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I'm all caught up on Homestuck. Now I'm spending my days obsessively refreshing the MSPA homepage in hopes of new updates, and whenever an update materializes, I immediately go off and obsessively search for fanart of it.

I MAY HAVE A PROBLEM, GUYS.

Speaking of updates (or upd8s as Tumblr calls them), have some commentary:



-I hit up Tumblr's "Vriska Serket" tag in hopes of some art of Vriska and Aranea being evil buddies, but instead I got a bunch of people being horrified that Vriska would mind-control a bunch of ghosts into suicide missions, and another bunch of people defending Vriska's tactics with the "desperate times, desperate measures" defense.

And I'm like, guys, she's Vriska. She's a HUGE BITCH (BLUH BLUH). She's not mind-controlling those ghosts because she's some ~pragmatic anti-hero~ who's willing to fight dirty if it's for a good cause — she's mind-controlling them because a) she's a sociopath and b) her usual MO is "when in doubt, use mind-control, without considering the morality or necessity of it." I mean, I love me some Vriska and I'm glad that she's back and being just as delightfully awful as always, but let's not forget: she's a villain. A complex villain who sometimes ends up helping the heroes' cause, but a villain nonetheless.

-Relatedly, I loved seeing that Vriska's been helping Aranea get in touch with her evil side. Some people were getting upset about that too, but Aranea became Mindfang in the A2 universe, so she always had the potential in her to become an evil pirate.

-Also relatedly, I'm glad to see that Vriska/Tavros is continuing to be a delightfully horrible trainwreck. Poor Tavros, he's really gotten codependent towards her. I hope John is able to befriend him, since the poor guy could use some friends that aren't Vriska.

-Meenah was love at first sight for me, and recent updates have only cemented that further. CALL ME FISHMAEL. GETTING JEALOUS OF ARANEA'S BOND WITH VRISKA. TALKING ABOUT HOW CUTE FEFERI IS. (Meenah/Feferi ship is a go!)

-SOLLUX HAS TWO EYEPATCHES. ONE BLUE AND ONE RED. EXCUSE ME WHILE I DIE OF LULZ. And aww, he and Aradia are so cute together.

-ARADIA: ive met most of those nepetas theyre all very nice

One of my favorite lines in quite a while.

-Thought for the day: since most of the crew of Vriska/Meenah's ship are ghosts, wouldn't that make it a Flying Dutchman? A troll Flying Dutchman!

Date: 2013-02-26 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nenena
THANK YOU YES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Vriska is my favorite character but I for the life of me do not understand why so many people frequently forget that SHE'S EVIL. Yes she has layers and yes there are times when you can feel sorry for her but at the end of the day she's STILL VRISKA.

Then again, considering the age of the majority of Homestuck's fanbase, and the fact that this is the same age group that can't handle the complexity of villains that the audience can feel sorry for and thus tend to view those villains as either wholly good or mostly justified (see: Loki), maybe I shouldn't be surprised.

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