Is anyone else reading Homestuck? If so, I'd love it if you'd post here and see if we can figure out what the devil is going on. euziere and I made some diagrams and figured out that although it seems to be implied that John and Jade are full genetic siblings and Dave and Rose are unrelated, the hair tells a different story -- If you look at spike-up and spike-down as distinct traits, there seems to be a good deal of mixing all around (and Rose is a wild card, because we haven't seen her without her hairband). Also, it seems to be confirmed that John created himself and his three friends, who were later sent to Earth on meteors from the Veil. He didn't necessarily create the guardians, who could just be clones, but unless Homestuck genetics are deterministic in a way normal human genetics aren't (maybe a modus arithmetic, quaternary version of punchcard alchemy?), it's astronomically unlikely that his genetic mixing operation would have randomly produced offspring who look so similar to the ones who actually exist. This all helps a little bit but I'm still really confused.
euziere didn't like Homestuck that much when she first tried to read it, but she could tell how desperate I was to have someone to discuss it with, so she went back and read the whole thing anyway! How sweet is that?
PS - I realized that some people might interpret the LJ icon that I use for posts about absorption in fiction (see above) as a quill pen. It's actually meant to be a Vurt feather. I know those aren't widely recognizable, but it's a symbol that I like to use personally anyway. (this is also why I always had a silver feather over my desk in my old office at UM).