A very nice Sayaka x Kyouko pic. Subtle yuri is subtle.
never let me play a game with a customizable character, because i will spend the entire time making the character, instead of playing the actual game
So quadrants can still be hard to understand, but I like to break it down into two simple ideas: the emotions behind the relationship, and the social function of the relationship.
I’ll use this chart to help explain:
ALL relationships have ALL FOUR feelings in them. Pity and hate are opposites, the same way that concupiscent and conciliatory are opposites. But you won’t ever find a relationship with only pity, and no hate, or all conciliatory feelings, and no concupiscent. That’s why they are QUADRANTS, like in math. If a relationship has more concupiscent feelings than conciliatory, and more hate than pity, then that relationship will fall into the KISMESISSITUDE quadrant. However, feelings can move along the two lines, or be close to the middle, causing QUADRANT CONFUSION. That’s why trolls have VACILLATION! Now what do these four words even mean, anyway?
PITY is the word trolls use to describe POSITIVE EMOTIONS in a relationship. Relationships with lots of EMPATHY, COMPASSION, FONDNESS, and CONTENTMENT are ones of PITY.
HATE is the word trolls use to describe NEGATIVE EMOTIONS in a relationship. Relationships with a lot of CONFLICT, COMPETITION, JEALOUSY, and RESENTMENT are ones of HATE.
CONCUPISCENT is the word trolls use to describe STIMULATING EMOTIONS in a relationship. Relationships with a lot of EXCITEMENT, PASSION, MOTIVATION, and THRILL are concupiscent.
CONCILIATORY is the word trolls use to describe RELAXING EMOTIONS in a relationship. Relationships with a lot of LACK OF STRESS, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, DOWN TIME, and MEDIATION are conciliatory.
The whole reason trolls use quadrants is because each relationship has a specific social function. A moirail is not just whatever friend helps that troll through a hard situation at the time. These are important relationships that trolls will maintain throughout their entire lives.
MATESPRITSHIP’s primary social function is REPRODUCTION, the second being COMPANIONSHIP. That doesn’t necessarily mean a matespritship has to be sexual. Asexuals can still have matesprits! A moirallegiance is not just an asexual matespritship. However, by Alternian law, they will be forced to reproduce at some point in their lives.
KISMESISSITUDE has TWO social functions. Like matespritship, it also has to do with REPRODUCTION. However, it also serves as a source for a troll’s FRUSTRATION. As we all know, trolls can be violent. A kismesissitude serves as a troll’s outlet for violence. However, kismesissitudes are not the equivalent to abusive relationships. All violence in kismesis relationships has to be consensual for the relationship to be healthy.
MOIRALLEGIANCE serves, in Hussie’s own words, to “COMPLETE ONE ANOTHER’S EMOTIONAL PROFILES”. The idea of moirallegiance is that each troll is either a YIN or a YANG, and by being with their other half, they will become conciliated, and have their extreme personality traits balanced out. Moirails are essential for trolls to function as adults. Moirails serve as each other’s primary source of EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. So again, this is not friendship. This is not “a celibate matespritship”. This is it’s own, completely beautiful thing.
AUSPISTICISM has possibly the most important social purpose of all. It serves to KEEP ALL THE OTHER QUADRANTS WORKING. Even trolls get jealous, due to QUADRANT CONFUSION and NDRANGLES and a thousand other situations that can’t be predicted ahead of time. By keeping unhealthy relationships in line, it keeps the web of quadrants IN BALANCE. The other quadrants would COLLAPSE UPON THEMSELVES without auspisticism. Because remember, because of this system, all quadrants are related.
We all saw what happened when Rose’s auspiscism with Gamzee and Terezi fell apart. Between the conflicting emotions between Karkat and Terezi, and Dave’s own apprehension with the idea of his girlfriend being in a kismesissitude, Gamzee and Terezi’s relationship would have torn apart (and eventually did tear apart) their relationships with other people. If Karkat and Terezi had other quadrants, it might have changed their relationships with them as well, creating a ripple effect throughout the entire social group.
In conclusion, ALL THE QUADRANTS ARE IMPORTANT. However, they can also be confusing. Even TROLLS ARE CONFUSED BY THEM, especially when they can’t figure out if they pity or hate someone more, or if being around x makes them feel more relaxed or more excited.
Have i mentioned i got this done but the wonderful Kat it was based off this pic
really happy with it so many thanks to kat! 10/10 would commission again
Haven’t posted a really nice Kantoku in a long time. Do you like?