All tagged team interview
Kate and Trace talk the sprite companions. Topics: Writing for Friendsim. Vrisrose Day. Epilogue Jane and Nannasprite’s mutual clownery. Rambunctious Crow. Bec and Jadesprite. Self-prototyping. Vriska’s motivations for prototyping Spidermom. Gamzee making things worse. Arquius, the national treasure. Tavris (oh no). Sprites in the epilogues. Mandy Hampton, a West Wing deep cut. What we’d prototype.
Free bonus for all listeners! Aysha U. Farah talks about her new novelette, Puss In Heels, available now. Topics: Catboys. Sex robots. Worldbuilding. Gay devils. Dirkjake. Old Town Road. Killing publishers.
Geezy joins Kate to discuss Homestuck’s literary legacy and writing for Friendsim. Subjects include the merit of transformative fan works, Hussie as an internet Tolkien, writing as diamond-cutting, the online production of place, Fozzer says trans rights, working for your daughter, and why Feferi is the best character in Homestuck.
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.
Hiveswap Friendsim writer Cee L. Kyle (Bronya, Zebruh, Remele, Lynera, Daraya) joins Kate to discuss rebellion, the halfway point of the Homestuck media universe, psychology at knifepoint, and the Zebruhs all around us.
Music by James Roach from the album Hiveswap Friendsim.
Dani and Hexa take on how race and racism has played out in Homestuck and its community. Subjects include those Team Special Olympics comics, the terrible boredom of White Striders, Her Imperious Condescension, colorism, and Eridan being the worst.
Hiveswap Friendsim writer Aysha U. Farah joins Kate for a discussion on the visual novel that expanded the Homestuck universe. Topics include metatextuality, complex queer characters (yes, we talk about Lanque), outsourced thinking, and the morality of a murder planet.
James Roach, Music and Sound Effects Lead for Hiveswap and composer for Hiveswap, the Friendsims and Homestuck, joins the podcast for a discussion of music in the work and what it’s like being part of the team. Topics include how to paint a portrait of Alternia in sound, Vriscourse, pronouncing Aradia, the future of Hiveswap, clownf**king, and advice for creative careers.