so i was thinking about the homestuck timeline and the most generally accepted timeline looks something like this :
now that time line would be cool and work great if the loops weren’t there. see, the problem i have with it is that no body has went back in time so i propose a new theory for a timeline based on what ive noticed.
here it is:
i chose a spiral because as most of the homestuck fandom knows, homestuck is a game. ON A CD. and data on a cd is written in spirals. now let me add a scratch to this spiral.
like the scratch that happened to the disk in homestuck, the timeline did to.
now if i stretch that spiral out it will look something like this:
***NOTE THE BLANK SPOTS***
now that would be much longer but i do not want to stretch peoples tumblr page out more than i already am. BUT, ABOUT THOSE BLANK SPOTS. a lot of the trolls were complaining about missing memories and not remembering much from when they were young. as the trolls are characters from within the game, the data towards the beginning of their lives are more shotgunned and they have many more holes in their memory.
now let me split this up into the 3 disks we know of:
red line = end of disk 1
green line = end of disk 2
blue dots = possible places (times) john could be.
near the end of disk 2 john did a small amount of time travel. i think john could be in anyone of those memory holes, because no one remembers what happened there, therefore no one will know he is there. NOT EVEN THE NARRATOR. because these holes are part of the scratch they are see-able, but unreadable. much like listening to a scratched cd, you know something is there but you cant hear it. and the disk skips over that part.
Also to add to this, the game started to glitch right as grimbark started to attack, like someone tried to fix the disk (or cartridge) and made it worse by, i dunno, craming candy and stuff into it?
the parts that were readable before are now are glitchy, hence the glitchy text.
john egbert isn’t missing, he’s just unreadable right now.