Here’s some tips, of course nothing professional, but things I’ve learned myself.
Hope it helps some of you guys. ovo
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.
He is not laughing because he saw his funny photos
Hes in hysterics
Like the whole talking about the dead things made him realize that he could have lived a regular life
He could have been a paleontologist
But he started this game instead and now everything is ruined
He will never get his life back
He will never see his family again
He is in no way shape or form happy at this moment
What a pretty little fish
I freaking love bioluminescent seadweller headcanons omg.
This scene is seriously the cutest thing ever.
I don’t think people give Flash enough credit.…………….my goodness
OKAY, SO, MY DAD COMES IN AND HANDS ME A LETTER TODAY AND HE WAS LIKE “well I don’t know what’s happening but I’m pretty sure this is for you” AND THIS IS WHAT HE HANDS ME:
so naturally I OPEN IT.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WAS EXPECTING TO FIND
someone legitimately took the time and money to write out this letter EXACTLY as it appears in Goblet of Fire, and COVER IT IN STAMPS. THEY EVEN SEALED IT WITH WAX.
I DON’T KNOW WHO THE FUCK DID THIS
WHAT IS HAPPENING
If someone ever did this for me, I would legitimately marry them.
Or at least love them forever.
((am i too late?))
Happy Father’s Day
NOPE. NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE. I CAN’T HANDLE THIS. TEARS IN MY EYES THREATENING TO SPILL OVER.
Ugh Simon’s and Marcy’s relationship is literally my favorite thing ever.