Writing time into a comic is weird. A five minute conversation can take 8-10 pages, and in a webcomic updated twice a week, that can take over a month. We started this comic in 2006, and in the first story takes place in the fall of 2004. All of the comics between the start and now have taken place over the 2004-2005 school year.

I tell you all of that so that the joke  on this page makes sense. It’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t so interconnected through cellphones, computers, internet, etc. Now, of course, everyone and their mother and their grandmother has a cellphone. But, back in 2005, cellphones in high school were still a novelty, especially in the midwest.