sorry to bug you but why do you dislike ikimaru? i dont even follow her im just confused because a lot of people dislike her and like What Did She Do (again im not really a fan of hers im just so confused)
a lot of things bug me. im not holding a grudge against her specifically for disliking davekat because everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and that would just be petty. but there are many other reasons i dislike her. watch out this post might go all over the place because i cant keep my thoughts in order
im going to get fuckin jumped but i dont give a shit because my opinions are set in stone here
i wouldnt really care about her dislike of davekat if it weren’t for her incessant shipping of dir/k/ja//ke (puttin slashes so it doesnt appear in search) which is toxic as SHIT and its really hypocritical that she ships something that not only is unhealthy, but actually rewinds character development in canon just for the Hot Yaois, yet doesnt like a ship that is mutually beneficial and a positive lgbt representation..which is….really sad. she’s no ally son. she cant ship something gay without making it about sexiness and fetishizing them. like we got a MAJOR fucking fujoshi my guys, gals, and nonbinary pals. like davekat to her is Two Bros Sittin in a Hot Tub Five Feet Apart Cuz Theyre Not Gay :) while dirk and jake are dryhumping each other behind an arbys
first of all let me pull receipts on how dir/k/jak//e is toxic
heres an imgur album i made with a few pesterlog cuts since i dont wanna make this post too image heavy
yo does this look like the face of a person in a happy relationship
its thrown in your face that this relationship went horribly. this is something that is realistic and many people see themselves in, or it may remind them of a toxic relationship they were in. glorifying it and acting like none of this ever happened is a fucking terrible thing to do, ESPECIALLY when youre such a well known and influential artist
and again, i wouldnt care as much about this.. it it werent for her being such a big popular influence in the homestuck fandom, because people take what she draws to be “canon” and its. upsetting??
her portrayal of roxy is…so disheartening? its like all these characters with real issues that people irl could relate to and overcoming them in their arcs and she completely says “fuck it lol”. roxy is reduced to a ditzy alcoholic (which in canon she tried SO SO SO HARD to break her addiction. it was a massive hurdle and im so proud of her shes so strong and ik.imaru just. throws that all out the window. bitch tf. hell even dirk, one of iki/mar/us yaoi puppets blatantly says this)
and i think she does that to roxy because she was a Potential Threat to her “precious” dysfunctional ship (takes me back to times of erisol shippers hating feferi. cant you just smell those fuckin flowers)
i don’t like her art. not because it’s not good, but because it feels so…stale? looking at it feels like im taking a bite into a loaf of bedrock hard white bread
i used white bread as a metaphor specifically to highlight the fact that she only draws white people. you may say, “no! jake isnt white in her drawings!” yes he is hes just fucking lightly toasted.
like everyone she draws is this
her jake has no features of a poc; its the same mid-2000s anime hair and dainty pointy nose. yo even moana –created by disney who are notorious for their same small doll nose, lips, and big eyes – looks more polynesian than her jake.
give him a different eye shape or face shape or a wider nose for fucks sake. its like. elentori all over again except i//kim/aru has a LOT more influence over a very popular fandom, especially since she drew for the comic itself (albeit commissioned)
also lemme just. put this here
like immediately after posting what she did for the vriskagram upd8 she posted some petty art that was basically like
god forbid two male characters who are overcoming their internalized problems and who mutually benefit from each other are in a redrom relationship
terezi is pale gay wit vriska you Fool she doesnt need to meddle with the knights’ problems
oh fuck yeah she pretty much has monopolized the homestuck market and man she just. gives me a really megalomaniacal vibe because of it even though her art isnt that diverse and it feels recycled over and over. its also not that impressive as everybody makes it out to be? every fucking thing she posts has like over 10k notes now i know notes arent an indicator of talent but it’s just…ridic..like yeah its good i guess but you wanna know an amazing homestuck artist? casetine
im actually glad i//kimar/u stays away from davekat i dont want her fucking that up and reducing dave and karkat to one dimensional yaoi dolls like she does with dirk and jake
heres some etc stuff that elaborates on what im saying much much better
i could write a thesis on this but i have act omega panels to work on