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Anonymous asked:Pale GamKar A closer look at the romantic aspects of morallegiance.
When Karkat asks you over to his hive for snacks and a movie, you could just kiss him. You do, in fact, you plant one square on his forehead and muss his hair until he calls you a disgusting mess of angles and slobber and shoves you away. You’re still grinning, though, because he just asked you on date. It’s your first real date ever, and you’re pretty sure this means you two are properly pale, now.
You’re over both the moons, the sopor green one and the pretty little pink one too. It takes you the rest of the night to pick out a flavor of Faygo you think he’d like, and not just because it comes in about a zillion different colors and flavors and you get lost in a happy daze just contemplating them all. You know that one bottle of Faygo isn’t going to make or break your moirallegience, but you want, more than anything, to make your little bro happy.
You finally settle on the Red flavor, ‘cause it reminds you of him, and you go to sleep that morning with nothing but happy times on your mind.
Just in case anyone was wondering if this was still my OTP
This is so still my OTP
AU where Gamzee is a huge pale stud and everyone wants to be his diamond.
I actually used to theorize that trolls like Gamzee were actually, like, top shelf pale rag ‘u know u want to pap this and make it less awful’ material.
A walking disaster. Where is your lusus, now let me shoosh you. Don’t do that. Gamzee, no.
AU where the trolls are adults and all alive somehow and Karkat is also a pale stud for how he tends to try controlling others lives, and there is a huge amount of public gossip about how great it would be if Nubs McManagement met Tall, Dark, And Hapless.
Social justice movements tend to spring up around issues that most people don’t get. Social justice movements tend to spring up around issues that, to most people, don’t seem to matter that much. If people understood that the issues mattered, then organized movements to promote them wouldn’t be necessary.
Until their issues are properly understood, most social justice movements, almost by definition, are going to look whiny to most people. If you can’t understand why the things people are complaining about matter, those people are going to look whiny to you. That is, they’re going to look like they’re complaining about things that don’t matter.
Something to keep in mind when you’re thinking about accusing people in a social justice movement of being whiny: every social justice movement looks whiny if you don’t understand their issues. A lot of the time, the fact that calling attention to their issues is perceived as whiny is precisely the reason why the movement is necessary in the first place.
Just gonna add something to this to explain why I reblogged it, when usually I wouldn’t.
There’s this attitude goes round in the Homestuck fandom (probably others too, I dunno, I don’t live there…) that Social Justice = BOSSY AND MEAN AND BAD, and as soon as anyone even starts to sound like SJ they get not only shot down but stomped on afterwards. This is an attitude I dislike intensely, and to explain why to my fellow Homestucks, I wish to employ the example of the Vantases.
(If you hate trolls too then I guess you’re pretty much gonna kill me for this, but screw you all the characters rock)
So, when us Homestucks think Social Justice and characters from the comic, the first person who springs to mind is Kankri, right? I mean, that’s what he is, a parody of the worst kind of Social Justice blogger, and we all love to roll our eyes and/or hate the guy.
But if you look a little closer, the things that are really unpleasant and dislikeable about Kankri aren’t his “Social Justice” views- it’s the way he utterly disregards the feelings and opinions of those around him and elevates himself to a moralistic high ground. It’s the way that when Porrim comes to him with a concern of her own, he dismisses it out of hand. It’s the way that he masks his unpleasantness towards Mituna in rhetoric that makes everything okay and harmless. It’s the way he’ll bend Karkat’s ear for HOURS on what Karkat has lived through like he knows what that’s like better than Karkat does.
In short, he thinks he knows what other people are feeling, he acts like he knows best, he uses his own high-handedness as an excuse to be unpleasant to others, and he utterly disregards people who try to tell him their problems or ask for help and support.
Now on the other hand, let’s take Karkat. He’s a massive asshole, but he’ll go through hell and high water for his friends. If someone came to him and said “hey, Karkat, I think I’m being oppressed”- well, okay, he’d probably call them a bunch of names and rant and swear, but then he’d go and kick the ass of whoever was oppressing them. And let’s not forget that before Kankri, we had the Signless- ALIEN SPACE JEGUS, guys, and he’s still awesome and hardcore. He burned to death for trying to bring Social Justice to Alternia. Go on, tell me he’s all talk. Hell, Porrim herself is Social Justice-y, what with her questioning of her societal role. We like her, right?
Now, I don’t tend to do Social Justice stuff, but I have at least one good friend who DOES, and you know what? She might sound like Kankri on the surface, but she’s not anything like him. If I had to pick a character she was like, it’d be Tavros, only instead of FLARP and Fiduspawn and adventure she just really, really, wants to be fair and understanding to others. I follow her on Tumblr, and she sometimes reblogs or posts stuff that IS interesting, or worrying, or probably worthwhile. And half the time I pass over it anyway.
So I am writing this because I am fed up with the side of this fandom which places such a stigma on Social Justice that nobody can find anything even slightly upsetting, or unnerving, or disturbing, or- yeah- offensive, without having their throat ripped out by people who think they know what other people are feeling, act like they know best, use their own high-handedness as an excuse to be unpleasant to others, and utterly disregard people who try to talk about their problems or ask for help and support.
Okay. Rant over, and I shall return to my normal activities forthwith. But next time you’re about to go “Urgh bluh Social Justice” and tell someone not to get so worked up about whatever it is… maybe try and listen like a Karkat instead of a Kankri?
Calling the Anti-SJ side of tumblr/the homestuck fandom Kankri is probably the the best thing that has resulted from Kankri ever.
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