My favourite films of the year (although right now I can't really remember what I've actually seen & am resisting the temptation to declare 'Gamer' my film of the year for the Michael C Hall dance sequence alone, yeah I know it's not the greatest film but it was fun & despite my initial reservations it knew exactly what it was & didn't try to be anything else) are 'Up' & 'Moon' the former having me sobbing in the cinema within the first, unexpectedly sad but lovely, 10 minutes and the latter having me sobbing whilst walking home. I don't judge my favourite films on whether or not they make me cry but these two were so gorgeous that not crying is probably a sign that you're an evil robot or something and not a cool one like the Terminator, a shit one from Transformers 2 which I haven't seen because it's shit.
I don't think I have any books of the year, in fact I have no idea if I've even read books that came out this year as I tend to just read whatever takes my fancy and always have far too many books to read that I've picked up along the way (for instance I've only just started reading a book I was given last xmas)but Perdido Street Station has been my favourite book this year. I loved the characters, the creature & the story but most of all I adored New Crobuzon, I've heard the city described as the actual main character of the book and can happily agree with that sentiment.
Here are some webcomics that I've particularly enjoyed;
Girls With Slingshots Two girls, a bar and a talking cactus.....I started this one a few years ago, then fell out of the loop but started again and still love it. Start from the beginning (it will be a quest!) or just jump in the archives and pick a story arch.
The Abominable Charles Christopher Start from the beginning and fall in love with it, absolutely gorgeous.
Chester 5000 A tale of erotic, robotic romance....definitely NSFW, absolutely gorgeous artwork & a sweet story considering how much sex there is.
DAR A super girly top secret diary - this one will have ended by the new year but I recommend starting at the beginning, definitely worth it.
Nedroid will never not make me happy, jump in anywhere & go for the cute cheer up factor.
Stuff I will do in the future is......oooh, I'm going to be all assertive and stop pretending to myself that I have absolutely no idea what I want to do in the future, so here goes; I want a new job, my job was a spectacular disappointment, it's just crappy accounts work which I'm used to but, whilst I wasn't sure about leaving my actually quite nice temp job, the job sounded a whole lot better on paper when in actual fact it's just data entry with the added 'bonus' of dealing with angry people, it's like a massive leap back to my first office job with a mix of the worst parts of the jobs I've had in the intervening years and a big ole 'going no where' slap in the face and to be honest I really hate it and know I could be doing something but need to pick myself up by the pants and give myself a shake, I'd say metaphorically but it was always fun when I smaller so maybe it could still be fun if not really doing anything to help me make decisions.
I need a holiday, I really do, I haven't had one for so long I think I might freak out slightly and worry I'm doing it all wrong and aren't enjoying it as much as I should be and all the usual angst but I really, really need a holiday. Hopefully there will be good food & cute things wherever we decide to go.
The usual eat better, go to the gym, take up a sport, read more, do a course selection of resolution type things except they're not completely crap ones that I know I'll give up within a few weeks as I already go to the gym (not been for a few weeks but I've been crappy & ill) so that's not hard, I wanted to take up some sort of sport as the gym is pretty boring at time although I'm definitely going to pay more attention to podcasts as gym buddies. Reading, I like so is easy & a course kinda ties in with doing something/figuring out what the fuck I'm going to do with my life so I haven't set myself anything particularly taxing other than deciding that I definitely do need to make some changes as I'm not staying in my job for the next year.
I also want a cat, I love cats, I'm a pet person and have always had dogs & cats but The Tom has never really had pets so seems to have 'The Fear' regarding owning a cat (I said you don't 'own' a cat but that didn't allay his fears :-( so we're going to have to meet some kittehs, introduce him to them slowly, see how that goes & then maybe a kitteh we shall have!