4.07 You Were Always On My Mind 16

September 4th, 2012, 12:01 am

Author Comments:

Gibson Twist, September 4th, 2012, 12:20 am

Oh, that Marley!

User Comments:

Barzaad (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 1:35 am

Ooooooooh..... depth and mystery...

yayness (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 1:39 am

So far peter definitely wins the award for best call home. :p

Quadrant, September 4th, 2012, 1:55 am

Somehow public payphones and public computers I have a thing about not using them. Seems lack privacy and whatnot. Granted mobiles aren't as private, especially when not in public but the thing is you can take it a private place. Peters might not've been that fun in private though. :P

Does no one have mobile phones here? Not even cheap ones that cost less than payphones?

Meep (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 2:04 am

I think this story is set in the 80's or something like that

Owl (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 5:16 am

Life withouth cellphones
More like the 90s, I really dont know what the cellphone situation was like for you guys in the US back in the 90s, but here in Argentina cellphones, at least as a popular item that everyone has, came a few years later... ahhh life withouth cellphones and social networks... that was awesome...

Owl (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 5:21 am

Sorry for the crapy english... its not my natiuve language,im prety sure that "has" its wrong is it had?

Shaz, September 4th, 2012, 5:52 am

In the mid-90's I got my first cell phone. I'd started working at a casino, swing shift, and I was nervous about driving home alone at 3am, especially since it was a long drive down lonely country roads and if something would've happened with the car I'd have been stranded. I was still living with my parents at the time, and also going to college, so it was decided I'd get one of these new cell phones (at the time, beepers were still all the rage) 'just in case'.

The thing was 'smaller than any cell phone before!' and it was still a freaking brick. I wish I still had it, so I could show it off to younger folks who grew up with cell phones fitting easily in the palm of their hand.

Glori, September 4th, 2012, 6:59 am

@Meep: Mr Twist has said it's set around 2000, give or take.

Jeffko, September 4th, 2012, 8:02 am

@Glori: Really? I coud've sworn he said mid-90s.

Drewster, September 4th, 2012, 8:31 am

I thought he said the events that inspired this occured in the mid 90's to early 2000's.

Gibson Twist, September 4th, 2012, 8:39 am

@Jeffko: Glori is more or less correct, I think I said "give or take 10 years ago." That gets fuzzy, though, in that time doesn't pass the same in the story as in how long it takes me to tell it. Ultimately, though, give it 10-yearsish. I will say anyone who thinks this is set in the 80s has no idea what the 80s looked like.

@Owl: Sorry, I don't see that word anywhere on this page.

Narie (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 9:08 am

@Mr Twist: Owl was talking about his own post.

@Owl, to me the has seems correct. The post where you apologize for your english is actually worse than the original post.

Owl (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 9:17 am

Thats right
@Narie: You are absolutely right, keep on mind that I wrote both comments at 7.15 AM... also iam a very paranoid and insecure guy :)

Gibson Twist, September 4th, 2012, 9:27 am

@Owl: It's interesting to me how often people whose second language is English are more concerned with their grammar and spelling than many people who are native English speakers. I'm not sure what your native tongue is, but your English is better than most if not all of us would do speaking that, so you're doing fine.

Owl (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 9:51 am

@Gibson Twist: My native language is spanish im from Argentina and i´ve learned english mostly from movies, comics, books ect etc, so im pretty proud of that fact. Thanks!! I guess that all that grammar obsession is due to insecurity mostly i dont know... I also hang out with a lot of english-spanish translators and i was studiying to become one myself.... being around all that people that knows ALOT about a language make you feel that you know so little...

Owl (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 10:12 am

By the way... if you ever need some traslation to spanish for this comic or any other project i am your man :)

Zombie (Guest), September 4th, 2012, 10:29 am

As I recall, EVERYONE didn't start having a cell phone till at least 01-03. I got mine later than most. I held out as long as possible. Did you have a cell phone on sept 11? ;) Pretty sure I didn't.

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