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With Homestucks final (or next to final) update coming up in only THREE months I would say now is a good time to start the final reread. At a casual pace if you start today you'll be able to finish the entire comic and refresh your memory before the update without rushing your way through. Go ahead. Take one last victory lap.
To help I'm gonna leave the Homestuck book commentaries in the second post here for the first three acts.

In the meantime I'm gonna dump some of the oldest fanart I have to try and get that old homestuck sensawundah back.
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Book 1
http://pastebin.com/
Book 2
http://pastebin.com/
Book 3
http://pastebin.com/m4FQtWnH
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>>78965286
pffft good work pastebin
Book 1
http://pastebin.com/kJhVQh4K

Book 2
http://pastebin.com/c55k0UK8

Book 3
http://pastebin.com/m4FQtWnH
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heres the mega link for the .docs if you want em for whatever reason.

https://mega.nz/#!yAwzSApa!-G2h9LPf9FqB0CAr3uYKe-TgNufkUnTaTY8v0DYniAA
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this is an ooold one
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>>78965066
a bump for you sir
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>>78965788
thanks. seems like everytime I drop the commentary links the threads always die.

Maybe it means people are too busy reading to post? I hope so it took a long time to write it all down
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What was your reason for reading homestuck? Were you able to hop one when the iron was hot back in 2010/2012? Start during Problem Sleuth?

I became aware of the comic in 2010 when descend hit
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I remember watching the flash and having no idea what was happening but that my friends were going nuts over it. After that I forgot about it again for a good long while.
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When it started getting crazy popular in Act 5 one of my friend pestered me into reading it. I remember being confused as to how it worked thinking I was on someone elses save file.

I gave it a good chance and was HOOKED on the compounding mysteries presented in the first act. And I absolutely adored the overly complex game mechanics.
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I knew I was really truly digging the comic when I got to [S] Act 4 and LOWAS stunned me. Looking back now it was just a walk around flash exploring and some bare bones combat but god damn when I got to that page was I not feeling a serious sense of wonder and exploration.

Felt like I was on a legit adventure like when I was little playing in the woods with my brothers
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well.

stay cool nothsg. Seems like nows not the time. I'll probably stop by the next HS thread that comes up and drop the links again.

I'll be starting my own reread tonight. Took me 2 weeks last time to catch up from page 1 to eridans intro so we'll see how it ends up.
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>>78965614
>Fan-created alchemizations

There isn't anywhere near enough of these.
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Let's look back on the good(?) times.
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One of the bigger contributions to the comics crazy popularity was definitely the alchemization. Thats such a great concept it allows you to make any crazy thing your imagination can think up.

I made A LOT of The Overseer Project items in my spare time. Fun text based game that was. Recently had a big update too with consorts and stuff.
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>>78966123
>>78965984
>>78965614
>>78965588
>>78965459
>white kids
the modern fandom would never allow this
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Victory lap? No.

Bring out the bells. Ding Dong the comic is almost finally dead.
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>>78966083
>sometime around 2011 I think
>not even sure how I found out about the comic but I ended up giving it a shot
>fell in love with it due to the same reasons you described in your later posts
>read and catch up with the comic just in time to witness [S] Cascade drop
>extremely jaded around that time
>find out about the mess of a fandom, stop following the comic around the time Dirk was introduced
>fall 2015
>remember that Homestuck exists
>"I remember the fanbase being terrible, but was it really that bad?"
>reread everything up to act 6 in a day
>remembered why I loved the comic in the first place
I wish I wasn't such a cunt back then and stuck around to talk about the comic with /co/, but now those days are long gone. I'm a bit grateful though since I got to read act 6 without any of the pauses.
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>>78968219
it won't be dead until everyone who was involved with its production or has read it is executed
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>>78966269


I started reading Homestuck from the start. I learned about Hussie's work after Ryan North posted a link from his comic to Andrew's. Andrew was just a little under half-way done with Problem Sleuth at the time.

I liked Homestuck when it started. A lot of other people who had loved Problem Sleuth did not. Quite a few of them thought it was taking too long, but my favorite parts of Problem Sleuth were the slower beginning parts too. What got my really involved with Homestuck was WV: ascend. Joined the forum, got really really involved. And then sort of... just lost interest once Act 5 Act 2 started. Andrew changed focus too much for me. Still read, but haven't really enjoyed it for years.
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>>78965286
>>78965331
>>78965393
>>78965459
>>78965521

Who are you? You're clearly one of the ones involved in the fandom early.
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When all is said and done, was it worth seven years?
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>>78968463
Im just a random fan. For all my MSPA stuff I go by rambunctiousHooligan or hawkofrawk on tumblr.
Only stuff I've done for homestuck is contribute in /co/ sings gamebro and make the lordenglishposts tumblr

Been using /hsg/ from around murderstuck to when it got shitcanned around cascade then drifted around posting every now and then in these threads.

>>78968649
I've been asking myself that a lot lately and I'd have to say the amount of enjoyment I've gotten from this comic has been worth the time. Homestuck is probably my favorite...thing. It being a huge part of almost a third of my life (mostly during teenage formative years) is probably a large part of it.
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>>78969037
>hawkofrawk on tumblr.
Oh hey. you're one of my followers.

then again a good portion of hst probably is
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>>78965286
>>78965331
>>78965459
>>78965984
>redhead Dave
Godsdamn, that really takes me back.
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>>78969160
oh son of a bitch is that john as trump dave as bernie and rose as hillary
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>>78969275
yeah
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>>78969310
I swear we have the exact same sense of humor.

Never stop doodling these things they consistently make me laugh.
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>>78968124
It was a simpler time. A more peaceful time. When Homestuck would update, and I'd hear another chiptune remix of Doctor that reminds me why I started reading the comic.

Good times.
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>guys, vrisjohn and karezi are endgame!
>instead of letting vriska rest after act 5 with her alt!John, she is back and trying to claw herself back to relevancy
>everyone on the meteor became retarded
>Aradia was too normal, let's make her into a flanderized creeplord
>"you don't need him"
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Trolls ruined Homestuck. Should have stuck with the Exiles and Humans instead.
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>>78971260
>We could have had a section of Homestuck where the kids end up on post-apocalyptic Earth and have to do puzzles there while spooky shadows watch them
>Completing a puzzle in the ruins of Austin activates something in the ruins of the Frog Temple and vice versa
>Eventually the exiles use a transportalizer to warp the kids back to the game
>They use it on themselves and disappear
>Come Act 6 it turns out they were sent to post-apocalyptic B2 Earth, where they help the B2 kids the same way
>Everyone pulls an effort to rescue them at the end of the story
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>>78971980
Too bad you get Vriska instead.

>Hussie warning people that Scorpio girls are shit tier
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>>78966405
>Looking back now it was just a walk around flash exploring and some bare bones combat but god damn when I got to that page was I not feeling a serious sense of wonder and exploration.

THIS was always my favorite thing about Homestuck. There were other funny webcomics with plot out there, but Homestuck was more than a web"comic". It felt like the first bit of web entertainment to really take advantage of the internet. I mean, there are other works out there that do that, but Homestuck was the first real multimedia web story. It felt like the lid had been blown off of this thing that nobody had ever explored before.

