Goals for 2015

Books to Read

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Chronicles of Narnia books 4 – 7 (The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle)
  • The “Speaker” Trilogy (Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind)
  • Raising Steam
  • The First Formic War Trilogy (Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens)

TV Seasons to Watch

This is the year when I am determined to finally watch (most of) the DVDs and Blu-rays that have sat on my shelf unwatched for years that I didn’t get to last year.  Some, like The Flintstones, I’ve had for about five years.  In the case of DuckTales, I bought volume 2 eight years ago and still haven’t watched it.  It’s even longer for Fraggle Rock (though I think I actually did watch some of it way back when I bought the sets).  Alternatively, The Flintstones still may end up on eBay.

Haven’t seen before:

  • DuckTales (volumes 2 – 3)
  • The Flintstones (seasons 1 – 6)
  • Fraggle Rock (seasons 1 – 4)
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (seasons 1 – 2)
  • The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (season 1)

Have seen before:

  • Alias (seasons 1 – 5)
  • Dexter (season 8)
  • Heroes (season 1)
  • Friends (seasons 1 – 10)
  • Life (seasons 1 – 2)
  • Pinky and the Brain (volumes 1 – 3)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1 – 7)
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars (seasons 1 – 2)

Currently airing/will air this year:

  • The Big Bang Theory (the rest of season 8)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (the rest of season 2)
  • Castle (the rest of season 7)
  • Homeland (season 5)
  • Major Crimes (the rest of season 3, season 4)
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter (season 1)
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (the rest of season 2)
  • The Mentalist (season 7)

Movies to Watch

This year I am shrinking my “BDs/DVDs I [try to] watch at least once a year” list and adding a new one: “BDs/DVDs I [try to] watch at least once every other year.” Most of the movies on the latter list I watched last year, so it’s pretty short for now.

From last year:

  • Big Hero 6
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

From previous years, already seen or not:

  • 007: Casino Royale
  • 007: Quantum of Solace
  • 007: Skyfall
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Home Alone
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Mission: Impossible 3
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Thor: The Dark World

New this year:

  • Ant-Man
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • 007: Spectre
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  • Inside Out
  • Jurassic World
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • Mission: Impossible 5
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

BDs/DVDs I [try to] watch at least once a year:

  • The Avengers
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  • Firefly
  • Serenity
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Superman Returns
  • The Truman Show

BDs/DVDs I [try to] watch at least once every other year:

  • Elf
  • The Fifth Element
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

BDs/DVDs I haven’t watched since 2011 or before:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Batman: Year One
  • Bewitched
  • Big Trouble
  • A Bug’s Life
  • The Cable Guy
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • Despicable Me
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  • Dumbo
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia 2000
  • The Goonies
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • I, Robot
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
  • Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Megamind
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  • Mystery Men
  • The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
  • Ratatouille
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek Forever After
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Superman: Doomsday
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  • Tangled
  • The Transporter
  • Up
  • Wall-E
  • The Waterboy
  • Wayne’s World
  • Wonder Woman

Video Games to Play

Our family has had some great Zelda interest lately.  Mario Kart 8 got downloadable content including Link as a playable character and a Zelda-based track.  Along with Hyrule Warriors, we got Zelda Monopoly and a map of Hyrule puzzle for Christmas.  I also played The Wind Waker last year and Twilight Princess last month.  I have three Zelda shirts that I wear pretty frequently.  Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword, at least, are up for replay this year, along with maybe a few others like A Link to the Past or The Minish Cap if I get a hankering.  I also hope that the Wii U Zelda game will be released this year.

First-time plays:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • The LEGO Movie Video Game


  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


  • More poetism commentaries
  • Maybe a secret-for-now series of blog posts

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