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Lil Cal’s Stable Time Loop

The other day, I realized what went wrong in Davesprite’s timeline: he used Lil Cal to prototype his sprite.

We never got a clear explanation of where the Cal in Dream Dave’s room came from, but I’m guessing that Gamzee put it there with his chucklevoodoos, similar to how he put the clown doll in Dream John’s room. That Cal from the dream room went on to become the Cal who got sliced to bits on Dave’s roof, which Davesprite used as prototyping material. The problem is that the prototyping process completely consumes the object used to prototype; in Davesprite’s timeline, Cal was stuck inside the sprite, so he was never retrieved and repaired by Bro and never fell into Gamzee’s hands, and thus never inspired Gamzee to create Cal in the first place. Calsprite wasn’t just annoying — he was temporally impossible. That time paradox was what screwed Davesprite’s timeline.




If buckets are terrifying to Trolls then why are they portrayed with humor and awkwardness in all of but one time?



Look how terrified Karkat is, he’s not embarrassed at all this is very serious.


Watch your shit, John, you’re scaring Vriska!



Flushing in shame… and fear!

Excuse me, do you know of any good Homestuck Fanventure? Since Homestuck is in Hiatus I have a lot of time to kill, and I've already read Heinoustuck (and I think it's in hiatus right now)

yep, we’ve got a masterpost of some fanventures right here!

Hi! For the ask about krazieleylines, she's at krazieleylines2 now. (Just in case you needed to know, sorry if I'm bothering you.)

Oh my goodness, thank you so much!! Unfortunately, it looks like she has deleted her rp guide series, which is kind of a bummer. But thank you very much for letting us know!! 

Karkat rp guide, part one.


I’ve never really written an in-depth post on how to roleplay a character, so let’s give this a shot! This is part one of how to roleplay Karkat, and in this post I’ll cover his personality, typing style, and the insults he uses. This will all come from the notes I’ve taken while researching his character and rereading pesterlogs. Part two will cover how he interacts with each character, currently and at different points in time. Part two probably won’t be up for a while because I’ll have to do a bit more research. This is going to be a long post, but anyway, here we go!

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I'm so grateful this blog exists. You guys have complied so much useful info in one place. One question tho - I'd really like to read the guide about Karkat (post/65787414196), but the blog it's hosted on is deactivated. Do you know if anyone has it archived? Thanks!

Hi, friend! I’m really sorry, but I haven’t been able to track down krazieleylines’s new blog. I’ll delete the guides from our archive to prevent further confusion, but I will definitely keep looking! In the meantime, I’ll reblog a few other Karkat guides for you to browse in you’re still looking!! 

I’m really sorry for the inconvenience!

Happy writing!

Can you submit prompts here?

Yes, absolutely! We would really appreciate any prompts you would like us to post!! Feel free to submit as many as you would like!

Hello! In the first part of your fan session guide, you mentioned that you "would steer clear of using language characters, though. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, etc—those are a no-go." May I ask why?

Hello, friend! Everything included in the guide is, of course, only my opinion. You’re free to choose whatever you would like for your troll symbol! 

However, I would recommend not using language characters because in doing so you run the risk of applying certain elements of human culture to your troll (which, though seen in characters like Damara, could lead to some tricky cultural stereotyping when creating your troll’s personality) or misinterpreting the meaning of the character or using it out of context unintentionally. Again, this is just my opinion, though. 

Thanks for reading the guide, and happy writing!


5 Ways to Use Sound When Writing

Sound is one of the most powerful ways to get into a scene, and when utilized can help your writing flow easier. Below are my favorite tips for using sound to kick you into writing mode (from least to most obvious).

5. Make the sounds of your scene on your computer.

Credit for this idea goes to friend/classmate Annie (who is awesome).

With an app like White Noise, you can actually create the sound of your scene. Characters are walking near a harbor? No problem. Character’s are sitting by a fire? You got it. Place yourself in the center of that scene and use the sounds to help you become fully immersed.

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Short drabble, prompt from homestuckfanfictionhelp: John, unstuck from the alpha timeline, accidentally jumps forward to a post-SBURB universe where he hasn’t been seen in years.

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I’m sorry I didn’t see this before now! It’s really, really great! Thanks so much for filling the prompt! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!

If any of you guys ever want me to check out stuff you’ve written, feel free to tag it with #homestuckfanfictionhelp and I’ll take a look! 

Happy writing!