All tagged character study
optimisticDuelist joins Kate to talk about Dirk and Jake’s relationship. Topics: Sigma’s feet. Dirkjake as a core romantic arc. Love without understanding. Christianity and the alphas. Suffering through the epilogues. Your impact on canon. The persistence of ideology and how we replicate power structures. Faith.
Floral joins Kate to talk about Jade Harley. Topics: Service to the narrative. Space as isolation. Action girls. Jade’s contrast with Homestuck’s other female characters. Calliope vs. Davepeta. Jade in the epilogues. Polyamory. Fairness.
James returns to discuss the number one good boy in Homestuck. Highlights: Kate can't pronounce "Billie Eilish." Gamzee (crucified). Moira Overwatch. Law & Order. Freestyling. Uncle Dirk. Still a white guy! Stuffing vs. dressing.
Aysha and optimisticDuelist join a grouchy Kate for a roundtable on Dirk Strider. Topics: Misandry. Catharsis. Foreshadowing of Dirk’s descent in Homestuck proper. Terepy Pipes. Ultimate selves. X-Men. Perspectives on Dirkjake. Ikuhara. Transphobia. “Redemption arcs.” Hiveswap Act 2. Tyzias. AU fic. Doc Scratch and misogyny, Whistles: The Starlight Calliope.
Kate welcomes first guest Sam back to the show to discuss The Homestuck Epilogues. Topics include Rose and Roxy’s relationships to their aspects, content warnings, metanarrative callbacks, Vriska (LET ME IN!), being a depressed 20-something, and hopes for the future.
Cro, Kate and Sis discuss Meenah and Aranea. Subjects include the Fallout series, Snowbound Blood, Beforan society, Karkalicious, Aranea’s poetic irrelevance, roleplay, and more.
Aysha documents Kate’s descent into Eridan-liking madness. Topics include FRIENDSHIP, Dammek, a Shape of Water AU, Shrek, Dualscar’s cancellation, March Eridan and identity (yes really), the pinnacle of Equius achievement, normie birthday parties where you’re not allowed to talk about Homestuck, mind palaces, Murrit, and an Erisol fic challenge.
Pip and Paige talk Jake in part two of a two-part episode. Topics include gender conformity, Dirk (oh, here we go), Caliborn, gnostic symbolism, his family relationship to Jade, and Fedorafreak.
Pip and Paige talk Jake in part one of a two-part episode. Topics include the many red herrings of his introduction, neurodivergence, wishing, the Neverending Story, and not Eridan.
Cro joins Kate for a discussion on the dancestors (well, ten of them) and their impact on Homestuck. We roast Kankri a lot. Take however much you were expecting us to do that and understand this: It’s more than that. We also talk about disability issues in Homestuck, katabasis, the author insert as an unreliable narrator, and can’t bring ourselves to care about Horuss.
Dani joins Kate for a character study on Roxy Lalonde. Topics include a new contender for worst intro, alcohol, Void, Kate getting roasted for being old, depictions of motherhood, flawed teenagers and their big teen problems, Rose and Dave, the age-old question “is Homestuck good?", our one shared brain cell, transness through the lens of Homestuck and Roxy’s canon green gf.
Nell joins Kate for a character study on Kanaya. Topics also include Kate meeting a dude, Eridan again (ugh), auspisticism, authorial care vs. scorn, and the Mom Zone.
Writer Aysha U. Farah and Kate discuss Karkat’s story, character, and relationships. Topics include Eridan, anger, breaking out of societal bounds, what the Blood aspect means, Eridan again(??), and leprechaun romance.
Eromancery joins Kate for a discussion of clownery. Topics include just why clowns are sexy, AN ACTUAL IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF IRL JUGGALO LORE, and Dad Egbert.
Chelsea joins Kate for a discussion of Terezi Pyrope. Topics include guilt, licking walls, ASMR, “you don’t need him,” internal emptiness, and John Mulaney.
Arch joins Kate to discuss Dirk and what his narrative means for the ultimate self. Topics include Lil’ Hal, denizens, aspirational roleplay, queer isolation, and the morals of creating Lord English.
Xtine returns to the podcast for the long-awaited Vriska episode. Topics include luck, societal conditioning, depression, Tavros (oh no), Vriska’s alternate self as an expression of self-loathing, John and Vriska as foils, and Vriska and Terezi’s love story.
Austin joins the podcast for a discussion on Boldir, Caliborn, and eating dangerously.
Becca joins the podcast for a discussion on Calliope. Topics include epilogue and Hiveswap speculation, Callie as a respectful portrayal of fandom, cherub gender, Homestuck as a superhero story, the Ring of Life, what it means to be a muse, and lime blood.