“Cronus is a rapist!”
“No one likes Eridan because he has no friends!”
“Nepeta is weak and tiny! That’s why she couldn’t stop Gamzee!”
“Gamzee is so misunderstood! He’s a sweet precious baby!”
“Equius is just some strong sweaty asshole!”
“Karkat is a heartless douche who hates everyone!”
“WHAT?! YOU CAN’T SHIP DIRK WITH GIRLS, HE’S GAY!”
So I just realized something about meowrails… Horse owners often adopt cats to kill mice in their barns, because mice bother horses. The horses recognize this, and in return they protect the cats (well, they mostly just let the cats sleep on them). And that’s kind of a good analogy for equius and nepeta’s relationship.