Popppappp’s flirtation with Willow follows the contours of a typical Internet romance. Which is strange, because neither of them has access to the Internet. In the circumstances, however, it’s as close to normality as they can get: they’re both used to flirting online, and don’t really know any other way to proceed. All it takes is a little translation.
The romance begins in “Facebook” – which in this instance is the common room, the only public place where you can glance and chat in controlled, informal conditions – and continues with an exchange of email addresses. Which means, in fact, that Willow tells Popppappp the number of her bedroom, and he tells her his.