condy-cane asked:

pls discuss bro and daves relationship with me

gasp youre my new favorite.

Ok, well, as many people have made it evident, Bro and Dave do not have a healthy relationship. Hussie himself has stated in Book 3 that it is in fact an abusive relationship. 

However, here:

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is one *commonly* quoted example of how Dave felt about Bro. He looked up to him as a person. I personally feel that Dave did see that Bro really, truly was trying to help, no matter how ass-backwards it was.

However, Dave’s cool, ironic exterior makes it hard for me to analyze how he was feeling, as shown here:

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(I feel you Terezi.)

I think that it’s safe to assume that Bro death was genuinely sad for Dave. Bro was his guardian. There’s no doubt that what Bro did was wrong. But in his own mind, he saw it as helping. He was training Dave. We know that Bro was the one who started the Scratch. It’s highly likely Bro was trying to prepare Dave for the game. Could he have done it in a better way? Of course. The way I see things, Bro was not equipped to handle the challenges of child care. None of the guardians were. (except Dad. Gold star, dad. Gold star. {except we don’t throw cake in children’s faces})

Yes, I know his way of going about that was bad, but that is NOT a reason to point fingers at people who *do* like Bro and send them character hate. 1) Character hate is stupid and everyone has their own opinions and favorite characters. 2) It’s just plain rude.

Personally, I think that the fandom has a bad habit of portraying Dave and Bro’s realtionship in a more postive light than it really deserves and erasing the bad aspects of it.

Bro is a FLAWED character. HELL, they ALL are. That’s what makes them likable and relateable. In that way, I think Hussie is an amazing writer.

All in all, think what you want about Bro, but I’m going to continue to like him while still seeing his flaws.