LOOK OUT EVERYONE ANOTHER HOMESTUCK HEADCANON
Now, I’ve been noticing that a lot of people in the fan community are getting into quadrants rather quickly. NOT THAT THIS IS A BAD THING, but I kinda have my own headcanon about Matespritships and Kismesitudes that is a little uncommon, so I’d like to share it.
Now, lets take a moment to look at a Matespritship, shall we?
I like to think that a Matespritship is somewhere between long-term lovers and married. Because I think that an old-fashioned red is literally being so comfortable with someone that when your life depends on it you can fuck them even with a drone watching and waiting.
Meanwhile, we have a Kismesitude. Which seems to be a general consensus
It’s a hate relationship with your arch rival. Your hate for each other burns like a thousands suns. They are your equal, they are the person you constantly bump heads with, the person you’re always trying to one-up. This is a person that you consider your equal, and no one is allowed to punch them except you. It is a person you hate but want to preserve.
So, obviously, these two quadrants are very important. They are the concupiscient quadrants, the partners you submit buckets of genetic material with. Both of these are very crucial to survival, seeing as if you can’t donate, you are culled by the gathering drone because it’ll deem you unfit to contribute to the next generation of the species.
Now, of course, this isn’t the reason I bring these up. The main reason is that I’ve come to realize just how SEVERE it is. Leaving a quadrant, and rendering it null and void, isn’t more than just breaking up. You are basically saying that you don’t care enough to save them when Collection Night comes around. You are saying that you’d leave them to die if they don’t find a new quadrant.
I just felt like people should realize this.
So, that being said, who’s to say that there aren’t any “test-runs” before confirming a quadrant? After all, there’s no proof that there ISN’T something like this(to my limited knowledge). Why can’t we have this little dating phase before jumping into quadrants?
I like to call this phase “Compatibility Testing”, and you would refer to the other troll as “Your Compatible.”
I like to think that this would be an appropriate title for dating trolls. It is, as I said a moment a go, a dating phase where you can still be with a troll, do the nasty with them, and all that fun stuff while still not exactly going into the quad, but at the same time saying that you’re claimed for now/not looking. This is the equivalent to boyfriends/girlfriends, leaving the term Matesprite/Kismesis to the very serious and commited/settled relationships that have already made the commitment to stay together till the bitter end(at least until one person decides to leave the other for dead)
Plus it’s a nice leeway for those that are hesitant to get into a quadrant for one reason or another. That way if it doesn’t work out, there’s less repercussions.
idk just some food for thought.