Sometimes You Have To Wear Tights

The blog for the Homestuck AU fanfic, Real Men Wear Tights, full of status updates, behind-the-scenes info, and pictures. Feel free to drop us a comment or ask. Take a look at the above links for content. **There will be NSFW content**

"i saw that back in February someone mentioned Like One Sundered Star to you because of your RMWT art. did you ever end up reading it? it's a pretty good way to pass the time between RMWT updates. ^-^;"

Asked by Anonymous

jove-bluh:

No, I haven’t because I’ve been so busy. And I’m gonna be honest here, I’d rather draw these two doing a lot of things in a lot of forms if I had the time *weeps into RMWT sunset*

You’re all missing out on some major heir-hemo derp here. They’re doing so many things in my head *choked laughter*

RMWT is my favorite anime, haha. Jove, this is so goddamn cute that I can’t even. Your chibis are perfection. I love how Hemo-san is so non-plussed with Heir-senpai’s apologies. I’m pretty sure that finger is about to be kissed. Fwaaa, Jove, just, too cute. Absolutely love it. And yes, we are definitely missing out. Your head is a beautiful place.

-Sgt.

"Okay, so. I don't know if this was asked/said before, but like.. In Homestuck, John was able to take all the wind from the whole entire fucking world, make it into this big ass hurricane and drill it into the fucking ground. So if the original John could do that much damage, would Heir perhaps be able to do that as well if he were to explore his powers more and control it better?"

Asked by Anonymous

The depths that our John could go to were he to fully unleash his powers are currently unknown. As much as he delights in the freedom of his abilities, his powers sometimes frighten John. The wind is wild, full of passion and excitement, and at times it feels like the call of that power is going to overwhelm him, and that’s terrifying. What he tapped into when fighting Boxcars was a mere fraction of the overall power he has burning in his veins, and that unleashing was actually just as threatening to John’s safety as the MC’s bullets and grenades. I believe we said how he was straining not to keep that tornado from unraveling, but to keep its power contained. It wanted to lash out and be free, to continue pulling and building, but John was afraid of what might happen were he to give in to that urge.


To what heights will you see his powers go in this story? That remains to be seen. We have a handful more major villains planned, but nothing that would require a literal hurricane being thrown at someone’s face. We wanted to keep the stakes relatively moderate in this story as far as superheroes go, because John is, after all, merely a teenager. He has a lot of growing up to do, and a lot of himself still left to master. It’s going to be a journey.

-Sgt.

"Are there non-human or non-troll real life heroes here? Like a Marsian Manhunter type or something?"

Asked by Anonymous

As far as the public is aware, there has been no contact with any beings outside of the planet Earth. As far as the public is aware.

-Sgt.

"since you cannot sell your things would you ever consider an art trade or something of the sorts for the merch you have?"

Asked by Anonymous

We haven’t really thought about it, to be honest! The stickers, buttons, and t-shirts are all made using online services. If someone wanted to order their own t-shirt/stuff using one of the RMWT designs I’ve done up, I could provide them with the print-ready file.

There are a few things I do myself, like the cards, posters, prints, and scalemates. I live in the northern part of Canada, where shipping stuff anywhere basically costs me an arm and a leg, so I limit that sort of thing to contest winners.

While we’d love to just send stuff to people all the time—and we really, really would because everyone is so lovely—it gets really expensive, really quickly!

-BR


candiedtyphoon submitted:


I was casual John on the Saturday of a convention last week!
It was super fun but I don’t think anyone recognized me. Haha. ^.^;;

Awesome! It looks like you had a whole lot of fun. We recognize you and that’s what counts, my dear! On a related note, if I ever spot a RMWT cosplayer in real life I’ll be shoving stickers and buttons and flails at them. I still can’t believe we have cosplayers.
-BR

I was casual John on the Saturday of a convention last week!

It was super fun but I don’t think anyone recognized me. Haha. ^.^;;

Awesome! It looks like you had a whole lot of fun. We recognize you and that’s what counts, my dear! On a related note, if I ever spot a RMWT cosplayer in real life I’ll be shoving stickers and buttons and flails at them. I still can’t believe we have cosplayers.

-BR

"how many fuchsia bloods are there in this universe? are they common? sorry if this has been asked"

Asked by Anonymous

It has been asked, but it was a long while back! Fuchsia blood are much more common in this AU than they are in canon but there are still less of them than other bloodtypes.

We had said 1 in every 30 or so grubs is a seadweller troll, if that. That’s about 100 million+, since our AU has the same population as current Earth, just split about 50/50 between humans and trolls. Then probably 1 in 6 of those seadwellers are fuchsia bloods. That’s still about 17 million of them in the world. Much more than canon Homestuck!

-BR

"How are you guys?"

Asked by Anonymous

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BR: The usual for both of us: too busy, not enough time to do stuff.

Reblogged from alfredopizzaluver151

alfredopizzaluver151:

realmenweartights It hit me that John hasn’t done a single prank yet in this AU. And I thought it would have been great if he did one at the part where he and Hemogoblin were about to go on their coffee date. I had to rush with the writing and drawing so its not that well made. (p.s. The little moons surrounding them is the wind lifting them up into the air)

Oh pff. I can just imagine John doing this, what a friggin goof. John’s life is significantly more serious than the 13 year old canon John, so pranking hasn’t occurred other than mentions of it being sort of a thing. That is not to say he won’t be a goofball once he gets some downtime. Thanks very much for the art; it made me grin!

-BR

"Hey :D Do John, Karkat, Dadbert and/or Crabdad know how to dance?"

Asked by Anonymous

Everyone can dance, though it’s debatable how skilled they are in the general eyes of the public.

Crabdad can dance. It’s in his blood. He has mastered shuffling around with his claws in the air, snapping to music that may or may not exist entirely in his head. Young Karkat learned this dance, as it’s one way to really communicate to his lusus.

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Karkat will deny his mastery of the crab shuffle and also deny that he took rather a lot of dance lessons when he was younger. He will also deny being good at and enjoying it.

Dadbert is a classy gentleman and is rather skilled at a beginners waltz. Despite his attempts to pass on classy ballroom moves to his son, John has two left feet when it comes to dancing. This means he trips all over his own (and his partner’s) feet. It really shouldn’t be as charming as it is. John does have a strange drive to learn terrible dance moves because he is cheesy and horrible like that.

-BR

"Hey :D Also technically how do hospitals work in this AU? Does the presence of trolls affect the medical field of this world? Also, are there certain diseases that are exclusive to only trolls or only humans? If so, what are those? And in terms of anatomy, are trolls and humans exactly the same? Are trolls just technically in a sense, grey humans?"

Asked by Anonymous

We’ve answered this one here, for the most part.

Hospitals wouldn’t be all that different. Pretty much the only things that would be different about hospitals would be the amounts of blood they keep in store to accommodate everyone as well as the training of the doctors. You’d have your general practitioners who are versed in both troll and human biology, and then you’d have your specialists, who would need to focus on one species.

As for diseases, there would be ones that affect both species and also ones which are exclusive to trolls that aren’t able to transfer to humans, and vise versa.

Trolls are not anatomically the same as humans, no, but they are similar. Their reproductive systems are notably different from humans’. All trolls have a bulge and a nook, though there are still sexually dimorphic differences between male and female troll sexes (i.e. fatty tissues on the chest (BOOBS), the way the muscles are grouped, places fat tends to be stored, etc.). Trolls contain mostly analogous organs to their human counterparts, with subtle variations in terms of organ placement and especially with the cardiovascular system, changes which typically make them a bit more robust than the everyday human, though nothing overly dramatic.

-Sgt.