> Experience mirthful shenanigans.
My, there's quite a list of knee-slappers! Feel free to examine them in more detail.
Due to the constantly updating nature of Homestuck, all spoilers are left unmarked.
Buying character shirts from the store would yield you some wise words from one, usually the character who wore them:
Tavros: uHH, dON'T gET iN tHE rECUPERACOON, wHILE wEARING tHIS, sO yOU wON'T hAVE tO, uHH, cHANGE, Aradia: i'm 0k with this shirt. maybe y0u are t00. 0r n0t. i'm 0kay with either possibility Terezi: TH1S SH1RT SM3LLS D3L1C1OUS, BUT DONT COUNT ON 1T TO M4SK TH3 PUTR1D ST3NCH OF YOUR D3C31T FROM TH3 PROS3CUT1ON, H3H3H3H3H3 >:] John well... i guess you probably can't do the windy thing, bit that's ok! you can be my trusty sidekick. i'll handle all the windy stuff. Vriska: Hahahaha. You think you have what it takes to wear this???????? Don't you know you have to 8e strong and 8rave to wear this and not 8e an em8arrassment to yourself????????
A fictionalized version, of the Betty Crocker character, is a supporting character in the webcomic Homestuck, wherein she is sometimes referred to as the "Batter Witch". This portrayal is married to a fictionalized version of Mark Twain in the early 20th century. It is strongly implied that she's a malevolent, nigh-immortal alien from another universe, and is using her corporate empire to control the population, and to bring about the ruin of this universe.
Not long after Alternia was released, Andrew announced that another album was already in the works. What did it turn out to be? A Squiddles album!
In somewhat of a meta-example, a fan on the forums by the name of Lotus wrote a 15 pageresearch paper on the ship teasing between John and Rose. The panel immediately after this featured a lotus in the book Rose was reading, before proceeding to be a ridiculously ship teasing conversation.
The reference to lotus is to the ring of Skaia shown here, a few panels before that, which was the immediately subsequent panel to the release of the paper. The conversation was continued immediately as well (as Andrew often updates with several panels at once).
As long as we're going meta, this poor guy's reaction to the absolute terror known as [s] Jade: Wake Up, in a schadenfreude sort of way.
To give an idea as to exactly what "soon" means in this context, using time codes on forum posts, people figured out that Newgrounds went down in about 3 minutes. From EoA5 posting to Newgrounds' demise. That's less than half of the length of the Flash itself.
Hell, Dante's liveblog alone is filled with crowning moments of funny as he reminds us all of precisely how confusing the first few acts are, which combined with the undoubtedly strange feeling of thousands of people egging you on and encouraging you leaves him hilarious nonplussed about the entire thing.
And yes, I saw the “Hello Dante”… I greeted him on twitter… I have to admit, that’s pretty dope. I wonder if he makes this first part so hard to get as an obstacle for those not worthy to get the story… a somewhat right (sic) of passage… maybe I’m just rambling and have no idea what I’m talking about… Back to reading.
While we're looking at Tumblr, you should also check out What the Fuck is Homestuck, where one girl chronicles her reactions right throughout the entirety of the comic, only catching up early into Act 6. She loves using a copious amount of gifs from all sorts of sources, especially when she overexcited.
It's especially funny from the perspective of one who's read the comic: right from meeting him, she hates Gamzee, which just makes her reaction to his freakout in Act 5 Act 2 a hilarious Foregone Conclusion.
Not to mention her reaction to finding out her starsign is Capricorn, as well.
WtFiH: Correct! My star sign is Capricorn! However, Gamzee is- what- wait... oh, oh FUCK ME.
Then, there's this book. At first glance, it seems like an innocent book for kids about how they can be happy in their daily lives. However, a Homestuck fan would find this not-so-innocent. To make things worse, there are similarly-titled books about "filling buckets" and "daily happiness" in the same title and/or book cover.
Another meta example: this article about the Juggalos had someone comment in character as Gamzee (find it near the middle of the third page of comments). Then, Karkat showed up. Then Nepeta joined in on the commenting, followed by Kanaya.
Ke$hastuck: When the MSPA website went down for a few days the fandom went a little more insane than usual and made a world where living (Ke$ha; Lady Gaga), dead (Kurt Cobain), and fictional (Vocaloid; Gorillaz) musicians replaced the kids. May have something do do with Ke$ha's latest single being called "Die Young" and her acting like a Lady Drunk like Roxy. Post-Trickster Mode bonus: Her newest single C'mon mentions lollypops.
Likewise, my second sighting was in the 4/12/13 issue of Entertainment Weekly's back page: a godtier Aradia cosplayer representing "Everything you missed at Wondercon" on the very edge of the Bulls-eye — still cooler than "Kim Kardashian's cameo in Tyler Perry's Temptation, which was just barely off the board.
This Trollmegle conversation. A roleplayer of an obnoxious fanmade lovechild of John and Karkat has a run-in with an absolutely flawless Dave roleplayer. The results must be seen to be believed. Seriously, is this a roleplayer or the actual Dave Strider? Also to be found on the Crowning Moment Of Awesome page.
This tweet by none other than Betty Crocker. It might just be an intern running the account, it might be a clever marketing ploy, but the point remains: Homestuck is now read by Rufio, Grey Delisle and Betty Crocker. Homestuck truly is taking over the world.
Operation Dirk, a cosplay skit from NärCon 2013 (Norwegian, but with English subtitles), where the Alpha kids are trying to find where Dirk has gone... and all the while Jake is trying to star in a musical.
Oh lord. This Gigapause is not going toendwell◊, if this is day 1.
"Let's Read Homestuck" has for the most part done a superb job of translating the webcomic into a video format, but they finally ran into something during the [o]termission they couldn't work around. So they ad-libbed: