Sunday, January 01, 2012

Lists: 2012


  1. 2012 is an even number and therefore has potential.
  2. Every year I make the same New Year's to-do list. 
  3. I get about half of my list done.
  4. This year I want to 1) Go to Origins and 2) Produce content in addition to consuming it.
  5. HUH?
  6. That means, instead of wasting away in Margaritaville...or in front of the television, I will write HackMaster adventures, create roughly drawn web comics, and write more fiction--even if it is just more fan fiction. ;) In 2011, on my fifth try, I wrote a NaNoWriMo novel that had an ending instead of just a stopping point. That was cool. I will figure out how to afford Photoshop. I already stole Face's Photoshop textbook. That's what I mean by producing--I'm going to make things myself and share them.
  7. As for consuming, I will consume on my terms. I've already traded the Top 40 station in my car for music of my choice. I've traded mindless network TV for Netflix and iTunes. I have to make an effort to find the music, movies and TV that I want to see, forcing me to make better choices. 
  8. Finally, 3) I will not be afraid of the Dalek on my desk.
  9. It's just a wind-up Dalek. It can't exterminate me.
  10. I don't think so, anyway.
  11. Better put a box over it just in case...
  12. I'll cut air holes in the box.
  13. I think "Tangled" is the cutest Princess movie ever.