Reblogged from faisdm
here’s a nice reminder for everyone:
vriska and kanaya were moirails—kanaya had flushed feelings for vriska but never actually spoke of them to vriska. then, when vriska made a move on tavros, kanaya got jealous and stopped talking to vriska, who very obviously had no idea why kanaya suddenly ceased all communication. and when vriska tries to talk to her again, kanaya’s curt and harsh and dismissive. vriska lost both her moirail and one of her friends not because of all the actual bad things she did but because she’s a teenager and she wanted to test some quadrants and kanaya got jealous. vriska probably could’ve used a moirail, moreso in the sgrub session than she did before it.
so remember a few things:
- kanaya isn’t mature and perfect and without character flaws
- vriska isn’t always a terrible bitch and her bad relationships with people aren’t always her fault
- when you want to criticize feferi for breaking up with eridan, remember that at least she told him she was breaking up with him
This is why I love Homestuck so much; none of the characters are perfect, and they don’t just grow out of their flaws, but rather they just evolve as people and sometimes even develop new flaws having managed to sort of iron out their old ones somewhat. They feel like living, growing people.
Kanaya is an absolute joy to act in the part of because she’s not a mature, together person; she’s a nervous, fussy, hot tempered person with self esteem issues trying her absolute best to be collected, mature and elegant. Her huge emotional range combined with the subtlety of how she expresses her feelings makes her a part that never stops being interesting to play.