I Know I Jokingly Predicted That I Would Pass Out in Front of the PC Tonight, But I Did Not Expect It to Actually Happen: an autobiography, by me
yeh. Protip: Don’t fall asleep on your keyboard.
As it turns out, it is not at all comfortable or designed for that purpose
If you can feel your brain shutting down, immediately cease trying to make sense of the adventures of a bunch of sad doomed teenage alien assholes and.
go to bed.
Anyway, here, have yesterday’s late-night liveblogging shenanigans (I will not be held accountable for any mistakes made/stupid things said due to sleep-deprivation (and slight tipsiness), READ AT YOUR OWN RISK):
This panel pretty much sums up the entirety of Act 5 so far???
Karkat’s mouth is almost constantly open, even though he has yet to actually get to scream at anyone in person (I guess he’s hoping that his letters will somehow absorb his RAEG and convey it to others more clearly if he just yells at his screen 24/7)
Sollux can’t even believe how fucking terrible everything and everyone is (especially when he’s trying to save them)
And then there’s Terezi just. laughing at everyone’s misery
The only thing missing is Gamzee blissfully playing with a rainbow-coloured slinky in the background, and Kitty Girl decking the halls with the intestines of a fucking dragon she slayed just the other day
Shit, alright, it’s gotten kinda late, but I am still gonna write A Thing tonight, since I promised I would - I’m not sure when I’ll actually post it, and I can’t guarantee I won’t pass out before hitting the “publish” button? But yeah, I SHOULD be making some GLORIOUS PROGRESS a little later
｜−・;） so hey
If you look to your left, you may notice that the dreaded Schedule of Despair is GONE (not forever, mind you, but for now its pointless promises are no more) and with it, the looming sense of obligation and overwhelming urge to procrastinate that overcame me whenever I so much as nervously glanced at it
From now on, I’m just updating whenever I can find the time, which could be anywhere from “27 times a week” to “once every other equinox”, and I am so, so sorry, but it honestly can’t be helped (;´・`)>
That’s!!!! a good idea!!! Thank you!!!
I’ve wanted a personal/non-Homestuck blog since pretty much always, anyway!
And, I mean, yeah, of course I COULD have called it something simple and on-topic like “Lobac isn’t liveblogging today dot tumblr dot com”, but.
patterns are always so important
(I hope I’ll never need another blog, because frankly I’m running out of url ideas)
Basically, I’ll be using that blog for, well, personal things, probably some fandom things, and!!!
Non-Homestuck-related asks!!! I’ll answer them over there, hopefully in a more timely manner than usual, in batches of five, and tag them with your url! So that’s where to look if you’re expecting an answer from me I’m sorry if you’ve been waiting for like two months OTL
(And if you DON’T want me to tag them, just tell me ok)
So yeh, this blog will now officially contain absolutely nothing but Homestuck, ever, until the end of time
…And if you ever wanna talk to me/know why I’m not updating/don’t mind occasionally hearing me ramble about stuff I like, you can follow the other blog!
thank you for your time, oh, also, I almost forgot
takes deep breath and yells into the abyss
(FOR REALS THIS TIME)
ALL ABOARD THE UPDATE TRAIN
WE ARE DEPARTING A LITTLE LATE BUT FROM NOW ON IT’S FULL SPEED AHEAD ε=ε=ε=┏(;￣□￣)┛
If, at any point in the future, the Update Train comes to an unexpected stop, we’d like to ask you to remain calm and refrain from assuming that this happened because the operator’s central nervous system spontaneously shut down - In all likelihood, they are merely momentarily distracted by an outside issue that needs to be addressed immediately, and plan to return to their train-operatorly duties as soon as possible
With that said!!!
LET’S SOLVE SOME MOTHERFUCKING MYSTERIES!!!
TO HELL WITH HUSSIE’S “lol that plot point was so obvious ill just off-handedly mention it” ATTITUDE
I WON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF CASUAL MYSTERY-REVEALING ON MY WATCH
WE’RE SOLVING THESE GODDAMN RIDDLES
WE’RE DOING SOME GODDAMN DETECTIVE WORK
AND WE’RE DOING IT PROPERLY (•̀o•́)ง
transforms into pile of liveblogger jello and wobbles sadly ༼ ´д｀ ༽
Yeesh. I’m not gonna waste too much time apologizing - fuckin Matura. fuckin specialised subjects rgrgrgrg - but yeah you have every right to be mad at me for just vanishing like that time and time again
AAAAHAHA GOSH IT’S BEEN THAT LONG??? WOW. OK THEN. I have no sense of time whatsoever I am so sorry
I am definitely planning on posting A Thing later today, at the very least! probably. maybe. we can only hope.
