An old wip of a scene from the THH stageplay that I don’t think I’ll continue but thought it’d be a waste not to post anyway
Pizza Slice Sweatshirt
The only way to wear pizza.
100% cotton. Ready to ship in mid-March.
ive known so many “cis” people who’ve told me they thought they might be trans or nonbinary but they dont really experience dysphoria so they felt like they werent allowed to call themselves trans. how many people have had to live their lives in the closet because they were told they werent in enough pain
i’ve said it once and i’ll say it again. EUPHORIA is the greatest identifier of a trans person. not dysphoria. dysphoria is hard to define and thus it’s hard to regulate what is and isn’t dysphoria. but euphoria? that feeling u get when someone uses the right pronouns? that “i can’t contain my smile” sort of joy? THATS what the trans experience is all about. that’s what unites us
Okay I keep seeing posts about trans men with big chests finding bras that work to squish things pretty flat. I wore a 44H cup from Lane Bryant... NOTHING got me flat. Not a single thing made me look less than a DD. That's because I had 13 pounds of tissue on my rib cage that can't compress INTO that rib cage no matter how tight I pulled things. No folding, no layering, no doubling up ever was enough for my bf to even notice the size difference. I spent hundreds trying and every time I would be left sobbing in front of the mirror in garbage that left me suffocated and bulging.
THIS HAPPENS... Not everyone has a success story with binding, and I wish I wish that I had found just one person that had said... Hey, it's never going to work at that size but that's okay. It's not your fault.
It's not because you didn't research. Because you didn't TRY hard enough. Sometimes bodies just don't compress. They aren't meant to.
So... it sucks but you're not alone.
Something I think people in this fandom (*cough* Gregory haters *cough*) tend to forget about Gregory's character is that he's literally a child in survival mode. Even outside of the pizzaplex. Yeah he can be mean or outwardly destructive or manipulative or a little jerk but in his mind he's doing what he feels is best to keep himself alive.
In the endings where they escape, you can tell he doesn't always act like this. He is in an environment where he can let down his guard and so he does. But on the streets, where strangers can hurt him and there's almost no way to tell who he can trust? Where living to see tomorrow isn't guaranteed? Of course he's going to keep his walls up and detach himself emotionally when the situation calls for it. It takes at least half the game(?) for Gregory to start showing signs of letting Freddy in and he remains resentful and aggressive with the animatronics because they're out to get him. Freddy never tries to hurt him like the others do and this is why they are besties Gregory trusts him.
His distrust of Vanessa? Her job is to find people still in after hours and call lost and found/the police. He perceives her as a threat because of it. But she's only doing her job and in the Vanny unmasked ending, once she's off her shift, he's friendly to her with Freddy's encouragement. And that's probably because she was kinder to him after he explained himself off screen or because she no longer gave him a reason to be afraid of her. It could be both.
He "hates Map Bot" because they constantly invade his space and shove maps into his face. Which puts him further on edge. He's already in a stressful situation, no shit he's going to hate any added stressors, including Vanny. He's only trying to survive until 6 AM and if anything he can do in his environment can raise his chances of making it out alive, he's going to do it.
I'm not going to delve into the whole ethical debate of his dismantlement of the Glamrocks. Because I'm mostly focusing on his characterization with the post. And that's a topic for another time.
In conclusion: Gregory is not inherently mean, he's a feral kid in survival mode, he's a good kid but a bit misguided, and y'all need to leave him alone!
“Don’t wait until the last minute to do your assignments!”
listen. I don’t. But I am always trapped in a vicious cycle.
And the only thing that breaks this cycle is the dread of an imminent deadline