Friday, January 2, 2015

Fandom Friday: New Year's Fandom Resolutions!

Happy 2015!!! I'm so excited to start this new year fresh, and while I don't like to set my expectations too high by setting strict resolutions, (or beating myself up for not sticking to them) I do like the idea of seeing them as motivational ideas! The point is to at least try new things, right? And if they end up not working out, oh well. On to the next thing! As always, thanks to the Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick for these fantastic Fandom Friday themes!


1. Read/Discover MORE graphic novels and books

One thing I want to try out this year, in general, is MORE reading! I don't have a specific numerical goal in mind, but I have an ever growing list that I need to get through. Aside from regular books, I really want to continue to search for and try out more comics and graphic novels. I plan to keep up my "what I'm currently reading" monthly blog posts, as well. Maybe even go more in depth with them! Recommendations are always welcome!

2. Watch shows recommended to me

Whenever discussing my geek loves with other fellow geeks, they inevitably always ask "oh! have you seen so-and-so?!" and most of the time I have to answer with "not yet!".  This year I'm going to try to finally read/watch things that are recommended by people whose tastes I trust, haha. For example, the show 'Firefly' has been suggested to me several times by different people, now, and it's been sitting on my Netflix queue for some time. No more stalling! Gotta get watching! ;)

3. Support Favorite Artists

This is something I've always done, but I'd like to be even more active with it. Whether it means contributing to crowdfunding campaigns for new albums by musicians I admire, or buying copies of books by writers I like to support independent entrepreneurs and artists, I'm all for it.

4. Try Out Cosplay

Disclaimer: I've actually never attended a convention... (so shameful! I know!), so I don't necessarily mean the kind of cosplay you'd see at one of those. I mean, I'm *hoping* I'll get to finally attend one later this month.. (and I will blog about it when it happens!), but I've always loved the idea of dressing up as a character you admire. Even without going all out with the crazy prop making and wigs and all that, (that would be great, but it depends on what I'll be doing/where I'd be going), I think that even a casual/everyday cosplay-inspired look can be super fun. So the goal is to reflect my fandoms more in my everyday outfit choices, and incorporate geeky things. We'll see how it goes!

5. make more art inspired by things I love

I love doing anything creative and MAKING things. I know how to sew and embroider, (although I haven't done either in a while), and I'm trying to learn how to crochet so I can jump on the amigurumi bandwagon! Endless great opportunities exist in all of this to really get inspired by the characters/shows/movies/things I love and enjoy my hobbies that much more by making things inspired by them. I have Pinterest boards full of ideas that I'd like to try out, so I want to actually DO these things throughout the year, rather than stare at photos of them. I just have to find the time! (Also, this could especially apply to resolution #4, above, as cosplay seems to involve a lot of diy!)

What goals do you have for 2015?!

Hope it's a great one for you ;)


If you missed any of my previous "Fandom Friday" posts, check them out here:

October 3rd 2014:  Five Fandoms that have made me Who I am Today

 October 17th 2014: Five Characters I'd love to dress as for Halloween 

October 24th 2014:  My Must See List of Halloween Movies

November 7th 2014: Five Songs that Always Make Me Feel Better

November 21st 2014: Five Characters I Would Invite to my Thanksgiving Feast

December 12th 2014: Presents I Want Santa to Bring Me


  1. I hope you find a convention to attend! I love going to them. It's just a blast to hang out with friends and check everything out. I've listed reading more too. If you're looking for some comics here are a few: Black Widow, She-Hulk, Sex Criminals, Hawkeye, Nailbiter, Deadpool Vs Hawkeye, Ms Marvel.

    1. Thank you for the recommendations!! I'll add them to my list!!And yes, I have tickets to my first con later this month. Exciting!

    2. Oooh you'll have so much fun! Which con?

      If you need everyday cosplay ideas, Polyvore is a good resource for ideas and inspiration - Megan at The Nerdy Girlie has some great ideas on her Polyvore account, and there are lots of Disney/Marvel themed accounts. What characters are you thinking of cosplaying as?

  2. Happy New Year!!! So glad you are going to try out Everyday Cosplay! It is so fun! xx

  3. Happy new year! That's awesome that you're trying everyday cosplay. It can be super fun, and there is a TON of great inspiration out there!


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