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Interactive Comic/Flash game hybrid. Homestuck is the fourth and latest series of MS Paint Adventures, a series of web comics done in the style of old text-based adventure games, written by Andrew Hussie (and the fans). Homestuck started like the others, with every update prompted by a user suggestion, but it soon shed its suggestion box when the plot outgrew it, and has since become a multimedia thing which has grown to be truly enormous.A young man stands in his bedroom. It just so happens that today, the 13th of April, is this young man's birthday. Though it was 13 years ago he was given life, it is only today he will be given a name!What will the name of this young man be?...It will be Zoosmell Pooplord... er, sorry. It will be John Egbert. Our chief protagonist is one of four thirteen-year-old friends— the other three being Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley— who are fated to play Sburb, a widely-hyped multiplayer video game with real-life effects. Sburb allows players to manipulate and modify each other's environments in real time, in a way reminiscent of The Sims. But as it turns out, the consequences of playing Sburb are significantly further-reaching than they initially appear to be, and what begins as a series of amusing domestic struggles and game-mechanics goofs quickly spirals into a succession of events the likes of which need to be seen to be believed.Homestuck began on April 13th, 2009, only one month after the end of the highly successful Problem Sleuth. It rapidly rose in popularity for many reasons, but primarily for its intricate multi-timeline apocalypse-centric plot, an insanely fast update schedule, note a visual upgrade from the style of Problem Sleuth, Flash animations and games accompanied by a massive soundtrack, and its incredibly high trope density.The MS Paint Adventures Wiki is maintained by fans, and tends to be an invaluable source of assistance when reading Homestuck for the first time, though the content there should be taken with a grain of salt, as its userbase has a tendency to occasionally post speculation as fact. Hussie used to use Formspring as a means of communicating with readers, but eventually ditched itnote in favour of his Tumblr account, which is occasionally opened for questions.Homestuck also has a completed Kickstarter for a full fledged Adventure Game, set within the universe but not following the main canon. The Kickstarter has raised roughly $2.48 Million (out of $700,000 minimum), a feat that has placed it tenth (sixth at the time it closed) in the Top Ten Kickstarter Projects by total funds raised, according to The Other Wiki. The final figure has yet to be disclosed.As of April 14th, 2013, Homestuck has gone on hiatus due to Hussie needing time to work on the aforementioned game.
Late Arrival Spoiler Warning: If the fact that this entry was breaking the site didn't clue you in, this entry has reached Troper Critical Mass, at least partially because of the aforementioned reasons. ALL spoilers have been left unmarked. Homestuck is freely available and there's no barrier to reading it save for its sheer length, so every single spoiler tag has been removed on every subpage; even visiting the character index contains spoilers. To fully enjoy the experience, it is highly suggested you read the whole comic before visiting any of the following links. You Have Been Warned. Good luck.
> Gather articles of supplemental data related to Homestuck.> Study cast dossier.
> Fondly regard coronation.
> Experience mirthful shenanigans.
> Inspect burning vascular pump.
> Peruse bad dream catalysts.
> Shed single tear of black liquid sorrow.
> Catalogue sick beats.
> Appreciate beat collections.
> Investigate unfocused predictions.
> Report cranial irritation.
> Attempt to understand mind-bending chronology.
> Compile fan works.
> Respond to the story's events.
> Weigh in on controversial matters.
> Sleuth out internet colloquialisms.
> Succumb to unfathomable briefness.
> Evaluate inspiring quotations.
> Compose Japanese poetry.
> Engage in useless learning.
> Document references to other media.
> Take inventory of thermal hull.
> Contextualize currently compiled list of common media devices exemplified in Homestuck.PSYCHE! The tropes for this work have been split alphabetically due to their sheer numbers. Looks like you'll have to visit the sub-pages for the trope listing.
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