:o heck yes
karkat vantas + mess
karkat’s basically the king of neat freaks. he gets really possessive over places rather than things, and anyone who doesn’t leave a room he’s claimed exactly the way he found it is in for a fucking earful, or a strife if he’s particularly mad
so rose rifling through his romantic novels isn’t as annoying to him as the fact that she puts them back in the wrong order - not even in the correct QUADRANT, let alone alphabetical! he frequently calls team meetings which are very transparent covers for yelling at everyone to stay out of his shit.
growing up as the lowest of the lowbloods on alternia, he’s gone hungry more than once because he doesn’t dare go out with highbloods around, and there’s no way karkat would let crabdad try to forage. so somebody leaving food out or having scraps left on their plate drives him nuts. every small amount of mess is like another chip away from his perfect control.
dave strider + alcohol
dave’s got a few conflicting opinions here, with his obligatory need to overly complicate his feelings on everything. on the one hand he hates seeing rose drunk, so every bottle he glances at reminds him of his sister’s addiction. then again, he can understand why she does it, and on occasion he’ll casually head into her room just for the company, and the booze. they don’t talk much (aside from rose’s initial prying into his feelings about bro, possibly in a way to distract herself from her mom) but it’s comforting to pass the bottle between themselves while rose knits or peruses a xenophiliac novel and dave scrawls infinite rhyming couplets down his arm, which get more and more nonsensical with time.
he doesn’t particularly like the taste, and bro was chill enough that dave doesn’t consider alcohol something particularly cool, but it’s refreshing to just accept how shit he feels every once in a while and drown it in soporifics.
he doesn’t tell karkat, of course, because karkat’s already spat his opinions about rose’s drinking. he’s not an alcoholic anyway, dave just likes the numbness every once in a while.
alpha kids + summer jobs
jane, obviously, would have a dozen options in bakeries and cafes, what with her incredible skill and prolific family links. however she instead takes it upon herself to donate hundreds of cupcakes and loaves of fresh bread and various other confectioneries to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and down-on-their-luck people she passes every day in the streets. she tries to do so quietly (it’s hard, with the media on her back), and on the occasion that she’s caught or recognized she immediately employs roxy to wipe the footage out of existence.
after all, her family’s wealthy enough, so why shouldn’t she try to help those less fortunate than herself?
roxy, on the other hand, prefers to get summer employment at the cafes and restaurants jane declined. she refuses to work as a bartender, or at any place that serves alcohol (she’s sixteen and already recovering from her addiction, and can’t bear the thought of somebody offering to buy her a drink), but she enjoys chatting with people behind a till or as a waitress. she’s super charismatic and gets excellent tips for her service, but always quits at the end of her vacation to focus on schoolwork again.
dirk’s not much of a people person, and his forays into retail work or customer service end pretty badly. so instead he takes up a job picking fruit over the summer break. it’s not what anyone would expect him to spend his summer doing, but he likes the outdoors, and how stress-free the environment is. (of course, he always ends up challenging himself to do better, but he can’t help that). over the course of the summer he only makes a couple hundred bucks, but he was more in it for something to do with his hands that he doesn’t have to think too hard about.
jake always enjoys time outside too, but he ends up working as a lifeguard only for a couple of weeks before quitting (he’s just really not comfortable running around mostly naked, or the attention he gets). instead he ends up in a menswear store frequenting by older folk, and gets on spectacularly with those who share his interests