okay FIRST OFF dirk is not dave
let’s get that one cleared up RIGHT AWAY because i remember following people who tried to transplant the shitty fanon john/dave tropes onto jake and dirk, and made out like dirk was a goober loser in exactly the same way: nope
dirk has HORRIFYING, AWFUL CREEPY INTERESTS. these do not make him uncool. he is literally such a no-fuck-giver that he MAKES this hideous things ‘cool’ — cool being the definition dave strives towards, like, actually cool. cool in a manner that some weirdos would probably emulate him and/or be intimidated by him.
dirk is a loser in that he’s shit at people. he’s dreadful at them. he wants to be really good at them - this is alluded to constantly in his chats with the AutoResponder - and it’s only through the medium of a robotical dialogic process that he can actually support roxy in the ways she needs, and that drives him up the wall. he’s a prince of heart, he is predisposed towards fucking up the feelings of those he cares about.
the fanon portrayals tend to overglorify him and woobify him in equal turn. while i understand the glorification - like i said, dirk is ACTUALLY “sickrad cool” in a manner that dave ‘fall on my ass 24/7’ strider will never be - i don’t…enjoy it? it’s kind of like idolizing a really great musician just because they are good at music, even when they’re shitty at being a good person.
then there’s all the horrible MY HEART PINES FOR YOU bullshit people try to pull with his crush on jake. dirk’s crush on jake is like a fucking internal bomb, not a sweet angsty heartache. and when it goes off it’s going to take everyone’s legs off.
Get on my blog.
Something that I’ve been thinking about in regards to Dirk/Jake that is a good reference point I think to his character is that. Well. Dirk loves Jake.
Dirk is in love with this sweetheart doofus, but is still obsessed with making him better. For all of the sweet vulnerabilities of Jake and the number of times he’s put his feet in his mouth and how much Dirk loves him for it. Dirk still wants to change him and he thinks that this will be a great improvement. He still wants to make Jake “perfect” and into something he’s not.
I love Dirk. A lot.
Yeah. You see some of that with Jane, too. He’s obviously very affectionate towards her, as a friend, but his goal is to improve her, and to work as the sort of the Grand Vizier to her figurehead Queen. He wants his friends to be simply the 8est there is at whatever they’re doing, sometimes in super creepy ways. He is a huge fucking creepy jerkoff puppetmaster, and I bet he doesn’t really even bother forming relationships with many people, but the people he chooses - and I feel like he would say he chooses his friends, very carefully - he invests in.
Fantastic commentary, love you guys.
There are two things you need to keep in mind when you think about or write Dirk: he is manipulative and arrogant. He likes his friends, but he also thinks he can improve what they are, and he goes about doing that in really disturbing ways. Even though I ship Dirk♥Jake, I ship it like the Titanic, with hundreds of people screaming and it all ending in death and disaster. Dirk loves Jake, but he loves more what he can help Jake become.
In general, he loves the idea that he can make people into what he thinks is better, that he can change everything in his environment to his standards. He has an entirely warped understanding of what affection entails — trying to change your friends to fit what you think they should be like isn’t benevolent or kind, it’s selfish.
Dirk is an arrogant, selfish gitwizard, but I love him to fucking bits because he’s a great character.
yes yes all of this. I’m obsessed with the fact that Dirk treats Jake the way betaverse Bro treats Dave, always pushing him and trying to make him better, and hiding the true depth of his affection. he even builds a robot to fight with Jake the way Bro fights with Dave. in all universes Dirk Strider deals with loving someone by being a controlling freak.
Eridan will not let anyone stop him from feeling pretty
So, this year, it seems there is a lot of tension when it comes to March Eridan, deeming the whole thing transphobic.
But idk, I always saw March Eridan as something neat. As a person who thinks that slapping a gender on to a piece of textile is stupid, I liked it. My personal opinion is that all humans (or in this case, aliens) look great in cute skirts and thigh-highs and cute shoes, irregardless of their gender.
Everyone should be allowed to dress in whatever they feel cute/sexy/pretty/powerful in. Fuck society telling you clothes are gender-specific.
The people at The Sims are just the best
That is rather brilliant! :P
"Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners"
I love this?
"I’d say I can hear it in my bones. Dumb things, innit? Like a voraculously marbleizing felt tip pen, like a rordinary crizentence of a mariating foller-row!"
"Uh, yeah, I mean, trevermizendriniperine life of like moaning fair. Fellow me. Like a penning friendricate. Bolonga valium precise-y! Hello?"
Both good points, but I have to add that gonna blab an endzone foreplay. Whack a Plantagenet which who motherfuckin acetaminophen inna free range flangralation. Know what I mean?
jack nicholson auditioning for the role of cool guy
current mood: tamagotchi after it poops
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek
"Melting Clock" bench at Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida.