It’s, once again, the time of year that we all begin to look back at everything that has transpired for the last 364 day and reflect on our victories and our defeats in hope of improving things the next time around. It’s when we resolve to make ourselves better to boost the quality of our lives.
Naturally, I have my own things that I wouldn’t mind seeing in the coming year. So join me as I look forward and present my wishes for 2014.
… that the governments of our nation would just legalize gay marriage and marijuana across the board so that we can focus on other issues that we haven’t made a clear decision on as a majority just yet.
… that Johnny Depp would take a break from film or, failing that, take a role that DOESN’T involve him acting like a lunatic in heavy make-up and/or a goofy looking hat so he can focus on doing something good and I can go back to liking him.
… that Netflix would stream more high brow films in order to edify movie lovers. Plus, I just want to watch Naked Lunch whenever I want.
… that, for just once, YouTube didn’t throw a temper tantrum over copyrights and just let the copyright holders speak to the person or persons running the offending channel if they have a problem.
… that Nintendo would make a data storage alternative to the tiny SD cards they use now; preferably a 1 TB external hard drive like the one I use for my notebook. It would also be nice if it could also store Gamecube game data as well.
… that Leviathan, Squigly’s parasitic dragon from Skullgirls, was real and living inside me so that I could always have intellectual debate when I wanted it and someone to help hold my projects steady when I’m playing in the workshop.
… to luck into a big voice acting deal once I get some free time to work on my demo.
… for all of my friends who are still in college to graduate with higher honors than me.
… for all of my friends who have already graduated from college to have better luck getting a lucrative job in their field than me.
… for my parents to find an end to their financial and work place stress – especially if it means screwing over the people that have been screwing them over harder and faster than they did.
… to find a good large scale printer for an affordable price so I can do freelance posters and graphics on the side.
… that absinthe was better for you and more affordable.
… for the continued strength of character to not go on a gaming shopping spree during the big Steam sales.
… to find more people who enjoy b-grade movies just to laugh and riff on them.
… for everyone in my family to play Cards Against Humanity and laugh without worrying about offending anyone. In fact, let’s extend that to the whole world.
… that I could find a way to shut my brain off and go to sleep at a reasonable hour so I’m not hyper-actively up until 2 AM either writing or playing Team Fortress 2.
… for an endless supply of mint tea to calm my jangled nerves.
… for a quality espresso machine so I can make Dirty Chai.
… that there was an Online Independent Emmy Award because traditional television is fading away and those people on Blip.tv and YouTube deserve to be recognized better.
… for inspiration to come to me easier and sooner so I never have to rush a new blog post out the night before ever again.
… for a terrible fate to befall Justin Bieber. Nothing lethal mind you, just humiliating and hilarious. For example, a lug nut from the wheel of a speeding semi suddenly flying off and lodging itself up his nose.
… that Dr. Steel would make a comeback and show Dr. Horrible how a REAL musical mad scientist rolls.
But, most of all, I wish…
… that all of you would share this with your friends and tell me what your wishes for the new year are. Also, I wish that your wishes come true… unless you wish for something stupid like the end of the world or something.
- Skullgirls Will Return in January, Re-Dubbed Skullgirls Encore (news.softpedia.com)
- Johnny Depp Spent Nearly $50K On Amber Heard’s Christmas Gift (postzambia.com)