YMMV: Red Dead Virgo

  • Canon Defilement: Red Dead Virgo is a pretty good example of what not to do when making a bloodswap. Examples include: slapping sign-specific traits onto different trolls just because they share blood (ex. RDV Gamzee has Nepeta's cat traits, RDV Karkat has Vriska's vision eightfold), and doing the same with personality traits despite the canon characters not having such traits at all, leading to OOCness (ex. RDV Kanaya has Karkat's anger), not swapping the lusii despite them also being connected to signs (ex. mutant Kanaya has Crabdad instead of another lusii). There's also the fact that RDV Tavros isn't unstable despite canon dictating that highbloods are rather unstable and that doomed timelines and the way the Scratch works is nothing like how they work in canon.
  • Fridge Horror: Kanaya is mentioned to have done something to Terezi, in a fit of rage. Just what was that, whatever it was? And did that incident make Terezi as messed up as she was?
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: With the late January/early February 2011 events in canon, there are quite a few of these. Like, the very title. Not to mention that I'M A PRICKLY PEAR seems to have been written literally just before shockingly appropriate canon events, as well as the much earlier written Bloodrage. And again in the May 2011 events concerning the pre-scratch trolls, where Meenah blew them all up so they'd be able to survive outside of the Scratch, which is almost the same as Feferi killing all the trolls so they'd be able to survive in the same way. Keep in mind that this last was written seven months prior to the events in Homestuck canon. The author clearly has some sort of psychic powers.
  • Genius Bonus: The Land of Silk and Empyrean replaces the canon Land of Wrath and Angels. However, the description of the former reveals it has "unspeakable wheels of eyes and wings and fire" which is one of the original depictions of angels.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The end of Bunch of Bull's Shit is even funnier after this panel appeared in Homestuck.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Embrace, Most Just. Both chapters are Eversion-level horrifying. And then there's the horribly gruesome descriptions of some of Feferi's victims. Aradia was torn to pieces, for one, and Karkat had all their innards ripped out. And even worse? Feferi's very calm and composed words on the matter.
  • Tear Jerker: Many, many things. Most notably when Kanaya's dreamself is killed. Bear in mind that for most of the story Prospit is the only place where she isn't hunted and despised for her blood color.
    • Terezi saying goodbye to Kanaya, especially after all the times she mocked her, hits really hard.
  • The Woobie: Kanaya fits this role depressingly well, as do Eridan and Jade.