me too, terezi
So finally… after a whiIe I present to you…, my own versions of the zodiac signs in the blood color of the representing troll from Homestuck (not in order of blood color)
Made in Hexels.
- Cancer (Karkat Vantas)
- Libra (Terezi Phyrope)
- Scorpio (Vriska Serket)
- Tauros (Tavros Nitram)
- Aries (Aradia Megido)
- Aquarius (Eridan Amporra)
The next 6 will come as soon as possible!
she hasn’t given up
she hasn’t given up
even as her abuser beats her and asserts his power over her, she’s still reaching for her sword
she’s a devastated, abused, and brutalized seventeen year-old girl grappling with guilt and self-loathing and a loss of identity and she still hasn’t lost her will to fight and that is the most incredible thing in this entire fucking webcomic
oh my god i am so tired of this stuff all over my dash.
It is a kismesis relationship
trolls do not abide by human standards, stop treating them like ones. Seventeen is old for trolls like them. For all we know, this is a perfectly fine and healthy kismesis relationship. Oh, and when Tavros and Vriska were doing shit, was such a stink raised about it? No. why? Because it wasn’t a girl being the one getting smacked around.
But, oh, wait, gender doesn’t even matter to trolls. So the fact that she is getting hit around is no less important than when Tavros was.
Trolls =/= humans. Thank you.
please don’t try to use blackrom to excuse abuse okay a kismesissitude is meant to be a rivalry between equals, a constant sort of one-upmanship. it would be like gamzee telling her, “terezi you suck” and terezi’s response being to prove him wrong in order to spite him. their actual relationship was gamzee insulting and degrading and demoralizing terezi and terezi feeling like she deserved it. it was terezi’s self-loathing increasing the more gamzee picked her apart because she was emotionally vulnerable and he took advantage and she believed him. she was in no position to fight back—there’s no equality here. this is gamzee overpowering and demolishing terezi’s being and terezi feeling helpless to fight back and that is fucking abuse. if their relationship wasn’t unhealthy and this was just a troll thing like you’re saying, kanaya and karkat wouldn’t be getting upset. karkat is even more furious with gamzee now than he was when gamzee murdered nepeta and equius and if you think that mr. troll-romance-guru himself would get upset about a little rough kismesis action—to the point that he’s more than likely planning on killing gamzee—you are very wrong indeed
besides, even if this is a just a troll thing and this is how kismesissitudes work (which it really, really isn’t dear god how many times do i have to explain this—vriska and eridan were kismesises to and it was not nearly this bad) you have to remember that the themes that hussie is outlining are meant for humans. homestuck is not a webcomic for troll teens, the people reading it aren’t going to laugh and say, “oh yeah, it’s just a kismessisitude, totally normal!!” there are going to be people who have suffered abuse reading and recognizing the signs, there are going to be people looking at this and feeling ill because it’s so obviously and undoubtedly wrong. it’s sickening what’s happening here but it’s even more disgusting how people choose to try to ignore it and make it out to be something that’s okay simply because trolls are different.
please fucking cut the abuse apologetic shit because it’s actually revolting
You tell em baby. Also I just wanna point out really quick that you really need to reevaluate shit if you think Vriska/Tavros was even COMPARABLE to this the abuse Gamzee puts Terezi through. Tavris is MILES ahead of Gamrezi in the healthy troll-relationship department. If I’m not mistaken Vriska only ever wanted to help Tavros become more than what he was, and they both grew tremendously from their relationship. Not to mention for the longest time everyone fucking HATED Vriska for what she did to Tavros, and a lot of people still do so can you please piss the fuck off with your sexist “durr is only bcuz girl is gettin hit” bullshit.
Is everyone just going to forget that Eridan and Vriska had a healthy Kismessisitude? If you want how it SHOULD look, go back and see what they said about it. It’s all just “Oh I’m better then you” “Nope I’m better” back and forth.
i can’t believe people think there’s ANY ambiguity behind gamzee’s motivations for saving terezi here and are using it to try and defend him or claim that “old gamzee” is back
there’s an obvious motivation here, and it’s gross and disturbing
it’s been established to hell and back that this is an abusive relationship and acknowledged by more or less EVERYONE looking on in universe. what gamzee just did is still completely consistent with that.
abusers do what they do because they gain some kind of (fucked up) satisfaction out of it, often related to a sense of power.
if they were, to death or any other source, lose their victim, they stop gaining this satisfaction. and they don’t want that, they’d rather receive constant gratification rather than the temporary burst of satisfaction that comes from killing someone. if you know anything about abuse psychology you’ll know that it operates as a cycle - between rounds of abusive behavior there’s what’s known as a “honeymoon period”, where an abuser apologizes/excuses/completely deviates from their usual abusive behavior in the interests of roping a partner who was set on leaving back-in. they don’t do this out of any sort of remorse, they do this because they don’t want to lose that constant source of satisfaction. and thats the sole reason.
what gamzee just did, “saving” terezi, was completely analogous to that. the fact that he then refused to let go of her and held her in a compromising position as to taunt her friends (which is in itself abusive even if he’s not directly striking her - he’s making her look powerless to the people she cares about, and as a result making her feel more like that than ever before) is proof, but it’s not even necessary to cement what the intention is here.
what gamzee just did is plain disturbing and not cute or romantic in the slightest
”terezi will come out of this stronge-”
”gamzee is just trying to hel-”
”gamzee doesnt know what he’s doin-”
”gamzee doesnt know any better-”
”he just needs lov-”
Anonymous :I don't understand how what Gamzee is doing right now is unjustified. She was standing there, stabbing him repeatedly in the chest, doing her absolute best to kill him, and now that he's fighting back, he's doing a horrible terrible thing Terezei didn't consent to? Yes, it was an abusive relationship. That doesn't give Terezei the right to kill him and it doesn't take Gamzee's right to defend himself away.
ok are we just going to forget that gamzee was a (double) murderer before A6 even started is that not a thing that ever happened his death isn’t just at all
but w/e this isn’t about that it’s about terezi. yeah
first there is a thing called battered wife syndrome which is where somebody in an abusive relationship ends up feeling like they have no ability to escape their circumstances, as their abuser will continue to deliver them harm (this post p much explains it to a t) by law it constitutes a form of self defense which really. it is. she wants to escape the fuckin situation and if the only way to do so is to kill him then that’s her right
which’d on its own void his right to defense but let’s ignore that for a minute and have you explain to me just how the FUCK what gamzee is doing constitutes self defence
he tricked her into DROPPING HER WEAPON and even APOLOGIZING FOR HER ACTIONS. she raised her hands in defence and forfeiture. he’d eliminated the fucking threat
and if there’s no threat, you can’t possibly call it self-defence
not only that but if he was doing this with the intention of defending himself he could EASILY just throw her backwards into the lava and be done with it. it’s been fucking established to hell and back that he’s far more physically capable than she is and he KNOWS HIS OWN STRENGTH
but instead of doing that he goes about assaulting her numerous times in increasingly violent fashion continuing after he winded her and broke her jaw (among other horrific injuries) and otherwise incapacitating her
that’s not self-defence buddy that’s fucked up
Hey guys, you know what would be a cool thing to do instead of blaming Jake (and a little Rose, Kanaya, and Karkat) for not possibly saving Terezi in time?
YOU COULD BLAME GAMZEE FOR PUTTING HER IN THAT SITUATION IN THE FIRST PLACE!
people who think terezi is in the wrong
potentially like triggering commentary about the upd8 idk just ~be careful if that stuff bothers you