Has science gone too far?
I’ve been reading homestuck liveblogs for a long time, but it wasn’t until I saw the first post of http://homesception.tumblr.com/ that I decided I could do something similar. I will be tracing his steps as closely as possible, and will attempt to remember whatever it was that first started all this.
Man, I do love me some Homestuck. Homestuck is great. But ever since I found out that liveblogging Homestuck was, like, a thing, I kinda wished I had done that shit. Hussie really should put, like, a warning sticker or some instructions for first time readers right there on the front page, saying “reading this thing is kind of a big deal, might want to set up like a liveblog or something I don’t know whatever”.
I have read his first post before, it was truly inspirational.
You can’t properly liveblog this shit when you’ve already read it, though, and my attempts to procure a virgin reader from among those real humans I know have all come up empty. I mean, it would have been cool to at least be like the older Homestuck fan who screens the liveblogger’s ask box for spoilers and sits with them on the couch to record reaction vids and such… but no, can’t even do that.
He brings up a good point here, and I wonder if I should block the homestuck liveblog liveblog tag to prevent spoilers. Or should I stop reading the liveblog he’s liveblogging? I doubt I could stop reading the thing that the liveblogger who is liveblogging the liveblog liveblogs.
So you know what? Fuck it. I’m going inception here. My new plan: I’ma liveblog a homestuck liveblog, at least until I get bored with how stupid an idea that is. So, I’ll just pick a target and get started…
I surely hope that he manages to catch up to where the liveblogger is, i wonder if he will continue to liveblog after that point.
Yeah, here’s our first and probably only victim. Chosen because the blog’s pretty good, and early on, so I can still pester them kinda during-like, instead of away-ways.
If I didn’t mention it, i’ll be liveblogging http://homesception.tumblr.com/ I have not looked at his other tumblrs so I am entering spoiler free, I will discover who is is as a liveblogger, and who he is as a PERSON.
So, basic rules how this goes down:
- I guess I reblog or quote their shit?
- and then comment on their comments?
- not really any different from regular tumbl-following?
- sort of a collosal wase of time?
- I will not be posting any spoilers, on the off chance this person reads any of this crap. Not even cagey, hinty bullshit or outright lies.
- unless I change my mind because whatever I don’t care all that much, haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
- I’ll post when I feel like it, until I catch up with the blog, at which point I’ll continue to update when I feel like it, so whatever.
- If the blog I’m reblogging becomes aware of me and asks me to stop, I’ll think about it.
yeah, that’s about it.
He has set out a large number of complicated rules here, it will be interesting to see how well he can follow them. On a different topic, I will probably be quoting his posts as he goes and and then comment on ‘and then comment on their comments?’ This is because I have waaay too much spare time on my hands. As I have read the land of boredom and confusion, I may be posting possible spoilers if i happen to forget.
He starts this next post with a broken link, however since i am struggling to use this interface it is perfectly reasonable.
He begins the post with an hilarious video
Sadly, it’s too late for you now. Your soul already belongs to Hussie.
Does anyone feel the need for me to stop now? Is the whirlwind of fevered emotions too strong from Sception for me to go on?
And here we see that Lobac clearly had a caring and supportive childhood, yet somehow still ended up a Homestuck. Such a shame. How could you have done this to your sweet sweet mother, Lobac? If she only knew what you were doing now, it would bring shame to your entire family.
We see a dark glimpse into Sception’s home life, the shame of him becoming a livebloggerblogger cascading backwards through time and paradoxically becoming the trigger for the breakdown that begun all this. So sad.
Here we see the first of Lobac’s roundish, Kirby-like emoticons:
I feel it worth pointing out, because of how adorable they are, and how they allow for reaction-image-like expression without cluttering up posts with actual gifs and jpegs and whatnot. But I don’t want to steal Lobac’s gimmick, so I’m gonna stick with the illegible clutter method for this liveblog liveblog.
Also, Lobac considers Darkwing Duck obscure. I find this adorable as well. Just makes you want to pinch Lobac’s little cheeks. Cute cutey cute cute.
Haa haa hoo hoo hee hee
Signing off his posts with his signature ‘lil’ cal’ laugh and an ‘odd’ video, Sception is rapidly creeping me out increasingly fast.
Unfortunately I am at a bit of a loss here, as I am not understanding any of the references being thrown around. Perhaps somebody can explain some of them, hopefully they’ll give some rhyme or reason to these creepy videos.
