I keep seeing people posting reminders that all the Homestuck kids and trolls are only 13 years old.
It’s been stated several times now that the Alpha trolls spent three sweeps in their fruitless game session before they finally figured out how to Scratch it and Meenah blew them all the fuck up.
To refresh your memory, 6 sweeps = ~13 Earth years, which means a sweep is roughly two and a sixth Earth years.
The Alpha trolls spent 6 and a half years in their game session before dying, which puts them at 19.5 years old in their dream bubble bodies. So even ignoring the fact that time works differently in the dream bubbles and they’ve been dwelling there as ghosts for like, an eternity, they’re the oldest player characters in Homestuck so far.
You can tell that work was put in to reflect this, as their sprites and talksprites are generally taller and more mature-looking than the others. It seems that Hussie, with the opportunity to finally introduce us to ‘new’ characters, wanted to represent the older parts of the Homestuck fanbase this time, which ties in with the fact that the Beta trolls represented internet stereotypes from a few years ago while these new ones reflect Tumblr stereotypes that are prominent today.
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Also he said it was a little odd everyone drew the Trolls and Kids as young adults or some-what sexualised.
“Freema hated being in the box with Da- Well… she’s not that kind of girl. Um, no, we- David and I with Freema, we used to get in and David and I would just start farting. And she’s going ‘AAAAAAAAH!’ She’d never- Freema never swore or anything like that, but I’d look at David and go, ‘ya ready?’ She’d just go ‘Aaaaaah! You guys are sick!’ ‘And action.’ That’s why she always comes out of the TARDIS looking like she’s just freaked, going “Aaaaaah!”And then, those episodes, where we would do that, we’d call it ‘Turdis’.”—John Barrowman, funny stories about being in the blue box with David Tennant and Freema Agyeman [x] (via spyskater)