ugh im so torn about adding the alpha trolls into this story ??? because i love them but also. adding porrim kurloz and kankri would overcomplicate the cousin dynamic. even though i would kind of like it. there's always the whole "theyre college age/out of the house" thing too???
so like karkat gets calls from kankri sometimes like asking if hes ok. karkat usually doesnt answer though because he hates his brother so much.
kurloz sometimes randomly shows up at the makara's place but karkat never knows what he wants because he doesnt know much sign language, so pretty much the most important phrase in his small sign vocabulary is "wait for gamzee"
porrim is in college studying a whole bunch of feminism and women's studies classes and she's basically the "cool older sister" who comes home every now and then and everyone (especially kanayas girlfriend) always gets all flustered over kanayas hot sister.
so yeah i guess i could work them in ??????
the switch is now on OFF