i was inspired by m83’s moody music video for midnight city featuring some kids with powers. it reminded me how into x-men i was and how cool mutants with special powers is as a concept. i thought i’d take it as an opportunity to redesign x-men characters if they were moody tweens. i got kind of attached to their could-be stories and created a revamped storyline for them as younger kids. maybe i’ll continue dreaming it up and expand on it.