hussie is a genius.
it’s amazing how far Homestuck has come- and holy shit man, you came this whole way with it! but why…?
i have a theory why, actually.
have you ever heard of the “Agatha Christie Code”? for people who have no idea who Agatha Christie is: she’s widely considered one of the world’s best selling novelists.
the Christie Code is the theory that the main reason her books were popular (and still are, 25+ years after her death) is that they are literally addictive
so what is the Code, and how does it relate to Homestuck?
the Code consists of a few elements key to her writings:
- lengthy establishing descriptions at the beginning of the book
- quick dialogue and action towards the middle and end of the book
- simple phrasing, and a lot of repetition of both words and themes
- but most importantly… the use of 9+ characters
why 9 characters?
according to a documentary about Christie’s methods, the human mind can only devote focus to between 5 and 9 things/people/plotlines at a time.
past that, the reader will go into an actual unfocused hypnotic trance. they become overloaded with the cast of characters, and the intricate red herrings, and all the repeated words, and soon they are motherfuckin entrenched in that bitch
look back at that list of elements ^ and you’ll realize that every single one of them applies to Homestuck: the simple format catches you, the shit getting real keeps you, the memes indoctrinate you, and Hivebent seals the deal.
i repeat: hussie is a genius.
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Based on the amazing fanfics Unwanted Free Ugly Troll, Loophole and Before I Sleep.
These fics destroyed me, I didn’t sketch a lot from Loophole because I JUST FELT SO EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED! [+ John is really hard to draw], and I guess I was too “angry” after finishing Before I Sleep [omfg it still makes me tear up just from thinking about it] that I NEEDED to just sketch something.
Maaan these fics are incredible, I even took a 2 week break while reading BiS because I just knew I wasn’t ready for the last two chapters, they’re that powerful….!
To the wonderful writers: Thank you for the amazing world you created with these fics [And thanks for making me cry like a baby D’: ]
4 & 17 Febrero/2014
Look at these precious darlings look LOOK LOOK
OH MY GOD toastyhat LOOK AT ALL THIS GORGEOUS ART HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THE GORGEOUS ART *SOBE*
coughs and sobs get it out it doesn’t belong there stop it
god these are so beautiful, I absolutely adore this style I really can’t
However, if your drawing is worse than your standard; then you need other’s advice or learn from other’s drawing.
Moreover, you will never reach your own standard until you die. Is it despair? No, it means you will have endless exciting adventures. The real despair is when you’re too perfect that you don’t know what to do. Enjoy your endless trip to be ‘almost’ perfect.
I needed this
Whenever I get period cramps
I have never seen something so accurate in all my life…
do periods really hurt? In 5th grade sex ed, we learned that it didn’t hurt.
Did that teacher get fired?
They better have been fired.
I’d have set them on fire