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Travelstuck all together.

Compiling this again.  (I need a break from lands, I’m sorry.)

People’s ages here will vary.  Some of it is because I think it’d be more interesting, others are because of needing to justify things like Karkat’s education level, Terezi’s position.  I’d be totally fine with wiggling things into better forms, I was just throwing this all together so people can find it.

John rides a modern Vespa, bright yellow and affectionately dubbed Casey, and zooms across southern California, where he’s going to school.  The wind all around him helps him relax.  During the summer, he treks up to Washington to see his family, but sometimes Nanna will scoot down to see him.

Rose’s mother is a jetsetter, leaving Rose at a boarding school, but as she has gotten older, Roxy has dragged Rose on vacation with her.  There’s a lot of commuting, and they don’t always get to sit together on the planes due to how often Roxy decides Rose is coming at the last minute.

Jade’s up north in Alaska/Canada, with her grandpa Jake involved in a field study up there.  She breeds dogs and is hoping to do the Iditarod at some point with her dogs Bec and Jack.

Dave’s into cars, as so is Dirk.  Think Pimp My Ride and Top Gear having a baby, with an overdose of irony and that’s probably what the Striders are doing.  Dirk does pizza delivery for a part time job.

Feferi’s mother runs a cruise liner, and Feferi grew up on one of those cruisers.  People there sort of consider her the princess and after all, she is probably the heiress…

Eridan’s dad is a retired wwhaler from Japan, who bears two very obvious scars on his face.  Still, he is one of Feferi’s mother’s business partners now.  Eridan (well, that’s his net handle) himself is a bit of an otaku and is friendly with Feferi over the internet.

Gamzee’s the most melancholy of the ideas to me.  I see him as a kid in a port city, a Navy brat with a dirty old goat of a father who doesn’t get much time to see his son.  He likes the grittier part of town and he is most likely as the one talking about what comes though the ports, the amazing pictures of the underbelly, that sort of thing. 

Equius runs a ranch.  Hands down.  Cowboy, possibly friends with the Striders, though I’d see him more likely in Montana, as an excuse for being close to my idea for Nepeta.

Vriska is a sk8rgiiiiiiiirl~  It’s mostly so she can escape her demanding mother, and she lives in Portland, Oregon.

Kanaya’s in Paris, Milan, New York, somewhere well-known in the fashion industry, hoping she can get into it.   Her mother runs a hotel that’s very popular with that sort of clientele.

Terezi’s a hang-gliding instructor, who trusts the feel of the wind to know how to fly.  It doesn’t stop people from being terrified of her and for her.

Nepeta’s a little different than you’d expect.  Her locomotion is on foot, sure, and she lives near Yellowstone, daughter of a park ranger.  She absolutely loves her mother’s job and intends to follow in her footsteps.

Karkat?  He’s a medical student in this universe, and of all things he could be?  He’s a crabby, part-Chinese Australian surfer from Christmas Island.  You can probably figure out why.  Him and John are the two main inspirations for this whole AU period, which is why I made the excuse of Karkat being in San Diego at the oncology center there, since there’s pretty good surf there as well.

Sollux’s a commercial bee keeper, trucking his hives across the USA.  Beep, beep, motherfucker.  Don’t ask me why, I just find the idea of him with an Optimus Prime like truck and red-and-blue shades to be hilarious.

Tavros, when he isn’t involved in some extremely stupid acts like the Running of the Bulls, likes hot-air ballooning.  (Fly, Pupa, flyyyyyyyy!)

Last but not least, Aradia’s a bit of a climber.  She’s with her parents in the Andes a lot, with them studying ruins, but her budding passion for rock-climbing might drive her other places.

More Travelstuck

Thanks to Kilehye’s livestream, some ideas came up.

Terezi is a hang-gliding instructor, god help us all.  And possibly still blind.  She’s damn good, but people are terrified.

And if we’re going for fantasy elements, well… Gamzee’s dad is a battleship. Literally.  If not, he just pretends his dad is the ship.

As for Sollux… this is best summarized by the log.

