Maybe obvious but worth making explicit: there are potential spoilers in the fine details below.
MS Paint Adventures: Statistics
There is a (MATHS) % chance of deriving far too many numbers about MSPA.
Visualizations
1: Sidebyside breakdown
MSPA stories broken down across five different measures: time in the real world, page count, word count, image count, and image file size. See blog post for more.
Interactivity: Static web page; Scrolls/zooms vertically; Links to story sections/hiatuses
Space
A breakdown across spacial structure.
MS Paint Adventures
has a total of
10002 pages,
18899 panels,
874240 words
(164 [S]s, 4h5m2s)

Jailbreak
is about 1%
of MSPA:
134 pages,
449 panels,
4875 words

Bard Quest
is about 0.4%
of MSPA:
24 days,
47 pages,
91 panels,
1428 words

Blood Spade
is about 0.005%
of MSPA:
1 page,
1 panel,
0 words

Problem Sleuth
is about 13%
of MSPA:
395 days,
1673 pages,
3406 panels,
49015 words

Chapter 1: COMPENSATION, ADEQUATE
is about 5%
of PS:
9 days,
83 pages,
163 panels,
2894 words

Chapter 2: TOO HOT TO HANDLE
is about 6%
of PS:
21 days,
100 pages,
197 panels,
2878 words

Chapter 3: PERSECUTED BY UNSCRUPULOUS WHORES
is about 3%
of PS:
7 days,
46 pages,
88 panels,
1301 words

Chapter 4: HAIRPIN TRIGGER
is about 6%
of PS:
33 days,
98 pages,
198 panels,
2404 words

Chapter 5: THE DEGENERATE GAMBLERS
is about 3%
of PS:
20 days,
58 pages,
112 panels,
1288 words

Chapter 6: MORE WEIRD PUZZLE SHIT
is about 3%
of PS:
15 days,
62 pages,
122 panels,
1406 words

Chapter 7: FIT OF HYSTERICS
is about 4%
of PS:
25 days,
76 pages,
143 panels,
2068 words

Chapter 8: THE SLEAZY BROTHEL IN THE SKY
is about 4%
of PS:
19 days,
74 pages,
144 panels,
1669 words

Chapter 9: THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT
is about 5%
of PS:
7 days,
57 pages,
121 panels,
4082 words

Chapter 10: THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO BADASS
is about 5%
of PS:
14 days,
80 pages,
174 panels,
2122 words

Chapter 11: TWO LUMPS
is about 4%
of PS:
15 days,
76 pages,
151 panels,
1380 words

Chapter 12: SUITOR TO THE SODAJERK'S CONFIDANTE
is about 2%
of PS:
11 days,
39 pages,
78 panels,
876 words

Chapter 13: DMK
is about 5%
of PS:
14 days,
80 pages,
166 panels,
2180 words

Chapter 14: ACTUALLY, THIS IS A LOT OF FUN
is about 6%
of PS:
18 days,
108 pages,
210 panels,
2984 words

Chapter 15: TRIPLE COMB RAVE
is about 2%
of PS:
7 days,
42 pages,
89 panels,
1092 words

Chapter 16: SUPERNATURAL GOURD
is about 7%
of PS:
24 days,
107 pages,
216 panels,
4385 words

Chapter 17: BLACK LIQUID SORROW
is about 4%
of PS:
16 days,
60 pages,
124 panels,
1698 words

Chapter 18: SUPERSTRING STRATA
is about 2%
of PS:
12 days,
41 pages,
86 panels,
866 words

Chapter 19: ASCENSION/ALIGNMENT/CONJUGATION
is about 5%
of PS:
18 days,
82 pages,
180 panels,
2298 words

Chapter 20: TEMPORAL REPLICOLLISION
is about 4%
of PS:
14 days,
66 pages,
145 panels,
1888 words

Chapter 21: BHMK
is about 5%
of PS:
18 days,
53 pages,
124 panels,
4056 words

Chapter 22: SEPULCHRITUDE
is about 7%
of PS:
24 days,
133 pages,
289 panels,
2567 words

Epilogue
is about 2%
of PS:
24 days,
52 pages,
86 panels,
633 words

Homestuck Beta
is about 0.06%
of MSPA:
4 days,
8 pages,
14 panels,
291 words

Homestuck
is about 85%
of MSPA:
2659 days,
8124 pages,
14913 panels,
817612 words
(164 [S]s, 4h5m2s)

