I just hate it when people say that Mindfang did not care about the Dolorosa at all.
LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A DAMN THING
The Marquise was a total outcast of her society by all means of what she was and what she did. Which at most, was totally piss off The Condesce. She lived her life however the ever…
Most people don’t consider raping a terrified slave in front of your lover in order to send a message to him a sign that you genuinely love the slave with all your heart.
Mindfang didn’t know the Dolorosa’s name, she didn’t know about her past. She never once described a word of her interests, or her personality, probably because she knew next to nothing of it. If she did know any of this, then she didn’t bother to record it in the same loving detail in which she proudly recorded how she sexually assaulted her.
Lots of rapists claim to be motivated by love when they abuse their victims. I don’t think it even needs to be said why rape is -not- love, and why raping someone is pretty much evidence that you -don’t- love them - you just desire them and want to control them.
Being Devil’s Advocate, at the time she raped the Dolorosa(because that is what it was and there’s no denying that much) she certainly didn’t desire her as more than an object with which to antagonize her kismesis/spend an evening BUT we do see only a few excerpts of the journal. It’s POSSIBLE that she did end up genuinely caring about her by the time Dualscar killed her.
However, even IF for the sake of argument Mindfang DID love the Dolorosa by the time she was killed, it was the same kind of love one has for an object or a pet. It was in no way an equal thing, and any reciprocated feelings were the result of Mindfang insinuating herself in the Dolorosa’s mind and making her feel that way. She had built this happy little fantasy for herself, but what would have happened if she got bored of it? It’s not like she would have just let the Dolorosa go or anything, she’d just go back to being a slave like the rest instead of being the House Lowblood.
I’ll devil your advocate you little shit god im so MA D
In all seriousness though, that’s a fair enough point to make. I’m assuming that there weren’t any entries between the two days between Mindfang making the Dolorosa do all that stuff and Dualscar throwing his tanty and having Dolly killed before going to dob Mindfang in to the Highblood, but it’s entirely possible there were and we just didn’t get a look at them.
Miles and miles of purple prose which we, the readers, may have been deprived of. Homestuck is ruined. Hussie is a hack. etc.
All the same, I’m inclined to think that Mindfang really didn’t care so much about the loss of the Dolorosa considering how she was never seen to mention her again, instead fixing her expectations on the (then unborn) Summoner. Still, the Serkets are all about moving on ASAP instead of dwelling on the past, so maybe her never mentioning the Dolorosa again was a coping mechanism. Even so, I’m with you 100% on Mindfang being unable to love her as an equal, because the poor woman was anything but. There’s nothing more skeevy than seeing people try to present a literal master/slave relationship (especially with explicit non-consensual shit, which this one definitely had) as a beautiful tragic romance.