Okay but that chart thing about Jake not being the most heinous character in Homestuck -
Don’t worry about it. I did find the inclusion of Caliborn really weird cause he’s an obvious asshole, but other than that, I liked that it brought up and reminded that…
Well, I’m not really comfortable assigning blame to Jake with regard to his treatment of Dirk specifically, because I’m not really sure exactly how pressured he felt about being in that relationship. I don’t want to accidentally imply that anyone is obliged to be accommodating in or of a situation which makes them uncomfortable, for instance, and also because I’m aware I have a Dirkbias. I do think his actions with regard to it were symptomatic off his flaws in general, though.
Summary: She turns eleven today. [Roxy and Dirk]
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
And I’m sticking it up here for people who define the “good” in Make good art in ways that I definitely didn’t intend…
All hands on deck! - HSWC ALPHA KIDS SHIPS
If you haven’t already heard about the Homestuck Shipping World Cup, it’s a summer-long fandom event where teams of fans rally behind various ships and compete with each other to see WHICH SHIP WILL RULE THE SEVEN SEAS. For more information, please visit the Dreamwidth or the announcements tumblr!
There are less than 24 hours left to sign up, and these alpha kid teams really need your help! Please consider joining their ranks and helping them set sail!
- autoresponder <3< dirk needs four more members!
If you like kismesis ships, look no further—this one brings both class AND sass!
- autoresponder <3 roxy needs four more members!
This ship is adorable and has so much room to explore cyberpunk/sci-fi themes and distance!
- dirk <3< dirk needs four more members!
What’s better than Dirk? Even more of him.
- dirk <> jane needs two more members!
One of the cutest moiraillegiances in canon!
- jake <3 jane needs four more members!
Old-fashioned courtship crossed with mixed gender signals!
- jane <3 roxy needs four more members!
Help bring the HSWC a sorely-needed dose of sugar!
If you love the alpha kids and you have ANY kind of artistic skill—writing, art, cosplay, voice acting, coding, graphic design, even stuff like baking and knitting!—please consider joining one of these teams and helping their ranks! Make new friends, produce some wonderful fanart, and have a great time this summer at the HSWC!