Why do people even call it a webcomic?

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Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by SBURBDUDE12 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:20 am

Homestuck acts more like a visual novel, or a game.
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by loomingDoom » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:08 am

because its a comic
and on the web

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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by javitaxy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:17 pm

It's an interactive webcomic. It has panels. It was updated frequently. It had flashes but that doesn't make it different from what it is . webcomic
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by Deacon Blues » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:56 pm

Because that's the easiest thing to call it. If you want to recommend Homestuck to a friend, you'd probably refer to it as a comic, rather than a bizarre multi media roller coaster, because you don't want to intimidate somebody who might enjoy it. Another reason is that prior MS Paint Adventures were pretty much just comics that sometimes had animated panels sprinkled in.

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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by PilotBlackSmith » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:04 am

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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by aquaticFoxfire » Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:08 pm

I guess that’s because it’s what it’s closest to.

I just call it that because its on the internet and it’s mostly comic-like. But I see where you’re coming from.
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by ReesePufferson » Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:24 pm

SBURBDUDE12 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:20 am
Homestuck acts more like a visual novel, or a game.
Because it's a comic on the web.
What else would you call it? :andrew:
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by BrobyDDark » Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:47 pm

Homestuck isn't a webcomic
Or a game
Or a visual novel
Or a web-animation
Or anything like that

Homestuck is a YouTube Poop

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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by itsyaboybigBerd » Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:34 am

I most often refer to it as a 'story'. It has all the qualifications of an epic.


Edit: just looked up what makes an epic and I got a bunch of results:
Elements that typically distinguish epics include superhuman deeds, fabulous adventures, highly stylized language, and a blending of lyrical and dramatic traditions.
Six Elements Of The Epic:
Plot centers around a Hero of Unbelievable Stature. ...
Involves deeds of superhuman strength and valor. ...
Vast Setting. ...
Involves supernatural and-or otherworldly forces. ...
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Poet remains objective and omniscient.
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Makes great sacrifice.
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by aquaticFoxfire » Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:01 am

BrobyDDark wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:47 pm
Homestuck isn't a webcomic
Or a game
Or a visual novel
Or a web-animation
Or anything like that

Homestuck is a YouTube Poop
honestly, i need to see some homestuck YTPs now.
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by aspiringWatcher » Sun Jan 29, 2023 3:01 pm

because it's a comic and it's on the web
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by aquaticFoxfire » Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:00 pm

aquaticFoxfire wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:01 am
BrobyDDark wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:47 pm
Homestuck isn't a webcomic
Or a game
Or a visual novel
Or a web-animation
Or anything like that

Homestuck is a YouTube Poop
honestly, i need to see some homestuck YTPs now.
it's been a whole year. WHERE ARE MY HOMESTUCK YOUTUBE POOPS?!?!

am I the one who has to do all the shitposting around here?
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by eidolonYaldabaoth » Mon Feb 06, 2023 6:54 am

BrobyDDark wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:47 pm
Homestuck isn't a webcomic
Or a game
Or a visual novel
Or a web-animation
Or anything like that

Homestuck is a YouTube Poop
Wrong. Homestuck is obviously an anime. :cal:
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Re: Why do people even call it a webcomic?

Post by gardenAgnostic » Sat Jan 13, 2024 7:22 pm

homestuck to me is a ergodic webcomic - which is a term i made off the bat
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Post by ForkOfSpoon » Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:25 am

i typically just refer to it as an mspa, or a "web thing" when talking to people outside of the fandom. i'd guess people usually refer to it as a comic because that's the closest thing it's comparable to :p
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