this has been an appa appreciation post
Homestuck is a story about 4 young heroes who have fantastic powers, focusing mainly on the one who controls the winds. The 4 have to go on a quest to defeat the evil king, who is incredibly powerful - However for the most part the role the king would play is played by a lesser but more powerful noble. The group consists of 2 boys - the main one, controller of the winds, and the cool sword-user - and 2 girls - the smart, older seeming one with mother problems and the other one who sees things in a completely different way. This group is often helped out by a bunch of fantastic animals. Parallel to these 4 is another group who follow their every move, focusing on an individual who’s actually a good guy just incredibly angry and hateful about everything, always needing to feel as if he is the leader, who’s been banished from his homeland. his journey mirrors that of the wind-user, and though he struggles with his feelings and trust, he eventually ends up on the side of the 4 heroes, because despite large differences in their backgrounds they share many similar negative experiences. One of the strongest elements in the story is the idea of past selves - both the wind-user and the angry red one follow journeys that parallel the journeys of their ancestors - although, in a way, the wind user’s ancestors aren’t people he’s directly descended from. Another such element is the power of royalty, which acts only for undeniable evil with an insane leader, and which needs be challenged at any opportunity.