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"Men have crafted many stories out of symbols risen from the abyss of consciousness...without necessarily knowing what they were doing, as they floundered around for some truth...

Despite themselves, they would for however briefly cross through a ray of light...Because of the symbols.

The symbols hold all the power."

-Acclaimed Poet, Writer and Prophetic-Wizardress, Rose Lalonde


I’m optimisticDuelist, the Heir of Hope. Smug furry scholar, at your service.

Homestuck’s greatest strength is carrying the depth to carry sustained and prolonged conversation. I present new perspectives on the comic that are interesting and compellingly presented enough to prompt interesting ongoing conversation, and try to help provide a platform to help that conversation grow.

I’m also working to make it easier to join that conversation, using lore videos to make it easier to understand Homestuck’s content in a more holistic, thorough way. My research into Homestuck’s themes in this respect have also colored my readings of other stories, including Undertale/DeltaruneDark Souls, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and lots of other stuff I just haven’t talked about yet.

My best work on Homestuck has covered Dirk,Jane,Spades Slick and Bec Noir,Gamzee,Dave and Karkat,Jade and Davepeta (this one could use some edits),Classpects,Gnosticism, Trickster Mode, The Neverending Story,Earthbound,The Light Aspect as a symbol for Romance,the Nature of Act 7 (my first large essay on Homestuck, and one Andrew Hussie proved entirely correct by describing Homestuck as a “metatheological thesis” in his Washington Post Interview), and more.

All told, I believe the body of essay and video work I’ve provided through the support of my incredible Patrons so far presents a rather complete foundation for a new way of reading and understanding Homestuck’s plot, themes, and characters from the ground up. If that’s a conversation you’re interested in joining and helping to grow and influence, my Patreon is the best way to do so.

If you can’t hop on the Patreon for whatever reason but still want to help me expand what I do, consider doing something a lot more important: Let friends you think would be interested in seeing Homestuck revisited this way know. There’s a lot of people out there who used to care about Homestuck, and I want to reach them. I think we all have a lot of fun stuff to talk about.

Til then,
Keep Rising.

Tiers
Exile
$1 or more per fully edited & produced video
==> Patrons get access to the Discord server + can invite one friend.


==> Patrons get access to one vote on every poll to decide the next video.


 ==>Early viewing! Get access to videos early on Discord and Patreon so they can be discussed and considered ahead of the full release.  

Includes Discord rewards
Consort
$3 or more per fully edited & produced video
 ==> Patrons get access to the Discord server.

==> Patrons get access to one vote on every poll to decide the next video.

 

==>Invite up to two friends to the server with you! Each friend will also get a vote on videos.

Sprite
$5 or more per fully edited & produced video
==>Access to all drafts for Homestuck: Explained pieces.


==>Invite up to four friends to the server with you! Each friend will also get a vote on videos.


==>Get your name listed on the credits at the end of each video! 

Includes Discord rewards
Troll
$10 or more per fully edited & produced video
All prior rewards, PLUS:


==>Invite up to 11 friends to the server! Each friend will get a vote on videos, too.

Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$15 or more per fully edited & produced video
==> Get access to drafts for both Homestuck: Explained and Homestuck: Analyzed, which is much longer, messier, and more likely to embarass me.


==> Invite up to 15 friends to the Discord!

Includes Discord rewards
Co-Player
$20 or more per fully edited & produced video
All prior rewards, PLUS:


==>Invite up to 24 friends to the discord. 

Includes Discord rewards
God Tier
$50 or more per fully edited & produced video

All prior rewards, PLUS:


==>Invite up to 50 friends to the Discord!


+


==>  As a special thank you for helping the channel really take flight, you’ll receive a one-time set of fully original, gorgeously illustrated, limited edition 2019 optimisticDuelist pins.


Please do not choose this tier unless you are extremely financially stable. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
81% complete
Regular Patron-Only Streams, probably covering other non-Homestuck things like anime, games, and whatever else comes to mind. Hosted on either Twitch or a Youtube side-channel--not yet decided. Content showcased will be up to Patron vote.