Part 1
is about 22%
of HS:
426 days,
1989 pages,
4084 panels,
126949 words
(55 [S]s, 59m)

Act 1: The Note Desolation Plays
is about 12%
of P1:
56 days,
247 pages,
501 panels,
12599 words
(9 [S]s, 5m17s)

Act 2: Raise of the Conductor's Baton
is about 26%
of P1:
123 days,
510 pages,
1060 panels,
32036 words
(18 [S]s, 13m47s)

Act 3: Insane Corkscrew Haymakers
is about 18%
of P1:
94 days,
395 pages,
807 panels,
19815 words
(18 [S]s, 23m57s)

Intermission 1: Don't Bleed on the Suits
is about 9%
of P1:
26 days,
204 pages,
428 panels,
8994 words
(1 [S], 61s)

Act 4: Flight of the Paradox Clones
is about 32%
of P1:
116 days,
584 pages,
1168 panels,
48131 words
(9 [S]s, 14m58s)

Part 2
is about 27%
of HS:
508 days,
2121 pages,
3954 panels,
243240 words
(29 [S]s, 53m38s)

Act 5
is about 100%
of P2:
501 days,
2119 pages,
3951 panels,
243220 words
(28 [S]s, 50m53s)

Act 1: MOB1US DOUBL3 R34CH4ROUND
is about 29%
of A5:
100 days,
636 pages,
1183 panels,
63322 words
(1 [S], 3m12s)

Act 2: He is already here.
is about 71%
of A5:
401 days,
1481 pages,
2765 panels,
179693 words
(26 [S]s, 34m)

Cascade
is about 0.08%
of A5:
2 days,
2 pages,
3 panels,
205 words
(1 [S], 13m41s)

Intermission 2: The Man in the Cairo Overcoat
is about 0.06%
of P2:
2 days,
2 pages,
3 panels,
20 words
(1 [S], 2m45s)

Part 3
is about 50%
of HS:
1717 days,
4014 pages,
6875 panels,
447423 words
(80 [S]s, 2h12m24s)

Act 6
is about 99%
of P3:
1609 days,
3974 pages,
6833 panels,
447374 words
(79 [S]s, 2h3m30s)

Act 1: Through Broken Glass
is about 5%
of A6:
29 days,
172 pages,
344 panels,
21816 words
(3 [S]s, 4m20s)

Intermission 1: corpse party
is about 2%
of A6:
20 days,
96 pages,
139 panels,
8497 words
(2 [S]s, 4m16s)

Act 2: Your shit is wrecked.
is about 7%
of A6:
68 days,
248 pages,
449 panels,
32930 words
(6 [S]s, 11m42s)

Intermission 2: penis ouija
is about 4%
of A6:
25 days,
150 pages,
255 panels,
18026 words
(1 [S], 2m15s)

Act 3: Nobles
is about 12%
of A6:
107 days,
444 pages,
841 panels,
57712 words
(10 [S]s, 17m25s)

Intermission 3: Ballet of the Dancestors
is about 8%
of A6:
66 days,
175 pages,
258 panels,
66181 words
(9 [S]s, 12m38s)

Act 4: Void
is about 0.03%
of A6:
1 day,
2 pages,
3 panels,
27 words
(1 [S], 4m9s)

Intermission 4: Dead
is about 2%
of A6:
14 days,
71 pages,
137 panels,
8842 words
(7 [S]s, 2m5s)

Act 5: Of Gods and Tricksters
is about 10%
of A6:
81 days,
415 pages,
774 panels,
43238 words
(14 [S]s, 12m36s)

Act 1
is about 86%
of A5:
81 days,
351 pages,
652 panels,
38273 words
(6 [S]s, 6m38s)

Act 2
is about 14%
of A5:
16 days,
64 pages,
122 panels,
4965 words
(8 [S]s, 5m58s)

Intermission 5: I'M PUTTING YOU ON SPEAKER CRAB.
is about 8%
of A6:
57 days,
309 pages,
583 panels,
29915 words
(5 [S]s, 4m40s)

Intermission 1
is about 0.9%
of I5:
1 day,
2 pages,
3 panels,
485 words

Intermission 2
is about 0.8%
of I5:
1 day,
2 pages,
3 panels,
337 words

Interfishin
is about 0.2%
of I5:
1 day,
1 page,
1 panel,
38 words
(1 [S], 74s)

