can someone seriously tell me how the homestuck fandom comes off as racist
I’m being srs.
Hell, going by that logic might as well start pondering on how Hetalia is racist.
I suspect it varies by site. /r/homestuck, for example, seems basically unremarkable in this regard to me (ready to be proven wrong, for the record), while I have no idea what it looks like on tumblr because I only follow specific blogs. For a concrete comparison, take /r/minecraft vs the minecraft tag. One struggles to find an identity, and has given far too much traction to unfunny Endermen jokes* (I think that shit’s mostly burned out, thankfully), while the other looks to me like a bunch of inoffensive things floating in a massive cesspool of incompetent spam and piracy.
*”Oh man, they’re tall, black, and steal your stuff. Oh man, they can’t swim. Oh man, watermelon were added at the same time, is grape juice next?” Unfunny and stupid. Also, I’m fairly sure most black people don’t have purple eyes, can’t teleport, and don’t live in a hidden sky dimension overseen by an all-destroying dragon.