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In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them. Although I have heard of an epileptic girl in the fandom who has to wear goggles while reading it and I am not sure if a page has caused her to seize.
I have a loved one who is gets seizures and reads Homestuck and there is something I’d like to draw attention to. I have tried to in the past on my main blog, but it was to no avail. Nobody reblogged it or seemed to really care.
(WARNING: Don’t click/Head warning if you are epileptic) This page causes him to have a seizure, the only page in all of Homestuck thus far that does. It needs to be slowed down. That’s all. I have tried to get the fandom to at least bring awareness of this at the very least, but it would be really great if it was just, you know, slowed down. However in the end I just wanted attention brought to the subject, as a lot of people in general don’t seem to realize just how many people experience seizures and have epilepsy.

Wow, shit, hi. Am I fandom famous now? I’d rather be famous for my fics or art or something.
Let me tell you about seizures: Not all seizures are the same. They’re not all triggered by the same things, and they don’t all present the same way.
Triggers for different people with epilepsy are different. One person can be stress triggered, another can be light triggered, others can be pain triggered or sound triggered, or have no known trigger at all, or possibly be triggered by all of the above.
People with light triggers can be triggered by varying degrees of light and flashing, or even by bright colours. I myself am triggered by quite a number of pages in homestuck, which is why I put the initial warning and the alert out to begin with, and asked my friends to tag things. I didn’t expect the post to get as big as it did. 
Petite mal seizures aren’t the same as the seizures you’re used to seeing on tv. They don’t cause me to flail or scream. They’re like giving a computer a hard reboot. You hit the button and hold it down to completely shut it off, then turn it back on. It takes forever to restart and it leaves your computer acting dumb and you lose information.
A grand mal is something like it, but you see it portrayed by the media, and in real life, a lot more, because it’s more noticeable. While the person you love may indeed be triggered only by that one image, and it may just need to be slowed down for HIM, the actions needed for myself are different.
Since I posted that initial post and the others following it, including this guide for my followers, regarding gifs and epilepsy tags, I’ve been approached by other epileptic homestuck readers at cons, who’ve come to my blog and seen the post. I’ve been hugged and thanked, and told how brave I am for making those posts. I never expected that. It was all because I was trying to protect myself from harm. 
Yes, there are homestuck readers with epilepsy who can read most of it without trouble, save for one or two pages, but there are others who I think wouldn’t have started reading without that post, and others still who’d been scared and tentative about pages, or tumblr, or any number of things, without knowing there was someone out there brave enough to speak up.
I opened myself up to damaging gifs in my inbox after I posted that second warning. I had seizures that ‘shorted out’ my brain and made me feel like I was speaking through cotton or trying to hold my head up on a toothpick. I did damage to myself, and you know what?
I don’t regret it.
OP: You don’t have seizures, do you? You don’t know the hell of being trapped in your body during a seizure that leaves you aware and trapped while you’re ‘rebooting’, or losing time because of the reboot, and not knowing what happened, coming back with mysterious wounds or bruises, pain in places you don’t remember getting hurt. You don’t know what it’s like to live with the knowledge that it’s either take medication every day, take every precaution, remove yourself from everything your friends find fun, or risk your health to be a part of any given fandom. 
You don’t know what it’s like to look at a bottle of pills, and paperwork for a surgery that could potentially leave you a vegetable, and try to decide which one is better for you in the long run, which one will allow you to be happier, which one will allow you to be a part of your friends lives, be normal, get a job, surf the web without a pair of lenses over your eyes, protecting you from flashing gifs and adverts.
This is the reality I face. This is the reality other people I know face. It might seem extreme to you, it might seem like I’m exaggerating, but you don’t live in my head, or with my seizures, or with anyone else’s. You only know what you see with one person.
It’s great that you want to inform the fandom that a person you love is safe from something, but before you say something like that, stop and think about this: A lot of us AREN’T.

I don’t understand why you are telling me the history of your posts or people telling you that you are brave or that you open up gifs. I was already aware of that. You seem to highly miss the point of the post and instead become rather unnecessarily hostile.
God forbid someone make a post about someone who isn’t you. And by the way please don’t tell me what I do and do not know what it’s like to be. You don’t know me or my medical conditions. You don’t know what I as a person have been through. As for people with seizures I may have made this about one person but I’ve had other people in my life with seizures as well. So, again, please stop assuming you know everything about me. I’m not claiming to know every single epileptic homestuck.
Now go find every post about someone writing about a loved one, and tell them by the way other people have this and experience it differently.

