How Japan Works

Oct 29
yaoikusama:

here is my silent, looping judgment

yaoikusama:

here is my silent, looping judgment

Oct 25
It’s so hard to find confirmation with other people that Roggenrola looks like a giant, walking stone anus.  Can someone artistically gifted PLEASEdo me and everyone else a favor and draw a picture highlighting this fact?!!  Something along the lines of a goatse parody.  IT’S AN ANUS!!!!!!!!  What was Gamefreaks thinking?!

It’s so hard to find confirmation with other people that Roggenrola looks like a giant, walking stone anus.  Can someone artistically gifted PLEASEdo me and everyone else a favor and draw a picture highlighting this fact?!!  Something along the lines of a goatse parody.  IT’S AN ANUS!!!!!!!!  What was Gamefreaks thinking?!

Oct 18

Science: Like Magic, But Without The Lies: Taking inventory for the gigahiatus. →

terrachained:

Alright lads, ladies, and those somewhere between… It’s time for me to remake my taking inventory post.

As you may have seen, Andrew has elected to pause the comic until he completes it, citing concentration and effort and sheer time involved as his reasons. I actually really like this idea…

This is perfect and fully needed!  Thanks for writing this all out!

Only one “mistake”, if you will.  You mentioned how LE is going to “steal” his title from Jake.  In actuality, Jake inherited the name “English” from post-scratch Jade who took the last name in order to piss of HIC, who she spent her life fighting against.  It pissed of HIC because she hates Lord English and the reminder that technically, he controls her.  But that’s not to say that it could become a mobius double reach-around situation.

Oct 18

How Japan Works: Gigapause Thoughts →

pupa-pan:

orangexenon54:

Am I the only one who feels like Homestuck doesn’t feel close to “the end” at all?

From my end, it feels like the characters are still at the point in the story where they’re trying to understand what the endgame/final boss actually is (the Batterwitch? Lord English? Aranea? Something else?)….

I think with the gigapause we might have another 1000 pages. He’s not going to be updating for who knows how long but I don’t think it will be until 2014 until we get the last update. It won’t just be a regular update. It’s going to be the rest of homestuck so it might be 1000 pages. At least I hope it is.

I hope so, too.  I realize it’s gonna be a long pause, but seeing as HS has so far averaged about 4 pages a day and if it’s a 6 month pause (which I believe will be the longest it’ll be), that’s 720 pages, which is still dubious considering Hussie’s gotta animate a long flash (or flashes), work on the Homestuck Game, and work on his side project with Namco.  I don’t see it being longer than 500 pages, which is pretty sparse considering it’s at almost 7,000 pages now and we’re talking about a lot of ground to cover story-wise.  But let’s be hopeful together!!!!!!

Oct 18

Additional Gigapause Thoughts

Also, reading other Gigapause posts, I find it hilarious that everyone seems to have forgotten about the Homestuck Adventure Game set to be released next year.  Homestuck isn’t officially over till that game is released, IMHO.  Although, I guess I can’t be surprised that people forgot about it because it seems like there was no mention of it again till about 6 months after it was funded.  I’m still waiting for the special development blog backers were promised access to….

Oct 18

Gigapause Thoughts

Am I the only one who feels like Homestuck doesn’t feel close to “the end” at all?

From my end, it feels like the characters are still at the point in the story where they’re trying to understand what the endgame/final boss actually is (the Batterwitch?  Lord English?  Aranea?  Something else?).  They’ve been discussing how to defeat this final boss, but no one’s actually established which of the several methods discussed will work (Aranea’s way?  Calliope?  The “treasure” John touched?  The Batterwitch’s way?).  That gives it this feeling that each character is off doing their own thing, which is kind of disturbing and makes the story feel like it’s not going anywhere.

It seems like the group (all 8 kids) has notcome together at all (which I understand isn’t supposed to be easy given all these obstacles), but to me, it feels really weird and un-fitting for them to not even meet up to make a game-plan before taking on said final challenge, whatever that may be

Since Act 5 -Act 2, it’s felt like the story has been in a constant state of chaos that should have resolved itself by now or at least gotten to a “resting” point.   I feel like there’s still half a year left in the story to even get out of the chaos that it’s currently in, because if there’s a weak little resolution that randomly happens (which this chaos seems to be: randomness), it’ll feel very unsatisfying.  I feel a ton of unresolved questions coming on at the end of Homestuck, a la LOST.

Am I wrong to not have faith in the wrap-up powers of Hussie?  After all, he did wrap-up Problem Sleuth rather nicely.  Maybe I’m not reading the story right, but I see no such set-up for a final resolution without an addition 1,000 pages (roughly a 7th of the current story).  Thoughts?

Sep 23

I just ate my scab

Sep 10

the-milk-eyed-mender:

princess-soda:

nyx-alexandra:

adolf-kitler:

nyx-alexandra:

These pictures are of the Japanese street style called Ganguro.

Wanna know why Ganguro kicks ass?

It’s a rebellion against the Japanese beauty standards of pale skin, dark hair, and natural looking makeup; young women alter their appearances to directly oppose a limited concept of beauty. 

so… they’re trying to look like white girls that tan too much?

More like they’re in step with the ideology of the (original) punk movement and are doing whatever the fuck they want to and looking however the fuck they want to, regardless of socially constructed standards of behavior/appearance

people who shit all over ganguro/gyaru fashion with “eww too tan they look like rainbow bimbos!!! etc” make me kinda mad ‘cause
you don’t find it personally appealing or attractive? that’s kind of the point. they’re not dressing the way they do to be seen as appealing to others, and I think that fucking rules.

"too tan rainbow bimbo" yay ppl r talking about me

I find it funny that people are defending this as being “counter cultural”, when in reality, ganguro was an attempt to look like California and Hawaiian girls and a subset of ganguro, called “B-kei” was an attempt to look like black people.  It’s more cultural appropriation than “counter-cultural”.

Sep 09
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