vastderp

Anonymous asked:

in your latula post, when you say "guilt and self-doubt because of boys and blah", are you talking about guilt and self-doubt that's like. "gosh, i'm so broken and miserable! i'll never be good enough for boy x!" with the later "i'm so lucky boy x is gracious enough to want me!" or similar? when i try to write her i try to make the self-doubt stem from herself, with boys only playing a role in the generic "fuck i'm a mess how does anyone like me", but i'm worried that's too much now. idk.

vastderp answered:

i am of the same mind as you. i think latula’s guilt and self-doubt are because she’s insecure with how she appears to EVERYBODY. not just boys—trolls don’t have a concept of heterosexuality, for one thing, so she’d almost certainly be just as self-conscious around Meulin or Porrim as she is around Kankri or any other dude, except maybe Mituna.

she’s the knight of mind, but maybe she can’t see herself clearly. maybe she thinks she’s nothing compared to others and so she tries too hard. maybe she’s crippled by self doubt when she isn’t playing a role. sgrub might have given her the Mind aspect to encourage her to overcome that, but their session failed and she got stuck.

the fandom kind of ignores other reasons for her act a lot of the time, and i think it springs from that dumb het romance trope where a girl is only half a person until the right boy comes along to make her love herself (because the boy loves her). why do people bother to write a young woman’s story if they’re just gonna make the whole thing revolve around the guy? and latula gives every indication of being totally content with mituna. at no point does she ever indicate unrest or romantic interest in any other person. she’s outright awkward about kankri’s bungled flirting attempt. but if she’s so happy, why does she still pretend to be someone she isn’t? “oh, must be the wrong boy!”  is the hollywood answer. that’s weak. women have problems that aren’t about around men. trolls have problems that aren’t about quadrants. i want to encourage those stories.

vastderp:

lizardlicks:

Now I’m starting to wonder if that’s a knight trait.  Doing a bunch of fronting with a carefully cultivated persona because you aren’t comfortable or in touch with yourself as an actual person.  See also: Nubs McShoutsalot and Ironicallycool Coolirony kid.

100% my belief. it’s too perfect to not have been planned this way. i want to hug them all.

knights oughtta drop all that armor, the weight is getting in the way of fighting the good fight

what-the-fuck-is-homestuck

what-the-fuck-is-homestuck:

#Remember the first few volumes of the manga where Kaiba spent like millions on torture devices and tried to kill everyone?#I remember that. I remember young me picking up the manga thinking cool! Yugioh!#Actually it was violent horror to high bloody hell and BOY#What a good manga.#The wager in like every game was death. The manga had a ridiculous body count.#Remember that one time in Duelist Kingdom when Kaiba was screaming#SLIT MY THROAT YUGI!!! SLIT MY THROAT WITH YOUR CARDS#and threatened to jump off the castle#Well the story behind that is both the Mokuba thing and his adopted father killed himself after he lost a bet#and told Seto that this is what happens to losers#They die and stuff.#Remember that one part where he got a girlfriend who turned out to be a dragon? He screwed a dragon. What an accomplishment.#Life goals. Good job.

what an excellent liveblog, and yes holy shit the yugioh manga is fucking brutal

jumpingjacktrash

rm6y7m6:

I just found my previous works

everyone looks vaguely astonished in the kittystuck one (yes i know it’s the nose but my brain can’t unsee the :O mouths)

art-of-swords

art-of-swords:

Ebony Axe

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Place of Origin: India
  • Medium: steel, silver, ebony, brass
  • Measurements: overall length: 26.5 inches (680mm)

The haft is made of black ebony with an almost horn like appearance, brass collars, a brass top pommel, and brass securing knob with scrolling collar to hold the blade. The blade is decorated with silver koftgari in the form of scrolling flowers and foliage. It is particularly contrasting on a dark steel background.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms

spirographeme
usoapp:

shanks-for-the-booty:

nico-ya:

this is like some kind of fucking sick fucking bad bad bad joke because fucking literally one fucking fucking piece of this motherfucking puzzle is fucking missing

Well then you better assemble your friends and find a worthy vessel because it looks like you’re on the path to finding tHE ONE PIECE.

And now we know what’s waiting at the end of the Grand Line.

usoapp:

shanks-for-the-booty:

nico-ya:

this is like some kind of fucking sick fucking bad bad bad joke because fucking literally one fucking fucking piece of this motherfucking puzzle is fucking missing

Well then you better assemble your friends and find a worthy vessel because it looks like you’re on the path to finding tHE ONE PIECE.

And now we know what’s waiting at the end of the Grand Line.

rainbowbarnacle
vastderp-placeholder:

reaill:

You are suc)( a )(andsome little engine for t)(is s)(ip! -Even if you are a lowblood.

OK best fanart of the worst thing that ever happened in homestuck has been located, y’all can go home.
I’ll be here a little while longer staring at the hair.
And the cel shading.
And the everything else in the picture. It’s like an animation still for a movie that would be completely traumatizing and rad.
And the hair.

vastderp-placeholder:

reaill:

You are suc)( a )(andsome little engine for t)(is s)(ip! -Even if you are a lowblood.

OK best fanart of the worst thing that ever happened in homestuck has been located, y’all can go home.

I’ll be here a little while longer staring at the hair.

And the cel shading.

And the everything else in the picture. It’s like an animation still for a movie that would be completely traumatizing and rad.

And the hair.