god tier gamzee makara

Something has begun to whisper in the back of your head. Each day it grows louder. You feel the urge to tie an orange ribbon around your wrist. You check your snapchat frequently, waiting for updates. A copy of Con Air has appeared among the box of DVDs from the library. You dare not watch it. You open your backpack and discover a bottle of Faygo, unopened, at the bottom. You’re beginning to see those zodiac posts floating around again. The beast is awakening. Those shitty 3-D glasses are staring at you from the drawer you’d put them in. You stare back. Your heart is racing. The voice in the back of your head is loud enough to make out now. Something honks outside your window. The voice is not one, but dozens of voices, reawakened from their slumber. They whisper, and you feel sick. You can hear them, chanting over and over and over again: “4/13 is coming, 4/13 is coming”.

It’s tomorrow. You are terrified. Cal’s awful yaois are behind your eyelids when you blink. You begin to say it with them.

4/13 is coming. It’s tomorrow. Homestuck is awake. Brace yourselves.

anonymous asked:

How about you cover rage? If that's ok I mean!

Rage

Rage is the aspect of negative emotions, fervor, and passion

Known Rage players:

  • Gamzee Makara - Bard of Rage
  • Kurloz Makara - Prince of Rage

Finding evidence in the canon of Homestuck for describing Rage is difficult as the two canon examples of Rage players are both destructive and therefore partially ghost Hope rather than portray Rage. In addition, the aspects of Doom, Rage, Mind, and Blood have no human heroes, and Rage and Doom have the least emphasis placed on their characters. Regardless, there is still plenty to go off of to explain why Rage is the aspect of fixation, fervor, passion, and negative emotions.

To begin, let’s look at Kurloz, Prince of Rage and dancestor to Gamzee. He doesn’t say much, due in no small part to his lips sewn shut following a traumatic experience with his former matesprite, Meulin Leijon. When we meet him in Openbound, we learn from Aranea that following a terrible nightmare, he released a sound echoing the Vast Honk that deafened Meulin, allegedly causing Kurloz such distress that he sewed his mouth shut. From what we know, Princes are a destructive class, known for destroying their aspect and destroying with their aspect. Kurloz, following the mold of a Prince of Rage, is an incredibly calm individual, seemingly lacking drive, motive, or passion for much when talking to Meenah or any of the other dancestors. However, this is dispelled when the former object of his desire, Meulin, comes to talk with him. They are excited, almost ecstatic, in their signing to each other. His passion is isolated, from this experience, to those he deems important to him.

This is not the only object of passion that Kurloz possesses, however, for he is an acolyte of the Angel of Double Death and a follower of the mirthful messiahs. When presented with the final piece of the Cod-Tier outfit for Gamzee, he appears to transform into a different person. Driven, focused, and passionate about his religious obligation, he uses telepathy and what seems to be mind control to thank Meulin for her efforts. He goes to meet his fellow Hero of Rage, Gamzee, in a catacomb hidden from all others that networks into various dream bubbles. His passionate rant to Gamzee shows his devotion to the cause of Lord English’s eternal rampage rather well.

“KURLOZ: I COME BEARING THEE FINAL JOLLY ACCOUTREMENT MY FAITHFUL INVERTEBROTHER
KURLOZ: THY BARDLY REGALIA IS DONE AND FUCKING DUSTED BY THE SPECIAL STARS THEMSELVES
KURLOZ: ON THIS DAY THE DARK CARNIVAL REJOICED AND SAID IT WAS MONEY
KURLOZ: NOW BRING TO LIFE OUR WICKED RUSE WITH APLOMB MY NINJA
KURLOZ: OUT LORD AWAITS YOUR SERVITUDE AND TUTELAGE AT ONCE
KURLOZ: WE SHALL NOW BUST OPEN THESE BITCHIN ELIXIR FORTIES
KURLOZ: AND POUR SOME SWEET SWILL OUT FOR THE SOULS WHO SOON WONT BE NO MORE”

Kurloz hides his passion, destroying it in a sense, from others, but his motivation to help Gamzee and LE in any way never fades. People can sense something wrong, but no one seems to know what it is for sure. From Aranea,

“ARANEA: Want to know a secret? Please don’t tell anyone, 8ut I really can’t stand the guy.
ARANEA: It’s pro8a8ly unfair to him 8ecause he is o8viously such a sweet and harmless fellow. 8ut something a8out him ru8s me the wrong way. I guess I can just 8e a little petty sometimes.”

And after their strange telepathic conversation, the conversation between Meulin and Kurloz goes,

“MEULIN: (^._.^) < KURZORZ, MY HEAD F33LS REALLY FOGGY.
MEULIN: (^._.^) < WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER WALKING OVER HERE.
#DID WE JUST TOKE ON SOME BAD NIP OR SOMETHING?
* KURLOZ: mime (The Joker from The Dark Knight clapping)
#:o)
MEULIN: (=^ω^=) < H33H33H33!!! YOU’RE RIGHT, I SHOULDN’T WORRY ABOUT IT.”

She can sense something wrong, but she doesn’t know either. All anyone gets is a bad feeling, but that’s enough to sense that not all is as it seems.

