#5: everyone is like okay guys. this is our one chance. on this day we have implicit permission to be as sappy as we want and they can’t say SHIT load it all up. all of it. every emotion. they are trapped in a prison of our well wishes.
everyone gives speeches. some are better than others and karkat is totally wrecked by every single one because he’s a sappy piece of shit but dave holds it together until rose who expertly snaps his emotions over her knee and then john follows up with the KO blow. Dirk goes last and walks up to this smoking emotions crater and just gives dave a thumbs up, roxy is like holy shit is that your entire speech you fucking cheating cop-out nerd and dave is like oh…. thank god