001935 Another John and Dave pesterlog. This one introduces, mysteriously, the character of Rose, here only called TT, and referred to as Her. We can infer from John’s offline chums that she is tentacleTherapist. Rose has apparently been hitting on Dave, and John jokingly flirts with him as well. All this is glossed over in the first few lines. And then they spend a wall of text talking about sylladexes. No mention is made of…

001932 contains our first obvious case of foreshadowing in the plot, in fact, I’d call it the first foreshadowing whatsoever. John goes to read Colonel Sassacre’s book and we’re told that “It could kill a cat if you dropped it.” If I recall correctly it kills more than just a cat. But it definitely kills a cat. We’re also introduced to another bizarre captchalogue mechanic, because the book is so heavy John will apparently have…

001930 Hussie teases us again with the possibility that this is an escape the room plot, and makes the obvious ‘stuck at home’ reference. “Stuck, if you will, in a sense which possibly borders on the titular.” This page also gives us Homestuck’s very first reference to horses. There will be many, many more. 001931 is the first flash page of the comic proper, but not the first sound panel. It’s a little interactive page…

001927 John looks out his window, and the MSPA fandom collectively wonders if this is going to be another ‘escape the room’ style plot, with the mailbox as its final goal. This, thankfully, is a notion that will be disabused in only a few pages. Getting out of the house isn’t John’s major dilemma. This of course raises the question, what does it mean to be Homestuck. There’s also a reference to gentlemen and monocles…

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001926 has our first pesterlog. These multi colored walls of text are going to become very, very familiar. Ironically at one point people coming into reading the comic had to be directly told to read the pesterlogs and not skip them, because the format was so unusual and off-putting. It is unfortunately where we get almost all of our plot from. The conversation between John (chumhandle ectoBiologist) (another ghostbusters reference, as well as a later…

bloodswapkankri answered your question “001906 Introduces us to what one could consider the very first…” bloodswapkankri.tumblr.comIt could have been Hussie, since in-comic he could have easily had access to any number of ways to interact like that with John. The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that this is the only answer that makes sense in the larger shape of the comic’s story. Puzzling out exactly who Andrew Hussie the character is,…

001923 has John rejecting the idea of eating more cake, but more importantly it introduces us to what will be a persistent element throughout most of the comic- computers. Specifically John’s computer. 001924 AHHHH, there are so many important elements on this page that WILL come up later. Let’s go in order of least important to most important. First, obviously there’s John’s Ghostbusters obsession. This is really more of a theme/character trait than a plot…