So I let my brainspace-membership to Homestuck
lapse, in about April 2010. I missed a couple of weeks and it seemed like a huge amount of work to get back in--it's the only webcomic I ever quit reading because it was too good
Anyway blah blah blah I have spent much of this weekend catching up. I'm not up to speed yet (I'm on panel 4526 out of 6000ish, i.e. the beginning of Act 5 Act 2), but I'm getting there. God this strip is delightful. This is one of the best comic-y things I've ever read, web- or otherwise; it's . . . ohgodi'mgonnasayit Nabokovian
in its layering of brilliantly snotty pastiche and actual moving beautifulness.
I wasn't expecting the latter, actually--at the point where I'd stopped before, it was mostly still just hilarious and silly. But stuff like the revelation of the Wayward Vagabond's past-identity (all those poor little black and white pawns!), or the trolls' epic horrible betrayals and meanness and their unacknowledged aspiration for a kinder reality . . . I gotta say, I've gotten the teeniest bit choked up in places.
(I feel that the above two plot things are foreshadowspoilers rather than actual spoilers, or I'd have blacked them out.)
Anyway, so yeah, it's pretty good, glad I'm back on the Andrew Hussie wagon, etc. Though I still think it's deeply weird that people on bad_rpers_suck can talk about seemingly unironic online roleplaying sessions revolving around troll hemostatus.