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Cheerfulbear - PLAY ME is a short forum adventure that was made in the earlier days of MSPA, specifically January 22, 2008. It was created by a user named "Jigsaw" (an alternate account created by Michael Firman dedicated to roleplaying on this topic as the Jigsaw Killer of Saw fame) requested Andrew to draw pornography starring the Muppet Babies. While the original post was viewed in disdain, Andrew Hussie himself decided to take it upon him to begin the adventure and play along with this mysterious user, inciting others to do the same.

The adventure lasted for two pages with the third page dedicated to commenting on the previous pages, one of KC Green's Bee Power comics, and a thread bump in 2011.


As a forum thread most of the images and links were spread across multiple sites and had no maintenance, resulting in many of the images in the original thread dying. However there have been multiple attempts at reconstructing the thread.

  • Wayback Machine - The Internet Archive trawled the thread in February 2011 soon after the thread was bumped. Many images had died but the archive preserved some which have since been lost from the original thread. While other forum features represent the forum at that time period and not when the thread was in progress.
  • B.J. Schaffner's archive - Two missing images which have been replaced with a black box indicating their loss. Hussie's dead link to an image of a cow is changed to a local image, however his link to another blog is preserved, although the image on the blog page is dead. The 3rd page is not included with the exception of the KC Green comic.
  • Dropbox archive - Possesses a variant that blocks out Hussie's avatar due to potential spoilers.Sburb Logo Similar to the B.J. Schaffner archive but the missing images are not noted. Like B.J. Schaffner's archive, Hussie's dead link to an image of a cow is changed to a local image. Unlike B.J. Schaffner's archive, Hussie's link to a blog is changed to a locally hosted version where the dead image is preserved.

Allusions in HomestuckEdit

  • Dave's Bro, and therefore to some extent, Dirk, has repeatedly shown an obvious obsessionSburb Logo with puppet pornography.
    • His room contains two suggestiveSburb Logo (at least, suggestive when out-of-context) Muppet pictures, including one with Gonzo's nose censored.
    • Dave finds a note with a comic on the backSburb Logo that shows baby Rowlf standing over the body of baby Animal. This was one of the comics Andrew drew in this adventure.
  • Lil Cal and his red cheeks appear to be an open reference to the puppet Billy from Saw. This, and many other Saw references, appear frequently in Homestuck as a result of this forum adventure.
    • Calliope and Caliborn have spirals on their cheeks in a similar manner. Caliborn grows fully red circles on his cheeks after predominating, as well.
    • Caliborn features many similarities to the Jigsaw Killer, most obviously his obsession with playing everything by an obscure set of rules and often-used phrase "I WANT TO PLAY A GAME". By extension, he once asks Dirk to draw him pornographySburb Logo, though his definition of the word is rather alien.
  • A recurringSburb Logo speechSburb Logo patternSburb Logo frequently referenced in Homestuck takes origin from this adventure.
  • A line from the forum adventure when baby Rowlf is imploring his imagination to find a place to hide the body is referenced in this pageSburb Logo and in this flashSburb Logo where you can find a carved tablet that reads "I want to carve something, but I can't think of what to wish for. Maybe some delicious bugs? Think, imagination! The one time I really need you." Also this flashSburb Logo when you talk to Hussie and he says "Gotta make a plan. Think, imagination, think. Argh, the one time i really need you!"
  • This panelSburb Logo from the first Intermission uses part of a picture posted in "PLAY ME".
  • Jigsaw's puppet Billy has a cameoSburb Logo on the Prospitian battleship.
  • [S] MSPA Reader: Mental breakdownSburb Logo is based off of the Saw movie endings, also referenced by a video posted by Michael in the thread labeled saw.wmv.

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