So let's do just that.
Topic: Please everyone explain to me what the hell A1, A2, B1, B2 are.
Like seriously whenever I see these terms used I just tune out because idk what's going on.
Just like explain it to me like I'm an idiot (Hold your sassy comments, knaves).
and then let's discuss why Aradia is just so cool.
Like... corpse parties. I want to see some.
oh yeah one time he was just posting all these cage gifs and each one was more ridiculous than the last.Why was I not aware he had one?
This is incredible.
Homestuck has made me realize that gifs are the best thing. I liked them a lot before but... man... gifs. They are the best. Thing.
and yes, gifs are incredibly great.
A1 is the pre-scratch troll session.
A2 is the post-scratch troll session.
B1 is the pre-scratch human session.
B2 is the post-scratch human session.
It's really as simple as that.
-expects to be ninja'd-
Edit: Sooooo ninja'd.
B1 and B2 work so much better than alpha and beta because alpha implies an earlier iteration than beta, which is just confusing for some people and is thus counter-intuitive when trying to mention multiple universes in a single conversation.
Aradia is very cool. I love corpse parties
At the last corpse party I was at (For my grandfather) I burst out laughing at one point. Er... It wasn't loud enough for anyone to hear over the ?sermon? that was going on at the time though.
Arms what are you doin' later?
Awww look at all you being helpful. Okay I feel like I am able to participate in conversations better. Thank you. I don't know why it was so hard for me to grasp.
Although it was more fun when I envisioned everything like a game of Battleship.
B2- Miss! A2- Nooo my Destroyer!
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I could not wrap my head around it.
Also I saw a lot of people always arguing about the terms ("A1 means this" "no you dumb cockmongler A1 is THIS")
So I just kind of ignored it altogether and never bothered to learn which one was actually which.
Pffff hahaLike tots.
Think of the recently released albums. Universe A is the trolls' universe. I suspect it was named A because it's the earliest universe we look at. We probably won't see the universe that came before A, but it does exist.
Universe B is the kids' universe. There's no reason why it's called B, just that it came after universe A. That's all.
Then, the number could either represent the 'instance' of the universe, or the timeline. So, for B1. You could say that it's the first timeline/instance of the B universe. It's the first because, as far as we know, it's the original unaltered timeline. You could call it an instance though. Basically, what separates B1 from B2 is the Scratch. If you think of them as timelines, B1 and B2 are identical up to a specific point. Before the timelines diverge, it is simply the B universe. Some people would rather call them "Universal instances", however, because we really don't know how much of an effect the Scratch had on Universe B.
When referring to specific characters, it's easier to use this classification system than it is to assign a name to every version of every character. Dave's brother can either be called "Bro" or "B1 Dirk". Dirk's brother, similarly, can be called B2 Dave or... whatever people have begun calling him. It works with most characters, as long as you remember to say "A_" when talking about trolls. A1 Mindfang is the same character as Aranea, while A1 Vriska is most certainly not the same as A2 Vriska.
I think people should use this system and spread it around for more people to use, because it honestly gets crazy when people try to differentiate between characters by saying "Alpha" or "Beta". Absolutely impossible.
Yah I don't really see what there is to care about
I break things all the time
EDIT: Doom, the universe that yielded the Troll's universe has been confirmed by Hussie to be the 48 player Squiddle Session
(I don't care if that was a joke he hasn't refuted it since then thus CANON)
Yes, Aradia with corpse parties is always a good thing.
I realize how I glad I am I read the comic serially. It's just too much fun with all the random speculation and hilarious in-jokes. I wouldn't want to miss out on that.
Surely chess would be a more appropriate game to visualiseOriginally Posted by MythicalWashrag;
If only we had another 60 universes we would have a full board.
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I think the MSPA Clubhouse is making a forum adventure about the 48 squiddle sessionEDIT: Doom, the universe that yielded the Troll's universe has been confirmed by Hussie to be the 48 player Squiddle Session (I don't care if that was a joke he hasn't refuted it since then thus CANON)
should be an interesting thing