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Monday, January 01, 2007

New Years Resolutions for PFP

Well! It's the new year! Which means it's time for blog-related resolutions! I didn't do it last year, because, to be honest, I wasn't sure how long I'd keep up with it before I'd run out of crap to say.

Apparently I've got a LOT of crap to say.

So anyway, as it looks like I'm in for the long haul...resolutions ho!


1. Post at least once every day (barring unforeseen circumstances).

I actually managed this last year, so I'm pretty confident I can keep up with it. I'm not promising quality though.

2. Post more critical/analytical essays.

I think I've been slipping lately. I'm hoping that now that work has calmed down again I'll be able to get my ass in gear.

I do have a Kilowog and Guy post floating somewhere in my head that I'd really like to yank out.

3. Learn to tell a joke.

This is an embarrassing thing to admit, but I can NOT be intentionally funny. Seriously. Or rather, sometimes I can, but it's something like shooting darts with my eyes closed. The jokes hit sporadically.

4. Post more creative works.

Excerpts maybe. I don't know. I'm terribly shy when it comes to unfinished stuff. Still, I got to build up courage somewhere, huh?

At least Sims's thirty-second recap contest is good motivation to try! I've already got two panels!

5. Read more older comic series.

I like reading older series when I can track down issues, so this shouldn't be too hard. Just because I'm a relative newbie comic fan doesn't mean I have to blog like one. :-P

6. Read at least one indy comic.

And any sent to me for review probably shouldn't count. This is going to be harder actually. I'm very picky about comics and genres that I like. Still, I probably should branch out from standard superhero fare once in a while.

7. Blog more about manga.

I'm not a huge manga fan NOW, but for a good decade, I was hunting tankoban and those phone book-type catalogues with the best of them. There are a lot of series I still enjoy and could have fun talking about. And ranting is always fun too.

8. Make a complete one-eighty on a character I hate.

Hey, it worked for Nightwing and Jade this past year. I like being able to suddenly appreciate characters I initially couldn't stand. I always feel like I've gained a new perspective.

9. I will finally sit down and watch that damned Nick Fury movie! And blog!

Because it must be done.

10. I will finally FINISH TAGGING MY DAMN POSTS. And reply to all the comments I've been neglecting.

...eventually. :-)


  • At January 01, 2007 9:21 AM, Anonymous david brothers said…

    Don't watch the Nick Fury movie!

    I've found Brian Wood's indie works to be pretty much the bee's knees, though I haven't read all of Local yet. David Lapham's Stray Bullets is another great series, as is David Mack's Kabuki.

    I've been wanting to do more litcrit-style posts myself, but those can be horribly time-consuming, so I understand your lack of them completely.

  • At January 01, 2007 10:11 AM, Blogger Centurion said…

    Good may need it ^_^

  • At January 01, 2007 11:05 AM, Blogger notintheface said…

    Watch the Nick Fury movie. Sure, if you want to watch David Hasselhoff gritting his teeth for two hours, be my guest.

  • At January 01, 2007 12:06 PM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Agreed with your other commenters about the Nick Fury movie. *Shudders* I watched it once while I was deftly ill and I wanted to kill myself by the end because I was too weak to reach the remote control.

    I actually want to strike a balance between creative and critical/analytical posts. I definitely want to try the Chris Sims challenge, though. That sounds like total fun!

    Anyway, happy new year, K!

  • At January 01, 2007 12:53 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Oh watch the Nick Fury movie already, it's so terrible that it's howlingly funny.

    Guy/Kilowog. You know you want to. Frankly I LOVE your essays.

    For an indie, and an OLD one at that, try Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt. It's in graphic novel form, in black and white, and probably darned hard to find, but fabulous. Besides he looks a little like Kyle.

    Happy New Year!

  • At January 01, 2007 12:57 PM, Blogger lostinube said…

    When you say joke do you mean a "Knock Knock..who's there?...Interrupting cow...Interrupti-...moo." kind of joke or a funny stand-up comedian kind of joke? Either way, they both depend on material, timing, your audience and what kind of reaction you want. You'll probably bomb every so often but don't despair and keep going.
    Anyway, how about having your readers choose the character you have to learn to like?
    My resolution is

  • At January 01, 2007 3:42 PM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    1. Watching or not watching the Fury movie depends on your ability to withstand bad Hasselhoff acting. Me I survived his Jeckyll & Hyde and now I have no fear...

    2. For an indy book you could go with PS238. That way you can leave the Marvel/DC mainstream and still read a super-hero book.

    Or pick up the Castle Waiting trade. Or the complete Bone one. Or maybe Box Office Poison...

    3. I forget what this was going to be...


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