pictured above: an apparently piss-poor moirail
(sorry i am still pissed off at what that headcanon said)
OH MY GOD
I AM FURIOUS ABOUT THIS TOO
HERE, LET ME REPOST WHAT I SAID TO THAT HEADCANON
Well, you have to take in consideration the character of Karkat. I believe Karkat to be someone who can’t be consoled by words alone. And often it seems words are his own personal weapon he uses against himself and others (lets look at those pesterlogs of him arguing with himself for ages)…
They say actions speak louder than words, Karkat seems like the type to need a comforting physical presence rather someone who is just only going to offer words that Karkat could easily rebuttal and make the comforting attempt over all useless. Gamzee is there to do exactly that, he is there to pass on positive physical energy through small gestures (he can’t go too far, they’re only in a pale quadrant) and a few comforting words that DON’T promote any argument because that is the last thing Karkat seems to need when he starts getting upset. Which is why Karkat and Gamzee seem to ideally fit well, Gamzee is not the type to argue back while Karkat is there to provide some logical sense against Gamzee’s crazy antics (I’ll get to this part a little later)
And telling someone to chill? Yes, it can be a ~little~ insensitive at times, but most of the time it just turns out to be the best (though most obvious) advice someone can really give you! I’m likely to be rather upset about little things like Karkat, in fact that’s exactly what happened reading this post. I complained about it to my boyfriend who told me to “just chill dogg” and “it’s your ship, it don’t matter.” Some people more often than others need that constant reminder to keep their shit calm and not everything is as important as they make it out to be.
And lets also look at the the things each character has gotten into with the series so far. What has Karkat had to do for Gamzee as a moirail? The first incident being the “shoosh papping” which could be comparable to Gamzee’s “shoulder patting”, but Karkat wasn’t exactly FLIPPING HIS SHIT and screaming, he was just crying and mourning. And a fair amount of us know what it’s like to have a friend that’s grieving. Most of the time one can only offer them a hug and other little comforting things (a yummy treat perhaps) on top of the companionship already provided (which it was hinted that Karkat and Gamzee have been seeing each other, their companionship does definitely exist off-screen)…
We also have to remember Karkat has much more of a conscious being than Gamzee, who is more likely to listen to his subjuggulator instincts. Karkat doesn’t require as much extreme action/caring as Gamzee because Karkat knows right from wrong. And it’s not necessarily that their relationship is unbalanced or that Gamzee is an over-all bad moirail, both just have different needs that the other is able to provide. Karkat needs someone to tell him to calm down, Gamzee needs someone to scold him/keep him in line with his homicidal tendencies. We tend to see Karkat’s moirail duties to be more “significant” because Gamzee’s problems tend to be bigger and over-all more destructive to other surrounding characters (while Karkat just tends to implode in a self-destructive manner). But ultimately, Gamzee’s simplified actions are just as helpful to Karkat’s drastic ones.
Some relationships are just balanced out in different ways. Gamzee is not a bad moirail, Karkat just has to take more extreme actions to ensure Gamzee’s/everyone’s safety. But Gamzee proves to be just as helpful by serving as a reminder to Karkat that sometimes one just needs to relax and breath in stressful situations while he provides a calm physical presence. They fit each other’s needs pretty damn well.
Because Psiioniic has the saddest story of all of the Ancestors and anyone who says otherwise is a moron.
QnQ Poor baby.
I’m sorry that the first time the tag has been updated since I started tracking it is with this shitty thing,.
Mituna Captor was not always known for his mental deficiencies, he was known for his mental strength. Mituna used to debate with Kankri and get deep off into technicalities, he used to run massively complicated calculations and come out with precise answers. And he too, saw his doom through…
SOLLUX AND MITUNA BECOME FRIENDS
SOMETIMES SOLLUX SEES MITUNA TRYING TO USE HIS PSIIONIIC POWERS BUT THEY DON’T FUCKING WORK BECAUSE HE BURNED THEM OUT AND MITUNA GETS SO FRUSTRATED SO SOLLUX USES HIS OWN PSIIONIIC POWERS TO MAKE IT LOOK MITUNA HAS THEM TOO AND HE LOOKS AT HIM AND SOLLUX JUST SMILES AND MITUNA IS KINDA HAPPY THAT EVNE JUST FOR A MOMENT HE CAN PRETEND HE HAS HIS FUCKING POWERS BACK
SOMEONE /PLEASE/ TAKE MY PARP PRIVILEGES AWAY
A Year In Cosplay 2013 - Homestuck Edition
For Homestuck I had a few specific goals for myself in 2013—and I achieved them! I told myself I’d remake Psiioniic, which I did, for Katsucon, and I’m much more proud of him now. I’d cosplay more John outfits, because he’s my favorite character, and cosplay the AUs I’d been fawning over since I discovered Homestuck, including the fanart that got me into Homestuck (which was Magicastuck). I really wanted to stop being known for being “that guy who cosplayed Sollux a couple of times” and start being known for the character I loved the most.
In 2014, I look forward to making more props (hammers and all sorts of silly weaponry galore), and hopefully finishing off John bingo!
Homestuck will always have a special place in my heart, and it’s the fandom that really made me grow the most as a cosplayer. I forced myself to learn how to do all sorts of weird, crazy things like paint myself different colors, attach wings, make horns stick to a crazy-styled wig, and make props with ridiculously stupid proportions. I’ve met so, so many wonderful people, I can’t even begin to list everyone off, and I’ve grown so much as a person. So thank you, everyone, absolutely everyone who has been a part of this crazy Homestuck fandom. You guys inspire me.
Other cosplayers in this post:
HAPPY PERIGEE DAY
((Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years from these two dorks))
Psiioniic is so COOL!!! I like him too.>_<
This is the scene that he would talk with signless.
What a sad baby