Maybe I am really sheltered too, because I read it a few months ago and I was also just confused? Like I didn't understand any of it. For example: Horrible things happen after the soda can appears? I did not get that. I just saw it appear at random and do nothing and disappear, just like a bunch of other story elements, and I didn't understand/still don't. The whole comic is just one giant ???? to me. I don't get it. I'm reminded of when I was listening to the song Point Blank on Youtube because I liked the sound and I saw a comment like "If you understand the significance of the lyrics, this is really deep." AND I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND. AND I REPLIED TO THAT COMMENT THAT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND BUT I NEVER GOT A RESPONSE and years later I am still annoyed because apparently that song means something but I don't know what!