kawaii animu

little homestuck trends

- 2011: upside down john (w/ grin) kissing grumbling karkat

- 2011-2013: pepsicola in the background of johndave

- dirk floating in water 

- dirk headless (after that one update)

- dave with a bunch of swords stuck through him, angstily

- strider manpain was overwhelmingly popular and only leveled out to current levels in like, 2014 (to be fair, it’s good)

- 2012 was a big sadstuck year, huh? I don’t see it much anymore :( :( john looking off into the distance while contemplating his dead dad was a big one, or various timelines where everyone died. Didn’t see it as much after game over. 

- apparently people don’t know what lyricstucks are, which is weird! but I still see one every once in a while, seems to be branching out to gravity falls, undertale, and steven universe

- jade in her big cascade moment, nigh exclusively

- 2011, pre introduction: evil jake english, jake english licking a skull sexily while holding a gun, style of fanart never seen again after his official introduction

- terezi grinning like a demon while harassing karkat or dave, also miss this

- do you remem8er me? snowy vriska-john fanart (sadstuck)

- everyone making leggings-hiked-up-to-his-armpits fanart of sufferer look cool as hell, despite hussie’s best efforts, thank you.

- saccharine feferi/eridan and gamzee/tavros (pb&j) were like overwhelmingly popular for awhile, to the point fanart of tavros/vriska or tavros/gamzee was circulating outside fandom to unsuspecting innocents. 

- only rose art was grimdark screaming, which to be fair was pretty cool

- dirk in black pajamas and hb’s head on a stake

- kawaii animu fanart of bro, because all we knew about him was ponies, anime shades, ninja sword, and that he cut a meteor in half before dying dramatically

- bloody john, bloody dave

- colored noses

- dave in fanart mostly has no expressions until he goes through puberty in canon, same thing with john, but reversed from a ditzy smile to depression (2017)

- rosemarried (2016) rose/kanaya art eternal

- dirk/jake, gasmask ver.