> Consume subjective opinions with a grain of salt.
The subjectivity of the MSPA universe is too varied to keep on just one page! You'll have to be more specific.
> No, just get a broader overview.
You compile a general gist of subjective opinions. You figure you can get into the details later.
- Archive Panic: Oh dear lord. If you are foolish enough to start ANY of these, but particularly Homestuck, only start it early in the morning on a Saturday. Do not, under any circumstances, let Homestuck's slow start lull you into a false sense of security about your ability to put it down.
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: Not the comics themselves, but the suggestion boxes, originally one of the core ideas for the comics, have ended up like this. As MSPA's popularity increased, the huge pool of suggestions basically led to Andrew doing what he was going to do anyway, only much slower than he could if he didn't have suggestion boxes. Now they're shut indefinitely except for naming new player characters (i.e. the Trolls) - and every time they are opened for that, they crash the site. The story's a lot tighter and quicker paced without them, but it's still sad to see popularity kill a neat idea.Andrew on Formspring: At this point I pretty much despise the suggestion box.
- Screwed By The Creator: Bard Quest ended before it was finished, primarily due to the fact that the story's oddly-updated Gamebook paths would not only be hard for viewers to keep up with, but it would inevitably end up following a single one, defeating the purpose of keeping a story in that genre.
- Sequel Displacement: As you might have guessed, Homestuck. Towards the end of the 2010s, all of MSPA was divvied up into two—the first part being everything Homestuck related, and the second under the banner "Other MS Paint Adventures".
- Tough Act to Follow: Andrew has confirmed he will continue to make material long after MSPA is forgotten. Homestuck is going to be quite the act to top.