I'm unfortunately as jaded as most people regarding Homestuck nowadays, but I'll always treasure those early days of reading the story. Looking back, it does feel a lot like getting nostalgic over an old videogame. For all the ups and downs, I'm really glad Homestuck was a thing.
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>>78966083
I started late in 2014. My ex was super into it and after we broke up i pathetically thought we could get back together if we bonded over this shitty webcomic. Now I'm in too deep and want to see how it ends.
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>>78966083
Read it during last Summer instead of studying for my exams, after having dropped it in April because I didn't get what was happening in S Descent.
Kinda regret not reading it while it was at its peak and missing most of the fandom as it was happening.
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>>78966083
Man I started reading my first year of college so like 2011 or so after a friend I girl I liked brought it up as something they thought I would like.
I spent about a week of free consuming all of it. I think the first update I was 100% caught up for was the prince is awake shit with dirk.

I really enjoyed all of the fun banter between the 4 kids originally and as the cast bloated I really started to stop caring. I still vividly remember getting chills during the introduction of John's guardian, all the empathizing with Dave and the bullshit with his brother, vriska's redemption just before getting kek'd by terezi. There were so many good moments but none of it actually ever mattered and that's disappointing.

Did Dave ever finish his quest? Did Rose? Did anyone?
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>>78973942
Dave and Rose abandoned their quests, because Dave has PTSD and Rose still has issues with authority so she's sticking it to Skaia like a child. Jade completed hers at Cascade, and John recently finished his, gaining a "final mastery over his confining reality" and becoming a walking deus ex machina. It was pretty satisfying to watch.
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>>78973942
What >>78974039 said. I do think that they're going to have to revisit their quests before the end.
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>>78974039
Why do the Strilondes suck so much at this hero thing.

Well, all except Roxy.
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Being Karkat is suffering.
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>>78974268
I remember when grimbark and roxy meet. I got that first fapfic out
God it's been years since I've bothered being a writefag.
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>>78974268
They're basically the emo-tier brooding loser side of the ecto-teen family.
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>>78974268
They suck because they have to turn the whole thing into an overblown soap opera and overanalyze it and misinterpret what the quests are trying to tell them and play the hurting antihero who's lost in their lives, even before they actually did the goddamn quests they were assigned. Meanwhile John and Jade just did the quests they were given, were rewarded with incomparable power and skill, and made their interpretations after their quests were finally completed. Roxy just wanted to have a good time and rolled with whatever she was given, no matter how absurd or mundane.
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>>78974484
Yeah, they're basically stuck in this line of thinking and haven't really grown out of it during the three-year trip. I also can't help but have the feeling that Dave and Rose's relationships with Karkat and Kanaya respectively, in some manner, is also contributing to them running away from their issues, partly because Karkat and Kanaya have issues of their own and are either incapable or not fully aware of them.
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>there are two Vriskas in the comic
WHY
>implication of Game Over characters being relevant
WHY
>Game Over Karkat and Kanaya not shown in the Remem8er flash
WHY
>fucking Davekat
WHY
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I'm going to wait for you guys to watch the ending, get a tl;dr, and decide if I'm going to bother from there.


Probably not. Maybe I'll read Problem Sleuth and pretend Homestuck never happened.
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>>78967359
I'm down.
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>>78975320
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>>78975349
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>>78975386
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Good thread. Good nostalgia.
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>>78975042
>>Game Over Karkat and Kanaya not shown in the Remem8er flash
You know, that's a valid complaint I had not considered.
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>Homestuck is finally fucking ending
>its been unreadable garbage for way over half its existence
Was it all worth anything to you people?
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>>78975098
As someone that read homestuck archivally after reading Problem Sleuth, up to like... Act 6 part 1, whenever that green piece of shit stopped being a thing for a while, don't even waste your time.
You don't have to pretend HS doesn't exist, just be comfortable in knowing its trash.
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>>78975757
I learned what I should avoid in writing
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>>78975854
And never start a fucking kickstarter when your comic isn't over yet.
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>>78976543
not to mention starting a game kickstarter when you don't even sort of know game development
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>>78969160
Thank god i voted for John E.
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>>78975042
>Game Over characters being relevant
only as foot soldiers/specialists in Tavros DEAD army, I hope
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>>78976766
desu Trump is pretty similiar to Vriska
so he would do good in Homestuck
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>>78975757
I need to know how it ends, but I wish I had stopped reading at Descend. There were a few good moments after that but overall it wasn't worth it.
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>>78966083
Back in 2009 I saw [S] Dave: Accelerate linked from a pokemon forum but didn't care to see anything else for thinking MSPA was a Newgrounds clone.
Then in 2011 my friend recommended PS, I discovered homestuck and stopped archivally reading by A6A3. I was spoiled about trolls and alpha kids, but only because of what pumpking ads, so didn't know the fandom's deal until then.

....What a ride.

>>78975854
Agreed.
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>>78966083
I started back when Homestuck threads were still called MSPA threads. There was a picture of the original ORIGINAL trolls in the OP; Karkat, Terezi, Kanaya, Tavros, and I thought to myself "Oh man Problem Sleuth musta gotten crazier! I better go finish it." Then I finished it and realized Homestuck was an entirely different thing and here we are. Caught up around when Rose entered the medium.
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>>78977122
pretty much this
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>>78977300
Holy shit, I just remembered two specific old fanart images.

One was all the Trolls drawn as actual humans and it was before we were shown how Karkat really looked like.

And the other one was someone predicting how Eridan and Feferi will look like. The artist was spot-on for Feferi looking like a mermaid, but Eridan looked like a legit fantasy troll for being fat and having an ugly face. Oh, and Eridan has Feferi in his giant aquarium glass thing.
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>>78977585
>One was all the Trolls drawn as actual humans and it was before we were shown how Karkat really looked like.
was that the one where karkat had a really swollen alien head?
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>>78977585
Do you got either of them?
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>>78975427
I wonder how many people will sudoku in 4/13. I mean, it could be a thing years ago but now we have stuff like SU, undertale and tomblr romantizing antidepressants.
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>>78969160
Please, all John's going to do is waste his boonbucks on building a wall around the universe to "keep out those green weirdos :)"
and it won't even matter because all the cherubs are already there
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>>78977772
>had a really swollen alien head?
He was also fat and had red eyes if I remember correctly.

>>78977796
The latter one can still be found on MSPAF. That's where I saw it.

I also remember an old image with John and Rose going to kill Terezi and then the follow-up panel with Rose holding Terezi's horns. It was around the update when Dave and Rose got stuck in a doomed session, because John went to his denizen. That one can also be found on MSPAF.
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gamebro is a joke and you know it.
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In how much time can i read this? is it good?
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>>78978108
You dissin' the 'Bro, bro?
>>78978163
I'd say a week, maybe 2 if you read it at a reasonable pace.
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>John - Megaman
>Dave - Protoman
>Karkat - Bass

HOLY SHIT
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>>78978296
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>>78978199
Gamebro is for whiny pink babies. Gamegirl is where it's at.
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>>78978296
Who's Roll? Jade, Rose, or Roxy?
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>>78978371
>dumb gamegrl fan doesn't even know how to spell their favorite mag's name right
Sounds about right
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>>78978392
f-fuck you. It was my phones autocorrect.
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>>78978428
Is taking it in the ass every night because of your phone's autocorrect, too, or is that more of a spellcheck thing
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So what IS homestuck about?
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>>78978730
Howie Mandel's urine.

also some shit about universes or something
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>>78978730
A webcomic with occasional animated and interactive segments whose creator took simple ideas like the Zodiac, Chess Pieces and Pool Balls, turned them into characters and sold it back to the mouth breathing drooling masses.

