I started re-reading Homestuck the other day, because I needed something a little frivolous to do with my time and none of the fanfic summaries I'd browsed looked particularly appealing. Plus, I'd just checked the site, just to see if there had been any updates of any sort (there hadn't), and figured, why not? I mean, it probably means that the ultimate update will occur when I'm halfway through Act 5-1 or something, but whatever.
It's actually pretty refreshing, and I'm really enjoying the re-read. I like picking up on things that I either missed before or don't remember, and since it's been a good while since I've read any
of Homestuck, it feels a lot less stale to me than my previous attempt at a re-read.
Anyway, I've been thinking mentioning my re-read for a while, but I just got to something that I've really gotta know about. Has that arm in the upper left hand corner
always been there, or did AH seriously go back through the entire archive and re-post appropriate panels? Either way suggests serious dedication, but one of them implies a lot more forethought and seriously detailed planning than the other.
Oh, also, the instructions for summoning the zoologically dubious
are incredibly hilarious. I hadn't read Problem Sleuth yet on my first reading of Homestuck, and that is just really fantastic.Edit:
Arm count: two
, Red Herring
(when the plane is crashing and breaks the Hard Rock Cafe guitar), ten
* Arm count four also appears very shortly after a (the?) yardstick
** That's Nannaquin's hand, but it does bear a striking resemblance to John's
I'm probably missing like, a billion of these.Edit 2:
Check it: Early troll-convention naming style
Jade contemplates that dog ears might suit her
.Edit 4: Chocolate Boonbucks
should totally be a candy bar y/y? That horrible flashing thing in the middle can be a holographic sticker.Edit 5: This
is ominous, right? It's not just me? "You have bound a subloop to the lifespan of the code's author, which is you. Any routine at the end will execute when you die. You figure this might be handy for coding something to release a final will and testament. Or maybe some doomsday virus.
" (I'm more worried about the 'final will and testament' than the doomsday virus, though I may have forgotten stuff.)Edit 6: Hmmmm!