*dons reading daggers*

— BladekindEyewear Liveblogs P:B - Part 1 —

1:08:  Answers to the first page of Homestuck asks in my inbox

6:30:  About P:B

11:00:  Prologue Start

This video starts at the beginning and ends at Chapter 1, Page 24.

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Sorry if rude, but how do you manage to work with such cluttered desktop? There is so much everything around, even if it is somewhat grouped. Do you have some kind of work/organization method in which it helps to have everything in one place simultaneously?
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You’ll catch hints of the system in the background of my liveblog post, when it’s up. I have multiple desktops that switch with a button press, and usually use folders instead of my actual ‘desktop’ for organizing things; my actual ‘desktop’ is more someplace I can dump an image file from Homestuck temporarily so I can upload it Tumblrways and forget about it.

Man, Youtube’s video processing takes a long damn time!

I’m exporting the liveblog P1 video right now; it should be uploaded within the hour.

Screen/webcam capture test!

Everything seems to be working just fine, so I think the idea of me using this software to video-liveblog things is good to go.

I’m going to be liveblogging a webcomic, and hopefully putting up the first video later today. Which webcomic? You’ll see! :P

I can't seem to find whether or not you've mentioned this before in a theory but I was wondering about how LE escaped into The Furthest Ring. Doc Scratch mentioned that there has been many different instances of himself spanning many different universes, all of which have succeeded in summoning LE to their respective universe and allowing him to gobble the place up. I always had the idea that LE was trapped hopping from universe to universe and then he somehow escapes into The Furthest Ring.
Anonymous

Doc Scratch managed to pluck Gl’bgolyb from the Furthest Ring. However it happened, I’m sure the concepts are similar.

If not, I’m sure that /some/ iteration of Lord English would have been able to spawn itself inside a session and step outside it, for the particular purpose of wrecking shit in the Ring. Or just use one of the many portals from a universe like the trolls’ into a session, like going into one of the meteor portals backwards. I imagine that Lord English’s universe-to-universe progression is a little less a hard restriction, and more a convenience to get around the unnavigability of the Ring; just because he can chart a circle doesn’t mean he can end up in any universe he chooses “on foot”.

What ARE Lord English’s restrictions that Doc alluded to, you ask? What IS restricting his progression to some sort of orderly fashion, and how? What is he actually kept from doing?

Hell if I know.

We probably won’t understand exactly what his restrictions are until the mystery of exactly what he’s become, and how he got that way — something we’d understand better by seeing the end of his session — is answered much later in the comic.

ah, just read something in the link you listed in that last ask " he *never* tried to use it because it was “too precious to him”, which is code to me for “Gamzee’s Rage influence intentionally blinded the cherubs to the possibility of actually employing the juju halves”" so what happen when Davesprite raises the cherubs and this influence is lost? Trickster!Calmasis via Auryn lollipop? Super-Charged Alt!Calliope via Green Juju? Inverted!Muse of Space Alt!Caliborn via Red Juju? All three?
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gaaraofsburbia:

Blade,that’s bullshit. I know these are special jujus but so is Cal,and look how many times he’s been duplicated or splintered, including across a scratch.

Lil Cal does not have the same properties as the one true, all-powerful Ultimate Juju. In fact, the Ultimate Juju is probably the only object in all Paradox Space which follows the “juju rules” the cherubs set out to the letter.

Think about this: The Ultimate Juju has kept fast to a rule of singular existence so hard, that someone alchemizing its components after being given their codes by its owners — in a location completely separate in reality’s space-time, not even tied temporally to the owners’ residence except by mild circumstantial simultaneity — caused said components to VANISH INEXPLICABLY from where their owners had them stored. NO other object in Paradox Space we know of can be said to have that mystical ownership property, ESPECIALLY not Lil’ Cal.

Given that specific goddamn property, do you really think the Ultimate Juju can just be duplicated across a scratch to result in two of them? This is Paradox Space’s equivalent of the Megaton Key we’re talking about.

bladekindeyewear:

While you’re right to recognize the Rage bit (something I hope the rest of you noticed when you read Caliborn saying that), the branched timeline containing alt!Calliope probably wouldn’t have those juju halves readily available.

The artifact is too special to have been duplicated by the scratch; someone would have had to come in with them to voluntarily ‘give’ to the cherubs, via ownership rules. Gamzee probably had a source for them, and/or they ended up serendipitously in that particular place via other means and forces.

uu: A JuJu CAN NEVER BE TRuLY COPIED. 
uu: IF TWO APPEAR TO EXIST. SuCH AS ONE IN REALITY AND ONE IN YOuR DREAMS. 
uu: IT IS ONLY AN ILLuSION. EITHER NEVER TRuE. OR SOON TO BE CORRECTED. 
uu: THERE CAN ONLY EVER BE ONE. 

Lil’ Cal can have temporary duplicates; it’s just a puppet with access to a soul stuffed in it, with a complicated temporal trek governed by the intentional broad-stage manipulations of a Lord of Time. The Ultimate Juju, however, by the fact that it disappeared and moved rather than being realchemized, almost assuredly has a singular and non-duplicated path through reality.

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Fresh from Hussie's twitter (by which I mean 8 hours ago as of writing); the limebloods "will be addressed more in the game than in hs".
ah, just read something in the link you listed in that last ask " he *never* tried to use it because it was “too precious to him”, which is code to me for “Gamzee’s Rage influence intentionally blinded the cherubs to the possibility of actually employing the juju halves”" so what happen when Davesprite raises the cherubs and this influence is lost? Trickster!Calmasis via Auryn lollipop? Super-Charged Alt!Calliope via Green Juju? Inverted!Muse of Space Alt!Caliborn via Red Juju? All three?
Anonymous

While you’re right to recognize the Rage bit (something I hope the rest of you noticed when you read Caliborn saying that), the branched timeline containing alt!Calliope probably wouldn’t have those juju halves readily available.

The artifact is too special to have been duplicated by the scratch; someone would have had to come in with them to voluntarily ‘give’ to the cherubs, via ownership rules. Gamzee probably had a source for them, and/or they ended up serendipitously in that particular place via other means and forces.

Another anon here. I can picture villain Tavros, but the motives you list just don't seem plausible for his character? Tavros isn't Peter Pan, his personality is different. He seems far too considerate of other people's feelings and resentful towards the way Vriska does things. It's hard to imagine he'd go straight to a similar way of being. But villainous brainwashed Tavros I can totally get behind.
Anonymous

In terms of “brainwashing”, you may not get much better than an inversion-inducing ultimate artifact.

To quibble on a point of yours a bit, Tavros isn’t much like Peter Pan because Peter Pan was always a fully realized Page of Breath, ostentatious about the fact to the point that he frequently overembraces his role. Tavros was always a barely realized at all Page of Breath.

But as for the motives not fitting with Tavros’s “personality”, keep in mind that inversion so far has been correlated with dramatic personality shifts. Is alive!Aradia’s personality consistent with that of dead!Aradia? Is sober!Gamzee’s with that of high!Gamzee? Jane’s with evil!Jane? Even darkening-but-not-yet-Grimdark Rose Lalonde and Seer-like early Jade Harley underwent personality changes as they inverted/uninverted strongly enough for their friends to catch on and lampshade said changes. If Tavros loses an arm to the black half of a cursor juju, I wouldn’t be shocked if you saw an immediate quirk change on his behalf.