Several readers complained that Act 5 went onfor too long, and there was some grumbling about the long wait for the end of Act 5 flash. But once Cascade was finally released, all of these were silenced under the hordes screaming "this is so fucking awesome!" Then Newgrounds got crashed after 10 minutes when Andrew uploaded it there.
And then later, fans were getting very twitchy being forced to wait a full month for the Act 6 Act 3 Intermission (especially since, due to Hussie going to a convention and then making two full-length flashes, regular updates hadn't been around for quite a while) ...and then when the flash went up - a lengthy, beautiful walkaround with lots of character interaction, three awesome new characters, and a possibility of a canonised Rose/Kanaya, all of which amounting to only the first third of the full flash which would go up in proceeding days - Hussie was swiftly forgiven.
Reinforced by the fact that the fans funded the project in 32 hours. $700,000. In 32. Hours.
When the Kickstarter ended, it made slightly less than two and a half million dollars. And then they gave the opportunity for more donations with Pay Pal.
It's considered the 6th largest kickstarter project.
A group of fans sang a song about their feelings toward the game. As the lyrics of said song put it:
My wallet is so light
But god it feels so right...
When the Beta kids finally arrived in the Alpha session, it counted as this.
The announcement of Paradox Space, a series of creator-approved fancomics. That it happened during the Great Gigapause only gave the fans more relief.
Paradox Space will feature many short comic stories involving literally any characters and settings from Homestuck. Any point in canon could be visited and elaborated on, whether it's backstory, some scenes that were skipped over or alluded to, funny hypothetical scenarios which have nothing to do with canon events, or exploring things that could have happened in canon through the "doomed timeline" mechanic that is a defining trait of Homestuck's multiverse-continuum known as "paradox space".
-Oh, sweet little girl... This middle-aged broad who's straighter than quality control standards in a ruler factory is almost melting from the sheer cuteness and hopes this goes well. Hardly ever wanted to hug a fictional character so badly.
-And thus the Tom said let there be a second ship. And it was good.
-Tom. I cannot handle this rollercoaster of emotion. You are killing me right now. That being said, I hope somebody picks up that phone because I FREAKING CAAAAALLED IT.
And when Kat agreed to go out with Paz in response, the reaction was doubled, if anything.
Digger's getting a Kickstarter? An omnibus edition that collects all twelve books? FOAM PICKAXES AS A STRETCH GOAL? There isn't enough awesome in the world to equal this!