wings of hope
wings of hope
happy taiyaki dan
he is transparent uwu
— Complete Deobfuscation of Rose’s Text!!! —
WE DID IT! WE CLEANED IT UP!!!?!
I still can’t believe it. That reddit suggestion for singling out the parts of it that were exactly the text color of Rose within a threshold was good, but I thought they could have done a better job of typing over it, and it turns out you could get a VERY precise account of certain letters whether or not their pixels overlapped with the white in the background! Building on our initial theorywork, I merged every frame of the gif, used some text filters, then got the help of the MSPA Clubhouse Chat to figure out the words that fit without violating the pixels and: BLAM. Two hours later, look at this beautiful, beautiful thing.
(We’re probably going to get the other side of this log in a few days and it’ll all have been for nothing :P )
Thanks to LegendaryQ, whitehelm, Zircean, CyclopsCaveman, and slovenlysine/Brumathan (the latter’s their forum name), and I believe I’ve shown I’ve done enough work myself too. :)
a karkat this time
i figure he was one of the last to be orphaned, so he still maintains a high level of awareness.
literally one of the coolest things hussie has done hhhHH
I really do gotta point out I had the same “aaaa” moment watching this that I did watching Cascade.
As in, wow, holy shit, this is what sequential art can do.
Homestuck is literally, literally breaking panels and moving in and out of them. I mean haha, yes, it’s funny as hell and LOL meta and all that. But holy shit does this get me excited about comics.
comics no longer have to be still
comics no longer have to be quiet
comics can do whatever the fuck they want
And I think in the end, after we’ve all set our horns on the shelf and our godtier shirts aside, THAT is what Homestuck’s overall legacy is going to be. It BROKE comics. And made them better. I seriously hope people are studying its effect and will put it in goddamn studies because WOW.
GOD I LOVE COMICS
GOD I LOVE SEQUENTIAL ART
THEY PLAYED GOLD PILOT!
FINALLY THEY FOUND A PLACE FOR THAT BEAUTIFUL SONG IN HOMESTUCK.
I made OTP M&Ms because I’m a huge gay.