Today I find myself turning 50.
My first reaction to this is “thank God I finished Issue 36 before this happened” because, as unreasonable and irrational as it may sound, I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t been able to do there would be some psychic damage. As it is, the only psychic damage I’ve suffered so far is that when we checked the mail this morning we discovered that the American Association of Retired Persons had mailed me membership card.
The weirdest thing about turning 50 is that it means I’ve been doing internet-focused entertainment things for half my life. I started Help Desk in 1996, when I was 25. I stopped doing Help Desk when I turned 45, but I’d started writing web serials at 40, and I’m still doing that. (Even in the two and a half years of struggling through Issue 36, I was still working on web serials. I was just working
So as of today, for half my life I’ve been an Internet Busker.