I mentioned minor touches being a bit off with this story arc in the planning stages, and one reason is cause I couldn’t tell what is and isn’t appropriate with these kids. Gretchen can’t be too cynical. Gladys can’t be too morbid. Their characters rely on more subtle bits of these traits, mainly cause they are still kids in the end, and writing for kids is pretty tricky. They’re also FI characters though, so I’m allowed to exaggerate them a touch for the purposes of adding those subtle cues. Gladys does have to be weird sometimes, and Gretchen can’t be a generic smiley kid around company like that forever. Studying lolis is a pretty fascinating subject, in all honesty.