Gamzee, the more prominent of the two Heroes of Rage, is another destructive Rage player. He, however, has a more distinct split between his carefree attitude towards life and his literally undying passion for his religious crusade. Before he, got lack of a better phrase, went crazy on the meteor, he was a happy-go-lucky, drugged up, religious fanatic who took life as it came and didn’t question much. Gamzee’s calm demeanor seemed to provide half of his title’s meaning: Bard of Rage, one who allows the destruction of their aspect. He had faith, Hope if you will, in his belief, and he truly believed that his faith would pay off.

Of course, as we all know, that’s not how the story goes. He saw the twisted joke that the universe he helped create made of his faith, and he was alone, without Tavros, Karkat, or anyone else in his horrific vision of rapping juggalos and Faygo. Realizing the errors of his ways, he takes the initiative and follows Doc Scratch’s words to truly help his Angel of Double Death, his god, to become all powerful. From there it becomes almost unnecessary to understand the rest of his story aside from the large moments. Gamzee kills Nepeta and Equius, is temporarily reined in by Karkat, hides on the meteor, and in the retcon timeline, somehow ends up on Earth C to raise the cherubs, leading to him working alongside Caliborn, and eventually having half of his being absorbed into Lil Cal.

From our two Makaras, there’s a lot we can gather. First, Rage has very intense religious themes. Gamzee and his capricious personalities are the mirthful messiahs of his religion, and Kurloz is an agent for both Gamzee and Lord English. However, I’m hesitant to claim that Rage is an aspect of religion for two reasons. One, Hope has just as many, if slightly less prominent, references to religion, namely in the Angels that take form on Eridan’s planet. In addition, both Rage players are destructive, meaning they mirror their aspect, making Hope appear to be focused on faith and religion. Regardless, I see Rage as being more focused on passion and determination than faith. Gamzee had no delusions about what he was doing for Lord English after the meteor. He simply focused everything he was, all the potential he was squandering, into his work.

Additionally, the Makaras are masters of negativity, both in and out of canon. In the comic, Gamzee’s black advances on Terezi lead her to question everything about herself, leading her down the road that ends with John retconning the comic after [S]GAME OVER. Aranea doesn’t trust Kurloz but can’t see why, and after using his powers on Meulin, she feels like she just came down from a bad trip. Outside of the context of Homestuck, how many debates have you seen as to the morality of Gamzee Makara? How many people distrust his clown like appearance? How many defend or attack his character as being both brilliant and an unwelcome joke? The Makaras breed negative emotions, destroying others with them while remaining mostly immune to negativity themselves. Remember, Kurloz is always calm and collected, and Gamzee flits from rageful to impeccably calm with every sentence he speaks.

One final aspect I’d like to look into before I wrap up this analysis is the additional meta-narrative implications of Rage. An excellent video by Tex Talks called “A Meditation on Gamzee Makara” goes into the idea that Rage, taken outside of the framework of the comic, is an aspect of contrivance, of deus ex machina, and of the fury that comes from authors failing to fill in the plot holes that leave us wanting. In it, Tex describes Gamzee’s fall as him seeing the story for what it is, and seeing his role of the goofy addict who’s obsessed with a silly clown cult. The fury he follows up with mirrors the anger readers feel to the numerous ways Gamzee complicates canon. For example, his plot armor is described by Hussie’s in-comic avatar saying “you can’t keep down the clown.” I love the theory and I recommend that anyone interested should take a look, but in terms of the aspects within the comic, my points still stand.

The Makaras aren’t the most transparent examples of Rage players given the tendency of Destructive classes to ghost their mirror aspect (in this case, Hope). However, they provide enough information to demonstrate that Rage embodies the concepts of passion, fixation, negative emotions, and fervor.

HOMESTUCK THEORY

so, there’s this theory. Its called the nepeta is gamzee theory. I honestly have no idea what I think about this theory but I’m still gonna post about it cause its interesting

The nepeta is gamzee theory is based off of the fact that when gamzee killed equius and nepeta ran towards him, she swapped souls with him. Her god tier is rogue of souls. (having the ability to steal others souls for the good of her friends)

There is a lot of evidence to back this up and I’m not going to go into to much detail but
1) nepeta had a shipping chart and a lot of otps. “Gamzee” mixed troll potions to create otps. He was also there for when kanaya and rose became a couple, if it were actually gamzee he would have no reason to be there.
2) Nepeta snuck around the vents a lot, that’s one thing every homestuck knows. After gamzee apparently killed nepeta, he snuck began to sneak through the vents.
3) throughout homestuck a lot of people were making fun of the fact that gamzees god tier was fake. Nepeta being a class couldn’t reach gamzees god tier if she were in fact him. She is also a cosplay and can make costumes.
4) nepeta has been seen wearing her prays fur and drawing in their blood. Shortly after gamzer “killed” nepeta, he began drawing in peoples blood.

There’s a lot more but those are a few that make a lot of sense to me and ALMOST have me convinced. There’s only really one thing thats making me feel a little eh

==> nepeta never reached god tier. At that time only vriska had reached god tier. How could she use her god tier powers if she never reached it? Given that it takes time to perfect a power, especially one that strong.