- Half-Remembered Homage: Fluthlu and several other monsters are obvious references to the eldritch beasties of H. P. Lovecraft. While writing Homestuck, Andrew Hussie explained that he hadn't read a word of Lovecraft, and he'd just based his own monsters on Popcultural Osmosis of the Cthulhu Mythos.
- The Merch: For a $20 donation, Andrew Hussie would draw a short comic of any command the donator wished (until increasing demand forced him to stop.) Past ones can be seen here. Also, there are several prints and shirts, and a Sepulchritude hoodie, still available at Topatoco.
- Official Fan-Submitted Content: As with Jailbreak, fans submitted ideas for commands via a suggestion box and Andrew picked one to draw. The box was phased out as the comic grew more popular and complex.
- Referenced by...: The following MS Paint Adventure Homestuck contains countless items, shout-outs, lines, jokes, and Mythology Gags from Problem Sleuth.
- Word of God:
- Andrew Hussie often made posts responding to suggestions individually in the Suggestion Box.
- Incidentally, Word of God has stated in the published edition that he had no idea "get ye flask" was a reference to Homestar Runner.
- His reply, regarding the gigantic mass of the observable universe:''Actually this sort of bothers me too.
The bottom line is I just started rattling off numbers without even realizing how big I was making them.
A while ago I went back and changed the volume exponent, just so the number wouldn't indicate that he was almost infinitely tiny. I left the mass as it was, because I didn't think it mattered too much if it was just indicated as "VERY BIG".
But I might go back and just delete the exponents altogether, and just string more zeros after base of "10".
It's safe to say that with the numbers as they are now, MK would be the biggest black hole in the universe.
- Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: According to the author, the webcomic started off with no planning other than a drawing of a detective in an ordinary room. The story, as well as the dynamics of the world of Problem Sleuth, was constructed using fan suggestions and Andrew's drawn reactions to them.
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