Blood Spade (also known as ??????) is an apparently secret "story" consisting of a single page located Homestuck universe, however, this page is apparently the start of the current adventure at mspaintadventures.com. The new story (which has the in-universe title "Midnight Crew") concerns the Midnight Crew and their desire to implement nefarious plots. The adventure starts traditionally, with the Midnight Crew trapped in their hideout after some unbelievable jerkass parked their getaway van on top of the hideout's manhole entrance. This version of the crew does not seem to include Shadow Mobster Kingpin. The adventure quickly devolves into wanton violence, some of it directed against The Felt. The story seems to be incredibly long, having already reached Act 1031. Apparently, the intermission to this adventure is a bastardized version of Homestuck, although we only see the of said intermission. Interestingly, John seems to still go by the chumhandle of ghostlyTrickster in this version, so it could be a prequel to Homestuck.. It is a picture of a gray spade shape on a black background covered with numerous blood splatters. There are no links to this page anywhere on the MS Paint Adventures site and the only way to reach it is by typing in the URL. Within the
John Egbert is the first to access this page, noting that the story on it wasn't as interesting as the previous one. Dave Strider has also been known to check it from time to time, while Jade Harley skips straight to a later point in the story.
Although it features the same characters, the Midnight Crew Intermission is not actually part of this main Midnight Crew storyline. In fact, Andrew has stated that the "Blood Spade" story seen by the kids is like a bastardized window to the events of post-apocalptic Alternia; the reverse windows to this are both the Homestuck comic Spades Slick briefly reads in the intermission before deciding that it's all a load of nonsense and the "Homestuck" intermission described above.
- The Blood Spade logo appeared briefly when Karkat woke on Prospit and recognized Jack Noir. It was later featured alongside Spades Slick and Snowman exchanging hate snoggings. It appeared again when the Peregrine Mendicant was chasing Jack through the Furthest Ring, Jack (while fleeing from her) was shown with a heart counterpart to the Blood Spade. Its lastest appearance was, technically, in Act 5 Act 1 X2, on another Noir's uniform after Prospitian Jail.
- Andrew has stated on his old formspring that the "Blood Spade" was an homage to the adventure he considered doing after Problem Sleuth. Obviously he decided against this in favour of Homestuck.
- It is interesting to note that the URL is "http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=3". Every number at the end of this URL corresponds to a different story. 1 is Jailbreak, 2 is Bard Quest, 4 is Problem Sleuth, 5 is the Homestuck beta, and 6 is Homestuck. Entering "ryanquest" instead of a number predictably leads to Ryanquest.
- The idea of a bloodstained symbol to a somewhat antiheroic group parallels that of Watchmen.