headcanon Joey's mom is really an old school hacker back from Bell Labs, that's why Joey is trying so hard is to live up to her reputation and she's upset with him not because he broke the law but because he made mistakes that got him caught
this theory brought to you from just really liking Joey's mom's style
"Joey, you're helpless, you gotta stop letting your mother dress you"
like, you wish she dressed him
I mean cmon phantom phreak would totally dig Joey's mom's style. Probably borrowed that cat shirt from her!
@RadicalEdward Maybe it's that Phreak is trying to encourage Joey to find his own style, instead of emulating others.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.