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dragonlibrarian asked: Hi! Just wanted to say that I like your Vantases picture! The shading and colors kind of remind me of Mike Mignola's stuff.

Thanks! That’s kind of what I was going for, haha. I like his heavy blacks/minimal colour a lot. It’s an odd way to work, sort of carving shapes out of shadows instead of the other way around.

I set up analytics on my blog for funsies, to see if I’m getting any amusing search keywords/site linkbacks

And found that the reason I keep getting occasional notes on an ancient bit of Kankri meta (It’s like, a couple paragraphs I wrote just after the ancestor flashes happened) is that somebody posted it on the tvtropes homestuck ancestors page as in-depth character analysis or something.

Feels weird, man.

Disciple 6:12: And the Signless Sufferer said, though you burn me in irons my blood shall return; for this session is corrupt, and my coming heralds the end.

Disciple 6:12: And the Signless Sufferer said, though you burn me in irons my blood shall return; for this session is corrupt, and my coming heralds the end.

All my favourite characters are big dumb self-important babies

All my favourite characters are big dumb self-important babies

Don’t watch episodes of Kill la Kill and Steven Universe on the same day. Things will get weird.

Don’t watch episodes of Kill la Kill and Steven Universe on the same day. Things will get weird.

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VorkosiganStuck

inklesspen:

alanahikarichan:

So, like. Vorkosigan Saga and Homestuck. Where to start.

Of course, there’s multiple ways to swing the crossover— can you imagine immortal gods Jade and John and Rose and Dave futzing around in their created universe, and Rose takes interest in a particular funny little man who keeps changing the course of history? Or, of course, they could be born to the universe— Rose and Dave are suave galactics of some sort (I’m leaning towards Betan Rose), Jade’s a wildcat wormhole jumper, John could be from anywhere and his derps would remain derptastic.

You could have humanity’s first contact with aliens be between the Cetagandan empire and HIC’s flagship. You could have the Midnight Crew as a minor but rising House on Jackson’s Whole, in direct competition with the Felt. You could have the trolls as a whole be Barrayaran, instead of alien, set something during the Cetagandan invasion…

THERE ARE TOO MANY OPTIONS WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM

(also Rose/By is still an amazing idea wow)

HIC is some ghem-governor’s haut-wife. their planet’s wormhole collapsed like Barrayar’s did. so she took over and started engineering ghem who could survive long enough to pilot a STL starship back to the nexus. Without the Star Creche to keep an eye on things, she got all kinds of experimental.

I can completely see this, and, of course they married her off to some distant colony’s governance, HIC would fit into actual haut society so badly. (Can you see her putting up with floating around in a shield bubble, no one looking upon her fabulous bling? I can’t.) She might’ve been angry with the loss of tech access, being cut off, but on the other hand, shell yeah kids, let the fun begin. She’s got a whole planet to play with, and nothing but time.

But I also want to see troll ships warping into human space and both sides being like, now what the fuck is going on here.

Trolls consider Betan hermaphrodites the only “normal” human gender because sexual dimorphism, wtf is that about

A bunch of poorly-drawn Amethysts

A bunch of poorly-drawn Amethysts

Woah. Is there a backstory behind this? Can I have one?

The backstory is that when Sollux is buried deep within the troll city (okay, it’s more of a town), coding hundreds-of-years-old software into submission while Equius tries to re-jig a sentry bot to move on four legs instead of three, he drinks a lot of soda. A lot of questionable, ancient soda flavoured with strontium-90 (and regular nuka-cola, which has picked up its own radioactive dose after long exposure in the wasteland). That he hasn’t died or turned into a ghoul yet is a testament to his extensively altered genetics.

Homestuck and… Fallout? If you’re wondering if there’s a fic or something, there’s not, really, it’s just me/saeto15/lizardlicks going “OH OH WHAT IF TROLLS WERE A MUTANT FALLOUT RACE”. We made them mirelurk crossbreeds (who get more mirelurk-y as they ascend the hemospectrum). (see here, also here)