Homestuck is an interactive webcomic, using pictures, gifs, and the rare short video game. It is a bit of a parody of a choose-your-own-adventure novel, and is interactive. It contains language and violence that
may not be is not suitable for children under thirteen.
BUT S3R1OUSLY, WH4T 1S 1T?
The plot is about a video game that ends the world via meteors. Only the players who survived the disaster by entering the game are left. There are various goals and tasks to do before these players can beat the game. But the ultimate goal is to create a new universe to live in. …At least, that’s the plan.
The storyline may frustrate some readers because it moves like a novel, not a fast-paced action comic. It is also CONFUS1NG chronologically speaking. There is a lot of “wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey space stuff.” In short: you will be befuddled by time travel and paradox space. But fortunately, there are plenty of fans out there to ask if you have questions.
The webcomic has loveable characters who mostly talk to each other over the internet. Since the plot is slow, I personally think that the characters are the best part of the story. They do not develop themselves in drastic ways, but they share a lot of interests that the audience does. They roleplay, make art, watch movies, and believe in miracles. HoNk.
The fandom overall is a bag of mixed nuts. On the one hand, there are 1NS3NS3T1V3 J3RKS who will send creepy anonymous questions to ask blogs, and/or start UNFR13NDLY SH1PP1NG W4RS. But on the other, there are perfectly nice, normal people who you can safely befriend. Homestuck fans in general enjoy COSPL4Y, WR1TING F4NF1CT1ON, 4ND ROL3PL4Y1NG 4S TH31R F4VOR1T3 CH4R4CT3RS.
BTW, WH4T’S UP W1TH BUCK3TS?
Buckets are HIGHLY INDECENT AND POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE to Homestuck fans, and in general they DO NOT like to joke about it. To explain why would lead to some potential spoilers.
I recommend this comic for people who don’t mind a slow-paced story, but love their characters. It is a long read, but W3LL WR1TT3N, and worth the time and effort.
That’s all! Thank you for reading!