When a strip such as mine is dependent on continuity a little mistakes or contradictions can be embarrassing. The little ones, that is to say bits of dialogue that contradict the strip’s text evidence, I treat as typos quietly fix them when I notice them and prey that nobody notices.
But then there are the big ones, the ones that I can’t fix. The best example of this is the first two years where I was still just trying to figure out what was going on and there is tons of information about the setting that doesn’t fit into current cannon not to mention a handful of cheap political jokes that I’m kind of embarrassed about now (not due to being ashamed of my own politics but due to them dating badly.) So because of this my general attitude about the first two years is not to talk about the first two years.
More recently another big one snuck up on me.
The last couple of months have been what I’ve started to call long day storylines. That is to say juggling three subplots that keep on going on while still only happening in 24 hours of strip time. I’m generally uncomfortable with these strips because they have a tendency to constrain the stories you can tell since they don’t allow you to move forward until the “day” ends.
Anyway I was just going through the archives to remind myself on some of the details so it would be easier to finish only to discover that the Spring Mystery, storyline something that took place before the current day and the aftermath of which is an important detail in the current storyline occurred while Kate and Rowan were having breakfast.
I suppose I could tell myself that I’m writing the story in “Anachronic Order” but if I am I’d like to think I was doing it on purpose and a little more competently.
Any way please don’t judge too harshly.