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- Tag: t: homestuck - This blog is currently pretty much only about Homestuck and my brain problems. And maybe Homestuck is a delusion I'm having! And this is just, like, some folie à deux shit when people comment on my posts about it as if they're familiar with the subject matter. So, it could be it's just a blog about my brain problems.

- Tag: Kazuya Minekura's blog - Kazuya Minekura, the artist of the amazing Gensoumaden Saiyuki, was diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues a while back. She's been writing some very funny, angry, honest blog entries about her situation.

I've translated a number of these posts, but have fallen ridiculously behind; I encourage anyone else who'd like to pick up where I left off to do so.

- Post: The Very Small Problem - In the fall of 2010, I was diagnosed with a small tumor in my right frontal lobe. I was able to have it successfully removed in March of 2011, before it could cause any permanent brain damage. If it weren't for the existence of state high risk pools, a provision of 2010's Affordable Care Act - which some lawmakers are presently trying to repeal - it's very likely that I still wouldn't even know the tumor was there.

This post was written specifically to make American Republicans feel like jerks. I use my power for good, people.

- Tag: manga tropes - The Encyclopedia of Manga Tropes. Girl Power Corrupts may well be how you found this blog!

- Tag: a: kubo tite - In which I roundly scold Kubo Tite, artist of Bleach! Bleach vs Women and Bleach and power fantasies may well be how you found this blog! (Both of those posts contain spoilers up to chapter 395.)

- Post: TODAY I AM A DARKOVER BOOK may well be how you found this blog!

- Post: Anne Bishop does not CARE what you think and Heir to the Shadows may well etc.

- Tag: manga - I just talk about manga a lot in general.

- Tag: books - I also talk about sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal romance novels a lot!

- Tag: i teach english - In 2009, I spent seven months teaching English to Japanese kids in Shibata, Japan. Wacky antics ensued!

- Tag: i study japanese - And in 2007-2008, I spent a year studying Japanese at the Yamasa Institute in Okazaki, Japan. Wacky antics ensued!
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JAKE: Ill be like... Mr nonrom sansplat... Or... Oh horsenoodles there has to be terminology that more effectively consolidates my present understanding of myself into a coherent identity i can get enthusiastic about.

God.

JAKE: Maybe the troll lingo has the answers. Or maybe im pioneering some sort of... shadow quadrant system?? Ooh lordy wouldnt that be a swift kick in the netherdumplings.
JAKE: What do you think tavvyboy should i take my idea to the troll patent office and make a mint?
TAVROSPRITE: i DON'T THINK WE HAVE A THING LIKE THAT,
TAVROSPRITE: aLSO,
TAVROSPRITE: aLL OF MY PEOPLE ARE EXTINCT, aND MY PLANET IS BADLY EXPLODED,

God.

TAVROSPRITE: aND EVEN THOUGH i DON'T HAVE MANY TALENTS OR BATTLE SKILLS, oR INTELLIGENCE, oR DISCERNIBLE POSITIVE QUALITIES,
TAVROSPRITE: oNE THING i THINK i'M GOOD AT THAT PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATE,
TAVROSPRITE: iS MAKING NEW FRIENDS, wHO DON'T KNOW MY FLAWS YET, }:)
JAKE: Yeah...
JAKE: Yeah!
JAKE: Cheese and crackers tavvers what an inspirational little spiel that just was.

Yeah, this is the worst conversation in Homestuck. We've found it. It's this one here.

JASPROSESPRITE^2: I detect that you may have been toyed with and disrespected by none other than the supreme puppeteer of unrepentant horseshit himself.

Calm down, Hussie. Swallow this button. It's a cure for bad self-esteems and toxic ironiesnity.
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So, Jake English looks an awful lot like a conglomeration of several under-represented groups that Tumblr Homestuck fandom talks about a lot: he may be asexual or aromantic, his role models are all women and it's easy to read him as genderqueer, and he's got neurological issues - almost certainly brain damage from those head injuries Hussie kept showing us, and probably also ASD - that neither he nor anyone else has yet recognized for what they are. And his neuro stuff causes a lot of problems for him and make the people around him under-estimate or over-estimate his abilities.

