It's been a good fifteen months since I started writing, and when I came to my end of the year segments last year, I didn't really have much of anything worth saying. I'd say the work I'm most proud of this year is everything I've done since August. I think I really hit my stride around that period, and the feedback has been both positive and negative. On November 16th, I woke up to a rather unfriendly post from an anonymous reader, and I haven't responded to it until now because I was worried that I'd say something crass or dumb in the emotional rush I was in. So what I have to say in response, if I have anything to say, is "Thank you. I was worried that I was losing touch with my core audience, and you gave me proof that I wasn't."
I've never expected this blog to be for the typical and cliched masses of the world, which should've been made pretty clear by my negative responses to films like Avatar, Despicable Me, and The Twilight Saga. I disagree with several opinions at times, and I'm very passionate about my own opinions. To find some random person who uses cruel and unseemly language to criticize my work doesn't surprise me. There are people who are ready to hear from my point of view, and those are the people I'm most thankful for this year. If I have a New Year's resolution of my own, it's to have my audience be even more outspoken about what they think. I want to know what you think, and I enjoy responding to your thoughts. The commentators I thank the most this year are Stuart Ross, Ana, Theo, Jose Salvador, CloudPuncher, David, and all the other anonymous readers of the site.