Post by obsidalicious on Apr 28, 2018 22:27:24 GMT
I really liked it. By far, the best Time Travel shenanigans are found in this part of the story, which is something I wish the rest of Homestuck had more of. It's kind of sad that the story has 4 different Heroes of Time each doing their own thing, yet the goon squad of side characters outperform all of them on a technical level.
I remember when I was first reading, I didn't exactly MIND the Intermission, but towards the end it was really starting to confuse me with all the time shenanigans, and since I didn't really understand the future relevance of these characters and events, I wasn't terribly invested, so after so long I was waiting to get back to the next part of the main story. Though, having gone through the trouble of first reading Problem Sleuth along with the other MSPAs, I appreciated the elaborate callback and reference to that story it represented throughout. Also, it kind of left a sour taste in my mouth right at the end when it made it clear the trolls were going to play a more relevant role in the story, something I was apparently not looking forward to back then.
Of course, the benefit of hindsight has done wonders for my impression of it in retrospect, and I always seem to appreciate it more with each reread. I've of course fallen completely in love with Lord English and the Felt, even moreso than I have Jack or the Midnight Crew, but it's always fun to go back and watch this whole thing go down.