ok so while everyone’s been theorizing about UU being sufferer it just occurred to me that
This does make a fair bit of sense! And, I mean… it’s not like growing up in Scratch’s tender care would have encouraged her to use her trollgiven sign or whatever, even if she does apparently know what it is, given her collar thing.
THE SMILIES WERE WHAT GAVE IT AWAY
I’m kinda hoping UU is a new character (has Huss said otherwise?) but this is good too.
oh i’ve been figuring on the caduceus being the symbol for the hero of life and it being the condesce given she’s supposed to be both the batterwitch and le’s agent in the kid’s universe, but i suppose this works too :o
I agreed with you until I got to the heteronormativity part. That’s you misconstruing things to make a problem that isn’t there. Without doubt, making a joke out of sexuality apart from “the norm” is certainly as bad as jokes about alcoholism…
I know what heteronormativity means (although I bothered to read the tags and get a better understanding). I’m just trying to see how heteronormativity was there at all and assumed OP thought it was being a joke somehow. I mean, the trolls are pretty much a big step away from heteronormativity (aren’t they?) in Homestuck. Perhaps OP seems them as a joke now? I don’t really know.
There is also just the fact that I’m pretty damn wrong here.
Yeah, there is definitely that fact.
The trolls, much as I love them, are still largely auxiliary to the story, and while they might be considered some kind of step, it’d hardly be a big one. A tiptoe, really. They create a potential for a break in heteronormativity, but in practice it’s been incredibly lacking! I mean, when you look at the large number of romantic advances, they’ve heavily favored m/f pairings, m/m being basically painted as a joke, f/f being generally unrequited, Hussie making incredibly gross meta on the subject.
And then you get the new kids tossed into the mix, each one introducing us in the boldest terms possible how incredibly het they are? Man, Homestuck is hella heteronormative. It’s given little more than tiny scraps to indicate otherwise.
I agreed with you until I got to the heteronormativity part. That’s you misconstruing things to make a problem that isn’t there. Without doubt, making a joke out of sexuality apart from “the norm” is certainly as bad as jokes about alcoholism and abuse, but at least alcoholism and abuse are present in the story to hate.
tbh i can’t help wondering if maybe you don’t really understand what the word “heteronormativity” means? because nothing in the context of how you’re using it in your reblog here seems to indicate that you do
sorry everyone, another homestuck post. this time with my art
so i was thinking about drawing something yesterday when i realized the only homestuck character i’d ever drawn before was kanaya so i elected to do headshots of the four people who’re most important to her this time instead
[Raquel]Nelson, 30 and African-American, was convicted on the charge this week by six jurors who were not her peers: All were middle-class whites, and none had ever taken a bus in metro Atlanta. In other words, none had ever been in Nelson’s shoes:
They had never taken two buses to go grocery shopping at Wal-Mart with three kids in tow. They had never missed a transfer on the way home that caused them to wait a full hour-and-a-half with tired and hungry kids for the next bus. They had never been let off at a bus stop on a five-lane speedway, with their apartment in sight across the road, and been asked to drag those three little ones an additional half-mile-plus down the road to the nearest traffic signal and back in order to get home at last.
And they had never lost control of an over-eager four-year-old as they waited on a three-foot median for a car to pass. Nor had they watched helplessly as a driver who had had “three or four” beers and two painkillers barreled toward their child.
That’s right: Because Nelson did not lug her exhausted little ones three-tenths of a mile from the bus stop to a traffic signal in order to cross five lanes of traffic, she is guilty of vehicular homicide. Because she did as her fellow bus riders, who crossed at the same time and place, and because she did what pedestrians will do every time – take the shortest reasonable path – she is guilty of vehicular homicide.
As someone who has struggled with life-long depression, and other problems that cause a depletion of spoons, one of the ways that I’ve shamed myself most is with this idea of productivity: feeling low when I believe I haven’t been productive enough. And I hear this a lot from other people too, especially people with disabilities.
The notion of productivity is rooted in capitalist (and, it follows, ableist) ideas about an individual’s value. It is important that we be “productive”, not only when we are at work, but at all times. And what does it mean to be productive? When we are hard on ourselves for not being productive enough, what do we mean? We can try to define what productivity means for ourselves on an individual level, but I don’t believe we can separate it from the aforementioned capitalist and ableist ideas. Especially for those of us struggling with disabilities, I think this is one of the biggest, most common, and frequently unchallenged ways of internalizing ableism and perpetuating it on ourselves and others.
