Okay, so first things first: everything I am about to tell you is a spoiler. Everything. Part of Homestuck’s charm, its ability to enthrall, is that everything is constructed as a reveal, from characters’ names to their species. (More on that in Part the Second.) If you’re a major spoiler-phobe—as in you do not watch the trailers for movies—leave now and go read the goddamn comic.
If you’re like me, and spoilers help you get interested, grab a chair. I’m not going to summarize the comic. That would take all day, and also, be stupid. What I do want to talk about is why I find the plot of Homestuck so. fucking. exciting. And I’m going to use a list. Yeah, bitches. At AO3, if you'd rather.( 1. Genre )
( 2. Bildungsroman, or Growing Up and Finding Your Place in the Universe (Literally) )
( 3. Intelligent Storytelling, or Don’t Worry, Hussie Handles Plot Like a Fucking Pro )