I’ve always found that these panels have a bunch of gutting subtle things going on.
In the first one you’ve got Sollux doing the confused/awkward arms while Aradia-bot is giving him this heartfelt hug. He still doesn’t understand what she’s talking about. The two of them are so accustomed to being snarky with one another that he played off her grim messages with his typical attitude until she mentions that she’s not just peacing for a brief walk (or float, however being a robot works), she’s leaving—which prompts him to “wait, what?” her. This is one of the few times in the comic that Sollux stops giving lip and is genuinely concerned about what Aradia’s about to do.
So she let’s go and backs up a few steps and starts sparking like a toaster in a bathtub. Sollux’s arms lift and while his face is turned from us, we can guess he’s probably got a combination of Nepeta’s whoa and Equius’s oh god no going on.He’s also visibly shaking.
Her robot body bursts. Equius and Nepeta’s arms raise to shield themselves from debris while Sollux’s arms go back down. His stance has widened and his mouth is hanging open, eyebrows lifted. He’s shocked and probably still a little confused, but reality dawns on him by the next page.
He pulls his glasses off, and he’s already crying. Eyes are flashing from stress or shock, or some combination of the two. This is the second time Aradia’s died in front of him—the first at his own optic blasts via Vriska’s mind control, and the second just then. There’s a lot to think about when you unpack his reaction. How his snippy attitude takes a backseat to the moment is pretty telling, in my opinion.
If you read their chat logs or dialogue later on, you find that Aradia and Sollux are actually incredibly funny. They’re witty. They both tease the heck out of each other. But that heckling isn’t a sign of weakness or thorns in their friendship—it’s a sign of its strength and level of comfort. Everyone knows that you’ve gotta be close buds with someone if you’re cracking jokes and constantly poking their side. Not to mention they have this implied history of a close friendship—or something more. And frankly, whatever quadrant they filled for each other, I love their dynamic.
Sollux and Aradia have to be one of my favorite duos in Homestuck, if not my very favorite. They give me feelings.
The towers of Mahabat Maqbara Mausoleum in Junagadh, India (by Foreign Devil Correspondent).
I can’t believe Andrew Hussie got to meet Andrew Hussie, what an incredible experience it must have been
The Levitating Wireless Computer Mouse “The Bat” by Kibardin Design.
A set that consists of a base - mouse pad and floating mouse with magnet ring .
One of the goals of this product is to prevent and treat Carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Bat, eh?
reblog 30% for the amazing device and 70% for the Batman gif
A lion and a miniature sausage dog have formed an unlikely friendship after the little dog took the king of the jungle under his wing as a cub. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dachshund, are so close that Milo helps the lion clean his teeth after dinner.
The 500lbs lion dwarfs little Milo, yet after the dog took the disabled lion into his protection as a cub, Bonedigger has rarely left his side. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
Bonedigger was born with a metabolic bone disease that left him mildly crippled. When Milo and two other five-year old wiener dogs, Bullet and Angel, sensed that the cub was disabled they sought to comfort and protect him. Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together.
Park manager John Reinke, 43, works at the zoo where he witnessed the bond develop between the unlikely duo.
He said: ‘This friendship between an 11 pound wiener dog and a 500 pound lion is the only of it’s kind in the world ever seen.’ Mr Reinke, who lost both his legs after a bungee jumping accident, added that the friendship between Bonedigger and his pack is unique. ‘He wouldn’t be so friendly with other dogs - it’s all down to them being pals since he was a cub.’
Milo often gives his best lion impression, copying Bonedigger’s ‘puffing’ - a deafening lion growl that can be heard over a mile away. Wild lions use it to communicate with other prides in their natural environment. ‘Milo does his best to copy Bonedigger when the lion tries puffing to communicate with other lions in the park,’ added John.
G.W. Exotic Animal Park has recently been affected by the deadly tornado that swept through Oklahoma on May 20th.
The park was damaged and flooded, but is still managing to provide shelter for domestic and wild creatures that are homeless because of the storm.
Donations to the park can be made here.