Which Homestuck or Hiveswap character do you relate to the most?
i hate to be That Guy and say dave strider but it would be because people seem to misunderstand me and think im cool but im really just some idiot mumbling jokes to himself in the corner.
i guess in a more serious sense, i like aradias character because i relate her arc re: my own personal struggle with depression. maybe i read and understood it wrong, but thats how i connected with it anyway. chronologically, she starts off as an enthusiastic but dorky kid, and when she dies she loses interest in things and sort of just exists for a while. theres a whole part about her being a robot, and then when she finally returns to life she insists that she “plans to stay that way” idk man. I’m not like… a literary person so maybe im projecting a bit. there are probably a lot of different ways to read this character.
for a long time the things i loved no longer held my interest. i was bored and detached from people and nothing that i otherwise enjoyed seemed to matter. I spent a long time just… doing what i felt like i was supposed to be doing because i thought thats what people wanted of me or expected of me and its not like i had a ton on my plate otherwise. when i finally broke out of this (though maybe that part of me will always exist in some capacity) i finally felt… alive again. i felt like myself again and i refused to let it go. idk man. sorry i got way too into this LMAO