I know! The horns are made of keratin!
Keratin, coincidentally, is also the main component of hair.
Vriska's horns are literally composed of her hair.
Trolls are like wasps and carapacians are like ants.
As Diamonds Drone clearly attests.
(yeah actually trolls work better, since their mother is a gigantic fat grub thing)
(then again the drones aren't the things to do the sexying)
Anyone else read Orson Card? the whole dual-evolution thing with one species' life cycle being forcibly paired to that of another species by means of a virulent virus
that was pretty legit
Friends, forumites, countrymen. A sudden spark of inspiration (given to me by you) made the Kanaya poem a reality. Here it is:
Last edited by Dmatix; 05-04-2012 at 03:39 PM.
Awwwww, that's really sweet, Dmatix. I love how you really made a focus around her relationships with Vriska and Eridan. And...well, even in poem form, associating 'Eridan' and 'cleaved' is still as amusing.
That is actually really good! I quite like it.
Her other relationships and the stuff with the matriorb is more important to her character anyway, I think.
I think Karkat had mostly interactions with himself. Well, a lot of it.
I really wish I could have touched on her relationship with Karkat more. It's one of the more subtle ones, and maybe my favorite among the trolls, plus it has that extra dimension the Ancestors give it. Maybe I'll touch on it with Karkat's poem.
Karkat . . . he might be most memorable when he self-interacts, but he talks to other people at least as often. As the leader, he had to be a friend to as many trolls as possible, to coordinate their efforts. And he actually cares about his comrades, even if they are not his friends.
Saying he mostly interacts with himself is like having him use "FUCKASS" every other line. Dmatix is right in that he's defined greatly by his relationships to others. His past-future issues are representative of his self-loathing, and how he occupies his down time. I remember the other day someone said that you can't put Karkat alone in a desert and expect him to have an epiphany.
That was an interesting thought, and I eagerly anticipate confirmation/disprovement.
The Karkat/Eridan relationship is also pretty interesting.
Troll horns are made out of bone.
This is definetely the most generic response but it's the best one I can think of.
If they were anything else they'd just kind of snop off.
But he's the one who cried when Sollux died. He's the one who cared about Terezi when she started crying. He even cared about Gamzee, and tried to give romantic advice to Eridan. He is the one that kept them together against the Black King, the one who was able to stop them from killing each other, despite their inherent violent nature.
wait, trolls have carapaces?
also, I just realized while rewatching cascade that carapacians have both an exo- and endoskeleton
Anyway, I agree. Karkat kind of is his relationships with his friends. Without his friends, he's just a big ball of self loathing?
I should really avoid conversations about aspect interpretation and character analyzing and such, though. I am rather bad at them.
Last edited by avolitionalArtisan; 05-04-2012 at 03:50 PM.
And without his friends, Karkat probably would be completely lost and unable to keep his cool. He probably would have never accomplished anything without them.
Karkat is my favorite troll because he cares for everyone, even if he can only show it in his own twisted way.
By the way, does anyone have a preference for the next poem? It could be about anyone, human, troll or other (besides those I already did, of course).
Karkat is pretty cool. He is one of the two male trolls I actually like. Not a bad guy.
Also I like to think that horns are spongey and not eben useful for hitting things, but the way Equius's snapped off suggests that they are brittle.