I feel like Hussie threw him out there and is kind of going, "hahahaha, I gave you what you want and you're ignoring him because he's not as much fun as the others! I laugh at your fake social justice!" But he is... also not paying much attention to him? So.

I'm not really going anywhere with this. I want Jake to have a seizure, maybe? Yeah.
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From a paralegal who knows something about confidential settlements in general, and nothing about the Hiveswap one in specific.

(I would appreciate it if any lawyers reading this correct me if I said anything fucked up.)

Q: Why could WP only comment via Kickstarter? That sounds skeevy.

A: I'm putting this up top because I've seen someone say it already, and I just wanted to say: There's a good reason for that.

I don't consider the reason a skeevy one on WP's side. More skeevy on the side of American Civil Law In General As It Is Currently Practiced (which is in fact very skeevy in a lot of ways!).

I'll get to that once I've gone over the basics.

Q: Is there going to be a trial?

A: No.

This was an out-of-court confidential settlement which is, from the sound of things already very much final. The legal process finished up offstage before we found out about it. Which is very common! Particularly in disagreements between two companies in which none of the damage was physical or visible out in public.

Q: Is there anything we can do?

A: Buy the game when it comes out, buy some merchandise in the meantime?

There is nothing that the Homestuck fandom in general, or (at least to my knowledge) the Kickstarter backers in specific can do about the legal situation.

Q: Why would What Pumpkin agree to settle something confidentially out-of-court unless they were hiding something?

A: People do that for a lot of reasons, but most commonly because - and this is something that's really unfair and that people argue about all the time - if you actually want to get any of your losses back within a reasonable time-frame, and you are not a massive corporation, it is your only option.

Read more... )
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Thank you, nature, for raining all over the place all week, it will probably require more effort than we are willing to put in to catch ourselves on fire today.
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People's reactions to me changed a lot during the ~2 years I spent in Japan - like, incidents in which I was treated badly because it was visible that I had brain issues became much less frequent.

I think I just figured out how to read people and do "normal" vocal intonation better during that period. To some extent that was a biological developmental thing - I was still having hormonal upheavals more common to thirteen I year holds throughout college, and my hallucinations had only just died down for the final time when I moved to Okazaki - but part of it was probably the foreign language immersion.

It's kind of like I got to re-do part of the childhood language acquisition/socialization process, but with better control over my sensory bullshit. In a lot of situations my intonation and facial expressions come across more naturally when I'm speaking Japanese than English, but the connections I was making helped with English, too.
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And very, very loud. Buoyancy the Cat really wants to get to them.
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SHERI S TEPPER WE PRESENT YOU THIS AWARD FOR YOUR MANY DECADES OF WORK IN CREEPING US THE FUCK OUT AND MAKING US WANT TO DIE

THE AWARD WILL EXPLODE

WHY DID YOU WRITE "BEAUTY" YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT
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Nannapsii is basically canon.
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I want to just make a smoothie because I am too tired to cook, but that would require finding the blender, and I am also too tired to dig around in the cabinets.
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1) Okay, where's Aradia? Is it Aradia Time yet? I feel like it should be nearly Aradia Time.

2) Also, potentially Aranea Time.

3) Going back to Sad Striders: they're going to be really-super fucked up about it if they get Bro Vibes/AR Vibes from Union Jack, aren't they?

3a) Wait, how did Dave get his unspellable Welsh sword back in this timeline? Jade had to re-alchemize it for him before, right?
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They are really good at being American teenagers, a job whose skillset is FEAR, PAIN, AND FUTILITY.
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John Allison doesn't have the "well he wasn't dead when I started writing it" excuse this time, like he did with Michael Jackson. He is literally just writing unkind posthumous RPF about Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs shot some young girls into space to die just now.

This isn't something that bothers me, obviously someone has to do it, it's just I'm not sure I understand his priorities in re giving offense.

