When an author takes a prolonged break from their series, It’s not really surprising that their audience tends to fade away and find different fandoms to occupy their time. This might be more true with webcomics than with any other form of media, or at least it didn’t take me long to flounce from Homestuck to the numerous other things that were just a click away. But now that the comic has returned to its irregularly scheduled updates from its months-long hiatus, I felt it only fitting that I recommend a fic that reminded me why I loved the series in the first place. Or at least what attracted me to the fandom so strongly.
One of the most endearing things about the original comic was John’s protective instinct over the strange creatures that inhabited his planet when he entered Sburb (Don’t know what that is? Lady Saika did a fantastic post summing up the beginning of Homestuck here). Actually, just one. One lucky yellow salamander was chosen by John to be his surrogate ‘daughter’, named Casey after the daughter in his favorite movie Con Air. If you think that fandom didn’t jump all over this, you’re wrong. So incredibly wrong. In fact, that’s where today’s story starts.