No i am not judging or bashing anyone that hates Homestuck and actually HAS a logical excuse as to why (such as not something you could understand or not the type of genre you're interested in) , i'm just stating what i see/hear most of the time whenever i ask "Do you like Homestuck?" Its more of a blind experiment then a rant, so please cool your jets if you think otherwise!
So, i've been surfing online reasons why some people don't like Homestuck. Not so that i can troll and bash them out about it, but i love being bias about everything for it helps keep me humble and helps me see both sides to an argument. (idk i'm just weird like that). Sadly all i found so far were very pitiful excuses or in other words...sad. The title represents all of the example names i'll list down below. I'll discuss my opinions about them as soon as they're listed. (Please note that these were actual replies i got, of course i had to reword them because none of them made sense when i first saw it)
"I hate it when i go to cons and i see a group of people in grey paint and candy corn horns. Of course i don't mind them dressing like that, after all, we're allowed to do so. But every time i see them they're always loud, obnoxious and very rude towards others. Therefor i hate Homestuck even though i never read it."
"A friend recommended me to read this web comic called Homestuck. I tried reading it and i couldn't get past the first chapter because it was lame. I mean seriously, the graphics suck ass and the story sucks, i couldn't take it anymore."
"I've heard all the ruckus about many people around me liking Homestuck so i decided to check it out for myself. I didn't really get into it after the first few pages because it has a slow build-up. I then gave up on it because i think its horrible."
1.) Just because another person doesn't act a certain way to your liking doesn't mean that something of which they represent it horrible as well, its not like Andrew told them to act total dicks to people in public anyways and i'm pretty sure he'd be very disappointed in them if they only acted that way for the sake of the comic's existence. For example, a long time ago i never knew what Soul Eater or Black Butler was and so i decided to take a few quotes from other people that have. Of course i've met some pretty hardcore weeaboos but that never stopped me from watching those two awesome anime series anyways! See how ignoring immature assholes sometimes can bring out the best of everything? You should try that the next time you decide to take a stride at something new...
2.) The way things "look" has nothing to do with how a story unfolds. Even before picture books were make you couldn't judge a book by how it looks for you actually had to use some imagination. You can't expect every web comic artist to meet up to your standards when it come to graphic art, believe me its a very hard process doing so. Art is very difficult making as it is, how can you expect everyone to be a fucking New-Age-Picasso? Of course looks are very appealing for we trust our eyes and not our brains, but you can't always judge a book by its cover and expect your opinion to be correct, right?
3.) This excuse has came up a lot. I understand people can get very bored quickly, but you only read about 3-4 pages then automatically assumed its bad? Yeah, its hard not to be sarcastic about that type of action that took place.
Not everyone can be Shakespeare when it comes to writing, for writing isn't something MEANT for everyone to be able to accomplish in an easy breeze (such as me off course). If you've read as much books as i have then you'd understand that not every story starts with dramatic explosion or unsuspected events (though i have to admit are pretty thrilling at times). Now back the the point. I can honestly tell you that i've read the whole comic of Homestuck (all 9000+ pages, YES ITS OVER 9000!!!!) and to me the excitement doesn't really kick in until around the end of act 1, beginning of act 2, or for the most part, end of act 3. Not to mention the story is pretty complex if you don't pay attention to some minor information given...
Just hang in there and keep on reading, i promise as soon as you get a good chunk of it you'll at least develop Hussie's idea as to what its all about before you call it off. Trust me, many people have been this way when they were first introduced into the series and this simple solution helped them read on further, even liking the comic itself! So just be patient, you'll be okay...