[I]ntermission Podcast with Kate “Overwatch” Gam8lingant. First subject will be the upcoming essays on Rose and Vriska. This one’s already in the works, but it can be done faster and better with more funding.
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"Men have crafted many stories out of symbols risen from the abyss of consciousness...without necessarily knowing what they were doing, as they floundered around for some truth...

Despite themselves, they would for however briefly cross through a ray of light...Because of the symbols.

The symbols hold all the power."

-Acclaimed Poet, Writer and Prophetic-Wizardress, Rose Lalonde


I’m optimisticDuelist, the Heir of Hope. Smug furry scholar, at your service.

Homestuck’s greatest strength is carrying the depth to carry sustained and prolonged conversation. I present new perspectives on the comic that are interesting and compellingly presented enough to prompt interesting ongoing conversation, and try to help provide a platform to help that conversation grow.

I’m also working to make it easier to join that conversation, using lore videos to make it easier to understand Homestuck’s content in a more holistic, thorough way. My research into Homestuck’s themes in this respect have also colored my readings of other stories, including Undertale/DeltaruneDark Souls, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and lots of other stuff I just haven’t talked about yet.

My best work on Homestuck has covered Dirk,Jane,Spades Slick and Bec Noir,Gamzee,Dave and Karkat,Jade and Davepeta (this one could use some edits),Classpects,Gnosticism, Trickster Mode, The Neverending Story,Earthbound,The Light Aspect as a symbol for Romance,the Nature of Act 7 (my first large essay on Homestuck, and one Andrew Hussie proved entirely correct by describing Homestuck as a “metatheological thesis” in his Washington Post Interview), and more.

All told, I believe the body of essay and video work I’ve provided through the support of my incredible Patrons so far presents a rather complete foundation for a new way of reading and understanding Homestuck’s plot, themes, and characters from the ground up. If that’s a conversation you’re interested in joining and helping to grow and influence, my Patreon is the best way to do so.

If you can’t hop on the Patreon for whatever reason but still want to help me expand what I do, consider doing something a lot more important: Let friends you think would be interested in seeing Homestuck revisited this way know. There’s a lot of people out there who used to care about Homestuck, and I want to reach them. I think we all have a lot of fun stuff to talk about.

Til then,
Keep Rising.

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Tiers
Exile
$1 or more per fully edited & produced video
==> Patrons get access to the Discord server + can invite one friend.


==> Patrons get access to one vote on every poll to decide the next video.


 ==>Early viewing! Get access to videos early on Discord and Patreon so they can be discussed and considered ahead of the full release.  

Includes Discord rewards
Consort
$3 or more per fully edited & produced video
 ==> Patrons get access to the Discord server.

==> Patrons get access to one vote on every poll to decide the next video.

 

==>Invite up to two friends to the server with you! Each friend will also get a vote on videos.

Sprite
$5 or more per fully edited & produced video
==>Access to all drafts for Homestuck: Explained pieces.


==>Invite up to four friends to the server with you! Each friend will also get a vote on videos.


==>Get your name listed on the credits at the end of each video! 

Includes Discord rewards
Troll
$10 or more per fully edited & produced video
All prior rewards, PLUS:


==>Invite up to 11 friends to the server! Each friend will get a vote on videos, too.

Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$15 or more per fully edited & produced video
==> Get access to drafts for both Homestuck: Explained and Homestuck: Analyzed, which is much longer, messier, and more likely to embarass me.


==> Invite up to 15 friends to the Discord!

Includes Discord rewards
Co-Player
$20 or more per fully edited & produced video
All prior rewards, PLUS:


==>Invite up to 24 friends to the discord. 

Includes Discord rewards
God Tier
$50 or more per fully edited & produced video

All prior rewards, PLUS:


==>Invite up to 50 friends to the Discord!


+


==>  As a special thank you for helping the channel really take flight, you’ll receive a one-time set of fully original, gorgeously illustrated, limited edition 2019 optimisticDuelist pins.


Please do not choose this tier unless you are extremely financially stable. 

Includes Discord rewards