What's the big deal? It's called a fetish!
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What kind of building does he live in though? Bugs and shit everywhere.
the OP in the master thread, Tom's rent is taken care of by his government assistance (proof positive the system has failed), and the landlord is likely aware of how the property has degraded under his care. But unless Tommy is actively committing some sort of crime on the property (he isn't) or is late on his rent (he won't be, thanks to Big Brother government), the landlord cannot legally evict him. This likely means the landlord (rightly) hates him with a nuclear passion for utterly ruining the property.Since Tom's the kind of tenant that normally pays late the landlords will probably stop by a few days past his usually late time only to find sentient cockroaches have turned his body into an autonomous vessel of flesh.
Tom only hates his Dad because instead of just giving his grifter son a free house he kicked his ass out so he could resell the house instead. S'called tough love.
Edit: Tom has a history of spending what little money he has irresponsibly. He was once expecting a 500$ payment for playing a song so he wasted all of his money on stupid shit only to find himself broke in the end.