary for the Homestuck experience. It's a pretty cute point and click game though, and there's an additional game called Friendsim related to that which I haven't even tried yet.

However, I thoroughly recommend you go and read the not at all short novel that was quite recently published online - it's huuuuuge really. We call it "Meat & Candy" but its official name is The Homestuck Epilogues. It's holy psyducking muk epic and much more gritty than Homestuck ever was, and includes all of the old characters and some new. go GO GO read it, let it take hours or days or a week, however much time you need, and then come back and vent here :>

Basically the epilogue starts off a certain way, and then it splits into two paths and you have to choose which one to read first, but eventually you will read both. I went with Meat first, but I kind of feel like maybe the effect would have been more profound if I had gone with Candy first! Up to you.

https://www.homestuck.com/epilogues (click > Start first, meat and candy are the second part)
Haha, no I just needed a break I think. I realised after saying some stuff I really regret that I needed to peace for a while, and see how things turned out ^^" Safe to say, I'm in a better place now and wanna make amends for some previous behaviour :P

And thanks for the pointer! I shall go read that asap. I get a bunch of free time at work so I can hopefully read through it pretty quick :3 (Don't tell my boss pls, I need this job) What would you recommend to me for the best experience tho, meat or candy first?

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Haha, no I just needed a break I think. I realised after saying some stuff I really regret that I needed to peace for a while, and see how things turned out ^^" Safe to say, I'm in a better place now and wanna make amends for some previous behaviour :P

And thanks for the pointer! I shall go read that asap. I get a bunch of free time at work so I can hopefully read through it pretty quick :3 (Don't tell my boss pls, I need this job) What would you recommend to me for the best experience tho, meat or candy first?
Well like I said, I kinda wish in a way I'd gone with Candy first so I think I'd recommend that BUT read the first part of the prologue yourself and see what you think :3

Circuit

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Well like I said, I kinda wish in a way I'd gone with Candy first so I think I'd recommend that BUT read the first part of the prologue yourself and see what you think :3
Aight I'll do that, thankee kindly ma'am :3

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Hey there, Aidan! Come back here when you're done! I'd love to hear what you think about the epilogues, haha. I definitely regretted reading Meat first. What I did was read Meat up until a character in Meat
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literally tells me to go read Candy because they weren't going anywhere and will wait for me to finish
so after reading all of Candy I came back to where I left off in Meat. If I find the time to read it all over again I'll read Candy first.

In any case, the epilogues gave us more of the characters we grew to love than we ever thought we needed. And the things that happened to them were certainly not what I expected to happen to them after Homestuck ended. It gets very twisty.

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It gets very twisty.
That's Hussie for ya, lmao.

Also welcome to the club Aiden! I'll add you to the list right now! n_n;


Cid

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Speaking of Hussie, what's he been up to? I honestly don't know the future of Homestuck at the moment.

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First and foremost, I bet he’s trying to live as a normal human being and part-time business man for What Pumpkin. Art and writing have most likely taken a back seat over the last year since he seemed to be less and less involved in HiveSwap with his fantastic new crew of devs. We know the Epilogue and Hauntswitch are going to be a thing, but I’d imagine he’ll take his time with that.

Personally, I hope he’s just recharging his creative batteries, making some money from his projects, and low key planning for the future. :’)


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First and foremost, I bet he’s trying to live as a normal human being and part-time business man for What Pumpkin. Art and writing have most likely taken a back seat over the last year since he seemed to be less and less involved in HiveSwap with his fantastic new crew of devs. We know the Epilogue and Hauntswitch are going to be a thing, but I’d imagine he’ll take his time with that.

Personally, I hope he’s just recharging his creative batteries, making some money from his projects, and low key planning for the future. :’)
The Epilogue? :o

But yeah, I suppose so. It makes me sad to say this but I wouldn't be surprised if Hussie's done with Homestuck creatively for the most part. I feel like his co-author(s?) would write the Homestuck sequel about
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Dirk, Rosebot, and Davebot
if such a sequel ever comes to fruition.

I still am looking forward to whatever comes next, though! For now I am content with other non-Homestuck things in life.

Fairy

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I FINALLY read the epilogue! Cranked it out over the past four days or so. It's no *original* Homestuck, but it was an entertaining read nonetheless. :)

That candy timeline was a psyduckin trip tho.


Cid

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I FINALLY read the epilogue! Cranked it out over the past four days or so. It's no *original* Homestuck, but it was an entertaining read nonetheless. :)

That candy timeline was a psyduckin trip tho.
Congrats! Aa, now I wish my friends irl had the time to read it in full, too. I read it Meat -> Candy -> Meat but going Candy -> Meat is a lot better, I think. I loved how Candy showed so much time passing; it felt like we were getting the main characters' entire lives played out, despite how warped everything was.

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Ah, I did the Meat > Candy timeline too, but I've get to go back and reread Meat. Planning on it though since Candy brought a lot into the narrative!

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I can't say I'm very happy knowing that the Meat timeline exists without so many critical characters and others as omniscient villains, but everything about the Candy timeline just felt so... wrong. Like I'm not *against* the relationships and decisions, but after being so ingrained in the Homestuck fandom for so many years, the entire idea of Roxy x John, Jade x Dave, and Jane x Jake x Gamzee just irks me in a way I can't describe lol.

Though, I actually am very happy that Jane was finally presented to be the unhinged batter witch we all knew she was capable of being. Since the beginning of her introduction I always felt that could be a legitimate concern. But the way she establishes her policies, particularly against the Troll population, seems so so so so out of character for her Maid of Life classpect. I mean, Maid is an Active class and is literally defined as being "made" of their aspect. I can't imagine someone who is best defined as "made of life" to be so supportive of troll reproductive control / outright genocide, unless she's vacillating to a Passive Bard role in order to reflect her newly established political leadership. Which wouldn't be the first time a character has literally role played a different classpect so it's a possibility in the very least. I dunno, there's kind of a lot to unpack with Jane tbh!

Also Dirk was too smart for Candy. :'( A clever throwback to his whole raging Trickster rejection tho, lol.


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Passive Bard sounds about right. She can just be pretty bad at conforming to her role, the role she's "meant to have", and end up being a villain instead.

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Passive Bard sounds about right. She can just be pretty bad at conforming to her role, the role she's "meant to have", and end up being a villain instead.
I agree. Like, yes, Jane uses her Life powers, but they were ineffectual in the epilogue - much like when she went Crokertier and took on the mantel of an Heir. This to me reeks of role play, like how Rose vacillated into a Witch of Void during her Grimdark phase, or how an argument can be made that Vriska is actually a Slyph but was coerced into a Thief by Mindfang, or even how Gamzee seems to be role playing as a Rouge of Hope during his 'redemption arc'! There's lots of examples of characters not fitting their classpects with dire consequences.

Also, can we have a moment of silence for dear, sweet, heartbroken Calliope? ;w;


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Homestuck^2. What do you guys think of it?

If you've read the epilogues and the first few pages of this new one, do share your thoughts. I'm interested to hear how you guys feel about them.

tabor62

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I'm surprised there aren't more people in the cool kids club.

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Homestuck^2. What do you guys think of it?

If you've read the epilogues and the first few pages of this new one, do share your thoughts. I'm interested to hear how you guys feel about them.
I'm not really sure what to think of both to be honest. Like, the epilogues threw me for a loop, but that's what I get for hoping for a happily ever after sort of thing. I guess it could be said that it's realistic given they're a bunch of kids given so much power.

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hiveswap 2 too i gotta get it
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