exchanges between dave and davesprite always really got to me. his casual conversations with himself were hilarious, of course, but they also implied an incredible amount of character growth. hussie writes a lot of this phenomenon in homestuck, specifically in regards to the two knights- showing their struggle for identity quite literally through having multiple timelines interacting directly with one another. it embodies everything that comes into play when establishing yourself as an individual, exploiting the frustrations (moreso the case with karkat) and acceptance (moreso the case with dave) that happens when you self-actualize. the first two scenes i picked showed him agreeing with himself, which i found really touching because, in a way, it depicts him coming to terms with himself and admitting that he’s a pretty funny guy. in the later two, he’s both moving on - leaving a part of him behind- and defending himself against enemies at the same time. if that’s not growth, i don’t know what is. the fact that he’s protecting himself (rather than having his buddies save him like everyone else) and kind of abandoning his childhood through letting davesprite go just shows how he’s learned to depend solely on himself for the most part and his independence strikes me both as very beautiful and very, very sad.