So as you can tell from my personal title, or just about any post I've made here, I like making charts of events in Homestuck. It helps me organise my thoughts about the comic, and makes the complexity a little more penetrable.
I've been keeping a timeline of the comic for over a year now, and over the course of that year I've made a whole host of other visual aids to help people figure out how Homestuck works. With Cascade changing so many things and inspiring me to mess with so many of my charts, I figured it was time to make a thread central to all of them.
The Homestuck Timeline v7.5
Still the crown jewel of my efforts, this puts every event in Homestuck in chronological order. Dividers break up different timestreams, and over time the timeline has spread to several worksheets, so check the tabs on the bottom. From Act 6 onwards everything will go in that third sheet, because dividing events between the four kids and five surviving trolls on opposite sides of the sheet would be incredibly unwieldy.
Map of the Incipisphere
Typically I've kept two versions of the map, especially now that the Incipisphere has been dismantled.
Map of the new incipisphere
Map in its current state
Map in its base state
These maps will likely become the same one once everything arrives in the new session. Possibly. We'll have to see, won't we?
The relationship chart lists what every notable character thinks of every other notable character. It grew out of a basic chart that listed the primary romantic (or potential romantic) links between the characters, but that quickly proved inadequate.
Eventually I split this chart into two. They may become one again as more characters interact with each other. This sort of information is getting increasingly hard to present!
Text Colour Chart
If, like me, you're a stickler for getting the specific colours characters use in text, you'll want to save a copy of this. Contains RGB codes in both hex and denary. Naturally this doesn't change very often, though with the post-Scratch session coming up it probably will soon. Ish.
Animated (shows who killed them)
A simple count of how often each character has died. Note that everything from the second row on was in Act 5 Act 2. About half of those were Jack Noir.
Much like the text colours, these are the hex codes for troll blood. The top row is the colour that troll types, the middle row is the colour that troll has bled. The bottom row is the colours seen on the Grand Highblood's wall, just about the only place we've seen other trolls' blood. There appear to be only 13 troll blood colours counting Karkat's, but that may just be the only ones that appeared in the comic.
The Troll Tracker
Back when the trolls were new and didn't have names, this helped sort out who was who. We're now all familiar with the trolls, and few enough have survived, that it's simply unnecessary.
During the dream bubble sequences in Act 5 there was a lot of temporal weirdness and this might have helped keep it straight. Except there aren't a lot of connections and the way I made it kept the whole thing a real bitch to update, so I gave up on it. May get replaced if more dream bubble shenanigans happen in future.
Back when things like Grist were still relevant to the comic, I kept track of what types had appeared and where they fell on the grid, under the impression that we'd eventually seen them all. Not all of these names and placements appeared in the comic but they are Word Of God - I PM'd Andrew back in Act 4 to ask about them and that's what he told me. More varieties appeared in Act 5 but now it seems a bit too minor a matter to bother him with. Odd how being in the music team has made me more apprehensive about talking to the author.
Resources from other people
Four Pictoral Tables of Various Things - Kuyan J
Here's an effort to categorise the specific pages that we see particular milestones happen for all of the characters. Good for getting an overview of the patterns in Homestuck. Caution, these are large files!
Circuitous Routes through Paradox Space
Liv Tyler/Terry Kiser
Certain toys in Homestuck have changed hands so many times - even across universes. These charts map where they've been.
I'll add more to this thread in time, and mainly it's a place for both me and you guys to keep track of what I've done, if you find it helpful. Any corrections or suggestions are welcome.