Intermission 3
is about 1%
of I5:
2 days,
2 pages,
3 panels,
655 words

Intermission 4
is about 1%
of I5:
1 day,
2 pages,
3 panels,
581 words
(1 [S], 46s)

Intermission 5
is about 1%
of I5:
1 day,
1 page,
2 panels,
723 words

Intermission 6
is about 3%
of I5:
1 day,
15 pages,
23 panels,
478 words

Act 6
is about 42%
of A6:
1029 days,
1842 pages,
2974 panels,
158434 words
(20 [S]s, 47m11s)

Act 1
is about 1%
of A6:
1 day,
24 pages,
50 panels,
2050 words
(1 [S], 110s)

Intermission 1
is about 13%
of A6:
76 days,
196 pages,
338 panels,
25903 words
(2 [S]s, 3m42s)

Act 2
is about 2%
of A6:
5 days,
56 pages,
93 panels,
1584 words

Intermission 2
is about 14%
of A6:
44 days,
322 pages,
503 panels,
10747 words
(2 [S]s, 36s)

Act 3
is about 2%
of A6:
2 days,
48 pages,
90 panels,
2474 words

Intermission 3
is about 0.6%
of A6:
2 days,
20 pages,
22 panels,
109 words
(1 [S], 4m21s)

Act 4
is about 1%
of A6:
1 day,
23 pages,
41 panels,
734 words
(1 [S], 10s)

Intermission 4
is about 21%
of A6:
78 days,
465 pages,
727 panels,
22735 words
(5 [S]s, 5m27s)

Act 5
is about 2%
of A6:
3 days,
39 pages,
76 panels,
2994 words
(1 [S], 68s)

Intermission 5
is about 41%
of A6:
347 days,
635 pages,
1005 panels,
88187 words
(5 [S]s, 9m35s)

Act 6
is about 0.08%
of A6:
1 day,
2 pages,
3 panels,
56 words
(1 [S], 17m24s)

Act 7
is about 0.04%
of P3:
1 day,
2 pages,
4 panels,
11 words
(1 [S], 8m54s)