Also its about a game that destroys your universe. The game uses your choices to create villains for you to defeat, but the main characters completely fucked up by making their Big Boss an unbeatable God, creating an unbeatable game which they then have to hack reality to overcome, causing even more problems. Also timetravel. A lot of it.
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>>78978296
Calliope - Dr. Light
Caliborn - Dr. Wily

or for the hot science girl version:
Terezi - Dr. Light
Vriska - Dr. Wily
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>>78978730
Shitty romance and shenanigans about teenagers.
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>imagine a scenario with karkat getting a makeover instead of vriska
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>>78979498
>hst will never drop meenkat
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I long for days of secretaries and tsunamis.

Also, this is the only homestuck related image I have left on my computer.
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>>78978907
excuse me, I think you you mean

Calliope - Dr. Wily
Caliborn - Dr. Light
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>>78978730
At first a coming-of-age story wrapped up in story about a giant world-ending game that escalates into a battle for all reality

Now it's about people sitting around talking about being gay.
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>>78978730
The comic equivalent of getting blueballed by a really hot girl, who turns out to be a dude with herpes in the first place.
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>>78976560
And don't hire a studio known for not being very good at delivering products and get stricter contracts and legal protection.
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>>78965066
Thanks for the commentaries

>>78966083
I saw it here at the end of hivebent (I remember people shitting themselves over http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004371)
I tried to read it but quickly dropped, after a while (a few months? I don't remember) I binge-read PS, then read HS
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So was Mituna supposed to spite us? Or was it another case where a creator references us but doesn't get it?
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>>78980522
What a surprisingly accurate description
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>>78980913
Exaggerated reference, same with all the A1 trolls. Like how the A2 trolls are parodies of stereotypical internet trolls, A1s are mostly parodies of Tumblr personalities.
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>>78980913
You should know by now Hussie is fairly out of touch with everything and gets his knowledge from his webcomic buddies.
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>>78980816
Man, even looking back Hivebent was way better than the stuff we even got now.
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>>78981104
It had terrible pacing though. Set right after hypeworthy Descend when you just want to read about the kids, you have to slog through 12 troll introductions and them fucking around being useless before the story starts being relevant again. You're expecting a conclusion or falling action for the kids, when instead you're suddenly yanked away to start reading a story about 12 other idiots. Like the anon said above, you're getting blueballed by the story.
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>>78966083

I first read the comic up to the most recent point back when John was looking down into his dad's room, about to jump into it from the roof.

I'm terrible with time, when was that exactly? It was a while ago, I think.
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>>78981104
Everything was better than what we got now.
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I miss when it was just a game and the quest were by-words for characters that we were waiting for.

I miss when the comic was about the characters and not the plot.
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>>78981233
John: Jump Down was posted on November 24, 2009.
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>>78981311
It still has a plot?
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>>78981311
The comic is about the characters now, and it fucking sucks.
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So correct me if I'm mistaken, but Dave's character revolved around heroism/living up to his brother and/or John, and how he was afraid to accept that mantle since he didn't think he was good enough. And the apparent resolution for this arc was for him to legitimately stop trying and giving up?
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>>78981627
Same arc as Karkat.
>Gives up on being leader and stops caring
They are perfect for each other.
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>>78981627
Partially that, and learning to be a hero on his own terms. but now it's about how that is bad and nihilism and being gay is so much cooler.
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>>78981627
>>78981718
Sounds awful and no wonder Caliborn ships them.
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>>78981765
>>78981718
So like all that shit with protecting Jade was just meaningless?
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>>78981765
>>78981718
Did any character arc have a satisfying payoff? Like at all?
All I can think is Vriska getting murdered by Terezi, and that didn't even fucking stick.
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>>78981875
Caliborn's I guess?
John's kinda got there. A lot of interesting payoffs were all undone in the retcon anyway.
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>>78981856
Pretty much. In the pre-retcon timeline it was hinted that with Jade on his ass all the time he'd eventually get back to reluctantly being a hero, but post-scratch he has no incentive so he doesn't.
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>>78981875
EQUIUS
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>>78981856
No, it just contributed to him being not gay so it had to be undone and unacknowledged.
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>>78981903
>reluctant
But he wasn't particularly reluctant when she was in danger and shit, that was kind of the point I thought
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>>78981903
I meant post-retcon, goddamn terminology.
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>>78981627
Dave's arc is far from being resolved, as is most of the other characters.
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>>78981875
AR (the exile), because he died before A6. Also Lil Cal i guess
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>>78981977
I honestly can't tell if Hussie plans to actually gives the characters a good arc in the end or if he thinks ignoring it is just subverting expectations of cliche writing and things it's better for that and this is all we'll get.
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>>78982150
He's far from ignoring it. It seem pretty obvious that the story's not going to just let Dave and Rose and the rest of the kids stay in their comfort zones and not move past their issues.
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>>78981627
the solution was to act like a whiny teenager with no real problems, in a scenario where he HAS to fight or else two different races will be wiped out or enslaved.
he also has the potential to be really powerful since he can make stable time loops, but refuses to do so.
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>>78981901
Retard is literally the worst character, with his sister in a close second place. At least HER shitty fanfiction happened offscreen
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About how long would it take to read through the entire webcomic so far?
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>>78982467
people always say one or two weeks, and I don't get what sort of inhuman speed they read at because it's going to take way longer than that to actually absorb things
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>>78982466
>caliborn being worse than calliope
way to say the least true thing possible
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>>78982467
If you have patience, two or three day

If you dont, two or three weeks
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>>78982501
>>78982560
See? No you can't read it in two or three days what the fuck are you talking about
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>>78982530
They would be exactly the same amount of worst if it wasn't for HOMOSUCK.
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>>78966083
Can't even remember. It was before cascade so as late 2011 at the very least. Pretty sure i found it through /co/.

>>78973304
It wasn't the first but I'll be dammed if it used the web medium to it's full extent.
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>>78982615
With time and nerves of steel you can easly read the whole thing in 3 days.
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>>78981964
The main point is that Dave is steered by his dick, not by his brain.
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>>78982681
nerves nothing, if you read that fast you're not reading at all, you're skimming way too much
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>>78981336

Christ.

That was around the time I started using this site, too.

Ah, to be young and camwhoring again.
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>that time hussie correlated being a fanartist and fanwriter coming up with bullshit ships and self-inserting was okay and what the good guys do
>that time hussie insinuated wanting to know more about lore and the game itself as being akin to a muh-soggy-knee shitposter child

Still mad
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>>78982721

Not who you're responding to here.

