Considering the low chance that anything eventful is likely to occur in the rest of December, I think I'll just do my lil annual roundup right now.2012 in a word
: Meh2013 in slightly more words
: Everyone is having fun except youLast year's goals
-Get some work in. Gonna scrounge that site I mentioned earlier and possibly try and get some general job in to back me up.
SORT OF? I've had a few neat gigs here and there, but it's too few and far inbetween, and I still don't have a clue on how to go about getting work from people who aren't Weebl or Tom. I have signed onto Channel Flip, so we'll see where that takes me.
-Get out there more. Got a Youtube partnership, so I need to get some stuff out there to get my name out there. (Cos let's face it, who remembers asdfmovie4 for the animator?) For face saving's sake, I won't make promises on any specific projects.
I GUESS? Managed to get a few shorts out there, but they've very much been on the short side, with most of the significant work being made for other people.
-Master driving. Should probably try and get round to taking that theory test at some point.
NOT YET. Been doing okay with my driving (got up to parralel parking) and managed to pass my theory. Lessons, however, are on hold until I get more money and/or find a new instructor (previous one had a career change).
-Do something about that wimpy body of mine. At the least, I wanna at least get some muscle on my arms and maybe lose some of the tub.
LOLNO. In fact, I'd probably say it's gotten way feebler and riddled with ughness that I shall cautiously not share with the internets. Not having any money also kinda goes towards lack of gym going.Good Stuff:
-Family doing well. Two new nieces arrived this year, as well as my brother getting married.
-More fun meets. NG London Meet, MCM Expo, Lincoln Gathering, Summer in the City, anything that reminds me I'm not alone in the universe is good.
-Work experience at Dinamo Productions working on The Lingo Show. Getting some experience in a studio was pretty neat and the show was cool to work on two
(Incidentally, any flash animators near the Wales area who fancy some work experience on the next season, get in touch with *nef
-Discovering LoveFilm. Finally a cheaper way to play games that I'll most likely complete/get bored of in 2 days.
-Finally getting the bigass bedroom in the house. (Yes I still live with my parents, shut up.)
-Getting a neat new camera. Now if only I had friends willing to hold it whilst I make a twat of myself. (It would help if I knew how to act/write/direct as well)
-Work starting to come in I think. Provided I don't screw it up somehow, I'm currently making stuff for the new HuHa channel which should be neat.
-The invention of Game Grumps. Lame Stuff:
-Still poor. Still forever alone. All that usual crap.
-Lil cat Jeff got run over and had to be put down. Which is lame. (Insert all the other lame deaths of 2012)
-Not really making much bounds in the way of both my animation and my career. Screw you, irrational phobia of approaching people.
-All the cool people still live far away from me. Bleh.
-All the cool shit that happens that I can't go too cos I already spent all my money going to this other cool shit that took place a week before it. Going to London needs to be cheaper, dammit.
-Alright time to get some work do- *babies come to visit* DAMN YOU OBLIGATORY SOCIALNESS!
-I still don't know crap about business.Stuff of the year:
-Movies: Avengers, Chronicle, Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Pirates!
-Games: Rhythm Heaven Fever, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Colors! 3D
-TV: Australian Masterchef is the only thing I bloody watch. Oh and Gravity Falls, I guess?
-Anime: Black Rock Shooter, Smile PreCure, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Jormungand and pretty much anything swimming in yuri subtext. (Manga bonus: It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular!)Goals for 2013
-Get some more work in. Money first. Then the women.
-Be less of an antisocial awk-wod and collaborate some more. Or just get out more.
-Make something successful (that someone didn't commission you to do) so that you become popular and people will buy your lame shirts
-Try to get out of the country again, potentially to somewhere you've yet to go.
-Try a macaron. Just cos.Quote of the year:
Me when coming across any cat-based scene in a subtexty anime or manga.