So, of all the people I could quote, I'm going to bring up Dave Chapelle here:
“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It's dismissive. "I don't understand this person. So they're crazy." That's bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.”
I think that about sums up how Ace feels about all this. To go a little more into detail, while it's been kinda mentioned, freelancers are not part of society. They have no means of acquiring food, shelter, clothes... anything. They have been cut off by the corporate powers that be and are basically non-entities.
So yeah, uh, probably not something he's happy to hear.
I've also been trying to play around with stuff a bit more, so I decided to do a small design thing with Xander:
It's kind of sort of supposed to be reminiscent of Alexander the Great's helmet based off of some paintings I had looked at, combined with a dragon theme as well as some of the same kinds of flourishes I'd used for my card suit designs. Still feel like I want to mess around with this idea a bit more for future ideas.