just greg

idea: an episode starring greg and doug as dads who mutually can’t relate to their children’s fantasy alien adventures. they go mini golfing together. perhaps eat some dinner. nobody complains about how it is filler because it is the best episode in the whole show.

On Greg's Age

After the Character Analysis post on Holly Blue, I just wanted to bring up something about age and SU characters.

From Adventures in Light Distortion:

Greg + 70 years = 110th birthday
Greg is 40 now
Steven is 14 years old
40-14= 26
Greg had Steven at 26

Given this information, the interactions between young Greg and Rose and also young Greg and baby Steven are clearer now.

It’s not to say that age is a determinant of maturity. But in most societies, certain ages are accompanied by life milestones. People are ushered into a new social environment at the dawn of certain years in their lives. We mark these years and generally we are able to pinpoint the kind of experiences someone has had by the time these years roll around.

Like how Greg was about done with college when he decided to drop out and be a rockstar.

Or how Rose may have been his very first serious relationship. And how he was Rose’s. 

And how Greg is still really young and is at the age most people are starting to reap the benefits of their work. Greg finally getting his royalty checks is doing just that.

But mostly how Greg gave up the years he was most hireable to raise Steven in a way that entered his son would always get to make his own choices in life, as he did.

8

I would do about anything
I would even learn how to love