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Homestuck is generally lighthearted and seemingly just really cool in general but if you pull back for a bit... There are a lot of themes in the comic that are extremely deep and relevant to pretty much everything. The characters grapple with real-world problems as they progress through a game that has brought about the end of the world.. and they're all just thirteen!! One character grapples with his self-hatred and regret, another with the emotional and physical abuse of a partner that is not good for her at all... and let's not forget the tragic, untimely deaths of all of their guardians due to this game. Homestuck is really deep and serious.. but Andrew Hussie has cleverly hidden it behind a veil of comedy and jokes. It's really fun to interpret themes and messages using the critical reading skills that high school English has given me.
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