Fanfiction Fridays: The Ace Thing by NoBrandHero

GT: if i marry him won’t that make me your stepdad??
TG: …….
TG: youre planning on marrying my bro
GT: i don’t fucking know!!
GT: we’re dating, so it’s kind of a possibility????
TG: is he aware youre already thinking about marriage
GT: dude, shut up!
TG: nah man i think we need to get our calendars out and see about booking a minister
TG: ill draw up the invitations
TG: sweet bro and hella jeff cordially invite you to the unholy union of egbert and strider
GT: auuuugh no i don’t want to be my best friend’s stepdad!!!!!!
TG: think the word youre really lookin for here is stepbro
GT: you’re in so much denial holy shit. no wonder rose psychologically dissects you all the time.

—The Ace Thing, Chapter Six

It's been 84 years...

It’s been 84 years…

After a year-long hiatus, the unorthodox webcomic Homestuck has resumed to its semi-erratic updating schedule. Although I’m definitely not as into the series as I used to be, I’m super excited to see how the series ends—ie: hopefully without all the characters dying—and more than willing to celebrate its triumphant site-breaking return with a fic recommendation. In light of this and in light of Asexual Awareness Week, today’s fic delves not only back into the Homestuck universe, but also focuses solely on a perfectly healthy relationship between a character that is asexual and a character who is, self-admittedly, not asexual at all. Continue reading

Fanfiction Fridays: Did you need some Dirk Strider feels?

Art by Mirrorshards on tumblr

Art by Mirrorshards on tumblr

Yeah, I was going to try to not make this post about Homestuck. I really was. But we’re two weeks into the hiatus and fanfic is all that we’ve got right now, so I guess you’ll have to deal. (I promise next week will be different—this is just what happens when you let the only two homestuck writers on this blog have Fanfic Fridays posts right after the series goes on hold.)

One of the tricky things about writing serious fanfic about Homestuck is that the comic itself is always on the verge of a really ridiculous pun or sight gag. No matter how sadstuck your fic is, if you don’t somehow acknowledge this, I feel like you’re doing the source material a disservice. How do you write straight-up, feelsy-bordering-on-angst fic about a series where Juggalo aliens break the rules of space and time and where Betty Crocker is an endgame villain without losing the series’ goofy, tongue-in-cheek tone?

The answer is, apparently, by writing a story like Lacuna by TankDame.

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