- Gamzee - South American
- Karkat - Puerto Rican
- Tavros - mix of Filipino/American
- Sollux - American
- Feferi - European mix
- Eridan - Italian
- Terezi - Polish
- Aradia - Japanese
- Vriska - Chinese
- Equius - South African
- Nepeta - mix of Korean/American
- Kanaya - French Canadian
addendum Gamzee is fluent in Spanish whereas Karkat can barely understand it haha. Sollux can speak multiple languages. The rest of them are all fluent in their respective second languages to some degree, except for Vriska, Terezi, and Eridan who are strictly English-only haha.
As for sexualities it’s open to interpretation I guess…? I don’t really feel comfortable labeling that kind of stuff!
You are Karkat Vantas and you. Fucking. Hate. Summer.
What a serendipitous stroke of luck, then, that you happen to live in a shitty flat in the middle of New York City with no air conditioning when the heat index is a hundred and fucking three.
It is one of those miserable, cloudless days when there isn’t even a breath of wind. You are wandering around the empty apartment in your underwear and every inch of you feels disgusting. You have tried everything to stay cool, but there’s only so much time you can spend standing in front of your empty fridge with the door open before you start to go out of your mind with boredom.
You have an electric fan you found at a thrift shop for eight bucks. It is square and brown and it looks like it was made in the seventies, and at its highest setting it barely creates enough breeze to stir your hair.
this is old but karina started talking fic to me and i remembered how lovely this was and uh yeah„„„, hehhhhhhh
a very sweet girl sent me an ask earlier this evening asking me to draw this for her friend who was going into surgery today„ i recognized her username and she was one of the cutest fans i have and had just sent me the sweetest message just a few days ago ;_; so daisy pleaseee please feel better and i hope you get well soon!!!
anyway she asked for 4 Chords Gamzee and Karkat when they first met, like the pic i drew a few months ago. i guess i can shed some more backstory on it? they met when Karkat was 14 and Gamzee was 18 and just out of high school. Karkat had a tumultuous family situation and ran away on a near monthly basis. on one of those occasions Gamzee found him on his way to his regular busking spot, and dragged the sorry looking kid into a cafe for sustenance. Karkat was wary of him at first, of course, but they kept in touch after the fact and Gamzee slowly became one of the only people Karkat could count on (no matter how stoned or inebriated he was, at least he was still there and charming in his own stupid, happy go lucky way). he left his home and moved in with the older man two years after they met. present time 4 Chords takes place when Karkat is 19 and Gamzee is 23, so five years after their first meeting.
okay from now on i think the updates will be done in strip format instead of pages, so it lessens the workload on me and also allows for faster updates. i’m really excited to work on the next installment though, because MORE STUFF HAPENS………
how do i phrase this without sounding creepy
at the pasadena homestuck meet a few months ago i met this guy who pretty much embodies what i imagine 4 Chords Tavros would look like. he has the perfect match of wistful/hopeful/wry smile and i just afkglksglfhgh
anyway it’s his birthday today. he doesn’t really know me so it would be pretty embarrassing and uh i guess creepy if he found this but um! happy birthday!