We all hope that 2021 is better than 2020 and I remain optimistic that it will be and have planned on another set of nerdy New Year's Resolutions. Without further ado, here are my resolutions for 2021.
Support my LCS:
While I try to do this on a regular basis, I live pretty far from my local comic book store and often buy my books on ComiXology. I love ComiXology, subscribe to its unlimited service, and highly recommend the platform. Having said that, I know that COVID has been very hard on comic book stores and it is critical that we help support them throughout 2021. My LCS switched to an online pull-list and I my plan for 2021 is to add more books to it and to pick up other items when I pick up my comics. I know that everyone can't do this for various reasons, I encourage those who can to continue to support your LCS.
Read more Manga:
I have dabbled in Manga previously and have enjoyed series like Death Note and Attack on Titan, but there is a wealth of amazing stories sitting on the shelf that I really should be reading. My son recently started reading Fairy Tail and encouraged me to do the same. I am enjoying this series and inspired to research other series that I should read next. As someone who doesn't know a ton about Manga, it is definitely intimidating. In 2021 I will do my best to research and read more Manga.
Work on my Game Pile of Shame:
Sadly this has grown from a boardgame pile of shame to a game pile of shame. I am including video games that I have started, enjoyed, and not finished yet. I'm looking at you Luigi's Mansion! I am happy to report that I have already played most of the board games I got for X-mas and my son and I are really enjoying Marvel: Villainous. If I can organize and put forward a plan I know my family will help me with this endeavor.
I am sure that there are other items I could add to my list, but with everything that is going on in the world I wanted to keep things simple and focus on things that would bring me joy. Here is to wishing you a happy 2021!
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.