I see a lot of art playing with religious motifs when it comes to depicting Kankri and The Signless. I think in terms of symbolism that art is rad, and gorgeous. However people should not take the abundance of religious imagery in Vantas fanart to be canon indicators of the Vantas personality.
The only troll religions spoken of in the comic, were the Church of the Mirthful Messiahs, and the Cult of The Signless.
The Cult occurred after The Signless was horribly martyred, and it was a zealous reconstruction of his ideals militarized for violent revolution. The Signless didn’t live to be constered into some sort of prophet, his emphasis was that he was an equal to all trolls, as all trolls were an equal to him. He would not have wanted to be a religious figure.
Kankri may be preachy, holier-than-thou and self righteous, but none of that makes him religious in canon. His derision for all that the Cult of The Signless did to warp The Signless’ message is evident in his mocking use of 6’s and 9’s in his quirk. He mocks the shape of the shackles that the Cult worshipped. He doesn’t agree with the religion surrounding The Signless.
Karkat wears the symbol of The Signless’ shackles unknowingly on his shirt from childhood. He finds Gamzee’s devotion to the freaky clown cult weird, and generally seems ambivalent towards religion. But he does call himself a God. So you know, you can go nuts with the religious symbolism for Karkat. It would probably feed his hungry little ego.
<Ashen> *Roseby looks Violet up and down* What exactly is going on? What happened here? <Grillblue> *To Roseby in a casual tone* Dark broke down, Grey broke down, Vio broke down, Ashen broke down, Grey broke down again, some stuff happened. <Ashen> *Roseby jumped at Blue’s words* ARE YOU KIDDING?!?! <Grillblue> No, I’m Blue. <Crowby> ( blue omg plz ) <PTA_Grillby> ((DAD JOKE)) <zViolet> ((AHAHAHA JOEY)) <Grillblue> … Dammit, I’ve spent too much time here. <Seaby_the_flame> ((DAD JOKES)) <Chillby> *burst out laughing* <Greyby> *he chuckles in a tired voice* pfft— <PTA_Grillby> ((IM PROUD OF HIM)) <Rosalin> ((GOD BLESS BLUE MAKING DAD JOKES <Grillblue> Shut up, Grey. <Seaby_the_flame> Pfft <SANightlight> chuckles a little <Chillby> (( BLESS)) <PTA_Grillby> *starts laughing*
Dave lounged back in one of the many chairs he had found on the meteor. Not a single thing was going to bother him as he finally kicked back some AJ and got peace and quiet. No shouty mc shoutypants to break his ear drums, no sister to talk his ear off. Everything was a-okay.
Anyway, Mitsunari just needs to have someone in Hive to look to for a sense of purpose. He’s still worshiping the empty space that is Hideyoshi’s ghost ‘cause he was told it was his goal to serve the Toyotomi. He’s never lived for himself in a single day that he’s breathed air into his lungs. It’s a crippling trait and it’s why he’s such a piece of shit towards people. I mean, he’s still gonna be a murderous fuck that could snap at any given moment, but at least if there was a light for him to follow he’d be peaceful.
This isn’t in terms of a ship, either. Even if some vagina was given to him he’d only settle that shit down a little bit. What he needs is for someone to slap that mentality out of him. Making it clear deep down that he needs to lead his own life; ordering him to live his life. Still, he’d probably look to that person as he would Hanbei, but it’s something. My broken down piece of murderous shit baby.
*papyrus’s favorite sweet is a cinnamon bunny. sans will occasionally get one from the shop before his bro wakes up, and leave it on their doorstep. paps thinks it’s from one of his many internet fans.
*sans uses ketchup in a similar method as a human would for beer, as the chemicals and taste help mellow him out.
*sans was a member of the royal scientists during gasters time alive, though his involvement was kept off public record (as was everyones save for gaster himself). during his time there, he learned a lot about human biology, both from books and from studying deceased bodies or sample parts. his experience with live humans was very limited up until his first human kill (that’s an entirely other story, though.)
*grillby knows bits and pieces about resets and timelines due to sans occasionally letting his frustration about it slip during their talks. the fire monster doesn’t really understand it, but has been around long enough to know that life is full of mysteries, so he doesn’t doubt it’s possible.
*when the monsters get to the surface, alphy’s invents a powder that will change the chemical properties of human food to be compatible with magic, thus allowing monsters to be able to digest things that have been human made. The powder dissolves upon contact and doesn’t alter the taste (as far as they can tell, anyway.)
*hp is only affected if damage is done to the SOUL, not the physical body. so yes, sans could stub his toe or trip or get injured physically and not die outright. the only time he needs to be careful is if his SOUL is exposed (such as during a battle).
*sans and toriel being together romantically will always depend on the timeline and the choices they make. if toriel is currently queen, they will not be together (she will end up marrying the royal librarian after some time has passed). if toriel goes back to the ruins and brings sans, they might be together; it depends on sans choice. if they get to the surface and toriel becomes a teacher, they might be together; it depends on toriel’s choice.
the only timeline that they are consistently together is one in which papyrus is alive, asgore has been killed, and Undyne is ruling the Underground. sans has vague memories of their past relationships and misses it sometimes, but often chooses just to stay friends with her. it’s easier that way; he doesn’t feel like he’s lost something afterwords.
So I have a few ideas for a few RPs with different people, I won’t go into details, but some people may know bits and pieces. The first thing I need to worry about is getting out of the cabin.
I have had many ideas on this but I honestly can’t decide. Below are just a few bits and pieces that I have been contemplating:
Break out and somehow find my way back to the castle.
Break out and go to my own secret location.
Be a good Thaumturtle and wait for Nights to allow me to come home.
Have someone else find the cabin, and force one of the above.
I think what the main issue is though, is that personally, I want to stick it out with the crew and not annoy Nights more than I already have. But Krauzer on the other hand, he doesn’t like being kept in the cabin and will only put up with it for so long…
Hopefully awareness of Kankri’s canonical use of ace umbrella terms will increase awareness of what those terms mean, will help reassert Kankri’s chosen ace labels as widely recognised fact, will allow the people who focus only on his vow of celibacy to explore what these terms mean rather than erasing them under the false assumption that celibacy and asexuality are mutually exclusive and will remove, through research, some of the problematic assumptions of what an asexual consists of, is and is not.
Hopefully widespread knowledge of this phrase and what these terms mean will increase representation of asexual characters without their asexuality being depicted as some hurdle to be overcome by another character’s sexual or romantic prowess. The more representation asexual people see of their sexuality in media and popular culture the easier it becomes to reconcile with asexuality in a widely romance/sexual-oriented society.
It will hopefully increase awareness and understanding of respecting the boundaries and consent of asexual people and characters.
It will hopefully lessen the number of unwanted sexual solicitations, guilting asexual characters into sexual situations or forceful instances of sexual assault on asexual characters that is present on rping websites used by the fandom.
It will hopefully encourage people to look up these terms themselves through resources such as the Asexuality Visability Education Network which can be accessed here ==>> http://www.asexuality.org/home/
It will hopefully encourage intersectionality and inclusivity to keep ace umbrella terms in mind when considering asexual people, and the publics awareness and understanding of asexual people.
And hopefully the respect for asexuality and the wishes and lifestyles of asexual and ace umbrella identifying people will increase and translate into real life through representing asexual characters accurately and fairly.