Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year's Resolutions: Take 2

How were everyone's holidays? I found myself getting a plethora of geeky things for Christmas including Watchmen and V for Vendetta in comic form, Scott Pilgrim in movie form, Skyfall, a Darth Vader alarm clock, and Arkham Origins for ps3. Bonus: The game was even set during Christmas!

I also received The Historian (Review here), The Fountainhead (Highly recommended), and Cloud Atlas (To be reviewed soon), but the thing that I thought you guys might appreciate the most is this poster from our local record shop.

Another year is upon us, and boy did the last one go by quickly. I hope everyone had a great year and I wish you all a better one to come. Last year I made a list of 'resolutions', and this year I'll do the same. I put that in quotes because I'm going to think of them more as loose guidelines so I don't get too stressed out or bummed when they don't all happen.

  • Read. Read and read and read. This is a resolution every year because I'm constantly absorbing books. This year I'm keeping track of the ones I've read and I'm going to try to be more active on my Goodreads. Therefore I'm following in Mary Rose's footsteps and letting you all know that you're welcome to send me a friend request.
  • Improve my Comic collection. I mean, normally I spend most of my money on clothes because I have this bad habit of wanting everything at once. Which leaves little room for other things. Batman, Deadpool, Saga, Scott Pilgrim, X-Men, Avengers...the list is endless. And I'm dying  to get my hands on both the Sandman and the Hellraiser comics. Especially the latter.
  • Learn to play my guitar! I've had it for months and haven't touched it because I've been so busy. Well that's going to change this year. I'm taking lessons very soon. 
  • Finish my Scarecrow cosplay for Vancouver Fan Expo and perfect Cecil. I'm getting somewhere, but I feel really behind.
  • Make a poster wall. I've just painted my room and I plan to litter the back wall with everything from bands to fandoms.
  •  Ski more often. I forgot how much fun skiing is and now that I live close to a resort I plan on taking full advantage of it.
  • Get a solid SAT score and apply to universities. I've got to start narrowing down my options. I know I want to aim big, but my problem is that I want to go everywhere. Whatever I decide, I know that I'm a liberal arts major at heart. Too bad I love both English and History equally, so deciding whether I want to be a librarian, archivist, curator, or even shooting for professor in either subject is a tough choice. And then there's that part of my brain that goes. Hey! Psychology is cool too!
  • Record collection update! Dad bought me a new record player. Which means it's time to buy the Siousxie, Bowie, and Ministry vinyls I've been eying at the local record store...once I have the funds. (Why are records so expensive??)
  •  Wardrobe additions. It's high time I bought a proper corset. I'd also like some more vintage-inspired items and have been leaning towards wanting a more romantic flair lately. 

And that's about it!  A shorter list than last year, but I think that's a good thing. We'll see how I do this time. How about you guys? What are your resolutions/wishes for the new year?


  1. Nice poster! You know, you've picked an excellent time to build a Sandman collection, because Neil Gaiman's producing a prequel series... ^_^;

    1. Really?? That sounds fantastic. There are just so many of them...

  2. xxxx little darkling xxxxJanuary 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    I did all of mine from last year bar Etsy and knitting. (I blame Tumblr and all those shows it got me to watch)


    Write down a good thing everyday and put it in my 'Fantastic things of 2014 box' so I can read them on new Year's eve. (Thanks for that one, Tumblr)

    Learn the guitar! I learned some chords and songs on my guitar, but like you, have been busy.

    Get up to date with Night Vale, I'm on Ep26. (Ep25 was adorable)

    Get more character inspiration into my wardrobe. I feel best when like a character/fandomy for some reason, so.... (plus I'm dying to get Loki's Stuttgart scarf and to have 'casual-Loki' clothes)

    Try and get 200 Tumblr followers (more of a goal than a resolution really, as I hit the 100 mark on New Year's day)

    Watch ALL the Marvel films and read more comics- I've only seen Thor, Avengers Assemble and The Hulk (Eric Bana version)

    Read more! No explanation needed!

    I love your Clash (and other bands!) poster! They started me off with punk aged 7, I love them!

    1. Tumblr is very distracting yes.

      YOU NEED TO CATCH UP ON NIGHT VALE. Ohmygoodness so much has happened...

      I love character inspired outfits. I wish I could do it more often ^^

      I am sadly lacking in Tumblr followers, but that's really because I'm not putting any effort into picking them up XD

      Marvel. Yes. Good. Ironman is highly recommended of course. Thor 2 was lovely despite the lack of a strong plot because Loki was a mischievous little shit and the dialogue kept it afloat.

      I actually got into punk with The Damned so this poster was a wonderful surprise ^^