MS PAINT ADVENTURES     ARCHIVE | NEW READER?     MAP | LOG | SEARCH     SHOP | MUSIC     FORUMS | SECRETS | CREDITS

Karkat: Deal with crabby customer.

You go downstairs and confront your custodian, which is another term for a frightening beast known as a LUSUS NATURAE.

Your lusus has looked after you since you were very young in lieu of any biological parents, whom you have never known. No young troll ever knows his or her blood parents, nor could such lineage ever be accurately traced. Adult trolls supply their genetic material to the FILIAL PAILS carried by imperial drones and offered to the monstrous MOTHER GRUB deep underground in the brooding caverns. She then combines all the genetic material into one diabolical incestuous slurry, and lays hundreds of thousands of eggs at once.

The eggs hatch into young larval trolls which wriggle about to locate a cozy stalactite from which to spin their cocoons. After they pupate, the young troll with his or her newfound limbs undergoes a series of dangerous trials. If they survive, they are chosen by a member of the diverse and terrifying subterranean monster population native to Alternia. This creature becomes the troll's lusus, and together they surface and choose a location to build a hive. The building process is facilitated by CARPENTER DROIDS left on the planet to cater to the young. But only for building. They're on their own otherwise.

The vast majority of adult trolls are off-planet, serving some role in the forces of ongoing imperial conquest, besieging other star systems in the name of Alternian glory. The culture and civilization on the homeworld is maintained almost entirely by the young.

Trolls sure are weird!

> [S???] ======>


Start Over | Go Back             Save Game (?) | Auto-Save! (?) | Load Game | Delete Game Data




Latest Pages:
10/25/16 - "[S] ==>"
4/13/16 - "[S] ACT 7"
4/12/16 - "====>"
4/11/16 - "====>"
4/10/16 - "====>"
4/9/16 - "====>"
4/8/16 - "====>"
4/7/16 - "====>"
4/6/16 - "[S] Collide."
4/2/16 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
4/1/16 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
3/31/16 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
3/30/16 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
3/29/16 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
3/28/16 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/28/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/27/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/24/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/23/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/22/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/21/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/20/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/10/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/9/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/8/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/7/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/6/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/3/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/2/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
7/1/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/30/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/29/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/26/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/25/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/24/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/23/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/22/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/19/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/18/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/17/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/16/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/15/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/5/15 - "[A6A6I5] ====>"
6/4/15 - "[S][A6A6I5] ====>"

VIEW ALL PAGES

-- --














RSS: Adventure Updates

Posted on 17 November 2017 by Andrew

Here's a very special new book made by me, dril, and KC Green, which you can preorder here. This seemed like a good way to do it since we had no idea how many of these books to print. A hundred? A million? ZERO??? You guys will decide. Plus there's a lot of other cool stuff there. If you have any interest in this book at all, it's probably a good idea for you to jump on it now. There's no telling how easy it will be to get your hands on after the first run has shipped to backers.



About the friends who helped out: my guess is you are probably familiar with dril's twitter brand? A couple years ago we talked about working on this, one thing led to another, and now here we are asking you to buy a book with a spoon concealed inside of it. The way I see it is, you don't just get any clown off the street to write for characters with the complexity and emotional depth that these ones have. You bring out the big guns. This is a man who knows his way around a huge ass. A man who knows all too well the plight of the gamer. A man who won't hesitate to engage with some of your favorite brands, and will not flinch at a longform narrative about a pissed off guy searching the world for his spoon.

KC Green has already done some good work with the SBaHJ franchise, you may remember. For the sake of authenticity I did a lot of coloring work over his pencils and put some serious attention on generally screwing everything up. Don't worry, we had some very important standards of quality that I took great care to ensure we catastrophically failed to meet. KC does a lot of other great stuff too. Did you know he did the dog who says this is fine even though the room is on fire? It's crazy how much people love that damn dog. Not everyone knows he did it though, and people should applaud him more for his stuff. Same with dril. Let's hear it for these boys and their priceless contributions to our society. I hope you like this book!

Posted on 11 November 2017 by Andrew



Hey check it out. Every week we'll be revealing some new troll characters from Hiveswap until Act 2 is out. Follow the Troll Call here, and meet the first two here. Expect a few more surprises like this to drop in coming weeks.

Posted on 14 September 2017 by Andrew

ANNOUNCEMENT ONE

Hiveswap has been released. You should go play it!



Huge thanks to the entire What Pumpkin Games team for all their hard work on this project. Everyone involved has much to be proud of. Personally, I think the game is VERY GOOD! Really, better than I imagined it would be when scribbling notes for it years ago. Credit is owed to the fans for their patience while the necessary time was taken to build a studio capable of making a game like this. And above all, credit is owed to the great team that brought it to life. If you happen to spot any contributors out in the wild, on social media or such, I hope you will extend your appreciation for what they have accomplished.

ANNOUNCEMENT TWO

What Pumpkin and Homestuck are partnering with Viz Media to work on a lot of cool stuff together in the future. This will include projects based on both the Homestuck and Hiveswap worlds. The possibilities are wide open, but here are a couple examples of things we know we're going to work on already...

Viz will begin releasing the Homestuck books again, starting next year. These will be nice new hardcover editions, and the plan is to just keep turning out volumes until the entire story is in print. Each volume will be full of my Secret Notes just like the previous ones were. Viz will also be involved in the release of the mysterious epilogue project I alluded to a while ago. Details on format, release date, etc, will remain undisclosed until further notice, but you can expect more information about that to surface next year too. I wanted to do something a little unusual for it, something existing outside the confines of the web story. Working with Viz struck me as good opportunity for this.

Aside from that, anything can happen. Take a look at the sorts of things Viz has already published or produced. These are all examples of things on the table for future consideration for either Homestuck or Hiveswap. I've got plenty of ideas, and so do they. Maybe you do too??



MS PAINT ADVENTURES     ARCHIVE | NEW READER?     MAP | LOG | SEARCH     SHOP | MUSIC     FORUMS | SECRETS | CREDITS
     MSPAdventures.com © 2014 | Privacy Policy |