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you’re a true texan now, i am so proud
Sheds a single tear. Finally, I am home.
Summary: Wherein Rose Lalonde, up-and-coming author and urban recluse, receives an unexpected telephone call from her friend Dave Strider to discuss a possible new ally in their struggle to unearth and publicize the shadowy danger that is slowly consuming their world. Alpha Timeline Fluff, set about a week after The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship. (1,750 words)
Note: This fic was written for Cotton Candy Bingo Round One in response to the prompt: keys.
(FYI, Cotton Candy Bingo Round Two is now open. Get a card, write lots of fluff!)
Veritas vos liberabit
Red pulsed in the corner of Rose’s vision, and she reached over to lift her telephone from its mount on her kitchen wall. “Hello, Dave. Have you missed my voice so badly that you’re willing to risk extra contact, or is there some other reason for this call?”
"You know, just once you could pretend not to know it’s me," Dave grumbled at the other end of the line.
Rose smiled, phone tucked neatly between her jaw and shoulder and spiral cord swaying in an aesthetically pleasing arc as she returned to stirring her half-cooked pasta. The elbow noodles tumbled around the pot in a swirl of simmering water, flavored by a dash of garlic, salt and oil. “Caller ID is rapidly gaining popularity. Get used to your lack of anonymity.”
"Nah, I’ll just shift even more onto the net," Dave said. "But I gotta point out that knowing the caller is one thing. Picking up before the phone gets out a single peep is a whole ‘nother flavor of taco sauce. Let the ringer have a moment to shine once in a while, give it some lines, a chance at a supporting actor trophy."
"You have no respect for my aura of mystique," Rose said. "I’m hurt, Dave. Can’t you let a woman practice her dark majjyyks in peace?"
"Somebody’s gotta make sure you don’t get hooked, slide down that slippery slope all the way into Fluthlu’s warm embrace of tentacly goodness. Guess who got saddled with taking that hit. First two don’t count."
Rose laughed. “Ia, Cthulhu ftaghn!”
i think it’s in the same way people refer to an “anime fandom”? like because it’s in a different language the number of english speakers who watch it is low enough that it’s no longer just straight up pop culture, it’s a “fandom.”
That does make sense. Tho mostly I’ve perceived, from people in the anime fandom, that folks tend to split up into fandoms of different shows. Since anime as a “genre” has so many subgenres, people’s tastes tend to vary widely? But I suppose “varying tastes” doesn’t have to negate the existence of an overarching fandom.
in summary you have a good point.
wait what did i do i dont remember giving you guidance
I wrote a desperate call for help on here and you gave me the Superheroes idea!
Ugh I finally figured out a vague idea of my Ladystuck plot and it’s due in two weeks
thx very much to Anna for helping me figure that out
tehstripe said: why not both? (ot3imeanwhat)
That… too… now that you mention it. What would that be called? Ichtrinabbie?
God dammit all of you on my dash discussing Homestuck Hogwarts house headcanons.
I don’t want to barge in on someone else’s conversation so here’s how I sort them today:
Gryffindor: Dave, Jade, Jake, Tavros, Nepeta, Vriska
Hufflepuff: John, Roxy, Karkat, Kanaya, Feferi
Slytherin: Dirk, Terezi, Gamzee, Eridan
Ravenclaw: Rose, Jane, Aradia, Sollux, Equius(? who even knows about Equius)
More specific opinions on what these kids value underneath the cut
TY FRIEND I am so proud of it
tehstripe said: I am laughing at this, it’s not even sound on a biological level.
I know, right? I just don’t even know what the fuck.
pardonm3 said: I unfortunately knew a guy who kept spouting this theory at me in an effort to get in my pants.
Ugh x3000, like. Seriously? Luckily this girl didn’t seem skeezy, just phenomenally puffed up about her intellect while also saying shit that made absolutely no sense. And therefore kind of hilarious?
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