okay. we got to talking about headcanons tonight, and i got to rambling. so here are some of my newsies hcs.
okay so spot is a vegetarian. know that. you’ll pry veggie spot from my cold, dead hands. gay. just straight up gay. but it took him a long time to recognize that. he was raised by a single dad, and his mom is in prison, and he has a much older sister that he’s not close to. (i actually have a really detailed backstory for him that im saving for a rainy day.) speaking of rainy days, he loves them. spot is very into that “treat your body like a temple thing”. he does yoga. lifeguard. plays a lot of app games? like angry birds, temple run, etc. loves to read. depending on the au, he’s either a law student or works in construction with jack. he’s got some ptsd from Some Stuff That Happened Once. drives a big ass jeep with loud music, usually either rock or rap, blaring from the speakers. actually a really good rapper, but pretty much no one sees that. likes to read.
sarah is like 90% gay. she’ll occasionally make out with a guy for fun, like with jack, but let’s be real. when she decides to settle down, it’s going to be with a lady. she and davey are twins. she’s a botanist with a big interest in environmental conservation (science twins.) very sarcastic. she’s the less compassionate twin.
specs is nearly legally blind, but not quite there. he’s a ridiculously slow driver. dad friend. bi. dancer at nyu. also plays baseball and the cello, and he’s very athletic- he runs every day. specs is incredibly detail-oriented and responsible. also, he and jack are the oldest, and he’s kind of jack’s secret right hand man. a lot of people think it’s race or crutchie before davey shows up, but no. it’s actually specs, he just works in the wings. loves crime shows. he and romeo are really into the paranormal- like ghosts and stuff.
in my head, romeo is colombian, so i dont see him as any of the actors that played him. he’s gay, but also ace, but flirts a lot just because he thinks it’s fun. he and specs have been best friends forever (im not getting too into detail about that but keep reading my christmas au). romeo loves candy, and constantly has like, a bag of twizzlers or pixie sticks in his bag or something. he’s really good at crafts, especially making friendship bracelets. like specs, loves the paranormal.
kath has chronic migraines. she ids as queer. she wants to be a reporter, but has a very successful blog, as well. (like a long-form blog, not like tumblr) with a few thousand followers. very politically inclined, and she and elmer talk about politics a lot. she and jack dated for a while, and they had a legitimately good time, but things sometimes just dont work out, and thats what happened with them. kath also really loves youtubers and spends more time than she wants to admit watching makeup tutorials. her dad is pulitzer, but he and her mom never married, so her actual last name is plumber (her mom’s maiden name) and she was raised by her and her stepdad, who she adores.
okay so he’s diabetic. (btw the mush fc i always have in my head is ephraim.) he’s SUPER good with kids. like, they think he’s an absolute superhero. he’s really, really patient and tells really good stories. he’s a big ol stoner. he and blink are best friends (sorry, i dont ship it!!) and he’s quite a potty mouth. mush and blink are actually REALLY fratty. also, he plays guitar
albo is colorblind. it gives him a variety of vision problems. albo is obsessed with cryptids: his favorite is bigfoot, and he’s also very into aliens. favorite movies: space jam and the fast and the furious. albo is also dyslexic and adhd- he and jack bond over it. as a result, school really isnt his thing, and he just sort of wants to be a mechanic, because cars make sense to him and he loves them. then there’s his whole backstory- two older brothers, one of whom is a marine, and then a half sister. his dad cheated on his mom and got the girlfriend pregnant, but he loves his sister a whole lot. albert likes to make a lot of jokes about his colorblindness. he is also pan or queer bc what is projecting, anyway? ummmmm……………. he gets really frustrated by how he’s treated because of his learning disabilities. he loves dogs and cities and loud noises. also, that boy is a mama’s boy
jack has severe dyslexia, to the point where reading is EXTREMELY difficult and frustrating for him, so he just doesnt do it. he’s also got adhd. he’s an artist, but for his day job, he’s a house painter. or sometimes just generally in construction, idk. i generally make him a painter. he does a lot of odd jobs. jack loves cartoons. his favorite show is bob’s burgers. he also loves american ninja warrior. likes to think he’s fearless but he’s actually pretty scared of thunder. jack unironically loves nickelback
race is a future rocket scientist, obviously. his dream is to get people on mars. he’s got severe adhd. he’s constantly fidgeting, and his favorite fidget toys are tennis balls or rubiks cubes. ps he can solves a rubiks cube in under half a minute. loves the kardashians- especially khloe. used to do a lot of shoplifting, but grew out of it. scared of horses. not a huge fan of animals in general, actually. queer or pan. totally tells everyone that his favorite color is green, but it’s be real. it’s gold glitter. used to smoke like a chimney but quit, although it was a struggle.
gay. hecka gay. he realized that he was gay when he played soccer and realized that he didnt want to be the soccer player, he just WANTED the soccer player. loves animals but snakes especially. also really likes alligators? anxiety, but like, the kind of anxiety where if you try to talk to him, he’ll get pissed. let him be alone. started as a business major for practicality but switched to zoology. RIDICULOUSLY sarcastic. very flirty. has had multiple relationships before jack. scared of heights. doesnt love horses, but he’ll deal with them. loves lord of the rings more than almost anything. hates getting his hair wet. VERY good at mario kart. he used to speedrun it and at one point, he was 14th in the world.
okay so: crutchie’s disability can be a few things, depending on the universe im using, but i generally do it as either a degenerative disorder or a major injury that was never treated properly so it never healed.
hates mornings. so much.
terrible loser. will literally fight you if he loses.
sarcastic. can be kind of an asshole.
wants to be a runner. : ((( crutchie is THE best wingman. like, you’re trying to impress someone? call up the big leagues aka crutchie
sarcastic motherfucker. news junkie. super skeptical. questions everything. trouble with his eyesight. he’s the kind of guy who replays arguments in his head thinking up comebacks he should have used. he’ll text you at 3 am like “AND ANOTHER THING”