Fucking 12 year olds man.
I was a whiny internet nerd when I was in the 12-16 bracket though I wasn't at all aggressive or hormonal IRL. And for what it's worth, the main thing I was pissed off about when I was 14 is still the main thing I'm pissed off about now.
I was thinking about this today, though -- for whatever reason I've been encountering a lot of tumblr recently and I don't really /get/ teenagers anymore. I turned 20 in 2007 so it's not like I was a teenager all THAT long ago. idk I thin being in a school environment makes you do things that make it harder for people outside of a school environment to relate to you.
Like in particular I notice teenagers are obsessed with categorizing stuff. Into genres or wevz. And I remember doing that myself and I have no idea WHY I did that and it's something I don't give a darmng about now, but I'd liketa hazard a guess that there's something with how pedagogy works that makes you do that. Actually now that I think about it, obsession with classification and modeling a the expense of creating anything that works in the real world was part of the reason I gave up on grad school and linguistics as a whole.
Then again, it's not just teenagers/college students I'm bad at relating to -- one of my coworkers saw I was leaving at the same time as him, so he was waiting up for me, presumably so we could take the elevator down together and maybe talk, but uh, I ended up going out the other way -- which is what I planned on doing anyway but like... idk, I feel bad when I do stuff like this but I don't like getting close to people, and part of this stems from aforementioned thing I've been angsty about since I was 14, and part of this stems from, uh, my experience in general's that friendly people are being friendly because they want to get their hooks in you.
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Okay the Sansa definitely sounds better than my laptop. I think my laptop's not giving enough power to the audio jack
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Also found out I was using Armips incorrectly and now I feel like a total asshat :(