Friday, October 19, 2012

Homestuck

I mentioned that I would talk about part of what I was doing in my time not posting. A big part of it was reading Homestuck. Homestuck in it's simplest form is a web comic, but at the same time is so much more. I was recently introduced to it by a friend who believes it is the greatest thing ever, I thought that maybe he was exaggerating a bit, but after I checked it out I now know where he is coming from it is definitively up there. So Homestuck comes from the website Mspaintadventures.com which has other stories. If I am correct it started with shorter stories that were made almost entirely by user input, so like a make your own adventure. But Homestuck was started with the story in mind but still has some user input and sometimes fan-art. It started a bit slow but really picked up and I have hooked and read a lot until I reached the most recent page. It is 6 acts and I believe will actually be wrapping up within a year. It is filled with great art, composed of drawings, GIFs, longer flash animations with sound, and sometimes even interactive flash animations where one explores part of the story. If you haven't read it I recommend it highly. If you have please share your thoughts on it.

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