on my last blog. the only discourse i ever got into was about trans fahc jack.
so. im gonna talk about trans jack. AND trans michael!!!
i don’t rly know where trans fahc michael came from for me, like my brain just decided. hm yes. he’s gonna have a nice dynamite binder (drawing to come). but regardless. he ended up joining the crew before transitioning and by the time he legally and medically started, the crew was pretty well established and had some good power. so, of course, he had geoff and gavin literally erase his deadname off the face of the fuckin earth and get him a false birth certificate. theyre a supportive crew, damnit!! no one even remembers his dead name at this point. he originally wanted to go stealth for personal comfort reasons, but he ended up being a little more on the ‘oh fuck yea i love my trans body fuck cishets’ side after a while (no one on the crew is cishet, this is the hill i will die on), so he was definitely on and off about top surgery until he realized binding could be a liability in hostile situations. comfortable lungs and ribs are pretty necessary when you’re running from the cops, and especially in a stolen jet where the air pressure gets fucky. ended up getting some cool tattoos over his scars but is shameless about them.
now. jack. she was 1000% stealth to everyone except geoff. besides being tall and a little deep voiced, there was no telling. until someone made a bad joke in the very early crew days and she put them in their fuckin place, outing herself in the process because she knew she could take any of them down anyways (being out changed nothing for her, really, everyone was already intimidated by her because she’s not afraid to kick ass with grace and style). however, after that, she leaned into the pride a little more too; and then A LOT more when michael started transitioning because he was pretty young at the time and she wanted to be a good example (it did work, despite michael pretending it was all himself. unyielding stubbornness is a wide accepted headcanon if not fully canon). she actually wasn’t fully transitioned physically, her and michael got their respective top surgeries in the same month. she always jokes about how geoff paid for her boobjob even though he’s gay because she’s just that charming (geoff is yet to dispute this).
also, an additional not trans based headcanon: before the crew, ryan was a mercenary (i think everyone hcs this too), but it wasn’t actually making him enough money because san andreas has LA housing prices and it was too inconsistent for him to keep up with his bills. so he took up a dayjob; at a year-round discount halloween store. usually it’s goth teens working those places, so the 25 year old, 6′2, resting-death-stare man who was covered in very obvious knife and bullet wound scars, wearing a stupid little canvas vest ringing up peoples garbage costumes.. it was the most intimidatingly hilarious thing that’s ever happened. michael and geoff were the only ones who had lived in los santos their whole lives, so of course they’d been there. somewhere, deep in a closet, theres an old picture from a disposable camera that geoff took secretly because it was hilarious before he’d met ryan.
my favorite headcanons are ‘someone has a slightly embarrassing secret and only geoff knows it and he uses it against them (in a wholesome way, ‘ryan go make me a sandwich’ ‘what no’ ‘remember that picture i have of you at the halloween st-’ ‘OKAy okay fine’)