I don’t know which half of my longest term homestuck ship is most ridiculous. I mean on the one hand you’ve got:
PERSON: So what do you think about John Egbert?
KARKAT: I— FUCK— I— *passes out from emotional overload*
but then on the other:
JOHN: oh, karkat is loud and funny and a pretty good guy. i only talked to him a few times over the internet, but i can tell these things.
PERSON: ooookay…. but this conversation was actually about if you wanted to make weird flavours of ice cream with me??
JOHN: of course i do, why would that need to be a question.
JOHN: hey, do you think karkat would like ice cream, or do you think trolls can only eat weird alien ice cream, made out of bug milk or something?
JOHN: because that would be gross.
Sometimes i am just
r u guys ok
‘cuz for SOME reason the John and Rose reunion chat got derailed by “hey, what do you think karkat is doing, RIGHT NOW?” and *I* was not ok with that. It was like one of my punchlines lept out of my blog archive and this time the joke was on *me*.
rereading homestuck is so fucking surreal though because like. these characters aren’t the same in the beginning as they are at the end. they change so much and you might not even notice it a lot as you read.
I read so many books and the protags are always essentially the same person at the end as they were in the beginning, with maybe one crucial realization having changed them slightly. they SAY they’re changed but they’re not really.
but I mean, look at KARKAT for christ sake. that boy is a fucking TRAINWRECK in the beginning. truly a massive fucking shitlord. but he grows as a person into the current karkat we all love and cherish.
that’s so fucking rare in any story, and it’s true for pretty much ALL the characters. they really do grow and change like real people, and I’m so grateful
I'M LORD ENGLISH, HE'S LORD ENGLISH, YOUR UNCLE'S LORD ENGLISH, YOUR ENGLISH, YOUR PUPPET'S LORD ENGLISH, WE'RE LORD ENGLISH, ARE THERE ANY OTHER LORD ENGLISHES I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?? *jake raises his hand* PUT THAT DOWN
remember when karkat smiling was a joke..? *veteran homestucks sobbing out of every emotion humanely possible*
HAY HAVE I FIXED SOMETHING THAT I FUCKED UP YET OR NOT PAST ME TO FUTURE ME AND DON'T BE A DICK IVE BEEN DOING SHIT THAT I HATED TO DO WITH GAMZEE
CCG: WELL THAT’S JUST FUCKING GREAT, I CAN JUST IMAGINE WHAT THAT HATED THING IS AND YOU HAVE NOW TOTALLY SQUASHED MY HOPES OF THIS GOING OKAY JUST LIKE A PROVERBIAL FUCKING PEST UNDER A PROVERBIAL BOOT. CCG: AS FAR AS I KNOW I HAVE NOT FIXED THIS “THING” THAT YOU SPEAK OF BECAUSE I HAVE NO GODDAMN CLUE WHAT IT IS YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT. CCG: THERE IS A LOT OF FUCKING SHIT THAT I NEED TO FIX. CCG: I FIXED SOLLUX’S TEETH IF THAT COUNTS FOR ANYTHING IN THIS MOUNTAIN OF SHIT OUR SESSION HAS BECOME.
dave who goes the way of the adventurer; traveling, battling monsters, saving villages from zombie infestations, fist bumping iron golems and collecting a pretty bit of wealth in thankful tips and such. dave who tracks down temples and monuments and has a great time of it.
karkat who is a little “witch” tho. who is deep in the midst of a swamp with his own personal nether portal to a netherwart farm, who brews potions and has a small corral of animals out back that he feeds and slaughters for food. karkat who is completely isolated and hes pretty much fine with it because he doesnt like trusting anyone else not to fuck with him.
now imagine how it would go down when adventurer dave finds this freshly inhabited cabin out in the middle of muck and swamp and lily pads… with no one inside to greet him but the dull thrum of the nether portal karkat is currently through tending his crops.. dave who figures it would be nbd to crash here since he hasnt had a good nights sleep in ages and karkat comes unsuspecting back out int o the overworld to find a stranger conked out in his bed.