Professions of (platonic) love between the two members created the acronym ILYNTW, as well as its response, ILYNTWT.
AS OF DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 THIS LOVE IS NONPLATONIC AND THE TWO HAVE ENTERED A RELATIONSHIP FRAUGHT WITH DORKERY.
It was many and many a year ago, in a kindgom by the sea -- wait, it started on Tumblr.
On September 21st, 2010, Sir Oliver asked Brackets to be his (not original) penguin life mate. Brackets, of course, said yes.
When it was decided that all penguin life mates would get a new title, they decided to make it Penguin Life Chums. The term "Penguin Life Chum" was suggested for two reasons. The first reason was that "chum" is an incredibly fancy word. The second reason was that it was a play on words. Both Brackets and Sir Oliver are fond of puns/plays on words.
When it was all said and done, they pranced around the Yada board proclaiming their (NTW) love.
Oliver and Brackets live in an electric blue sea anenome in the town of Rock Bottom. The Daleks from Victory of the Daleks, painted many colours by Oliver, roam around the house serving tea. The living room of the sea anenome is decorated with Kate Beaton prints. The walls are a brown and tan damask print. The floor is purple shag carpeting (who cares if it's hard to clean?). There is also a totally mollusk disco ball. Book shelves line the wall and the furniture is Art Deco. There's a vintage record player and tons of vinyl. The walls are filled with ironic posters (50s sexism, Soviet propaganda, etc.).
Their bedroom is very crustacean. They sleep in bunk beds (Jim; bottom, Oliver; top.) and the bunk bed has a slide. The room has many beanbags.
THE BEGINNING OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF... AWESOMENESS, I GUESSEdit
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 2011
Isidore: If I were to ask you out as a serious thing, what would your reaction be
Jimboree: Well, I would be happy. As I'm sure you know, my only real issue is that I'm so much older than you (even though with your extra maturity and my lack of it it doesn't really seem that way).
Isidore: Yeah I know that is an issue for you but um, would you say yes despite that and we could work through that?
Jimboree: I'm sure we could. ...As long as you're not trying to trap me for To Catch a Predator.
Isidore: Well, not hypothetically now, if I were to ask you out RIGHT THIS SECOND, would you say yes and could I change my Facebook status because that is VERY IMPORTANT?
Jimboree: Yes. Yes.
And then Isidore devolved into a neanderthal with TOO MANY questions. They both flailed.
Bromances They Resemble Edit
Oliver's counterpart is listed first.
- Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
- Spock and Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
- Shawn and Gus (Psych)
- The Master and The Doctor (Doctor Who)*
- Harry Potter and Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
- Voldemort and Quirrell (Harry Potter; A Very Potter Musical)
- Jeeves and Wooster (Jeeves and Wooster)
- Joey and Chandler (Friends)
- Arthur and Merlin (Merlin)
- Hiro and Ando (Heroes)
- Patrick and Spongebob (Spongebob Squarepants)
- Bert and Ernie (Sesame Street)
- Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx
*While this is questionably a bromance, this list required a Doctor Who reference.
Jim, "WHY IS THIS HOUSE SO AMAZING? It contains things I didn't even know I wanted until just now."
Jim, "Canada's more like secretly badass. We have all these amazing rights that no one knows about."
Oliver, "That is so like Canada, too."
Jim, "And yes, Doctorism would be an excellent religion. I know for a fact it's already impacted my moral code."
Oliver, "I feel like we're taking a step in the right direction more and more everyday."
Jim, "You could sell souvenir buckets for your creys at your concerts."
Oliver, "We need a Brack signal."
Jim, "What, to get me on IM?"
Oliver, "Yeah. Just flash it over your apartment..."
Jim, "If you can find a light strong enough to shine from Texas to Ontario..."
Oliver, "The light of my love."
Jim, "Why can't I see it?! D:"
Oliver, "You just need to OPEN YOUR EEEEEYEEEES. I SEE. YOUR EYES ARE OPEN!"
- Their song is Always by Erasure.
