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"i'm just baffled by how good the shitty writing is behind this dumb piece of garbage. i wish my brain had the capacity for making this trash"
RJ Lake, Homestuck musician
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cool and new web comic is a fancomic that can be accurately described as Homestuck meets Dolan, written by someone under the screen name "o". It is a parody of Homestuck where everything, save for a few characters, is very crudely made, to the likes of Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff, whose characters are also featured in the comic. It began April 10, 2016, and soon became a cult classic among the fandom, particularly the Homestuck subreddit.

CANWC has become famous for not only its humor, but also the melding of in-character writing of the few sane characters with the ridiculously crude bulk of the cast, along with the existence of a serious plotline amidst silly nonsense. The comic has even spawned an ongoing series of music albums made mostly by fans. As with many Homestuck-inspired webcomics, it utilizes reader-submitted commands to advance the story. These commands can be submitted on the Omegaupdate Forums.

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  • Adaptational Heroism: Jack Noir isn’t a hero, persay, but his canon counterpart is an Omnicidal Maniac who kills just to sate his own Ax-Crazy desires. Here, while still very much a Token Evil Teammate, he’s actually willing to cooperate with Rose, and seems more intent on actually ruling Derse than going on a rampage.
  • Affectionate Parody: Yep.
  • Art Evolution: As the comic goes on, the "real" characters are drawn fairly well with regards to their actual appearance, and their quality improves each time they're shown.
  • Audience Participation: As is expected from a parody of Homestuck, readers suggest what happens next.
  • Bait-and-Switch After Jack runs over Rose's mom with a Dersite shuttle, the two draw their weapons and begin to Strife... only for Rose's Strife options to suddenly turn gray and the music to stop. They then look at each other, put down their weapons, and decide to form a truce.
    • At the end of Act 4, Rubs Juice is about to put on the queen's ring. Suddenly, Germysprit enters the room, steals the ring, and kills the black queen taking hers as well. This leads to a massive battle between Rose and Hecka's forces.
  • Beyond the Impossible:
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    • Instead of accepting that she's stuck in the Incipisphere, WQ pushes on her momentum bar to give herself momentum, filling it and propelling her to LODAR.
    • Femorafreack completely stops LODAR from orbiting around Skaia by handcuffing it.
  • Bloody Horror: Jhon cuts off his father's hand at one point.
  • Body Horror: Jhon displays the ability to tear open his own chest and take out a kidney without being in pain or becoming incapacitated in any way.
  • Breakout Character: Fresh Jimmy starts out as a joke character, but later returns to take over the entire character selection screen, have his own flash, and get prototyped into Germysprit along with the Whyte Quen.
  • Brick Joke:
    • Early on in the story, Rose contacts Jaed, hoping what happened to John hasn't happened to her, and tells her to type "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog." About three hundred pages later, Jaed orders one Prospitian (who's dressed like a fox) to jump over another Prositian (who's dressed like a dog), because Rose asked her to.
    • The first command Jack receives after his proper introduction is to stab his knife with his other knife. Jack declines, stating he would never hurt a knife. During the intermission, Spdaes Sleck receives the same command, and unlike Jack, happily obliges.
  • Dada Comics: Starts off like this, but once "sane" characters appear, a much more serious storyline starts forming.
  • Death as Comedy:
    • Jhon kills Swet Bro by throwing a pickaxe out of his window. The comedy comes in when he quickly but softly falls to the ground.
    • A lot of characters die from being crushed by Dersite shuttles.
  • Exact Words: Jack Noir tells his agents to "take care of" Dabe, send Dadd "to a better place", and put Jaed "to rest", which they all take literally. In general, corrupted characters have a difficult time understanding euphemism.
  • Flanderization: Some corrupted characters are shown as the exaggerated version of their original counterparts with Daddy Vrasky being the biggest example by taking the worst traits of Vriska (such as the desire to be in constant focus) and cranking them Up to Eleven.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Possibly unintentional: Hecka Jef asks Jaed where Whyte Quen is, stating that she was "Germy in stead of furry" (Jaed had become queen of Prospit and was making everyone wear ears and tails). In coalle[s]ce, WQ and Fresh Jimmy are thrown into Germysprite, tier two prototyping him and literally making Whyte Quen Germy.
    • After realizing that Jack's knife has become just as shitty as everything else, the narrator states that he couldn't even eviscerate a small child with the thing. Cut to the intermission, and Sleck uses the knife to cut open Itchy- and actually does a pretty good job with it.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: AR goes grimdark and becomes one with the Horrorterrors.
    • Germy goes from being an in-universe Token Minority to sharing a sprite with the Whyte Quen and wearing both rings which are prototyped with the leader of the horrorterrors.
  • The Hero's Birthday: Just like Homestuck, the story starts on John's—or in this case, Jhon's—birthday. He could hardly be called a hero, though.
  • Insistent Terminology: Though many words are wildly misspelled, almost all proper nouns are misspelled in the same consistent way, such as the Medium always being referred to as the Median.
  • Intentional Engrish for Funny: How the comic's shitty characters are written, and by extension, the narrator when narrating said shitty characters.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Played for Laughs; Femorafreack tries to prototype himself into Germysprite to gain his flying powers so he can fly to LOLAF to arrest Jhon. Germysprite tells him he can't because he doesn't have a warrant; Femorafreack realizes he's right, then proceeds to look at his hands while saying "whom have i become ?"
  • Naked People Are Funny: Jhon orders Dabe to stand in a corner with no clothes on (except his shades). Dabe then spends of up to the end of Act 4 completely naked, waiting for Jhon to give him permission to re-dress (even when clothes fall down by him, he refuses to put them on). By the end of Act 4, he's finally reunited with a Boss of Wheels-Jhon, who forces him in to a bee suit. Dabe finds the bee suit to be even more humiliating than going around naked.
