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I just noticed this, but Terezi(and Vriska) even call Eridan a friend. But not Gamzee. Eridan, who killed two people, blinded another, and destroyed the matriorb. Gamzee killed two people… Two people. And is referred to as “ahem. Final living party member.”

Is it honestly so horrendously evil to be angry that no one gives a shit about him?

anonymous asked:

Oh man D: And what would Karkat do with the same knowledge, that Alternian Gamzee killed him? (And the WAY he killed him, wow) If you feel comfortable with answering another question .u.""

Karkat is well-acquainted with the thought of his own death, and the concept of somebody so close to him being the one to do it is really disturbing but he’s a Vantas and that means his priorities are so far backwards they’re coming back around the other direction towards compassionate.

little bit late for that, bro

  • Gamzee on sopor: *stupid idiot who just wants to be everyone's friend and watch horror movies and scare himself silly*
  • Gamzee off of sopor: *remains a stupid idiot who just wants to be everyone's friend and watch horror movies and scare himself silly*
  • Gamzee watching the ICP video: *gets upset but doesn't hurt anyone even though he's in the lab with everyone else*
  • Gamzee looks into Lil Cal's eyes: *suddenly refers to himself as two people and wants to murder all his friends*
  • Fandom: It must have been the sopor keeping him calm all these years
  • Gamzee: *admits to Lil Cal fucking up his head*
  • Fandom: Gamzee's a highblood it's just in his nature to be murderous
  • Lil Cal: *canonically presented as having a mind of its own and possessing a part of Lord English's soul*
  • Fandom: The video is what made Gamzee snap
  • Jack: *looks into Lil Cal's eyes and suddenly is filled with rage enough to stab both his eyes out*
  • Fandom: Maybe Gamzee was just evil all along
  • Gamzee: *takes on a large range of Lord English's characteristics*
  • Fandom: Honestly who even knows what's up with Gamzee at this point
Bargain

It was about motherfucking time Kurloz became useful.

Sure the nightmares had been fulfilling (half the time at least), but nothing could compare to the real thing.

Seeing the troll that he had flushed for what seemed eons ago presenting himself in nothing but a fairy dress and fake-wings made him an aroused motherfucker. His eyes immediately drew to the shortest part of the dress, where the purple polka-dotted panties peeked from the zigzags of cloth, most likely courtesy of Kurloz-

“Please…”

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  • Gamzee on sopor: *stupid idiot who just wants to be everyone's friend and watch horror movies and scare himself silly*
  • Gamzee off of sopor: *remains a stupid idiot who just wants to be everyone's friend and watch horror movies and scare himself silly*
  • Gamzee watching the ICP video: *gets pissed and upset over his religion being made fun of so he wanders off into the meteor sane but angry*
  • Gamzee looks into Lil Cal's eyes: *suddenly refers to himself as two people and wants to murder all his friends*
  • Fandom: It must have been the sopor keeping him calm all these years
  • Gamzee: *admits to Lil Cal fucking up his head*
  • Fandom: Gamzee's a highblood it's just in his nature to be murderous
  • Lil Cal: *canonically presented as having a mind of its own and possessing a part of Lord English's soul*
  • Fandom: The video is what made Gamzee snap
  • Jack: *looks into Lil Cal's eyes and suddenly is filled with rage enough to stab both his eyes out*
  • Fandom: Maybe Gamzee was just evil all along
  • Gamzee: *takes on a large range of Lord English's characteristics*
  • Fandom: Honestly who even knows what's up with Gamzee at this point

anonymous asked:

Next nerd incoming..... Eridan. Do you think he was justified by self defense in killing fef?

Self-defense?

Eridan went grimdark for at least twelve panels.

Just look at his skin tone

Rose’s skin tone for comparison:

It was most likely triggered by his duel with Sollux and since Feferi was also a source of extreme stress to him (unreprocicated feelings, stubborness to not follow him to Jack, getting steamy in front of him with Sollux), he steered his anger at her too. Once both sources of his stress are knocked out/dead, his skin tone returns back to normal. It could also be because his next opponent is Kanaya, and Eridan has a particularly soft spot for Kanaya and the sole presence of her might be swaying his murderous genocidal complex.

I don’t understand why people keep using term “self-defense” in duels like Eridan-Feferi or Vriska-Tavros. Yeah, both Vriska and Eridan were attacked because this was simply turn of their opponent to make a move, but their response was not self-defense, it was a counterattack. Neither Vriska nor Eridan were really threatened by what Feferi and Tavros did and they could simply evade or walk/fly away. 

Vriska even finds time to slap Tavros before she pierces through him and this shows she could do many different things, but she chose to kill him. 

Eridan is no different. Sure, you could argue that Feferi if the strongest (well, second to Equius, probably) there is since she can easily carry a dead husk of a whale and she is a top tier fuchsiablood, but her fighting style is very much the same as Tavros’ - charge and hit, something that’s completely pointless if she cannot touch her target. And Eridan had a long-range weapon.

What makes you think she had a chance.

So, is Eridan justified in killing Feferi? I don’t think we can even talk about justification here. Eridan snapped because nobody cared about the fact he needed a proper archenemy to function without being a threat to everyone. Everybody carries a little blame for that. And Feferi’s response to Sollux getting hurt is appropiate - she starts a duel because she is angry and she pays for it with her death, because she isn’t prepared for what’s coming her way.

It’s identical case with Gamzee-Equius-Nepeta. Gamzee/Eridan (half)kills Equius/Sollux and Nepeta/Feferi tries to avenge him - but because she has no appropiate skills to fight someone who went into a special killing mode (murder mode/grimdarkness), she pays for it with her death.

