I'll rest on no formality here, no false pretenses. I only apologize for my use of strong language in the comic itself. I try to avoid that when I can. But, I don't think there are many people reading this comic that would disagree with the sentiment. The reasons for it are vast and varied. And, losing people we cherished is only a part of it. So, for all of that, it pains me not at all to see 2016 go.
I would like to tell you I have higher hopes for the coming year. But, I am cynical to my core, and telling blatant lies is not something I do frivolously. But I'll mark this day, as one year slips into the next, shaking my fist in a show of solidarity. Clench my teeth and vow to do everything I can to help force it to be so.
All my best in the new year people. If you find no solace out there, no peace, no compassion, know that you will find it here.