08 10 / 2013
I’ve been a member of the Homestuck fandom for a little over a year. It has been one hell of a time, I’ve met new friends, found new things to do and most importantly, I’ve found a home. You guys have always had my back, and you have always had mine. Sadly, lately there has been a saddening trend in this fandom. It is not all of you, just some, but it’s been annoying me too much.
If you hadn’t guessed already, this is going to be about Terezi. And Gamzee. Mostly Gamzee. But let’s start off with Terezi, shall we? Before I get started, I just want people to know that it is completely fine to dislike Terezi and like Gamzee, I’ve got no problem with that.
Right, first of all, Terezi. Lately, there’s been a lot of hate towards her. I like Terezi a lot, even though she can be a bit of a psychopath at times. She got John killed, and there is no way I can justify that. That was bad. Bad, bad Terezi.
Then we get to many people’s main problem with Terezi, which is her killing Vriska. I like Vriska a lot. She’s one of my favorite trolls. However, at the time, she was dangerous and posed a serious threat. Terezi had no choice but to kill her. If she had not, an alternate timeline would be created where Jack Noir would have found the meteor and killed all the remaining trolls.
Terezi did not enjoy killing Vriska, and she regrets it, but it was what had to be done for everybody’s best. During the journey on the meteor, she got into a horribly abusive relationship with Gamzee that left her emotionally devastated. It is therefore completely justified for her to seek out Gamzee for revenge.
Now, over to Gamzee. As I said earlier, it is completely fine to like him. I think he’s an awesome villain! When Gamzee was introduced, he was a seen as sort of a chill guy. However, the only thing keeping his homicidal tendencies down was the fact that he was stupid enough to eat sopor slime,which was not meant for consumption and kept him sedated.
However, let’s take a look at what happened once he snapped. First of all, he threatened to kill all the other trolls and write messages in their blood. Then, he killed Equius without any reason. (Nepeta is debatable, as it’s possible it was self-defense on his part)
Oh, and this happened:
Since then, Gamzee has taken blood from trolls and sold it and used their dead bodies as some kind of sick experiment with prototypings. He has also engaged in an abusive kismesistude with Terezi which devastated her emotionally, as stated above.
Many of his following actions might have been under the influence of Aranea, so let’s skip ahead to when Terezi sought revenge against him. At this point, it was clear as crystal that Gamzee was only under his own control. When he’s sober, he’s smart. He knew he could keep manipulating Terezi’s emotions by making her feel bad for attacking him. He knew that she’d let her guard down for him to attack. His emotions weren’t sincere. They were a trick to break her yet again.
What I am sick of is Terezi getting hated on for the things she has done, even if they were for the best and have complete justification and people trying to defend all the fucked-up shit Gamzee has done. I’m sorry, but Gamzee isn’t your “Sweet precious baby.” He is a homicidal and fucked-up maniac.
Something that irks me more is that people are somehow trying to make it Terezi’s fault that her relationship with Gamzee was abusive. That has a name.
Remember, this is Tumblr, where victim blaming can get death threats sent to your inbox. So why is this shit okay when Gamzee does it?
I’ve always been proud to be a Homestuck fan, and you guys have been my best friends on the internet for a long time. However, when you make victim blaming okay and defends a homicidal maniac who does truly fucked-up shit just for fun and abuses people and hates on the victim, who might not always have been right, but always has had a good reason for what she has done, I feel a bit ashamed to be associated with you guys.
Far from all Homestuck fans do this, but it’s usually the worst ones who are the loudest. Thank God I finally got this out of my system.
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