oh my god its hilarious hearing all these old head canon stuff oh man oH MAN can you tell us anymore???? i just love hearing about all this old speculation golly
i’m tapped out right now i think, if someone reblogging it jogs my memory i’ll probably post that because god the the things the early homestuck fandom thought
the things i thought
oh but i do remember, in the beginning… you know how you can’t take like two steps into the tumblr fandom without running into a wall of NAUGHTY SHIPPING FANART? it was not always so. in its infancy the fandom was concentrated in the official forums (did you even know there was a forum? have you ever checked? i would not blame you if you didn’t) and there was a specific, heavily moderated shipping thread. this was the only way to get your shipping needs and it was very chaste. as in i once drew this one picture of two characters who were just like, looking at each other lovingly as one of them strokes the other’s face, and i was scared to post that to the romance thread because there was a real fear that it would go over the line and i’d get banned or warned or something. because of leg placement? idr. so i posted it on +4chan’s /pco/ board instead, because at that point in time the homestuck thread on /pco/ was mostly just another chaste romance thread with occasional discussion about body type headcanons and biology. MY KIND OF THREAD.
don’t go to /pco/ now though because much like the rest of that board, it is more or less a cesspool, and you can find superior naked pictures on tumblr anyway if you are looking for them.
anyway. ANYWAY. there was one user who drew a lot of gory pictures, eyes5, which were mostly pretty tame compared to modern homestuck standards except for one eyegouge picture that still haunts my nightmares. i think she might have also been one of the first to draw erotica. these images were circulated underground because they were too naughty for the forum and /pco/ of all places did not want them and there were frequent fights about the content of her fanart. i believe they were used as shock images for a while. there was actually a mailing list dedicated to these pictures. as in, you had to sign up and eyes5 would email you the good stuff whenever she drew a picture. because it was THAT UNWANTED.
then 4chan general threads and mspachan started up the porn engine. and then tumblr came along. and here we are today.
the history of sordid homestuck fanarts, ladies and gentlemen.