Friday, 1 January 2016


I feel a real rush of energy coming into the new year. Later this month I'll be moving in with a couple of old friends and, whilst I've enjoyed living on my own the last few years, I must admit I'll be glad of the company. They're very good friends and fellow hobbyists so I look forward to making real progress on some longstanding projects.

So, goals for the year? Goals for the year:

52 Books in 52 Weeks

Between one thing and another I've not had much time to read over the past year. I vaguely remember this sort of challenge being mentioned in a Rooster Teeth Minecraft Let's Play (by Geoff, as I recall). It might be interesting to have a record of what I read over the coming year.


My once-and-future signature Fantasy army: the brave sons and daughters of chivalry. I bought a job lot of models last year when they made a sudden reappearance on the GW webstore. I want to make this a real production number: unique heraldry on every knight; written background for every unit; conversions for some of the new units from Matthias Eliasson “8th edition compatible” homebrewed Army Book. Given that our group has started our own post-End Times continuity it seems only right that I get my own (knightly) house in order.

Model Counter

Sudden need to move rather robbed me of impetus for the 100 Model Challenge so let's start afresh and see how many models I can paint in a calendar year.


Just do it, as they say. More blog posts, write some fan fiction to get back into practice, maybe do NaNoWriMo this year, get back to writing weekly comic reviews. Just write whatever I can, make it a habit. Last year I managed 191 blog posts, let's see if I can top that this year just as a soft target.

Doctor Who Marathon

Third time lucky: watch and review every story from An Unearthly Child to the 1996 TV Movie with a few distractions along the way. Definitely not something I'll finish this year (that would be three stories a week) but if I only do one a week that'll be the black and white era polished off before Christmas. 

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