Anywho. Happy 2015.
2014 was a wholly painful, stressful, depressing, infuriating year. Personal stuff at home kept me on my toes, particularly with my relationships with my parents changing as I get older and try to figure out what to do with my life. Turning 21 didn't make me feel better about anything or make me feel like a different and better person. While I enjoy sake, I know I'll have days when I seriously, honestly need a drink after putting up with all the world's nonsense. My MegaTen project has worried me some nights to the point I fear I might be going in over my head about trying out research. Then I realize that great men in the past did fantastic things when they were half my age, so I'm probably just angsting and questioning myself too much. I'm happy to report I've never had a panic attack in my life, mainly because I often spend a weekend locked in my room doing nothing to recharge and recuperate.
|Ebola has killed thousands in Africa, but only a handful of |
With all that real world crap along with Gamergate conquering the internet, the gaming industry continuously making stupid choices, popular music feeling stale and irrelevant, PR people continuously bitting the hands of consumers that feed their company, and anime not having interesting things going for it except moe and slice of life crap, I felt down about almost every part of life I pay attention to. Some of these trends started last year or have persisted since 2013... and 2012... 2011... 2005... etc. Praise Jesus.
And the unbelievable amount of hype for FIFA made me realize that some Americans do like [real] football after all. After watching a few games at home, with friends, and out at dinner, I realized something else: I, the sport-phobic Fangirl, like [real] football. Realistically, I can't see myself watching it frequently, but if a game is ever on when I'm out, I'll happily sit down and yell at the screen. It sure as hell beats the sluggish, commercial-filled American football.
So with 2014 done at last, I can try to move on forward... and keep myself healthy and sane.
In the meantime, Mass Effect 3 is still my topmost priority. I snuck a few hours in over Christmas, but I realized I beat the game too often to retread material I know almost by heart. I'll be working on part 2, and I'll likely prepare for another few posts as a final send-off to/overview of the trilogy. Hopefully.
A few other drafts are laying around, so I'll polish them up and hopefully get something out in the meantime. Hopefully I can rewatch Artifact now that I have listened to This Is War endlessly for the past three weeks. Maybe I can make another update on my two-year insanity fanfiction project, because... I think I have to scrap a lot of it. 600+ pages... may need to be reedited... and possibly reduced to the bare bones.
|The pain is real.|
I just want the damn thing done and over with, y'know? Even if it sucks, at least I completed a project for fun...
Let's hope 2015 has it's really great high points to combat the inevitable lows... right?