I'm Bucky Grant, and I want to imagine a better world with the queerest and coolest people, and then make it with them.
I use he/hir/hirs and they/them/theirs pronouns, and I'm in my mid twenties. I identify as butch and transgender.
You can find more about what I do at the links below:
what does that mean?
There are a few definitions of the word as it stands in our current culture, but I specifically use the word butch as part of my gender identity. I consider myself to be nonbinary, and to be aligned with a kind of "masculine womanhood" that cishet women do not experience. I do identify as a lesbian as well, encompassing my love for and attraction to women and nonbinary people.
My identity has been heavily influenced by embracing my sapphic identity and reading works by other butches, most notably Leslie Feinberg. Hir novel Stone Butch Blues is a difficult but necessary read for transgender people, in my humble opinion.
I do not identify with the gender I was assigned at birth. That's really all it takes to be transgender in my opinion. Find further information here.
I've also been taking testosterone since 2016. I consider my hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to be part of my mental health treatment, specifically for gender dysphoria. That being said, HRT or any form of medical transition are not required to identify as transgender.
I really like writing gay and fluffy stuff! I'm particularly interested in transgender identity, found family, and good endings.
Most of my writing is Homestuck fanfiction, but you can find some other fandoms sprinkled in. Find descriptions of individual pieces sorted by completed works and works in progress.
Read all my fanfiction at my Archive of our Own works page. Writing commission rates are on my commissions page. Writing commissions are for the act of writing only. I do not own any of the characters in my fanworks.
This list is up-to-date with my fics from 2020 onwards.
These ones are finished!
troll chrii2tiian miinecraft 2erver - Originally for a canceled pale romance zine, this is a short piece about Sollux comforting Karkat after a rough breakup.
1,768 words; rated T for language. | Read the fic on AO3
"Stop doomin, asshole." - A vignette about transition and beginnings featuring
Jane James and Roxy. Part one of the T4T cotton candy drabbles series.
1,575 words; rated T for language. | Read the fic on AO3
this is a universal queer experience, right? - James and Roxy both need haircuts! What ever shall they do? Part two of the T4T cotton candy drabbles.
1,611 words; rated M for sexual themes. | Read the fic on AO3
Carry On My Wayward Boys - A group effort during a call shortly after The November 7th Supernatural Episode aired to bring forth one of the worst writing crimes we hath ever wrought. Half the authors refused to be credited. This is: the McElroys respond to Destiel being canon.
661 words; rated M for language and suggestive themes. | Read the fic on AO3
Invisi6le T9uch 6y Genesis - I can't sum it up better than the AO3 description: "Meenah asks Kankri out on a dare. What happens next will SHOCK YOU!!!!!"
3,069 words; rated M for language and suggestive themes. | Read the fic on AO3
finished zine pieces
These pieces were specifically produced for zines in the Homestuck fandom.
A Beautiful Date In The Candlenight Next To These Weird Chess Monsters - This piece was for the Lalonde Zine, which showcased writing and art about Roxy and Rose. My piece focused on Rose Lalonde, and one day in the life of her post-retJohn meteor trip.
10,232 words; rated T for language. | Read the fic on AO3
please let michael b jordan be shirtless - Long live Davekat!! The Crabapple Zine was all about the knights of Earth and Alternia. My piece was set during one ill-conceived movie night while the meteor crew sailed through the Furthest Ring.
3,965 words; rated T for language. | Read the fic on AO3
Insert Breaking Benjamin Reference - This zine was all about my favorite girl :B the Gutsy Gumzine showcased all sorts of Jane Crockers. My piece is one week out of Jane's diary on an alternate Earth C.
4,717 words; rated T for language and discussion of mental health. | Read the fic on AO3
writing in progress
These are currently in progress. Updates happen when i feel like it.
You can tip me on ko-fi if any of these stories strike your fancy and you want more, sooner. This money is to compensate me for my time spent writing and does not indicate ownership of any characters I write with.
Never A Frown - This is a fic where i try to tackle what i've been calling "the gaping hole in Homestuck where Jane's mother issues should be." Jane is about to graduate high school, and she and her best friend Roxy are dissecting the most recent release of their current YA fantasy romance fixation. Unfortunately, Jane is about to be snowed in with her unpleasant Grandmother Betty.
