Well, this year has been a challenge, especially the last couple of months. You will have noticed, if you are a regular reader of this blog, that I have me absent here for a while. This is for a number of reasons, none of which include Minecraft (which I have not played since the end of October), that I will not go into an great detail here. Everything kinda fell apart during NaNoWriMo because of an assume opportunity that came up at the Digital Drive In (http://digitaldrivein.crossroadpress.com) and my “day job” getting crazy.
There was much good in 2010. I met some great people (many of whom I interviewed) like David N. Wilson, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Steve Savile, Tina Murphy, Mary SanGiovanni, and Kate Jones to name a few. I put out 31 plus shows in October to entertain people around Halloween. Got a couple of articles published at Abattoir Magazine. Read (and listened to) a lot of books many of which I reviewed (or will soon). Watched a few movies. Worked to many hours for “the man”. Joined a writing group. Played some D&D and Gamma World. Lost over 30 pounds and got into a lot better shape. And spend time with my wife. So I can’t complain too much. (I will anyway).
In 2011, you will see a lot more of me at the Digital Drive In (there will be more info on this over at the Digital Drive In shortly I am really excited about what is planned for Digital Drive In for 2011 and beyond), and, if everything goes right, the return of the The Adventures of The Snarky Avenger web comic. I also intend to focus more on writing especially articles, short stories, and The Adventures of The Snarky Avenger.
All that being said, I am going to leave you with my top three to five picks (those that I enjoyed the most) in a few categories for 2010:
- Top Gear (The original not the American abomination)
- Better Off Ted
- Walking Dead
Books (both print and audio):
- Ash Wednesday by Chet Williamson
- Deep Blue by David N. Wilson
- Night of the Crabs
by Guy N Smith
- Nightmare Frontier by Stephen Mark Rainy
- The Invasion (Extended Version)
by William Meikle
Short Stories (both print and audio):
Board/Card/Role Playing Games: (Okay… I didn’t play a lot of Board/Card/Role Playing games this year.)
Best Magazine (Print or Electronic):
I don’t see “Angry Birds” on your video game list…or “Plants vs Zombies”…”Minecraft” is the biggest time-sink for me last year…and I only started playing about October. Thanks for the “Left for Dead 2” game as a gift.