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.
#OH MY GOD #hs fandom #WHAT #agatha christie #i cant #i dont #jesusfchrist #cats and hipsters
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dean winchester + favorite looks
Oh my fucking GOD THIS IS PERFECT
IT’S PERFECT BECAUSE WHO WOULD WANT TO STEAL A BOOK FROM SOMEONE IN THE STREET
I did it, the upd8 art
I’m actually pretty happy with this wow I did an okay background omg
here have Dave in a dress
I already said this to you but I will say it here. This is so cute I can’t handle it and I love how you can see his one little nipple cause his dress drooped pull yourself together Dave really.
Test: If Greg has 6 apples and eats one, calculate the sun's mass.
#this is true #i have a test wednesday let's see if it holds true then #probably will
Oh, the cleverness of me!
Peter is a punk rocker.
Aherm. Yeah, this is what I wore to the Disneybound Day at Disneyland (which was full of fun and great people, by the way). Breakdown time, but…
First and foremost, I want to thank whimsicalmela for taking many of these pictures! She was super sweet and offered while we hung out for the day!
All righty, here it goes. Basically, I had to do a sort of punk-ish Peter Pan. What else would the kid be?
The shoes: Picked ‘em up at the Melrose swapmeet. Heck yeah.
The pants: Those were white once. Dyed ‘em.
The shirt: Bought it from a kid who was making these. I think he was starting his company? Either way, my favorite shirt I own.
The vest: Okay, here’s where hours of my life and ounces of blood went into. I butchered an old denim jacket to start, and from there, it was all scratch. The patches were all hand painted and sewn on. I made the hood from some flannel then got some feathers and colored the tips. Sewed those on one-by-one and had to make sure they all stayed flat so they wouldn’t fold and snap. All the star spots on the back were painstakingly pushed in and bent back so they didn’t pop off. On the front, more hand painted patches and the green star panels (more dyed fabric so it’d match everything else). I made several pins like the ones you get at concerts for bands, but instead relating to things of the Neverland variety. Most are self-explanatory, but there’s a few tougher ones in there I’ll let you ponder on. One side is reserved for native american-ish/Tiger Lily stuff, because she’s awesome. Of course, we couldn’t forget Tink! I took a charm Cindy gave me and painted it to put it in a bottle cap. I think that’s it? Yeah, I’m going to say that’s it.
Accessories: I really do love the crocodile. I found myself a ring and made a wrist band out of various pieces of leather and a button I painted to look like an eyeball. The little chevron band is something I made a long time ago, just sort of has all Peter’s colors in it. The rings were part bought, part made. The leather one with the acorn I carved and dyed, and the dagger ring I rigged with a charm I painted. The raven’s claw is kind of a distant reference to a character in Kensington Gardens, but that’s not exactly Disneybound-related so much as just Peter Pan. Lastly, I made a little clip with a bottle full of pixie dust!
P.S. Please don’t hijack/alter/etc the idea. This took a long, long time to construct and is pretty dear to me and all that jazz.
wow can you marry me please
I still can’t believe you MADE those rings. DO WANT!
i want that vest i want that vest i want that vest
FLY ME TO NEVERLAND LOVELY
omg you’re hired
#you can just visualize his wings flaring out
Cannot be unseen.
I love the way that in general Cas moves like he has wings. Like, seriously, if you watch the way Misha navigates his body when he’s in character, he moves his shoulders differently, with a real sense of weigh and presence, and as odd as it sounds, he incorporates the wings into his body language even if you can’t see them. He even leaves space for them when he sits. He never sits all the way back in a chair. They’re clearly part of Castiel’s internal map of himself, and that’s such lovely attention to detail.
someone should ask him about this at a con
So I asked Misha this at Aecon 4 and he was pretty stumped by the question. He was surprised when I told him it looks like Cas knocks over the shelf with his wings during the shopping scene in season 8.
i like to call my hairstyle going to sleep and hoping for the best