I was intending to do these more often, but I am seriously distractable. Time for musician number two!
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Mark “AgentParsec” Hadley. His musical themes will live forever in our memories of such heroes as Rose, Jade, Nannasprite, and… Problem Sleuth?
Hell yes! Hadley got a head start on making music for MSPA when he composed a Problem Sleuth theme that Hussie linked to from John’s CD rack just a few pages into Act 1.
His kernelsprite theme “Harlequin” became the second piece used in Homestuck itself when part of it was heard upon entering the kitchen and again when Rose created the harlequin sprite.
Other early tracks by Hadley include:
Rose’s theme “Aggrieve”, appearing first as a violin arrangement by Andrew Huo and then as a strife theme,
“Sburban Countdown”, a short Jungle remix which marked the End of Act 1 as well as a psycheout version for WV packing up Can Town that Hadley would later use in “Sburban Reversal” on Vol. 7,
“Nannaquin”, a Harlequin variation made to sound warped with age for Nannasprite’s introduction,
“Skies of Skaia” for Nanna’s description of Skaia,
“Dead Shuffle” for the Intermission sneak peek,
“Hardlyquin”, a Harlequin variation in the same overdramatic style as Brown’s “Revelawesome”, for John going mental,
“Carefree Victory”, a Huo arrangement of Hadley’s “Carefree Action”, for Jade’s victory fanfare, and
“Bed of Rose’s” (ugh horrible comma) for Rose falling asleep.
After that, Hadley’s contributions to canon tapered off. His Anthem remix “Homestuck” scored Karkat’s hate at first sight at the beginning of Act 5 Act 2.
The latest use of Hadley’s work was in Veilbound level three, where two pieces set the progressively creepy mood of Nepeta’s walkaround: “Blackest Heart”, which is allegedly a Black remix but I don’t hear it myself, and “Midnight Calliope”.
Two Harlequin remixes appeared later on, but I’ll cover those in their respective remixers’ spotlights.
Hadley is also a computer game developer involved in the Slender series. He created the first game on his own, Slender: The Eight Pages, and helped with the sequel Slender: The Arrival.
Before Homestuck he composed the finale of the old Dan Miller sprite comic Kid Radd and also contributed music to a stillborn Kid Radd video game project. MrCheeze has the tracks and more info here.
Single by Hadley:
Originals by Hadley:
Self-remixes by Hadley:
Other remixes by Hadley: