magicexpandedmultiverse:

This week on The War of the Wheel, the Dual-Walkers call their commanders to report on the war’s progress, but tensions between the commanders flare and in the background lurks a presence perhaps more fearful even than the Dual-Walkers themselves…

This is the second day in a row that my neighbour has mowed his lawn. Same neighbour. Same lawn. I don’t get suburbanites.

In cooperation with law enforcement agents as well as private partners around the world, Wizards stopped a substantial volume of counterfeit cards from entering the market by locating the manufacturing source in China. A Shenzhen-based printing company was determined to be the source of counterfeit cards that popped up in sample quantities in some markets. That company and its key foreign sales representatives ultimately complied with Wizards of the Coast’s demands, cooperated with the investigation, and ceased all infringing activity.

Capitalism is incredible.

dr-eww:

stormingtheivory:

For the record, I’d say the most successful post-Homestuck hypercomics are Prequel Adventure and Ava’s Demon. They’ve taken TOTALLY different parts of Homestuck and made it their own in a way that appreciates the structural content rather than simply aping the retro game aesthetic.

Btw ava’s demon wasn’t influenced by homestuck. The artist has been planning this comic roughly 5-6 years ago and started rolling it up for everyone to read in 2012. Just because homestuck is crazy popular and all and the homestuck fandom roughly discovered Ava’s demon does not mean it is a post-homestuck comic.

I really question both A. the remarkably fervent declarations from Ava’s Demon fans that there’s no connection between these two comics (like wow people are defensive about this) and B. the idea that there’s no possible way Homestuck could ever have possibly influenced the form this comic took.

I mean the other person even was like “Hey just because she did a bunch of Homestuck fan art doesn’t mean she was influenced by Homestuck in any way!!!” which like… I didn’t even know about until that helpful anon pointed it out so that’s pretty hilarious in and of itself, but either way does nothing to persuade me that there’s definite no influence whatsoever at all nope no way.

Like I was writing Storming the Ivory Tower before I read Homestuck. Was I planning it years before I ran into Homestuck? Sure. Does this mean there’s no possible way that Homestuck has influenced me? I can tell you straight up that it does not.

We draw on the intellectual technologies around us, and those who consume our works fundamentally see our texts communicating with one another. Thems the breaks.

malefica-anima:

stormingtheivory:

For the record, I’d say the most successful post-Homestuck hypercomics are Prequel Adventure and Ava’s Demon. They’ve taken TOTALLY different parts of Homestuck and made it their own in a way that appreciates the structural content rather than simply aping the retro game aesthetic.

I personally thank you for this post, because I had never heard of Prequel Adventure, before, and now I’m reading it and I totally love it.

Just wait till you get to some of the really weird experimental stuff and some of the actual minigames and so on. It’s really taking the format in an interesting direction. If Ava’s Demon is emphasizing the animation aspects, this is emphasizing the video game aspects. It’s divergent hypercomics evolution BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

So yeah glad I could share that

Tags: Hypercomics

serenescientist:

stormingtheivory:

In full disclosure when I read “ally” I interpret it as “someone who I can seduce into sin” so my perception of the whole “allies” thing is maybe somewhat different from other queer folk.

I’m kind of like the borg, but with gay stuff.

We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness our own, if you know what I mean ;) ;) ;)

That.

Is glorious.

I would have never thought of a joke like that, but I might just tell it to seduce people now.

Sam, I owe you a great debt for this service you have rendered.

Would it destroy your admiration if I admitted that as cool as I think the Borg are I’ve never actually seen any episodes with them? >_>

I am the fakest geek.

Just paid for the first Super Secret Thing that one of the $10 tier folks on my Patreon wants me to review. I feel so official!

Also, yes, Several People, RE: my earlier post about the remarkable number of lesbians in cartoons right now, calling Bubblegum and Marceline lesbians isn’t strictly accurate since they’re also both canonically into at least some dudes so that makes them definitely canonically bi or pansexual. So I should probably have used those terms instead. Sorry about that.

Reeeeally reading the Gems as a lesbian poly trio though. >_>

Kinda tempted to just make a big post of all the really dumb joke images that are on my desktop for no really particularly good reason…

This is Sam Destroys His Credibility Night obviously.

Ahahaha so this is my desktop right now, which y’all’re getting subjected to because serenescientist tagged me in a chain thing. Below the screenshot is the actual image that’s currently my background image because fuck yeah Metropolis!

God what a freaking disaster. Can we just not talk about the fact that there are like seven different folders with different driver versions for my touchpad from back in April when my computer broke itself in half and I had to reset everything?

And there’s Netflix for some reason.

I don’t have Netflix.

I don’t know why that’s there.

Windows 8.

Hm, whose desktops do I want to see… Serene already tagged yxoque but I’m gonna do it too! Also melissadoom and allacharade and bengiyo.

I always kind of hate these things because I always feel like it’ll be a huge insult to people who aren’t tagged so if you want to do this too please do and I’m sorry for not tagging you I’m a terrible person. T_T