- Their second song, describing the fact that they do everything UNDERWATER, is Underwater Friends.
Sir Oliver's Rap for BracketsEdit
On 2 October, Sir Oliver returned to the Yadathread after a brief hiatus and, at 8:24 PM PST, posted the following rap he had written for Brackets while he was away:
I'm reading Homestuck,
And it's just your luck,
I'm writing you a rap,
Drawing it out like a map,
I love you NOT THAT WAY,
And I just wanna say,
You're the best PLC a yada could ask for any day,
We're tight like skinny jeans,
Three sizes too small but what does it mean?
We're mind twins,
Forever 'til the end,
If you want to break us,
You might as well give up,
We're attached for life like platonic soul mates,
Isn't it great?
I don't care that you're Canadian,
You're still pure WIN,
If I had a TARDIS, you'd be my companion,
Like Amy Pond,
Just don't try to snog me,
I'll punch you so hard that you can't see,
But I still love you,
What else can I do?
You're my Penguin Life Chum,
We're stuck like gum,
So don't worry,
You're still my bucket keeper,
You can roam around with my buckets like a creeper,
I know CM's been stealing your thunder,
But you haven't committed a blunder,
I only use that bucket to crey over him,
It's overflowing so now it's sink or swim,
Grab my buckets, dear,
Please bring them here,
I will fill them with my tears,
Over the fact that you felt so unneeded,
I'm carving this in stone so please read it,
You will always be my PLC,
This sick rhyme is for you to see,
Take these words to heart,
Our souls will never part,
We're penguin bonded,
If I yelled, "Expecto Patronum!" you'd be my patronus,
So don't doubt us,
We're tight like a troll and their lusus,
We're Sherlock Holmes and John Watson,
The original bromance,
We're my OTP; you better believe it,
Our platonic love makes the shippers go batshit,
My dear Watson, you don't need to be a detective,
Without your friendship, what kind of life would I live?
But if somehow we feel apart,
I'd need a doctor to fix my broken heart,
So don't let us grow away,
I'll do my part so thay we stay;
Best friends forever,
Penguin life chums,
No one can replace you,
You're number one.
Brackets' Drawings for Sir OliverEdit
In return for writing such a beautiful song, Brackets drew some pictures of the twosome for Sir Oliver.
The first depicts the Chums as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, who are pirates who have sailed on the Salty Yada to Antarctica to feed penguins. Oliver appears as Sherlock, and Brackets appears as John.
Apparently Brackets also has a "thing" for cable-knit jumpers.
Pun Times TogetherEdit
Ollz: YOU CAN CALL ME DETECTIVE PUNLOCK HOLMES
Jim Jam: AND DOCTOR JOHN WATSPUN
Ollz: SO MUCH BETTER THAN MY PUNSON
Jim Jam: THAT IS WHY I MAKE THE PUNS AROUND HERE
Ollz: WELL I GUESS THAT MAKES ME REPUNGNANT
Jim Jam: OR RE-PUN-DANT
Ollz: ARE MY LACK OF SKILLS REPUNDABLE?
Jim Jam: I NEVER WANT A REPUND ON YOUR WORDPLAY
Ollz: I STOLE THEM FROM THE PUNSAURUS ANYWAYS
Jim Jam: DID YOU ROB THEM AT PUNPOINT?
Ollz: I EVEN PUNNED THE TRIGGER
Jim Jam: YOU DESPUNRADO, YOU
Ollz: I'M THE BADDEST PUNDIT
Jim Jam: I'LL GET YOU A BOTTLE OF SARSPUNRILLA
Ollz: OR MAYBE A BOTTLE OF YOUR FINEST ALCOPUN
Jim Jam: I'LL RUN DOWN TO THE PUN AND GET IT FOR YOU
Ollz: JUST DO IT IN A FASHPUNLY MANNER
Jim Jam: OH, I WILL. WANT ANYTHING ELSE WHILE I'M THERE? STEAK ON A PUN?
