oooh well to be totally honest the first about 1000 pages are a bore (some parts are funny) I just pushed hard to get past those pages and now its pretty amazing. So many characters and deep character development, and hilarious jokes
Wait, wait, 1000 pages?
Let's provide a basis for comparison: My favorite book is Les Miserables, which pushes 1200-1500 pages, depending on the printing. If there's one place where it's not so great, it is its pacing. Victor Hugo takes his sweet time to build a plot, and he loves to talk about Very Important Things that have nothing to do with that plot in the middle of the story - the main character doesn't even show up for the first hundred pages! But a thousand pages into Les Miz, big things are happening. The Friends of the ABC are making their stand, Valjean is scrambling to find Marius, etc., etc. Point is, a plot is in motion, and the conclusion is in sight.
Meanwhile, at a thousand pages into Homestuck (and long pages they are - from what I've seen of the later pages, sometimes the action happens in huge chatlogs, there's adventure games to play, and the like), according to your words, nothing really of note has happened. Now, I'm a patient reader. I love big, long, dense books filled with complex plots, and I can hold tight and pick forward as they develop. I also think that Hussie can put together a good story, as I've learned from Problem Sleuth. But to take the length of three lesser books to actually have things happen, that's reeeeeeeally pushing it.