January 3, 2005

It is the Year 2005.

I’ve been waiting 17 years to say that line from the beginning of Transformers The Movie and actually mean it. Happy New Year, everyone!

I rung in the new year at a party with some great friends. We watched some crazy movies. Of course, Transformers had to be one of them seeing as this is the year 2005. We also watched Shaun of the Dead (which was awesome), the original 60’s Batman movie (which was not very awesome, but quite hilarious), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ghost in the Shell 2, and The Princess Bride. Good times all around.

2004 was not personally a great year for me, but I’ll always remember it as a great year to be a fan of the things that I enjoy. Transformers celebrated its 20th anniversary with great new releases that both moved the franchise forward and harkened back to the beginning. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also celebrated its 20th anniversary, and continued its streak of great animated episodes on one of my most favorite TV shows. Godzilla had his 50th anniversary with several DVDs released to North America with subtitles and a new film that I hope to see in the new year. Star Wars finally came out on DVD, with a picture quality that looked like the movies had just been filmed yesterday. Anime and manga are, for better or worse, becoming more mainstream, but the result is more releases that are easier to find, and wider variety of series to choose from. Spider-man 2 proved that comic book movies kick ass and are here to stay. So with all this in mind I have to say that this was a pretty good year.

Now is the time when people look to the future and make resolutions for the upcoming year. Well, it’s no secret that several people have gone out of their way to tell me how much they don’t like me, that they hate my artwork, and that I should take down my webpage. It’s also no secret that the overwhelming majority of these people are complete idiots who can hardly even spell and have no manners. And it’s certainly no secret that I relish every opportunity to tell these people, in no uncertain terms, how stupid they really are. Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but I’m a fighter and I don’t take insults lying down. While this year I have no doubt that this “trend” will continue, I resolve that in 2005 I will work my hardest to prove my detractors wrong. Actions speak louder than words, and while my words will still speak volumes as they always have, I promise that my actions in the coming year will completely shatter any of the insulting nonsense that is thrown at me. So expect great things from me and this site.

Take that to the bank.



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