The first iteration of Hetastuck was created as a response to ongoing debates between the fandoms on Tumblr and DeviantArt about which fandom was the better one. Though they aren’t similar on the surface, both series have enormous casts of characters, intensely loyal fanbases, and complicated storylines—all of which coalesced to bring about a spate of competitiveness between the two fanbases, which eventually turned into an outpouring of love.
FYeahHetastuck, created on Tumblr in July of 2012, teems with fanart, fanvids, and even cosplay from people declaring themselves fans of both series, and crossing over the two shows and their characters.
Dave from Homestuck and Prussia from Hetalia doing the brofist bump of fandom solidarity, art by uberchicken/Deviantart
The fandom for Hetastuck began to reach critical mass in January, when the meme went viral on Tumblr. It was only a matter of time before fans took the meme a step further, turning all fandoms into personified characters drawn in the style of Homestuck.