I was doodling pictures of how younger Dwalin might have looked, and I grew surprisingly fond of the idea of him being a total dick as a kid before growing up a bit and becoming the best bro to ever exist. Because weren’t we all just douchebags when we were like 5-8? I know I was.
Also I like going with the books with their ages, wasn’t Thorin almost 30 when Dwalin was born? (Let’s not talk about Dwalin being only 27 during the battle of Azanulbizar though, The mohawk cracks me up too much to care)