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Karkat's Theme

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Tags: Karkat, Meteor

By Toby Fox ( Bandcamp , Twitter , External ( ) .
Cover art by gelasticat ( Twitter , DeviantArt , Bandcamp ) .
Released 3/14/2011.
Art released 10/25/2017.
Duration: 1:58.

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Sheet music by Tsuwami
Flute line by Midnight.Gem
Piano score by Purple1222119
Duet scores by Avelynchii

Download MIDI/project files:

MIDI by garret866 (piano)
MIDI by Unknown

Artist commentary:

Toby Fox:

(Karkat Walkabout)

Alternia began when I created Crustacean.

AlterniaBound began when Andrew asked me for a looping version of that track - Crustacean - to use in a flash. Initially this song was simply so, but after I learned more about the scope and depth of the AlterniaBound project... I decided that more of a change was in order for the track. (It was at that point that I also decided it would be cool to have some hidden tracks... leading to the early premiere of many tracks that would eventually be on Homestuck Vol. 6: Heir Transparent.

A little while ago, I finished the "final version" of this track. It's not incredibly melodic or wrenchingly dire like my usual fare, but it still remains one of my own personal favorites:

  • It's pompous, alien, and goofy - in short, pretty accurate of Karkat and Alternia as a whole
  • It subtly implies that tuba is Karkat's instrument of choice, which we all know is entirely true

I hope you like it too. And if you don't, I hope it pisses you off as much as it annoys Karkat to have this song play wherever he goes. That's all I can hope for.


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