And now your chum is pestering you again. The clockwork of friendship turns ceaselessly, operating the swing-lever dealies of harassment in perpetuity!

What does Homestuck seem to be saying about friendship in the early 21st century…

Well, I just started Homestuck tonight. It is making me feel very sad. I remind myself not to judge. A part of me wants to run, remember not to take it so seriously. But right from the start, it is super dark. John doesn’t want to go down stairs and engage with his father; a waste of his precious time. Even though his father just gave him a sweet gift that he’s actually excited about.
The clockwork reference, of course, brings up the modern classics like Clockwork Orange and the surrealism painting by Salvadore Dali The Persistence of Memory.
The melting of the clocks implies with time memories become distorted, however, they remain, haunting us and lying about the cavern of our minds. In a meta way, this shows the creators of Homestuck looking back or down upon the current youth. The remembrance of being 13 and not wanting to, and not knowing how to connect with others and the world around you in a meaningful way. Feeling like an armless being bumbling about trying to find a place in the world.
Anywho, these are my first impressions of the game. #nospoilers. I don’t know what happens. 😉


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