“Don’t worry, none of this is your fault. Those things the young people do that upset you? They’re doing it on purpose, just to make you, specifically you, angry. They are your enemy and you are right to feel attacked.”

– the wisdom that comes with age

I’ve been trying desperately to avoid aging into a curmudgeon who hates new things just because they go against my preconceived notions of what “should” be. For example, I’ve tried to fully embrace a descriptivist approach to language – if society begins using certain words in a way that they didn’t before, then that’s simply a natural evolution in our language and not some aberration that must be stopped. But then I see people refer to my (and others’) comics as “memes” and I can only accept it in silence as another piece of my soul dissolves into oblivion.

– James