Ollz: MAYBE SOME PUNLESS RIBS AND A BASKET OF PUNION RINGS
Jim Jam: I'LL JUST PUN DOWN THERE AND GET THOSE THEN
Ollz: THANK YOU. JUST LET ME GET OUT ME PUNEY.
Jim Jam: NOPE, THIS PUN'S ON ME
Ollz: EVEN FOR SUCH A PUNRESPECTABLE MAN AS MYSELF?
Jim Jam: OF COURSE. YOU'RE LIKE A PUN TO ME, MY BOY
Ollz: PUNCLE, YOU'RE LIKE THE FATHER I WAS PUNLUCKY ENOUGH TO NEVER HAVE.
Jim Jam: AH, YOU YOUNG PUN-KS WARM MY HEART
Ollz: OR MAYBE IT'S THE PUNDY.
Jim Jam: AL PUNDY? OR TED PUNDY?
Ollz: I HOPE TO PUNSUS NEITHER
Jim Jam: YEAH, TED PUNDY ISN'T THE KIND OF GUY YOU'D WANT AT YOUR PARTIES
Ollz: YOU COULD SAY HE'S NOT EXACTLY THE LIFE OF THE PUNTIES
Jim Jam: THAT PUN WAS SO BAD, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH ON PUNDAY TO MAKE UP FOR IT
Ollz: I HOPE I STILL GET SENT TO PUNVEN OR EVEN PUNGATORY
Jim Jam: YOU'D BETTER HOPE SO. THE PUNGEONS OF HELL ARE PUNGENT TO SAY THE LEAST
Ollz: WHERE IS MY GUARDIAN PUNGEL WHEN I NEED THEM?
Jim Jam: PROBABLY ANSWERING EVERYONE'S PUNYERS
Ollz: NOW THAT WAS JUST PUNFUL
Jim Jam: I KNOW. I SHALL HAVE TO DO YEARS OF PUNANCE FOR THAT ONE
Ollz: I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE UP FOR BREAKING ONE OF THE TEN PUNMANDMENTS
Jim Jam: THE PUN-ISHMENTS WILL BE SEVERE, BUT I WILL ENDURE
Ollz: CAN I SUGGEST TO YOU TO BUILD UP GOOD PUNMA?
Jim Jam: I'M GOING TO HAVE TO IF I WANT TO BE REINPUNATED AS SOMETHING GOOD
Ollz: I CAN ONLY TELL YOU TO ASK FOR PUNDANCE FROM YOUR SPIRIT PUNIMAL
Jim Jam: I'LL HAVE TO GO ON A VISPUN QUEST
Ollz: I THOUGHT THAT WAS ONLY FOR PUNCES AND NATIVE PUNMERICANS
Jim Jam: I GUESS I CAN'T, THEN. DON'T WANT TO COMMIT CULTURAL APPUNPRIATION
Ollz: I'M SORRY. MAYBE YOU CAN MEDITATE AT A PUNCTUARY?
Jim Jam: PERHAPS. I MAY HAVE TO STOP BY THE PUNNERY AND SEE WHAT THE SISTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT
Ollz: OR MAYBE THE SHEPUN CAN HELP YOU. JUST ASK HIM TO OPUN HIS BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE.
Jim Jam: I WILL ASK HIM. MAYBE THERE IS SOME HELPFUL ADVICE IN THE GOSPUN OF JOHN
Ollz: JUST HAVE PUNTIENCE AND YOU CAN BE SAVED.
Jim Jam: I WILL PRAY TO THE FATHER, THE PUN, AND THE HOLY GHOST FOR GUIDENCE
Ollz: AS LONG AS YOU ADMIT YOUR PUNBLEMS YOU WILL NOT BE SPUNNED
Jim Jam: PRAISE PUNSUS. I DON'T WANT TO END UP FACING SATPUN ON JUDGEMENT DAY
Ollz: NO, I DON'T THINK YOU'LL MEET PUNCIFER. YOU'RE NOT THAT DISPUNSTING.
