History in the SMSing
Art - I love that art of this strip as this continues the high detail art from the previous strip throughout the whole of this strip. The costumes remain great throughout and doesn't seem to take a panel "off", the quill pen is drawn great in both positions and I like how the inkwell is included in panel one, and the little things like the piece of paper and the addition of a beauty mark for Brent rounds out the whole scene nicely.
And to all the people who complain that I religiously remain negative about "mitten hands" look at this strip. This strips drawing of hands in a variety of positions is done well, with great detail, and continues through the whole strip. The reason I complain because I know THIS is the quality you can get and it falls back to "mitten" hands sometimes. If it was never done before I'd chalk it up to a lack of skill in that department, but it's not, as seen by this strip
Story - As much as I love to art the story was very meh for me. I get that it is the whole "modern idea in a past setting" joke but it wasn't anything too special for me to bring it above things I've seen before. I don't know or have time to learn Leetspeak so the final panel has no meaning for me. I'm not saying it is horrible it just didn't hit me as funny (paintball and ceiling light were horrible)
Plus to me the comparison of texting to trading notes right next to each other isn't a good one. If the strip was Brent writing the note, a rider similar to Paul Revere rides all night to deliver something akin to the note in the strip, then the scene of explanation would have been more apt a correlation.
I'm not trying to write the strip, well because I'm not that funny :)