(Remember that time he sincerely apologized for drawing Esther with an undercut, and promised that he was not serious about this undercut.)
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Dad had a bad day at work or something, so he came over just now and started painting the deck without 1) removing all the deck furniture, 2) clearing off all the acorns and twigs and stuff, 3) bringing enough paint, 4) bringing enough brushes, 5) using up all the paint which he did bring (he got mad at himself and and left), 6) putting away the leftover paint before stomping off, or 7) checking the weather report. There's supposed to be a thunderstorm shortly.

He also left the shed open and knocked over a lamp.
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Did sylladexes stop existing?
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I am extremely fucked up, and got him treats and toys and a few cans of fancier-than-usual food, instead of getting myself intoxicated. Because I feel that intoxication causes... cysts? Grief cysts?????? Similar to cystic acne, hard and encapsulated and uncomfortable to sleep on. Different in that Vitamin A is unlikely to serve as an efficacious treatment.
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[personal profile] limitingwhimsy: In one of my dreams last night, we were meeting at a two-day Homestuck meet-up/convention near my sisters' house in Louisville, which we both knew was going to turn into a SBURB session on the second day. Not everyone knew this, but you had woken up on Prospit and had warned me, and I had warned thegeekgene and a friend of hers, who were also there.

You'd been worried about being around so many noisy people in a strange city (more than about having to fight monsters), and reasons that made sense in the dream, this meant that ahead of time you had sent me three old kameezes you wanted to wear, so that I could replace the seams with new thread and make the pockets larger. This seemed like a necessary kind of protective measure, and I'd done it - but not very well because I'm bad at sewing, and it was important that the thread be very heavy. The seams looked and felt very rough and uneven on the inside, so I was worried you'd be upset, or that they wouldn't "work" somehow. But you seemed to be happy with them, and were wearing a blue one with blue leggings.

(Now that I'm awake, I assume you were a Seer, and had decided to have a non-game-supplied god-tier outfit for Gamzee Reasons. You didn't have a symbol on there, and the tunics were all different colors that didn't match any of the aspects - the others were darker purplish-blue and pale yellow.)

Your obligatory SBURB totem animal was a very intelligent and socialized juvenile brown owl (of no real-world owl species) who was missing a bunch of feathers and flew awkwardly, and wasn't good at hunting. You carried him in a sort of stiff cardboard tube in your pocket, to keep him safe and calm in the crowd. He had a little piece of gold foil on his leg to remind him of where you were, like putting a string around your finger as a reminder. That evening, we were sitting in my sisters' back yard feeding him and trying to coax him to hunt the mice that were there. You knew that you were going to have to take the foil off and let him go on his own after we entered the game, and I was worried - he didn't seem healthy enough or ready.

(Again, now that I'm awake, I can see that he was very sick and thus "doomed," and as such you were going to save him by prototyping him, but it wasn't obvious to me in the dream.)

FYI

Jun. 29th, 2015 02:30 am
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Andrew Hussie definitely does not have any goddamn thematic reason for the Welsh-vs-English thing, and for all we know may in fact believe Wales to be some kind of horse.

So you're not allowed to write Homestuck meta involving any form of historical or contemporary Anglo-Welsh conflict whatsoever. This is literally illegal.
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Good job declining to cop out on this one, Hussie. I was worried you didn't have it in you.
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I was cleaning the cat carrier just now and noticed the tag on it, which said "Nixon [Mylastname]." I ripped it off and wadded it up without thinking about it. I am fucked up like some kind of an Edna St. Vincent Millay which is specifically preoccupied with the mortality of badly-behaved cats.

I was looking for something in the medicine cabinet earlier, found some old meds of Papaw's, and left them in place as always, because "he might need them," then felt distantly shitty, then left them alone.

I need to try and be Roxy Lalonde instead of Rose Lalonde for once and work on the Facing And Accepting Death thing. I just need to try and not do it up too Roxy and drink this bottle of fruit wine Mom got me in one evening or something.

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