So if Time/Space is an aspect pair, and you've shown that Rage/Blood, Heart/Breath, Doom/Life, and Light/Void are most likely pairs, doesn't that leave Hope and Mind as an opposing pair? Does the forced belief of Hope really conflict that much through the seen causality of Mind?
Doing some quick answers since the new Guild Wars content still hasn’t gone live…
When my brief Homestuck Hiatus is over, Bladekindeyewear and I going to continue to work, very slowly, on arguing each other around. To summarize and oversimplify, I believe he now accepts that Breath has something to do with spirit - my take on Breath had essentially the same features as his, I’d just long ago guessed that spiritus/pneuma was connected to those features - and I now accept that he is right and Blood is the best fit for Breath’s inverse. (Blood, after all, has even more connotations of ‘worldly attachment’ than Heart! I freely admit that I put too much emphasis on the meanings of the words and on the Heart denizen being named after the demiurge, and not enough checking to make sure other aspects didn’t fit even better.) Part of the reason I changed my mind was the realization that the gnostic elements are less an aspect-specific thing and much, much more something that’s an innate part of the worldbuilding and entire overarching plotline, also.
The last installment of Openbound conveniently provided more support for the other aspect I thought was in opposition to Rage. Also, the 'betrayal’ part of Rage that I suggested may in fact be an element of Destroyer class arcs; Cronus’s loss of faith in magic and decision not to face the 'dark magician’ may well count, especially given the hints that a 'friend’ betrayed him by serving Lord English and convincing him magic didn’t exist. I’ll reread the Blood/Rage post eventually and see how it holds up; I made some mistakes with Gamzee’s timeline, incidentally. Real fast: He chucklevoodoos the B universe, then goes looking for Tavros, presumably in reaction to the Cal juju telling him it was time to kill them all. Fucking up the kids’ universe was in retaliation, even if it seems like overkill as punishment for the crime of linking him to an ICP video; murdering his teammates, though, was something he had to think a little bit about. Doc Scratch or Cal may have even suggested he go talk it over with Tavros: Alive, Tavros might’ve been able to calm Gamzee down; dead, he helped convince Gamzee that people deserved to die.
Life/Doom is the only explicitly confirmed pair, but there’s some very heavy-handed hinting in canon about Time/Space and Light/Void. Those’re the easy ones to figure out from the character arcs in canon, anyway.
Mind is rationality, cause-and-effect, synaptic causality, consequences, the supremacy of reason. Hope is wishful thinking, blind faith, pure belief - and not necessarily 'forced’ belief, the aspect of Hope encompasses the zealotry of the True Believer. If you read my Eridan analysis, you know that Eridan thought he was an empiricist, but really wasn’t. Having evidence that his belief system was a sham walk into the room destroyed his ability to believe.
Faith and reason. If you can’t see how Mind and Hope could be opposed, try debating a young-earth creationist.
If you still can’t see how Mind and Hope could be opposed, rest assured that figuring out what to pair Hope with is presently the main point of contention in Operation: Argue Until Brain Peace Happens.