AstraKiseki: Sollux’s still on the ‘admin for a website and dealing with GPSes, but…
AstraKiseki: If Tezeri’s hang-gliding, maybe he’s the bicycle.
Evei: Bee keeper
bonerstuck: two pad ddr master
AstraKiseki: Evei, trying to keep with the travel stuff.
Evei: Sorry, I just think of bees every time he pops up.
AstraKiseki: Heheh.
Evei: Haha
jabberwockyx: I dunno, the only travel-related thing I could see him do him would be, like, flying business class to foreign countries to work on technology stuff
Evei: Yeah
jabberwockyx: …him do him. i can english good.
catsSchrodinger: xD
Evei: Yeah, I can’t really think of anything else
AstraKiseki: Dammit internet.
AstraKiseki: Honestly, I’ll probably keep him with working with GPSs.
bonerstuck: wait
bonerstuck: There exist commercial beekeepers
bonerstuck: Who go around the country with truckloads of beehives
AstraKiseki: …
AstraKiseki: Trucker.
bonerstuck: To help pollinate crops
jabberwockyx: jfdkljslkfs;fsd trucker sollux ahahaha
AstraKiseki: ***.  Yes.

Best trucker ever.  Beep beep motherfucker.

Travelstuck AU?

Maybe someone else can work with this.  I keep having this idea of a homestuck RP set where the characters are linked to travel, in some way. 

The original idea was John with a bright yellow Vespa and a blue helmet, zooming down the highway and taking joy with the wind all around him, with Dave jabbing him for not going for a vintage Vespa.  (“But this has a blue key!  :B”)  Though I confess, I’d move him south, such as San Diego, partly because I live there and partly because the weather is nice enough for riding a scooter year-around.  Mostly the second.

Rose’s mother is a jetsetter and often Rose is left at a boarding school, but during vacation since she has gotten older, she often goes with her mother to different places. A lot of commuting for her, I think.

Jade’s up north in Alaska/Canada/the Yukon, her grandfather involved in the oil business or something involving biology up there, and she wants to do the Iditarod so badly, but that’s years and years away.

Dave’s probably more involved with cars, somewhere in between Pimp My Ride and Top Gear.  Dirk doesn’t do robots here, he works with engines and cars maybe?  Limos and Ferraris and stuff.

I’d probably have the trolls as all human, and I have some ideas relating to them too…  Like Feferi being the daughter of a woman who runs a cruise liner and she grew up on it or something like Jessica Watson, sailing all over the world. 

Eridan’s dad is probably best as a wwhaler, so possibly either from the Faroe Islands or Japan, using the internet to chat with Feferi and helping her feel less alone.  I could see their positions switched, since Eridan wouldn’t be able to make a lot of friends on a boat either, but eh, this is just idle thinking.

Gamzee’s the most melancholy of the ideas to me.  I see him as a kid in a port city, a Navy brat with a dirty old goat of a father who doesn’t get much time to see his son.  He likes the grittier part of town and I’d see him most likely as the one talking about what comes though the ports, the amazing pictures of the underbelly, that sort of thing.  I know some people would want him as a circus kid, and this is another one of my biases showing; my dad’s Navy and while I don’t remember much of him traveling, I remember kids waiting at the docks for their mom or dad to come back to port.

Equius runs a ranch.  Hands down.  Cowboy, possibly friends with the Striders, though I’d see him more likely in Montana, as an excuse for being close to my idea for Nepeta.

Who, I think, is probably in Yellowstone National Park.  Nepeta’s the one I think does a lot of hiking and walking and running all over there and might have more of a wolfish (or bears) motif in this sort of setting.  Lives near Equius, might be the daughter of someone who runs an animal rehab center. 

Kanaya probably lives in the middle of a big city, like New York, Milan, or Paris, somewhere well-known in the fashion industry, her family running a hotel popular with that clientele. 

While I’d love to make Karkat have a bicycle (cue jokes), I think I want him as a surfer.  A cranky surfer who lives on Christmas Island.  That or a South Pacific island, or Hawaii.  Let him work with the locomotion of the ocean.

Tarvos’s bound to end up a wheelchair from the Running of the Bulls but he hasn’t yet!  /shot

I’d go into more detail about the others, but I’m not sure how to handle them. Aradia’s easy for family life (archeologist!) but where?  And how is it linked to travel?  Sollux, Terezi, and Vriska are headaches too.  The main things I wanted were an excuse for earth porn like glorious pictures of different landscapes and cities, and loving detail about transportation.

Does anyone even care about me babbling about this stuff, or should I just shut up?