ameretrifle wrote:I agree that the fandom, is, rather disproportionately virulent. XD
On the one hand, I want to disagree with this because my own experiences within the fandom have been overwhelmingly positive and whenever I hear suggestions that Homestuck or the forums are bad I feel like I should dislike them both too.
On the other hand, I have seen one to many instances where a member of the forum has levied a complaint or criticism of the comic only to find themselves attacked, denounced and harassed by about 2/3d's of the forum population, regardless of how well thought out, potentially valid or in some cases legitimate that complaint may be. Given my otherwise positive experiences within the forums, I become incredibly upset whenever I'm confronted with one of these clusterfucks as they represent a particularly nasty side of the fandom where expressing an opinion that isn't 100% positive towards the comic is somehow a bad thing (although I've noticed that nowadays a lot of people seem to have severe problems with anyone who doesn't share their opinion to a 'T').
So I can totally see why you hold that viewpoint as I'm fairly sure that our experiences with the fandom have been entirely different.
Magnanimous wrote:Then again, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magnic isn't that great either... (*Magic (I type the word "magnanimous" way too often.))
I think people are obsessing over Homestuck because 1) Problem Sleuth was awesome, 2) it's very avant-garde (not just the plot, but the execution--see House of Leaves), and 3) wide variety of characters appeals to a bigger audience. Just speculation.
I can agree with this assessment; in my case it was #2 and #3 that drew me in (although it was more like I really liked the plot in the former case).
1) I put way to much time and effort into this post.
2) Aradia you are amazing.