I guess the point here is that Aaron can be kind of a weird idiot, which isn’t really a great point to be making.
So I know I kind of self-castigated for the earlier storyline where Aaron and Jon were competing to ask out the singer of the Birdherders. To me, this feels like the same territory but handled much better; Jon’s attracted to someone from another band, but I think I do a better job of putting her into the strips as a person, not just this vague prize for the boys to compete over. So way to go me, I guess, for personal growth between 2007 and 2009.
Laura, of course, eventually becomes extremely central to the strip, and is the driver for a lot of my favorites from the last stretch in 2016 and 17. But that’s a way off.