these old cartoons

Headcanon Time

Toby would have grown up in relative poverty as his Nana took him in while she was already retired. He has never complained about it, however, because he knows that she’s done everything she can for him.

While they had enough money to get by with the basics, most of the belongings that Toby has were passed down from either his parents or were obtained from either flea markets or thrift stores. This reflects in his taste in movies, music and pretty much everything outside the things Jim introduced him to. A lot of the movies he grew up with - the ones he wouldn’t feed to Aarg - and the various cassettes and vinyl he has lying either belonged to his parents, or they were something he picked up himself as he became more and more interested in them.

They’re the only things he has left of his parents and they’re a source of comfort for him.

Even now that he’s got internet access and a cellphone he still indulges in the old stuff a lot.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.