History YMMV / Homestuck

25th Feb '17 12:44:20 AM DrPsyche
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*** Then after all of this she goes missing with the narrative pointedly not making her a ChekhovsMIA. It's either LaserGuidedKarma in a suitably meta way wherein the one who wanted the spotlight is dropped from the story or it's one of the comic's biggest cases of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter.
24th Feb '17 7:30:52 PM CJCroen1393
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** Both in and out of universe people wonder whether [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Kankri]] is genuine in his beliefs, or just [[StealthInsult using them as a cover to insult]] his friends. The fact that he snaps at a crippled person for falling over involuntarily certainly pushes it towards the latter, but his own status as part of an extremely marginalized (mutant) class does suggest that he is at least trying to work towards equality.

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** Both in and out of universe people wonder whether [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Kankri]] is genuine in his beliefs, or just [[StealthInsult using them as a cover to insult]] his friends. The fact that he snaps at a crippled person for falling over involuntarily certainly pushes it towards the latter, but his own status as part of an extremely marginalized (mutant) class does suggest that he is at least trying to work towards equality. And even then, seeing as he's a parody of stereotypical overzealous social justice warriors, it's entirely possible that he's only working towards equality for [[ItsAllAboutMe his own]] [[StrawHypocrite benefit alone]] and is only pretending to care about the problems of others [[HolierThanThou to make himself look better]].
20th Feb '17 7:58:45 PM Mineboot45
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* LoveToHate: Caliborn, known initially by his handle undyingumbrage. He's a rude, obnoxious, egotistical, self-centered, sexist, and creepy asshole with no real redeeming qualities. And yet he's so freaking [[LaughablyEvil hilarious]] in nearly every appearance that few truly hate the character.

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* LoveToHate: Caliborn, known initially by his handle undyingumbrage. He's a rude, obnoxious, egotistical, self-centered, sexist, and creepy asshole '''little shit''' with no real redeeming qualities. And yet he's so freaking [[LaughablyEvil hilarious]] in nearly every appearance that few truly hate the character.
5th Feb '17 4:23:05 PM Mineboot45
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%%** Sentryworm, [=FedoraFreak=], Ms. Paint, Secret Wizard and Crumplehat out of the miscellaneous characters.

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%%** ** Sentryworm, [=FedoraFreak=], Ms. Paint, Secret Wizard and Crumplehat out of the miscellaneous characters.
5th Feb '17 4:21:39 PM Mineboot45
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** Taken to new heights when the culmination of Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4 was John retroactively intervening to spare Vriska, whose presence alone drastically altered the timeline significantly for the better, and the accompanying A6A6I4 flash ("shes8ack").

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** Taken to new heights when the culmination of Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4 was John retroactively intervening to spare Vriska, whose presence alone drastically altered the timeline significantly for the better, and the accompanying A6A6I4 [=A6A6I4=] flash ("shes8ack").
21st Jan '17 5:50:57 AM Korodzik
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** A [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131204063758im_/http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkg3pt9kET1qiusb3o1_500.jpg fandom secret]] posted some time after Gamzee's introduction credits Gamzee for helping the fan get over their fear of clowns. Uh... makes you wonder how that fan reacted to the [[MonsterClown later developments]].
8th Jan '17 1:14:45 PM KingClark
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** While [[GrandFinale Act 7]] was agreed to be awesome on its own, there were many complaints that [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse it still left a number]] [[AbortedArc of threads open]]. Not longer after it's immediate release, Hussie announced he was working on an [[DenouementEpisode epilogue.]]
** Connected to the above, Hussie's release of the Homestuck credits won back a lot of fans lost thanks to Act 7 due to tying up quite a few loose ends.

