Honestly….. That was very Hussie-like. A lot of drabble and not a lot of meat. And yes, I do actually LOVE Homestuck. Yes, it gets boring, yes it'll take you forever to actually read the whole thing. But most of your "points" are mute…..
- John (who I'm assuming you're reffering to as the "Main Character") is absolutely NOT a Gary-Sue. I've seen Gary-Sues and he does not have any of the usual characteristics
- I actually enjoy Hussie's Self-Inserts and find them rather funny at times. He's doing something that no one else really does and reminding the audience that there IS actually an author behind the story, and not just the characters.
- I will agree that if you try to binge-read the entire series, the plotline does get annoying. But Homestuck wasn't MEANT to be binge-read, but rather have a couple pages read every week. And YES it's been going on for three years, tell me ANY comic, web or not, that hasn't been going on for awhile.
- I will, one hundred percent agree that Hussie could have delved into a lot of the characters more. But at the same time, I think the comic itself had too many main characters, and that's why Hussie didn't really touch on a lot of them and just killed them off. I've done the same thing in my OC roll-plays.
- As for action. There's none? I don't see where you're getting this idea. If you ask me, there's actually a lot of action. No, it's nothing like Act 3, but at the same time, Act 3 was sort of the turning point of the story, where we went from one set of protagonists, to a completely different set. So of course nothing's going to be the same. We're dealing with a completely different world, different culture, and different characters! I think Hussie wanted to convey that in the change of "fight-style", and I think he did just that.
- WHERE THE HELL ARE THESE FURRIES YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT? AND BESTIALITY?!?!?!? I see none. None whatsoever. So I have no fucking CLUE where you get that……..
- And honestly, the GIFs you're talking about, I personally enjoy immensely. Maybe I'm just looking at it from an artist's standpoint, but that's quite a lot of work put into those pages.
No, I'm not a "rabid obbsessed-fangirl", but I do absolutely love Homestuck, I love Hussie's writing style in it, and I love the round-about way that he throws everything at the reader. It poses a challenge, it says "Here. Read this and try to connect the pieces. Oh, here's some random fluff to confuse you. Get it yet?" And I think some people (including yourself I assume) just don't like that kind of brain-stretching. Which I can understand. Yes, it can be hard to follow, yes Hussie could have touched it up with some more detail. But goddamnit, it's an awesome storyline and gives the fanbase a LOT to work with! I'm having tons of fun just trying to create my own fantroll, and next my own fankid. And that's another thing, the fancharacters can be so completely unique and creative, but also obviously be APART of something. Most fanbases lack that. And I think that's what ultimately draws and keeps people. The fanbase. Have you SEEN some of the shit we crazy Stuckers have come up with? Sadstuck, Drivestuck, Fuckstuck(dunno if that one's an actual fan-done thing, but it probably is…..). The possibilities for the fanbase are unlimited! And that's something that other fanbases are lacking now-a-days.
I completely respect your reasons for not liking Homestuck. And at least you took the time to actually read it, unlike many Homestuck-haters who don't even know what the artwork looks like because they've never been to the site to even read page one……. But I honestly just can't see your side of things!
And just for reference, here's what a Gary-Sue is. (YES I KNOW THIS IS A MARY SUE ARTICLE! ITS THE SAME DEFFINITION PEOPLE! -.-')
A female fanfiction character who is so perfect as to be annoying. The male equivlalent is the Marty-Stu. Often abbreviated to "Sue". A Mary Sue character is usually written by a beginning author. Often, the Mary Sue is a self-insert with a few "improvements" (ex. better body, more popular, etc). The Mary Sue character is almost always beautiful, smart, etc… In short, she is the "perfect" girl. The Mary Sue usually falls in love with the author's favorite character(s) and winds up upstaging all of the other characters in the book/series/universe.