I personally think this is one of the funnier comics in the whole series. Panel two makes me chuckle every time I look at it, and it’s all due to Puck’s appearance: that near-death state of illness that we’ve all been in at some point in time.

I wanted this strip to play off that nebulous zone where romanticism hits reality. It usually occurs about a month or two into any serious relationship. The guy farts openly in the girl’s presence; the girl sends the guy out to get emergency ‘feminine products;’ someone vomits on someone else. It’s all the same. Does it kill the romance? Hardly. It just makes the romance a touch more realistic.

Dated alert: note the fact that Colin refers to watching a ‘video.’ Wow. So very, very 90’s.