gendo-ikarii asked: What do you like about Jade? I never see much good Jade analysis.
jade’s a great character, there’s a very unique feel to her i think. she’s cheerful, positive and optimistic, and not just on the surface, but she’s also dealt with abandonment and isolation. she’s very incisive, very driven, and puts a lot of pressure on herself. she’s friendly and kind but has a serious temper once she’s hit her limit. she found comfort in trusting skaia’s guidance and the knowledge she’d gained from it, and her having to pull herself back together after that collapses out from under her is a great part of the story, definitely my favorite part of her arc. jade feels like a very complete character to me, she’s very strong and positive and good and her issues complement that instead of contradicting it. she has good backstory too, with her island and her grandpa and her dreams and everything, there’s a really nice atmosphere surrounding her that strongly informs her character. weirdly she feels at least as young as any of the other beta kids, but also like she’s experienced more than her years would suggest? like i wouldn’t be able to call her immature or mature in a sweeping way, it’s a mix. also she’s fun, she has cool powers. she has some very good friendships (john, dave, rose though they need more development, karkat, kanaya, feferi. also her relationship with jadesprite was super interesting). when i was first reading homestuck i always thought of her as more of the main beta kid than john, i still kind of think of her that way.
jade definitely needs more love, always! this is some really good jade meta, also i like this. dellaluce’s jade fics on ao3 feel like maybe the best jade analysis out there, particularly stitching up the circuitboards.
I’d also like to point out that there are a lot of great takes on Jade in the fics from the recent Jadefest.
thanks for reminding me! haven’t had much time/inclination to read fanfic lately but yeah this was a cool thing
THEY’RE LITERALLY THE SAME CHARACTER HOW DID THEY GET AWAY WITH THIS
I was waiting for someone to do this, so I took the initiative. Ultimate dorks.
OH MY GOD I WAS WAITING FOR THIS
"And one day we will find a way
towards this distant golden age
THE CRIES OF WAR WILL SOUND THE DAY
WE STAND BEFORE THE DAWN OF A NEW WORLD!”
I jUSt.. really wanted put as much of the story in one picture as I could
we’ve come so far guys! ;v;
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