i felt like this should be a confession therefore confession

Headcanon: In ‘So Many Birthdays’ Steven’s age changed depending on how old his actions felt to him - as he didn’t notice them, I’m assuming it was subconsciously. Therefore I think it’s likely that the way he looked was the way his subconscious interpreted that age to look on him, on top of how he was feeling negative about aging. I.e the way Steven looked in that episode wouldn’t be how he looks when he is actually older, and how he looked was how he thought he should look.
- desertsandtea