Headcanon time: I think Alex is pretty good at covering up the fact that he's about to have an anxiety attack, with the band that is. Especially now that he's a ghost he can just poof out and no one really realizes. With Willie, Alex just physically cannot lie to them, this always leads to Willie stopping whatever's happening to calm him down.
If you decide to post about the new Julie and the Phantoms book, Whatever Happens, please try to add a spoiler warning. It would help a lot of Fantoms be able to steer clear from any spoilers before they get to read it themselves.
[image ID: there are two panels, both screenshots from episode six of julie and the phantoms. the first screenshot is of julie standing outside the garage with a blank expression. there is text over her reading ‘me watching jatp for the first time and expecting bare minimum or just plain shitty lgbtq representation’. the second is of reggie, luke and alex inside the studio. luke is on one knee with text over him reading ‘julie reggie and luke being heavily implied to be bi/pan’. reggie is on his left with text over him reading ‘likeable canon gay characters whos relationship isnt pushed aside’. alex is on lukes left with text over him reading ‘literally the entire fucking flying solo episode’. all three of them are doing jazz hands. end ID]
ALEX MERCER IS A CANONICALLY GAY MAIN CHARACTER THAT HAS ANXIETY. HE HAS HEALTHY COPING MECHANISMS AND FRIENDS WHO SUPPORT HIM UNCONDITIONALLY. HIS SEXUALITY AND MENTAL ILLNESS ARE NEVER TREATED AS A JOKE AND THEY ARENT HIS ONLY DEFINING TRAITS. HE IS OPEN ABOUT BOTH OF THESE THINGS AND IS NEVER SHAMED FOR IT. HE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT KIDS SHOW CHARACTERS AND SERVES AS AMAZING REPRESENTATION FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. LETS TALK ABOUT THAT
[image ID: someone slamming their fist down on a table. end ID]