MS Paint Adventures

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  1. raulpica
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Discovered this just a few nights ago. It's effin' brilliant most of the times.

    It's a bit old and a lot of people won't know about it... so GO READ IT NAO.

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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Let me explain MS Paint Adventures!!!

    MS Paint Adventures is a website by Andrew Hussie. Currently, there are four webcomics hosted there: Jailbreak, Bard Quest, Problem Sleuth, and Homestuck. Every comic is user-driven via commands, similar to one of those games where you're given a description and then you type in a command, though one of the webcomics stopped using that medium partway in, in favor of more traditional storytelling.
    • Jailbreak is a 134-page webcomic that is currently on hiatus with almost no chance of being picked up again. It is simply about a man who is trying to escape from prison. This was the first webcomic to grace the site.
    • Bard Quest is an 82-page choose-your-own-adventure webcomic that is currently on hiatus with almost no chance of being picked up again. It is about a young bard's endeavors to slay dragons.
    • Problem Sleuth is a 22-chapter webcomic and is the only finished webcomic on MS Paint Adventures. It is the story of a hard-boiled detective.
    • Homestuck is the currently-running webcomic on the site. Please do not let me tell you about Homestuck. All I'll say is that it's so complex and long that after reading 50 pages a day for about 5-6 months, I was finally caught up...but this was when the story was about half as long. If you really want to know about Homestuck, read it or go here.
     
  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I knew it, I'm surrounded by hussies.



    The answer is no.
     
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    what the fuck am i continuing to read
     
  5. raulpica
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I recently started Homestuck, gotta say that I liked Jailbreak and Problem Sleuth a lot more. I guess that it'll become better (hopefully).

    Jailbreak made me ROFL quite a bit of times, none of the subsequent comics did that :(

    Not entirely, I still don't get the massive fanwanking over Homestuck.
     
  6. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Where are you at? After a certain point, the interestingness of the story skyrockets. Before that, it's just okay.
     
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    Can this point be pinpointed so a person reading from the beginning could know how much longer they have to endure before it becomes good?
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I'm around the second prototyping of the kernelthingy.

    I LOVED THOSE! Man, they were so amazing! Too bad they went nowhere :(
     
  10. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    The story really takes off sometime after that. Then it gets a bit weird. Then it takes off. The story is an endless cycle of 'oh not this again' and 'wow that's epic'.
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Well, I'm at Act 4 and I'm quite liking it.
     
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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Yeah, but eventually it gets to the point where even the narrator is kind of exasperated over the whole thing and you have to start wondering if you're really going to read it the whole way through or if you're just wasting your time. Then something happens and you get obsessed for a couple of days.
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Le bump - it gets good at the end of Act 1 or so. After that it's all good up to Act 4, when it becomes kinda slow (need to explain a lot of background stuff). I'm still in the middle of the "slow" part, but it's picking up pace.

    Anyway, it's pretty much a love or hate thing. I became used to the Author's style reading Problem Sleuth, which is a sort of a "prequel". I'd highly recommend that before Homestuck (maybe after Jailbreak, which is funny as hell) as it lets you understand if you're ready to have your brain explode in a sequela of time travel paradoxes and whatever.