I’m sorry, I was having a moment of irrational emotional craze at that point(I was frustrated and tired), and hostility was all I could think to answer to “In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them.” you didn’t deserve my temper.
Reading back through it, yes, your loved one could use the page slowed down for him(if that was meant to be a link, there wasn’t one, I don’t think), but how does that help other people?

Ugh, there was supposed to be a link, where did it go. I guess I didn’t paste it right?
Your last line could be used for lots of people. Excedrin migraine doesn’t work for all migraine sufferers, so nobody should be given it. I understand why you’re upset and I’m sorry you are, but I was really just trying to bring something up because that one page is so starkly different.
And for the record the last line of my original OP was what was supposed to matter most, because I’ve had it with how many people on Tumblr just laugh at being asked to use trigger warnings for things that potentially cause seizures. Or in one particular user’s case she stated epileptics shouldn’t be on the internet, and on top of that litters her blogs and art gallery with rapidly flashing “edgy” images.
(Here is the link, sorry it wasn’t in the main one, for anyone who actually does wish to see which page.)
Anyway no hard feelings?

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homestuck-did-yuo-kno:

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In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them. Although I have heard of an epileptic girl in the fandom who has to wear goggles while reading it and I am not sure if a page has caused her to seize.

I have a loved one who is gets seizures and reads Homestuck and there is something I’d like to draw attention to. I have tried to in the past on my main blog, but it was to no avail. Nobody reblogged it or seemed to really care.

(WARNING: Don’t click/Head warning if you are epileptic) This page causes him to have a seizure, the only page in all of Homestuck thus far that does. It needs to be slowed down. That’s all. I have tried to get the fandom to at least bring awareness of this at the very least, but it would be really great if it was just, you know, slowed down. However in the end I just wanted attention brought to the subject, as a lot of people in general don’t seem to realize just how many people experience seizures and have epilepsy.

Wow, shit, hi. Am I fandom famous now? I’d rather be famous for my fics or art or something.

Let me tell you about seizures: Not all seizures are the same. They’re not all triggered by the same things, and they don’t all present the same way.

Triggers for different people with epilepsy are different. One person can be stress triggered, another can be light triggered, others can be pain triggered or sound triggered, or have no known trigger at all, or possibly be triggered by all of the above.

People with light triggers can be triggered by varying degrees of light and flashing, or even by bright colours. I myself am triggered by quite a number of pages in homestuck, which is why I put the initial warning and the alert out to begin with, and asked my friends to tag things. I didn’t expect the post to get as big as it did. 

Petite mal seizures aren’t the same as the seizures you’re used to seeing on tv. They don’t cause me to flail or scream. They’re like giving a computer a hard reboot. You hit the button and hold it down to completely shut it off, then turn it back on. It takes forever to restart and it leaves your computer acting dumb and you lose information.

A grand mal is something like it, but you see it portrayed by the media, and in real life, a lot more, because it’s more noticeable. While the person you love may indeed be triggered only by that one image, and it may just need to be slowed down for HIM, the actions needed for myself are different.

Since I posted that initial post and the others following it, including this guide for my followers, regarding gifs and epilepsy tags, I’ve been approached by other epileptic homestuck readers at cons, who’ve come to my blog and seen the post. I’ve been hugged and thanked, and told how brave I am for making those posts. I never expected that. It was all because I was trying to protect myself from harm. 

Yes, there are homestuck readers with epilepsy who can read most of it without trouble, save for one or two pages, but there are others who I think wouldn’t have started reading without that post, and others still who’d been scared and tentative about pages, or tumblr, or any number of things, without knowing there was someone out there brave enough to speak up.

I opened myself up to damaging gifs in my inbox after I posted that second warning. I had seizures that ‘shorted out’ my brain and made me feel like I was speaking through cotton or trying to hold my head up on a toothpick. I did damage to myself, and you know what?

I don’t regret it.

OP: You don’t have seizures, do you? You don’t know the hell of being trapped in your body during a seizure that leaves you aware and trapped while you’re ‘rebooting’, or losing time because of the reboot, and not knowing what happened, coming back with mysterious wounds or bruises, pain in places you don’t remember getting hurt. You don’t know what it’s like to live with the knowledge that it’s either take medication every day, take every precaution, remove yourself from everything your friends find fun, or risk your health to be a part of any given fandom. 

