John Egbert is just a great character. He’s derpy, very happy-go-lucky, has a thing for terrible movies, and he can also be a complete and utter ass at times. But he’s loyal to his friends first and foremost, even when he’s pranking or insulting them, and that’s what makes him such a good guy. John: Rise up will always be one of the best flashes — it’s so gripping! And who would have ever thought that that is what would eventually come out of this? It’s so stunning to see how John’s developed — and how Homestuck itself has developed since that very first page.