He lives in a major metropolitan area, he’s not going to sound like someone out of an old western. A Houston accent can actually be really mild.
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Fandom was a lot funner when the trolls had some degree of subtlety.
Sorry, but I refuse to believe that anyone’s reading comprehension is that poor.
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Assuming human-analogue genital arrangement in a species of solitary asocial aliens from outside of time, and assigning one of a pair of naturally arising personalities trans* status based on that assumption. Really.
Damn it, Homestuck fandom, I thought you’d reached your peak xenosex fail about the time you decided that a species which practices external fertilization and which either a) uses an extremely sophisticated form of reproductive symbiosis with another species or b) is so incredibly sexually dimorphic that all sentient members of the species are reproductive males would naturally use a form of penetrative intercourse.
Based on what little we know about cherubic biology and ecology, it’s just as likely that they’re hermaphroditic and that “trans*” means about as much to cherubs as “homosexual” does to trolls.
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Wow ok any time you need to put in a parenthetical justification that somehow comes out even more unfortunate implicationy than your original post, you might want to take a step back and reexamine exactly what you’re saying.
It’s perfectly valid to respect Hussie’s choice to follow the long and storied tradition of giving non-human characters illogically human-like physiology for the sake of making them relatable to the human audience, without taking a hard left turn into gender essentialism.
I mean honestly if we want troll anatomy and biology to make sense, a little diversity of torso shape is the least of our worries.
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Wow, really, OP? What circles of fandom were you running in when the Valentine’s Day 2k11 Pirate Porn happened? I seem to remember a lot of people being pretty vocally uncomfortable with that update. And I can pretty much guarantee that there would be supporters of Manfang/Dolorosa, too, not to mention that Dualscar/Dolorosa is a less common pairing but isn’t exactly unheard of. The Homestuck fandom has its fans of noncon or dubcon pairings, like any big fandom, and pretending that it’s universally about the hot pirate yuris rather than a morbid fascination with the dynamics of an unhealthy relationship involving unhealthy people isn’t going to change that. Not that we don’t have our share of genuine creeps, but setting yourself up as a paragon of good shipping in a fandom full of degenerates just makes you look silly.
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Ok, beyond the fact that it wasn’t his readers’ comfort he was looking out for, it was their safety (there was some really scary harassment going around, and doing what he could to mitigate it wasn’t “noble” or “brave” or “generous” of him, it was indicative of basic decency)…
“Peachy” was a better joke than “Caucasian,” not on any kind of let’s not offend anyone level but on, you know, a level having to do with actual humor. It’s cleverer, and it will make more sense to archive readers who won’t be aware of the general state of the fandom in January 2013 if they start reading in a month or a year or 413 years. “Caucasian” is only funny as a “take that” to certain portions of the fandom and otherwise actually makes little sense in context; “peachy” retains the implications of it being weird for the character to be specifically white, while also invoking a common idiom that underscores Jane’s manic state and including a classic element from Homestuck’s vast library of visual callbacks. (And honestly, if you don’t love the happy fruit, I have to suspect that you just might hate fun.)
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Consent given under duress is not genuine consent.
I don’t think it’s woobifying Dirk at all to acknowledge that he manifestly did not want to kiss her but capitulated because he wasn’t confident in his ability to stop her without hurting her and because of pressure from an entity that he refuses to acknowledge is not a completely accurate reflection of his own psyche.
I don’t blame Roxy for it - she was very clearly not in her right mind at the time and had in fact attempted to avoid being trickster’d in the first place - but Dirk was not a willing participant in this jackassery. That’s the really tragic thing about the trickster mode sequence: everyone is a victim, and there’s not really a clear villain to it. The cherubs gifted their jujus in good faith with the expectation that this would benefit the humans, and once under the influence of the lollipop the humans were not mentally equipped to understand that what they were doing was wrong.
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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.
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Because there isn’t any character in this fandom that’s uniformly “nice” (no, not even Calliope, who can be high-handed and sanctimonious and seems to think the rules apply so strictly to everyone but herself) - and conversely, none of the characters are uniformly “nasty” (no, not even Caliborn, who despite his protestations that he is totally asocial and hates everyone continues to reach out to anyone who will listen with ill-conceived overtures of friendship). More complex characters are more interesting! And for some reason it can be safer to point out that the lighter and fluffier characters have dark sides than to point out that the darker and edgier characters have soft spots - it’s rare that anyone complains about someone pointing out that Nepeta is an accomplished hunter or that Feferi is a major political power in her own right, but heaven forbid you point out that Vriska desperately craves positive interaction but has literally no idea how friendship works.
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Well, it’s not uncommon for 13-year-old girls to have some simple ear jewelry - I got mine pierced for my thirteenth birthday, and I was one of the last among my group of friends to do so. A preteen can get their ears pierced at any mall in the country, if they have a parent sign off on it. And a pair of studs or small hoops wouldn’t show up on most of the comic’s forms of stylization.
There’s also the fact that a lot of people like to draw the kids aged up and explicitly off-model to apply certain aesthetics to them, and I don’t think that playing around with how characters would relate to a certain subculture or style of fashion is disrespectful to the characters or to the comic.
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It’s an artifact of the tumblr tagging system, I’m pretty sure. #dirkjake is searchable, #dirk/jake borks the search function. People adopted the version that doesn’t make tumblr less usable.
Although I have to say that I’m a little disappointed that the fandom seems to have shifted away from using the longer, more poetic ship names - I like pumpkin patch or pony pistol rodeo better than dirkjake.
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Ok, Unpopular Homestuck Opinions, now you’re just nightblogging
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And here I always thought a big part of the appeal of a fat Feferi is how P)(YSICALLY IMPOSING she can be.
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