You don’t know what it’s like to look at a bottle of pills, and paperwork for a surgery that could potentially leave you a vegetable, and try to decide which one is better for you in the long run, which one will allow you to be happier, which one will allow you to be a part of your friends lives, be normal, get a job, surf the web without a pair of lenses over your eyes, protecting you from flashing gifs and adverts.

This is the reality I face. This is the reality other people I know face. It might seem extreme to you, it might seem like I’m exaggerating, but you don’t live in my head, or with my seizures, or with anyone else’s. You only know what you see with one person.

It’s great that you want to inform the fandom that a person you love is safe from something, but before you say something like that, stop and think about this: A lot of us AREN’T.

I don’t understand why you are telling me the history of your posts or people telling you that you are brave or that you open up gifs. I was already aware of that. You seem to highly miss the point of the post and instead become rather unnecessarily hostile.

God forbid someone make a post about someone who isn’t you. And by the way please don’t tell me what I do and do not know what it’s like to be. You don’t know me or my medical conditions. You don’t know what I as a person have been through. As for people with seizures I may have made this about one person but I’ve had other people in my life with seizures as well. So, again, please stop assuming you know everything about me. I’m not claiming to know every single epileptic homestuck.

Now go find every post about someone writing about a loved one, and tell them by the way other people have this and experience it differently.

I’m sorry, I was having a moment of irrational emotional craze at that point(I was frustrated and tired), and hostility was all I could think to answer to “In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them.” you didn’t deserve my temper.

Reading back through it, yes, your loved one could use the page slowed down for him(if that was meant to be a link, there wasn’t one, I don’t think), but how does that help other people?

Ugh, there was supposed to be a link, where did it go. I guess I didn’t paste it right?

Your last line could be used for lots of people. Excedrin migraine doesn’t work for all migraine sufferers, so nobody should be given it. I understand why you’re upset and I’m sorry you are, but I was really just trying to bring something up because that one page is so starkly different.

And for the record the last line of my original OP was what was supposed to matter most, because I’ve had it with how many people on Tumblr just laugh at being asked to use trigger warnings for things that potentially cause seizures. Or in one particular user’s case she stated epileptics shouldn’t be on the internet, and on top of that litters her blogs and art gallery with rapidly flashing “edgy” images.

(Here is the link, sorry it wasn’t in the main one, for anyone who actually does wish to see which page.)

Anyway no hard feelings?


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In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them. Although I have heard of an epileptic girl in the fandom who has to wear goggles while reading it and I am not sure if a page has caused her to seize.
I have a loved one who is gets seizures and reads Homestuck and there is something I’d like to draw attention to. I have tried to in the past on my main blog, but it was to no avail. Nobody reblogged it or seemed to really care.
(WARNING: Don’t click/Head warning if you are epileptic) This page causes him to have a seizure, the only page in all of Homestuck thus far that does. It needs to be slowed down. That’s all. I have tried to get the fandom to at least bring awareness of this at the very least, but it would be really great if it was just, you know, slowed down. However in the end I just wanted attention brought to the subject, as a lot of people in general don’t seem to realize just how many people experience seizures and have epilepsy.

