Ridiculously complicated, but somehow it all makes sense...
Homestuck is, like its predecessor Problem Sleuth
, an Affectionate Parody
of multiple genres of video games, and a ridiculously-but-awesomely complex story. It's a story of four kids and the game they play together, which happens to be a game that offers a way to escape the end of the world. And then we have the Geodesic Cast
of the other characters associated with the session: four guardians, four exiles, four kernelsprites, twelve trolls... not to mention multiple sets of alternate-universe counterparts.
This story is riddled with Mythology Gags
to the point of becoming Continuity Porn
. Don't let that stop you, though. Andrew Hussie is a master at tying up Kudzu Plots
neatly. Just be careful: if you want to understand this series, expect to spend hours upon hours reading the recaps, watching the forums or wiki for associated "IDE/Theories" and explanation of how the current events tie to previous ones. Speaking of the forums, they're... weird, but awesome
. Just like the comic.
In conclusion, read it, but don't be surprised if it starts taking over your life.