finally got off my butt and finished reading #homestuck
I feel... I dunno, I guess it's just that weird emptiness you feel when you finish reading a book and there's no more to read
you spend so long immersing yourself in this story and knowing and thinking and feeling these characters and arcs
you laugh and cry and love and hate and a part of yourself becomes dedicated to this story and then...
the story is gone, and it's back to our normal lives. no more of it taking up space in your brain
and yet, the story isn't really gone, is it?
it's still there, everything is always there. even when the plot comes to an end, the story and the world and the characters all continue existing
not in any "real" ongoing sense, of course, but more in the way that they continue influencing you and keep being a part of you. the stories and the characters all carry on in your memories
it's more obvious if you're into fanfics, but they never really stop being there just because you reached the end
@ECrownofFire I KNOW it doe5n't really go away either, on5 the 5tory i5 done. I 5till think about thing5 in term5 of cla55pect5 & quadrant5 & if it'5 le55 pre5ent than you want it to be you can alway5 play Hive5wap or, you know, make an alt account on thi5 in5tan5 (we have auto-quirk!)
@ECrownofFire Fortunately, I wa5 a coauthor of the I Like Home5tuck Project, & (in ca5e you're 5till intere5ted) we did deep dive5 into 5ome of the cla55pect5. http://ilikehome5tuckproject.tumblr.com/tagged/cla55pect
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@craftyWordsmith huh, I'll take a look at that (after fixing the url :p)
though one MAJOR thing that changed the outlook of classpects was the whole like, the thing alt!callie mentioned about the ah... I forget the exact wording but it was something about the ultimate realization of all aspects being that embracing of all alternate selves and such. it was really interesting though