History YMMV / Homestuck

12th Dec '17 10:02:19 AM Anddrix
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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?
30th Nov '17 6:45:41 AM canidApath
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: A surprising number of people thought Kanaya was [[{{Bishonen}} a really girly boy]] before WordOfGod confirmed her gender. Mostly because the kids didn't know her gender and called her a him in their conversations.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: ViewerGenderConfusion:
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A surprising number of people thought Kanaya was [[{{Bishonen}} a really girly boy]] before WordOfGod confirmed her gender. Mostly because the kids didn't know her gender and called her a him in their conversations.conversations.
** Similarly, Terezi is often confused for a boy by outsiders thanks to her BoyishShortHair and red shades.
15th Nov '17 9:29:25 PM fixc
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** Upon Meenah/Vriska becoming canon, there was a field in the fandom that celebrated the two getting a happy ending after a lot of buildup and chemistry, and another that thought it was out of left field and thought it was a CrackShip at best. Furthermore, there was a general understanding by the fandom that no one aged in the dream bubbles; thus, the essentially-nineteen Meenah had hooked up with Pre-Retcon Vriska, who died at ''thirteen''. The two breaking up almost immediately afterward only furthered the fires.
29th Oct '17 3:30:17 AM DrPsyche
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** Joey aka the "Mystery Flashlight Girl" from the Homestuck game, [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/ca30ad5b6092428134cc5b6570219493/tumblr_inline_myqdvqNfx31rj71xc.jpg who only even exists in concept art at the moment]], already has a following and loads of fan art. The same happened with the new troll and Guardian Axolotl, who have the same amount of exposure.
10th Oct '17 8:27:01 PM SeveralCakes
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*** Him destroying a dream bubble, thus slaughtering millions of innocent and harmless ghosts for no reason at all.

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*** Him destroying a dream bubble, thus slaughtering millions of innocent and harmless ghosts ghosts. The reason? He's rampaging through the afterlife looking for no reason at all.his Calliope's ghost, so he can kill her again.
21st Sep '17 7:15:05 AM jormis29
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** Gamzee's God Tier outfit is a purple clown suit... with the giant codpiece from ''Bard Quest''.

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** Gamzee's God Tier outfit is a purple clown suit... with the giant codpiece from ''Bard Quest''.''Webcomic/BardQuest''.



* AudienceAlienatingPremise: ''Homestuck'' is so notorious for the trope that fans of the comic trying and inevitably failing to get their peers interested in reading it has become a meme unto itself[[note]]"LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK"[[/note]]. This is mostly due to the sheer size of the project (8127 pages in total when it ''finally'' finished, which vary in length from single images to WallOfText chat logs to ''interactive Flash games''); the complexity of the plot making it impossible to explain to the uninitiated; and the video game-centric nature of it. Additionally, in order fully get all the jokes, it is almost a prerequisite that you read the three comics that came before it: ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', which is a monumental read in and of itself, ''Bard Quest'', an unfinished experiment, and ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'', the first, and as a consequence the least polished of all the creator's work. And on top of all this, in order to reach the parts anyone talks about, you have to read through a good 1500 pages of buildup; even the ''fanbase'' jokes about how slow and boring the first two chapters are.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: ''Homestuck'' is so notorious for the trope that fans of the comic trying and inevitably failing to get their peers interested in reading it has become a meme unto itself[[note]]"LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOMESTUCK"[[/note]]. This is mostly due to the sheer size of the project (8127 pages in total when it ''finally'' finished, which vary in length from single images to WallOfText chat logs to ''interactive Flash games''); the complexity of the plot making it impossible to explain to the uninitiated; and the video game-centric nature of it. Additionally, in order fully get all the jokes, it is almost a prerequisite that you read the three comics that came before it: ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', which is a monumental read in and of itself, ''Bard Quest'', ''Webcomic/BardQuest'', an unfinished experiment, and ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'', the first, and as a consequence the least polished of all the creator's work. And on top of all this, in order to reach the parts anyone talks about, you have to read through a good 1500 pages of buildup; even the ''fanbase'' jokes about how slow and boring the first two chapters are.
17th Sep '17 2:24:21 AM fixc
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* {{Fanon}}: Despite dream bubbles being SBURB-related, there's many fans that agree the Ancestors, upon death, all remet in the afterlife, either making amends or calling each other out for what they did.
12th Aug '17 11:07:33 AM ectostar
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*** Bro creepy obsession with puppets seems to be closer to a fetish, and it's really hard to tell where the line between {{Irony}} and sincerity blur. ([[LampshadeHanging Dirk makes clear this is on purpose, and unnerving others with it is half the joke.]]) In-universe, Dave interprets this as him being ironic to a level that Dave can't even begin to understand, [[SelectiveObliviousness because it freaks him out to think otherwise]].
17th Jul '17 3:31:28 AM Twiddler
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** Dave's remarks about "planet fucking jupiter" take on a different meaning with the release of ''Literature/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'', a work that bears a number of similarities to ''Homestuck'' and features a sentient version of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer that acts very similarly to Dave.

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** Dave's remarks about "planet fucking jupiter" take on a different meaning with the release of ''Literature/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'', ''WebOriginal/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'', a work that bears a number of similarities to ''Homestuck'' and features a sentient version of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer that acts very similarly to Dave.
13th Jul '17 10:03:58 PM DrPsyche
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* DieForOurShip: Somebody really had it in for Equius. The "[[http://aradia-paradia.tumblr.com/post/142275971239/omegapause-tbh-its-been-7-years-of-homestuck Equara Hate Anon]]" became an infamous part of the fandom for ranting endlessly about why Aradia was better off with Sollux, even long after Equius fell from the spotlight and the Equara ship faded away. After all the insults, belittlement, and threats, to many artists for liking a fictional couple, the Equara Anon has earned their position as one of those more "out-there" fans. The other fans who write Equius off as abusive pale in comparison.

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* DieForOurShip: Unsurprisingly for a fandom with heavy amounts of shipping, several characters have become victim to undeserved hate.
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Somebody really had it in for Equius. The "[[http://aradia-paradia.tumblr.com/post/142275971239/omegapause-tbh-its-been-7-years-of-homestuck Equara Hate Anon]]" became an infamous part of the fandom for ranting endlessly about why Aradia was better off with Sollux, even long after Equius fell from the spotlight and the Equara ship faded away. After all the insults, belittlement, and threats, to many artists for liking a fictional couple, the Equara Anon has earned their position as one of those more "out-there" fans. The other fans who write Equius off as abusive pale in comparison.comparison.
** Jane suffers this from many a Jake/Dirk shipper being the girl in the way of one of the comics most popular m/m ships.
** John tends to get a lot of heat as well as nearly all of his ships have popular f/f alternatives.
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