I dunno man, I've got a friend who reads insanely fast. And I already read so fast people think I'm skimming.

I watched him playing KotOR for the first time ever and you'd think from how quickly he goes through dialogue that he was speedrunning it. But no, he totally is reading that fast. He knows the plot points he just screamed through and everything. And like I said, he is playing for the first time.
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>>78982835
What pissed me off is when he said that writing was easy shit compared to drawing. Hey, fuck you Huss, your art has degenerated into garbage and your writing is, WOW, hot trash.
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>>78982904
thing is, I read pretty fast too, but I seriously doubt a couple days is enough time, the meenah walkabouts by themselves could take over an hour, and there's hours of animation to watch
I remember some time ago one of the music team did a speedrun of homestuck at that point (they just kept clicking next over and over without reading), I didn't watch it because it honestly sounds like the dullest way to spend time but it took him three hours just doing that
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>>78982704
According to professional memelogy experts, all people born under Sagittarius are controlled by their dick and sense of adventure. So, Equius, and all the human kids except for John and Jane share that trait.
Hussie is a hack for stealing his characterizations from astrology generalizing bullshit.
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>>78982704
So really three years without someone he can knight for turned him into a gay wuss?
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>>78983389
Rather 3 years of being allowed to wallow in his own filth without supervision while someone else cleans up after him has turned him into a NEET.
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>>78983498
A gay NEET
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Homestuck - The webcomic equivalent to an unholy mixture of Gravity's Rainbow, Infinite Jest, and the Illuminatus! trilogy.
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>>78983498
So really what he needs is a nagging wife.
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>>78981627
>>78981875
>>78981977
>>78982150
Don't you remember? People don't have arcs.
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>>78983581
Yes we do, its just not as obvious without decent hindsight
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>>78983581
Yeah and people don't have superpowers either.
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>>78983581
Which is said by Dave, someone who's unwilling to move on from his own arc.

>>78983554
>tfw I read and liked all three of those books as well as Homestuck
Always felt Gravity's Rainbow was a better comparison than Ulysses.
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>>78983559
What he needs is someone he wants to protect
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>>78983750
Karkat and Dave sitting around sleeping Jade was cute.
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>>78983770
It's long been ruined
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>>78983803
What was ruined? That's too vague a statement.
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>>78983881
everything has been ruined
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>>78983671
Why Terezi wants to cripple karkat? Is she backup vriska?
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>>78966083
6 months ago when a girl showed it to me
the girl doesn't like me anymore but homestuck is a good webcomic
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>>78966083
I read it in 2012-13 after reading prequel for the first time, but i've been aware of the comic since 2010 I think.
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>>78983897
Dave/Jade is still better than Davekat though
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>>78984062
What isn't?
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>>78984062
Getting your dick slammed in a door is better than davekat.
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>>78966083
December 2013. The reason was I had a lot of free time before visiting home over the holidays, and decided to finally give it a read to judge for myself instead of listen to the praise or bitching of others.
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>>78984062
Even Tavzee is better.
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>>78984280
>solrezi will never happen
of all the dumb ships that have no basis anywhere, that ones my favourite
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Never trust a Hussie.
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What are your predictions for the ending?
>Everyone groups up and defeats LE
>Just as everyone is about to have their final goodbyes/epilogue, John wakes up
>John realizes it was just a dream and starts playing.
>Screen cuts out like the end of a VHS movie, Live-Action Hussie with a live-in Ryan North comment that it wasn't as good as Problem Sleuth
>Final page is Hussie with a gun at the stump
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>liking Homestuck
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>>78984203
>counting the trolls as people
There are nine people currently alive.
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Any superior gay ships?

Eridan/Sollux and oldfag-favorite John/Dave are alright.
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>>78984463
>not counting all the freakish offsprings that have been produced as people
It's clearly post-game.
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>>78983671
How did Karkat fuck up his relationship with Terezi?
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>>78984511
john is not a homosexual. John/Dave is at the bottom of shit tier.
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>>78984556
>implying the troll/human ships are going to survive and breed
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>>78984556
>no dog ears
Worthless
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>>78984627
>implying I'm talking about the human/troll ships and not the fact that the kids are genetic freaks, especially Jade

We're gonna get kids with red eyes and dog ears, that's freaky.
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>>78975757
I learned editing is important, and that if you're going to sell out you should be wary how far you fall down the pander-hole.
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>>78984146
Anything with Gamzee
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>>78966083
I read it once a long time ago then decided to give it another chance in 2014. First time I read up to the introduction of the mayor and couldn't find where I left off so I said fuck it. Second time I watched CoLab's let's read homestuck all the way to ch6 where I then had to keep up with the actual comic. Stayed for the wacky time travel and vriska
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>>78984668
I'm not sure the dog ears are actually genetic.
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>>78984613
I think they fucked both up.
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>>78969160
>>78976766
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>>78975502
>in the end, he fooled himself

HOLLLYYY SHIIIIIT
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>>78969160
So does that make Kanaya Bill Clinton?
Who's Monica?
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>>78985476
Vriska
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>>78985476
Vriska.
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>>78985476
Karkat
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I don't even read the comic or talk about it with anyone but I still do homestuck roleplay

what the fuck
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Remember when Homestuck was considered the Western Touhou?
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>>78985590
How are you supposed to know the characters then?
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>>78985640
>le ulysses face
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>>78985590
Just like 60% of the fandom.

>>78985645
There is a wikia you know.
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>>78985645
I've just been going off of pre-gigapause personalities

Nobody has noticed a single time.

Have you guys checked out the scene lately? It's fucking deplorable, it's all been evaporated into really really distant AU stuff and shit that's essentially just using the characters for their vague body types and appearance matched with some sort of generic slut persona. I can't fucking stop participating. It's awful.
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Homestuck hit it's peak long ago. The moment that it would never top. That it will not, in the future, ever surpass. You know it, deep in your heart. Perhaps you even knew it then.

It's not the shark-jump, the series continued to be solid for some time afterwards. But every moment that followed was in some way dwarfed in its shadow. You know what I mean.

http://youtu.be/5NtMgUpnXeU
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>>78985970
You are completely right anon.

>tfw normie friends love the nic cage song but despise homestuck
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>>78985746
I'm right there with you. Don't worry.
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I will be pissed if Hiveswap doesn't have a loading screen like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT2gfHU6yCU
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>>78986245
>hiveswap
>sburb
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>>78986245
you should be more worried about there actually being something after the loading screen
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Your reminder that people actually paid Hussie a THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH to have their OCs featured and killed off in a single panel.

Imagine if that was offered now.
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>>78986292
Surely Hiveswap will have its own mysterious symbol that can dance around.
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>>78986340
Come on, no one paid a thousand dollars to have their fantroll killed.

They paid ten-thousand.
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>>78965066
>reread this jumbled trainwreck of a comic
hahahahaha no
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>>78986340
that didn't happen anon
it was TEN thousand each
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>>78983581
Truer words have never been spoken.
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>>78986340
Weren't the people who did that basically had no need for money?
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>>78986482
probably, doesn't change the fact it was a bad way of spending it
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>>78986438
>Andrew "I Reject Common Writing Sense and Then Act Smug About It" Hussie
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>>78986393
>>78986413
TEN. THOUSAND. DOLLARS. EACH.

