Alright, I was reading back through this exchange, and discovered something EVERY homestuck has overlooked.
Sollux was trying to kill Eridan.
It was already dubbed as a fight to the death, at least on Sollux’s side. And you know what that means? Eridan was being merciful by sparing his life, probably because of his flushed feelings for Feferi. But then she turned right around and turned on him, maybe not so much in revenge, but stopping him from joining Jack.
That also triggers him to go grimdark. (as seen below) People keep saying the dark skin is because of silhouette stuff, but look at his wand hand. It’s surrounded by white light, and still dark.
Meaning, he can’t take full responsibility for what he did. Some, definitely. He’s still a raving douchebag of course, that hasn’t changed, but at least he tried.
Edit: It’s come to my attention that Eridan may have fully intended to kill Sollux, but even if that is true, Sollux did intend to do the same.
Okay, let me just try and see if I can words adequately enough to formulate how much I do not agree with this post. And before you say it, no, I don’t hate Eridan. He’s my absolute favourite precious terrible horrible baby.
Breakdown under a cut for length
slow clap for the way Eridan apologist got taken down
grammy get your shit together
Hey, adults of the world
How about instead of making kids terrified to ever fuck up
You teach them how to cope with the aftermath of fucking up and fix it as best they can
That way they’re not so overwhelmed with anxiety every time there’s even so much as a chance of making mistakes that they never try anything and dread making decisions because of it
these next 24 hours on tumblr will be the most annoying thing anyone has ever experienced
THATS SOUP YOU CANT BE IN LOVE YOU RUSTY NIPPLE
do u ever have a thought that’s so fuckin inappropriate that u feel like dumping a bucket of water on urself like. calm down, self. tone it down. think about jesus
Tumblr on the Fourth of JulyAmericans: YAASS!! FREEDOM!!!!! USA!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone else: i just came here to have a good time and i'm honestly feeling so attacked right now