a slight discourse... not discussed very much, but still something i still think should be addressed in the Underswap fandom
so… this is something i think about a lot.
people tend to write blue as a sort of “energetic innocent 5-year-old but he’s actually like 20″ type guy, which i’m cool with, but like… there should be a REASON behind it
there are real psychological reasons behind “grown-ups” never actually thinking like adults, or having adult interests. like… PTSD? social anxiety? real diagnosed mental disorders that cause behaviors like “the never growing up child”
so not only does it make more sense for a character to have a diagnosed reason for acting a certain way, but also think about this from a writer/artist’s point of view.
what’s the more interesting story?
a steven universe knock-off 1-dimensional character with no actually interesting traits; who usually only comes off as annoying or hyper-sensitive for no real reason, only written like this for the pleasure of the fans
a character that has been through something in his childhood that forced him to “grow up” quicker, and as a result now permanently sees the word in a child’s eye, yes, they still come off as annoying and hyper-sensitive, but that’s because of something that’s happened to them in the past, and is redeemable in their actions; and actually writable as an interesting, 3-dimensional character with some depth to them
(if you have something to add/fix/correct me on here, please by all means do so. this post is solely to get people thinking.)