And, you know, bonus points for doing this to a character who has explicitly stated that he’s not comfortable with being associated with stereotypes of his sexuality. Good job, fandom. /slowclap
and yet at the same time his sexual orientation isn’t CENSORED either and neither is his same-sex relationship it’s just really cool to me
sometimes i’m really glad that dirkjake wasn’t an onscreen thing because it just makes it seem so much more organic to me? if it had been onscreen it probably would have been a glee-like circus of horror of hussie being like ‘LOOK AT THIS GAY COUPLE’ rather than having it just be something that happened? jake and dirk are in a relationship, jane and roxy are aware of it, nobody really thinks of it as a SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT because it’s just a thing that happened
and then they break up and that’s just a thing that happened too, like it happens with a million other everyday couples and they hurt but they move on but hussie makes absolutely no attempt to hide it and isn’t embarrassed by it
Honestly, I’ve always loved how Hussie let the alpha kids have ordinary teenage relationship drama. Parts of it were really hard to read, but only because it rang so true - sixteen-year-olds do stumble in and out of relationships and perform magnificent swandives of self-sabotage and moon over people they can’t have, without it making anyone involved a bad person.
I’m not sure what you’re getting at with the bit about Dirk?
He’s able to perform what is basically a life-saving emergency procedure and he cares deeply about both of the girls because they’re his friends? That doesn’t mean he wants to be romantically or sexually involved with them.
Surprise, everyone! I spent the entire day working on this for you-I hope you like it.
For all non-Homestucks following me, my sincerest apologies, this is probably going to be quite odd.
Regardless of your fandom, I hope y’all enjoy!
Remember, my tinychat will open at 8pm CST tonight! I can’t wait to see you there! (Link: http://tinychat.com/nblees)
P.S. thanks to sandsiblings for suggesting this ridiculous escapade! She is the bomb diggity on every level.
living 2000 miles away from the nearest human being does not fare well with dirk’s smooth wooing techniques
can you imagine though? the two groups of kids meet, jake and dirk are broken up, and suddenly dirk sees john: this perfect jake look-alike that hangs out with his super-cool bro, with actual powers and a degree of experienced maturity and at least some semblance of a clue.
and here’s dirk, caught totally off guard and young and inexperienced and tongue tied, and it took him three years to work up the nerve and a sufficiently cunning plan to make a move on jake, and now he has one chance to make a good impression and so he says literally the first thing that pops into his head.
and then immediately realizes exactly what a fucking tool he sounds like.
but john is just sort of all “yeah they are cool, you must be dave’s bro, haha do you rap too” yada yada yada being really cheerful and friendly, and dirk just sort of goes weak with relief but let’s his shades hide it and plays it cool and falls in love all over again.
damn now i made myself ship it.
excuse me but this is glorious
- Ronron Ron: i wonder who chihiro would be friends with
- Ronron Ron: sollux would probably weird her out
- Ronron Ron: bless his bloodpusher
- Shannon: I could see Roxy totally adopting Chihiro
- Ronron Ron: omg yes
- Shannon: or I mean she and Dirk could talk AIs
- Ronron Ron: yesss
- Shannon: I think of the two the AR is probably a more sophisticated program, but Chihiro actually has a better idea of what makes Alter Ego tic?
- Shannon: but yeah I think we can just make Chihiro an honorary Strilonde
There’s a difference between saving someone’s life, capitulating under heavy duress, and seeking someone out for romantic interaction, you know. That Dirk is able to emotionally disengage in a crisis and perform resuscikisses without hesitating, or that he is unwilling to fight his lifelong best friend when she is in a severely altered mental state and he is struggling with depression, does not merit calling his exclusive attraction to dudes into question. It just means that he doesn’t consider kissing to be an exclusively romantic gesture, which I might add is a valuable view for a S—-b player to have considering the practical application of kissing within the game.
And in the continuing saga of “Dirk, what even is your hair”…