It's another new year and my resolve to get out content is stronger then ever. Clearly the one comic page a month thing is no longer something I have to adhere to as I managed to get two pages out in November. Not only that but I have a ton of drawn pictures that I have yet to color on the back-burner that I need to churn out. I'm going to lose sleep over this and I can't allow that to happen. Fuck my job and fuck college. This is where my love is at the moment and I want to do more of it. So I will. 2015 we're going to make some progress.
Why? Well, simple. 2014 was such an incredibly bad year that it's inspired me to be better at what I need to do for the simple sake of making sure I never see any semblance of what happened in that year transpire again. The top trending list in 2014 has Robin Williams, Ebola, and disappearing planes as what's been the most referred to. Tons of stories about cops abusing power and things within the entertainment business abusing the audience's intelligence.
Naruto ended and it's ending was shitty. It ended before Bleach which is incredibly strange since Bleach announced it was in its final arc long before Naruto did and it's still going. Sonic Boom finally hit and despite how fun the reveal day was and how good the show is... Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal left a truck sized hole in the ground that the series had managed to make back with the last four or five games in the series; both main series titles and spin-off wise of course. It especially sucks since Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal weren't made by Sonic Team. Sanzaru Games made the 3DS game while Big Red Button made the Wii U one. And holy hell what a disaster. After Rise of Lyric came out and the overwhelmingly negative reaction towards it hit loads of information about the mass exodus at Big Red Button and how horrible the development the seven people who had to work on it was for them. I bet they worked their asses off to get the game done and it sucks that it had to turn out that way.
It was so bad that Stephen Frost, the game's producer, normally so ready to talk with people about the game that he even spoke with ME on the Sega Forums about it suddenly disappeared off the face of the internet after the game was released. Well, okay, that's no true. He's still active on Twitter and Facebook I hear but I also hear that he never talks about the game and only ever posts things about other games. Not once does he ever mention Sonic Boom: The Game. It's the equivalent to Michael Bay suddenly feeling ashamed for Transformers 4 and never bringing it up or talking about it ever again.
I liked a lot of the movies that came out this year. The Lego Movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Muppets: Most Wanted, How to Train Your Dragon 2. They were great. Big Hero 6 was good as well, although I do have a few second thoughts about it concerning the third act that brings the movie down in my opinion. Still, it was a pretty decent movie year.
I didn't see the Penguins movie because... I just didn't want to.
No one seems to be in disagreement with how horrible this year was though. Angry Joe, Linkara, Jim Sterling, pretty much everyone I watch and listen to have started their end of the year comments out by saying "WOW! What a shitty year!"
Let us hope this year is better then the last. Happy 2015.