Tag: dolorosa


blessed image………………come back ancestors fandom i miss u 

tbh the happiest time of my life was when this art blog was 90% dolorosa so i think it’s kind of sweet that i would be drawing her again. i looked at the dates of some of my favorite hs pages today and i started having heart palpitations





longroadstonowhere replied to your post:The Dolorosa belonged to the rare class assigned…

i think that supports the apprenticeship idea? i guess it depends on the age of majority for trolls, and whether ‘raising a child’ means ‘raising a grub past pupahood’ or ‘taking care of a younger troll until the age of majority’

Yeah, it could be there was still some sort of brooding cavern trials or something (maybe they didn’t start out as trials, but just as shitty conditions that no one could do anything about, and then “if I had to go through that everyone should have to go through that” attitudes set in later), but there was more interaction with older children, or just apprenticeships. If everyone still had a lusus, the amount of attention she had to give the Sufferer would probably still have been strange, right?

I wonder if trolls just don’t have problems with needing enough attention as children and babies the way humans do. It seems like I’ve seen a bunch of comics (or maybe it was just that one with Terezi showing up on my dash many times) of the kids and trolls taking care of troll grubs in the new universe. It would be pretty funny if the humans were like “oh, we have to do all this stuff, and give them attention and hold them and feed them and play with them” and the trolls are just like “what are you even talking about?”

it could even be that “brooding cavern trials” came about because mother grubs became targets at some point in the past when there were different troll groups fighting each other, and so they had to hide them in caves in order to protect them, but then the grubs and the lusii couldn’t get close to each other unless the grubs went through the caverns, and then the ‘why change things’ attitude went into full effect when protecting the mother grubs became less of a priority 

(that’s all assuming there’s multiple mother grubs, which i’ve always believed there were? but there could just be one)

and yeah, i definitely think trolls have the ‘quantity over quality’ behavioral attitude towards child-rearing, which i think fits with the whole insect theme (and now i’m thinking of this one futurama episode where a human gets an alien pregnant and she thinks she’s gonna have to be a full-time mother, but then she finds out the baby aliens just go off into the sea and don’t return for years)

so yeah, i think you’re right that the dolorosa was weird because she was taking care of the signless from such a young age and not leaving him alone to fend for himself

I think a single mother grub could be believable on Alternia, because the Condesce probably wants eugenics control over troll reproduction and doesn’t want other colonies forming, but there are obviously still things like Kanaya’s lusus. At least in the troll gender headcanon, for sea dwellers mother grubs were a resource they competed for, so that would make sense… and it works out with aquatic echolocating grub headcanons too, if the sea dwellers’ mother grub system was adopted. But yeah, if they are anything like a bee queens, they probably can’t really protect themselves and rely on the trolls for that.

In Hivebent (IIRC) it says that lusi are underground monsters that locate grubs in the brooding caverns. Maybe only like certain places, though?

I’m certain I used that WORLDBUILDING panel for something once, but I can’t remember what anymore.


So I’ve got a lot of thoughts and feels about Jadebloods recently.

Jadebloods are not allowed to leave the caverns, which are cut off from the outside world, there is no internet or television, very low tech as well. The Jades make clothing from Mothergrub silk and dye it with culled grubs that they don’t send to the church of the grand high blood. The caverns are extensive and there are even full cities below where jades amuse themselves and each other when they aren’t working or sleeping. The brooding caverns are said to have small cracks where the younger girls can sometimes slip out into the surrounding underground cities, but this is dangerous because of drones. The higher ranking Matrons know most of these exits and generally allow a little bit of freedom unless someone doesn’t come back, in which case they collapse the crack, essentially banishing the girl to her fate.

Jades are not allowed to tie up another caste’s quadrants, since they’ll be cut off for life anyway, nor are they allowed to submit slurry. They are rare for a reason, relying on their genes to show up on their own within the mix.

  • Cavernwear is the normal uniform for Jadebloods at work. generally not allowed a weapon unless they have a sentry position or are very old and have earned the right.
  • A message sister must have her passport and identification papers with her at all times outside of the caverns and is permitted a weapon and property for the purposes of travel, otherwise she has no worldly possessions outside of what the caverns provide. carries a bag of some sort, usually a backpack or messenger bag.

Love Like a Rockslide – Chapter 1 – Lizardlicks – Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]

Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Cronus Ampora & Eridan Ampora, Cronus Ampora/Kankri Vantas
Characters: Cronus Ampora, Eridan Ampora, Kankri Vantas, The Signless | The Sufferer, The Disciple (Homestuck), The Dolorosa, The Psiioniic | The Helmsman, Karkat Vantas, Orphaner Dualscar, Spinneret Mindfang, Redglare
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Brother Feels, Canon-Typical Violence, Medical Trauma, Feralstuck, Alternate Universe – No Sgrub Session, Implied/Referenced Character Death, Survivor Guilt, Ancestors and Dancestors as a Family Unit, Mpreg

Injured, tired, scared and alone, Cronus has to figure out how to keep himself and his brother alive without kin or clan to help.

Love Like a Rockslide – Chapter 1 – Lizardlicks – Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]

Casework (17387 words) by ashkatom [AO3]

Wherein Dolorosa and Redglare, in their relaxing post-saving-the-universe lives, receive a nudge from the New World in the direction of its brooding caverns. In a purely platonic manner, of course. Featuring too many jadebloods, one psionic orangeblood, a moderate amount of trauma, the awkwardness of learning new customs, and the revelation that the New World is still pretty terrible in some respects – but at least, this time, they have the power to make things a bit better.

fic warnings: For all that this fic is adorable, it’s also pretty
uncomfortable, and downright dark at moments. If you can’t handle child
abuse or trafficking, or abuses of power, you will want to skip this

Casework (17387 words) by ashkatom [AO3]