My small tale
When I first heard about homestuck, I was still well into the Hetalia fandom and all the drama was getting to me. I long proclaimed that I wouldn’t read homestuck because it was boring and long to me. So my friend told me about it. I would ask about it and he would explain it to me the best he could. He would always tell me to read it, I still refused.
After awhile, I saw a certain AMV with the song Let’s See how Far We’ve Come, I showed it to him and he finally he pushed me to read it. I got up to date in four days. I got attached to all these characters, the good, the bad and the ugly.
I was hooked.
I’ve cried more over the The Last Sermon than I have ever about a man fighting for equality. Homestuck, as a writer made me feel that story telling is truly an art full of an infinity of possibility’s. My friend and I grew closer, we laughed over jokes, shared theories and rip apart each others. We have both fanboy/fangirled at the same time. I have been opened to a world that never ceases to amaze me. Homestuck helped give me one of the closes relationships I’ve ever had because everyone bullied me in middle school and to have meet to people who are just as crazy as me, made me truly happy. I have paranoia, which can eat your mind and make you question everything until you lose lose it completely. Thanks to Homestuck I was able to focus that into theories and it helped me stop worrying about ‘Is that person trying throw something at me?’ or ‘Is there something watching me all the time?’.
The characters no matter who they are, give me a reason to care about them, love or hate. I can’t tell you how many times Homestuck has given me reasons to create something new and fresh, if I ever meet Andrew Hussie I would cry, feeling so unworthy.
Hussie, if you ever read these just know-
You created friendships
Made people get married
Bonded people from all over the world
And you’ve made this girl feel like each day is an update and you will never know what you’ll get. If there is a god, I hope it blesses you, just as much you blessed us.
Submitted by: thisnurserighthere
IMPORTANT: Mass deletion of stories on fanfiction.net
My attention was directed to this post. It looks like a pretty good explanation of what’s going on over at Fanfiction.net. OP posted her FF.net account at the bottom if anyone has any questions, or send them to her Tumblr.
Hello. As most of you avid FF readers may have figured out by now, fanfiction.net has been doing a mass purge of the site and getting rid of a lot of stories that break the rules. When one of my own stories was deleted and my account was suspended for three days, I figured it was just the site moderators going through and doing some kind of routine check. However, when I found out that more and more people were having their work deleted - in some cases, just because the summary was “inappropriate” - something told me I had to look into this. The facts about what’s really going on may surprise you.
The people in charge of this mass deletion of stories are not site moderators. They are normal users of the site like anyone else. If you go to their profiles, you’ll see that they even have work of their own. They call themselves Critics United and they basically have nothing better to do except sit around and comb through the site for any story that has some kind of minor infraction. They then post it on their forum (most seem to be on either this thread or this thread, also here) so that other members of the group can go en masse to the story and not only report it for violating the guidelines, but also bully the author via review.
It’s one thing to quietly report a story that you think has broken the rules without saying a word to the author about it. However, what these people are doing is bullying. Earlier today I screenshotted some of the reviews that they’ve been leaving on the stories they go after, and some of what they say is truly sickening.
These are only a few examples. If you browse through their forum you’ll be able to see just how intense they get. As you can see from the reviews I posted above, these people aren’t just “critics” - they are bullies. The “constructive criticism” they supposedly dole out is anything but - something tells me that true constructive critics would not use words like “shitfic” or “toxic crap.” And by posting the links to these stories in their forums, it enables everyone else in the group to go and bully these authors as well.
(Funny thing is, they complain when the authors respond to them with less-than-pleasant words. I wonder why.)
Anyway, I think something needs to be done. Critics United prides itself on being strict followers of the rules and site guidelines; however, they fail to notice that they themselves are also breaking an important rule - no bullying or harassment. Unfortunately I don’t think there’s an easy solution to this problem, seeing as there’s no way to report specific users - only block them. However, I dothink it is important for everyone to know exactly what is going on. I know a lot of people were upset by what’s been happening, and they deserve to know the truth.
If you have any questions please feel free to message me on here or on my fanfiction.net account. That’s all.
This reblog of the original post has more comments that you may or may not find useful.
IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST
Okay, so Roxie is still in need of money, and has until December 21st to raise $292.00. Also known as A FUCKTON OF MONEY.
If there is anything you can do, even spare a dollar, it would help IMMENSELY.
And her rates are really cheap!! For convenience I’ll list them all here (The original post can be found HERE):
SKETCHES ARE $3.00
SKETCHES WITH COLOR ARE $5.00
COLORED LINEART IS $15.00
COLORED LINEART W/ BACKGROUND IS $20.00
There are other people providing their services too! (Their names and commission types are located at the end of THIS POST)
If she can’t make the money on time, I’ve decided that I will pay the rest of it for her. But again, $292.00 is a FUCKTON OF MONEY. I’d like to pay less if possible, so if other people commission her I would be eternally grateful.
Whatever you can pay would help.
So please, help a friend in need!!!
now enjoy a gif of Yusuke being emotional
guys please signal boost? 8C