Jake isn’t selfish, you idiot: a Homestuck rant

Tex Talks and optimisticDuelist apparently believe that Knights are a passive class and Pages an active one. There are really a lot of reasons I have to disagree with that reading. Since Tex hasn’t talked much about it, I’ll be writing this as an open letter response to oD’s response to my ask here (and I’ve read the more detailed posts he links to, but most of the meat of this particular theory is in that post). For simplicity I’ll be covering subjects in the order they were summarized over there.

Way too much Homestuck analysis incoming, including unmarked spoilers. Read at your own risk. No, seriously, I get too deep into these things.

(Thanks to tripheus and Archiewhite for proofreading.)

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Dream moon theory upd8: Are you a hero?

My theory on dream moons has been almost completely replaced with a newer, much simpler analysis: if you consider yourself a hero, you dream on Prospit, otherwise you dream on Derse. This conveniently eliminates almost all of my overriding rules (except the Doom player rule). Thanks to DinceJof for saying this to Archie, who said it to me — if you know where it comes from earlier than that, please let me know.

How to use Hookpad’s “supermodes”

Sometimes when looking through Theorytab’s database, you’ll see a chord labelled as simply “(bor)”, meaning “borrowed”, but not giving any indication of the mode borrowed from. (Normally, borrowed chords are noted as, for instance, “(min)”, to tell you that it’s being borrowed from the minor mode.) If you open the Theorytab in Hookpad and select the chord, you’ll see under the borrowing menu it’s listed as “Supermode”, but if you change it to something else, or select a different chord and borrow that, you can’t see any “supermode” options.

Supermodes don’t actually exist, they’re a weird quirk of how Hooktheory handles chord borrowing. I’ll explain them in more detail under the cut. None of this is going to make sense without a moderate grounding in music theory (specifically, you need to know what modes are, and what a borrowed chord is), and knowledge of the Hookpad interface. Credit to ‘smitchmor’ on the Hooktheory forums for providing a basic explanation that I’m going to expand on and clarify.
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