Wow, shit, hi. Am I fandom famous now? I’d rather be famous for my fics or art or something.
Let me tell you about seizures: Not all seizures are the same. They’re not all triggered by the same things, and they don’t all present the same way.
Triggers for different people with epilepsy are different. One person can be stress triggered, another can be light triggered, others can be pain triggered or sound triggered, or have no known trigger at all, or possibly be triggered by all of the above.
People with light triggers can be triggered by varying degrees of light and flashing, or even by bright colours. I myself am triggered by quite a number of pages in homestuck, which is why I put the initial warning and the alert out to begin with, and asked my friends to tag things. I didn’t expect the post to get as big as it did. 
Petite mal seizures aren’t the same as the seizures you’re used to seeing on tv. They don’t cause me to flail or scream. They’re like giving a computer a hard reboot. You hit the button and hold it down to completely shut it off, then turn it back on. It takes forever to restart and it leaves your computer acting dumb and you lose information.
A grand mal is something like it, but you see it portrayed by the media, and in real life, a lot more, because it’s more noticeable. While the person you love may indeed be triggered only by that one image, and it may just need to be slowed down for HIM, the actions needed for myself are different.
Since I posted that initial post and the others following it, including this guide for my followers, regarding gifs and epilepsy tags, I’ve been approached by other epileptic homestuck readers at cons, who’ve come to my blog and seen the post. I’ve been hugged and thanked, and told how brave I am for making those posts. I never expected that. It was all because I was trying to protect myself from harm. 
Yes, there are homestuck readers with epilepsy who can read most of it without trouble, save for one or two pages, but there are others who I think wouldn’t have started reading without that post, and others still who’d been scared and tentative about pages, or tumblr, or any number of things, without knowing there was someone out there brave enough to speak up.
I opened myself up to damaging gifs in my inbox after I posted that second warning. I had seizures that ‘shorted out’ my brain and made me feel like I was speaking through cotton or trying to hold my head up on a toothpick. I did damage to myself, and you know what?
I don’t regret it.
OP: You don’t have seizures, do you? You don’t know the hell of being trapped in your body during a seizure that leaves you aware and trapped while you’re ‘rebooting’, or losing time because of the reboot, and not knowing what happened, coming back with mysterious wounds or bruises, pain in places you don’t remember getting hurt. You don’t know what it’s like to live with the knowledge that it’s either take medication every day, take every precaution, remove yourself from everything your friends find fun, or risk your health to be a part of any given fandom. 
You don’t know what it’s like to look at a bottle of pills, and paperwork for a surgery that could potentially leave you a vegetable, and try to decide which one is better for you in the long run, which one will allow you to be happier, which one will allow you to be a part of your friends lives, be normal, get a job, surf the web without a pair of lenses over your eyes, protecting you from flashing gifs and adverts.
This is the reality I face. This is the reality other people I know face. It might seem extreme to you, it might seem like I’m exaggerating, but you don’t live in my head, or with my seizures, or with anyone else’s. You only know what you see with one person.
It’s great that you want to inform the fandom that a person you love is safe from something, but before you say something like that, stop and think about this: A lot of us AREN’T.

I don’t understand why you are telling me the history of your posts or people telling you that you are brave or that you open up gifs. I was already aware of that. You seem to highly miss the point of the post and instead become rather unnecessarily hostile.
God forbid someone make a post about someone who isn’t you. And by the way please don’t tell me what I do and do not know what it’s like to be. You don’t know me or my medical conditions. You don’t know what I as a person have been through. As for people with seizures I may have made this about one person but I’ve had other people in my life with seizures as well. So, again, please stop assuming you know everything about me. I’m not claiming to know every single epileptic homestuck.
Now go find every post about someone writing about a loved one, and tell them by the way other people have this and experience it differently.

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In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them. Although I have heard of an epileptic girl in the fandom who has to wear goggles while reading it and I am not sure if a page has caused her to seize.

I have a loved one who is gets seizures and reads Homestuck and there is something I’d like to draw attention to. I have tried to in the past on my main blog, but it was to no avail. Nobody reblogged it or seemed to really care.

(WARNING: Don’t click/Head warning if you are epileptic) This page causes him to have a seizure, the only page in all of Homestuck thus far that does. It needs to be slowed down. That’s all. I have tried to get the fandom to at least bring awareness of this at the very least, but it would be really great if it was just, you know, slowed down. However in the end I just wanted attention brought to the subject, as a lot of people in general don’t seem to realize just how many people experience seizures and have epilepsy.

Wow, shit, hi. Am I fandom famous now? I’d rather be famous for my fics or art or something.

Let me tell you about seizures: Not all seizures are the same. They’re not all triggered by the same things, and they don’t all present the same way.

Triggers for different people with epilepsy are different. One person can be stress triggered, another can be light triggered, others can be pain triggered or sound triggered, or have no known trigger at all, or possibly be triggered by all of the above.

People with light triggers can be triggered by varying degrees of light and flashing, or even by bright colours. I myself am triggered by quite a number of pages in homestuck, which is why I put the initial warning and the alert out to begin with, and asked my friends to tag things. I didn’t expect the post to get as big as it did. 

Petite mal seizures aren’t the same as the seizures you’re used to seeing on tv. They don’t cause me to flail or scream. They’re like giving a computer a hard reboot. You hit the button and hold it down to completely shut it off, then turn it back on. It takes forever to restart and it leaves your computer acting dumb and you lose information.

A grand mal is something like it, but you see it portrayed by the media, and in real life, a lot more, because it’s more noticeable. While the person you love may indeed be triggered only by that one image, and it may just need to be slowed down for HIM, the actions needed for myself are different.

