the squirrel has his game


schellibie and I, on a whim, ended up talking about her concept of a Marching Band AU (henceforth referred to as "marchingstuck" because Shelby hasn't given me a better name HURRY UP SHELBY). A couple hours later, this shambled out our mental birth canals as a malformed, partly-illustrated monster, with the most inane and beautiful AU setting of all time. This will only prove appealing to people who have been in marching band or people who have played instruments. (NOTE TO ORCHESTRA KIDS: THERE IS A RUDE LINE ABOUT ORCHESTRAS. WE KNOW IT IS TRUE)

Welcome to the world of Marchingstuck, which is like Mr. Holland's Opus if Mr. Holland was Jack Noir and his opus was drinking heavily and making shows about death while Karkat Vantas plays the sousaphone. Warning: this is long, is thankfully mostly depicted visually by Shelb ETA: AND A NUMBER OF BRILLIANT, KIND PEOPLE, read the alt text if you want to know who did what, and contains licking other people's reeds.

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the world'd be duller without us


The inimitablepartingxshot did up a podfic of Case Studies On Moirallegiance, and I am blown away with how cool and assured she sounds reading sentences I now realise I should have read aloud because I'm like "oh God, the clunk which I have achieved!" But she manages to make them all sound badass anyway, for which I am grateful and thrilled.

This is so cool, I can barely handle it.

Case 1: Ampora/Peixes

Case 2: Zahhak/Leijon
i'd reach out and touch it

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I'm getting into that anxious period again where fanfiction's work, and though it's beautiful work the slog is a little too close to my day job. This, however, is easily remedied -- it's just a matter of getting rid of the block, and that's done by setting myself up for success by doing the easy and rewarding and self-indulgent shit. So please help me unearth a pie from the freezer, and join me in the Timestamp meme I saw floating around.

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.

I highly recommend this to anyone finding the slog tiresome. There is nothing like giving yourself a foolproof* challenge to re-energize you to finishing stories and not making yourself look like a moron in front of roachpatrol or watching cephiedvariable shake her head quietly when you reveal you have written exactly six more words on that Dave story you said would write. Her head moves... very... slowly.

*nothing is too foolproof for me
forevver alone

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 Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

Pick out the title that most intrigues you, or appeals to you, or whatever, and I'll post a snippet!

From my Homestuck WIP folder;

The Seven Days At The End Of The World

there are caravans we follow

The Hanging Of Billy The Kid

The Conscience Of Eurydice (Dreams In The Fakewitch House)

Kings Among Runaways

Alas, my titling.
before i even knew you

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Because meredydschellibie, it's BOTH  OF  YOUR  FAULTS  THAT  WE  HAD  THIS  CONVERSATION and that I have seen the "Pop Goes My Heart" music video. Though that's less of a "fault."

Of course, it ostensibly has a happy ending due to the Dave and Terezi mixtape.  It's like the mixtapes were a beautiful narrative.

ETA: Unlocking this for purposes. Shelby oh

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leave before the end of the show

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I still need to go get my ass in gear and attend to everything I dropped the ball on over the weekend while wasting away from flu (fic, work, laundry, seeing the world outside), but I would just like to direct everyone ungently over to cephiedvariable's Cities In Dust fill on the kinkmeme (PG-rated, no kink).

Usually I just let Ceph's work speak for itself lest everyone imagine we are biasedly ass-married (we're not, she is simply my jerkliginous quadrant) (amoirail is someone who encourages you to make awful decisions) but this story really literally makes me excited and you should go and read it. It's Justicestuck AU with Dave and Terezi as detectives and AR their commissioner. In a little suit. In a nightnoir citysetting.

I wish this was an actual computer game so I could play it, but I'd probably just keep on hitting > HIT ON JOHN IN THAT PRECIOUS COAT OH GOD HE'S SMOKING A PIPE OH THAT SCARF OH
> the parser doesn't understand your creepy command!

Back to work.

tell us we're wrong

Somehow cephiedvariable and I got onto the subject of porn tropes, which lead to Homestuck and porn tropes and Alternian cultural mores, which somehow lead to the conclusion that Karkat Vantas's worst nightmare is troll group orgies. I apologise for everything.

Warnings for: nothing this isn't even sexy

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We decided not to draw a picture.
jade descends

[fanfiction] [homestuck] homeward bound

Title: Homeward Bound
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: G
Characters: Mrs. Lalonde, Mr. Egbert, Bro Strider
Other: post-game, alternate universe, futurefic
Notes: First We Take Manhattan awfulproject procrastination prologue. I like writing self-indulgent pap when I should be writing other stuff. If you want notes on this alternate universe they're all under the Manhattan tag, where all the funny stuff is written by my breathtakingly talented colleague cephiedvariable and I make all the jokes about John being a ho.

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and for riches strange and new

=> jump on bandwagon

Help me procrastinate. I am busy fiddle-faddling and having idle hands as I halfass pack before going on a road trip for the weekend (a sort of yearly tradition: we pack up after work on a Friday, go to a godawful town a couple hours away, gaze at balloons and return home with hangovers). As I fail to get anything done of note, indulge my need to fill out memes. I cannot promise anything but regret. Give me a chance to do a hip-hop dance.

Pick any (or several) character from a fandom of mine Homestuck and I'll answer the following questions:

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.

2) Is he/she important to the general plot?

3) Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?

4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)

6) Is there anything about the character you would change?

7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her?

8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?

9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?

10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?