there were other potential solutions, is all im sayin
though i was thinking while doodling these and it occurred to me that the haystack is kind of teru in a nutshell? instead of dealing with the underlying problem he just fronts so hard that it’s obvious to an objective observer exactly what he’s overcompensating for. and he doesn’t have anyone who gives a shit and isn’t just afraid of him to tell him honestly that he looks silly.
and now i made myself sad