sometimes its okay to feel a little alive
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.
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.
variablejabberwocky just cracked the goddamn case
holy crap it’s so obvious now they’ve pointed it out
OH MY GOD GUYS, HOMESTUCK TEAM RULES THIS YEAR IN FANDOM COMBAT, WATCH IT WATCH ITTTT!!
Really great video about Doc Scratch and Felt and Lord English and oh my god just watch it!! xD Xamag-chan outdid herself this year! Woooo Homestuck team!! 8DDD
I’M SO HAPPY
Oh MAN THIS IS SO AWESOME AND CATCHY AND AWESOME!
Here are a few of my favorite Homestuck cosplays done by very talented people!
Paradox Space is just making the cutest little background trolls and it is very easily ruining my life
Well, I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for quite some time… and so I took some time out of my personal weekend projects to make, just for you guys, the single-most requested character I’ve gotten since I started making fanart plushes from Homestuck! So in celebration of reaching several milestones that all went by too quickly for me to celebrate (and still coming, yow!) Here it is!
BIG GRAND PRIZE:
- twwo royal curvved horns
- savvvvy specs
- a shock a vviolet hair proof enough a this princely heritage
- a piercin gaze fittin only a wwell hatched troll a the sea
- a friend for evven your most genocidal a powwwwowws
- stunnin sense a dress enough to strike fear into evven the most foolhardy a landdwwellers
- a matesprit any abdicated empress to be wwould a been lucky to havve
- powwerful wwretched wwhite science incase the wwould be empress abdicates too hard and accidentally eschewws your advvances
- its not magic man wwe talked about this
- Actual genocide
- Reblog this post to enter
- You can reblog it as many times as you like, but don’t use alt accounts
- You don’t have to be following me
- Send ANY INQUIRIES to my special giveaway tumblr: http://pukind-giveaway.tumblr.com/ask/
FURTHER READING (IMPORTANT INFORMATION)
- This giveaway will run until July 12
- THE DOLL IS COMPLETELY FREE
- Winner within the United States pays NO SHIPPING
- International MUST PAY SHIPPING and MUST UNDERSTAND any and all problems that may arise with international shipping (customs, lost packages, long shipping times, etc.)
- ALLERGY WARNING: This doll is made completely of wool and is not recommended if you have a wool allergy
- THIS DOLL IS NOT A CHILD’S TOY. It is a hand-made collectible and has fragile parts.
- If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from your parents or guardians to give out your shipping address.
- and lastly, I do NOT sell Homestuck dolls or Homestuck doll commissions, nor will I sell this doll to you privately before the contest’s end. Please do not ask!
That’s it, have fun and good luck, landdwwellers!