In case you were curious, here’s Rose’s ridiculous psychobabble from today’s comic! It was intended to be made basically unreadable/ignorable, so it’s not even as meaningful as Star Trek technobabble, to be honest, but maybe you’ll enjoy it as an easter egg anyway!
BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO ALLIE for making this comic so good! It would be nothing without her amazing hard work! And thank you JONES for turning around the lettering for this one under a time crunch!!
And how did Hussie create the antler symbol? By simply modifying a pre-existing symbol too. The question is, did Hussie do the same thing as Denis and simply modify the Taurus symbol? If so than that completely severs any connection between the antler symbol and the Lepus symbol and thus debunks the idea of a the jackalope troll. Or was Hussie inspired by Denis, if so that makes it likely that it is a jackalope troll.
At this point there is not enough information to say which situation is correct, although Occam’s razor would suggest Hussie just decided to modify the Taurus symbol himself.
Is it also worth noting that while the art style and lack of other images makes it hard to say for sure, but the antler troll may possibly be wearing boots and pants commonly seen in equestrianism, and horses resemble deer much more than they resemble rabbits.
[S] Rex Duodecim Angelus - Battle of the Black King
The trolls battle to the death with their 12x prototyped Black King in living color with honest-to-god-animation. This is it, the final fight; where shit gets real and nothing, not even breeding the universe frog, takes priority over kicking the ass of the entire dersite army and it’s behemoth of a leader.
39 months ago, the idea to animate this battle was born in the MSPA forums and against all odds, it steadily grew into the unadulterated masterpiece you see before you.
This was a volunteer project with revolving door of artists and animators, who planned, storyboarded, created assets or short animations, organized and backgrounded. There was not a whole lot of stability during my time with the project. So I want to give a big shout out to our lead animator Takfloyd, who almost singlehandedly kept things moving forward for the last year and a half after the original crew faded away from the project; and the fantastic Elanor Pam, who likely created more art for this video than anyone else. Their relentless contributions kept us all motivated. (Also giving a little shoutout to BlackHolePA who was just so damned helpful all the time)
Homestucks, today is a good day to be proud of your fandom.
I drew this! It’s several pages long and the it’s being updated one page at a time on the Paradox Space Site.
I don’t know very much about Homestuck! I read a big chunk of it months/years ago— it’s fascinating and intricate and way weirder than I would’ve expected something with such a huge fanbase to be, and I LIKE THAT. Doing my own sort of thing with its simple, sprite-ish characters was exciting, and Phil’s script is fun and I think plays to my strengths… Or I forced it to, at any rate.
I spent a lot of time on the Homestuck Wiki last couple of weeks. I hope I did a good job, People Who Read Homestuck.
Which is to say, 6 days 23 hours and 12 minutes until midnight of the landmark date hits. Now, what can we expect?
Back in January, Hussie made a progress news post on MSPA approximating that Homestuck would still need another month of writing before he could start working on panels. While we have no idea whether this is true or not, due to lack of any further progress posts since, it’s important to keep two things in mind: Hussie has been known to underestimate the time it takes to complete things before, and he has been working on several other projects, including Paradox Space and the Homestuck Adventure Game funded by Kickstarter.
That didn’t stop being a thing that existed.
In the months leading up to Paradox Space’s release, Hussie repeatedly stressed on both the news section of MSPA as well as his twitter account that Homestuck and the gigapause would not conclude on 4/13.
On that day, he also said that a Homestuck update would be “a long way off.” While that’s far from definitive language, two months does not feel like it would qualify as “a long time”, thus making an update unlikely. Technically not impossible, but I really must urge the fandom to err on the side of skepticism for this one.
So what can we reasonably expect? Seeing as it’s been five months, a new progress news post might be expected. This obviously implies a progress report on the completion of Homestuck, but it could also possibly include details regarding the Adventure Game, as it’s also been a while since an update on that. According to the Kickstarter page, the game was tentatively scheduled for delivery in June 2014, however the lack of additional updates makes the actual release of the game in a week somewhat unlikely.
Bottom line, with all of the information above, as well as the fact that (unlike with 4/13) Hussie has not so much as hinted to have any plans for the date, the best we can hope for is a news update, if anything.
Don't spend your days refreshing MSPA waiting for updates. Instead spend your days refreshing MSPA Prophet, they will tell you an update is coming minutes before the update arrives, or you can just install a notifier.