EDIT: Haha yeah no I am way too busy stressing out over my maths test on thursday. Everything is integrals and derivatives to me, I can’t focus at all (╹д╹;)
I’ve actually had a few major Homestuck Revelations today but. I wanna type them out properly when I’m not feeling quite so EFJNDFJASK
Realistically speaking, I think after Thursday I’ll pick the schedule back up? For like, three weeks? In that time I’ll only have one major test left to take, and that one’s English, which… shouldn’t be a problem
EMERGES FROM PILE OF HALF-ASSED ESSAYS
I LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEEE ヽ(；▽；)ノ
I’M DONE, WITH WORK, FOR A LITTLE WHILE AT LEAST
Also, I, um. Well, I mean, obviously work isn’t the ONLY thing I’ve been busy with. There’s also, making Halloween plans, with both friends and family, and my sisters’ birthday, and.
I also may have developed a very minor case of
severe Fallout addiction
hahahahahahahelpme (´﹏` )
…AND!!! I’m telling you this because
I think Homestuck is finally getting to me, guys. It’s invaded my brain in the worst way.
I dunno if that’s just me, or a common memetic side effect of Homestuck-related media consumption, but??? I’m beginning to see it in places it really doesn’t belong???
I met this one dude (who is essentially a brain in a jar) and my first reaction when I heard him talk (or rather, constantly INVOLUNTARILY YELLING) was
this feels familiar
the delusional mad scientist robot equivalent of karkat has been found
that was pretty much all i could think about. it’s terrible. i can almost feel the infection spreading through my brain.
A MEGAGIGAULTRAPAUSE DEMANDS A MEGAGIGAULTRAUPDATE!!! WHICH IS, NOT HEre yet, unfortunately.
But it will be.
And it will be glorious. Hopefully. I mean, I’ll try （’-’*)
I guess I might as well read a few pages while I’m at it, though!
Alright then!!! Word of the MEGAGIGAULTRAPAUSE OF DESPAIR has reached me, and it is both incredibly saddening (this is it. I’ve officially got NO CHANCE of ever seeing regular updates or the speculation and fandom-wide glee surrounding them happen. Next update, it’s OVER. I missed it. It’s too late) and motivating (HOLY SHIT THIS IS IT GOTTA GET A MOVE ON) (You say this hiatus will last “a few months”? If it ends up being only sixty days long again I might actually cry)
So let’s get these asks (mostly personal rambles!) out of the way and get a move on!!!
RRRRRRR I AM SO SORRY
CURRENT SITUATION SUMMED UP IN TEN WORDS OR LESS:
GRADUATION. NEVERENDING ESSAYS. WORK! FEAR!! PAIN!!!
UPDATE? TOMORROW. LONG ONE!!!
_(´□`」 ∠)_ (<— PERSON LYING DOWN ON FLOOR IN DESPAIR) (ALTHOUGH IT IS KIND OF HARD TO TELL) (IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE LYING ON ITS STOMACH) (ONE ARM IS SORT OF STRETCHED OUT IN FRONT OF IT) (ATTEMPTING TO REACH FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE) (REPRESENTING THE ULTIMATE FUTILITY OF HOPE AND AMBITION) (IN THIS BLEAK, BLEAK WORLD) (well at least we still have pokemon. I guess it’s not ALL bad)
Aw man I keep having to rush these posts
They are SO SHORT and I am missing SO MUCH
Hmm maybe I’ll sneak in some super special Saturday liveblogging to make up for it (´～｀；）
I… hm. It isn’t used, and I actually don’t think there’s any equivalent for it, metaphor-wise? You’d just say “he fell asleep instantly”/”er schlief auf der Stelle ein”!
GGGRGRGRGGRRR WHAT WHY I WAS HOPING WE WERE OVER THIS
Eurgh I feel like this panel only exists to make us instantly empathise with his frequent migraines (⇀‸↼‶)
I guess we need at least one excruciatingly flashy gif every 100 pages??? Just as a periodic FUCK YOU to epilleptic people
It is just one of the unwritten Rules of Homestuck
(Others would be “There is ALWAYS a clock ticking down to someone’s imminent demise SOMEWHERE, don’t you dare stop worrying for even a SECOND”, “Don’t EVER expect ANYTHING not frightening to come out of troll culture. be constantly aware of just how fucked you would be on Alternia” and “If you don’t write this weird foreshadowy detail you just noticed down RIGHT NOW, you will TERRIBLY REGRET IT later. jesus get a fucking pen”)
Feh. I’m really kinda tired but HERE WE GO. NO MORE MISSING SCHEDULED DAYS, EVER. LET’S DO THIS.
Alright, what have we here…
Purple bees that make…. electrical honey, purple throwing stars that are bigger than their owner’s torso… Oh, and it would seem that the 12-tile window layout really is standard in Alternian homes, despite how impractical that is, just because there are twelve players on this planet?
SBURB foreshadows in mysterious ways (」ﾟヘﾟ)」
…Actually, if there’s two teams, and only one of them wins, then that would mean that there could only be six significant SBURB players, which means there should be windows in six parts!
But, it generally makes a lot of sense that both teams/sessions will either win or lose, anyway, so I guess this supports that idea? (You don’t introduce six characters and make up sprites and personalities and typing styles and voices for them, only to have them fail and die at the first opportunity) (Although, on the other hand, twelve characters would be a bit much to manage? We might have to, uh, “weed out” the cast?)