Fandom Features is a Thursday feature/weekly meme created by Bianca at The Ultimate Fangirl to creatively showcase the many fandoms in this world. Feel free to share details about the fandoms you are currently in, as the goal of this feature is to showcase the fandoms we belong in and maybe encourage people to join in your respective fandoms!
How do I start introducing this one? Like, in all of the fandoms that I am in, this one is the second worst. Worst in the sense that I was complete trash about it. And by trash, I mean that it has taken over my life and I am not even mad that it did. You can literally see how it still affects my life everyday. I mean, just look at my website’s name. That is influenced by this fandom. Should I really share it with you? Yes, yes I should because I want people to know how good this webcomic is.
Hi everyone! Today, I will tell you about Homestuck. (And how this thing still breathes on my neck. Kidding.) By the way, this is spoiler-free. I have this agenda to get you guys to go into it blindly.
I would have to say that it was because of peer pressure. As much as I love my friends, they are the ones who made me read Homestuck. These guys (or gals, rather) were my first internet friends. Actually, one of them was my classmate in high school but let’s not talk about my life right now lol.
The image above is the first thing that everyone will see when you look up the page. Yes, that is a gif. For starters, everything was basic. At first you’ll think that it’s just a simple webcomic that will end soon. Apparently, it’s not. And I learned that the hard way. So me being myself, I just clicked and read. “Oh cool, a boy with a game.” , I said. But little did I know that I was in for something a little more deeper.
It literally took me an agonizing week to know WHAT. THE. HELL. IS. GOING. ON. And then I started liking it, and it consumed my life. I spent hours and hours reading about Homestuck because I wanted more! It can be compared to a life-sucking leech, but in a good way. I was lucky enough that it happened in a summer, otherwise I could have had neglected all of my schoolwork.
I am not this fangirl today without Homestuck. This fandom got me into drawing artworks, become a cosplay enthusiast (it is still my dream to cosplay Farmstink Buttlass), and it got me and my internet friends to edit Multi Editor Projects. Those MEPs enhanced my video editing skills, and for that I am truly grateful.
Homestuck started on April 14, 2011. It centers around a boy named John Egbert, and is created by the mad genius Andrew Hussie. (When I say mad genius, I meant crazy as fudge.) John just turned 11. He has a new game called Sburb. No, this is unlike anything you have ever read. It has everything. The webcomic features a diverse cast of characters that will blow your socks off. It has a storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story shifts from one mood after the other. Nothing else will keep up with it.
If you will ask me to read a webcomic, I would probably say no at first because of Homestuck. This ridiculous piece of internet marvel cannot be dethroned on the ethereal plane that is my brain. That is how good Homestuck is. Sure, it feels like a never-ending abyss but it did reach a conclusion already.
It is more than a boy and his video game. It is more than his friends being introduced. That’s basically just the start. You will just have to keep reading and reading and reading…
It brings my heart pure joy to have someone join the Homestuck fandom, and I swear it’s one of the best out there. No, if you have been to an anime expo, this is not all about the trolls!
You guys are lucky enough to read the whole thing. When I became a fan, I had to wait after long agonizing hiatuses, and those took MONTHS. The waiting got so bad, I forgot where I left off and now I’m starting all over again.
But this webcomic has been made immortal through the internet, and hopefully future generations could love it in all of it’s amazing format. So if you ever decide to read this webcomic, don’t be alarmed. Just be cool and think, “Well Bianca said it was good so… Maybe this is just weird fanfiction so…”
YOOOOOOOOO. Here’s the link:
P.S. I already sold my soul to Hussie. I might get it back now.
What fandoms did you feature this week? Link them here! Also, are you going to check out Homestuck? Let’s chat!