karkat goes to a convention IS good

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Re: karkat goes to a convention IS good

Post by deadlyAdder » Wed May 20, 2020 8:34 pm

OrionsAscendant wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:12 pm
I can't believe I've finally given KGTAC a second opinion.

I especially can't believe I liked it so much. I've been given the runaround. It has soul. It has charm. It has the long earnest discussion of controversial choices. It has egregious amounts of property damage. The convention-goers get very engaging once you give them time. What else could you ever want?
the only thing it's missing is sharpie bath water
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Re: karkat goes to a convention IS good

Post by OrionsAscendant » Wed May 20, 2020 10:17 pm

deadlyAdder wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:34 pm
OrionsAscendant wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:12 pm
I can't believe I've finally given KGTAC a second opinion.

I especially can't believe I liked it so much. I've been given the runaround. It has soul. It has charm. It has the long earnest discussion of controversial choices. It has egregious amounts of property damage. The convention-goers get very engaging once you give them time. What else could you ever want?
the only thing it's missing is sharpie bath water
KGTAC actually ACTUALLY ends by finding out that the entire convention area is actually being slowly dipped into a sea of sharpie bath water until a single person is left alive like the Fortnite storm.

Seven thousand trizillion boonseptims are fined in damages. This leads the way to KGTAC Epilogues, where around 200k pages are spent figuring out how a convention full of Homestuck cosplayers learn how to manage a fledgling economy.
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Re: karkat goes to a convention IS good

Post by Hex Maniac Quinn » Thu May 28, 2020 3:46 am

Cole wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:04 pm
TH4NK YOU B3N wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:43 pm
I appreciate the warnings for the usage of certain words, but you didn't warn for the fatphobia stuff. I'm not sure how to feel about the fanventure but I'm only a fifth of the way to your latest update.

I mean, it's definitely well-made.
if youre talking about how some cosplayers are a bit husky, then yes, fat people exist. just look at me.
I just started it and they may be referring to Karkat being initially bewildered at the cosplayers around him and pointing out a Fat Terezi, but like... there was nothing really insulting outside of noting her as being fat. So it's like, yeah, fat people exist (add me to the list here), and it's not a slur or anything to just say that we're fat.

Edit now that I've read the full thing tonight (up to the latest update I mean): I really like it! Dig your OCs, dig the concept. I especially took to the register-lady that found Jade. Will likely remember it and try to keep up with its progress. The whole debate on the R-word kind of got me heated though. Imma spoiler-tag my rant so peeps don't need to read it.

It's not because I think Karkat acted rationally or anything (and yeah, I actually found the sudden mean, spitefulness a little more heavy-handed and blunt than I tend to expect from his character), and it's not that I don't understand Stacy's protectiveness over her brother, but DAMN. As someone who is also autistic, I would have taken issue with the way Stacy handled that situation FAR before Karkat had his little meltdown.

I would say the same to my father or anyone else having protective feelings over me the same I would say to Stacy: that when I give the all-good, then that's the all-good and all there is to say on the matter. The person who says the r-word doesn't want to change, and the person who that word most-directly effects doesn't care or otherwise doesn't want to make an issue of it, then it is NOT in your place to MAKE IT an issue, ESPECIALLY not on said person's behalf when you are, in fact, acting against their wishes and effectively inconsiderately speaking over them. If I were in Jack's position, I would have choice words to say to her and let her CONTINUE to be in her little sulk-corner to reflect on the entire debacle. I was internally begging in that moment for Jack to not be so comforting and agreeable when I certainly had other shit I would have said. Of course, I understand Jack is a character on his own and not a stand-in for all autistic people, but in all honesty, if I am to relate my experiences to him, the only things worse than having someone step over your thoughts and opinions to do the exact opposite is to have them do so in your name, out of their consideration for you. I've experienced it time and time again not just as an autistic person, but as a woman, as a queer person... the same issue tends to come up, not gonna lie. I don't care that her concern was real, only that her actions, to me, is honestly what hurt the most.

And also the most recent *stomps out sand replica of Karkat's hive* was also pretty mean of Stacy too in that Karkat seemed so affected that he was having flashbacks or something as he was building it, so there's a bit here now that I'm not vibing with on her character, which is a shame because I've really been enjoying her otherwise.


Oof, hate that that drama took up so much space though. I really don't want to start anything here - just figured this would be a place to leave my two-cents.

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