  • Noodle Incident: According to Femorafreak, Jhon has apparently built roller coasters without a permit before.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Just like everyone else, the “Blapck Quen” is corrupted and stupid, however she’s also prototyped with a Horrorterror, and averts Being an Orcus on His Throne by actually taking the oppurtunity to attack “Prostit” personally.
  • Off the Rails: There is an internally consistent plot among the scribbles and jokes, but it's nothing like the one of Homestuck. The gag about Jhon killing Swet Bro ends up forming a greater story about Hecka Jef trying to avenge him, eventually leading in to a borderline war between his side and Rose's side as of Act 4.
  • Only Sane Man: Rose Lalonde, Jack Noir, and Kanaya Maryam. They act as if everything turned horrible a short while ago, and that things were normal before then. None of the corrupted characters have any memories of this, though. This is a deconstructed example, as Rose outright seeks to figure out just why everything around her is so shitty and strives to fix it. Hecka Jef is also remarkably coherent despite being one of the "shitty" characters.
    • Subverted with the Felt, as barring Snowman, every single one seems to be sane.
  • Played for Drama: The fact that existence itself seems to have been turned into pure shit is taken very seriously by the few unaffected characters, who are distressed and disturbed by it.
  • Police are Useless: There's blood all over the floor, Jhon is eating a cake with Swet Bro's body parts, and we get this exchange:
    JHON: theyre is no murder here, so pleas move alogn
    FEMORAFREAK: ok
    • He does attempt to arrest Jhon (and shoots at him when he escapes), but on the grounds of unauthorized rollercoaster construction. Much later, he finds out about Swet Bro's murder, and ends up joining Hecka Jef's team to stop Jhon in the name of justice.
  • President Evil: Barack Obana manages to get elected President of LODAD half an hour after he was born, becoming its Denizen. He immediately ruins the economy.
  • Properly Paranoid: AR didn't want to capture WQ because he was scared of the Horrorterrors around her. Once gets close to her, the Horrorterrors start invading his ship.
  • Race Lift: Parodied when Germy becomes Hecka Jef's sprite, and Femorafreack realizes he's been "redwashed".
  • Running Gag:
    • The "Dialoglog" boxes usually say something different on them. Sometimes, they'll be jokes about finding the next, or warnings not to click because it's "boring." Other times, the narrator will be asleep, and the boxes will just read "zzz" when closed or opened.
    • Characters calling their crushes "daddies."
    • Act 3 Act 1 is presented entirely in the form of one of the "interactive pictures" seen in the tail end of Act 5 and throughout Act 6, where the reader can click on multiple parts of the image to see events from different POV's... except, it's supposed to. The picture itself isn't interactive and the events are told through a chronologically "linear" fashion determined by poll, with the narrator asking each time if the picture can be clicked on. By the time the narrator gives up, the image is clickable.
    • Throughout Act 5, Eridumb continuously asks everyone to be his daddy.
  • Sociopathic Hero: This is an accurate description of Jhon, who kills Swet Bro and cuts off his father's hand while showing no remorse. He also casually abandons Rose to die because he would rather play Rollercoaster Tycoon than SBURB, even though she informs him of the consequences. The fact that he does these things independently of the reader commands makes it even more terrifying... or hilarious.
  • Stable Time Loop: Dadd remembers that when he was a baby, a crazy man stole his facial features. Turns out that he himself is that crazy man, who stole the face from his baby paradox clone so he could have his face back.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • Most of the comic is drawn and written deliberately awful. The fact that some characters are unaffected (and are aware that everything and everyone else is horribly fucked up) is one of the main highlights of the comic.
    • Instead of the detailed and colorful worlds that the Lands serve as in canon, one of them is represented as a black circle, and one of them a white circle. And practically nothing else (becides consorts). These are not "CANWC versions" of LOWAS and LOLAR — the former is "Land of Darkness and Ruses," literally just a black sphere. The latter is "Land of Light and Froges," which is just light. With frogs on it. A third Land, Land of Dollers and and Danger, is introduced, which has actual geography to it, but it's made of a clashing purple and orange palette.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Kanaya's conversation with Rose shortly after the latter saw messages from Doc Scratch. Rose sees how her baby self was "Corrupt" as well. While hinted at with Rose being born "Corrupted," the speculation between her and Kanaya all-but confirms that the world was not closer to canon's before becoming Corrupt aside from a select few, it was Corrupt from the start, and Rose became one of the few exceptions.
    • The end of Act 4. Jhon god-tiers. The long-set up fight between Rose and Hecka Jef finally plays out and ends with Jef losing an arm and eye. Freshwhitegermysprite "double ascends" by taking both of the rings, turning in to a massive blob of tentacles the size of one of the Lands that ends up teleporting Jef's entire team to an unknown location. He is also heavily implied to be the "Demon of Darkness," with Lord English being the "Demon of Rainbow." Several characters die, including Beq (before Bec's death in the canonical Act 5) and Swet Mom. Also, Damara/Handmaid is normal/Enhanced/Uncorrupted, and Hussie — also normal — is being kept locked up in Doc Scratch's chest. Which is set to open "~U," when a universe ends.
  • Wham Line:
  • Wham Shot:
    • A comedic one in "{s]every one; enter": Hecka Jef is the mystery player.
    • A more serious but brief one in "coalle[s]ce": Lil Cal is normal.
    • An even bigger one in the Intermission: Vrasky has taken over the role of Sn0wman.
  • World Gone Mad: Almost everything and everyone looks and behaves incredibly shitty.
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