12,287 words; 4/? chapters; rated T for language. | Read the fic on AO3
Your Heart For Mine, Dripping Inky Black - I got an itch one morning for more pitch BakuDeku fics and planned this one out. Here's one chapter with two Twilight references in it. Eventually i'll reveal why i did that.
1,610 words; 1/3 chapters; rated T for language. | Read the fic on AO3
I'm probably not coming back to these ones, sorry!
it's really quite pleasant except for the smell - I wrote this in a feverish haze after finishing the Netflix Witcher series, and here we are. There's an unfinished second chapter in my drafts I may or may not post if I rewatch the series and get the motivation to polish it off.
2,241 words; 1/2 chapters; rated M for sexual themes and language. | Read the fic on AO3
A gallery of my art! This page will be updated periodically.
Check out my commissions page to get some of my art for yourself!
colors and characters
concepts and ideas
visual novel sprites
icons and emotes
Here are games I'm writing for or contributing to in some way!
New Game Plus - Millennia after SBURB ends, the gods finally return to Earth C. The civilization they find is unlike any they've ever seen. How will the new residents help their old gods adjust?
This is pretty much my biggest project right now, aside from the podcast. I'm the director, a contributing writer for (at least) three routes, a programmer, and other odd jobs on the game.
Find out more on the website.
Projected release date: October 2021.
Friendsim 2 - It's been a while since MSPAR was on Alternia. Maybe too long. Can you save your friends? Do they even want your help?
I'm proud to be the Art Director for Friendsim 2, as well as a writer and voice actor! Stay tuned for more info on that ;)
Find out more on the website.
Projected release date: 2022.
Midnight City - Come on down to Midnight City / Where the nights are long and the dames are shelly! You are a Postal Carrier tasked with delivering a package to Spades Slick at the Lucky Damocles Casino. Failure is not an option. What will you do?
I'm a contributing writer to this point-and-click adventure set on Alternia far, far in the future. With a delightful cast of carapacians, unique puzzles, and an exciting story, this game directed by UberTheMeh is sure to tickle your fancy.
Find out more on the project's Twitter!
Projected release date: 2021.
will it homestuck?
Will it Homestuck is a podcast about putting things in the Homestuck blender to see what comes out. In other words, we classpect things that aren't Homestuck.
I'm the main host and editor, the social media monkey, and the main Discord server admin. Anyone can make an episode, but I do everything else. Find our episodes on Anchor.fm.
I can do some fun things with my voice! In addition to my live voice acting on the Will it Homestuck streams, here's where else you can hear me speak.
Check out my commissions page if you want me to say anything specific for you!
Pesterquest Fandub - This is a fantastic project currently rolling out quality dubs, complete with music and new sound effects, of the What Pumpkin/Fellow Traveler visual novel. So far, I have appeared as the narrator in Jade's route. Stay tuned to see where else I come in!! ;)
Find updates on the project's Twitter.
articulatelyComposed's Hiveswap: Act 2 Live Dub - I am appearing on Anna's weekly live dub of Hiveswap: Act 2! Right now, we're streaming on Saturdays at times determined the day of on Anna's YouTube channel. Find Part 1 here, with the remaining edited versions forthcoming.
The Baby Is June - I am incredibly pleased and proud to appear as Karkat on Jojo Funk McLovin's operatic epic reimagining of Toby Fox's "The Baby Is You." Please enjoy this masterpiece.
Pumpkin Party Zine - I appeared on the Pumpkin Party Zine as a voice actor! Jonaya Riley wrote and edited "A Splinter of Time Abandoned," and voiced both Maryams, with me as Dave. Download the zine here, and find the YouTube version of just this piece here.
[S] Press Play - I wrote and provided my voice for the piece "How to Diagnose a Vriska," which was all about how we figure out who's the Vriska on my podcast! I was joined by Jonaya Riley, who co-wrote and co-voiced this piece. Download the zine here, and find the YouTube version of just this piece here.
commissions and terms of service
All art, writing, voice acting, graphic design, and other content produced are priced for non-commercial use and may not be used in commercial endeavors.
I reserve the right to post commissions I create to my own social media as examples. However, if you would like me to delay posting on my own social media for spoiler/gift reasons, please let me know ahead of time.
I will begin working after I receive full or partial payment through ko-fi.
I reserve the right to decline any commission.
Commissions are fully refundable until I begin work, at which point I will issue a partial refund proportional to the amount of work already completed.
Please do not send a payment for a commission without communicating with me (unless the payment is explicitly a donation).
