With each New Year, and with every December 31 that comes along, I have my annual bafflement that somewhere in the past few years, it was collectively decided that we’re supposed to abbreviate New Year’s Eve and call it NYE.
I must have missed that meeting, but this also gives me an excuse to turn every New Year’s celebration into a Bill Nye Celebration. It’s also acceptable to use it to celebrate Space Jam too, purely because the Bill Nye Theme mashes up so well with the Quad City DJs’ Space Jam.
Then again, literally everything mashes up with Space Jam:
If that isn’t your New Year’s Eve Playlist, you can kindly get out of my face.
Now, this year was notably devoid of one of my blog blitzes I had done the past couple years. Maybe not notably. But it’s been a very busy December (actually a very busy year but I’ll elaborate on that in a bit) and I didn’t have a huge desire to post a bunch of tweets, tracks or memes I enjoyed over the year. I also didn’t have time to illustrate a post apocalyptic Christmas tale like before.
I haven’t drawn in a while! And the reason for that is, I don’t know if my illustrations are bad enough to count as “stylistic suck” like they used to, and they’re certainly not in the “good” category either. Also time. That’s the other reason. I’d like to start illustrating more, and maybe putting those up on my Tumblr? Practice is the only way I’m going to get into the “good” category, if that’s ever going to happen. That’s one thing I’d like to happen in 2014.
Favorite Things of 2013
I’m gonna keep this quick. This is my favorite image of 2013:
This is my favorite non-Space Jam mashup of 2013:
This is my second favorite non-Space Jam mashup of 2013:
This is my favorite response to the most annoying trend ever:
Looking Into 2014
2013 was hard. Not gonna lie, it was one of the hardest ones I’ve personally had. I just kept having to move so many times, pretty much entirely due to having scumbag landlords. And early this year I’m going to have to do it again! This time I really want to make it count. Signing a lease on a studio would be like the best thing ever.
But that’s not even my main goal. The main thing I want to do is at least double my income from this year, from freelancing. Party due to the amount of time I had to spend on finding a place to live, and partly due to it being the first full year of freelancing and there were bound to be some hiccups along the way, but I’m coming into 2014 older, wiser, and having more than twice as many clients as I did this time last year.
My final goal is a creative one. I want to make Life After Fat, the web series I’m directing (with a very well-received pilot episode already) into something amazing. We’ve raised the funds, we’ve gathered a talented cast and crew, and the remaining 5 episodes are written. Production’s going to pick up in February, and I’m really excited, especially for Episode 5. You’ll see why later this year.