Also the emoticons are amazing, i have no idea how they are done but they certainly work well. Sception has chosen a fine liveblog to liveblog.
What, are you kidding me? Hussie was being ironic, Lobac. It’s kind of a thing he does. Con Air is one of the greatest movies ever filmed, and Mac and Me is a fucking masterpiece. John’s wall reads like a filmschool bible, and you should be taking notes.
After watching Con Air just to understand the references in homestuck, I cannot help but feel that Sception here is being a touch ironic himself. In fact, he must be! And all those creepy puppet videos, they’re also ironic! And the lil cal laugh. One day I hope to be as ironic as him.
I’m not sure if that’s how I’m meant to do titles? Testing testing.
“Like real people” isn’t the first thing I thought, but I also enjoyed these early persterlogs, and it’s a good thing Lobac is liking them.
I’m not sure how much of my homestuck knowledge is widely known, but a couple of the Dave pesterlogs are actually just straight from Hussie’s own chatlogs, with minor modifications.
There is an awful (glorious, wonderful) amount of reading in Homestuck, and I’ve found that those who don’t enjoy the writing style for its own sake will have a hard time sticking with this thing, regardless of whether they would have enjoyed the story otherwise.
Wise words, with homestuck now the 7th longest work of english literature, if you don’t like reading it you’re going to have trouble.
Livebloggers have begun talking to one another, with possibly disastrous results.
Ha haha, oh, poor Mous, this upstart blogger is just so much more savvy than you! Better watch out or Lobac’s gonna steal all the hot babes and comely gents away from you hee hee hee.
It is unclear from Sceptions comment if he is up to date on the personal lives of the various homestuck livebloggers, Mous having recently gained a lovely girlfriend. (On a similar note, if there are any volunteers to screen my ask box for spoilers?)
Sception answers their first ask :D They grow up so fast.
Man, if you’re worried about maintaining quality, you need to unfollow me right now, because I’m pretty fucking sure sewing my lips to some kid’s ass to reverse-fart spooky chuckles up their colon is absolutely the high point of my blogging career I mean there’s just nowhere you can go but downhill from there. I just peaked way too early. In fact, you may just want to check out of civilization altogether because there’s just about no way anything else in your life is going to live up to that standard.
I cannot begin to say how relieved i am to hear this answer. I doubt I could have handled anything creepier than that.
However, we can but hope that he will continue to grow in other less disturbing areas.
Think I’m gonna have to call this thing here for the night. I’ve seen worse starts to things, so okay. I’m clearly going to have to pick up the speed a bit if I want to catch up with Lobac, but man it’s like five in the morning so yeah, it’s time to get some fucking sleep.
And with that I have caught up with Sception! I think I shall continue to follow him however, post my thoughts and theories now that I’m a serial reader. I look forward to more liveblog liveblogging, this has been great.
- #LIVEBLOGGING LIVEBLOGGING HOMESTUCK
- #NOT TERRIBLE FOR A FIRST NIGHT’S RUN
- #EVEN GOT A FEW FOLLOWERS
- #GONNA PRETEND THAT’S CUZ I’M SO AWESOME
- #AND THE ‘HOMESTUCK LIVEBLOG LIVEBLOG’ TAG SO RAVENOUSLY FOLLOWED
- #AND NOT BECAUSE LOBAC LINKED TO ME
- #OR EVEN KNOWS THAT I EXIST YET
- #FLYING WAY THE HELL UNDER THE RADAR HERE
- #ALL STEALTHY LIKE
- #WHEN I DO CATCH UP THAT PUNKS NEVER GONNA KNOW WHAT HIT HIM
- #OKAY I THINK THAT’S ENOUGH TAGS NOW
- #WHEN THE TAGS ARE LONGER THAN THE POST
- #THAT’S THE TIME TO STOP
And a protip i shall try to follow in his tags. Goodnight.
In order to understand old references and such i went through and read the tumblr of malisteen (sadly not liveblogged here). It was very strange, as there was not one creepy puppet in sight :O http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002848
I have to say, I’m tickled pink.
haa haa hoo hoo hee hee
And at this point in my liveblog the person I am liveblogging puts a link to my blog. I have absolutely no idea what to do about this.
On the other hand the video he posted is actually pretty great, I listened to it a few times and started laugh alaauughwhatishappeningtome