something i thought about last night
there’s kind of another layer to davekat in that if dave has been alone on a meteor with a lot less stress for three years, would that mean there was some development of him coming to terms with liking guys?
Dave’s character was all about hiding things behind a chill façade. there’s no doubt more insecurities at work than just “his bro died” and the “i’m not a hero” complex. what if one of those insecurities was growing up unsure of his sexual orientation? those barely come up as character points in homestuck as-is (despite mountains of fan discussion). But could that have been a thing that he’d been kind of holding back revealing because he needed a way for it to happen naturally?
also think how perfect a foil that would be for him and karkat
karkat is also a character introduced with some heavy insecurities that he hides by being the exact opposite of chill about everything.
them being in a relationship would also represent them being comfortable with those things they were once insecure about, because they are representations of what the other tried to hide.
Karkat is male. Dave is red.