Back in original Roomies!, I wanted to do a story about Joe’s parents getting divorced.  But then my parents got divorced and suddenly it became a Thing.  And I knew no matter how I did the story, there’d be no way it wouldn’t be awkward for everyone involved, so I dropped the idea.  Years later, I returned to finish what I’d originally intended!

…except I totally would have done the story absolutely seriously back in 1998 or whatever.  In 2004, I wrote it as a farce.