Defining what productivity means might be easier if we look at what it isn’t. Sitting online all day, playing games, watching television, watching movies, sleeping, relaxing, doing anything passive – I’ve seen all of these things frequently branded as “unproductive” when people criticize themselves (or others) for how they use their non-working/unstructured time. Things that don’t have a clearly defined goal. Do you have a huge to-do list that doesn’t include taking time out of the day and being kind to yourself? Do you typically not cross off most of the things on that list, and then feel upset over it, like you’ve wasted your day?
Productivity, for you, might mean engaging in active hobbies or running errands. It might mean working non-stop at multiple jobs, constant research, having several projects on the go, organizing and initiating rallies, or conducting one workshop after another. Being “productive” never includes self care. I see many creative people who are hard on themselves for not producing enough, especially if their reason for not doing so involves mental health struggles. As if we are mini assembly lines. Subconsciously comparing ourselves to mass production factories, which we will never be able to imitate because of the limitations of being a single person.
Capitalism has seeped into our lives so deeply that we don’t even realize what we’re doing when we talk about wanting to be more productive or shame ourselves for not being productive enough. We forget to take time to relax and take care of ourselves because we are so concerned with meeting quotas in our heads for productivity. Do your self-care rituals stand in opposition to your ideas of what productivity looks like? Why isn’t it productive to take care of ourselves?
Let’s stop pushing ourselves beyond our limits. Let’s fight back against this notion of productivity, against the idea that our value lies in what we “get done” every day. Let’s start working on loving ourselves as we are and giving ourselves some breathing room.
King, where did you go? I need you to recommend me some Hank comics! We of the tumblr population miss you!
SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT RECS LIST
Oh, I’ve been mostly just hanging out on places that…aren’t tumblr? :c Though I made a bunch of rp fanmixes a couple days ago and have been thinking about sharing them here!
ANYWAY BUT I GOT A JOB ABOUT A MONTH AGO. Now I’m working at my local comics store/move rentals place! It’s pretty rad and pays actual money. :D
AS FOR HANK COMICS ~ S.W.O.R.D. 1-5 is the best comic ever to be prematurely cancelled, with him playing sidekick to his flawless lady, Abigail Brand. Everyone should read it everywhere. Collected in trade as X-Men - S.W.O.R.D.: No Time To Breathe! BUY IT. ~ His hanging-out-with-Molly-Hayes story in the Uncanny X-Men: Heroic Age one-shot is one of the few things Matt Fraction’s wrote that I like, and prolly features Steven Sanders’s best art of him yet published! Issue also features a Hope story by Jamie McKelvie, though the Scott story is best skipped (awful Whilce Portacio art will make that easier) ~ I have a massive affection for his run in Amazing Adventures 11-17, when he first became blue. Steve Englehart late wrote him again in Avengers starting in #137 (DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THAT ISSUE AT LEAST), but I’ve only read the first arc of that because most of it’s uncollected. (i really want to read the ones where patsy waltzes in all “HEY HANK YOU OWE ME A FAVOR AND I WANT TO BE A SUPERHERO, HOW ABOUT YOU MAKE ME HELLCAT”) ~ X-Men: Endangered Species is a story focusing on Hank’s obviously unsuccessful efforts to reverse M-Day. It’s kind of an ethically trying time for him, especially with Dark Beast coming around and pushing him to his limits. Not exactly an easy one, but I rather enjoyed it.
there are probably a million others not coming off the top of my head but those are the ones that i’ve gravitated toward the most
i have a question, if i follow some and write them a question can another person who isnt following him see his answer(lets say they follow me) or only if they go to my page.?? ?> :) thanks
oh yeah sorry i haven’t gotten to this
Near as I can tell, unless you have some other way of keeping track of someone else’s tumblr (like an rss feed, or if they crosspost to twitter etc), there’s no real way to tell to be notified whether or not a question has been answered. They’d have to either follow the person it was asked to, or just keep an eye on their tumblr until they see it.