1. it’s okay he can use that word about himself
  2. Yeah, the “25 years later” thing was definitely me giving myself another way in, in case I ever wanted to come back to this universe.  I figured these characters were spent, but maybe if/whenever I wanted to come back, I could write about their kids.  Instead, about six years later, I decided to reboot them as college students, and I’m quite happy with that swerve.  Ask me again in 2029, I guess.
  3. gotta love a good callback