*guilty of being a homestruck fan... not ashamed about it either* .... it's hard as hell to get into until you reach when the trolls are getting pulled in...
basically it takes every video game cliche, every internet cliche- rewrites them , makes fun of itself. Offers things like interactive flashes and music- and time travel that makes my head spin trying to think of how it's all kept track of ... but it is ...... it really is ...
It goes from " snert " to aaaangst.
He started with user-input. A form where people could give him ideas on what the characters would do next... Which was the Problem Sleuth era... which is messed up and you can read? but I wouldn't read first. Because that's the earlier part of it. Hussie took that technique and used it to his advantage in Homestruck. Not so random- because he has a direction where he wants it to go. But things like character names and such occasionally are chosen.
I have now said too much .. TOO MUCH .. but yeah . It's a combination of the things we know, and reinventing it to something totally new I think that has boggled people. Let alone keeping in touch with his fanbase. Fanworks sometimes get used for CD covers or posters with the artteam.... with permission of course! it's pretty rad.
I think even if it's not your thing, you have to admire the amount of work and subtle details that go into the making of the story. It's really well written even if it does drag out and go in circles sometimes. The creator is very smart and it's really just a work of art in of itself. I think the multimedia aspects of it are amazing, even though the creator is adapting it to book format, it's not really the same effect.
I found the chat logs to be boring myself, but I enjoyed it as a whole all the same
It's worth a try. I personally love it, it's very creative, and has excellent world-building.
Like Rip said, if you get to Act 4-5 and still don't like it, it's probably just not for you, but all the stuff in Acts 1-3 are building to the very dramatic events in Acts 5 and soon 6.
It's a very daunting task. It took me several days to get through the whole thing, and it's a lot to process. There are hours worth of flash animations and games to walk through, and there are pages and pages and pages worth of text. If you don't have a bit of time and attention to dedicate, I recommend waiting until you can devote some thought to it. The first Act is just familiarizing you with the rules of the game, pretty much, and they are kinda complicated.
I know you're interested in animation and in different storytelling methods, so I do recommend you check out.
It's a long comic about 4 kids and twelve trolls that play a game that after a amount of things happen becomes unbeatable and the kids have to complete tasks in order to redo the game again but lose all memories of the previous game and well have to do everything again. It's really confusing and people hate on it too soon and don't even try to understand things. Also you can google Homestuck wiki and get information from there.