KARKAT: ARE YOU FEELING ALRIGHT?
DAVE: i dunno dude
DAVE: im just ready for it to be over i guess
DAVE: ive spent the whole time weve been here on earth barely present
DAVE: just like
DAVE: straight up nonexistent
DAVE: thinking about it
DAVE: like what else will we wind up losing
DAVE: if the alchemiters kick it well be fucked
DAVE: and i guess were immortal so we wont die from starvation
DAVE: but shit its not like any of us know how to farm
DAVE: do any of us know how to farm
DAVE: the mayor does but hes got bigger duties these days
DAVE: i guess jade could maybe
DAVE: but maybe the garden in her handle was like the therapist in roses
DAVE: something to aspire to
JANE: I can garden, maybe.
JANE: I'd love to get one of those going again, actually, now that I know who was stealing my pumpkins.
DAVE: yeah but like.... on a bigger level
DAVE: do we have like
JANE: Oh. Not really...
DAVE: it just seems like shit never really ends for us
DAVE: just keeps going and going until it becomes unsustainable
DAVE: you think youve moved past something and either you secretly didnt
DAVE: or you develop some new thing to never get the fuck over
DAVE: god im glad we left in 2009
JANE: This is maybe a weird thing to harp on about but...
JANE: Dirk sends me future memes and I have no idea what to make of them.
JANE: Do I *look* like I know what a goddamn "JPEG" is.
JANE: I still don't know every form of what's apparently the old fashioned kind of meme, like...
DAVE: advice dog
JANE: Yes, that's the one. :B
JANE: Why can't we just slap impact text on a funny photo and call it a day, why do we have to like, "deep fry" them beneath filters?
JANE: And where's the joke? Is the joke just that it looks like crap?
DAVE: i dunno its just kinda how it is in the future i guess
DAVE: just build on top of the previous shit until its just so far removed from the source its unrecognizeable without the knowledge of each thing beneath it
DAVE: guess thats all technology really
DAVE: dont know how computers work at all
DAVE: i know theres a graphics card but what the fuck is it doing
DAVE: and then i guess you just build on that
DAVE: when was the last time i actually thought about how to phrase something so itll sit in my hash modus
DAVE: never is when
DAVE: ive certainly never had blood on my hands because of messing that one up
DAVE: i just got so used to it that it became subconscious
DAVE: maybe its kind of like that
DAVE: on the subject of jokes
DAVE: if you remember 2011 did obama ever make good on his promise of ending war
JANE: You'd probably be better off asking Roxy, to be honest.
JANE: I left at the tail end of 2011.
JANE: But he certainly didn't while I was around. Not like he had much of a choice, as it turns out.
KARKAT: DAMN, A POLITICIAN EVEN TAKING THE POSITION OF ENDING WAR, FOLLOW THROUGH OR NOT, IS IMPRESSIVE TO ME.
JANE: Who would we even go to war against?
DAVE: each other maybe
DAVE: thatd fuckin suck
DAVE: suddenly were gonna be like
DAVE: jane your presidential policies are too neoliberal and roxy is a weak centrist for supporting you
DAVE: time to die by my boyfriends fucking blade i guess
DAVE: itd be insane
JANE: Hoo hoo, presidential policies?
JANE: Are we a democratic republic now?
JANE: Going to tally the votes of a bunch of weird teens? :B
DAVE: i dont fuckin know
DAVE: karkat what even is your formal position
DAVE: like your job title
KARKAT: KNIGHT OF BLOOD. DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT?
DAVE: not what i mean
DAVE: maybe job titles are a thing of the past
DAVE: and were all gonna be like
DAVE: disruptor of the scavenging market
DAVE: rockstar 7/11 raiders
DAVE: dream alchemists
DAVE: can maintenance jedi
DAVE: synergizing with the mayoral office
DAVE: this bit isnt funny
JANE: I thought it was pretty powerful.
DAVE: i didnt take like
DAVE: history classes or social sciences or whatever
DAVE: had to learn a lot of social shit the hard way i guess
JANE: What kind of hard way is that?
DAVE: tripping over myself like a stupid idiot
DAVE: learning shit from rose who also had a weak at best grasp on it
DAVE: the dumb motherfuckers leading the dumber motherfuckers
JANE: I heard a lot of shit from Dirk but you know how he is.
DAVE: do i
JANE: I think so!
JANE: What I mean is he's always thinking about it but never really... saying anything coherent about it?
JANE: That's the other thing!
JANE: It's not like Roxy could be a centrist anyway.
DAVE: yeah i believe you
DAVE: it was just a scenario i made up just to cut down
DAVE: the details arent really important as much as that its stupid and absurd
JANE: Did you know she once spent 3 years trying to convince me that the Batterwitch was real?
DAVE: hold on you needed convincing
DAVE: you couldnt see her part fish part bug alien face and be like
DAVE: damn thats an alien
JANE: She only contacted me through letters!
DAVE: you couldnt tell from her typing quirk being unintelligible then
JANE: It didn't seem to bother me at all! Brand loyalty is a powerful thing, after all...