How much would you pay to have your hastily-made OC featured in a comic about gay interspecies romance.
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>>78986340
They will appear in Hiveswap too, fampai.
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>>78986366
it looks like we'll get a lot of English related stuff.
Which is ultimately boring because we know everything about him now
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>>78985746
>using the characters for their vague body types and appearance matched with some sort of generic slut persona
Most unfiltered fanart went the same way now... wew lad.
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>>78986518
>Andrew "Writing is Easy" Hussie
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>>78986551
>Andrew "You just pick some old shit you wrote and make a reference about it" Hussie
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>>78986589
>people that insist homestuck's writing never got worse and that 'it's just the hiatus' people are bothered by
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>>78986706
Shhhh. He might come back and start arguing with us again.
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Dear HS fandom,

you're even more autistic than we are

sincerely,
/sug/
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>>78986770
Who the fuck is /sig/? Are we supposed to know you?
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>>78986770
Dear /sug/

You're basically /hsg/'s inbred children so...
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>>78986890
I thought that was Roxykitten
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>>78986770
You are us.
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>>78986770
Dear /sug/,

Sadies Song.

Crapfully yours,
/hst/
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move over Homestuck, when're we getting that sequel to The Inaugural Death of Mister 7?
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>>78986946
Paradox Space is dead.

Andrew Hussie likes to abandon projects.

So never.
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>>78986946
Hanari pls go. Don't you have commissions to work on?
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>>78986770
/sug/ is basically the aborted baby of /hsg/ and Tumblr.
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>>78986482
One I think was a guy in the military who wasn't coming back for awhile and the other I have no clue about.
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>>78986770
>still perpetrating the reddit fandom meme wars
>20XX
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>>78987123
>a guy in the military who wasn't coming back for awhile
Good, maybe Hiveswap will be released when he gets back.
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>>78986915
Roxykitten is pure and not-inbred
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>>78986847
you can talk,kek
>>78986941
At least people know about Sadie's song. Christ, at least OUR video game is actually out and playable. How do you like having half the money for your low-budget sjw-pandering meme game stolen?
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>>78981875
>>78981718
>>78981627
>DAVE: rose we dont have fuckin "arcs" we are just human beings
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>>78987248
>sjw
>meme
0/10 apply yourself
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>>78987261
>the character in the comic says it so it must be true
no one cares if hussie acts like hes too good for writing conventions
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>>78986770
Says the general with 15 simulators

>>78987248
Fuck off
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>>78986770
You posted this same message in the /sug/ thread you weak baiting shitdick I saw you.
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>>78987329
>your fandom is bad because it produces funny youtube videos while our general was just sperglords saying "eri wweh wweh eri stop it eri i shit my diaper eri"
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>>78987321
That's good, because hussie doesn't really care what you care about, and that mindset has played a massively influential part of the one of Homestuck from the start.
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>>78987389
>weak baiting
>people are still there spergraging
I'd say its pretty fantastic bait. Hell, this is almost as good as the time I did it to /frz/ and /hsg/
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>>78987411
Stop
Stop sameposting
No one can be this dumb
All your posts in this thread and the /sug/ thread are so faggy I cannot possibly see anyone taking this bait
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predictions for the final update, /hst/?
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>>78987684
I like to play the mystery game to not be so disappointed later.
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>>78987447
we're talking about the comic here, go jerk off over hussie somewhere else
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>>78987684
Karkat and Dave walk through the ending door like this
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>>78987684
predictably disappointing
or subverts and undoes most of the latest intermission
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>>78987684
A whole lot of lore will remain unexplained

The fact that there must have been some sort of huge, massive undertaking to form skaia and develop sburb will be entirely glossed over to talk about intergalactic gay teenagers doing gay things together.
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>>78987768
Am I the only one still buttmad about Hussie making ANYTHING other than a SBURB game? I mean, half of what made me love the comic initially was the idea of a game like that (not that I expect to be teleported into another universe, but ya know what i mean)
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>>78987881
I don't think Hussie has cared about Sburb since 2011.
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>>78986482
iirc HSG went crazy when they find out that one of the people who donate those bucks was from Israel.

>Jews are now controling Homestuck
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>>78987881
It has been stated since the beginning kicsktarter was not about SBURB but yeah, what a waste.
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>>78988037
>Jew
>Giving away a lot of money for little return
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>>78988037
You mean the saudi oil prince who donated for his fantroll to get suped up by the fandom and then immediately pulled their donation?
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>>78988037
>Jews are now controling Homestuck
I think Homestuck's decline since the Kickstarter all makes sense now.
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>>78988351
Jews AND Muslims controlling Homestuck?

Who knew the religious war permeated even SBURB
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>>78989030
Why is Meenah such a pedophile?
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>>78989302
tumblr
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>>78989398
Don't tell me they support pedophiles now/
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>>78989484
just meenah

It's a balance thing
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>>78989484
they do, in fact
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>>78989628
to be absolutely fair, only one does.

4chan culture works under an anon/board system. you get your happy feelings when people like you enough to reply to your posts and agree with you- but that's it, because the post gets erased. you can attentionwhore if you want but (trips aside) it's not permanent.

on tumblr, on the other hand, stuff goes by poster(trip)/post. on 4chan everybody reads everything, but tumblr doesn't delete old posts. they stay forever- and so people become much more invested in gaining followers since all new content has to compete with old content.
the more people who see something highly inflammatory, the more people read your blog and consume your other content. people there respond to this by creating Discourse, which is sjw slut shaming and screaming and attracts trolls and is generally a terrible mess.

tl;dr tumblr isn't nearly as homogeneous as 4chan pretends to be, everyone there is trips, trips tend to be horrible.
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>>78989030
bad touch
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>>78989030
>13 years old looking like a 6 years old
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>>78990285
Karkat's just a manlet.
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>>78990285
>Time is meaningless in the Furthest Ring
>Meenah's been invading Karkat's dreams since he was a toddler
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>>78987794
That would actually be amusing, so I doubt it
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>>78985476
>"Did you have sexual relations with Ms. Serket?"
>"Well, The Way I See It, It Would Matter What Your Definition Of The Word 'Is' Is"
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>>78990851
>Kanaya giving speeches

yeesh, talk about low energy
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>>78990495
No wonder Karkat's got a boner for the Condesce
Or had, just another thing that got retconned and replaced with Davekat
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>>78991376
>Karkat could have had a boner for John's grandma
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>>78985640
I always thought the Western equivalent to Touhou was ponies.
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>>78991412
To be fair, the Condesce is both John's adoptive great-great-grandmother, AND adoptive grandmother. John would be royalty, if the Alternian monarchy didn't allow only heiresses to take the throne.
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>>78991482
I think MLP is in its own league. Or, at least in the Sonic league.
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>>78969160
I like your Rose and you're one of the few people who draw her hair properly.
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>>78991816
>one of the few people who draw her hair properly.
thanks.

