January 7th, 2012

2011 in review

  • Jan. 7th, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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So, over the past year, I've read 75 books (not counting manga), watched 44 movies and 27 shows/seasons of shows (not counting anime), and played at least bits of 27 games.

For books, I think my favorite nonfiction was The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson (though OMG it was so long), and my favorite fiction was Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic. My favorite documentary was The Interrupters (though There Once Was an Island is a close second), and my favorite movie was Winter's Bone. My favorite TV show... well my favorite in terms of enjoyment was definitely You're Beautiful, but as for what I thought was the best, it's a tie between Joseon X-Files and Luther. My favorite game was Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana. It's harder to do anime/manga, since AFAICT MAL doesn't give you nice yearlong summaries, but my favorite anime was probably Natsume Yuujinchou (all three seasons, I guess, since I mainlined them) and my favorite manga was Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Gin no Saji, (though it would probably be Vinland Saga if we got more than 20 pages every other month).

I wrote 4 fics this year: The Makka (AtLA, Katara and Aang), Penguin Cafe (Mawaru Penguindrum, Shouma and Ringo), Unshackled (ArchAndroid, OFC and Cindi Mayweather), and little we know of it (Revenge, Emily/Nolan). I'd still like to spin the AtLA fic out into a longer series, but I don't know if I'll get around to it or not. And I've been thinking about writing one about the Fairy Tail characters as kids... we'll see.

I wrote a Nanowrimo novel as well: Opener of Ways. It's... well, it's definitely a first draft! I am working on revising it, though.

And that's about it, I guess. I never really have too much to say here, but I do want to try to post more than I have been.