Tomorrow I turn 27. Happy New Year, from me and my fishgoat.
I tend to think mental age is much more significant than physical age, some people age mentally faster or slower than others so they end up doing things at different times, like how some people take longer to figure out what they want to do with their life.
So I generally don’t really care about birthdays, but 18 and round numbers end up being jarring(though being only 20 I haven’t hit many). Mostly because of how I used to think of where I’d be at those ages.
Every age seems old when you become it: it’s older than you’ve ever been before.
Happy birthday, Lucy! Hope the day treats you well, enjoy
I don’t know if I’ll ever feel my age, or that anyone will actually SEE me as being my age (as I look perpetually 15 years old).
happy birthday! *kiss hug glomp*
I like reading your comics; they’re adorable, but they make me dust off the shelves with ideas and thoughts I haven’t looked at in a while. it’s a neat feeling. <3
I’m cancer – does that mean I can procrastinate my resolutions for seven months? (turning 27, too, btw – but still in the “figure out how to make money” phase)
Happy birthday! Hope to see a lot of new stuff from you this year!
I turn 27 this January too. Happy Birthday and good luck with the new year!
I’m turning 27 on the 30th. When my uncle turned 60, he said he was beginning “act 3 of life.” So I guess that means that we have only 3 years left of “act 1″? And just so you know, it doesn’t matter how old you feel, as long as you never get “too old” to draw comics. Happy Birthday, you are a stupendous badass!
Happy birthday, you fellow capricorn, greetings from Mexico! I didn’t know you were from january too, my bday is on the 12th. Let’s celebrate! XD
I find it funny when in your birthday people ask you how does it feels to be a year older. It’s like if at the precise moment another 365 day cicle of one’s life closes you’ll be able to realize or do things you “couldn’t” the years before that. Or as if you were expected to change dramatically in a matter of seconds. Hehe, silly question in my opinion. So I agree with Shauna, mental age is a lot more significant that physical age.
Have a great birthday! *hugs*
Hi, Lucy. Thanks for making this comic! You have put a lot of thoughts that I feel about getting older into lovely words and images. I understand myself a little better thanks for you. Happy Birthday! All the best things to ya.
Happy birthday, Lucy, Buon Compleanno.
Happy birthday! Just wanted to say I got kinda weepy reading this, but in a good way. It reminded me of my niece, who has a post-Xmas birthday like you. She’s only turning 7, but today’s SPA! got me thinking about where she might be in a couple more decades. Great work, as always.
Aw, Lucy. Lovely.
Happy 27th, Lucy!! I’ll be joining you there soon… and know you’ll be brightening it up as your art and humor always do!
You’re counting the years since you were born, which is only the number of times this planet has swung around the Sun- doesn’t that seem weird?
How about this: since the formation of our Galaxy (known as the Milky Way) condensed into functional and indestructable atomic configurations, you can figure your true age at 6 to 7 billion years… Wooooo ! That’s a lot of candles on that there cake !
Stop counting. You’re infinte that way.
Have a wonderful birthday Lucy! Thanks for the lovely comic
Great as always! Sorry, I must point out the misuse of 23-Skidoo, though, because I’m an asshole. According to urban legend, men would hang around the building hoping to see wind blow up women’s skirts and expose their knees. Officers would get these men to disperse–giving them the “23 Skidoo.”
Mine’s the 16th; I know exactly where you’re coming from. Loved the last two panels especially.
Happy birthday Lucy, always remember that age is just a number and not a state of mind!
nice! my birthday is the 14th. love the perspective in this piece.
I share a birthday with you (just turned 26). So I really understand that look forward, look back bit. It’s good to know other people delay new years resolutions. Sadly I am not a fan of my birthday because a lot of people are trying to change and recover from the holidays. It’s hard not to feel lost in the post-holiday madness. In fact there have been at least two times I forgot about my own birthday; which I would blame on the drive to get back into a normal rhythm post holidays.
On a less gloomy note, I hope you had a great birthday, being that bright sun in the cold gloom I suppose. To a good year, send you my congratulatory e-toast. Cheers.
It’s so nice to come across something that reassures me I’m not the only one approaching 30 who feels like a young teen (and/or a wacky cat lady) most of the time I love your aspirations for the new year and I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
@rebecca Yep! No, we’re both right. It later became the slang for the occasion when the skirts would blow up. Much like “420″ was originally a police code.
Thank you for describing astrology as “dubious.” It’s nice to see an artist who is creative and clever and, well, artistic but also rational enough to dismiss the idiocy of astrology and concentrate on things that matter and exist.
As a fellow Capricorn, I second this comic. Not big on horoscopes either though.
Firstly, Happy Belated Bday! I dont know how I missed this one xD. Secondly, like many of your thoughts on getting older, I can totally identify with NOT feeling your age. I’m going to be 28 in May (eeek!) and I still enjoy pretty much all the same things I enjoyed all my life (comics, cartoons, harry potter, geeking out, etc.). I’ve come to realize that there are these social expectations that we are “supposed” to meet that stem from how things worked in the past. It’s all different now though. We don’t have to stop liking our geeky things just because we are “adults”. We can still be productive members of society while still dressing up for Harry Potter parties or the Renaissance Faire. Just remember you’re only as old as you feel and if you feel like you’re 13 sometimes, put that Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers poster on your wall with pride and join the club!
Firstly, happy belated cakeday! Secondly, like most of your insights on life, I can totally relate to what you think of aging. Im going to be 28 this year (eeek!) and still enjoy the same geeky things that I enjoyed when I was 15 ( comics, cartoons, star wars, time travel, etc.) My new motto has become, “you’re only as old as you feel” because its so true. Over the years there has been this “standard” set in place by society that dictates what is and isnt appropriate for certain age groups. But you and I both know that this idea is very outdated. Now it is known that one can be a geek and dress up for that harry potter costume party/renaissance faire and still be a productive member of society. The two arent mutually exclusive, who knew?? xD. So I say, put that chip n dales rescue rangers poster up with pride and join the club!
420 was a police code? I’ve always wondered since I started finding apartments on craigslist. :p
Sorry. The more I see the things I write, the more I see how much of a terrible troll I am.
Happy birthday… thanks for creating and inspiring young people like me to be more pensive, compassionate, and artistic!
Here’s to at least 60 more years of you being awesome in the face of trolls like me.
Hey Lucy! Did you make an Hourly Comics this year?
Lovely comic as usual
Love your Capricorn design!
And happy late birthday ><"
Happy Birthday! And I just read through all your comics. They’re brilliant. You have a really admirable tone of though, conscious and full of depth. You seem so wise, even when you’re theorising. Seriously, your train of thought is both impressive and intriguing, and your speech is both intelligent and friendly. In my humble opinion, you’re a brilliant comic writer
I read Your Comic in the #2 Adventure Time and it was genuinely Delightful! Keep up the Great Work and keep us fans posted! =D
I just rad your short in the Adventure Time #3 and it was genuinely delightful! =D Keep us posted on any new projects and keep up the good work!
Happy birthday! My 27th is in six days- funny that I just found this. It’s always an odd feeling. I’m almost in my late 20′s–when did that happen?
Wow, you’re younger than Stop Making Sense.
That’s my birthday too!
i’m turning 27 today and this comic is just how i feel. spending time thinking about what things do i have achieved during my adult life is weird but it feels fine when i know i have a whole new year to get things done
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