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** While [[GrandFinale Act 7]] was agreed to be awesome on its own, there were many complaints that [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse it still left a number]] [[AbortedArc of threads open]]. Not longer after it's immediate release, Hussie announced he was working on an [[DenouementEpisode epilogue.]]
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]] Connected to the above, Hussie's release of the Homestuck ''Homestuck'' credits (which are '''not''' the epilogue, but still expand upon the ending) won back a lot of fans lost thanks to Act 7 due to tying up quite a few loose ends.
26th Dec '16 7:59:40 PM DrPsyche
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*** The Retcon may be one of the most controversial things in the comic; even the Trickster arc was just flash in the pan crazy while the Retcon had lasting ramifications. John unlocks the power he acquired and travels back at Terezi's behest to fix several of her mistakes in a way that changes the story rather than creating doomed timelines. For some this was Homestuck's biggest MomentOfAwesome with great flashes, great emotional resonance and a foreshadowed plot point that rings true with HS's themes of fate, temporal shenanigans, and over-arching meta narrative. The Retcon pulled a number of depressed characters back on their feet: Terezi left her abusive relationship, Rose was kicked off alcohol, Vriska returned to life, and everyone else was happier and more functional. For others this was the single worst thing to happen with the comic and a way for Hussie to just hit the ResetButton on everyone; tossing away all the character development, giving the characters quick fixes to their problems, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and throwing a wrench into established pairings]]. Part of the debate was whether or not this change invalidated large chunks of Act 6 or just tweaked them and the rest played out like we read it. Then there was the arguments over Vriska coming back and there now being two: was this outcome a great compromise between MagnificentBastard Vriska and TookALevelInKindness Vriska, or were either (or both) incarnations just insufferable or useless. The fact that this period of Homestuck was heavy with pauses hurt the pace as fans grew tired of waiting to see what had changed.
26th Dec '16 3:27:43 PM DrPsyche
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*** Rose developing a drinking problem. One side felt it added some great laughs, and also a certain sadness to Rose who admitted to doing it as a sort of twisted reminder about her mother, setting her and Roxy as NotSoDifferent. Others feel that the whole thing's out-of-character, a waste of time and just another reason to make pointless drama in the comic that could be easily solved by other characters, who do nothing to help. Then the Retcon happened, and Vriska kicks her off the booze. Some are happy to see Rose back on her feet and functional again, while others feel the whole arc's been thrown out, and it was a just big waste of time (especially as that particular Rose has become Jasprosesprite^2, who's never really affected by her previous alcoholism).

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*** Rose developing a drinking problem. One side felt it added some great laughs, and also a certain sadness to Rose who admitted to doing it as a sort of twisted reminder about her mother, setting her and Roxy as NotSoDifferent. Others feel that the whole thing's out-of-character, a waste of time and just another reason to make pointless drama in the comic that could be easily solved by other characters, who do nothing to help. Then the Retcon happened, and Vriska kicks her off the booze. Some are happy to see Rose back on her feet and functional again, while others feel the whole arc's been thrown out, and it was a just big waste of time pointless diversion (especially as that particular Rose has become Jasprosesprite^2, who's never really affected by her previous alcoholism).


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*** Dave and Karkat getting together, a controversial outcome of the already controversial retcon. On the one hand many fans were happy with it; being one of the most popular pairings and a great friends-to-lovers plot. On the other hand many fans hate the pairing either because it sinks a number of previous ships or because they feel that the ship had a bad case of StrangledByTheRedString with little build-up. Then there's the debate over the ship itself and whether it's well displayed or if the comic is far too ambiguous about it (the latter viewpoint being held both by detractors of the ship who feel it's badly written and fans who felt that for a couple they haven't had all that much interaction). Finally there's Jade's role in it where she comes along and may or may not[[note]]the ambiguity of this is of course another BrokenBase[[/note]] have made the relationship polyamorous as seen by the ending and the credits. This won a few of the detractors over who thought it was a neat compromise and cool that Homestuck tried its hand at a poly relationship. Others feel it was an even bigger case of StrangledByTheRedString and a cop-out for the Dave/Karkat pairing.
10th Dec '16 2:24:14 PM Togie
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Is Homestuck a good web comic with amazing characters that has managed to stand surprisingly well for seven years, or a jumbled, confusing mess that is undeserving of its popularity?
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