Mr_Ruse
11/29/12 08:33AM
What if Jake wants to break up with Dirk (which is why he did not respond to Jake).

Come to think of it, who says that the guy actually WAS Dirk? That AR did not really sound like Dirk.

And speaking of, do we actually have undeniable proof of DirkJake? We have very strong implications, but is it outright canon?
eternalDelight
11/29/12 08:38AM
Seems like Dirk is also the Prince of Static because he is clingier than a wool sock in a dryer. :U


But yeah, looks like another ship sunk before it even saw the light of day.
MisterSolitaire
11/29/12 09:19AM
Clingy high-maintenance boyfriend. I don't envy Jake.
SpitfireSpirit
11/29/12 02:24PM
Chocoboo said:
Seeing that Dirk is very controlling and his idea of improving his friends' wellness includes sending deathbots, Dirk being clingyness seems more foreboding than adorable.


Dirk ain't gonna like HURT /his friend/. That would be fucking stupid. Dirk is socially inept, but he cares a lot about his friends. A /LOT/. They're the only ones he has. Jake and Jade might have grown up completely by themselves and been relatively ok, but Dirk is a Strider. Reading those updates, Dave is definitely Dirk's son, and Dave would take growing up completely alone a LOT HARDER than the other Beta kids, especially the Prospit dreamers. Dirk is apparently similar.
The thing with Striders is they never let on how badly they're hurting, but they are. holy shit they are. He's gotten real close with his bestest bro, after growing up in a world where he needs to fight for his life every day, in more ways than one, to stay alive, but is unable to rely on anybody when he's exactly the kind of person who /totally/ needs that support, and that's the closest and most intimate he's ever been with anybody in his LIFE? Of fucking COURSE he's gonna be super clingy and protective.

DirkJake is a whole lot less important to me than the welfare of Jake and Dirk themselves as people. This update makes me upset, but whatever happens, they NEED to stay good and strong bestest bros. They NEED to spend some time with Roxy and Jane and the four of them need to hug it out.

What i kind of really want to see is Jane step up as leader of the alphas. She's known the love of family that the other three really haven't, and could act as mother for the other kids maybe. I'd love that. Jane. be the leader. it is you.
ElementJester
11/29/12 09:45PM
I'm looking forward to how the Dirk/Jake thing is going to get handled. It's not sunk yet, but there's definitely a hole in the boat. Especially since Jake has apparently been away from Dirk for a few days with no word to him.

And this Lion's Mouth area interests me. From the sounds of it, it's that huge area Yaldabaoth was in. Said area is apparently on FIRE. And is large enough to be seen FROM SPACE.
Pie
11/30/12 12:58AM
Hussie is a cruel cruel master.


Also Jake has a skull thicker than a... thick thing. Yeah.

Looking forward to him and Jane talking again though.
LonelyCoast
11/30/12 01:09AM
Boy howdy
Chocoboo
11/30/12 01:12AM
YES! Erisolsprite showing raw contempt for Jake and Jake laughing it off like the fool he is is all that I could hope for!
SirenDucks
11/30/12 01:21AM
I'm sure if sprites were allowed to hurt players, Jake would be very well hurt by now.
MadameMiz
11/30/12 01:29AM
Do you hear that? Listen closely. It's the sound of a sinking ship.

Erisolsprite is exactly how I imagined him to be. It's magnificent to behold.

And... has Jake always been this dense? I mean I know he's never been the sharpest tool in the shed, but I don't remember him being quite this bad in his previous conversations. He seems to genuinely not get that Erisolsprite hates him and it just seems kind of... out of character to me. But since rule of funny is in effect maybe I'm just knit-picking over nothing.
BackgroundGuy
11/30/12 01:54AM
^He might find it funny because Erison has apparently gone on self hating tangents every day since they entered the medium. By that point, anyone would be numb to the actual feelings involved. In addition, he may be channeling the ol' Harleybertian dickitude that John steps into occasionally, and Jade wears like a fine silk dress.
eternalDelight
11/30/12 01:55AM
Oh god, their interaction is just perfect.

PERFECT!
Tropylium
11/30/12 02:30AM
BackgroundGuy said:
the ol' Harleybertian dickitude that John steps into occasionally, and Jade wears like a fine silk dress

I like this phrase but I'm not looking forwards to all the inevitable "omg Jake is a jerk".
romantiCaveman
11/30/12 04:41AM
SpitfireSpirit said:
What i kind of really want to see is Jane step up as leader of the alphas. She's known the love of family that the other three really haven't, and could act as mother for the other kids maybe. I'd love that. Jane. be the leader. it is you.

Man, now I want to see that too. I do like the B2 kids, but I admit all of them could use more character development. Dirk showing a clingy, dorky side is a good start, even if it has potential of destroying his and Jake's bond.

And yeah, I totally agree that even the biggest badass would be a little be clingy with no physical human contact for their entire life. So I can't fault Dirk.

Anyways, it looks like Jake is keeping the cheerful obliviousness that John has lost to some extent. And Erisolsprite is perfect, even if I can't figure out why the Sollux part of him gained a lisp again.
MadameMiz
11/30/12 04:54AM
romantiCaveman said:
And Erisolsprite is perfect, even if I can't figure out why the Sollux part of him gained a lisp again.


Probably just because Sollux used that quirk for most of his life and it's more recognizable than when he talked like Aradia's gh0st/bot self. I think it would make more sense that way too, though.
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