Homestuck is a webcomic written by Andrew Hussie, featured on a website called MS Paint Adventures. It attracts many followers worldwide due to its video game themes, plot development, and lovable characters. Despite its sci-fi and fantasy nature, many people find Homestuck to be rather relatable.
It is a story about four kids (John Egbert, Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley) who all want to play a new video game called SBURB that just came out. Little do they know that not only will the game seal the fate of bringing the apocalypse to earth, but they will also be the heroes put in charge of saving their universe.
In an alternate universe, twelve alien kids, who call their species “trolls”, experience the same fate as the kids whom you’ve already been introduced to. Finding evidence of success from the human kids’ session, the trolls seize opportunity to communicate with the kids in order for both sessions to save their universes.
Without trying to give too much of the plot away in case you’re curious to read it, I will say there is a third universe involved. In this universe, the guardians from the kid’s universe are now the children in this universe, and the kids are the adults (basically a swap in age and family role). These kids will also be destined to play SBURB, and they will be destined to meet the kids you were first introduced to.
From an outsider’s perspective, Homestuck appears to be a long story with nothing but confusing wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey issues and the instabilty of all that is space, but if you come around to reading it and appreciate it for its video game-like structure and sarcastic humor, you’ll learn that Homestuck
is about friendship
is about family
is a story about love
Four kinds of love, to be exact
Including themes of forrbidden love
… and it’s about loss.
It’s a story of self-doubt
It is a story about reevaluating your life decisions
and suffering the consequences of your decisions
It’s about the fear of living in someone’s shadow
It’s about gaining confidence so that you may someday fly
It’s about helping everyone out no matter how people view your actions
It is about recognizing the intelligence and beauty in the person whom you care most about, regardless of gender
It’s a story of betrayal
It’s about coping with apathy and bipolarity
It’s about maintaining your strength while staying true to your heart
It’s about self-esteem issues
And it’s about acknowledging that, no matter where you’re from, everyone is equal.
It’s is about how we, as people, must work as one despite our cultural upbringings and differences so that we can work together and make the most out of the life we are living.
So we have to work together and stay positive
No matter what trouble lies ahead
… no seriously there’s a lot of trouble that lies ahead I am not even joking here
i am not even fricken kidding man do u think i look like i am kidding
it gets INTENSE
So whether you suffer from alcohol abuse or depression or any other personal problems, or if you ever feel like you are alone in this world
Homestuck is an adventure.
An adventure worth celebrating.
So I invite you all to have a taste
Of exciting news, and of course
And constructed together, you have the incredible tale
of a webcomic called
If you would like to begin reading Homestuck, click here
To support the original artists/musicians, you can purchase Homestuck music here
If you’d rather watch the adventure instead of read it, Homestuck is featured on YouTube here
Thank you, and Happy Homestucking!