Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pleasantly Surprised by Your Failure to Disappoint Me

I'm not sure what happened during that magical transformation into the New Year, but suddenly, every geeky thing I do is enjoyable. By the end of 2010, I had become jaded about all of my favorite specific fandoms (Mega Man, Star Trek, etc.) and disappointed by my broader fandoms (video games and movies, especially). We're barely two weeks into 2011 and there hasn't been a single geek-related thing for me to complain about. And I'm very good at complaining.

As I discussed yesterday, I saw TRON: Legacy--a sequel to a movie that's been acceptably sequel-less for almost three decades--and enjoyed it as much as the original. Two of the three new computer games I've played so far this year are enjoying the prestige of a five-star rating on my Backloggery, an honor enjoyed by less than two dozen of the 500 games on my list. There's honestly not much more to report just yet, but that's an amazingly good start to the year.

Really, that's all I'm here to say. 2011 is off to a good start because I'm genuinely enjoying my fandoms, sans complaints, for the first time in I can't remember how long. Isn't that the way it should be?

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