RyanQuest
is about 0.1%
of MSPA:
15 pages,
25 panels,
1019 words
Superlatives
Some records I dragged from the data in response to various conversations.
Serious Busyness
The ten days with the most updates.
 26 Jun 2012 (Homestuck, Day 1170):
66 pages (111 panels)
from HSA6A3 Select character.
to ==>
 16 Feb 2013 (Homestuck, Day 1405):
43 pages (70 panels)
from HSA6A5A1 )(IC: Spring trap x2 combo.
to END OF ACT 6 ACT 5
 08 Jul 2011 (Homestuck, Day 817):
41 pages (73 panels)
from HSA5A2S [o] Try to make sense of this mess yourself.
to [o] ==>
 09 Apr 2013 (Homestuck, Day 1458):
41 pages (41 panels)
from HSA6I5 [A6I5] ==>
to [A6I5] ==>
 12 Jun 2013 (Homestuck, Day 1522):
35 pages (75 panels)
from HSA6A6A1 [S] ACT 6 ACT 6
to ==>
 24 Dec 2010 (Homestuck, Day 621):
33 pages (94 panels)
from HSA5A2 shit. lets be santa
to ==>
 17 Oct 2014 (Homestuck, Day 2014):
33 pages (64 panels)
from HSA6A6A3 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 3
to GODDESS OF MANGA: BOW DOWN.
 28 Jun 2015 (Homestuck, Day 2268):
33 pages (56 panels)
from HSA6A6I5 [A6A6I5] ====>
to [A6A6I5] ====>
 31 Mar 2016 (Homestuck, Day 2545):
31 pages (47 panels)
from HSA6A6I5 [A6A6I5] ====>
to [A6A6I5] ====>
 10 Apr 2013 (Homestuck, Day 1459):
30 pages (50 panels)
from HSA6I5I6 ACT 6 INTERMISSION 5 INTERMISSION 6
to [A6I5] ==>
Antsiest Hiatus
Counting a hiatus as a stretch of complete days with no updates, these have been the ten longest.
 A 366 day hiatus ("Gigapause")
after [A6A6I2] ====> in HSA6A6I2
runs to 17 Oct 2014,
ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 3
 A 244 day hiatus ("Omegapause")
after [S] Terezi: Remem8er. in HSA6A6I5
runs to 28 Mar 2016,
[A6A6I5] ====>
 A 100 day hiatus ("Epipause")
after ==> in HSA7
runs to 22 Jul 2016,
with no update yet when I last checked
 A 83 day hiatus ("Masterpause")
after [A6A6I4] ====> in HSA6A6I4
runs to 12 Apr 2015,
[S] ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 5
 A 59 day hiatus ("Year 4 Megapause")
after ==> in HSA6
runs to 12 Jun 2013,
[S] ACT 6 ACT 6
 A 48 day hiatus ("EOA5/Cascade hiatus (part two)")
after => in HSA5A2
runs to 25 Oct 2011,
==
 A 32 day hiatus ("Pause 3")
after ==> in HSA6A3
runs to 30 Aug 2012,
[S] ACT 6 INTERMISSION 3
 A 14 day hiatus ("Megapause minipause")
after [A6A6I1] ====> in HSA6A6I1
runs to 30 Jul 2013,
[A6A6I1] ====>
 A 13 day hiatus
after MK: Go through clown door. in PS8
runs to 13 Aug 2008,
PS: AGH TOO DIFFICULT, go online and search for walkthrough
 A 13 day hiatus ("EOA5/Cascade hiatus (part one)")
after AH: Close tome. in HSA5A2
runs to 06 Sep 2011,
==>
oh my god so many words
The ten days with the highest word counts.
 30 Aug 2012 (Homestuck, Day 1236):
18903 words in 1 page
of HSA6I3, [S] ACT 6 INTERMISSION 3
 21 Oct 2012 (Homestuck, Day 1288):
17450 words in 1 page
of HSA6I3, [S][A6I3] ==>
 24 Sep 2012 (Homestuck, Day 1260):
12765 words in 1 page
of HSA6I3, [S][A6I3] ==>
 25 Oct 2010 (Homestuck, Day 561):
7008 words in 4 pages
of HSA5A2, including [S] Past Karkat: Wake up.
 02 Jan 2011 (Homestuck, Day 630):
6098 words in 15 pages
of HSA5A2, including Recap 3.
 15 Apr 2010 (Homestuck, Day 367):
5701 words in 6 pages
of HSA4, including AH: Recap first year of Homestuck.
 30 Apr 2015 (Homestuck, Day 2209):
5461 words in 7 pages
of HSA6A6I5, including [A6A6I5] ====>
 22 Jul 2015 (Homestuck, Day 2292):
5432 words in 6 pages
of HSA6A6I5, including [A6A6I5] ====>
 06 May 2015 (Homestuck, Day 2215):
5406 words in 6 pages
of HSA6A6I5, including [A6A6I5] ====>
 08 Jul 2011 (Homestuck, Day 817):
4597 words in 41 pages
of HSA5A2S, including [o]
Movie time
Given my subjective rules for timing and inclusion (see the FAQ), these are the longest linear [S]s.
Huss: Act Fast
These are the ten preGigapause/multiday Homestuck Act(ActAct)s with the highest rates of production
 HSA6A6A2,
11 pages per day
(56 pages
in 5 days
starting 28 Aug 2013)
 HSI1,
7.8 pages per day
(204 pages
in 26 days
starting 15 Jan 2010)
 HSA6A6I2,
7.3 pages per day
(322 pages
in 44 days
starting 02 Sep 2013)
 HSA5A1,
6.4 pages per day
(636 pages
in 100 days
starting 12 Jun 2010)
 HSA6I2,
6 pages per day
(150 pages
in 25 days
starting 09 Mar 2012)
 HSA6A1,
5.9 pages per day
(172 pages
in 29 days
starting 11 Nov 2011)
 HSA6I5,
5.4 pages per day
(309 pages
in 57 days
starting 16 Feb 2013)
 HSA6A5,
5.1 pages per day
(415 pages
in 81 days
starting 28 Nov 2012)
 HSA6I4,
5.1 pages per day
(71 pages
in 14 days
starting 13 Nov 2012)
 HSA4,
5 pages per day
(584 pages
in 116 days
starting 09 Feb 2010)
(The average across all of Homestuck is 3.1 pages per day.)
Problem Sleuth saw some action back in his day, too.
 PS1,
9.2 pages per day
(83 pages
in 9 days
starting 10 Mar 2008)
 PS9,
8.1 pages per day
(57 pages
in 7 days
starting 13 Aug 2008)
 PS3,
6.6 pages per day
(46 pages
in 7 days
starting 06 Apr 2008)
 PS15,
6 pages per day
(42 pages
in 7 days
starting 28 Oct 2008)
 PS14,
6 pages per day
(108 pages
in 18 days
starting 09 Oct 2008)
(The average across all of Problem Sleuth is 4.2 pages per day.)
18 Year 6 Month Break
