2009: homestuck launches, riding on the wave of problem sleuths success. pretty big for a webcomic but still very niche overall. fandom is basically nonexistent outside of the mspa forums. mostly straight men and programming nerds
2010: hivebent happens. hetalia fans, tired of being in a big, widely-disliked fandom and drawn to the promised land of a fandom with a large cast and its own shipping system, migrate to homestuck en masse. the fandom gets its first major boost in popularity, more than doubling practically overnight. new fans are mostly young women
2011: fandom steadily expands over the course of the year.
ben nye literally sells out of grey body paint prior to comic-con. vriscourse comes to a head and people continue to argue about her death for months after. cascade drops in october, enough to crash multiple flash and download sites, and act 6 begins in november. by the end of the year its near impossible to use tumblr without being exposed to homestuck somehow.
2012: homestuck fandom peaks. this is the last year that homestuck is published regularly (the only hiatus lasts for about a month, before the dancestor intermission). homestuck is everywhere on your tumblr dash, on reddit, on 4chan. hussie has a tumblr and post and tweets regularly. in september the homestuck kickstarter begins, meets its $700k goal in less than 2 days, and finishes in october with nearly $2.5 million. this draws the attention of a few mainstream publications - pbs, wired, cnn, huffpo, etc. dante basco becomes a homestuck fan.
2013: homestuck fandom begins to shrink. first, in april, when the comic goes on a month-long hiatus. around this time, several other fandoms gain popularity - attack on titan starts airing in japan, off and dangan ronpa have just received english translations, welcome to night vale is finishing up its first season - thanks to homestuck fans looking for something to tide them over during the hiatus. when it comes off hiatus, homestuck resumes updating (much more often than most webcomics, but not nearly at the multiple-pages-per-day speed it had maintained prior). in october, hussie announces hes putting the comic on indefinite hiatus to work on the game, and that it will return with one final massive update containing the rest of act 6 and the entirety of act 7. namco high is published in late december to a resounding “meh”.
2014: homestuck remains on hiatus for nearly the entire year. the website only updates to announce new merch. paradox space launches in an attempt to revive the fandom, which has some success, but not nearly enough to compensate for the loss of interest over the hiatus. behind the scenes, whatpumpkin is wrapped up in legal drama with the odd gentlemen over stolen money and failure to adhere to a development schedule, finally severing their contract at some point over the summer. (hussie vaguely refers to “innumerable unspecified problems” in an mspa blog post, but due to a nda the full story doesnt become public knowledge until summer 2015.) hussie still tweets (but not regularly), but he nukes his tumblr. homestuck does eventually come off hiatus in october, hussie announces that the “one giant update” plan has been cancelled and serial updates resume. [s] game over stirs up the fandom
2015: updates continue regularly through january, at which point another hiatus begins that lasts until 413. on the same day that homestuck resumes, paradox space goes on an indefinite hiatus which continues to this day (”cancellation” would probably be a better word). a6a6i5 begins and, accordingly, the vriscourse comes back with a vengeance (although the fandom is now much smaller). davekat is canonized and surges to become the most popular ship in the fandom practically overnight. homestuck continues updating for a few months, with page after page of huge blocks of ponderous dialogue, reaching an emotional climax at the end of the summer with [s] terezi: remem8er. homestuck goes back on indefinite hiatus. early this year, steven universe finishes its first season, and near the end of it, undertale is released, both popular with ex-homestucks. at some point this year, hussie clears his twitter account.
