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My Homestuck blog has now become a blog apparently dedicated to speculating on the internal mechanics of Andrew Hussie’s brain in order to guess when the final upd8 may occur.

It must be fucking weird to be Andrew Hussie and know that complete strangers are constantly trying to predict your actions.

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Ok, so I know that people have looked this over and Over and we're no closer to knowing when Hussie's gonna update But hear me out.

mamahersh:

True! I hadn’t thought of either of those dates. :/ Whoops! ^_^ But yeah, I’d be more inclined to add 10/25 to the list, though for some reason I fee somewhat doubtful that Hussie would update on the 1 year anniversary of the Gigapause. But he’s done stranger things, so why not?

I’m still thinking that 10/25 is more likely too. Although whether it’s conceivable to get it all done in that amount of time is another matter. It’s hard to predict something like that with an author who has done 14 hour days in the past.

The thing about the Gigapause anniversary is: we know Hussie likes anniversaries, in fact’s it’s part of the reason 4/13 became such a big deal. And whilst 16th October doens’t have huge significance in canon, it has MASSIVE significance in fandom because that’s the date you see first when you log onto MSPA for the last ten months. That’s the date people think about when they try and work out how long that final upd8 is gonna take. And Hussie is generally not oblivious to things that are significant to fandom.

On the other hand, he could just stick it online tomorrow for the hell of it. The man is a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in horse porn.

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Ok, so I know that people have looked this over and Over and we're no closer to knowing when Hussie's gonna update But hear me out.

mamahersh:

I was thinking and pondering and realised that if Mr. Hussie is thinking to update on important dates to the comic he’s got two dates this year that he could update on that I could see. (Dates in mm/dd/yy)

  1. He updates on the Alpha session anniversary: 11/11/14
  2. OR he updates 413 days after his…

What about 10/25 or on the first anniversary of the gigapause?

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donkler:

umhomestuckwhat:

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the upd8 is almost certainly going to be on 8/8 so im wondering if i can get my third read in before it happens

8/8 cos why?

http://azazelsapocrypha.tumblr.com/post/90447904418/8-reasons-why-the-final-homestuck-upd8-will-happen-on

Found this good post on it, can’t link properly because mobile

Hmm. I can see the significance of the date, I’m just wondering if there’s enough time for it to be finished by then. In terms of how big I’m guessing this update is, how many other pies Hussie has his fingers in and how long it’s all going to take, I was expecting something more like 25th October. Although obviously I’d be happier with 8/8.

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donkler:

the upd8 is almost certainly going to be on 8/8 so im wondering if i can get my third read in before it happens

8/8 cos why?

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pillowcake:

I watched cascade again

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Yeah this is definitely my favourite Paradox Space story so far.

Yeah this is definitely my favourite Paradox Space story so far.

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You know it’s a Sunday when you waste about an hour of your life and three tumblr posts on the time-space implications of Homestuck.

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Have you ever found yourself doing something and even as you’re doing it you think “this is such a waste of time, who even cares whether people get their alpha timeline versions of Dave confused with their alpha universe versions of Dave anyway?” but then somehow when you’ve done it, you feel like a massive weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

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This Alpha/Beta shit has me seriously confused now, so for my own sanity (because this kind of pedantic crap does bug me), let me sort out my thoughts. It may well be complete bullshit but I’m fairly sure this is how it is.

This is my understanding: in Homestuck, the word Alpha can be used in two contexts:

  • There are Alpha universes and Beta universes. The Beta universe is where the kids we meet in Acts 1 to 4 come from. The Alpha universe is the Post-Scratch universe from Act 6.
  • There is also an alpha timeline. Every universe has an alpha timeline, whether it’s an Alpha universe or a Beta universe. The alpha timeline is simply the one true timeline of that universe, i.e. not a doomed alternate timeline like the one where John flew off in that rocket pack to fight his denizen.
  • This is where it gets confusing. The Dave Strider who DIDN’T become Davesprite is the alpha Dave from the Beta universe. This means that (a) he is the Dave that was always supposed to be Dave in that universe and (b) nonetheless, his universe is the Beta universe.
  • Similarly with the trolls, the original trolls were the Beta trolls and the post-Scratch trolls (i.e. Karkat, Vriska et al) are the Alpha trolls. Beta always comes before Alpha.
  • All of this leads to confusing statements, such as Dave accusing John of messing with “not the alpha timeline but the ALPHA alpha timeline.” (i.e. the alpha timeline of the Alpha universe).

Not only do I want to go lie down now, I am also confused that I appear to be so interested in this.