But is there a wrong way to draw her hair?
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>>78991482
They are the western equivalent of Pretty Cure.
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>>78969160
>Tumblr
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>>78966083
>Came on-board second half of 2013, during the Megapause and not knowing what the fuck that meant
>Be not caught up, but fairly sufficient by the time the Gigapause hits
>Spend Gigapause creating all kinds of stupid sprite edits on tumblr with probably every single character at some point or another
>Post Gigapause comic doesn't have the same charm, continue making edits anyway
>Watch as the once plucky kids who enjoyed your edits slowly morph into pretentious snotnoses who use they/them pronouns
>Slowly but surely the comic starts deteriorating too
>It's like every update is a bottle of Nuka Cola, and soon the whole thing's gonna die of radiation poisoning
>tfw you are so pathetic this actually does make you the tiniest bit sad
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>>78965066
On the topic of rereads, I wonder if I should. But I used to be an enthusiastic teen and I've read this thing more times than any one man should. Plus I'm so disillusioned by the story at this point, I wonder if I'll even enjoy it again?

But I did promise myself when I started reading I'd do a reread when the end came, so who knows?
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>>78977082
Vriska isn't racist like John is.
He's firmly anti-troll and wants to keep them out of government and business.
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>>78995401
Good. HIC destroyed Earth, John can make it great again.
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>>78996465
stop troll refugees and illegals immigrating from alternia today. deport them all to the furthest ring.
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I need more Kanaya Clinton shitposts in my life. Its a gold concept
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>>78997707
You mean Slick Mary
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>>78997707
GA: I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman
GA: These Allegations Are False
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>>78997707
>almost every single NVGTR retsupurae video
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>>78982150
He probably originally planned for the characters to have arcs (probably non-traditional arcs, but beginnings middles and ends at least), then as he continually failed to actually develop the characters on-screen and people started talking about it he actively avoided them out of spite.
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>>78997961
Andrew probably obsessively reads the forums to just find out what people believe what would happen so he can subvert the expectations later.
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>>78998036
He probably just looked on twitter every once in a while and did the exact opposite of what people were complaining about. It was endearing for a little while, but it just got exhausting over the years.
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>>78998036
Not that bad of a strategy, but writing your story bad on purpose because it subverts the logical progression people think will happen is fucking retarded.
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>>78998170
tell that to Andy Jr.
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Feferi is not fat.
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>>78999248
Sure, and Dave's not a fag
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>>78999248
Jane is though!
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>>78999334
She's not fat. She's big boobed.
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>>78999248
Reminder that most trolls are nocturnal and all have huge bugged-out eyes and that shining a flashlight at them would likely blind them.

Reminder that Alternia was next to a hotter star than Sol and didn't have polar ice caps, along with cherubs being raised under the light of a supergiant star, so humans are the only player-species that can survive even mild cold weather.
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>>78999433
>shining a flashlight at them would likely blind them
I think you just solved a Hiveswap puzzle.
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>>78987794
usually davekat makes me unreasonably mad but that would be fucking hilarious
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>guardianstuck will never continue

It hurts
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>>78999934
>guardianstuck
Sooooooo... act 6?
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>>78966083
Going down a list of webcomics. It was one of the last ones. I dropped it but picked it back up thinking there had to be more to it after seeing the general spammed relentlessly on /co/.

This had to have been '11 sometime I think.

>>78968649
There's so much room for milking here that he could have made it go on for 10 years and I'd be thoroughly satisfied.

>>78971260
Am I the only one who thought exiles were boring as shit? I mean I guess I didn't like the pre-homestuck webcomics either. Exiles, problem sleuth, the first intermission, all boring as crap to me.

Guess you had to "be there" when the commands were being submitted. That sounded like it could have made it more fun, but as an archival that shit was lame.

>>78978163
At this point, if you're thorough in walkarounds it can be like a 60 hour read.
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>>78999934
Heinostuck was the actual shit imo
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>>79000194
>Exiles, problem sleuth, the first intermission, all boring as crap to me.
Let's agree to disagree
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>>79000194
disgusting
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>Nepeta will never murder Vriska
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>>79000748
Why would dear, sweet Nepeta murder Vriska?
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>>79000856
>letting a big, fat spider live
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>>78966083
I saw some dude doing a voice acting improvement video where he did equius. I thought he was the main character, didnt recognize that he had a broken horn i thought it was a curved arrow going through his head.
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>>79000941
I.
AM.
NOT.
FAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!
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>>79001204
How did we let this happen?
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Remember when people were speculating what LE would look like?

Remember... Old Blue?
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>>78999934
>None of the good AU fan comics will ever be finished
>EVER
God I remember even planning out a whole session involving me and 5 other friends.
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>>79000748

>>79001353
>people tought sollux was LE because cascade didn't load to 100%
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>>79001353
Remember when EVERYONE was secretly Lord English?

Everyone except uu of course.
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>>79001353
>Old Blue
No I don't.
But this made me slightly sad and then at the end 100% bawl way back when.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWC16tibFcE
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>>79001587
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>>78995188
>wonder if I'll even
>wonder if
>onder if
>er i
CONFIRMED.
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>>78965066
>THREE months
...Three?
THREE?
THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=A53AHe7yORg#t=80
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>>79001616
>tangiential
kek
didn't someone update that?
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>>79001644
>Octopimp
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>>79001655
Probably? This was the version I was introduced to way back when I first started reading it.

It's worth noting that, by and large, most of the trolls ARE tangential though. Or at least they were back when I stopped reading (a little after Game Over, John was warping around and using passwords from Terezi).
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>>79001644
This made my ears bleed
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>>79001703
Is something wrong? ;o)

>>79001751
This is cause for celebration. Your ears have lost their virginity.
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>>79001204
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>>79001820
Octopimp is a hack
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>>79001204
Man
You make Vriska fuck herself up like that and then you dump her, that is kind of shitty, ruining a thirteen year old girl like that
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>>79001858
Eh.
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What the biggest problem people find to be happening now in Homestuck that is making you hate/dislike the story and Hussie's choices in storytelling?
Just curious.
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>>79001923
For me it's the pacing and the abundance of characters introduced that serve no purpose.
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>>79001923
Shortcuts being used as actual character strategies and not punished. I like to see characters actively work for their rewards, not give up and do nothing while someone with actual initiative does all the heavy lifting.

Remember how the Denizens supposedly guarded the largest grist hoards in the game, which you absolutely needed to complete the game? And how the characters would have to meet with their denizens to get it, be it fighting them or making a deal with them? And how the kids all experimented with the Sburb tech themselves to find out what it all does? Remember how all that meant jack shit because so few people actually met their denizens, Vriska gave an exposition dump, and Arquiusprite did the damn Ultimate Alchemy for them?

Fuckin' waste of time.
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>>79001923
The lack of follow through on introduced elements
Planet quests (we really only see Caliborn's quest finished, even then we don't get to experience it)
those combo attacks whose names slip my mind
Character arcs/dialogue at certain points
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>>79002094
I hate how the game is just completely sidelined for some reason. The final bosses, Lord English and HIC, don't even have anything to do with the game in the grand scheme of things. Remember Jack Noir, the crazy game NPC that gained ultimate power through the kids' actions? I guess no one gives a shit about him anymore. Sure, there's going to be a Jack Off, but it's not like any of the characters care about that.
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>>79002145
God, the Fraymotifs.
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>>79002145
This is what happens when you try to introduce every single idea that pops into your head while writing a story.
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Let's stop the negative thinking for a while. I think we get that Homestuck has declined by this point.

