i guess this is a hope player thing????
i bet it’ll feel really weird for hussie though at first for not putting up anything after he’s finished his first few pages
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
good lord this is scary as fuck
what happened to your plan
HAVING A LITTLE STAGE FRIGHT ARE WE
JUST TAKING A MOTHERFUCKING SELFIE W/MY KISMESIS
h AHA ugh
"Calm down, Homestuck fandom. I know exactly how to save Terezi.”
“Tell them, Naegi.”