>Homestuck is an Internet fiction series created by American author and artist Andrew Hussie in the first half of the 2010s. Its plot centers on a group of teens who unwittingly bring about the end of the world by installing the beta version of an upcoming computer game, Sburb. 152 posts and 74 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
A thread to discuss Homestuck, Hiveswap, and other MSPA stories. Try to limit discussion of the drama surrounding HS^2
. It's bad, everyone knows it's bad, let's focus on the good stuff instead. Or the less bad stuff. It is Homestuck after all.
Starter questions:>Favorite characters? flashes? songs?>Fanfic recs/fanventure recs>OTPs? NOTPs?>Opinions on the vriskcourse?
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Holy shit, same. I'm still casually involved in the fandom and it's so hard to avoid the troons. Let's be friends nona
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Tavros Nitram, regrettably. There's a lot of projection going on there. Anyway, Dirk is the best character.
Moonsetter hits me in the feels and Dualscar's theme is just cool.
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4LL 7H3 Y4015. But yeah, Vrisrezi, because how could you not?
I like how the story played out, but I think there were definitely avenues I wish Hussie would've explored. Feferi, supposed ruler-to-be of Alternia, gets zilch in the plot? Additionally, had she not charged at Eridan and instead ran away, there would've been easy stories for both the characters. I don't even know what to do with Nepeta. Etc, etc.
Also, I loathe the sausage lips (picrel).
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I think I'm gonna read Homestuck all over again. It has been 8 years since I found it, and I never got to finish it because I stopped keeping up with the updates.
I don't know if I have talked about this already (if I did I'm sorry for being retarded), but sometimes I randomly think about how well developed the Classpect system was and it makes me think that maybe Hussie had ghostwriters since the beggining? (Also, the Quadrants!! Such an interesting concept, I know it was probably a parody of "shipping culture" but idk, pretty original!)
I also always think about how there was a perfect 50/50 ratio of female and male characters for a Western comic. To me it never felt weird how the female characters were treated, (I'm talking about the part before the dancestors, obviously) they were allowed to be ruthless, murderous, intelligent, cunning or even walking disasters, just like the male characters. How can a moid come up with that… and of all them, ANDREW HUSSIE? Sure, you could say there are some male authors out there that have done interesting pieces of fiction, but all of them always end up thinking with their dicks, either putting the female characters in secondary roles or turning them into their "perfect uwu waifus". Or if they write them as villains or anti-heros, they use them as shitty commentary about how a "perfect woman" should be.
For me, it's like Hussie's personality/attitude didn't fit with the webcomic and its characters.
I kinda believe he did have ghostwriters that helped him with certain things, like maybe the Classpect/Quadrant system, and when it came to writing certain characters. Thougths on this? As I said, it has been 8 years since I last read this, I was 15-16, so my perception of the characters and the story might be distorted.
(I also never searched MSPA forums, so I don't know if maybe the people that interacted with the webcomic there played a big part on how the webcomic was created.)
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There was tinfoil about ghostwriters, particularly towards the end of the comic, but as far as I can tell, Hussie wrote it himself. I think he just payed really close attention to the fandom, particularly the MSPA forums and Tumblr, and I think the feedback helped him with certain ideas. For instance, fans named the beta kids and the original twelve trolls. Also, there is stuff that he's said outright was ghostwritten (the epilogues) and there's a noticable drop in quality. I think he's a genuinely talented guy who just got burnout and irony poisoning.
In any case, if you're re-reading, use the unofficial Homestuck collection (it preserved the things that were broken when flash support ended) and do not read the epilogues. They're a complete waste of time and they're not even "canon."