Using the method employed by Andrew Hussie in an old Formspring post, given that MSPA started full production on 09 Mar 2008, then to produce the 9805 pages since at the perfectly fine rate of one page per day would take until 13 Jan 2035, earning him a 18 year 6 month break starting from today.
Here's a graph if you want to see how it has changed over time.
Ninja
So I looked around for prior art before I started coding this up, but shortly thereafter notEgbert
published an absolutely marvellous and comprehensive "Measuring Homestuck" report that meets and surpasses many of the plans that I had. You should definitely check out this statistically significant result!
how big is it like the size of texas
Homestuck is about 282% the size of the Lord of the Rings, 176% the size of the King James Bible, 125% the size of the Harry Potter series, or 77% the size of A Song Of Ice And Fire (the five books so far)
…OK, that needs some context and justification. notEgbert
has constructed and refined a measure that attempts to squash the multimedian aspects of the works of Hussie down into an adjusted word count so that story size can be compared against that of other plain text works. Briefly, we count (9 + 0.6 * size/KB) words for each image, and (20 + 0.1 * size/KB) words for each swf. Combining this with my figures and existing word count, the adjusted count for Homestuck is currently 1358391 words.
For more detail and discussion of the comparison method, please see the "Measuring Homestuck" thread, where notEgbert
explains:
…the parameters and methods used for wordcount equivalence are very subjective and estimated, but are all intended to be conservative estimates and measures, based at least inpart on common standards, where available.
FAQ
 How did you derive these numbers?
 From code running over my offline archive
 What's a panel?
 An image, a Flash, a section of text, or a pesterlog, including images that are linked out to from the regular numbered pages.
 What's a "day"?
 Time has zones. I have found that to overlap best with a typical Hussie waking/working day, it works best to have a twentyfour hour day begin and end at 10:00 a.m. in the Boston time zone. And that for days of Homestuck to tie up best with those called out in the story, the first day is known as day zero rather than one.
 What does "about N% of" mean? It looks wrong, because...
 There are a bunch of different ways to measure the size of this multimedia thing. The reported proportions average the three stats reported here  pages, panels and words. (I used to also include days, but Gigapausing the update stream broke that.)
 Which words do you count?
 I consider the actual text, and also text I have transcribed from image etc. panels. I apply a bunch of little rules in code to decide exactly what is a word, but none of them alter the count very much. Here are more details and an illustrative example.
 How long is a piece of [S]
tring?
 I count the start of a Flash as when it has loaded, and the end as when both the visual and audio content have ended; in turn this means they have ceased, or they have almost completely slowly faded, or they have started repeating. YMMV. I didn't time walkarounds or other Flashes that are interactive enough that there is no set linear path through them; merely having to (read and) click through is OK though. I appreciate that our subjective boundaries may differ: maybe you wouldn't count [S][A6I3] MINISTRIFE!!! the same, or at all.
 If I add up pages in A1, A2, A3, I1 and A4, why is it less than the pages in Part 1? (etc.)
 I don't count every page as being part of an Act. The pages that come between the End of Act N page after the curtains close and the Act N+1 page where they open again — not part of either Act. You could insert prologues and epilogues, but to me it seems unnecessary arbitrary editorializing so I just go with
WordCurtains Of God. The pages are still counted in the next layer up.
 I did some other arithmetic, and shouldn't there be (x  1901) pages in Homestuck?
 There are some missing/extra page (and image) numbers.
 HSA6A5A1 is the same number of days as HSA6A5?
 Well, the act structure is weird! A6A5A1 wraps around the sides of A6A5A2. Subtracting the days of the inner act seemed just as arbitrary a choice to make.
 Also, you should count two pages rather than one during the x2 part of that act!
 That's good, because I do! The pages are represented separately by the data that drives MSPA, so my existing stats machinery automatically counted them up that way.
 No, you should count each pair as a single page!
 Well, I can't please both of you.
 Why don't JB or RQ show days?
 I'm using the timestamps on the text files that drive the official site to reporting how many days pages were published across. RQ doesn't have any timestamps. JB has some that are misleading because it was bulk imported from a web forum that preceded the MSPA site.
 Where are the PS extras? Where is SB&HJ?
 They are missing at least for now, apart from SB&HJ panels directly linked from HS.
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