I don’t think I’ve felt so out of sync with the fandom as I have with these updates to be honest! It’s a strange feeling. Just all the Dave/Dirk stuff. I………..
Okay it’s. Probably actually my favourite relationship in the comic, to be honest. As much as I love shipping, what has really deeply affected me in Homestuck is the kid/guardian relationships. I have a lot of really intense feelings about them. I don’t think that I have genuinely shippy feelings about any of the kid/guardian relationships. I’m not going to shit on Stridercest - I read quite a bit of it honestly - I just don’t ship it myself.
Maybe not shipping Stridercest has made me miss out on the memo. Dave said earlier that he was hesitant to meet Dirk again because of how unpleasant his brother made his life. That’s so sad!! And also sooo delicious. And with their brief encounter having gone the way it did, Dave is going to be haunted by this. Just take a look at his face. He’s probably been thinking a lot about how he’s going to meet Dirk again eventually, and seeing him evidently surprised him a great deal. Now Dave’s trepidation is only going to increase. I think he’s just going to become more obsessed with the idea.
What did you expect to happen, Dave? What did Dirk’s actions really tell you? Why did they surprise you so much? I told Meowgon it was like he was stunned because he just ran off and didn’t even give a shit about him. How can he register his brother just not paying attention like that? How can he register his brother as a semi-functional human being with real, actual friends.
I just keep seeing art of hugging Striders and while I look forward to the potential of that I’m much more eager for the tension. Did you really think that they were going to run toward each other in slow motion to embrace.
I think I’ve just come to be someone who is more interested in just letting the canon play out and watching than applying direct predictions and wishes on things that are going to be acknowledged within the next day. Maybe I feel weird because I wonder what other people are expecting in not doing the same.
And what’s with all these gooshy Striders? Emotionally gooey physically and ideologically different, clashing boys who love each other in a fucked up way for life.