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Alright then! THE PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN, AND, set me on a different and entirely unfamiliar path σ(´し_`〃)ゞ

HYPER-SPEED-SUPER-MASSIVE-ACCELERATION-BREAKNECK-PACE-MEGA-ULTRA-BLOGGING MODE** 2K14: ENGAGED

**experimental feature, may cause explosions

Nepeta: Consult with friend on the matter.

Ah yes, her friend is indeed the vaguely unsettling guy responsible for Tavros’ nasty breakup with, his legs…

I guess he also invented some sort of PC screen that fails to illuminate his face or otherwise emit any light whatsoever? To keep up the mystiqué?

He’s also either wearing some sort of Magneto helmet, or cuts his hair by sticking his head in a cooking pot and snipping off whatever sticks out

AND he has one horn & several teeth less than the average troll. Combine that with what is either supposed to be two black eyes or quite gaudy eyeliner, and it’s likely that his face is being hidden because it’s covered in scars and bruises? Or terrible make-up

Combine THAT with his username, which I had successfully blocked from my mind until just now, and I honestly don’t even know what to expect anymore

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Alright, the MSPA servers are up again, and the world is a more confusing upsetting borderline nightmarish INTERESTING place for it! 

Two days ago, we witnessed Sollux commit accidental Lusucide by ingesting some magical bee juice and almost exploding, giving every troll within a ten-mile-radius a sweet laser light show and/or terrible seizure in the process

Let’s hope things go more smoothly this time

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WE MEET AGAIN…

…And it would seem that she has not moved a single millimeter since we last saw her.
She’s just been standing there, quietly contemplating the many decorative uses of fresh blood and hollowed-out carcasses.

How totally charming and not at all unsettling of her (⊙︿⊙✿)

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ANNND WE ZOOM OUT TO REVEAL: MORE POOLS OF BLOOD

WELL, GOSH GOLLY GEE, COLOUR ME ENTIRELY UNSURPRISED

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"Pick up the pace"?

Anon, from uh, January up until now there WAS NO pace

I wasn’t even slowly crawling along like I used to, I was basically clinically DEAD for six months!

BUT NO MORE.

I have until October to burn through all of Act 5, which is like, 1500 pages long, I’d estimate?
And, honestly, if it’s more than that, I don’t even wanna know, just let me continue blogging in blissful ignorance of the futility of it all
The plan is to spend two hours liveblogging POWERBLOGGING every, or almost every day, without worrying too much about how far I’m actually getting or how quality the commentary actually is
and hope that this way, I won’t burn myself out again, and might actually live to see the end of this thing!

( •o•) NOW 

─=≡Σ((( ⊐•̀⌂•́)⊐ LET US MOVE

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…OKAY, NO, LET US NOT MOVE YET, LET US STOP AND TAKE A STEP BACK AND, ASSESS THE SITUATION, BECAUSE I HAVE NO GODDAMN CLUE AS TO WHERE WE LAST LEFT OFF AND WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

HM.

Something about ghost girl and bee boy disagreeing on whether the game should or will or can be played and what, if any, repercussions it will have…

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Guys. I was at a con recently. There were FOUR THOUSAND people there, which is A LOT considering that I live in the middle of Buttfuck Nowhere.
There were tons of really dedicated cosplayers from every anime, comic book and videogame that came out in the last ten years
There were even two or three lone Narutos making their way through the uncomfortably crowded corridors, relics of another era

But!
There was not a SINGLE Homestuck to be seen. ANYWHERE.
I think back to last year’s con, and probably one of THE most commonly overheard conversations there went like “so how’s being covered in ten layers of cheap grey make-up and wearing a long-sleeved shirt at over 30°C working out for you” - “terribly” - “same” - “let’s go buy shitty 20€ fans that are guaranteed to break before the end of the day”
Because, there were trolls EVERYWHERE. They had their own photoshoots and everything.
I saw Daves taking ironic duckface selfies with body pillows and next to huge posters of anatomically improbable anime ladies on MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.
Johns and Jades loitering around just. all over the city. Not that many Roses for some reason

And this year it’s just like??? It’s like you guys were never even here???
There wasn’t so much as a single Gamzee offering free hugs. Just. Nothing.

It was honestly kind of eerie… and worrying, because, what it all comes down to is this:
Are you guys dying out???
I hardly ever see any blocked HS posts on my dash anymore. 
I guess a certain decline in popularity is to be expected, now that new content has ceased coming in at an unreasonably quick pace, but DAMN.

Do we have a release date for the videogame yet? A hint as to how much longer the comic is gonna be? Do you think the majority of the fandom will return when the finale is posted? Are there still active forums and blogs?

I’m not gonna quit as long as I’m alive, I’d just like a, Fandom Status Update, because I kinda feel like I. already missed everything (  ❛︵❛)

NO TIME FOR AN APOLOGETIC INTRO, WE ARE WASTING DAYLIGHT HERE LET’S GO
Wait, just one thing you ought to know: My final oral exam is on June 6th! After that, I will be FREE OF SCHOOL \(  T∇T)/
and instead FLUNG INTO UNIVERSITY \(T△T  )/

Aradia: Retrieve computer.

