Beefy I'm super happy to hear that!! I'm always a sucker for learning more about lore and since I sort of went pretty hardcore with Sinfonia and the amount of lore and in-world history I put into it, I figured short stories would be the perfect way for me to talk more about stuff in a place where people can find it AND where it feels more relevant to the game itself!
circlejourney I think you're perfectly right! I feel like all I ever see are discussions surrounding big names/companies or people who go out of their way to advertise their content as representation, and it's easy to forget the standards aren't the same for every piece of media out there. Especially considering how easily I get anxious over Discourse it's just... so easy to forget these things are so heavily tied around their own specific contexts and advertisement.
That's also a good point too! I don't think if there is a natural sounding way for him to mention those sort of things since he isn't a major character by any means (and actually has his own bigger story I'm eventually going to write out), but I think I can still definitely challenge myself to give it a shot & if nothing else I can keep this in mind in the short story I figured I could write as additional lore.