"The story's having its fourth year anniversary? As of June LAST YEAR? That's a LOT of archives to work through. A big time commitment, at a time when I'm already exhausted and struggling to get through my daily workload.
"I don't think I want to commit to that. I'll just read the wiki instead.
"Wow, this is a really intricate world. It's amazing how much thought and detail went into this. And these pesterlogs are great!
"Oh, frell. Now that I've inundated myself with spoilers and gotten myself interested, I want to read this comic. At least the knowledge that cool stuff is coming will get me through the terminally boring opening part. Seriously, when are they going to bring in the trolls?"
And that, my friends, is how I started reading Homestuck.
If it's anywhere near as good as PMMM, and my brother said it is, I think I'll enjoy this. Even if I have already drowned myself in spoilers, and started to have weird Homestuck-themed dreams.
Yes, I started having dreams about this webcomic before I'd even touched the archives.
I dreamed that my paraplegic and incontinent cat had developed troll powers, and he was going to go on a rampage. And take over the world. And kill everyone. Or something.
This worried me very much, because it presented a distressing possibility:
What if, in the course of dragging his paralyzed butt around the world, he lost his diaper and peed on my bed?
This was obviously the worst-case scenario.
But I'm sure the comic will give me worse scenarios to dream about as the story progresses.
In the meantime, here's the video that got me interested in Homestuck in the first place. If you like awesome cartoon battles, perfectly timed with epic music, I think you'll enjoy this.
Now I'm curious:
Have you ever done something like what I did?
Did you take half an interest in something, read the spoiler-filled wiki, then decide to watch/read the story anyway?
I'd love to see your comments.