2016 in Review- Thank Crom It’s Over!

Well, another year has come and gone and boy wasn’t it a shit show?  Bowie, Abe Vigoda, Prince, Chyna, Carrie Fisher and others left us this year.  ISIS was sent running but Syria got much worse for anyone who wanted change.  The UK Brexited the EU, Ultra-right wing groups are on the rise and the US elected Donald Trump as their president.  The good news is we haven’t managed to kill us all off yet, but nothing seems to stop the quickening descend into oblivion we are on.

But this blog has never been about such serious things.  Why start now?  And it can’t all be doom and gloom, at least not for me.  While the passing of my cat Meeloo back in February was a sad occasion, it wasn’t as frustrating as when my hot water tank burst and flooded my basement.  Then there was a situation with paperwork that threatened to prevent my career progression.  The stress of that would have caused me to pull out my hair, had I not lost it all years ago. More water trouble and unexpected bills kept me on my toes for the rest of the year.  Now that I look back, it still looks gloomy..

But I got through it.  I have my health (relatively), the love of my wife and a dog that keeps me on my toes.  I did get the promotion at work and am really enjoying my new position.  I am by nature a “glass half-empty” type of person, as I do not hope that things get better, only that they don’t get worse.

Then, there is this blog.  I sure did not meet my goal of 30 new post this year.  I only posted 21 times, which is still my third best yearly total.  I posted at least once every month except January.  Again, I would like to post more.  Maybe a goal of 25 post this year is possible.

What is there to post about in the next 12 months?  I got the next Legion of Collectors and Smuggler’s Bounty box coming up in the next month.  Unfortunately I am probably dropping one for a while, probably the Star Wars one, unless the hints for the next box wows me.  I got a new PS Vita game coming, Fate/Extella: the Umbral Star.  That could be both a game review and unboxing as I got the collector’s edition.  Too bad Sony has given up on the Vita in the West and the games will dry out.  There is still PS4 games to review though and a backlog of PS Vita games I could delve into.  Then there are movies that I want to see:  Underworld 5, Aliens Covenant, Guardian of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman, Avengers: Infinite Wars and Justice League all come out this year   Of course, the is Star Wars VII, coming in December 2017.  I also never got around to review Rogue One.  I may wait for the Blu-Ray release for that.

So, there is a lot more content that I could get to next year.  I hope I continue to entertain and maybe inform with this blog, though it might just be me.  So, brace yourself and gird your loins as we face whatever 2017 have in store for us.  We can make it if we stick together.

-James a.k.a. Xcalibar

Author: xcalibar25

One man on a never-ending quest against mediocrity.

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