okay! sorry for this being late. SHIIIIIT I SAVED THIS AS A DRAFT NOW I HAVE TO PUBLISH IT. I CAN DELETE IT LATER, IF YOU WANT ME TO.
The bottom line is this: from a purely objective viewpoint? He’s done everything right.
His basic analyses usually examine the possibilities, then select whichever one seems more likely based on previously established criteria. Like a science. Even before he had the whole lejion of fans willing to send various quotes to him on a whim, he tried to talk with a bunch of theorists all of the time to appraise ideas and read the comic an insane amount of times. (Do you know how annoying that shit is? I did it during an hiatus because I didn’t have much internet and I had an archived copy of it. You read it over and over, hoping to pick some meaning out of it. It’s crazy.) THEN, he makes those huge ass posts with tons of references and crossreferences and always forms a picture that could almost be compared to the after cascade high, if you choose to read through a lot of it in one day. (and are not jaded to him, or turned of by the constant references to other theories.) His interest in livebloggers assures that he will get a new followers constantly and walk them through it step by step so that they think like him, anyway. (Plus the people who were following them in the first place.) In addition, his fans are, well. On tumblr. So I can remember going to the classpecting thread on the mspa forums, the wiki, everywhere (which annoyed the crap out of me too, I guess I just don’t like classpect theorising) and seeing somebody reposting his theories. Even when they’ve been reviewed over and over again everywhere else. augh. He also checks and answers questions almost everyday. He doesn’t go on mini-hiatus like helen did, or theworstpersonintheworld does sometimes. Even when it’s just…what he did yesterday. He’s built a framework through all his theories that is easy to understand and explains a lot. Nobody else is comparable in the sheer MAGNITUDE of stuff to read, or do. It’s…intimidating, to say the least. Like, why don’t I just give up and bend over to his theories. Stop theorizing. Nobody cares anyway, if it isn’t dramatic like Helen, or like BYB. but he doesn’t even do EVERYTHING and. just frustrates the hell out of me. Not to mention it seems like he’s got his head stuck up his own ass, but. That just allows for more stuff to talk about, most the time. And a lot of the time, he gets this thing where he looks really deep where he doesn’t need to? Oh well.
HONESTLY, THE EFFORT BYB PUTS FORTH IS BOTH ADMIRABLE AND CLEARLY INDICATIVE OF SOME FORM OF ADDICTION, AND IS ONLY NORMAL COMPARED TO HUSSIE’S CURRENT SLEEP SCHEDULE.
But the reason I’m pissed at the fandom is just. The inhumane way that they treat Jake, and the stupid forgiveness of Aranea. Like, somebody tried to argue that it was just because she was a Girl that they were treating her like that? But when somebody is portrayed with an obviously villainous line from the beginning, what the hell are you going to do. In addition to being mildly *laugh track* sociopathic. Also, I understand hating jake english. I really do! He’s obnoxious and rude and. Well, an ass most of the time, even though he doesn’t *consciously* mean to. But these latest updates have made it clear to me that I really like Jake too fucking much, and it pisses me off too much when the upd8 tag is filled with people who are saying shit like “can we just punch jake now” for having a fucking wet dream. which is subconcious, of all fucking things. YES LET’S KILL JAKE ENGLISH FOR HAVING FANTASIES IN HIS SLEEP, THIS IS JUSTICE FOR THAT TIME HE WAS A DICK TO EVERYBODY AND COMPLETELY RIGHTEOUS. it feels so…childish, and makes me really uncomfortable. Coincidentally, I feel like there is a great part of the fandom who stills treats Jake like Jake currently feels.
Now I’m going to go reread all of Jane’s pesterlogs in an attempt to understand her better. *ollies out*
i don’t know which is better in this situation hussie or awkwardly winking/wincing chie