- Feb 22, 2010
I'm a Homestuck fan, and I pretty much agree with what you guys have said.deathjavu said:Well, one method of being recognized as a good writer is volume, also known as the Steven King method. There's that.Edit 2: Andrew Hussie is an overrated, talentless hack, and I don't see why people like Homestuck, much less praise the godawful writing. Seriously.
I'm a plot junkie and Homestuck has about one of the biggest, grandest and yet most(ly) logical plots I've ever seen.
Homestuck also consistently makes me laugh via character gags, warped callbacks and meta-aware self-deprecating irony.
I used to really love the characters too, but I think there's far too many for the pace of the story to sustain them all now. They're really withering from underexposure; Hussie will, like the readers (or any human), gradually forget what characters were supposed to be like after not interacting with them for weeks or months at a time.
Also Gamzee is nothing but an overpowered, improbably resiliant clown-based plot device now. He's like annoying purple spackle for the story. Any humor in him was pile-driven into the ground a long time ago, and now I just feel annoyed when he shows up.
I'm not really a fan of the comic's plot, think the pacing is garbage (and some of the writing is pretty bad), I kinda really don't like Hussie himself, and I'm only reading the comic now to see how it ends.
The only thing I like about the whole affair are the characters, and most of the ones I like are dead (not that it actually means anything AT ALL for someone to be dead in that comic).
And, yeah, I don't really like the direction Gamzee's taken. I would have preferred it if he'd stayed consistently terrifying/violent, instead of having such a long period of being The Silly Reaction Face Clown who's sometimes hidden in a corner of a panel and then SURPRISE SHARK FACE. He used to be one of my favorite characters... but it's hard to enjoy him as a character lately.
I... have nothing to add to this topic. I just wanted to jump in on the Homestuck talk 'cause I almost never get to complain about it.