Pages 562-665 (MSPA: 2462-2565)
Act 2, Part 4 of 5
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Dave explores the rest of his living room and here’s where the creepiness factor escalates. It all starts with this moment:
> Dave: Take expensive ninja sword.
This page is a shockingly simple way to establish the day-to-day nature of Dave’s home life.
As I said in my first rewritten post, early Homestuck has a habit of revisiting the running gags of the prior adventures and giving them a new context. Every instance of the “what pumpkin?” gag in Homestuck has some broader reason behind it, sometimes involving technology. This instance of the gag is a character establishing moment for Dave’s bro.
When I got these pages in my old posts, I was nothing short of creeped out. Maybe it’s because two pages in a row show Bro flash stepping and moving stuff around, subverting all expectations in the process.Continue reading