Post your favorite panel.
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>>79002726
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>>79002726
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>fucking destroyed
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>>79002726
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>>79002726
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>>79002726
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Kanaya/Tavros when?
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I miss metastuck
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>>79002726
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>>79004952
John needs to punch Dave, Rose and Karkat next.
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>>79005460
>Chats with reasonable people to lift their spirits
>Decks unreasonable people to punish them for their hubris

John is the hero the group has always needed. The one true non-quack therapist.
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>stopped reading sometime after act 6 part something, 2 I think

This seems like a good time to go through the comic over again. I love Hussie's older shit, so I might as well finish homestuck out of principle.
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>>78966083
Got into it in 2011, was obsessed with it until about the time I graduated high school (2013). I just got back into it in July of last year and am shocked at how much the fandom has changed. Can't wait for it to finally end though.
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>>78977892
Don't forget the ending is going to be terrible and some aesop instead of video games.
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>>79006152
I wonder what kind of message is going to be pushed for the finale of the comic.
The one hard working character (caliborn) is portrayed as a villain so idk
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>>79006179
the moral is that your attitude is all that matters and that even if you're a good person, as long as you use bad words you're evil

just wait for karkat to say he's learned from dave that using swear words is pissbab--I mean immature.
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>>79006179
grow up and get a life
that's gonna be the message
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>>79004952
Fuck you
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>>79004952
haha, awesome
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>>79006179
>Being a kid and growing up.

>It's hard and everybody understands.
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>>78985970
This is the point where I realised I was far too deep into Homestuck to back out now.
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>>79006630
>implying I am still not suffering
>and I am 23 years old
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>>79006693
>tfw it's not supposed to stop being hard
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Thank fucking god this 'comic' will be gone soon.

Maybe 2016 will be a decent year after all?
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>>79006863
Why do you put comic between quotes?
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>there are people who actually like Tavros
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>>79007721
>Not liking Tavros.
Mcfuckingkillyourself
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>>79008031
This.

Tavros deserves happiness and winning the Terezibowl.
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>>79007721
He reminds me of my 2010-2012 self.
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I've just now finished reading Homestuck for first time.
Good lord, it was hell of a trip.
I'm so sad it's over for now.
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>>79008232
what did you think of the retcon and karkat dick?
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>>79008252
Retcon was good. "Game over" was impressive. Also I think that first ~half of Homestuck is better that rest of it. Still Homestuck was good overall.
>karkat dick
What do you mean exactly?
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>>79008423
anon...karkat gave dave the dick...and he liked it
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>>79008423
>game over was impressive
uh, how?
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>>79008423
>penis ouja has been retconned to Karkat and Dave giggling like schoolgirls

woooooooow
fuck that shitty half-assed male rosemary clone
too bad we are getting this pairing as endgame
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>>79008438
How could I miss it, lol?

>>79008460
Dunno. Somewhere in my head. I'm ok with that.
Maybe I'm too impressible.
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>>79008463
It still happened m8
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>>79008537
yeah those patterns really look like a collaboration
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>>79008460
It had some great animation.
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>>78973942
>I really enjoyed all of the fun banter between the 4 kids originally and as the cast bloated I really started to stop caring
Word.

I loved the banter and the dialogue. That was the whole reason I was able to stomach it for the first 4 acts.
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>>79008677
but banter is problematic since it can lead abused minorities to kill themselves. stop thinking that thought.
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>>79008693
>Can't handle the bantz
They made the right choice by killing themselves.
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>>79008589
That whole part with Karkat was literally Naruto tier, it was disgusting. We can only hope that for the sake of the end of the comic Hussie doesn't draw as lazily as he did last year.
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>still no Aradia/Nepeta smut fics
>Equius will never win the Aradiabowl
>"Kissing Equius was a mistake"
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>>78984613
Dave is the only right answer, he fucked the best ship in every fucking possible way just by existing
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>>79008851
He got a harem of Aradiabots in the afterlife though.
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>>79008884
THIS VERSION OF EQUIUS IS FUCKING DOUBLE-DEAD
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>>79002793
John vs Bec Noir was a fucking 10/10 little sequence. I wish it could've lasted more though
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When will they admit their red feelings for each other?
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>>79008778
But wasn't the person that drew those parts some other artist? Was it really Hussie doing that horrible shit?
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Are there any other good webcomics with sci-fi/munchkin elements besides Homestuck?
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>>79009096
I wanna know why this is one of the best relationships Hussie ever wrote.
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>>79008693
>terezi's weak ass reaction to calliope being a weird skull person
>kismessitude being redefined to just mean 'people who argue sometimes'
i wanted to forget the piss-poor bantz, but the world won't let me
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>>79009244
>jokes stop just so john as hussie can ENSURE they don't think like terezi and that terezi is alien so it's okay!!!
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>>79009259
I just wanted to see someone lose their shit, man
or at least acknowledge how fucked up calliope looks, but instead its this weird idealized scenario where a skeleton shows up and everyone just pretends not to notice
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>>79009297
they notice how beautiful she is :)
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>>79009301
>that roxy/calliope conversation that's just them repeating how perf they think each other is
I want this nightmare to end.
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>>79009297
>someone lose their shit
So, Karkat, Kanaya or Vriska?
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>>79009336
At least Hussie got writing teenage girls down.
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>>79009346
yes, any of those characters losing their shit at calliope would've been fine, not sure why you listed those three specifically
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>>79009379
they forgot the part where they shittalk each other behind their backs
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>>79009383
Because these three weren't on the platform.

Also I forgot Dirk and Jake as well.

>Jake losing his shit and attacking Calliope
This one is perfect.
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>>79009407
oh yeah, but really the fact that everyone's first impression of calliope being revived was total ambivalence, just kind of sours it
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>>79009407
Why are the alpha kids so boring?
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>>79009426
Being the 17th to 20th main characters introduced probably had something to do with that.
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>>79009522
No wonder I care so little about the 21st and 22nd main characters/villains.
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What's your opinion on this handsome character?
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>>79009704
much better than Jake and Vriska
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>>79009860
MAN
LET
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>>79010024
Can Dave's dick even enter Karkat's manlet boipussi?
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>>79009704
Not gonna lie, i actually liked Eridan and had hopes that he could got a more relevant part in the history.
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>>78989628
never thought I'd see so much nuance in one image
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So was Homestuck the first fandom where those stupid racial headcanons things started up and spread to all the other fandoms?
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>>79010679
probably. hussie "avoided" giving the kids a set race and let people fill in the gaps themselves.

