So here’s that drawing I said I almost lost to an overheating-and-crashing-induced file corruption.
There’s a normal version and a version with some Alt-J lyrics slapped on it. Oddly enough, the latter of the two was intended to be the original, but now I dunno which one I prefer. I just thought it was an interesting/funny/weird mental image, Homsar and Strong Sad singing Bloodflood. Flood flood flood flood of blood blood blood to the heart heart heart to the heart heart heart heart…
I kinda associate Alt-J with Homestar Runner, since I kinda got into both around the same time. I think it was either early or mid-way into my first Homestar Runner phase I started listening to that band. The earliest association I recall was listening to ‘Matilda’ repeatedly while writing a rather depressing fanfiction about Coach Z with a friend.
All I had to redo after the crash was the shadow and a bit of text arrangement, so there was no significant loss. Thank goodness of Serif Drawplus’s autosave backup feature thing.
So I was working on a cool drawing that was looking pretty good, when my laptop overheated and crashed (Which it does depressingly often these days) and when that happened the drawplus file got corrupted for some reason and won’t open now. Luckily I was able to recover an autosave or else seven kinds of Hell would have been unleashed.
This drawing is pretty big. One of the many things I love about vector drawing is that once I’ve drawn something I can pretty much scale it indefinitely without making it blurry and pixel-y.
I would really appreciate it if Synfig didn’t crash every time I tried to import a vector file into it.
Mouthwash burned my tongue. :(
My respect for Homsar increased by at least 12% when I found out that he played the theremin in ‘Baddest of the Bands’ in Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. Theremins are awesome. Unfortunately, Google Chrome does not recognise theremin as a word.
I-am-THEdragon, an OOC comment made during a roleplay on November 8, 2012
So I was looking through my old drawplus files of miscellaneous unfinished Homestar Runner fanart, and I realised I have an old unfinished drawing of Homsar and the Stave It Off guy riding a pink unicorn. I’m serious. I can prove it if you want.
I was itching to draw some Homestar Runner fanart, but I didn’t know what to draw, so I started making up terrible new characters. If you wanna use one for some reason, just message me and chances are I’ll be cool with it.
"You can’t just start makin’ up terrible new characters!" - Strong Bad
This drawing of a robotic Homestar Runner from August ‘13 was actually the last piece of Homstar Runner fanart I’ve drawn, I’m pretty sure.
I’m going to start drawing Homestar Runner fanart again probably.
I know. I just wanted to know more about the recent update.
Ah, my bad. XD Well, if you go to the very main page (The one with ‘come in’ and ‘intro’) and wait a while the new update toon will play. The last update was in late 2010, if I recall correctly. The fandom’s been waiting a long time, so naturally we’re all excited now. We’re all raising from the dead like some kinda sudden zombie party, it’s great. We’re hoping there will be somewhat frequent updates from now on, but no-one knows for sure.
I heard Homestar Runner was actually very much dead but updated recently. Could you please explain to a non-HR fan?
Hmmm, that is indeed true, the site only just recently updated for the first time in several years! Well, even as someone who was deep in the Homestar Runner zone for a long time, it is hard to explain the site (assuming that is what you wish for me to explain!)
I suppose a simple explanation would be that homestarrunner.com is a site with a series of short Flash cartoons with unusual (But likeable) characters and really good humour. A lot of the toons are of one of the characters, Strong Bad, answering emails (A lot more exciting than I made it sound, trust me!). There are also holiday-based toons, like ones for Thanksgiving, Halloween and ‘Decemberween’.
I don’t really know how to explain it better or where you should start if you wanna watch the toons, but I suppose if you head over to HRwiki.org you’ll find a LOT of good information there. Seriously, they’ve documented pretty much every little detail over there, it’s fantastic.
Sometimes I watch ‘The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw’ before bed like it’s a bedtime story. Great stuff.