sdfasd I JUST AM ALWAYS CURIOUS ABOUT LIKE…PPLS SHIP INTERPRETATIONS UNLESS I EXPLICITLY SAY ‘I DONT LIKE IT’ IM NEVER REALLY AGAINST ANY SHIPS i think its cute unu
let’s be real here I am terrible about ships that I don’t like, even if you were mercilessly dismissing the possibility of Karkat<>Kanaya I would have no critical leg to stand on
AS FAR AS WHY I THINK IT WORKS THOUGH I guess I like to think of Kanaya as being in a position to restrain Karkat from doing harm to himself— though she’s also clearly able to help him interact with other people more effectively, cf. her reaction to his line about Terezi pretending to regret Dave’s death solely to make him jealous. And I do think that Kanaya’s rainbow drinker spree wasn’t a one-time, afterlife catharsis type thing; not that I imagine she’s a villain or an aspiring mass murderess, but hell, she was unpredictably violent even before she died, prone to grudges and jealousy and believing herself right regardless of all evidence to the contrary, and that’s something Karkat could defuse.
also it’s really funny to imagine her wooing him away from Gamzee with trails of romantic breadcrumbs and humor is my #1 priority in shipping