One thing that a lot of Maid theories tend to gloss over is Aradia’s calling in her most recent life; that is to say, showing the newly dead how to cope with (un)life in the dreambubbles. I have a feeling that the moment she decided to chill with ghosts, rather than continue…
In those instances, wouldn’t it be fair to say that Aradia “guided” him into U2/the ghost army, or maybe guided U2 and the ghost army into him? I think that guide and summon are more similar than we’d normally expect, especially in the context of the nebulously defined aspects, and the heightened similarities between Damara and Aradia might reflect this.
The post-Scratch Witch of Time, to my mind, was far more explicit when it came to her goal of summoning Lord English, and Witches as a rule seem to focus more on summoning and conjuration than the Maids.
(I’m not sure how this has anything to do with ‘create’ as a verb. >:?)
One thing that a lot of Maid theories tend to gloss over is Aradia’s calling in her most recent life; that is to say, showing the newly dead how to cope with (un)life in the dreambubbles. I have a feeling that the moment she decided to chill with ghosts, rather than continue with the living, is deeply important title-wise.
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The Alpha Timeline is one of Homestuck’s more unique concepts, in the scheme of things. Rather than fluctuating with the actions of random time travelers, history polices itself, automatically branding those who wish to alter it with the fiery stamp of death. Everything falls into place, because it has all already happened.
Ever notice how Paradox Space is ruled by the Alpha Timeline?
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Dogs (well, specifically pet dogs) have a bunch of traits in common with Breath players. They’re trusting and loyal, often to the point of naivete. If we consider that a dog’s owner frequently seems to be godlike (to the dog, at least), we could say that they have very personal relationships with what a dog would call a god or destiny, if it understood the concepts. They trust that their owner (god, destiny) will provide them with whatever they need, and even if some things about their set-up don’t make sense they trust that there’s a good reason.
Wolves, on the other hand, are all about Blood. While dogs engage with an external god, one-on-one, one wolf labels itself the alpha and fights until every other wolf accepts its leadership. For wolves, there are no gods that can provide help or sustenance. They band together out of necessity, finding within each other the common goal of hunting prey; lone wolves don’t tend to live long, but a pack of wolves is fucking terrifying.
Anyway, this struck me as an interesting way to view the differences between Breath and Blood, as opposed to stuff like direction vs. unity.
Despite what Calliope fears, her friends haven’t forgotten about her.
Nor have they given up on her.
And there is a certain amount of foreshadowing to the effect that Calliope will be brought back to life at least once. As an example, there’s this drawing depicting Calliope’s body among those of her friends:
(Incidentally, look at the relative positions of the heads on the Dirk and Roxy squiggles. I’ve never been able to see this as anything but an overhead view of a corpse pile.)
And there’s this fucking frog!
Just look at this garish trickster-eyed thing! If this doesn’t look like a cherub Hero of Space’s frog, I don’t know what would. And, just in case you don’t remember how Jade stumbled across it…
To recap: Jade was asleep, abruptly woke up
and some unknown party used a Transmaterializer to sendificate her a frog. (Didn’t we know someone who had a Transmaterializer they used to send things to Jade…?
Located, handily enough, right next to the portal to Derse I’ll be talking about later in this post!)
So far, only Roxy has managed to come up with a plan that might bring Calliope back: give the ring of life to her ghost. I do think that the ring is ultimately meant for Calliope, since its attributes suit her perfectly, but I don’t think she’s likely to take possession of it any time soon even if Aranea was willing to part with it. Also, this plan is so reasonable it can be explained in a single sentence, and that’s pretty boring if you ask me. The ring is only one of a number of possible resurrection methods, though.
Let’s get hypothetical.
I wonder what would happen if Jane zapped Lord English with her life beam, and then said ‘Calliope.’
Fandoms - Everything at once
This is the most inspirational thing I’ve read/seen all day. This says so much about every fandom in only several words each. It doesn’t matter what fandom you’re apart of, but we CAN all get along. We may not act it, but we can. We all fight over stupid shit all the time and never think “what could we do if we worked together?” Do we? No, we don’t. Just, take a note from this.
this is awesome.
Big as a house matches Homestuck SO WELL. Just… wow.
Kierkegaard’s three human conflicts can be summarized with this easy-to-remember acronym!
That’s right! Doom players have to learn that life isn’t always BAD!