I can draw: humans and humanoids (including fankids/fantrolls); portaits; icons; OCs; fandoms (with references); ttrpg characters (like D&D); nonsexual nudity.
I can write: character studies; short stories; drabbles; outlines; fills for memes (ex: "5 times x did y and one time they did z"); audio drama scripts.
I can voice act: single characters; conversations (with myself or a script for other VAs); comic dubs; podfics; game dubs.
I can design: cover art, graphics, character sheets, Twitch overlays.
I WILL NOT MAKE: Explicit art or voice acting (writing is okay); Sexual or sensual content involving minors; Extreme content (pedophilia, incest, beastiality, nonconsensual or dubiously consensual relations); antisemitic, racist, transphobic, or otherwise bigoted content.
Please let me know if you're working on a non-commerical Homestuck fan project - depending on my availability, I would almost certainly love to help!
$2/100 words - Rough edit, basic formatting
$4/100 words - Polished edit, basic formatting, Pesterlog format conversion
Note that these rates assume minimal worldbuilding (drabbles; short pieces; OCs with reference information; fanfiction in a fandom I'm familiar with; etc.), or allowing me to do simple worldbuilding (e.g., "write me a short saturday morning cartoon parody," or "write x character reacting to y"). Additional worldbuilding will be an additional charge. Contact me for more info.
I will write NSFW fic, with the following caveats: Clients requesting NSFW must be 18+, and I have to be comfortable with the content you request. I reserve the right to reject a NSFW commission due to my comfort level with the subject matter.
Examples of previous writing are in my completed works list. DM me on Twitter or Discord for commercial writing rates.
voice acting commissions
Includes basic audio editing. Minimum price is a 2-5 minute recording.
Character Voicing - $1-2 per line, $24 minimum
Narration - $24 per finished minute; $48 minimum
Find my demos and past commissions on Soundcloud and YouTube.
my style (examples below). please provide references.
thin pencil lines - noses - more complex anatomy - shading optional
icon - $15 | half body - $24 | full body - $33
"hiveswap time" style (examples below). please provide references.
thin pencil lines - noodle arms - no noses - no shading - limited color palette
icon - $12 | half body - $21 | full body - $30
tiny god tier emotes (examples below). please provide god tier, hair color/design, and any desired details.
1 emote - $6 | 3 emotes - $15 | 6 emotes - $27
graphic design commissions
Non-commercial graphic design. All examples are listed below prices.
Simple Graphics or Character Sheet - $15 | solid background - 2 fonts - commissioner provides character art
More Complex Graphics - $24 | image or pattern backgrounds - graphics and icons - 3+ fonts - photo editing and effects - commissioner provides assets as needed
(add a character sheet onto an art commission - +$12)
Here's the progress of my current commissions!
|Belmont System||Half Body + 1 Character - My Style||Yes||In Progress - Sketching|
Allegations from Clever Telling
On 5/9/2021, I was made aware of a document circulating detailing allegations of abuse and sexual assault from Clever Telling, my former roommate and podcast cohost. The document is linked here for posterity.
My response to the allegations is detailed below. I offer this evidence in the form of a timeline because Clever admits that she does not have an accurate memory of the situation (which is incredibly convenient), and because she explicitly refuses to offer any evidence herself. This document may be updated with screenshots and further evidence as I collect it.
Everything in this document is as I recall it happening.
CW: Mention of sexual assault, misgendering by a parental figure, and mention of violent abuse.
TLDR: Clever Telling, a.k.a. Sabrina Hawthorne, a.k.a. Ramona Hawthorne, a.k.a. Priestess Crow, a.k.a. Witch Child, a.k.a. November Pine, a.k.a. Quinn Tate, a.k.a. a whole lot more, is a shitty person with tendencies to be creepy around children and who attempted to physically harm me after not paying rent for almost a year. I don't personally consider her an abuser, but she is a shitty person.
While she was living with me, Clever took advantage of myself and my partner. There isn’t abuse on either side in my opinion - this is a roommate situation that did not work out, a little bit because of the pandemic but mostly because in my opinion Clever did not want to actually work to help us or herself. The below text details the timeline from my perspective.
In August of 2019, Clever meets my roommate K on Bumble BFF. All three of us meet at a restaurant and chat. Clever hits on my roommate a lot, who has to reject her several times.
My roommate K leaves in September 2019.