In the end, would you say Gamzee snaps Nepeta’s wrist in self-defense? 

Exactly.

mangeyfandom-deactivated2015052  asked:

So basically, you guys believe that gamzee just snapping and being a monster is not great storytelling, that there's not enough evidence to support that as the only interpretation, and that there is a strong indication that he is basically a shell of his former self that has lost all agency and is to some degree not responsible for his actions. Just making sure I have it clear, because I used to think it was Draco-in-leather pantsing but am now trying to form my own opinion and see all sides.

That is the basic gist of it, yes. Also, part of it is that ‘just snapping’ is an awful, ableist trope, and while a lot of Gamzee’s arc is already winceworthy (I saw it referred to as ‘crazybaiting’, c.f. ‘gaybaiting’), having it be down to ‘snapping’ and having been evil all along would be so narratively disappointing and boring. It’s an old, weak trope and one of the laziest lines of characterization a writer could possibly take. It’d also be disgusting, considering what kind of prejudices it plays into (which is QUITE A FEW).

And yeah, there isn’t enough evidence to make ‘Gamzee is and always has been a monster’ a more likely theory for what’s going on. (Especially the ‘always has been’; that’s a chilling and vicious way to interpret any character’s past actions. What person is ever so coldly calculating that every past thing they’ve done has actually been a jab or slight at someone else?? imo it says more about the person claiming it than the character. It’s also that awful ‘born bad’ trope.)

(Have you seen this post? And this response? That should give you a better idea of where I’m coming from, here.)

We’re hoping for better than the same old shitty villain that’s basically a bunch of shitty prejudices haphazardly tied together with old string and bubblegum, especially since some of us have been the target of said shitty prejudices in our actual lives.

(idk if anyone is claiming Gamzee has lost all agency, but I know I’m questioning just how much agency he does/has had. Assuming non-lazy writing, there are a lot of fascinating questions surrounding the blank spots in his arc.)

I guess there may be people for whom Gamzee is Draco-in-leather-pants territory; the idea anyone who thinks that I’m in that group makes me want to laugh hysterically. I don’t think everything he’s coded is is sexy, mysterious, or alluring, which is partly because I’m thirty-five and way too old for the ~forbidden~ as portrayed by absurd anti-drug PSAs to hold any interest for me, but mostly because I think it’s depressing and way too similar to some of the circumstances I grew up with, and which I am sick of being used as shorthand for ‘bad person’. It’d be nice if, for once in my life, a character coded the way Gamzee is were more complicated than that.

moments between yesterday and tomorrow PART 26

“Hey,” John says as he lopes up to you in the morning. Whatever it was that spooked him so, he’s good and over it as soon as the next day. Between him and Dave it’s calamari jokes all day long. He’s out of breath and grinning. “I got you something.”

You blink at him, and blink some more when brazenly invades your personal space to grab your hand. Drops something onto your palm. It’s a circle of dark gray entwined strings, with a red wooden bead strung on it. Confused, you hook it onto your index and peer at it.

“It’s a bracelet!” John supplies, rocking back and forth on his heels. “Look, see, I got one, too!” He does. There, on his thin, fragile wrist is a bright green one with a blue bead. “I made some for everyone!” There’s more. Red with black (for Dave) and fuchsia with black (for Rose), and about a dozen others, cradled between his fingers like a crumpled rainbow. 

“Oh,” you say rather stupidly. Fuck. You have no idea what to think of it. It’s one of those thoughtless, human gestures that wig you the fuck out. Even though you fully well know it’s not meant to be, it feels like he’s trying to stake his claim on you. 

Problem? You’re… oh, fuck. You’re okay with that, is what. Problem is that, well, John’s not. Claiming you. In any other way as his friend. You swallow, look at the innocuous object in your hand. It’s enough, you decide. You remember how you felt when he wasn’t your friend. It’s more than enough.

You put it on. It’s nearly invisible against your skin, gray on gray. Only the red pops out, like a drop of blood. Your blood, John’s blood. Same difference.

The whole exchange rattles through your skull for the rest of the day. Can’t stop fiddling with it, nudging the bead this way and that. Are still doing that, only half aware of it, during PE.

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anonymous asked:

Can you explain how one blow to the head was enough to kill nepeta, but terezi can survive the " atomic juggalo back breaker " and other abuse? it seems nepeta was actually more well equipped to fight because she hunted animals while terezi was on a flare team. They should've been on equal ground, no?

Don’t worry! You’re only making a uniquely fallacious blend of assumptions and oversights. :)

Gamzee snapped Nepeta’s wrist on contact. He then approached Nepeta’s sprawled-out form ominously, and then we cut away. When we eventually see Nepeta’s corpse, her head is thankfully discretion-cropped out of the frame, with blood coming from approximately that direction.

In other words: “One blow to the head”?? That’s one hell of an assumption. You don’t know if Gamzee clubbed Nepeta’s head one time, ten times, or ten thousand. And that’s just the damage that caused bleeding.

Terezi, on the other side of things, has another unique distinction from Nepeta’s situation: Gamzee isn’t actually trying to KILL her, much less cripple her. He’s just giving her an excruciatingly painful, humiliating beatdown and showing off about it to taunt his ex-moirail.

This question did make me realize something though: A connection to the whole “Heads are a Mind symbol“ hypothesis. Gamzee already showed a willingness to incorporate irony into Equius’s death, strangling him with a broken bow. So, given how Nepeta disregarded Mind in favor of Heart by refusing to consider the danger of her situation, leaving a perfectly safe hiding place to indulge her natural curiosity (and thus dying by Gamzee’s hand), it would make a degree of ironic sense for Gamzee to end up bashing her head in as a consequence of her not using her head.