I'll be disappointed if there isn't at least some mention of the four kids' friendship. It felt like such a central point to the story at its inception, but I think it has fallen by the wayside a lot. I'd be disappointing if, by the end, we don't even have one scene with the four kids together at the same time. I doubt this will happen though.
I think the worst ending would be if it all ended up to be a story made up by a smiley happy human Karkat named Carl, who is telling the story to his children Terry, Kenya, Vanessa, Sal, and Nellie, and the story ends abruptly as soon as they fall asleep and Carl gets tired of telling the story.
Good thing it is very unlikely to happen if that happened I would literally die because I would probably kill myself
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Plausibly, Dave and Rose will be closer friends with the trolls then John and Jade by the time 3 years is up. Not seeing them at all in that timeframe and having plenty of backstory time with these other friends can make them total BFFs more then your old BFFs who you might not have even known for 3 years total.
I think someone mentioned this already, but making it so the entire plot was just a game. As in, Sburb was actually just an awesome game and none of this stuff actually happened.
I don't think that's the case, though. But paranoia runs like mad.
The worst ending would be Vriska showing up and then, through some "End of Time" Master-style shenanigans, making every single living being in every universe into a Vriska.
That or every single character dying pointlessly.
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I feel like it'd be hard for me to be upset with most of the endings I can think of, really. With how completely insane paradox space is, I don't think anything could be too unrealistic. There is only one I'd absolutely hate.
If it all turned out to be a dream.
This shit better be actually happening or I'll be so angry, I could kill puppies with my glares.
Because I'm extremely bored all the time.
The worst ending would be finding out that this whole endeavor was simply a doomed timeline, even if they win. Or if this turns out to be a book someone is reading, and the last page is missing.
I don't know if this would be a bad ending or not... But it turns out that everything was a story written by Jade. She is on her death bed and writing story for her brother John's birthday. She wrote the story about her brother, and their two friends, Rose and Dave. The last page of the comic would be John finishing the book, just as Jade finally passes away.
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Any ending to Homestuck would be terrible, since I believe it should live on forever.
Fan of Homestuck since May 2009 (P.S. I used to errorneously call it Homestruck.)
See, any "it's all a game" ending isn't actually that bad to me.
I say this because of The Invisibles (which if you haven't read, you should) (and if you have read, you're entirely obliged to disagree with me about the ending of):
It's about the journey more than the destination in that case. Or whatever. It may actually be about a bunch of alcohol.
The least satisfying ending would be no ending at all. As we draw closer to what should be the end, HS segues further and further into being entirely SBAHJ.
Actually no that would be kind of awesome.
I have high expectations for the ending of Homestuck. I sincerely believe that Andrew will produce something so completely awesome that anything that we could conceive of at this point in time would be shit in comparison.
And it will be awesome. And our faces will be slightly melted off their respective skulls.
andrew says that homestuck is an elaborate creation myth, and he's had the ending planned since before the beginning.
theres basically no way it doesnt end with the creation of the real world.
e: and WV gets to be mayor of the universe
But this is probably not the right thread for my frustration with that kind of stuff.
At this point I really have no idea where the overall plot arc is going (except that I think it will end in the creation of the real world, for the reasons LMLYP stated). I don't really think any particular "type" of ending would be especially dissatisfying as long as it follows naturally from what precedes it, and I'm reasonably sure we'll get an ending that clears that bar.
If there's one thing I'm worried about, it's that the ending won't do anything with the various "weird bits" scattered throughout the story -- the things that aren't exactly "major mysteries" (because they're not, on the surface, major focuses of the plot) but that stick out of the text like sore thumbs because their portentious oddity. Stuff like WV's dream, the notion of a "present equilibrium" that Lord English is a part of but B1 Jack is not, the "ultimate riddle" and "ultimate alchemy," the "angels" that Paradox Space "uses to usher in the end," and so forth. Maybe it's silly of me to actually worry that Hussie will end the story without wrapping up all this stuff, but since he clearly makes up a lot of the story as he goes along, writes the pesterlogs on the fly with almost no editing, and (reportedly) has never read over his entire comic in full, I do have some basis for wondering whether these bits that we slaver over are just things that Hussie put in for fun on the spur of the moment and hardly remembers now. (Think of when everyone jumped on him about the "white rapper" line, which he didn't even seem to remember writing.)
Hussie always tells readers that the only way to truly evaluate the story is in long-term archival perspective, so I guess I just hope all the odd little bits look secretly brilliant from that perspective. I know the rest of the story is going to be funny and clever and charming and all, but I also hope that, in addition to all that, it will turn out that He Had A Plan All Along.
John is depressed that he doesn't get with any girl so he gets drunk with Dave on the roof, which he ends up falling off of. Splat, then roll credits.