Time-consuming and not worth it. Homestuck does not live up to the hype. The pacing is horrible: The Comic is given fake length through unnecessary running gags that have no effect on the overall plot. Examples of this include the captchalogue dilemmas and the long processes of just navigating through the house. The characters are bland, they are flat and doesn't evolve through the series, the author appearently doesn't care either way and introduces new characters and plot lines whenever he gets bored. He switches between perspectives too fast. There are almost no dialogue, most of the time you are reading second-person narration. It's like watching someone playing a bad unfinished gamebook. There are very few resolutions to the plot, it feels like you are always hanging and the story never moves forward. You never have a sense of continuity, the author makes up new rules and ideas as he go and throw them away when he gets tired of them. The art is overall not pretty to look at, a few detailed pictures and flash scenes don't make up for the overall ugliness displayed in the ms-paint gifs. The music is very forgetable and highlight rather unintresting scenes. I've read from act 1 to the first intermission. I think that's more than enough to write a review about. Watch a movie, watch a tv-show, play a video game, read a book, read a webcomic. Don't read Homestuck. Please, don't spend time or money on it. It's overhyped and overrated. There are works with much better writing, much better animation, much better interaction, much better music and much better art.
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