Guys, Abel does not resemble Dave Strider. On a related topic, did you know that sunglasses were invented and worn by people BEFORE Homestuck?
*GASP* is Abel an………. Orphan?
I think he’s more a runaway than an orphan.
Or worse yet, his parents may have screamed and kicked him out or tried to kill Rixis.
Spoiler alert: Able is batman
Aww, you can tell West looks dejected.
They basically act like it didn’t even happen. Ugh. My heart.
I vote that Abel be called Cranky from now on
I second the motion.
Crankypants will also be accepted.
Okay, no, Abel doesn’t look like Dave, but West could totally pass as Nepeta.
Not sure why Binas dad would think they’re smoking, or maybe he is saying ‘are they smoking?’ as in ‘what the heck are they talking about?’
“Let’s focus on one thing at a time”? Hahahaha. Very well done.
bina’s dad is great.
WTF is Homestuck?
A very long, very interesting webcomic on MSpaintadventures dot com You should look it up. (Though I advise reading problem sleuth first). It can be a little weird at times but it’s a great read.
Also, if you’re going to read, please try to get through Act 1. It can be difficult to get though.
yeah ive tried 3 or 4 times to read home stuck and i havent gotten past act 1….
HomestuckCollab on youtube may help with that then.
They have voice acted (and added extra animations in places) Homestuck right up to Act 4 and then uploaded them as youtube videos
It was a good comic that gradually become a bad one.
Let’s not use the comments for this comic to talk about another one, shall we? Regardless of your feelings about Homestuck. Trying not to be too tyrannical here, sorry. I shouldn’t have mentioned it, haha!
It can’t be tha bad Brad. It did lead me here :p
Yeah, I read Homestuck, but I hate the fandom right now. Every picture with a male in glasses is all “davedavedavedave!’ I dunno, Homestuck fans are so much ruder than bronies. Abel looks cool in his glasses, all on his own. He is playing that cute, dark, and mysterious vibe so hard.
I really like Bina’s dad’s reaction here. In fact all of the parents we’ve seen so far have been very realistic.
Monster Pulse is a much better comic than Homestuck in any case
Well I really like Homestuck, so I dunno about that!
I thought male short haired blond child wearing largish shades when no one else is was enough to point out the resemblance as a happy coincidence.
Haha, I’m just teasing. Don’t worry :]
I think West has it the worst, really.
Man, Homestuck could be written by Shakespeare’s ghost and spun from pure gold and I still wouldn’t read it, because of the behavior of its fans. With they way they act, I wouldn’t be surprised if the comic has subliminal messages flashing with every new strip saying “BE A FANATICAL ASSHOLE!!! BEING A JERK TO PEOPLE IS FUN!!! KILL ANYONE WHO DISAGREES!!!”
And yeah… poor West. I empathize with him a lot.
I used to read homestuck (and like it) but like a lot of people who loved problem sleuth and such, the fans were (and are) the biggest damn problem and embarassment. No one sane wants to be associated with them.
Also nthing the West sympathy : (
> Grand sweeping generalizations of a huge group of people
> “Man homestuck fans sure are rude!”
I think West really does have it the best, aside from possibly Bina. Honestly sometimes the best you can hope for is the other party ignoring the elephant in the room (as opposed to being kicked out, which I’m pretty sure is what happened to Abel)
West’s situation kinda reminds me of that awful moment in the Breakfast Club, “…They ignore me.”
Also Homestuck fans have guaranteed I’ll probably never read the thing. The only thing worse is Homestuck cosplay… Dozens of them at the same convention.
Have the publicly spat in buckets at your convention yet?
Julie’s expression in the last panel makes me giggle.
I love the naivety of Bina’s dad.
Bina’s dad knows that those crazy kids are getting into that whacky tobacky.
He might think it’s pot.
Which is also called whacky tobacky.
Also, I should read things.
Aw heck. I’ve caught up. Welp, I made my way over here from Helvetica, and after going through your archives I’ve found that I REALLY LIKE MONSTER PULSE! It’s going on the bookmarks, and I look forward to learning more about the characters and the workings of the world they exist in!
Poor West, now like a half-person in his own home. :[ Anyway, keep up the great work! ^^
Sorry Magnolia, but Abel TOTALLY looks like Dave Strider here. But Dave’s a totally cool guy, so it’s okay.
On a this-comic-related note: Does anyone else want to just pick up West and give him some major cuddlins, or what?
West is a kid that needs help, and his parents treat him like a freak. Combine this with what he’s already had to do, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the one who snaps first.
I can’t really find any resemblance between Abel and Dave, attitude or appearance, they don’t even have similarly shaped glasses. That being said, I’m a fan of Magnolia Porter and Andrew Hussie.
Yes. Thank you.
/glares at Drillgorg
Hey, shush, Drillgorg is cool. YOU HEARD IT FROM ME
Official endorsement form Magnolia has made my day : D
(Its cool me and deathsbuddy are buds on the MSPA forums (also I moderate there))
The sunglasses, the hoodie. Abel is a Tip Top Mega Cool kid from the 90′s. You know he has pogs. Every time he makes an appearance, Ducktales starts to play.
Let me just say that it doesn’t matter what web comic you are inclined to read, but you shouldn’t be swayed from reading it because of other people who read it and like it (maybe a little too much, even). Every fan base has its bad apples, and its always the bad apples that give the rest of the fan base a bad name.
On more important matters… Loving every update Magnolia! :> please keep it up!
Oh, Julie. Oblivious TO THA MAX
What! I had no idea sunglasses were not invented by Dave Strider
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