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> Read Homestuck.:

> Introduce Liveblog.

Greetings, everyone! It's TV Tropes's resident computer hardware (not software, even if he tells you otherwise), Color Printer! I'm here liveblogging an epic for the ages: A Webcomic/Interactive Fiction/Flash game masterpiece called Homestuck. This is done mostly blind: I've only gone less than maybe .005% into the story.

So let's jump right in!

> Begin Liveblog.

So we begin with our hero: a young boy, 13 years old. It's his birthday, today, April 13. Today, he'll be given a name! How totally not weird at all!

> Enter name.

ZOOSMELL POOPLORD? TRY AGAIN, SMARTASS. Fine! Jeez. But hey, I didn't choose it, you did.

> Try again.

John Egbert? Ding! I liked Zoosmell better. At least John seems happy about it.

> Examine room.

So our hero's name is JOHN, it's his BIRTHDAY, and there's a bunch of CAKES around in his room. By the way, he has a variety of INTERESTS, including a passion for REALLY TERRIBLE MOVIES, computer programming skills (but he's NOT VERY GOOD AT IT), and PARANORMAL LORE. He's also an AMATEUR MAGICIAN. Oh, and he likes to play GAMES sometimes. CAPITAL WORDS are IMPORTANT!

> John: Quickly retrieve arms from drawer.

Oh...um...What a totally-not-arbitrarily-random idea! Well, John does have no visible arms. Sad but true.

Oops! Our ARMS are in our MAGIC CHEST. Well, aren't we silly? Oh, and we're called pooplord. Oh, so you can say it, but it's not a proper name for a young boy?

> Remove CAKE from MAGIC CHEST.

But...cake...what?

Oh! The cake's on top of the chest, and we remove it for him and put it on his BED. Apparently, we wield some power in this world. Neat.

> John: Quickly retrieve arms from MAGIC CHEST.

John retrieves his FAKE ARMS (oh.) from the chest, which he uses for HILARIOUS ANTICS.

We CAPTCHALOGUE them in our SYLLADEX, but...um..that doesn't mean much to us right now. But hey, there's other stuff in this chest!

> John: Examine contents of chest.

In here you keep an array of humorous and mystical ARTIFACTS, each one a devastating weapon in the hands of a SKILLED MAGICIAN or a CUNNING PRANKSTER.

You are neither of these things.

lol u so funny

Among the ARTIFACTS are: TWO (2) FAKE ARMS [CURRENTLY CAPTCHALOGUED IN YOUR SYLLADEX], ONE (1) PAIR OF TRICK HANDCUFFS, ONE (1) STUNT SWORD, ONE (1) MAGICIAN'S HAT, ONE (1) PAIR OF BEAGLE PUSS GLASSES, SEVERAL (~) SMOKE PELLETS, SEVERAL (~) BLOOD CAPSULES, and ONE (1) COPY OF COLONEL SASSACRE'S DAUNTING TEXT OF MAGICAL FRIVOLITY AND PRACTICAL JAPERY, and ONE (1) COPY OF HARRY ANDERSON'S "WISE GUY", BY MIKE CAVENEY.

Yikes. We don't need all that stuff right now. Let's just get some smoke pellets.

> John: Captchalogue smoke pellets.

We put one of the SMOKE PELLETS on one of our CAPTCHALOGUE CARDS in our SYLLADEX. No idea what that means, but at least we know how to say...what we don't understand.

We have two empty CAPTCHALOGUE CARDS remaining, whatever the heck that means.

> John: Equip fake arms.

Oops! We can't use those. They're underneath the smoke pellets in our sylladex, you see. It apparently works like a stack; in order to use them, we have to use the smoke pellets first.

Well then.

Only 10 pages in, and already things are...interesting.

We're in for a wild ride, folks.

> End post.

 
 2 Wicked 223, Wed, 22nd Sep '10 8:08:47 PM from Death Star in the forest
Oh hell yes.

This liveblog's going to get really long, really fast if you keep up that format. Just saying.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Yeah, I'll probably just write it paragraph-style and turn it into more of a story.

Or what do you guys suggest?
 
 4 orngjce 223, Wed, 22nd Sep '10 8:52:30 PM from inside the fridge
small orange box
React whenever the story takes a shocking swerve, don't comment on every page. tongue Also comment on all the flash pages while you're at it because they are all shocking swerves and also awesome.

But I'm glad /someone/ is reading Homestuck. Because it is made of sheer awesome.
"There is no process. Ideas are constant. Execution is what takes time and concentration." - Andrew Hussie
 5 Gelzo, Wed, 22nd Sep '10 8:52:52 PM from the vault
Gerald Zosewater
Wow... I love Homestuck, but it seems like it would be a bad choice for a liveblog. Not only because it's long, but because fans already have made every kind of commentary and interpretation one could think of.

Hell, you could probably mine quotes from the forums and put together a decent liveblog.

Also, there's enough self-referential humor in it that I think a liveblog would be a little redundant.

But hey, if you have fun with it and other people want to read it, don't let me stop you.
Ruining everything forever.
I want Kat's glasses!
Also, the Arms command is not actually random, it's a callback to AH's earlier works (back when it was random).
They Called Me Mad!! I decided to show them all; but when I looked on my works, oh mighty, I despaired: for it made me realize they were right.
If you don't mind a little bit of advice. . .

Most of the people who are going to be reading your liveblog are already familiar with the media. And for those that aren't, no recap, no matter how thorough, is going to be able to capture the feeling of actually experiencing it for yourself.

What's fun about reading liveblogs (especially a blind run) is seeing how the blogger reacts to the story, and seeing what kind of off-the-wall speculation they can come up with. We already know where we stand on the story. Show us what you think of it.

Or, to put it more simply: Less "this happened, then he did this, and then this" and more "HOLY SHIT did he just really do that WTF!!!"

edited 23rd Sep '10 6:30:13 AM by Theoneknownasme

 
 8 Ajbcool, Thu, 23rd Sep '10 6:35:23 AM from Here, obviously.
The Omnibot
Heh should be an entertaining read though. Definitely adding to list.
Defiler of Shops
I will so be reading this. As soon as you can catch me up on those 12- Oh wait this is blind.
Soul is ugly.
 10 Wicked 223, Fri, 1st Oct '10 3:21:12 PM from Death Star in the forest
Any signs of life out there?
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
 11 blakyoshi 7, Sun, 3rd Oct '10 8:39:37 PM from the Bone Dragon Pit
I'm a secret character!
Beware, I live.
Grabbing is where you must begin

Shaking for treasure from within

Throwing far is how to win!
Mechanoid Soldier
Alas, poor Homestuck liveblog. I knew it, Horatio.

It was a liveblog of infinite jest.
(◕ ヮ ◕)ノ
 13 Gelzo, Tue, 23rd Nov '10 1:28:58 AM from the vault
Gerald Zosewater
Yeah. Didn't think it would last.
Ruining everything forever.
Defiler of Shops
I guess you died right after posting that?
Soul is ugly.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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