SbIUsedToKnow wrote: ↑Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:00 pm"It hasn't been written yet" seems like an extremely silly way of attempting to dodge criticism.TH4NK YOU B3N wrote: ↑Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:14 pmThey didn't skip it. It hasn't been written yet. You know about SU criticals? They're like "Why haven't you addressed X yet? Don't they realize that Rose Quartz did a problematic?" and then later Steven Universe does. In another episode. You sound like that.
First of all, the Epilogues are a finished work of text. Whey were all dropped in one piece, with no indication there would be sequel/prequel.
https://www.homestuck.com/epilogues/meat/43they will believe they are on a quest to retrieve a wife and rescue a friend. but they will discover their true mission is of much greater cosmic significance than they imagined. the seer is firmly in the thrall of the prince and will not easily be pried away. and as regards the heir, though resuscitation remains a theoretical possibility for those still striving for it, the truth of his role is it has reached a greater sense of narrative finality than any of his allies will bring themselves to admit. his influence over canon has come to an end, as has this particular story. his ultimate sacrifice was made to put the missing keystone in place and avert the supreme dissipation of all that shall be considered to hold truth, relevance, and essentiality.
https://www.homestuck.com/epilogues/candy/41The thoughts in her powerful brain race. What will they name the planet? How long will it take for the ship to arrive? Once the new race has established an advanced enough civilization thousands of years from now, who will the lucky kids be? The ones who get the chance to play what will arguably be the most important session in the history of Sburb?
These are big-ass sequel hooks. If those weren't sequel hooks, I wouldn't know what was.
And with a hint of a sequel, there is a hint of a redemption arc. Of things not going exactly as other characters plan them to, especially not the plans of the narrators, because in their arrogance they are fallible. "Boy golly! I sure hope Dave kills me like I deserve!" Fuck no. "I'm so glad Egbert has perished so he can't ruin my plans." Nah.
You see, as long as you keep living, things can always get better. Circumstances change as the story goes on. There's no happy endings in real life. "Oh, because life is miserable and everything sucks?" No. It's because death is never happy.
https://www.homestuck.com/story/7507DAVE: rose we dont have fuckin "arcs" we are just human beings
In real life, everything happens so much. It keeps happening, you could say. And you'll either die or get back on your feet. And you've been resilient so far, right?
I mean, there's geopolitical crises and war and poverty and illness, but if we're talking on the scale of a bad breakup? One where nobody is financially dependent? You'll fall in and out of love with someone again. It's not a big deal.
Of course, I can't convince you that you should've liked the epilogues. Despite all the heavy-handedness of these narrators who won't stop giving exposition, it's not spelled out that the endless cycle of despair is also the cycle of hope. idk.
also, i think it's pretty wild that you'd consider questioning one's gender in Steven Universe to be "bad writing." yeah, the show with the nonbinary lesbians? wouldn't it be wildly off track if there were nonbinary characters in it? i know you're smarter than this.