Clever visits on Halloween 2019 and said she would move into her car at the beginning of December 2019 if she doesn't find a place to move. My partner R, who had previously lived in their car with their partners, took her seriously, as did I. It is worth noting here that she had no problem going back to her parents at the end of all of this.
My partner R moves in in the first week of December 2019. Clever is set to move in on the second week into my two-bedroom apartment. When we picked up Clever from her hometown, she wanted to hang out with two fifteen year olds in the children's section of Barnes and noble. We did also visit her best friend and ex boyfriend (recently 18) at his job as well.
Clever moves in and gives us $500 her father gave her. We lived in the apartment for two months before moving together to a house.
The first or second night she was living with us, she told me about how she had sexually assaulted someone in her hometown and that was why she didn’t have any friends her age there. As I recall her telling it, she told me she had one beer, then cornered a girl and wouldn’t stop hitting on her, and the girl’s friends had to pull her off. She told me she spent a lot of time afraid the girl’s friends would try to get revenge for what she did. Her only friends in her hometown now are the two (currently aged) fifteen year olds and the (currently) eighteen year old, who she met a year and a half ago (I believe) at pride.
At this time, she also admits that she has memory problems as well as significant dissociative episodes.
Clever and I did hook up a few times at the beginning of our relationship. I tried very hard to respect her boundaries and consent, including navigating her mental state. Without revealing personal information about Clever, she experiences specific dissociative states of mind that can impact consent, so I tried to be extremely careful during the few times we had encounters. I was always careful to ask if she wanted things and if situations were okay. If she feels that I pressured her into anything, I’m not going to argue with her, but I never set out to hurt her during any of our sexual encounters.
We start WIH. The first episode happens after we watch Frozen. I hadn't seen it all the way through, but she had…. Forceful opinions on it. At the time, I agreed with those opinions because I really wanted a cohost to do the podcast with me. That wasn’t cool of me, and I admit that! I later took down these episodes because of how uncomfortable they made me when I listened back six months later.
Clever edits the WIH episodes at first because I work.
When we moved into the house, Clever gets the master bed and bath bc I didn't feel like having an upstairs bedroom with my chronic pain. I WFH to deal with becoming more disabled. My partner works at a bus company. Clever initially won't find a job. She delivers newspapers for a bit but never gets paid for it. She tries transcribing videos but it doesn't pay well.
COVID hits. My partner is furloughed and i'm the only one working. Rent is 2k. We manage to pay rent every month after my partner picks up a contracted job but it's close. We buy Clever all of her food, as well as our own.
Clever and I get into an argument after an altercation with a teenager on our server. We were kind of mean to them so I wanted to give it time (overnight) and then apologize the next day. Clever insists we need to both message the teenager (Note: we are both in our early 20s!) immediately to apologize. I insist that we need to give them space since we're adults and they're a teenager. Clever insists she can never forgive me for not immediately apologizing to this teenager. (I disagreed with them about fucking homestuck 2. That's it! We did eventually apologize.)
A bit after this argument, Clever hands me a few pieces of art I had drawn for her and she put up on her "family art wall" in her room. She says that because she can never forgive me for mistreating a child, she doesn't want to look at any of this art anymore and that I need to take it back.
Clever and I try to reconcile a few days after this argument. I point out that it is actually really creepy that she has been talking with these fifteen year olds about a lot of personal stuff, and that she really kind of has been grooming them. She does not respond well to this. She threatens to slap me if I ever accused her of grooming her fifteen year old friends again "because they're her family."
Clever stops editing episodes of WIH. She cites her ADHD. I am the sole editor of episodes from the Harry Potter episodes she appeared on with Sin moving forward.
We are having trouble keeping up with the amount of food Clever eats, especially because she doesn't work and has specific food needs due to her autism (goldfish, naan, and ice cream, mostly). We are buying 2-4 gallons of ice cream a week at one point. We went through four pounds of chocolate syrup in three weeks. A Costco-sized box of Goldfish with three individual bags would usually be gone in a week. I started hiding desserts I wanted to eat so I could be sure I'd get to them before they disappeared. She also would repeatedly use the oven at 350 degrees to heat the toaster naan instead of using the toaster, then walk away from the oven while it was on and leave it for hours. I genuinely thought the house was going to accidentally burn down.