Jim Jam: NOT EVEN AFTER ALL THESE PUNS? I DO WORRY ABOUT FACING ALL THESE DEPUNS
Ollz: TOO BAD WE'RE NOT IN SUPUNATURAL WITH THE PUNCHESTERS TO HELP US
Jim Jam: AND THEIR IMPUNLA
Ollz: THE METALLIPUN
Jim Jam: I DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT SUPUNATURAL TO MAKE MORE PUNS D:
Ollz: WELL BEFORE WE MOVE ON, LET'S NOT FORGET THEIR TRUNK FULL OF WEAPUNS
Jim Jam: ARE DEMONS SUSCEPTIBLE TO PUNS AND BULLETS?
Ollz: ONLY IF THE BULLETS ARE PUNNED WITH ROCK SALT.
Jim Jam: I DID NOT KNOW YOU COULD EX-PUN-GE A DEMON WITH SALT. LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY
Ollz: YOU CAN'T. YOU STILL HAVE TO PERFORM AN EXPUNCISM BUT IT DOES HURT LIKE HELL.
Jim Jam: WAS THAT AN UNINTENTIONAL NON-PUN PUN?
Ollz: I BELIEVE IT WAS PUNINTENTIONAL
Jim Jam: AH, YOU ARE A TRUE MASTER OF THIS PUNOMENON
Ollz: THE WAY YOU FLATTER ME IS PUNBELIEVABLE.
Jim Jam: I AM A PUNSTOPPABLE FLIRT, MY DEAR
Ollz: CAN YOU HEAR MY HEART PUNDING?
Jim Jam: SIX WAYS FROM PUNDAY
Ollz: IT'S BEATING LIKE A PUN
Jim Jam: DUE TO MY PUNRESISTIBLE CHARM?
Ollz: YOU KNOW I'M PUNDICTED.
Jim Jam: BECAUSE MY LOVE MY LOVE MY LOVE IS YOUR DRUG~
Ollz: C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER
Ollz: IT WAS PUN WHILE IT LASTED
Jim Jam: YES IT WAS. I SUPPOSE YOU ARE THE PUNGEON MASTER OF THIS CONVERSATION
Ollz: THANK YOU, KIND SIR. I WON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MY PUNDERS.
Jim Jam: GOOD. YOU MUST RULE THE DENIZENS OF PUNLANDIA BENEVOLENTLY
Ollz: I'LL TRY TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY KINGPUN AND MY PUNJECTS.
Ollz: ARE YOU STILL PUNCTIONING?
Jim Jam: YES
Jim Jam: I THINK MY DEFEAT AT YOUR HANDS HAS RENDERED ME PUN-LESS, THOUGH
Ollz: WELL AT LEAST YOU DIDN'T PUN AWAY.
Jim Jam: I WILL NEVER PUN FROM YOU
Ollz: HOLD ME, JIM. HOLD ME UNTIL WE'RE PUN.
Jim Jam HOLDS OLLZ
Ollz WEEPS IN HAPPUNESS
Jim Jam HAS A DIRTY MIND AND LAUGHED AT THAT
Ollz EDITTED IT SO IT DOESN'T LOOK SO PUNNY
Jim Jam STILL SAW IT
Ollz KNOWS BUT WE CAN PUNGET IT
Jim Jam RECORDS IT FOR HISTORICAL POSTERITY
Jim Jam: PUNSTERITY?
Ollz: PUNSTERITY IS PUNTASTIC
Jim Jam: KIND OF REMINDS ME OF MONASTERY, THOUGH
Ollz: WITH PUNNHA
Ollz: AND HIS PUNKS
Ollz: AND THEIR PUNHAWKS
Ollz: I MEAN WAIT
Jim Jam: OKAY, NOW I'M THINKING OF PIRANHA
Jim Jam: WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY BRAIN
Jim Jam: DEADLY BEAST OF THE AMAZPUN RIVER
Ollz: EATING THE AMAZPUNIAN WOMPUN
Jim Jam: AND MEN. PIRANHA DON'T DISCRIMINATE
Ollz: THEY CHOMP AT PUNIS AND VAGPUNA
And then we died.