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A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 5

Well, this is it. The infamous Act 5. I call it infamous, because any search on the web for Homestuck will inevitably lead to some comment about skipping Acts 1-4 because they are boring, and going straight to Act 5. Of course you can do this. My youngest started with Act 5 but eventually went […]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 4

As I was working on my posts for Act 3, my youngest daughter came up to me and said “Did you know you’re on the Homestuck Wiki?” I responded with a no, and asked how she knew. She said her sister told her. So I asked my oldest daughter how she found out. She told […]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 3a

Webster’s Dictionary defines an intermission as “an interval between the parts of an entertainment (as the acts of a play).” In Homestuck, an intermission is another act that doesn’t feature the main kids. Even though there have been short animations between Acts 1 & 2, and 2 & 3, this is the first actual intermission. […]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 3

Some of you out there may be wondering why Homestuck should get so much attention. It’s just a webcomic some kids read, right? Let me put it this way. In September, creator Andrew Hussie created a Kickstarter project, a crowd-sourcing funding site, to make a video game of Homestuck. He wanted to get $700,000 in […]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 2

When I told my daughters I was going to read Homestuck, they both gave me this look and asked “Why?” Being used to my unusual reading habits, they just shrugged and moved on. When my oldest daughter told her friends I was reading Homestuck, they gave her that same look and asked “Why?” Apparently Homestuck […]

A Mom’s Adventures in Homestuck Part 1

If you have a teenage that goes online, or if you interact with one, you may have heard such terms from them as “MS Paint Adventures,” “Hussie,” “Trolls,” or “Homestuck.” They may have started to show an interest in horoscopes or have images of zodiac signs or people with horns on their computer screen. Most […]

Good webcomics for kids: The Last of the Polar Bears

Back in 2003, artist Lindsay Cibos and writer Jared Hodges won Tokyopop’s Rising Stars of Manga contest with “Peach Fuzz,” a seventeen-page story about a young girl who adopts a ferret. Tokyopop then gave Cibos and Hodges the opportunity to develop their concept into a longer story documenting the ups and downs in Amanda’s relationship […]