Lowering your level of awesomeness so you can be with someone is stupid. If more people tried to cut back on their awesomeness we probably wouldn't have cool things like the UFC, Philly cheesesteaks or Adventure Time with Finn and Jake.
A new story direction? A bit of change to the format? What could this mean? It means I'm trying to 'funk up' the comic for the new year. Hopefully Spartan Buddha makes you go "Hmmm." So what do you think?