Since I posted that initial post and the others following it, including this guide for my followers, regarding gifs and epilepsy tags, I’ve been approached by other epileptic homestuck readers at cons, who’ve come to my blog and seen the post. I’ve been hugged and thanked, and told how brave I am for making those posts. I never expected that. It was all because I was trying to protect myself from harm. 

Yes, there are homestuck readers with epilepsy who can read most of it without trouble, save for one or two pages, but there are others who I think wouldn’t have started reading without that post, and others still who’d been scared and tentative about pages, or tumblr, or any number of things, without knowing there was someone out there brave enough to speak up.

I opened myself up to damaging gifs in my inbox after I posted that second warning. I had seizures that ‘shorted out’ my brain and made me feel like I was speaking through cotton or trying to hold my head up on a toothpick. I did damage to myself, and you know what?

I don’t regret it.

OP: You don’t have seizures, do you? You don’t know the hell of being trapped in your body during a seizure that leaves you aware and trapped while you’re ‘rebooting’, or losing time because of the reboot, and not knowing what happened, coming back with mysterious wounds or bruises, pain in places you don’t remember getting hurt. You don’t know what it’s like to live with the knowledge that it’s either take medication every day, take every precaution, remove yourself from everything your friends find fun, or risk your health to be a part of any given fandom. 

You don’t know what it’s like to look at a bottle of pills, and paperwork for a surgery that could potentially leave you a vegetable, and try to decide which one is better for you in the long run, which one will allow you to be happier, which one will allow you to be a part of your friends lives, be normal, get a job, surf the web without a pair of lenses over your eyes, protecting you from flashing gifs and adverts.

This is the reality I face. This is the reality other people I know face. It might seem extreme to you, it might seem like I’m exaggerating, but you don’t live in my head, or with my seizures, or with anyone else’s. You only know what you see with one person.

It’s great that you want to inform the fandom that a person you love is safe from something, but before you say something like that, stop and think about this: A lot of us AREN’T.

I don’t understand why you are telling me the history of your posts or people telling you that you are brave or that you open up gifs. I was already aware of that. You seem to highly miss the point of the post and instead become rather unnecessarily hostile.

God forbid someone make a post about someone who isn’t you. And by the way please don’t tell me what I do and do not know what it’s like to be. You don’t know me or my medical conditions. You don’t know what I as a person have been through. As for people with seizures I may have made this about one person but I’ve had other people in my life with seizures as well. So, again, please stop assuming you know everything about me. I’m not claiming to know every single epileptic homestuck.

Now go find every post about someone writing about a loved one, and tell them by the way other people have this and experience it differently.

Huge thank you to those who have said we are funny! I don’t want to clutter your dash wish asks but please know every compliment is extremely appreciated and I’m glad this blog has received so much positive reception. We’re over 200 followers now, by the way! Thank you!


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In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them. Although I have heard of an epileptic girl in the fandom who has to wear goggles while reading it and I am not sure if a page has caused her to seize.
I have a loved one who is gets seizures and reads Homestuck and there is something I’d like to draw attention to. I have tried to in the past on my main blog, but it was to no avail. Nobody reblogged it or seemed to really care.
(WARNING: Don’t click/Head warning if you are epileptic) This page causes him to have a seizure, the only page in all of Homestuck thus far that does. It needs to be slowed down. That’s all. I have tried to get the fandom to at least bring awareness of this at the very least, but it would be really great if it was just, you know, slowed down. However in the end I just wanted attention brought to the subject, as a lot of people in general don’t seem to realize just how many people experience seizures and have epilepsy.

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In all seriousness, though, the majority of Homestucks pages do not cause seizures from everything I’ve read on them. Although I have heard of an epileptic girl in the fandom who has to wear goggles while reading it and I am not sure if a page has caused her to seize.

I have a loved one who is gets seizures and reads Homestuck and there is something I’d like to draw attention to. I have tried to in the past on my main blog, but it was to no avail. Nobody reblogged it or seemed to really care.

(WARNING: Don’t click/Head warning if you are epileptic) This page causes him to have a seizure, the only page in all of Homestuck thus far that does. It needs to be slowed down. That’s all. I have tried to get the fandom to at least bring awareness of this at the very least, but it would be really great if it was just, you know, slowed down. However in the end I just wanted attention brought to the subject, as a lot of people in general don’t seem to realize just how many people experience seizures and have epilepsy.


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Thanks goes to alexprayswithhisnyeh.