Homestuck Question: Could you describe Roxy and Jane's friendship for me?
Yeah, sure, although I flip between reading it as a romantic relationship and a platonic one.
Most of their problems stem from Jane’s tendency not to believe things unless the evidence is right before her eyes. Her drama with Jake also eats away at the Alpha Session, alienating Roxy, who backed off Jake when Jane expressed her interest. Their differences in personality – Jane being a no-nonsense, straightforward thinker, and Roxy being a whimsical and witty fun-lover – can lead to conflict and exasperation on both sides.
But likewise, their differences compliment each other. Jane grounds Roxy, and Roxy lets Jane enjoy herself once in a while. I think that when they both grow up a bit, they learn to appreciate each other’s company as a much-needed break in their usual M.O.
They’re also both (usually) on top of communicating themselves clearly, unlike certain other (coughJakecoughDirkcough) friends of theirs. Except when flustered, Jane is honest and direct with her words, to the point of occasional and unintentional cruelty. Roxy has little to no filter, and it’s hard for her to conceal things from her friends (a nice little nod to her classpect.) Once Jane learns to believe others more freely, their relationship has a lot of mutual trust and respect.
They’re rarely anything but supportive of each other in canon. Roxy weathers Jake Drama with Jane, and Jane expresses affection for Roxy often, which is something that Roxy, as a person who grew up without any human contact, sorely needs.
Generally, they’re good to one another and although there’s a certain amount of mutual exasperation present, their relationship is a strong one.