2016: in february, hussie announces that homestuck is Ending, Seriously, For Real This Time. updates resume in late march. homestucks remaining fandom gets worked up, estranged fans rush to catch up, and ex-fans wax nostalgic. [s] collide drops to resounding applause and approval. opinions on homestuck are overwhelmingly positive up until act 7 drops and homestuck officially ends. the ending is almost universally considered a disappointment and the fandom works through the five stages of grief. there is a brief stirring of excitement when volume 10 is published in june, but it doesnt last long. fandom is lukewarm and disparate at best all the way up til october. hiveswap finally gets a trailer at the beginning of the month, and weeks later the credits drop. in spite of homestuck being “over” a canon jewish lesbian wedding is enough to interest a small number of new fans and revive the old ones. snapd8s keep interest high through the end of the year
2017: hiveswaps “for real this time” release date comes and goes with nothing but an announcement of another delay. snapd8s grind to a halt. nothing happens on 413 but some flaccid attempts at pr by whatpumpkin and promises of development updates we have yet to receive. its mid-may. no gods, no masters, no hiveswap. we are all gay and were eating each other alive over vriska and dirk
I still don’t believe Michael is dead, at all
This is a telenovela
And the swore up, down and sideways that Rose was dead
Now he is going to come back in some dramatic way after many years, probably with amnesia, a new name and a new family (who have no idea who he really is so it’s an actual pure relationship which makes it so much harder)
Rose somehow faked his death, she knew she couldn’t come back if Michael was still around
He would figure it out
But she also promised Luisa she was done killing, so she did the next best thing to get rid of him (because she does really love Luisa but she can’t leave things up to chance, that’s not who she is)
But in the season finale I believe he will be back, Jane will of finally moved on and then she will see him
And seeing Jane will make Michael start to remember again
Critters asked: How many cumulative hours has Vox Machina fought with doors on stream?
It’s impossible to say in in-game time because some of it wasn’t measured in neat 6-second rounds. We can, however, measure real life time! For this (and for fun), we decided to include some barriers and portals that functioned as doors as well. We didn’t include doors that didn’t pose a threat to Vox Machina. Updated to Episode 85.
Time Spent Dealing With Doors and Barriers: 4:11:13
i’m like criung so much beacause you all are so sweet and supportive and so nice to me like i wouldn’t of thought in a million years people would be this supportive and liked my stuff this much im just so blessed and soft rn i love you all i wanna cuddle each and everyone of you so bad nm,ffnb
Heeeey, I saw you had your requests open, and I also read your Familiarity fic AND GURL KILLED IT! Well, I’m shy and this is a weird request so… Yeah. Well, I was wondering, could you do a Peter Parker X Reader with angst? Like. ANGST. STUFF THAT FIC WITH PURE TEENAGE ANGST OR SOMETHING AND THEN IT ENDS WITH SOME FLUFF? Thank you! - Anon
Pairing: Peter Parker X Plus size!Reader
Word Count: 3,440
Warning: Cursing, Self- deprication(The one thing I’m good at), some angst, Peter being a cairing, sugary FLUFF boyfriend
(A/N): Ok, this have been on my request list from before Valentine’s day, I AM SO SORRY, PERSON THAT REQUESTED THIS. I JUST HAVE THIS HUGE BLOCK WRITER AND IT’S PISSING ME OFF AAAAAAA. *inhales* Well,I’ve been wanting to write a plus size!Reader for some time, by now an I do intend on doing one, but with Bucky, so… Yeah. Hope you enjoy this and sorry for any grammar mistakes!
“And I know
that it wasn’t your fault that you had to cancel our last date, so I was thinking,
would you like to pass at my place today?” When you didn’t get an answer, you
mumbled, noticing that he wasn’t listening to you “Peter?”
seemed to sink in your chest when you followed his gaze and saw that he was
staring at Lis. Ned frowned his brows when you stopped talking, since he was
actually listening to what you were saying.
The sigh came
out of you as you turned on your heels, hugging yourself when you saw he
continue to walk, too focused on her to miss your heat.
Snapping his eyes back to an angry Ned, he looked around, finally noticing that
you weren’t there anymore.
Y/N?” His best friend’s bitter chuckle made Peter frown his brows in confusion.
after saying that it wasn’t your fault that you missed your last date. Oh,
sorry, I mean: She left after she caught you staring that Lis and ignoring her
being the best and most supportive girlfriend you’ll ever have.”
Peter humbled, massaging the bridge of his nose when he got his focus back to
you, hearing you sigh, and he knew that sigh.
You would make it every time you were in front of the mirror, looking at your
body after trying a new dress, shirt, pants, whatever clothing.
“If I was skinnier.” He knew you had a
problem accepting your body shape and believing that he loved it and loved you, especially after him having a
“thing” with Lis, the “Hot, Amazing, Skinny, Model”, as you would refer her as.
Peter. You really think she doesn’t notice you twisting your neck to look at
your ex? You really think that she
won’t start to imagine that you’re turning her down because you’re having a
thing with Lis? Do you even imagine how she
“I don’t have
a ‘thing’ with Lis! Not anymore!” Ned
huffed at his answer, denying with his head and walking to his class