THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

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THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by classpectanon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Please keep all Dirkcourse in here. Dirk can obviously be mentioned, and even discussed, in other threads, but quarantine all Dirkcourse in here.

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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by warren » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:52 pm

starting this off:
Dirk? yes or no.
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by rubs juice » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:00 pm

warren wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:52 pm
starting this off:
Dirk? yes or no.
absolutely not
vibes: rancid
behavior: toxic
head: off
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by warren » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:02 pm

rubs juice wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:00 pm
warren wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:52 pm
starting this off:
Dirk? yes or no.
absolutely not
vibes: rancid
behavior: toxic
head: off
i raise you this: a character does not have to be a good person to be a good character and i for one quite like the role hes taken ...a twisted fucking cycle path
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Skyplayer » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:04 pm

Its a meme for Vriska but Dirk really did nothing wrong.
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by rubs juice » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 pm

Skyplayer wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Its a meme for Vriska but Dirk really did nothing wrong.
besides being a controlling and manipulative person and ruining a perfectly fine relationship with jake, he had to be pushy and put his own desire to have a smooch from jake on top of jake's willingness to do said smooch, which was the first sign to me that he was kind of irky (irky dirky)

but yeah i suppose he's not a bad character, he's just a bad person; I actually like him a lot as a villain. Not a lot of people brush off his actions as all correct and good as they do with vriska anyway, so there's not enough dirskourse to go around like that
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Sciencejoe » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 pm

Though an unexpected twist, being able to literally micromanage his friend's lives and the course of their hero's journey fits Dirk perfectly. Always toiling in the shadows, always shutting himself off (still doing it when he's a literal god), always manipulating however he can, all so he can do what he firmly believes is the best thing for everybody. A part of me would be willing to believe his (not-so?) subtle pride in the matter is unintentional, but the rest of me knows better. Dirk just didn't grow, and what he's done will most likely mean death at worst and never being forgiven at best...once again, all because of his confidence in his own justification.

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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Darth_Energon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:23 pm

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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Skyplayer » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:24 pm

Nah, Jake is terrible, poor Dirk :c
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by KnightOfRage413 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:26 pm

Oh yeah, the person who legally changed their name to Dirk Strider. I have a reply to that tweet that keeps getting likes despite having made it forever ago.

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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Sahxyel » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 pm

Dirk went from being fairly boring to actually interesting and is still one of the only directions for a character I like post Act 7. I understand his point from a meta position though I feel like the only user command we've seen in Homestuck^2 appropriately marks my feelings about his direction.

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Honestly Aranea would be a better narrator for a story. Dirk and Altcallie suck.
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by barexamkind » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:32 pm

orange man bad

but also hot?

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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by warren » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 pm

barexamkind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:32 pm
orange man bad

but also hot?

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all that needs to be said on the situation
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by barexamkind » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:38 pm

warren wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 pm
barexamkind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:32 pm
orange man bad

but also hot?

:andrew: :andrew: :andrew:
all that needs to be said on the situation
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by warren » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:41 pm

barexamkind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:38 pm
warren wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 pm
barexamkind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:32 pm
orange man bad

but also hot?

:andrew: :andrew: :andrew:
all that needs to be said on the situation
ah i see you are cultured as well
arguably we have bad taste. but i didnt even like dirk until he went all twisted cycle path...........
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by vanico » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Sahxyel wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Dirk went from being fairly boring to actually interesting and is still one of the only directions for a character I like post Act 7. I understand his point from a meta position though I feel like the only user command we've seen in Homestuck^2 appropriately marks my feelings about his direction.

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Honestly Aranea would be a better narrator for a story. Dirk and Altcallie suck.
I agree with you, Aranea would have been a better narrator.

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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Eromancery » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:51 pm

Honestly? Dirk's kind of tragic.
This is a guy who spent his whole life trying not to become a bad person despite the universe seemingly telling him he had no choice.
And then it turns out, if he wants him and his friends to continue existing in a way that is narratively relevant (so not cotton candy nuclear family fascist jane bara karkat hell), he HAS to. He HAS to be the villain for all of his friends to be the heroes. And he's willing to do that because he's a guy who thinks nothing of self sacrifice. If he has to have his head cut off to defeat Jack, so be it.
So yeah
Dirk: Tragic
Villain? I guess
Orange text is annoying to read on a white background? Very.
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by barexamkind » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 pm

Eromancery wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Honestly? Dirk's kind of tragic.
This is a guy who spent his whole life trying not to become a bad person despite the universe seemingly telling him he had no choice.
And then it turns out, if he wants him and his friends to continue existing in a way that is narratively relevant (so not cotton candy nuclear family fascist jane bara karkat hell), he HAS to. He HAS to be the villain for all of his friends to be the heroes. And he's willing to do that because he's a guy who thinks nothing of self sacrifice. If he has to have his head cut off to defeat Jack, so be it.
So yeah
Dirk: Tragic
Villain? I guess
Orange text is annoying to read on a white background? Very.
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extremely agree on the tragic part.
Speaking of tragedy, what are our thoughts on Princes' seemingly always destructive destinies and their potential connection to the Prince Hamlet archetype of destroying whatever they held dear?
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by Eromancery » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 pm

barexamkind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 pm

Speaking of tragedy, what are our thoughts on Princes' seemingly always destructive destinies and their potential connection to the Prince Hamlet archetype of destroying whatever they held dear?
As it turns out when your cosmically given story role is "break stuff" you tend to break things including the things you hold close to you.
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Re: THE DIRKCOURSE THREAD

Post by barexamkind » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 pm

where is the clown emoji i so desperately require

I meant the fact that they always end up wrecking everything almost indiscriminately as if they don't have a say in it. Do they just have less control over the pull of their role than other aspects? They seem to consistently fall into the exact role that they are described as having in-comic, more so than the others at least.
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