the reason i love this idea (and beta ot4 in general) so much is bc…every other group of teenagers in homestuck suffers from this intense group conflict…like the beforus trolls hate themselves and each other, the alternian trolls literally murder their friends for petty revenge, the alpha kids is self explanatory theyre written to be the definition of teen angst bullshit.
the beta kids dont have that and theyre kind of the healthiest friendships in the comic before anyone even starts figuring out their personal issues. their group relationship development throughout the story is rarely in the spotlight, but unlike everyone else its exclusively positive. we see misunderstandings solved immediately, light hearted and affectionate ribbing thats never taken too seriously, and they all balance each other out and play off each other really well.
I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO STABDADS SO I MADE IT STABDADS
For the rest of his life, without conscious thought, Karkat Noir will close his left eye when he’s giving somebody the death-glare. This is absolutely not because of his dad’s badass missing eye and the hundreds of times Jack turned the one-eye-death-glare on somebody for messing with his son. Of course. Nothing to do with that at all.
I’m tired of that one post I made about not bashing gamzee as a character getting notes and people putting shit like GAMZEE IS A SWEET CINNAMONROLL in the tags b/c just?? no, he’s not. he did some TRULY fucked up shit. He killed half the meteor crew and seriously screwed with terezi’s head (which I refuse to forgive him for). The point of that post was that I am ALSO tired of people dismissing him entirely as a character and making him the butt of every joke.
Hussie just, he writes some really great “bad” characters okay. I fucking love the really shitty beta trolls. vriska gamzee and eridan are CONSTANTLY shat on by the fandom but they’re complex and great “villain” characters? They’re not all good and not all bad, there’s a LOT of grey area and reasons WHY they pull the shit they pull and that’s really really interesting to me. They’re INTERESTING as characters, and that’s why I love them. They’re not unproblematic cinnamonrolls, they’re not truly evil characters out to fuck everything up for the hell of it, they’re just screwed up kids and I’m tired of the fandom either defending every action or else vilifying them.