Hey, so I finished the game, and I feel I should provide some much-needed critique regarding Cinnamon
Basically, I don't think the bits involving Cinnamon's gender was handled too well, and here's why:
I'm a trans woman myself, and I wanted to make this point clear: about 99% of us would not tolerate anyone misgendering us, even if they happen to be close friends. It's just a really low blow. It's like if you were spiteful of someone in a wheelchair and so you kept calling them a cripple, it's just... it's really not cool
The fact that Cinnamon is okay with Dumpling calling them a guy doesn't really make it better, either. At best, it makes it sound like trans women don't actually believe they're women, and at worst, it promotes the idea that we're only crossdressers that are out to trick men into relationships or sometimes even sex
I've seen some of your comments on Manly's videos, and I don't believe you wrote Cinnamon this way out of malice. I don't think you had any bad intentions, and the fact that you're willing to make your games inclusive for us makes you much better than a lot of other creators
I just think you could've done it with a lot more grace and sensitivity, you know? It's a good idea to let people know where your intentions are with things like that. I suggest doing more research in the future, and maybe getting some input from trans people if you can.
If I were to suggest alternative options for Cinnamon in particular, I would say either to make Dumpling acknowledge Cinnamon as a woman and just stick with being irritated with their teasing, have Cinnamon keep their gender entirely a secret, or make them non-binary/bigender. If, they would accept being called a guy and it would still be respectful.
I do hope you'll take this into consideration, and I look forward to your future projects. You have good ideas, and I want to see you succeed!
P.S. I'm also one of the people who drew Sissy for you in Artfight last year!