Homestuck now has an official sequel: Homestuck^2: Beyond Canon. The new series continues the infamous webcomic, following the epilogues that creator Andrew Hussie released earlier this year.
Only a few pages have been uploaded, but we see robot mechanic and king of irony Dirk Strider in his spaceship, where he talks to seer and former-human Rosebot. The last page of the current update includes a prompt for readers to choose what Dirk should do next — following the original format of Homestuck. Hussie eventually ditched the element of reader input to avoid distracting from the comic’s actual plot, but that interactivity is returning for Homestuck^2.
According to the frequently asked questions on the website, this is “actual Homestuck.” The story was outlined by Andrew Hussie himself, though it’s being written by a team of writers, a group that also worked on the epilogues and other spin-offs. The FAQ notes that this is a “fanontinuum,” meaning that it is “allowed to expand into spaces governed by fandom desire.”
The release of Homestuck^2 on Oct. 25 coincides with a sort of “Homestuck holiday;” as the number 1025 holds significance in the original series. Homestuck^2 will be updated monthly, according to the FAQ, or more frequently if certain Patreon goals are met.