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Yeeeeees we have seen this before! It was part of Jade’s collection of vaguely entertaining and potentially life-ruining moduses
It immediately struck me as somewhat impractical? Unless, of course, you ARE one of the spirits that controls the, letter encircling, shark tooth plectrum-looking thing!!! Hmmmm!!! HMMMMM

……..I’m honestly surprised Hussie didn’t just straight up flip and mirror the ENTIRE BOARD, considering how very little effort he’s been putting into the troll’s alphabet up until now
I mean, he did, but at least he made sure that the creepy sun and moon and the shady figures pawing at the sharp supernatural guitar pick aren’t upside down 

Also, the moon is apparently a unicorn

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well.

I AM A DISGRACE TO THE HOMESTUCK AND THE WORLD AS A WHOLE.

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GRGRRRGRRRRR ! !!!! ! !!

ALRIGHT. OK. That Paradox Space thing actually DOES sound pretty brilliant but holy fuck I do not have the stamina to keep going after the main comic??? Ah well, it’s far, far off in the future, anyway, we will see

FOR NOW

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HAHA WOW HAPPY 4/13 YOU GUYS!!!
I think it’s really great that we can all celebrate this incredibly special date together, within the same general timeframe, while wide awake and at a totally reasonable hour! I sure am glad none of us missed it or anything, that would’ve been really dumb ha hah a
What’s especially great/weird is that this is already my SECOND Egbertversary during which I’ve been… part of the fandom? Aware of the comic’s existence, at least. I’m sixteen and yet I feel SO OLD.

I’m also probably the only person alive who is coming up on their second year of mspaintadventuring and is still stuck in the first third of the story so LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOhmygod

Tavros: Rap with TC.

THIS IS THE BEST POSSIBLE THING TO COME BACK TO. I’M SO READY. I’M SO HERE FOR THIS

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Jesus, somebody please get Gamzee a table or a cardboard box or something, what the hell is he doin
Where did all those horns even come from
Do juggalos just naturally secrete these things
are they like the opposite of pumpkins
Imagine if Karkat was visiting him and needed to use his laptop to message someone and just
Inevitably started smashing the keys
his apparent anger undermined by the chorus of honks accompanying every keystroke

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Hello! This is a queued post from the past that no one will hopefully ever see!
I’m writing it in case my “short, potentially rejuvenating 11pm nap before getting down to liveblog business” turns into a deep, eternal slumber that can only be broken by a) true love’s kiss or b) sunlight, but not by my phone’s vibrating alarm going off!

If that happens, or also if I find myself unable to un-queue this post for other reasons, like getting kidnapped or smushed by belated meteors or something, it should let you know that that is a thing that happened and that I did not forget about you on purpose!

If that happens, I’ll also likely wake up in a cold sweat tomorrow, the only thought on my mind “HOLY ASTRINGENT PLUM-LIKE FRUIT, I CAN’T FUCKING BELIEVE I SLEPT THROUGH MY SECOND 4/13, I AM A DISGRACE TO THE HOMESTUCK AND THE WORLD AS A WHOLE” and then I will proceed to do the same thing I SHOULD be doing by the time this failsafe post is scheduled to go out, except a few hours later than ideal.

BUT I am p much counting on this NOT being necessary so I am wasting my time typing this so GOODBYE and SORRY, MAYBE.

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RISES FROM THE GRAVE IN APPROPRIATELY SPOOKY, YET TRIUMPHANT MANNER

I’M HOOOOOOME ( ◜ ◉▽◉)◜

And I even brought a souvenir for all of you!

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(my being dead is not something that is about to not keep happening)
(It’s just the norm by now, at least until I finish school)
(drop in - drop post - drop out: repeat once a month or so)

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NEW TROLL NEW TROLL NEW SCORPIO TROLL ALERT ALERT

Also the first properly blue-blooded one! I guess we’ll finally see how being royalty might affect the life of someone who’s (presumably) not perpetually high and soul-rendingly lonely (probably)

…Looking at their username, I’d wager they’re… not entirely adverse to using their status to their advantage
or at least, someone else’s disadvantage

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ALRIGHT THEN LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOWWWAAAIIT

WAIT A SECOND

WHERE WERE WE EVEN AT (‘◇’)

shit. shiiiiiit it’s been like a month, what the hell happened last time I did this???

…Something involving the Felt and profanity, if these strewn about post-its are anything to go by?

Alright, something about a demon, and Sollux’s virus, and Karkat being an idiot, and, oh, okay.

I remember now.

Back to crying, I guess.

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Sounds like your lusus is agitated about something up there. You already gave him his serving of honey today. If he thinks he can get more, well that’s just greedy.

You wonder what could be bothering him?

Well, I don’t want to alarm you, but, following the current trend, probably a severe case of Headexploditis

That, or the imminent death of millions of people via the first batch of meteors

Or both

Quite possibly even the loss of your Lusus CAUSED by wayward civilisation-destroying meteor

So many fun options hahahaah (థ - థ)

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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.
just.
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):

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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

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