All in Kate Mitchell

Episode 37: Dirk F***ing Strider (w/ Aysha & optimisticDuelist)

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.

Episode 36: I Am Ascending, and It Is Terrible (w/ Cee L. Kyle)

Cee L. Kyle joins Kate to talk about the epilogues, mental health, and our community. Topics: Mob behavior. 4chan. How our actions impact the creation of independent art and survivors of abuse. Kate's personal story of growing up online. Piss Christ. Issues with Homestuck's ending. Sadstuck. The Homestuck Cinematic Universe. Trans narratives. Psychosis. Essentiality. Ownership of characters. Jane. Dirk and self-harm. Vrisrezi. Catharsis. Manic pixie dream girls.

Bonus: Post Erisol Fic On April 6

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.

Episode 24: Roxy Is Dummy Smart (w/ Dani)

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.