Just precious<3 my nephew started reading homestuck he’s 13 and he’s totally smitten with Dave, my only concern is how to deal with the cursing so far I’ve told him to not repeat/teach his friends those words is there really anything else I could do?
Well, I can tell you how we’ve been handling it. So far, the little man’s read through most of the story, although he’s skipped the intermission and the second half of act five (got impatient with me being so far ahead, but he wanted to see the intros for the trolls so badly…). Now, he knows that there are certain terms that will get him into trouble if he says them, whether inside of outside the house. There are some questionable ones (he called me a nooksniffer once; I laughed for hours.) that folks might look at him funny for saying, and there’s stuff that’s fine no matter where he goes. The main thing is that we discussed the language in question as he got to it, since we read a lot of it together, and went over what was okay and what wasn’t. Basically, we said that what might make a good character might not necessarily make someone a good person. And that even good people may sometimes engage in not-so-good behavior, for what it’s worth.
Also I make him give me a quarter whenever he swears. (I get charged a dollar, myself, so it’s kinda fair.)
He’s three years younger than your nephew, though. Your mileage may vary. Just tell him not to drop any f-bombs in front of his parents for now. And encourage him to cosplay as Dave - that’ll be cute!