heroamongassassins

heroamongassassins:

Eh like how are they all ok with the game program controlling real life (John mostly)and I’m still confused about all the machines that John has been using in his house. Plus what are all the trolls I’ve been seeing all over the place about. OH! And what is with the people in the desert? Are they supposed to be us or something?

  • Yeah that still confuses me tbh, haha, I think it’s just one of the many things you gotta roll with. Oh, you guys aren’t even phased by this program just allowing players to see and mess around with other players’ surroundings? Okay. I’ve always thought that maybe in their universe it’s not that weird? idk.
  • The machines that came out of the game? Yes, those are confusing. The main purpose of all of them is to make things. Making things is a very important part of the game. It is however a long and involved process that isn’t super important to the plot. But if you’re interested in knowing, I’ll explain it. If not, move on to the next bullet point. I think John walked through this process in act one, but it went kind of fast with little explanation, so it’s easy to get lost. First you have the Cruxtruder, that serves as a countdown timer, a thing to store the player’s kernelsprite (for some reason?), but mostly what it does is makes cylinder building blocks, cruxite dowels. You take them, one at a time, to the Totem Lathe, to get them carved. But it’s not a manual machine, it needs instructions on how to carve it, and those instructions come from a punched card. As you may remember, John was given a pre-punched card along with the machines. So you put in the card, press a button probably, and then it carves the totem. Next, you take the totem to the Alchemiter, where the totem is scanned, and makes the thing that was on the punched card you put in, provided you have enough grist. And that’s… the basics of Sburb Alchemy!
  • The trolls will show up in a little while. Don’t you worry about them, not until they show up.
  • The people in the desert aren’t meant to represent the reader, but they are important to the story. That’s as much as I think I can say on that matter.

Does that help?

heroamongassassins

heroamongassassins:

Can someone explain to me what Homestruck is all about? I’m almost done with Act II (I think) and I’m pretty confused right now.
Please keep it simple (I’ll get lost easily) and no spoilers please!

I want to say you should have the basics down by now if you’re in act two, but honestly with homestuck? I’m not really surprised, it can be a little hard to follow for beginners. If you’re still looking for help getting things cleared up, I’d be happy to try and give you some answers! Could you tell me what is it exactly you’re confused about?