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** The comic used to look like it was made in MS Paint (see [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4 the first page]] of ''Problem Sleuth''), but by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000924 a couple hundred pages later]] the style has evolved and it's quite a bit more complicated, to the point where being able to draw such things on MS Paint would be pretty amazing. Then, around a year later, we're at the point where we have interactive flash pages, elaborate animations, and almost every page in full color. The truth is: the comic was made in Adobe Photoshop from day two. The author does say right in the FAQ that only the very first page of ''Jailbreak'' was made in MS Paint. Everything else has been made in Photoshop and/or, startin, from ''Problem Sleuth'', with Flash.

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** The comic used to look like it was made in MS Paint (see [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4 the first page]] of ''Problem Sleuth''), but by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000924 a couple hundred pages later]] the style has evolved and it's quite a bit more complicated, to the point where being able to draw such things on MS Paint would be pretty amazing. Then, around a year later, we're at the point where we have interactive flash pages, elaborate animations, and almost every page in full color. The truth is: the comic was made in Adobe Photoshop from day two. The author does say right in the FAQ that only the very first page of ''Jailbreak'' was made in MS Paint. Everything else has been made in Photoshop and/or, startin, starting from ''Problem Sleuth'', with Flash.


* ContinuityPorn: Liberal use of ChekhovsArmory and numerous {{Running Gag}}s and {{Call Back}}s to minor details. Homestuck also adds {{Recurring Riff}}s and repeated art elements.

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* ContinuityPorn: Liberal use of ChekhovsArmory and numerous {{Running Gag}}s and {{Call Back}}s to minor details. Homestuck ''Homestuck'' also adds {{Recurring Riff}}s and repeated art elements.



** ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has this as a major element in the form of each characters weapons, which are also mundane items like a ring of keys or a lipstick tube. Most of the time, referring to an item as its counterpart seems to get around this (e.g. using the keys on the door shoots it with a gun), except when working normally would be [[RuleOfFunny more frustrating and funny]]. It's explicitly described in-universe [[BreakingTheFourthWall on [=GameFAQs=]]] as a bug, though considering how some later puzzles and battles are resolved, it may have become an AscendedGlitch in development.

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** ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has this as a major element in the form of each characters character's weapons, which are also mundane items like a ring of keys or a lipstick tube. Most of the time, referring to an item as its counterpart seems to get around this (e.g. using the keys on the door shoots it with a gun), except when working normally would be [[RuleOfFunny more frustrating and funny]]. It's explicitly described in-universe [[BreakingTheFourthWall on [=GameFAQs=]]] as a bug, though considering how some later puzzles and battles are resolved, it may have become an AscendedGlitch in development."development".



** The comic used to look like it was made in MS Paint (see [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4 the first page of Problem Sleuth]]), but by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000924 a couple hundred pages later]] the style has evolved and it's quite a bit more complicated, to the point where being able to draw such things on MS Paint would be pretty amazing. Then, around a year later, we're at the point where we have interactive flash pages, elaborate animations, and almost every page in full color. The truth is: the comic was made in Adobe Photoshop from day two. The author does say right in the FAQ that only the very first page of ''Jailbreak'' was made in MS Paint. Everything else has been made in Photoshop and/or, more recently, with Flash.

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** The comic used to look like it was made in MS Paint (see [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4 the first page page]] of Problem Sleuth]]), ''Problem Sleuth''), but by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000924 a couple hundred pages later]] the style has evolved and it's quite a bit more complicated, to the point where being able to draw such things on MS Paint would be pretty amazing. Then, around a year later, we're at the point where we have interactive flash pages, elaborate animations, and almost every page in full color. The truth is: the comic was made in Adobe Photoshop from day two. The author does say right in the FAQ that only the very first page of ''Jailbreak'' was made in MS Paint. Everything else has been made in Photoshop and/or, more recently, startin, from ''Problem Sleuth'', with Flash.



* SchrodingersGun: Most of the early adventures and ''Problem Sleuth'' had their most important plot points made ftom one-off suggestions.

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* SchrodingersGun: Most of the early adventures and ''Problem Sleuth'' had their most important plot points made ftom from one-off suggestions.


* CharacterBlog: Dave gets a [[http://dstrider.blogspot.com/ blog]]

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* CharacterBlog: In ''Homestuck'', Dave gets Strider briefly kept a [[http://dstrider.blogspot.com/ blog]]Blogspot page.]] He (and the real-life page) stopped updating when the plot interfered.


** [[https://web.archive.org/web/20190630115147/http://mspaintadventures.com/unlock.html The secret page]] also counts, as it lists Andrew's Formspring account, which is now out of service. Its equivalent on Homestuck.com, the [[https://www.homestuck.com/info-more More page]], links to the defunct old domain for ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace''.

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** [[https://web.archive.org/web/20190630115147/http://mspaintadventures.[[http://mspaintadventures.com/unlock.html The secret page]] also counts, as it lists Andrew's Formspring account, which is now out of service. Its equivalent on Homestuck.com, the [[https://www.homestuck.com/info-more More page]], links to the defunct old domain for ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace''.


** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/unlock.html The secret page]] also counts, as it lists Andrew's Formspring account, which is now out of service. Its equivalent on Homestuck.com, the [[https://www.homestuck.com/info-more More page]], links to the defunct old domain for ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace''.

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** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20190630115147/http://mspaintadventures.com/unlock.html The secret page]] also counts, as it lists Andrew's Formspring account, which is now out of service. Its equivalent on Homestuck.com, the [[https://www.homestuck.com/info-more More page]], links to the defunct old domain for ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace''.


** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=3 A single panel]] exists of a standalone Midnight Crew adventure, with only the title (''Blood Spade'') known from the URL.

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** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=3 A single panel]] exists of a standalone Midnight Crew adventure, with only the title (''Blood Spade'') known from the URL. The logo was eventually reused for ''Homestuck'''s in-universe ''Midnight Crew'' comic.


** The [[https://web.archive.org/web/20180304023102/http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?viewpage=new old New Reader page]] notes itself to be out of date. The claim that ''Problem Sleuth'' is 'by far the longest adventure' is crossed out and followed by "(Homestuck is now much longer)", and the section about Homestuck has a link to a more up-to-date primer at the top of the old description. As of the Homestuck.com update, the page has been deleted entirely.

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** The [[https://web.archive.org/web/20180304023102/http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?viewpage=new old New Reader page]] notes itself to be out of date. The claim that ''Problem Sleuth'' is 'by far the longest adventure' is crossed out and followed by "(Homestuck is now much longer)", and the section about Homestuck ''Homestuck'' has a link to a more up-to-date primer at the top of the old description. As of the Homestuck.com update, the page has been deleted entirely.


* EldritchAbomination: Fluthlu. And possibly the lesser "terrifying beasts" as well. Not to mention the entire Noble Circle of Horrorterrors.

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* EldritchAbomination: Fluthlu. And possibly the lesser "terrifying "loathsome beasts" as well. Not to mention the entire Noble Circle of Horrorterrors.


* IndecisiveMedium

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* IndecisiveMediumIndecisiveMedium: At its core, this is a webcomic series that pretends it's a collection of adventure games. Each installment after ''Jailbreak'', however, adds a new element to the list:
** ''Bard Quest'' adds minor tabletop roleplay elements.
** ''Problem Sleuth'' exaggerates it and switches between webcomic, adventure game, EasternRPG, and party game (if Death's segments count).
** ''Homestuck'' brings this UpToEleven, incorporating all previous elements plus web animation, music, and actual playable game interludes. The Epillogues take it further and incorporate WebSerialNovel ''and'' faux fanfiction into the fold.


** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=3 A single panel]] exists of a standalone Midnight Crew adventure.

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** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=3 A single panel]] exists of a standalone Midnight Crew adventure.adventure, with only the title (''Blood Spade'') known from the URL.



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* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: ''Problem Sleuth'' and ''Homestuck'' feature powered windows that characters can use to travel around. In the former, these are fake windows powered by electricity that can somehow connect to the Realm of Imagination, while in the latter, Fenestrated Planes can take the user to any location.


%comment%What pumpkin?

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%comment%What pumpkin?
->Blinded by your ceaseless story archiving, you fail to notice the pumpkin you're tripping over, which has [[BrickJoke clearly been on the page this whole time.]]


** ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has this as a major element in the form of each characters weapons, which are also mundane items like a ring of keys or a lipstick tube. Most of the time, referring to an item as its counterpart seems to get around this (e.g. using the keys on the door shoots it with a gun), except when working normally would be [[RuleOfFunny more frustrating and funny]]. It's explicitly described in universe [[BreakingTheFourthWall on [=GameFAQs=]]] as a bug.

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** ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has this as a major element in the form of each characters weapons, which are also mundane items like a ring of keys or a lipstick tube. Most of the time, referring to an item as its counterpart seems to get around this (e.g. using the keys on the door shoots it with a gun), except when working normally would be [[RuleOfFunny more frustrating and funny]]. It's explicitly described in universe in-universe [[BreakingTheFourthWall on [=GameFAQs=]]] as a bug.bug, though considering how some later puzzles and battles are resolved, it may have become an AscendedGlitch in development.


* CerebusSyndrome: Very noticable over the course of the comic. ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'' was driven completely by user suggestions without regard for quality, and as a result is completely nonsensical and gag-driven. ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' was still largely user-driven, but managed to incorporate characters and a plot (albeit a comedic, cartoon-y one). ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a pre-planned story arc and serious themes mixed in with its humor.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Very noticable over the course of the comic. ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'' was driven completely by user suggestions without regard for quality, and as a result is completely nonsensical and gag-driven. ''Webcomic/BardQuest'' and ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' was were still largely user-driven, but managed to incorporate characters and a plot (albeit a comedic, cartoon-y one). ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a pre-planned story arc and serious themes mixed in with its humor.


** The comic apparently exists in the Homestuck universe, with the pre-Scratch kids being able to read it, along with the "real" Midnight Crew on Alternia (who the in-universe comic is a reflection of) being able to read a reflection/parody of Homestuck.



* {{Imageboards}}: [[http://ib.skaia.net/ Skaianet imageboard]] and [[http://www.mspachan.net/ MSPAchan]]. There is also [[http://mspa.booru.org/ MSPAbooru]]

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* {{Imageboards}}: [[http://ib.skaia.net/ Skaianet imageboard]] and [[http://mspa.booru.org/ MSPAbooru]] (previously known as Skaianet) is the longest-lasting board, though others include the now-defunct [[http://www.mspachan.net/ MSPAchan]]. There is also [[http://mspa.booru.org/ MSPAbooru]]MSPAchan.]] Despite the name, they're mainly dedicated to ''Homestuck''.


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* RecursiveCanon:
** Starting with ''Problem Sleuth'', the recurring MSPA Reader character is able to read the comics as their events are happening.
** The one-page ''Midnight Crew'' comic apparently exists in full in the ''Homestuck'' universe, with the pre-Scratch kids being able to read it, along with the "real" Midnight Crew on Alternia (who the in-universe comic is a reflection of) being able to read a reflection/parody of ''Homestuck''.

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