our fandom is just like any other out there, we have good fans(non-obsessive compulsive non-hyperactive high as fuck lunatic fangirls/boys) and we have the bad fans too. unfortunately the bad fans out weigh the good fans.
now with that being said, homestuck is an interactive web comic (to the folks who said video game, that is not right) written and illustrated by none other then Andrew hussie. the comic started on April 13th and this day has become, John egberts birthday. him and three other friends play a game, ending up in the medium. like every one else said, you have to stick with it in order to understand its plot line better. but im not going to hate you, and a alot of others who see my point on the subject at hand, wont hate you either if you dont wish to continue reading it.
well, right now, i feel like it's gone really overboard and the artist/author seems to be irritated by the fans. the impact the fans have had has been obvious, and i think the author, hussie, is tired of it. for me, there plot was very intricate and unpredictable, and that's what i liked about it. i liked the mix of scientific and supernatural themes, as well as timelines and different dimensions. because it's a webcomic, it doesn't have the need to censor itself excessively - or, at least, it didn't, before the fans started getting extremely picky and fussy. homestuck peaked for me in mid-late act 5. i've stopped reading it now. it's one of the longest pieces of literature in the english language. it's over-complicated now, as of act 6...
yes, exactly. people fuss and complain too much and he is reasonably close with his fans. he's just one guy. i feel like the fandom can treat him like he's not even human - it's like they think his life IS homestuck. he has other things to do and he has to take are of himself. people are so easily offended and go ott, to the point that he parodied these types of people in the webcomic itself!
I think he has been a great sport, dealing with everyone the way he has. I don't know that I would be able to handle some of the comments he gets about his decisions to kill off characters or even who he wants to be in a "ship". I can't believe how crazy people get about their OTP's! I mean seriously! I have my OTP's I understand but don't email this poor man and harass him over it. lol I believe that Hussie cares about his characters as well, what author wouldn't, so I don't think he is doing it to be a jerk. I just think he has a greater plan for them later on that we just don't know about....yet.
*take care of himself not Are of himself what was i doing haha me too! he's been making light out of it! he's been trying to do what he wants to some extent, at least.. oh my god, same here! half the fun in otp's is just....writing them etc yourself! some things are better when they're not there youknow? yes exactly. he's very smart, i'm sure it's all for something.
I personally disliked Homestuck for the first two acts but my friends kept insisting that it got better. So I paced myself, reading ten pages a night - like homework kinda lol. Anyways, once I got to act three everything just kinda clicked and it was awesome after that. However, I could see it being VERY intimidating to a lot of people with it being 7000 pages long and pretty text heavy. However, Hussie (the author) knows that it can get kinda boring so he throws in some pretty awesome actual computer game play. :3 Now that I am completely caught up I highly recommend it to people who enjoy silly, fun, and sometime mellow dramatic comics.
I think it's interesting because it is a story told entirely in a second person, and it is very creative. I had to find an audio version on Youtube to watch because the original format of the site is a pain in the ass to read and hurts my eyes. I feel that the site format is the biggest road block for people. As well as the bullshit colors that make it a god damn headache.
I find that the grand majority of the things that people like about it are all extra-canonical fan works, or things they just make up. Homestuck itself is very cut-and-dry, but then people imagine all of these personalities and backstory things for the characters, then act like it is actually part of Homestuck. I don't merge fandom with canon in my judgement, so I think it's all very silly.
No idea really... I've read through as much as I could to find some shred of interest in it but found none. But there's always some people who will enjoy that other "something" and others are just reading it for the hype.
Well, it's really long so if you don't like it by act 4, then it may not be for you. Also it is made for humor and its meant to make fun of point and click adventure games and how you get to control the character. The first three acts is just setting up the story for all the events after, and it takes a long time to read. The music that will play which some of the animations are awesome.
Well, as you can see Homestuck has all the interest of a certain teen.Like slash or crack couples, shipping, adventure, comedy, fighting. All of them were whipped up neatly by Hussie in one webcomic. Thats why it became very interesting to people.
I don't understand it either in all honesty. I mean yes I do like it and its enjoyable. But the praise its received an the fan base is..questioning I hope I'm not offending anyone, I just don't understand why its as big as it is.
I saw a video on YouTube: [link] that suggests that Homestuck is basically the internet's equivalent of the novel Ulysses by James Joyce. In other words, it's so bloated and difficult to read through that the main reason people actually do read through it is to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for having consumed such a mammoth and unintelligible work.
I have no interest in reading it, partially because it sounds like a huge waste of time, but cursory inspection may reveal that another reason may be simple interest, as it appears to include mythological, astrological, and Lovecraftian themes. That, and I suppose there was a time when it wasn't such an enormous work, so there must be some reason it attracted interest in the first place.
the first 2 acts are very boring but you get to see three characters see how they react to entering the medium. the third act starts to pick up and then the next few acts youre involved with the characters and the end of acts confuse the everloveing shit outta ya. you keep reading to try to know how it will end but all the plot lines entangle and youre a hopeless mess of confusion and you hope the next update will enlighten you but then youre even more confused and then you go lay down and take a nap
I think most of the fans just liked the cartoony game-theme character design and the sarcastic-internet-troll style of dialogue, and now they're just pretending to be able to follow the plot. I suspect it's just going to devolve into LOST-like levels of confusion and disappointment when it turns out Hussie's been picking random fan theories to keep the whole mess going. Not that I can blame him at this point. It may have more disjointed filler arcs than Bleach but it'd be stupid to put down the cash cow.
The artwork makes my eyes bleed and that alone is enough to keep me away from it. The absurdity that is the characters all seeming to have like 4 different co-existing versions of themselves, them apparently dying and being resurrected (DBZ syndrome), turning into gods, the apparently fan-driven narrative (at least according to some conversations that some Homestuck fans have that I've read) and so on and so forth is just icing on the "I'm not going near that" cake. I don't even care if none of what I just said actually happens in it, as I said, the art style alone makes me want to stay far, far away from it. It seriously gives me a head ache looking at it.
I don't mind if other people like it. Like it all you want. For me, it's just not worth my time to try and understand. I will say that some of the more fanatical fans make me want to commit various heinous crimes, but that's neither here nor there.
Personally, my fascination has a lot to do with the sheer insanity of the plot, the way the creator is able to just make this awesome, epic story out of things on the internet that are normally stupid or boring, and the twisted humour.
And then there's the juggalos. Oh my gog, the juggalos...