#1. Someone who knows Vriska finally called her the FUCK out. That hasn’t happened since Karkat was putting together their sGRUB team. I don’t mind sharing that I was getting MIGHTY BORED with her unchallenged GR8TNESS schtick. Since her death she’s blathered about changing so much but we only saw her with Tavros, (who has with this update officially fallen to the bottom of my ‘favorite kitty’ list with his cringing, servile bullshit) and John, who likes her because she is funny and brave but has never seen her operate. Getting constant passes for how she treats others is sort of her Thing, yeah, but it was way tired before act 5.2. It’s refreshing to have someone recognize in her the failings that I get yelled at by her creepier fans when I point them out.
#2. The person doing the calling out was the one guy left alive in the universe whose beef with Vriska is legitimate AND completely unmitigated by circumstances, and who has never gotten any recognition whatsoever for the legitimacy of his complaint. I have been wishing he’d tell her off since Hivebent was still going, but I had given up hope because Hussie does not like giving Sollux airtime (too hot for the internet, etc) unless he is bleeding from somewhere or fixing a computer.
#3. VRISKA’S BULLSHIT WAS NOT MIRACLE HEALED BEHIND THE SCENES. SHE IS THE SAME DESPICABLE ASSHOLE WE ALL KNOW AND HATELOVE, AND NOW I CAN REST ASSURED THAT THIS IS NOT JUST MY PREJUDICE, BUT ACTUALLY SOMETHING OBSERVED BY OTHER PEOPLE WITHIN THE STORY. SERIOUSLY, RIGHT THERE IN THE DIALOGUE SHE’S DOING THE SAME SHIT SHE ALWAYS DID, BUT FOR ONCE IN THE GODDAMN STORY HER BLUSTER GETS A ‘WHATEVER’ FROM THE PERSON SHE’S TALKING TO.
#4. TWO WHATEVERS. IN A ROW. LOOK AT THAT BLISTERING CONTEMPT. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THAT HEALS MY POOR HEART TO SEE SOMEONE COOPERATE WITH HER PLAN FOR THE GREATER GOOD BUT NOT LET BYGONES BE BYGONES? FUCKING INCREDIBLE.
#5 Twofold eyepatches. (Back to the red/blue thing are we? Guess that plan to ditch his gimmick didn’t take.)
#6. Sollux is somehow even more impatient and irritable than ever. Look at dat 1-pixel scowl! But when he throws his nasty attitude at John, who has been SUCH a crotch recently, it becomes a thing of pure beauty.
#7. HE DID NOT DIE AGAIN AND IS NOW CLEARED TO SURVIVE TIL THE TREASURE IS FOUND. I SMELL CLIMACTIC BATTLE WITH VRISKA TELEPATHICALLY GUIDING THE LASERS. THAT IS A GOOD WAY TO DIE MOTHERFUCKERS. A DAMN GOOD WAY TO DIE.
#8. Captor did you seriously just go and change your fucking quirk AGAIN boy? I am 222% done keeping track of this shit, if you’re just going to switch it up every time you open your yap or type something you can just kiss canon compliant fanfic quirks goodbye mister i’m not even—.
#9. Yeah i’m just kidding, it’s awesome.
#10. It’s all awesome. Everything is awesome. Favorite update, best characters, most horrible people and they all get a hug that lasts forever.
#11. Except Tavros. (shakes head sadly)