Of course this when diminished by hussie being a white man, writing characters who are white nerd stereotypes using white descriptors
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>>79010679
Probably, I don't recall it being anywhere else. It's kinda sad how fast that took hold as more and more people migrated from deviantart to tumblr.
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>>79010771
WHITE GUY WHO IS A RAPPER
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>>79009426
>>79009522
They're not boring, and they were shown as the 5th to 8th main characters when they were introduced - the remaining four and five trolls were mostly presented more as primary secondary characters.
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>>79010679
What's by far the dumbest one there?
I'm thinking muslim Rose
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>>79011066
muslim rose doesn't hold a candle to fat vigilito dave with dreadlocks
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>>79011066
Come on, Muslims are known to become drunks. The fact alcohol is forbidden doesn't matter.
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>>79011156
That can't be a thing
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I like homestuck but not so much hsg after a while. Threads tend to move towards festering fetishes as all threads do instead of discussion especially during hiatus ie sug and gfg.
I liked to speculate and theory craft. I loved the positive and creative spirit everybody. Especially spazzing out whenever the update program pops out on my desktop with some crazy fun flailing gif.
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>>79010771
I believe it never to be a big deal or a need to know that affects the story. Not that it doesnt have to be expressed but not something that should have been emphasized frustrated Hussie.

But the current fandom climate is obsessed with socially correct guidelines. For example the peer pressure and or popularity on Tumblr to draw racially and sexually diverse aus. So the homestuck fandom just kept askibg and pushing the issue til Hussie had to readdress the issue which may or may not had led to his changing address.
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>>79010792
Homestuck was always the poster child of the move fron Deviant art to tumblr as a fandom vehicle/medium to me at least.

I didnt get into the fandom or explosion of fan art because I cannot and do not use tumblr.

So I am always getting seconded handed material on here which actually turns out to be decent filtering system.
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>>79010679
IIRC Invader Zim also had some of those back in the day, but Homestuck was the first that make those popular.
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What were your thoughts on the most recent Hiveswap update?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14293468/homestuck-adventure-game/posts/1453119

And how do you think this game is going to be when it finally comes out?
I'm cautiously optimistic, but I don't want to get my hopes up too much.
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What would a Bard of Breath do?
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>>79012782
I think the shift to 2D was a good thing but they tiij way to long to do it and it's gonna hurt the development.
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>>79012814
Probably play a trombone.
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>>79012814
Create Freedom.
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>Nepeta will never win the Karkatbowl, because lol ancestor symbolism bullshit and how everything happens wrong and not the same
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>>79012847
Yeah all the constant direction changing is probably not good for the development, but at least this
>One silver lining to the game taking longer to develop than expected is it's now benefited from much more conceptual development than it would have if it had been released a year or two ago. Through additional writing and fine-tuning, Hiveswap has become an incredibly rich and detailed story, every bit as much as Homestuck is, but with a much more polished and accessible presentation than the webcomic had. It's gonna be very good, and I am very confident the fans will love it!
makes me hope that the story will be a nice cohesive, polished whole without all the stupid fandom bullshit impacting it like what happened with the later half of Homestuck.
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I remember that time in HSG when everybody hated Terezi because they projected hard on Karkat and they were mad at her for hurting their feefees and being unfaithful.

How hard it is, being friendzoned by a fictional character?
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>>79013255
Terezi is a slut
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>>79013307
terezi a fucking cute you take that back
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>>79013307
Vriska is a filthy slut.
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>>79013472
Both are turbo sluts
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>>79013067
considering it's meant to be episodic, i have a feeling the bulk of each episode is going to be made up as it goes along
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>>79013063
Honestly, good. I fucking despise the cliche where children aspire to be identical clones of their parents in every way. Growing out of that mentality and deciding your own identity is good, but when you base your entire existence on fulfilling your ancestor's legacy and nothing else I begin to care less and less about what happens to you.
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>>79013495
Which is why they deserve each other desu.
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>>79013542
Well I can hope it's going to be more planned out than that.
But I suppose I would be better off expecting the worse.
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>>79013626
>Well I can hope it's going to be more planned out than that.
are we talking about the same kickstarter here
>>79013549
how do you feel about the alpha kids being almost identical to their guardian versions even though they grow up in completely different environments?
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>>78966083
Tl;Dr
I wiki'd most of the story, played through the game portions, and watched all of the flash pages. I could never get into Hussie's writing style; unfortunately, I read somewhat slowly and it felt like a waste of time. I appreciate his story, and his visual storytelling, but otherwise I didn't enjoy actually experiencing it.

The fact that he was able to attract so many supporting artists and composers to build up a multi-sensory universe that could be enjoyed on several levels and by multiple intelligences is pretty astounding, though. [S] Cascade needs to be archived in the Library of Congress or something.
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>>79013779
I'm just talking about the writing not anything else.
But like I said I'm probably just better off expecting the worse.
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>>79013891
>picking the longest flash instead of the best
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>>79013891
>>79013945
wait scratch that
>suggesting that any part of homestuck is good enough to be immortalized in an archive
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>>79008778
>>79009115
Most of that flash was done by other artists. I'm not sure who did that specific part
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>>79013779
Simultaneous aggravation and comprehension. I get that it's supposed to be inherently the same people the guardians were, just now younger, but at the same time I wish they branched out into doing other stuff as a consequence of their different upbringing.

Like, keep their base personalities intact, but let them decide on interests themselves, because it won't end up the same. And the kids turned guardians becoming super successful legendary figures just feels like blatant wish fulfillment.
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>>79014068
wait, if alpha dave still grew up with a predilection for puppets, irony and swordfighting, doesn't that fuck with the whole idea that bro forced those things on him
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Did the sufferer even matter?
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As most of the fandom knows, all of the human and troll players have a screen name that can be abbreviated to two letters using G,C,A, and T because those are the four proteins that comprise DNA. This is also the inspiration behind God Cat’s nickname ‘GCAT’. The exception to this rule being the Cherubs who both have uU as their abbreviated handle.

This is because in RNA, the protein Thymine is substituted for Uracil, making the possible proteins in RNA G,C,A, and U. Having a nod to RNA sequencing instead of DNA isn’t just to spice up the pattern, however! While DNA is a double-stranded molecule, RNA has only a single-strand. Cherubs are double-minded beings; two individuals sharing a single body. Despite being a single-strand, RNA can use complementary base pairings to fold into itself and form a intrastrand double-helix known as tRNA, mimicking the structure of DNA despite being only a single chain of nucleotides.
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>>79012782
It was written to calm people's fears that development wasn't going well. I like the change to 2D, but he hasn't convinced me this hasn't been a complete disaster yet.
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>>79014171
He showed what the Blood aspect would be for if Karkat didn't suck as SGRUB. Also Jesus.
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>>79014158
Shh, Hussie doesn't want you to know he pulled that abusive Bro thing out of his ass.
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>>79014171
Did anything?
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>>79008900
That's the price of robosex. Stay cyber abstinent, children.
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>>79014305
Something's wrong with that anatomy.
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I forget, did we actually read John's conversation with his Denizen? Or did we just get that info second hand after terezi murdered him?
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>>79014251
thanks for drawing elaborate conclusions for a simple theme naming, captain obvious/bkew

hussie canonically only noticed he was dna themeing the chumhandles by accident and ran with it. cherubs occupy a zodiac sign not commonly included, so they get the uracil rna base instead of a dna sequence.

this ultimately means absolutely nothing.
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>>79014343
its just one of those
#doggfthings
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