n speaking of small requests i forgot that i still have to finish the other half of that fantasy request meme :P I’ll get those done throughout the week whenever I get the time
I know I’ve been doing a lot of ‘break’ art and small requests, but I promise that the big projects that I’m working on currently will be more than worth the wait :^)
No seriously though. I’m referring to the majority of the cosplayers there that blocked the ballroom, screamed during the meetups, smeared gray everywhere, and didn’t clean up after their mess. You guys made the rest of us look horrible, even when respectfully asked to discontinue your game of spin the bottle, you guys could not stop. Fantastic! So here’s how the non-homestucks on the Sacanime page have seen it.
Now you could argue that “oh don’t pick on the Homestuck fandom, we’re nice :(((” No. You were the only ones that caused trouble during the con and the staff had given up on even trying to stop since you wouldn’t listen.
Prayers out there for the good Homestucks that were so badly represented though, I respect you guys, thanks for cleaning up the mess that the big part of the fandom left for us to pick up. Bless you all.
Here’s a prime example of the problem with the Homestuck fandom as it currently is. I speak here as someone who is entrenched so deeply in Homestuck I doubt I’ll ever be able to not call myself a fan, so trust me, I understand that there are people who don’t go around making fools of themselves in the fandom. The issue with the Homestuck fandom as a whole is that there is such a large part of the fanbase that is composed of kids who range from thirteen years old to sixteen. I have nothing against kids of that age group—hell, I was one three years ago—but a lot of them still have a very long way to go when it comes to maturity.
The thing is, most of the characters in Homestuck are assholes in one way or another. At the very least, most of them behave like assholes at one time or another. As a Homestuck, I can say that in the comic itself they are mostly very loveable assholes who tend to redeem themselves at least enough so you can shrug and not be all that bothered by their behaviors. But to someone who is younger and has yet to mature enough to understand that the following train of thought is utter dreck, i.e., people who are thirteen to sixteen years old, if you’re cosplaying someone who kind of acts like an asshole, it must be totally okay to run around acting like a total asshole because of course you’re just acting in character. And sure, wanting to be in character isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it’s all about how far you take it.
To the younger Homestucks who somehow miraculously manage to see this post, because I won’t even begin to pretend I have all that many followers to distribute this to any kind of larger audience, it’s incredibly important that you not take the canon behaviors of characters you’re cosplaying as an excuse to act in a way that is rude, offensive, or otherwise asinine, especially at cons. Be considerate of your fellow con-goers, clean up after yourselves, and if you accidentally smear body paint on someone, apologize profusely. (Better yet, seal your body paint properly. Youtube is one hell of a site.)
Again. Repeat after me. Cosplaying as an asshole is NOT an excuse to act like one. If you can remember that, you’ll have a much more positive experience in your Homestuck cosplay anywhere you go, whether it’s at a con or not. And so will everyone else.
Giving this a Homestuck fandom boost
Kite City - concept art for Guild Wars 2
FINISHED PART TWO TODAY and it’s a bit early to get hype but I think everyone should anyway. uvu So I put together all the gifs I’ve posted so far plus one extra as a treat.
Previously: The Signless’s Story
Next up: The Summoner’s Story
superspectrals asked: i showed my mom your run to you lyricstuck and it made her cry. she doesn't know what homestuck is but i think she understood the story it told well enough for it to make her sad. i feel bad now :(
Ohhh fuuudge D: Feel bad for your mom crying but at the same time kinda happy that the story is clear that people can look past the orange horns and grey skin? ;u;
autumn-people asked: It's probably annoying to get semi-pointless messages like these, but I really just wanted to let you know that I really, really love the way you draw smiles. I love all of the expressions you draw tbh, but the smiles are the best because they pretty much always make me smile as well because they are cute as hell
Aaaawww askdnkjjnsd, this is not annoying!! Thank you so much, this is really sweet :)))
grilled-cheeese asked: My mind's going blank on characters but anything involving sirens or nagas or anything like that would be hella rad ;u;
how ‘bout Dualscar?
will sketch the rest of these requests out so I can finish them faster. I’ve gotten my mojo to work on projects again so I’ll be doing a couple more requests and finish up the rest tomorrow!
fullmetalkingdomstuck asked: how about baguette boy from bioshock and a satyr
starrysquid asked: A Sphinx Rose Lalonde?
this was really cool, thank you :)
le-petitoiseau asked: Ohh, how about Satsuki/gryphons?
how is this?