Clever was also incredibly disrespectful of our space. She refused to do any chores beyond her own laundry and occasionally the dishes. She couldn't clean the bathroom because she "didn't like unsanitary things" (so her bathroom was never cleaned! Gross!), she couldn't help with other chores because ADHD made it hard, so I pretty much was a full-time housekeeper as well as working a full-time job with unpaid overtime.
At one point, I came downstairs in the morning to find melted candle wax strewn over the entire counter, several different types of utensils and bowls, and inside my cast iron pan. The wax was strongly scented and had dried on the pan, making any food I cooked in it taste like soap. I had to throw out a three-month-old cast iron pan that was supposed to last at least a decade.
She also drove my car without my permission and left the headlights on for four days, killing my battery. We had to replace the entire thing because it permanently died - my car wouldn't jumpstart with the old battery.
Overall, Clever didn't just not pay rent - she damaged our things and environment and refused/couldn't pay to fix the things she broke.
At this point, I ask Clever to try to find a job to help. She can't find anything. I ask what name she's applying under. She is using a name she wants to use legally that is the name of a mythical figure. I feel bad but tell her she'll have better luck applying under her birth last name and a modified version of her birth first name just to get a job until we can save to get everyone's name changed. She accuses me of being transphobic for this but I also have to work under my legal name because I don't have the money to get mine changed. So!
She eventually gets a job at a thrift store. She makes $13 an hour and gets 20 hours a week. She then tells me she can't afford to give me $300 a month. I call her bullshit and point out the math.
Things take a turn from here. She mostly stays upstairs and avoids us. I get angrier and angrier about not getting anything from her, and ask her to start buying her own food again.
We ask her to move out by September. I get increasingly worried she won't be able to find a place to move to, since she doesn't seem to be making an effort.
One day, I am sitting outside talking to a friend online when they ask me how I’ll be dealing with Clever leaving the podcast. I say something like “oh, she hasn’t been editing at all recently so I’ve kind of assumed she wasn’t working on it anymore, so I’ll be picking up the slack I guess,” and they reply that no, Clever has just announced in the podcast Discord server that she’s leaving the podcast. I walk upstairs to confront her and we get in a shouting match. After that, she pretty much ignored us.
A week or two later, she came downstairs to do her laundry and made some comment about how I shouldn’t move her laundry out of the washer (I think) and I kind of went off on her about not paying rent, not contributing to groceries, not editing the podcast very well, and a whole bunch of other things. She was above me on the stairs and stepped down far enough to hold me by the base of my throat, say very clearly “I’m not choking you,” and hold me there for a moment while she told me she wasn’t going to hurt me but she could. I yelled for my partner and R came over to break us up, and I luckily got away unscathed.
When her father arrived, he was very grumpy and angry and clearly upset that Clever had to move back in with him. I sat in the living room making sure they didn’t break anything or take anything that wasn’t Clever’s, holding our dog and a baseball bat because Clever had mentioned before that her father was violent.
She went upstairs and I asked her father if I was going to get any of the rent she didn’t pay from him. He starts yelling that he didn’t consent to his “son” coming to live here, and demanded the $500 he gave her back from us. I told him that I wasn’t going to give him the money he gave us to help house his DAUGHTER, and he started screaming at me about disrespecting him. Clever came back down in the middle of that. I never attempted to "incite abuse," I simply defended myself (and Clever!) against a violent and abusive man who I had to allow into my home.
Clever left, and I called her a “kidfucker” before slamming the front door. I never got the $10,000+ she owed me in back rent, I never got paid back for any of the groceries we bought her, or the clothes, or the HRT, or any of the other myriad things we bought for her while she lived with us.
Pretty much nothing happened until 5/9/2021, when I (stupidly) sent her a Venmo request for $10,000 "for back rent" because I am still really pissed off I had to pay $24,000 in rent in 2020 with little assistance. I did not expect a response. That was probably what prompted her to write her original letter.
She lost our mutual online friends over this situation because she refused to pay rent, tried to hurt me, and took advantage of me. That's it.
I don’t think she’s a bad or horrible or abusive person, but she sure does suck to live with. I don't think any of the people I'm still friends with think she's abusive either. If she’s willing to make up a sexual assault to try to smear me, then that’s up to her, but I have an eyewitness to her threatening to slap me and to her holding me by the throat. Also, again, most people don’t date 17 year olds when they are 22. At this point, I consider her to be incredibly creepy and definitely in need of some serious help, but she’s no longer my problem to take care of. I will never get that money back and I just do not care anymore.